Stayed overnight recently from April 13 to 14 at Cottage Adelfa which was just a few steps to the beach. The beach view upon entering was such a delight and welcoming.
Parked beside our cottage which was very convenient, as well. The trees provided shade in between cars, and cottages.
We came in at 2 pm and they gladly had us checked-in to our cool (AC was already open) room, the 2-3 hours travel time made it all worthwhile for this.
Room: Clean and the AC was cool from the outside heat; Sheets were clean and a plenty of running water!
There was also a foldable mattress for another extra 1-2 persons to sleep at (we just pulled in the bamboom benches from the dining area and placed it in between the two queen sized beds).
Kitchen/Dining: Very, very and very convenient; stove, refrigerator, manual griller, and water dispenser (hot and cold) works fine.
They have provided cooking utensils (1x cooking work and 1x cooking pot, 2x cooking utensils, 1x cutting board); eating utensils (plates, bowls, stainless cups and mug, spoons and forks) and a gallon of water (extra is just P50).
Tv had some cable (ETC was working) and the ceiling fan kept us cooler.
The lights on our bathroom was not working at 9 pm. Though we have called for service, follow up was made and they have fixed it without any more delay. Didn't see this as a setback, as service is available until midnight.
The locals were also friendly and didn't had $$$ or PPP in their eyes. :D Lol. Though, I'd think whiter complexion people can be a rare sight, I think.
Sand: Some grey, light grey and black sand with stones, rocks, shells and tiny dead corals. Depending on the tide, you can walk in between sand bars (2-3 big ones) preferably with slippers. My hubby managed to walk barefooted but you'd have to watch where you step on.
If you walk further to the right, the sand tends to get finer but still have a lot of stones, maybe a few shells and tiny dead corals within it.
Water is clean (rarely. there were garbage on the beach, so am glad!), and didn't sting nor itched when I was there. Was also lukewarm.
Had the best time swimming in the morning, just before 9 am where the water temp was just right and the sun was not too hot and bright. :)
Resort caters mainly to the practical beach-goers, and is perfect for company outings/team buildings (there was one during out stay), it tends to get crowded BUT I've seen more crowds swelling up in the farther areas (you'd literally see tents on the beach shore) down south of laiya.
The beach is also public, so you can find a spot ideally for you to swim along without a care in the world. This completed our stay when the tide was just right in the morning.
There were some vendors as well, but they didn't bother us as much.
I'd be happy to come back, despite the long drive and stay again (hopefully at least 2 nights) at this resort. All was easy and very convenient.
I'd advise, more importantly to bring a lot of Katol or Mosquite/Fly zapper though. It's a MUST! They did sprayed the room but it was not enough.
Don't think this place is for the higher end market also as the crowd could be a major turn off, especially for day trips...
I'd imagine cottages near the beach is ideal if the noise can be tolerable.
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