Friday, July 3, 2015

Accommodations in Basdaku, Moalboal


Moalboal is a municipality about 90 kilometers southwest of Cebu City. From South Bus Terminal in Cebu City, Moalboal is a 3–hour bus ride away.

The beaches—Panagsama Beach or Basdiot, and White Beach or Basdaku—are about 5 kilometers from the highway and can be reached by tricycle (Php20 per person) or habalhabal (motorcycle).

Bas means sand, diot means small, daku means big.

Though there is little to no sand in Basdiot, there are many resorts and dive shops in this area. Most visitors to Basdiot are divers.

The white sandy shore is in Basdaku (entrance fee of Php5 per person is collected by the local government). There are open cottages for day trippers, areas for camping, and a dozen accommodation options for those who want to stay for a night or two:

Nanay Terry Beach Resort
0910 361 8540 Terry / 0923 921 9703 Malyn / 0906 317 1553 Aiai
Php 2000 / fan room for 6 pax
Php 2000 / AC room for 4 pax

HK Beach Resort
(032) 511 2499 / 0925 486 0108
Php 2000 / AC room for 2 pax
Php 3500 / AC room for 4 pax

Sandy Land
0933 267 3734
Php 1500 / fan room for 2 pax
Php 2000 / fan room for 4 pax

Cottages of Sandy Land

Sally's Cottages
0909 809 9767
Php 1200 to 1500 / AC room for 2 pax
Php 1000 / fan room for 2 pax

Sally's cottages

Magic's Place
0923 921 2420
Php 2500 / AC room with 3 beds (6 pax, maximum of 8 pax)
Php 2000 / AC room with 2 beds (4 pax, maximum of 6 pax)

Magic's Place

Ravenala Resort
(032) 358 5400 / 0917 324 8680
Php 3500 / AC room for 2 pax, with breakfast
Php 4500 / AC room for 4 pax, with breakfast

Ruth's Place
Book thru airbnb
House can accommodate up to 20 persons

Ester Escabas Cottages
0925 505 4695
Php 1700 / AC room for 2 pax
Php 2500 / AC room for 4 pax
Php 3500 / AC room for 6 pax
Php 300 extra head

Barefoot White Beach
0928 493 9798 / 0922 848 7497 / 0933 632 0648
Php 2500 / Php 2800 / Php 3900 AC room for 2 pax (maximum of 4 pax)
Php 9500 / villa for 6 pax (maximum of 10 pax)

Delgado's Beach House
0918 908 7362
Php 1500 / fan room for 4 pax
Php 2500 / AC room for 4 pax
Php 3000 / AC for 6 pax
Php 3500 / AC for 8 pax

Club Serena Resort
0928 507 2026 / 0920 927 2939 / 0939 345 4127 / 0908 894 5847
Rooms start at Php 3000

Bigsand Resort and Campgrounds
(032) 417 3604 / 0933 492 7595 / 0933 301 4931
Php 2000 / AC room for 2 pax
Php 2800 / AC room for 4 pax
Php 3500 / house that can sleep 6 comfortably, but can accommodate up to 12 pax
Php 200 / Php 300 / Php 500 tent rental

At the northern end of Basdaku

Basdaku can get pretty crowded especially during summer. If you are allergic to crowds, pick accommodations on the north end of Basdaku—from Ravenala to Bigsand. Another option, though not directly on White Beach but at the very end where there is no more sand, is Hale Manna [(032) 316 2603, rooms start at Php3800], a relaxing resort with spacious gardens.

54 comments:

  1. More options, more fun in Moalboal =)

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  2. Was looking for a place to crash in Moalboal. This post was just a day late. 😁

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  3. Hi.. Regarding Delgado's Beach House. I'm kind of hesitant to pay them for the amount of 4k good for one day stay of a family, but it's too expensive man as a reservation. In bigsands, we were only able to pay 1k as reservation for their big room and we stayed there for 4D3N last year.

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  4. Hello Mustached friend! Permission to use this blog link for my blog post, thank you! :D

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  5. Hi, are these room rates and mobile phone #'s updated?

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    1. Hi. Information was as of June 2015.

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  6. I like your blog as it is detailed and not common compared to other blogs. Yours is so informative that you put rates and contact numbers. There are a lot of activities to do in Moalboal and there are really a lot of resorts to choose from. For tourists, visiting this place is breathtaking and good to relax at. To add more adventure, you can rent a motorbike or scooter at book2wheel.com . This is way better than riding on a bus or taxi.

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    1. Thank you Larry. book2wheel sounds interesting!

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    2. yes it is. the website connect the people. sine a lot of motorbike owner does not have their website. it is perfect plat forum for people who wish to share their motorbike

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  7. Hi, is it possible to pay only for the entrance fee since we're bringing our own tents? And is it ok to have bonfire in the area?

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    1. Hi Jaharah. Yes, just pay the entrance fee, but it might also depend where you camp (not sure if some areas charge for camp space). As for bonfire, I have not tried it nor asked around about it nor have I seen people make a bonfire at Basdaku.

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    2. Thank you mustachio for you info. 😊

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  8. Hi, Im planning to go to basdaku this weekend but I will not stay overnight, where can you recommend me to stay ? thanks..

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    1. Hi Bryan! If you're just going for a day trip, you don't need to go to any of the resorts...they all share the same beach :) But if you're looking for a resort, Hale Manna (though not on Basdaku but on the end of Basdaku where they have sand only on low tide) has a day use rate which includes the use of their pool, kayak, snorkel and mask, etc.

