Cebu Philippines Hippocampus Beach Resort Malapascua Island Resort Accommodation

Written on September 28, 2009 – 5:13 am | by Etravel |

Hippocampus Beach Resort is situated right at the heart of Malapascua Beach and offers it guests a very relaxed family atmosphere. The resort also plays an active role in environment protection and conservation. The resort have well-equipped and armed patrol boats that monitors the area for illegal fishing. They also hold  information dissemination seminars to the local folks on  how to take care of the marine environment.

The accommodations of Hippocampus Beach Resort are integrated into a lush tropical garden. The rooms to choose form are the standard room, superior room and the deluxe beachfront room. All rooms have European-inspired bath and a large verandah with view of the lush garden and part of the sea. The furnishing is of colonial style including the chairs, tables, shelves and the bed. All the rooms’ rates include two full breakfasts. A small marine environment fee is also added to the room bill which is used for the resort’s marine and environmental protection project.

Dining at the resort is answered by the full service restaurant that is located at the beach. The restaurant serves international cuisine with a European touch as well as local dishes from the various regions of the Philippines. Fresh bounty from the sea is always available. The Magellan’s Bar the ideal place to watch the sunset while sipping a glass of wine or a cocktail. The bar is well-stocked with the finest local and international beverages.

Malapascua Island with its famous white sand beaches and pristine blue waters is a diving haven for scuba diving enthusiasts with numerous interesting diving spots. The resort caters diving activities as well as snorkeling, swimming and sailing among other water sports. Island hopping can also be arranged by the resort. A local outrigger will take guests for a day to tour around the neighboring smaller islands and secluded beaches. Guests can take a packed hamper from the resort to take with them to these island hopping trips. Snorkeling and swimming are excellent on these islands. Some neighboring islands to visit are Calanggaman Island with its pristine sandbanks and verdant vegetation, the Carnasa Island with its excellent diving and snorkeling spot and the distant Maripipi Island with its scenic volcano. If you prefer not leaving Malapascua Island, you can tour or walk around the island itself which is only 2.5 kilometers long and 1 kilometer wide. There are no cars on the island and one can walk along the beach and meet its friendly inhabitants. Located at Hippocampus Beach Resort are several aviaries that host Philippine birds including the rare nicobar pidgeons. The birds are bred here to ensure continuity of the specie.

Getting to the resort is not a problem. Guests can arrange for the resort to pick them up at the Mactan International Airport and transported directly to the resort via a ferry service. Guests can also reach the resort by bus, hired car or taxi. This will take them to Maya and to the ferry service to Hippocampus Beach Resort.

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