I have visited the place several times, but got to stay overnight just recently. These are my observations: A) the white sand is now mixed with plenty of black; B) am still amazed by the view of the sunrise & sunsets; C) food and accommodation seemed overpriced; D) a lot of rooms to choose from -- from expensive villas to dorm-type rooms; E) they have scuba gears for rental, and they even offer lessons; F) it is less than a kilometer away from Alibuag Cold Spring; G) they have adequate parking space; H) the restrooms near the restaurant is dirty and needs renovation; I) the villas need a lot of attention/repair -- though very spacious at $69-70/night, the beds shake, the bathroom is dirty, the room is dark, the balcony sliding doors do not close (to separate us from the next door occupants). What was most disturbing to me was the fact that I could barely sleep because of the mosquitoes! I guess they tried to address this problem because they put on an electric mosquito repellent but they just kept buzzing; i ended up sleeping with the sheets over my head. This place would have been a perfect place to relax or engage in water sports if the staff and owners paid due attention to the rooms, toilets and the state of mosquito infestation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- COME TO THE TRANQUIL, shady Duka Bay Resort, Inc. Watch the breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. Enjoy our elegant, spacious villas, open-air restaurant, and rich coral life. Make use of our scuba diving gears, kayaks, banana boat rides, snorkeling, and glass bottom boats. Have fun!Duka Bay Resort, Inc. Is in the quiet, laid-back town of Medina, Misamis Oriental, Philippines. Far from the city, the resort occupies a sandy shore and a hill, and is soothingly shaded by a cluster of large ancestral trees. Nine villas -- spacious, elegant, and fully furnished -- provide a breathtaking view of the bay and the island of Camiguin. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Duka Bay Hotel Medina