RESORTS IN SAMAR: Caluwayan Palm Island Beach Resort, One of Samar's Best Vacation Spots

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)

Peak Season
(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

Off-Peak Season
(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

Visit www.caluwayanresort.com 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.

Address: Brgy. Caluwayan, Marabut, Samar
Telephone Number: (6355) 276-5206
Website: www.caluwayanresort.com

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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  1. Wow, ang ganda naman diyan. At parang ang sarap nang food. :)

    1. saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarap ng pusit... miss ko ung food sa Philippines..

  2. @Glen - yup, maganda po dyan... very nice ang pool... ok naman ang food, fresh yung seafood... definitely a must visit! Salamat po... :)

  3. Kelan balik mo sa Northern Samar? Nabasa ko yong post mo about sa Allen, sana next na balik mo maenjoy mo na yong pagbisita.. :)

  4. Ganda..looks you indulged much. Kaso bkit may additional 100 if you wallow at the inviting pool. hmp..

  5. @Den - hmmm... soon po... pag nakabili na ulit ng promo tickets! hehehe!

  6. @Mitch - 20 pesos lang po ang binayad ko na entrance, so sa beach lang yun... if mag swimming pool ka 100 pesos naman... di na masama kc sobrang ganda naman po ng pool nila... looks like imposible po na 20 pesos lang ang bayad for a pool like this... hehehe! thanks Mitch! ^_^

  7. In fairness, medyo pricey yung room rates pero I find the place impressive. Parang ang sarap mag-relax. :)

    Anyway, the last photo reminds me of Boracay - you know the rock and stuffs minus the powdery, white sands.

  8. ganda nga ng resort. relaxing. ill take note of this.

  9. @Hoobert - yeah, medyo pricey cya pero oks lang, maganda naman talaga yung place...

    @Simurgh - Thanks Francis! Highly recommended!

    @Dong ho - Visit it pag nagpunta ka ng Samar... Thanks Dom!

  10. hi,

    malinis po ba ang tubig ng beach nila?
    ganda ng place :)

    1. yup..ok naman when I went there... thanks po... :)

  11. pwede po ba mgbaon ng food?

    1. i'm not sure... di ko kasi natanong eh... i think hindi pwede, since may restaurant sila... heheh! :)

  12. Hi! Is there any souvenir shop inside the resort

  13. Medyo mahal ang price ng food nila sana payagan nila na mag bring ng pagkain doon kasi para dnaman magastos ang stay doon pati room rate sobrang taas...


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