Cacao Mountain Resort


My friend and I were bored doing nothing and decided to go to Cacao Mountain Resort located in Maasin City. From Brgy. Tunga-Tunga, a motorcycle took us to Brgy. Tagnipa and paid 6 pesos each. We had to walk a kilometer for the motorcycle can't drive us thru to the resort because of the unpaved road.

The entrance of the resort is 20 pesos and if you're going to swim in the pool, you have to pay an additional amount of 50 pesos. We were the only guests in the resort. The best part of the resort is the little falls. It looks nice to me. We didn't bother to stay a night there for it has no room for guests.

The pool and toilet was dirty. I didn't like it.

Heading back to the city is pretty simple. We had to walk for a kilometer again and waited for a motorcycle to pick us up.

I don't know if I will be able to visit the resort again. We'll see!

see photos here:
https://picasaweb.google.com/emilyngve/CacaoMountain

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Amparaiso


After spending 2 days and 1 night in Kuting Reef, we decided to see Amparaiso located in Macrohon, Southern Leyte. We took a small cab from Padre Burgos to Macrohon and paid 12 pesos each. The resort was appealing and guess what? We were the only guests in the resort. It was kind of deserted. I can't believe how the resort would survive without any guest. They have this new building without any guest.

We chose to stay 1 night in the resort and paid 1,200 pesos in a native, small room with a complementary breakfast for 2. The room was clean and the toilet smells good. I was kind of liking the environment for it was oh so silent and calm.

I like the ambiance of the resort but then we decided to leave the resort for at the end of the day, we find the it very boring. Who knows in time, it will become popular like Kuting Reef.

see photos here:
https://picasaweb.google.com/emilyngve/Amparaiso

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Kuting Reef


Way back in my summer holiday last year (April-May 2010), my sister and I decided to visit and explore Kuting Reef. I didn't expect much about the resort for I think it was just a simple/plain resort.

Before going to Kuting Reef, you have to call first the resort for reservation. Kuting reef is pretty popular for local and foreign people. It would be a waste of time and money if you go there and see the sign saying "FULLY BOOKED".

From Maasin City to Padre Burgos, a small cab took us to the place (Kuting Reef) for 30 minutes and we paid 30 pesos/person. The road was in good condition, thus I didn't feel dizzy at all (good for me).

Finally, we were near the gate. I was pretty surprised when a worker talked to me in "TAGALOG LANGUAGE" when in fact he was purely a Visayan guy. Then I realized, it is in the policy that workers in the resort must use Tagalog language for local people and English language for foreign people.

So when we went to the desk, a lady asked me if I made a reservation or not and I said "Yep, I did". It was kind of disappointing when our room wasn't ready yet for accommodation. They told us to wait in the BOARDWALK and yes, we did. We have waited for 1.5 hours. I can't believe how slow the service was. It really pissed me off.

When we entered in our room, it was fascinating. From the outside, it looks native. But then when we were able to see the beauty inside the room, it was extraordinary. The room was oh so clean, the toilet smells good and the bed was well-heeled. There was also a small terrace which you can relax, grab some coffee/soda and enjoy watching the picturesque of the landscape of the resort. The pool and the beach is overlooking. There was serenity, indeed.

The resort was pretty expensive. We paid 2,600 pesos, deluxe room good for 4 people with a complementary breakfast for 2 and 4 hours free use of Kayak. The food was good and worth it but the services is quite sluggish probably because of the new employees.

The employees are very polite and I liked it. I would love to visit the resort again. Hopefully I get a discount... he-he-he :)

for photos, see link here:
https://picasaweb.google.com/emilyngve/KutingReef

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