I have passed Boljoon many times but never knew this place existed. There are no billboards advertising the hotel. No directional signs on the highway. Granada Beach Boutique Hotel, Boljoon's little secret. Not anymore.
Brgy. Granada, Boljoon, Cebu
0939 476 7762
With only eight bedrooms (rooms are good for four persons; Php3000/room), Granada Beach Boutique Hotel is ideal for an intimate family/friends get together or a team outing. But you can't barge into the hotel without warning. Besides, you wouldn't know how to find it. Do make a reservation and you will be shown the way.
Food and drinks? Granada Beach has a restaurant and they also have a bar by the pool. But you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks.
Activities? If the beach doesn't appeal to you (shore isn't sandy), you can jump in the pool. If you fancy a massage, you can request for a therapist (Php300 for a one hour massage). If you just want to relax, you can climb up the Baluarte, a 15th century Spanish watch tower located within the hotel compound, or just hang out in the breezy little deck near the pool and nurse a drink while looking out to sea. All these we did for a weekend of relaxation, just two and a half hours from home.
The breezy little deck (Photo by C. Alvarez)