Go. To. Mangodlong. Paradise. Beach. Resort.
That’s all I’m going to say and dammit, you’ll believe it!
I am currently typing this blog entry with a sun kissed tan and the sound of the waves still resonating in my head. I’d like to call this a beach hang over… one that I would like to share with all of you!
Over the memorial weekend (memorial of the deceased and memorial of the saints), Paolo and I took a trip up north to Camotes Island in memory of (haha, jk) our annivesary.
It literally took me months to plan the entire trip and I wanted to make sure that everything was perfect and according to plan because quite frankly, Paolo deserved it.
After much research, I finally settled on staying at Mangodlong Paradise Beach Resort and I was pleasantly surprised. Actually, my socks were blown away.
Initially, we booked their standard room that cost P2,500.00/ night. All I did was reach their office through their landline, make a reservation and drop by to make my payment at their office located in Subangdaku (Kimwa compound). Their staff was also kind enough to teach me how and where to go to book our tickets after realizing that I have never planned an out of town trip ever in my life! (via Jomalia shipping lines. Economy: P180.00/ Air con: P200.00) *noob*
When we got to the resort, we opted to get an upgrade and transfer to the Cabana so we could have a little patio to stay and drink coffee at and a place to hang dry our clothes.
Here are some of the photos of our room:
We decided to join them together which their staff happily helped us do.
His and Hers.
Flat screen tv and fridge for Paolo.
Lots of storage space and a vanity mirror for me.
Plus, complimentary water and coffee.
They’re never greedy when it comes to fresh towels but I’m not so sure about their heating system and if they actually have one or not.
Nevertheless, I got to shower in warm water at least once.
The little patio where we would have our morning coffee
It was actually my third trip to Camotes and Paolo’s first. What I loved the most about Camotes was their vast shoreline especially during the low tide and the impossible to miss sand patterns that I’ve never really seen anywhere else.
Unfortunately, Paolo and I weren’t able to see it this time. Our theory is that Mangodlong was built on a rock which explains why the water gets really deep really fast and the fact that the sand patterns can’t be seen on that side of the island. That, and the neighboring resorts were also… rocks.
Sand patterns or no sand patterns, that definitely did not stop us from being sun children and making the most out of the sun and sand. The water was so clear and so peaceful that even if we were the stingy to rent out snorkels, we were still able to get a glimpse of the underwater activity by just standing right above it.
When we weren’t at the beach, we were frolicking away in their huge infinity pool. They even had a bar where you could order drinks from and well, you know I just had to get my drink on! 😉
What I really liked about their pool was that it wasn’t very deep which made it completely safe for kids to spend the whole day at and… of course, it’s plus points for us short people. lol
open area fronting the pool and beach
Me pretending to do a yoga pose.
(behind me is a dock where we saw a lot of tourists jumping off it)
The absolute best part about our stay in Mangodlong Paradise Beach Resort was that I was able to plan a surprise anniversary dinner for Paolo and I.
I didn’t really think it would be possible since it’s in a different island but Mangodlong Paradise made it happen and for a lack of a more splendid word… it was perfect!
The set up.
A candle lit dinner by the beach with background music and flowers.
Our set up
Cheer for 2 years!
Our main course: Fillet Mignon
Appetizer: Spicy Chicken Wings
Soup: Onion Soup
Dessert: Cookie Ala Mode
My final surprise: candles and flowers on the floor of our room and a very special video presentation *gushing*
I also thought it would be a good idea to include Mangodlong Beach Paradise’s menu in this blog entry since it was one of my concerns prior to the trip. Since I knew would end up mostly dinning in the resort, I was a bit concerned with our budget. Luckily, we made everything work out! And because I love you all so much, here is their menu (because I couldn’t find it anywhere else):
Did I just type the entire menu or Microsoft Paint? I believe I just did. LOL #goodblogger
I was really glad that I chose to spend our anniversary weekend in the wonderful island of Camotes. But above all, I was really glad that we spent it at Mangodlong Paradise Beach Resort.
I’ll admit, it’s not exactly a “back packers” fun bag but for people who just want to kick back, relax and splurge a little… I honestly doubt that you can go wrong here.
Thanks again, Mangodlong Paradise Beach Resort! <3
Contact them here:
Cebu office: 238 0500
Camotes (direct line): +639399216835