Awesome place, awesome people!
Book early to enjoy a cheaper rate! Stayed here for 7 nights and I totally enjoyed my stay. Located at Station 3 on Angol Road, this place is quiet and peaceful, away from all the "noise" in Station 2. One thing to note is that there's a number of roosters in the area. Just a 2 mins walk to either the main road or the beach. Loved the beach at Station 3 as it is less crowded. The road at night is quite dark as the lights are quite spaced out. But it is very safe to be out at night, even alone.
Upon arrival, I was greeted by RN, Shayne and Cazzandra. They assisted to set-up the safety deposit box, provided some basic information and recommended restaurants nearby. Settled the full payment for the room in cash upon check you. You are also required to pay a refundable deposit of 2000 pesos, which I believe is expected of most of the accommodations on the island. The room comes with a very comfortable bed, a kitchenette which is very well equipped, a dining table, flat-screen TV, sofa and attached bathroom. A place to call home to! The room is very new and clean. The beds are made and the rooms are cleaned daily. The linens were changed every 4 days. Joel was also very helpful with all the arrangements and provided all the information I needed. Beach towels were also available upon request with a fee of 80 pesos for laundry.
During my stay (4th-11th July), weather was kinda bad for the first 5 days as Typhoon Florita was in the Philippines Region and worsened the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat). On 6th July, the whole island was out of electricity for about 4.5 hours due to the thunderstorm, you can't blame anyone for that. They provided me with candles in the room. But luckily, electricity was back up at around 10pm at night.
Experienced great hospitality with the people while staying here! New friends made! Being a tourist, you are bound to get charged chartered rates (60-100 pesos) while taking a trike. However, I've surprisingly learnt from Joel that the locals only pay 10 pesos for a ride along the main road. And eventually, I learnt how to ride like them too!
I'm definitely gonna come back here again!
Tip for travellers: Remember to keep money aside for the airport tax (PHP 500) on your return flight.
Solo travel - Jul 11, 2014