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    1. Hi Gel. Please contact the Campground. I have posted the contact number(s) above.

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  10. Hi. Yung ibang resort nag paparent din ng tent except, bigsand & campground?

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    1. Hi. Sorry, I don't know. Kindly call the resort(s) to inquire. Numbers are posted above.

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  11. Hi I just want to ask where did you stay in Basdaku? Saan banda yung Magic's Place? Does it have a nice beachfront?
    Nabasa ko sa iba blogs na pangit daw ang beach sa Ester's, mabato. I think sa dulo na ba sya kaya ganun? Can you recommend us where is the best place to stay. Thank you :)

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    1. Hi. Thanks for visiting my blog. I usually stay at the far end of White Beach, from Ravenala to Bigsand, because it is less crowded...and I just walk the stretch and find a nice spot for a swim. While you're in Moalboal, I recommend you go boating. Check out this link for the wonders that await you in Moalboal's waters: http://mustachioventures.blogspot.com/2015/07/marine-life-moalboal-snorkeling-boating.html

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  12. Hi i wanna ask if its possible for day use in ravenala?

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    1. Hi. Please call the resort to inquire. Contact number(s) have been posted above.

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  13. Hi! Can you recommend me a name of the beach na pwede magdala ng tent and foods? And may bayad ba if we'll bring our tents?

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    1. Hi! Thanks for visiting the blog. A lot of people camp near HK Resort/Sandy Land/Magic's Place. Not sure how much they charge for space. But if you want to stay inside a resort, then Bigsand Resort and Campgrounds definitely would allow that. Not sure with other resorts, better call them and inquire. Contact numbers are listed above.

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    1. Hi Francis. Perme man ko makakita daghan magtent ra, so I guess okay ra. Just keep watch over your valuables :D

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  15. Hi. Nag plano mi mo adto basdaku this weekend. Overnight ra. D mi sure kung mag da ba mi food. Naa ba mapalitan ddto? And naa kaha maabangan og tent ddto?

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    1. Hi Snapshots. Naa ra mga carenderia luyo sa Sandy Land. Naa pud mga barbecuehan sa beachfront. Re tent, sure ko naa sa Bigsand Campgrounds, pero suwayi lang sad ask sa Sandy Land, Sally's Cottages, ug Magic's Place kay perme ko makakita ug mga ga tent diha...

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    2. Thanks sa info. One last question. What time manira mga caribderia ora mga food vendor? Kay basin maabot mi didto mga 10 to 11pm na

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    3. Wala ko kabalo unsa orasa sila manira pero most likely closed na gyud na, or kung abli pa man, drinks nalang siguro ang baligya kay nahurot na ang sud-an :D Pwede mo mangaon sa Basdiot, naay daghan restaurant/bar didto.

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  16. Hello there, duon lang sa northern part ang may mga puno mostly ng camping ground na nakikita ko ay open area walang shade.. puwede ba duon mag pitch ng tent sa mga resorts sa northern area? salamat kaayo sa pagsagot.

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    1. Hi Daniel. I think some resorts would allow, but to be sure, please contact them at the numbers posted above.

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  17. Naa ba tay maabangan nga tent duol sa area? Thanks

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    1. Hi Ped. Ro, sorry for the late reply. Please try and inquire from the first five accommodations on the list kay diha ko perme makakita na naay gatent. Thanks.

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  18. Where can I rent some tents? Furthermore, what's a nice camping site?

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    1. Hi Mhenard. Please call and inquire from the first five accommodations listed above, that's where I usually see people camp. If you want to be away from the crowd and in a gated area, try Bigsand Resort and Campgrounds, the last one on the list above.

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  19. Hi sir, kanang ang mga rooms ky duol ra sa beach? First time ko mo adto, salamat kaau kita ko sa imkng blog

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    1. Hi Kniel. Puro ni by the beach, ga laray ni sila along White Beach.. Salamat.

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  20. Hi sir ang Bigsand naa jud sya sa white sand? or close area ra ni?

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    1. Yes, kani tanan naa sa White Beach...except, as mentioned in the post, Hale Manna.

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  21. Hi sir, ask lang ko.. This will help. Is there a common cr para sa mag tent lang?thank you

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    1. Hi Cherry. I don't know, but I am almost positive the first five accommodations (that's the area where I see a lot of people camping) in my above list will have a toilet that campers can use for a fee.

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  22. Hi sir good pm. Ask lng ko if naa clay open cottage for day use lang? Thanks.

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    1. Hi. There are open cottages for day use from the first five I have listed above.

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  23. Hi, kung magdala rami tent naay charge ang space? Thanks!

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    1. Please call the resort where you plan to camp out. Numbers are listed above.

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  24. Hello! Okay ra ba didto ang walk in? Kana dli na mag pay ug any cottage?
    Thanks

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  25. hi Sir.. pwede ask unsa ma recommend nimo na resort? overnight stay mi with baby..

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    1. I have only stayed in Delgado's and Hale Manna so I can't really recommend the others. But between the two, I would recommend Hale Manna.

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  26. hi if we have our own tent is there anything to pay when we stay?

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    1. Hi. I am not sure. Most people set up camp near the first five accommodations I have listed above. I'm guessing they'll charge a small fee for space. And if you want to use the bathroom, there'll be a fee too. Please call the above numbers to inquire.

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