Not all resorts need to be fancy to give the guests the best stay. Take for example, Kawayan Marine Resort; an unpretentious oceanside resort dominated with various structures made out of bamboo – or in vernacular, kawayan.
What it lacks in grandiosity and extravagance, it makes up for with its native and extremely rustic vibe. The stunning views of the ocean and relaxing atmosphere created by the bamboo structures and lush greens make it the best tropical destination for both short weekend breaks and long vacations.
One of the highlights of the resort are the abundance of various fauna inhabiting the deep waters near the resort. They allow scuba diving and freediving as long as guests bring their own diving equipment. They used to have a diving shop but unfortunately they transferred their shop to the Mactan branch but this doesn’t make the experience in their underwater sanctuary less exciting as long as you have the equipment. Casual swimmers may still enjoy these sites by snorkeling or they can also avail of the banana boat for dolphin watching.
Most of the activities of the resort are composed of water activities such as kayaking, canoeing, and those that were previously mentioned. As guests dive into the deep blue, they should expect a blue sea glowing with the vibrant colors emanating from the corals and lively schools of fishes.
What’s more exciting is the possibility of encountering the different species of the giant clams of Malabuyoc – an experience that sets it apart from its Mactan counterpart. Other than that, they also have tour packages to explore the different attractions nearby.
Accommodations in the resort are not too fancy but also not too shabby. As expected, the rooms are made of bamboo and are perched on stilts over shallow waters. Only one air conditioned room is available but the refreshing breeze from the sea is enough to cool the night. The resort also offers cooking services for a small fee but guests may bring their own food if they wish.
Guests should take advantage of enjoying meals by the beach while they can. Nothing can be more relaxing than sipping coffee and enjoying the sea breeze while having the flavors of your food elevated by the picturesque views of the ocean.
Considered as a home away from home, Kawayan Marine Resort eases the minds and bodies of its guests with their simple and comfortable atmosphere. Staying away from the hustle and bustle of the city and being in the presence of the sea and nature is the therapy that everybody needs.
RATES & OTHER INFORMATION
- Canoe: P100 per 2 hours
- Kayak: P200 per hour
- Mask/ Snorkel: P100 per day
- Life Vest: P25 per day
- Malabuyoc Tour: P500 per person
- Fan Rooms: ₱1,000 per night, good for 3 persons
- Air Conditioned Room: ₱1,500 per night, good for 3 persons
- Additional Persons: P100 per extra person
- Corkage fee: None
- Contact numbers: 0915-113-1057
- Email address: [email protected]
- Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/KawayanMarineMalabuyoc/
HOW TO GET THERE?
Exact location: Sto. Niño, Malabuyoc, Southern Cebu – 3 to 4 hours from Cebu City
BY BUS: Find your way to the Cebu South Bus Terminal (as of writing, stationed in Lantaw SRP). Ride a bus that’s bound for Bato-Barili and alight at Kawayan Marine Resort. Just ask the driver to drop you off at the resort.
BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Kawayan Marine Resort” in Malabuyoc. Parking space is available upon arrival.