we arrived at the resort right after the summer season here in the Philippines... the very first impression that i had upon arriving at Monarch sands was; it did not match the photos shown in the web..but having a second thought though and realizing that it was the start of the rainy season (we actually did not know that there was a typhoon)... i realized that the place was actually a great place to free your mind of from the daily grind of the city life...it was actually at Monarch sands where i get to see the might of god's creation upon seeing and hearing the beauty of the fast crashing waves upon the beach; the very first thing i did was pray...(especially early in the morning where the tide is high)
with regards to the staff; service was great... they are very flexible with your requests,we actually arrived to the resort without any rooms available..but they were able to provide win-win solutions to each guests ..from room service to food preparations..the pizzas.... AMAZING!
We never got to talk with ron the owner.. but the staff were courteous enough to tell us about the couple owner..
i never got to enjoy the diving, snorkeling, my dear girlfriend really wanted to try the kayak but due to the big waves we were not able to do so... but the experience that i got was well enough the six hour trip of the capital city of occidental, negros.
overall; Monarch Sands is a great place to visit if you want to have a break in the daily monotony of the city life and just enjoy raw,secluded and special nature as it is...
cheers to ron and the staff at monarch sands...
(hope we can visit you again; this time during the summer months)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cove Sands Beach Resort is the perfect vacation haven for the entire family . Located just 40km drive from the local airport, North of the sleepy town of Siaton, Negros Oriental. Nestled on a secluded cove lies the peaceful and beautiful Cove Sands Beach Resort. We have various native style cottages made of Nipa, Bamboo and local materials, and cottages of Conventional build with aircon which all face the blue waters of the Bohol sea. Each cottage has a large porch to watch the local fishermen sail their small Bangka boats out for the nightly catch. The string of a hundred lights fill the horizo as they cast their nets.Snorkel our scenic cove, or have a dive in our pool or just simply unwind and enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in Negros. Cove Sands Beach Resort is a cozy place to spend a quiet time by the beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monarch Sands Beach Hotel Dumaguete City