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Pirates Cove Beach and Surf Resort

Rawis Beach | Bato, Borongan, 6800, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The American owner is M.I.A. His wife Rhodora and their daughter are left running the place. The rooms were clean and beautiful with ocean views. There is no restaurant there but they provide cooking utensils and a cooking area was at each room. They have 2 restaurants that deliver there. We cooked most of the time. Most true surfers are... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Do not believe the pictures of this place. They are from when the place was new. Now it is run down and in disrepair. Calling this a budget hotel does a disservice to budget hotels. There were many dogs on the property, the pools and all were full of tainted water and falling apart, the many fish tanks on the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

the place is unfriendly and unwelcoming attitude.Recently,i decided to cool off , the weather was so hot and Humid . i brought all my loved ones in a local transportation [ tricyicle] not on car or van. we were greeted with a woman with a Question What are you going to do here? I was surprised With her loud and... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Just recently I/we returned to Pirates Cove for a brief stay. The welcome we received from Rhodora and Kelly was like being welcomed home by family. We really like the Cove and wish we could have stayed much longer. I highly recommend The Cove to anyone looking for a unique hideaway. And that do not mind doing for themselves. A... More 

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Pune, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

the place is different and worth a try. went after yolanda and found it in good repair. outside borongan city and therefore difficult to get to and back from. while different, it was odd to find a place like this... seemed like a fantasy land. most of the amenities and services at the hotel were down or run down during... More 

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Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

i first went to pirates cove in 1997 , and i have been back many times ..its a great place to take children with all the pools to swim in and the reef to explore ,.i have just returned from there and its been repaired from the damage typhoon Yolanda made in November 2013 , the island of eastern samar... More 

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Bristol, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My family and I live in the Philippines. We have been going to Borongan once or twice a year for the past five years and always stay at Pirate's Cove. Its a great place to chill out for a few days... or weeks. Kids have plenty to do in Pete's fanciful pools and the reef always has something new to... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I spent a lot of time at Pirates Cove between 2010 and 2012. Summer time here is great for boating and having a beer and bbq on the bay bay in Borongan. Rawis resort (just a restaurant) which is just around the corner from Pirates Cove serves a great spicy chicken and calamares in an oceanside setting. At high tide... More 

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Its the second time i've stayed at Pirates and had another awesome stay there,thanks for the hospitality Pete and Rhodora and daughter Kelly,I arrived there not long after the worst typhoon hit the area and though there place was severly damaged they made me feel at home and made sure i was looked after food wise as there was a... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I've stayed at Pirate's Cove three times now and found it to be relaxing and enjoyable. The owner even gave me a few free meals when I was staying there after I got to know him. The area and town of Borongan are cruisey and nice to hangout in. So if you want a relaxing place to hang out In... More 

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