A day at an island to soothe one’s tired body, sole, and soul. That’s something many of us long for nowadays.
Olango Island located in Lapu Lapu City is a not-so far option yet still promises world-class beach and island experience, a trademark of Cebu province. Located in this island is a resort that is sure to capture your heart and attention – Sagastrand Beach Resort
Sagastrand Beach Resort is located in the Bas Daku, Olango Island, Lapu-Lapu City. The resort’s theme fuses elegant European themes with local Filipino culture. The resort exudes elegance, giving your island getaway a grand touch. They have several garden view rooms and a seaview suite. But for larger groups or families, they have 2 houses with 3-4 bedrooms that can surely accommodate large groups.
Garden area with two swimming pools
Aside from their high-end accommodations, they have a garden area with two large saltwater swimming pools as the center of attraction. Surrounding the pool is a well-maintained flower garden that gives the resort a more vibrant hue. The sunset view by the pool is enchanting. Aside from the pool, you also have the option to go swimming in their 75-meter white sand beach for some seawater action.
Sagastrand is also popular for its restaurant. Located beside the resort’s pool, the Sagastrand restaurant offers both Filipino and international dishes that are sure to make you crave for a second serving. You can also eat at their beach hut during lunch to enjoy the quiet surroundings.
The resort also has a lot of activities to offer to their guests. They can help arrange a diving trip for you to a nearby fish sanctuary or a shipwreck. They can also arrange for snorkelling adventure or a motorbike tour around the island. They have a private boat (named “Lena”) that can be used for island hopping or you can choose to walk towards the nearby Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary.
To top all these, there are other amenities in the resort that will surely keep their guests entertained:
- Badminton court
- Volleyball court
- Short-ranged golf course
- Children’s playground
With Sagastrand Beach Resort, you don’t have to travel far from the city to experience a serene and worthwhile island getaway.
RATES & OTHER INFORMATION:
- Entrance fee: P100 for guests without room reservations (inclusive of swimming pool use)
Garden View Room: P3,250 (2 persons)
Economy Room: P2,250 (2 persons)
Seaview Suite: P10,300 (7 persons)
House 1: P9,800 (7 persons)
House 2: P8,800 (7 persons)
- Other optional fees:
- Swimming pool fee for restaurant guests: P50
- Billiards: P100 per hour
- Badminton: P100 per hour
- Bicycle rental: P100 per hour
- Mobile number: 0929-883-7704
- Landline number: (032) 513-1861
- E-mail address: [email protected]
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sagastrand/
- Website: http://www.sagastrand.com
HOW TO GET THERE?
Exact location: Bas Daku, San Vicente, Olango Island, Lapu Lapu City — approx. 1.5 hours away from Cebu City.
BY JEEPNEY: Head on to Parkmall’s PUV terminal. Ride a jeep bound for Punta Egano. Instruct the driver to drop you off at Movenpick Hotel. Alongside the hotel is the Hilton Port (Movenpick Port). From there, reserve a trip for Santa Rosa Port (fare of around P15). Travel time to Santa Rosa is around 20-30 minutes. Upon arrival at the said port, you can hire a motorbike to get you to Sagastrand Beach Resort (fare is around P50).
BY GRAB CAR OR TAXI: From Cebu City, you can conveniently hail a taxi or grab car to Movenpick Port. Fare will be around P150-P200.