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“Sincere Service at its BEST in an island set apart from the rest...” 5 of 5 stars
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Badian Island Resort and Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   6031, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Badian Island
Philippines
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Sincere Service at its BEST in an island set apart from the rest...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The sincerity of service and its people are so real you would think you've traveled through time.

The rooms with an individual pool are very ideal for honeymooners but the room we have facing the bay is heaven at your doorstep. You sleep with the sound of the waves and wake up with the sun and sea by your windowsill.

DIVING or simply SNORKELING in their coral garden is like living your own underwater fairy tale. It's so unique and serene while playful damsels and nemo seems to tease you as one of their own. The corals are of diversified variety, swimming among them would get you interested to learn more.

One should also try the spa, its rate is not cheap but its worth the health and benefits because everything they use is natural - one can forget whatever allergies they have. Dinner entertainment by the local youth is refreshing and says so much of the resort's corporate social responsibility (CSR) - you wouldn't have qualms spending your money.

Yes, it indeed an island - far from the pollution and noise of the regular city hotels and this is why Badian Island Resort is set apart from the rest.

Room Tip: The rooms with an individual pool are very ideal for honeymooners but the room we have facing the ba...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I had a great time with my friends on the island: fine white sand, well-maintained huts, and few water activities. The staff is nice; however, they tend to give you different information. One staff said that towels are included in the day use and found out that it was not. One staff said that a windsurfing instructor in the rate that was given to us but nobody came to teach until we goy tired and bored. The food in the restaurant is pricey but it is reasonable thinking that the place is also expensive.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Varna, Bulgaria
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28 hotel reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We spent 8 nights at the Badian Resort, and it was fantastic, from the wonderful welcome to the caring and thoughtful leaving.Amazing services, very 5star services and caring also great. The room was excellent with a nice balcony and large bathroom.Excellent beach.Upon arrival, we were greeted very politely by the conceirge. We've spent a great time there with the lovely weather and spent most of the time in the beach.Recommend massage 4 hands.Very good idea to no TV in the rooms.Exceptional coral gardens nearby the Resort.Excellent for diving.Many sea turtles in the area.High prices in spa.Thank you
Anna.The resort has organik garden,where are the vegetables for food.Peace and quiet Resort.Very good Wi Fi in the whole complex

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bucharest, Romania
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Very expensive, you are like in prison, if you dont pay transfer with hotel boat you are 100% isolated. The electrical instalation is very old and very dangerous, my hair dryer explode in the bathroom, it was just plug in, after this problem, the owner had a terible atitude against us. For 1 diner 3 persons you pay the salary of 2 people form the island for 1 month. The cost of spa is ridiculos expensive, dinks also expensive.
Because of the hair dryer incident we did not enjoy the holiday, they asked to the fire man to make a report , but before, they invite the fire guard people to eat in ther restaurant, the decision was in ther favor...
In the room ther is no protection against fire , no detectors nothing. The hotel is 3.5 hrs from the airport. The food is not good but it is very expensive, you pay 20 euro for a bef stake wich is very small.
The wiew is incredible, very nice island, the staf is very frendly, but the German Owner is very bad person

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Luzon, Philippines
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The place is very beautiful! My sisters & nieces received a very perfect accomodation. Thanks to the owner Tita Mary Catral! Maybe without u we can never reach that place. Badian Island Resort and Spa is very perfect for honeymooners, the service is excellent & the staff are very friendly, courteous, & kind. I was teary eyed when we departed the islands bec. of there farewell song & the lei they gave to us. Hoping to see the place again in the future.

Room Tip: Cottages on the sea sides are so romantic during twilight.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We are a family with 2 young children. The resort was exactly what we needed. It was quiet, peaceful, and the staff was extremely helpful and friendly. The kids loved the beach and nightly local talent. After speaking with the owners on several occasions, it was easy to understand why there is such loyalty and care by the island staff and residence. What we enjoyed the most was the non-commercial aspect of the resort and the personalization provided to families. Our kids became so attached with the staff, that they knew most of them by name and the staff knew theirs as well. We hope to return on our next trip to the Philippines and let our family and friends in Asia know of the resort.

Stayed December 2013
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

The prices are dear comparison to Philippines standard but the quality of service is amazing here. It is a resort you go to really forget you are in Philippines away from smoke, smog, traffic noise, the stress of having to bargain EVERYTHING, and just be pampered. I think 4 nights here is adequate to unwind any longer though you'll get bored. Bring fruit and snacks to eat in between or prepare to be paying $18 AUD a meal. The place is comparable to 5 star resort you find in Fiji so it has a lot of potential. It needs a pick me up though. The snorkelling is a must!!! The guide I believe was born with fins. The best part, is the picturesque view and every photo magically turns into a post card. Amazing lighting!!!

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Badian Island Resort and Spa

Address: 6031, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Badian Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Badian Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Badian Island Resort and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Badian Island Resort and Spa is an opulent yet serenely comfortable that fuses luxury and wellness. Guests can choose from its well-assigned 42 rooms — Thalasso pool villas and Badian, Junior and Family Suites — each affording beautiful views. Dedicated to well-being, the resort boasts of the Thalasso Spa and Sauna, an expanse of health wellness with ionized sea-water waterfalls, open-air pavilions with baths and wading pools. It features signature massages, relaxation and health treatments. Badian Resort and Spa dishes out healthy gastronomic feasts and drinks taken fresh from the resort’s very own organic garden. For the fun-chaser, the resort offers various water sports such as the aqua cycle, banana boat, kayak and even free WIFI. It also has its very own PADI certified Scuba diving school. With Dolphina, the resort's very own yacht docked on Badian Bay, guests are on for a pleasurable short cruises. ... more   less 
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