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Camotes Flying Fish Resort

Resort
Brgy. Cagcagan, Camotes Islands, Poro Island, Cebu, Camotes Islands, Philippines
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Based on 19 traveler reviews
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Nearby attractions
Maktang Beach
(1.05 km)
Esperanza Marine Sanctuary
(1.19 km)
Puertobello Port
(9.04 km)
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1 Traveloka customers have stayed in this hotel and given reviews:

9.1
It was a quiet place to relax and enjoyed swimming.
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AdventureHunter
Scammed by Flying Fish Resort
Scam Warning. We bought a Seaview Cottage room for $52 for a weekend trip, arrived after a long journey, and they put us in a tiny moldy room (with lots of insects crawling around!) in the back of the property - without saying anything about how we had paid for a better room. I then asked (had to ask repeatedly to get an admission that we didn't get the room we paid for) about the "Seaview" cottage, and they finally told us they sold it to someone else. It looks like a large group came in and they "bumped" us. We then had to wait for a very long while for the manager to wake up, and he couldn't care less that we traveled the long journey or that we made a prepaid reservation. No apology at all. Then he gave us a refund, but used the bad hotel exchange rate (we paid online in USD) - so we lost money on the reservation itself. And of course, we had to pay for transportation to their remote location twice (there's not even a sign outside their resort, so we missed it the first time) and wasted hours overall dealing with them. And he didn't offer any help in finding another hotel. His attitude was of absolute indifference. It took us the rest of the day to find another hotel. Thanks, Flying Fish, for ruining our weekend vacation. They cheated us out of a prepaid reservation. They're just greedy people who don't care anything about customers or honesty. Oh, and they do false advertising - they don't have WiFi. Stay away from this scam.
Couples - May 28, 2017
Scot_Aussie31
Faded resort
This is a faded motel resort in an isolated seaside location in Visaya. The motel was probably ok once, but it has faded very badly. There are no local amenities so you are stuck in the motel itself. There is no bar, no beach, no swimming pool, with only some dangerous swimming possible off the volcanic shore. There is no wifi so therefore no internet. The phone and TV connections are weak with only 3 fuzzy channels and frequent black-outs. The rooms were very basic and uncomfortable, with no safety box for valuables, no security keyhole in the doors, no clothes cabinet. The lack of internet means that you do not actually make a booking or payment with the motel, you make a booking with an agency in Cebu who telephone the motel at some point, if you are lucky. Anybody thinking of staying there needs to bring some books and beers for sure.
Couples - Mar 29, 2017
Lyza25
Excellent Snorkel, Accommodating Staff
I was pleasantly surprised to have a very good stay, despite the few negative reviews. The staff were very accommodating and quick to act on my requests. I asked them once to replace the bamboo chairs, when the guests in the next cottage took it (went for a swim and when I returned, the chairs and table were now in the adjacent cottage, and occupied by the loud neighbors). Very friendly and helpful management -- could give you a good background and feel of the area. Excellent place to swim and snorkel, right off the cliff. You can also feed the fish in the morning. It's off the beaten track, so expect slight, or even no wifi reception. It's an island, so I expected water shortage, as they put a sign to conserve water. But luckily, didn't have issues with water during my stay. It's not near the town center, so bring your own provisions -- there's no corkage fee. The restaurant also has a few amenities handy if you forget the little things. It's family friendly, so it was lively when I was around, and then got really quiet when they all left. Gardens are well maintained, and has lots of sampaguitas. Bring anti-mosquito lotion, as lots of trees and foliage nearby, and therefore, those pesky little insects especially in rainy season. And bring cash, in pesos. Unlike the US, cash is preferred in Philippine cities, especially in the islands. Even big cities have limited ATM machines, and even when it does, it can run out of cash.
Solo travel - Jan 1, 2017
Anna W
Welcoming hotel
Flying fish resort on poro island is a really nice and clean hotel. The rooms in the front row are big and beautiful. Directly in front, you find cliffs and a house riff were you can do snorkeling (we had our own equipment, don't know if they rent) There is no WiFi and no mobile service but I found this really relaxing and decelerating. You can find a rest here if you looking for otherwise you should go to Santiago bay which of course is also really nice but different. The food was really delicious and they always prepare it for you from 6am to 9pm. They also do laundry. I would recommend this place and always come back.
Couples - Dec 1, 2016
MichaltheGirl
PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE BOOKING
