HunaHuna Beach Resort (HBR) is a small ocean-front resort located 45 km north of Cebu City. The resort facilities are unique in that many of the rooms are built into the side of the ocean-facing cliff. We have stayed there twice.
While not large, the air-conditioned rooms were great: Very clean, nicely furnished and decorated, the split-air-conditioning was quiet, the beds were comfortable, there was a mini-refrigerator to keep drinks and snacks -- really comfortable. The rooms had outdoor balconies overlooking the ocean.
Since there are essentially no activities (no swimming pool, TV, WiFi, etc.) other than wading or swimming in the ocean, the big draw of HunaHuna is the quiet peacefulness and beauty of the setting. It's a great place for getting away from the stress of "urban jungle" and/or to spend a block of quality time with loved ones. This is part of the quiet charm of HBR. (If you are looking for an action-packed resort with a lot of activities, HBR would not meet your goals.)
The restaurant serves good food and reasonable prices. I understand that some people stop at HunaHuna simply to eat as they travel by on the coastal highway.
Children: Although the HunaHuna experience is best appreciated by adults, our six year old daughter accompanied us. Based on our experience, here are some suggestions or considerations for parents visiting with children: (a) Because HunaHuna is built into the side of a cliff, there are lots of stairs, ledges, and other things which present tripping or falling risks to children -- so plan on actively supervising your child when they are outdoors. (b) Because there is "nothing to do" (and not even TV), you'll need to give some thought to toys and activities that your child can do while there. A laptop computer with non-Internet based games or with children's movies may be helpful. (c) Since the rooms are not large, there's only room for a single extra bed in a room. If you have more than one child, you will need to rent a second adjoining room to have adequate space.
I hope this review is helpful. If you are looking for a quiet get-away, HunaHuna may be just the place for you.
- Also Known As:
- Hunahuna Hotel Cebu