Guimaras is an island 20 minutes boat ride from Iloilo City. It is known for its mangoes, which are said to be the sweetest in the world. We stayed in Cabaling beach resort for a night. This will suit you if you want peace and quiet, as it is a bit secluded. A few meters away you can already see beautiful corals, especially from the bridge. No need to snorkle.
How to get there >> Take a boat from Iloilo City to Jordan wharf for 20 minutes. Rent a multicab for Php 600 from Jordan wharf (It can accommodate up to 10 passengers). The drive would be for around 35 minutes to one hour mostly on rough road. The resort offers free boat pick up from the drop off point. This boat ride will take around 5 to 10 minutes, or you can also walk for 15 minutes. >> The resort offers boat transfer directly from Iloilo City for Php 2000 one way. The boat can accommodate up to 40 persons. The resort was constructed in 2007 but operation started in 2008. All their facilities are well kept. They have seven airconditioned, huge, clean and beautifully designed rooms each for Php3000 a night for two persons but each room can accommodate up to six persons. You would need to add Php 150 for every additional person. They have one fan room for Php 2000 that can accomodate up to six persons.
>> They offer island hopping for Php1500 for 3hours. This rate is more expensive than the rate in other resorts (500 for the first hour and 150 for succeeding hours).
>> The resort also has a swimming pool, from kiddie to 6ft deep.
>> They also serve nice food in their resto with reasonable price.
>> Billiard for Php 50 per hour
Not so good things >> No wifi and no cable television. Not necessarily a problem esp if you want a break from city life.
You may contact the owner / manager, her name is Bing, at 63-9494909206. She’s kind and accommodating. She didn’t charge us corkage fee. She also let five of us stay in the room without extra charge.
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