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Villa Paraiso Resort Camiguin: The Experience

As the trip’s organizer, I should make sure that my companies get the utmost comfort at a cheaper price. Months before our actual trip to Camiguin, I had been researching for hotels or resorts in the island which features, rates, and services meet the group’s requirements – until I stumble to the website of Villa Paraiso Resort. I wasn’t impressed at first because of the dull design of their online page and they’re not even responsive to emails (you really have to call them for advance booking).

I was interested on their dormitory type accommodation, wherein, for PhP3,000, it can already house 12 individuals (we are 13 so we only need to add PhP200 for the extra bed). Unfortunately, the room is not available on our preferred dates. They offered us to take the duplex room. I was told that the capacity can be maximized to 13 persons and we can also cook for PhP4,500 per night. So, I took the offer and deposited the initial payment the next day. (You have to deposit 50% to confirm your booking.)

Facade of Villa Paraiso

Villa Paraiso Resort’s Swimming Pool

When we reached the resort last July 5, 2013, I was disappointed when my contact told me that we need to add PhP200 per head for the five extra beds since the duplex room rate was for eight individuals only. But they gave us 20% discount for the room rate so we end up paying only PhP4600 (PhP3,600 + 5*200) per night from the original PhP 5,500 (PhP4,500 + 5*200). We stayed their for 2 nights and 3 days.

Inside Villa Paraiso Resort

Sam’s Resto and Sports Bar (Villa Paraiso Cafe)

The room was still spacious for the thirteen of us. The master’s bedroom house the five ladies of the group while the guys were comfortably settled in wooden sofa beds and pull out beds in the living room. The elegant wooden dining set, the wide living room with 32″ flat screen TV, and the cozy kitchen with complete set of utensils, china wares, gas stove, microwave oven, electric kettle, and personal refrigerator made us really feel at home.

Posing while taking a bite of Camiguin’s Pastel at the balcony of our duplex accommodation.

The rate also includes 8 continental breakfast. We weren’t informed regarding this during our check-in and only learned about it on our third day. Since the free breakfast are for 8 individuals only, we asked if they could include the other five since we hadn’t able to claim the freebie the day before which they allowed.

They also offered van transfer from Benoni port to the resort or vise versa for PhP700 (one way) but we did not took it. We rented a multi-cab instead and paid only PhP400 for the one way transfer.
 

  • annir

    hi ask ko lang if my contact number ba kau dun sa multi cab? and dun sa dorm room pwede pa ung 15px? or maxado nang masikip if ever na mas madami sa 13? thanks! were planing to stay here kasi.

    • http://www.freedomwall.net/about/ iAn

      Hi Annir,

      So bad, I wasn’t able to take the contact number or our multicab driver. We only met him at Benoni port in Camiguin and negotiated the fare on-site. Don’t worry, they offer the same price which I guess is regulated by the local authorities. The cab’s capacity is up to 11 (1 at the front seat) so you probably gonna take two cabs. You can also check this http://camiguintourismassociation.com/farerates.htm, too.

      The one-bedroom duplex accommodation (shown in the last photo above) is good for 8 persons. We were thirteen so they provided extra beds for PhP200/head and it was still spacious. You can call Ate Marga thru +63 917 308 9296 to check if they will allow 15 persons in their duplex accomodation.

      Hope this will help you. Thanks!

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