Another must-visit resort in Marabut Samar is the Caluwayan Palm Island Beach Resort. Considered as one of the best vacation spots in Samar, it also offers breathtaking view of several towering rock formations and islets. Just like the Marabut Extreme Experience, it also lies on a cove facing San Pedro Bay along the shoreline of Brgy. Caluwayan.
After having a grand time at Marabut Extreme, I took an ordinary bus bound for Tacloban City and get off at Caluwayan Resort. I paid the entrance fee of 20 pesos and quickly ordered lunch. I had a set meal of grilled pusit (squid). Sarap!
Despite the number of guests during that time, the service is quick and the staff are very accommodating.
The beach front is a little narrow and compared to Marabut Extreme, the sea is a bit rough in this part of the bay during my visit.
Since I've already enjoyed swimming in the beach a while ago. I went to their elegantly designed infinity pool to take a relaxing dip. Note: A fee of 100 pesos shall be collected is you want to use the swimming pool.
If you want to stay overnight, the resort has two open cottages and four beach villas. As of October 2011, they are currently constructing more facilities, a function hall with apartments for seminars & conferences, and water bungalows to meet the increasing demands of guests.
ROOMS AND RATES (as published)
(January 13-March 14, June 1-September 30, November 10-December 14)
Open Cottage - Php 1,600
Beach Villa - Php 5,200
Beach Villa Suite - Php 5,900
(December 15-January 12, March 15-May 31, October 1-November 9)
Open Cottage - Php 1,300
Beach Villa - Php 4,200 with breakfast for 2 pax
Beach Villa Suite - Php 4,800 with breakfast for 2 pax
Click here for more details.
Aside from the infinity pool, other resort amenities include Bistro Bar, Bistro Bar Lounge, Grill House, Beach Cottage, Boat Rental and a Shower House.
The resort is indeed stylish. From the infinity pool to the elegantly crafted nipa huts used for dining and overnight stay, to the well-kept shower rooms. Impressive! But don't expect beach party scene here as the resort is very hushed, just perfect for relaxation.
CALUWAYAN PALM ISLAND BEACH RESORT
Address: Brgy. Caluwayan, Marabut, Samar
Telephone Number: (6355) 276-5206
HOW TO GET THERE
From Tacloban City, you can take a van/bus bound for Marabut, travel time is about an hour. Just tell the driver to drop you at the gate of the resort as it is just along the hi-way.
This is part of my trip to Samar and Eastern Samar that happened last October 14-16, 2011. Samar and Eastern Samar are the 41st and 42nd provinces on my list and it also marks my completion of setting foot on all the provinces in Eastern Visayas (Region 8). Join me as I discover some of the beautiful sights of Samar and Eastern Samar as well as the people I've met as I continue my journey through the provinces of the Philippines!
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