Small, quite and relaxing place!
I did an extensive research on TA to choose a hotel in Anda. All the resorts on the coast-strip before Anda town have their own small stretch of beach. When reading all the reviews I noticed that more than every second of the reviews of the top rated places where „one-time-reviews“ and surprise, surprise where all 5 stars. I`m using TA since years and i got extremely angry when reviews an obviously written by the owner to push his place.
Therefore we choose East Coast White Beach Resort, because the reviews sounds genuine, the price was good and the pictures looked nice. It was a good decision! The place is Filipino owned and managed and not the typical Filipina- foreign guy type of resort. This means the place is overstaffed and everything isn`t as effective as when a resident white guy owner is behind his staff all the time, but this are the Philippines and a little bit of ineffectiveness is part of its charms. Another aspect of this is that far more people have job.
The resort has only 9 rooms, which a spread on a large compound, there a two infinity pools, a third one will be finished in a couple of months. So the place gets never cramped, we got the impression that we were the only guest, even the place was fully occupied when we stayed, because we had never to share the pools with someone else and where the only ones on the beach. The same was true for the restaurant, where we were alone most of the time, maximum one other table was occupied.
The grounds of the resort a well-kept, the rooms where cleaned and serviced daily, you get free bottles of water and coffee making facilities replaced daily. In the restaurant your free water class can’t get empty, because the refill unasked every couple of minutes. The staff is very friendly, no complains!
The pools a nice and good sized, the beach is small but very important in Anda, swimmable by every tide!!
We had a pleasant, very quiet and peaceful stay, we felt very private and exclusive all the time and no doubt we will stay here again when coming back to Anda!
Couples - Jun 9, 2017