Monday, April 30, 2012

Discovering Camotes (Part 4): Mangodlong Rock Resort

After settling down our stuff inside our room in Santiago Bay Gardens and Resort, we hopped on the habal-habal motorcycle we hired for an afternoon tour around San Francisco in the Island of Camotes, Cebu. James, our friendly driver slash photographer, took us to our first stop: the white sand beach of Magodlong Rock Resort nestled in Barangay Heminsulan. 

Mangodlong Rock is the sister resort of Santiago Bay Gardens (meaning they have the same owner). The two resorts are located opposite each other, with the former facing west to the side of mainland Cebu while the latter is located in the east and facing the Camotes Sea. 

Mangodlong is only a few kilometers away from Santiago Bay and upon arriving, this huge fish greeted us at the entrance.

James then told the receptionist that we are booked in Santiago Bay so we don't have to pay the entrance fee. Unmindful of the blistering heat of the early afternoon sun, my wife and I wasted no time in taking several photos inside the resort.   

Mangodlong Rock Resort's white sand beach front

Mangodlong Rock Resort has a total area of 2 hectares, shaded by coconut trees and fronted by a white sand beach with tropical huts spread all over it. Huts are also built over a coral islet and I guess this is where the resort got it's name Mangodlong Rock. Other amenities include an irregular-shaped swimming pool, water sports and diving facilities, a restaurant and rooms for overnight accommodations. 

Mangodlong Rock Resort is one of the most popular beach resorts and accommodations in Camotes Islands. It is not crowded, the white sands are soft and the blue waters are clean and clear. Though we weren't able to stay overnight or sample their restaurant's menu, my initial impression is that the resort offers modern comforts in a laid-back atmosphere. 

Resort Info:

Mangodlong Rock Resort
Address: Mangodlong, San Francisco, Poro, Cebu
Phone: (+6332) 420-3385
Fax: (+6332) 345-8599

Cebu Office:
Philippine Booking Office
A.C Cortes, Cambaro, Mandaue City, Cebu
Tel. No.: (63-32) 420 - 3385
Telefax.: (63-32) 345 - 8599

Room Rates

Casitas Rooms
Rate per room per night: P1,000
Typical Occupancy: 2 pax
Maximum Occupancy: 4 pax

Coco Groove Room
Rate per room per night: P1,700
Typical Occupancy: 2 pax
Maximum Occupancy: 4 pax

Beach Front RoomRate per room per night: P2,200
Typical Occupancy: 2 pax
Maximum Occupancy: 4 pax

Getting There:
Mangodlong Rock Resort is only a few kilometers away from Consuelo Port. There are plenty of habal-habal motorycles at the port which can take you to the resort for a fare of 50 pesos.

This is the fourth part of my series on Camotes Islands, where my wife Malou and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary. Click the following links to view my previous posts:

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  1. Replies
    1. kulang ang isa ka adlaw isuroy dri bon tungod sa kadaghan nindot na spots. : )

  2. great info! seems like a nice resort to stay in...

    1. the resort looks nice at hindi crowded ang beach when we were there.

  3. nindot lgi ni dri! >.< sayang we cant squeeze this in in our cebu trip :(

    1. nindot jud sa camotes. nice ang mga beach ug dili pa kaayo commercialized. : )

  4. hi earl i really like the place, it looks perfect, hindi crowded. Try ko visit dito this summer kasi plan ko na pumunnta ko sa cebu this april ehehhe malayo layo pa, But im very excited. Thanks earl for posting and the info.

  5. can we go without any reservations?

  6. Hi earl! Do you know whether there are other restaurants we can dine in aside from the resort's?

    1. Try Pito's Sutukil. It is located along Santiago Beach.

  7. The links and resources posted by you in the blog are very useful about the resort for me! I was looking for this exact and particular..

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  8. Kulang ang isang linggo nmin nung umuwi kmi jan sa Camotes Island..dati po talagang literal na puti ang buhangin, ngaun pinalitan na nila kyamedyo brown yan.. kmag-anak nmin may-ari ng mangodlong at bano beach, hehe.. Sobrang ganda po jan.. Marami din pong cave jan.. 20-50 pesos ang bayad.. sana makauwi ulit aq.. miss q na ang Camotes...


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