SHORT VERSION: -seriously off the beaten track -NO INTERNET, NO CELL RECEPTION, NO WIFI -They don't accept credit card -toilet leaking sewage onto bathroom floor -broken tv -aircon cottages were sweltering hot, even with the aircon blasting for hours. -daily power outages, no generator (they provided lanterns) -water shortage (if you like to shower after swimming in saltwater or flush toilets or wash hands after using the CR, don't come here). -no room service--get ready to sleep on sandy beds and run out of toilet paper. -beautiful location. LONG VERSION: This place has a great rating on both TripAdvisor and Agoda.com. DON'T BELIEVE IT. This place must have changed ownership or management or both. I have stayed at many hotels and resorts in the Philippines, all in this same price range. This is the only one I have had to give a negative review. The frustrating thing is that the facilities are really nice and the location is stunning. It has the potential to be a fantastic resort, but the manager/owner clearly just doesn't give a plug nickel. The rest of the staff was friendly and helpful, it was just so clear that the deficiency here was management. Here's a summary of the good and bad: CONS: -This place is so far off the beaten track, be aware that once you're there, you can't just leave and eat a meal somewhere else or find different accommodations. -NO WIFI, no cell service (we use SMART and GLOBE). Once you're here, you're stuck. It's like the Hotel California. -Our toilet leaked continually onto the floor of our bathroom, and I don't mean from the tank. Yeah, this was actually sewage water. My kids kept stepping in it and tracking it into our bedroom. -Our TV didn't work. -There were 3 power outages in the 3 days we were there. I realize the infrastructure on Camotes may not be up to par, but seriously, this place apparently doesn't even have a generator. -They ran out of water. There was still a drinking water dispenser in the kitchen, but we couldn't take showers or wash hands or flush toilets for a while. -They did not provide water bottles in the room. For a resort in an area with water that isn't potable, it's pretty standard to provide water bottles in the rooms. -The air conditioners can't handle the heat load in the seaview cottages. With the aircon running constantly (except for the 2-hour power outage of course) it took almost 24 hours to bring the temperature of the room lower than the outside temperature. Seriously, these tile rooms function like ovens. The least they could do is turn the aircon on 12 hours before the guests arrive so the rooms aren't so hot. -No room service. I came back at the end of day 2 to discover our room hadn't been cleaned. These cottages are surrounded by sand, and we have 4 kids. They don't even provide a broom and dust pan (something which other hotel rooms in similar settings often come equipped with). In the meantime, we of course ran out of toilet paper, since it didn't get replenished. That was a FIRST for us. Never have we had to go request toilet paper form a hotel before. On day 3, before we left for the day, I requested they clean our room. They said yes, but asked that we leave our room key outside our room so they could get in. Seriously? The management doesn't give the cleaners a room key to clean? So I have to leave my room key out there for anyone to use? Unbelievable. -No brewed coffee. It's on the menu, but don't believe it. NO BREWED COFFEE. We're Americans, and seriously, we were dying from coffee withdrawal. They serve instant coffee with breakfast. -CLINCHER: They don't accept credit card. Again, I can understand this if it were some cheap, backwater motel or sutukil, but this place is billed as a RESORT and solicits non-filipino guests. We were 5 adults and 4 kids and we stayed 3 nights and ate almost all our meals here. We went to check out and they tell us we have to pay the full bill in cash. We're talking a bill of 500 USD. Well goodness, of course we brought a lot of Php cash, but we didn't bring THAT much. Again, something they should warn guests about ahead of time. The owner cut our bill down, then followed us all the way to the ferry terminal so we could hit up an ATM and pay the rest of our bill. Unbelievable. -They ran out of several foods on the menu (no springrolls! so sad.). PRO'S: -They have a 2-person kayak on the beach that they let guests use. It's really really fun. -It's a beautiful location. -The facilities are really beautiful, just need some attention from management (trimming trees, turning down the radio blaring from the kitchen/dining room, repairs and maintenance of grounds). -The quality of the cottages, beds and bedding is really good. Cottages would be great if the aircon worked better and if the toilet wasn't leaking. -They provide free pick-up from the ferry terminal. HOWEVER, it is a jeepney. So if you're kanos not used to riding in the back of a jeepney for an hour over very rough roads (unpaved in a lot of places), you should make other arrangements. My dad is 6'3" so he had to hunch over just to fit inside the jeepney. When we went over bumps, his head hit the ceiling of the jeepney. :-/
Family - May 4, 2016
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Description

  • Things to Do
    • Beach sun loungers
    • Beach cabanas
    • Garden
    • Private beach
    • Picnic area
  • Public Facilities
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
  • Food and Drinks
    • Breakfast with surcharge
  • Hotel Services
    • Front desk
  • Business Facilities
    • Meeting facilities
  • General
    • Terrace
  • Connectivity
    • Free WiFi

      Location
      Camotes Flying Fish Resort is located in area / city Poro.

      There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby, such as Maktang Beach within 1.05 km, and Esperanza Marine Sanctuary within 1.19 km.

      About Camotes Flying Fish Resort

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