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“Basic but perfect.” 4 of 5 stars
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“Basic but perfect.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

Firstly, we were on a budget and this place fit perfectly within that. Secondly, don't expect any frills. Green Verde is a small resort right on the coastline in Sabang, next to the Sheridan.

Electricity is provided by a generator only from 6 - 10pm every day. (The Sheridan is the only place that has 24-hour electricity.) The rooms have fans. The bathroom is a little scary at first, having only cold water showers and a typical Filipino toilet - no toilet seat, cistern or flush, you pour water down it to "flush" it. However, it is all you need really...the place is clean, the beds are comfy (we had 2 single beds in our room). You have to remember you are on a very rustic island.

We paid PHP400 pppn and stayed there for 3 nights. There was a minor ant problem which I think is no fault of the establishment - again, they are surrounded by nature and lush vegetation. Just be careful if you have any food in your room, especially if it is open, as they'll get in there very quickly.

The staff really made our stay memorable and food at the Green Verde was out of this world!! We ate there every night and twice had the same meals as the night before, they were that good. Their chef, Jomar, has only been there for 4 months - I certainly hope he stays as long as possible! Foods I recommend are the lemongrass chicken, the pineapple chicken curry and the sizzling tuna salpicao. Everything is extremely well priced.

Nothing was too much trouble for the guys. Junil, the young waiter (Jomar's little brother), was fantastic. Always smiling and willing to please. The same applies to Gey Ar. They were excellent.

A tip on the underground river. An amazing experience, I regretted only doing the standard 45-min trip. If you can, arrange the longer trip into the cave. I think you can do this in Sabang itself, but Lonely Planet says to do it in Puerto Princesa at least 2 days before. Definitely worth doing.

We did the 5km jungle trail to get there and it was quite hard work. It was pouring so very muddy and slippery and there are some very steep uphills and downhills. Definitely wear appropriate shoes if you plan on doing this! Once you get there you can catch a boat back - don't let them talk you into paying PHP600 for a one-way trip!! You can share a boat with one of the many tourists going back for PHP100-150.

Also, when shopping in Sabang for souvenirs: EVERYTHING you see in those shops you can get for a fraction of the price in Puerto!! Don't be fooled, as we were! :)

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sabang, Mindoro, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mindoro > Oriental Mindoro Province > Sabang
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Ranked #3 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Sabang
Number of rooms: 5

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