You can't go wrong staying at this resort! What I like best about it is its privacy, away from the hustle and bustle of your typical beach resort. It also seems to be the ONLY major resort on the island with a website and a booking system.
You can get to the Talima Beach Villas by ferry (you can take your own vehicle on board, helpful if you choose to drive around the island as well). The car ferry has three round trips a day from the Hilton (or Moevenpick) Pier to Sta. Rosa and back or the pumpboats that run more frequently. Travel time all depends on the ocean current, should be between 20 and 45 minutes max. From the Sta. Rosa Pier, just ask for directions. The drive should be around 10 to 15 minutes.
Rooms are of Western standard with a Philippine touch, all beautifully designed. You can hang around the room all day, swim in the pool (a jacuzzi is available as well), sunbathe, sit at the bar, eat at the restaurant (menu has a good range), scuba dive or during high tide snorkel in the sea for a fish sanctuary is located a few meters away from the beach.
This resort is absolutely a place for peace and quiet, it really was what I was looking for. I'd call it my little hidden paradise. Will return again soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Talima Beach Villas and Dive Resort is located at Cebu, Philippines. It offers air-conditioned contemporary designed rooms. Some of its amenities include infinity swimming pool, beach cabanas and sun decks, and dive center. While staying here, you can visit some interesting places like fish sanctuary, bird sanctuary, and Hilutangan Channel reefs and marine sanctuaries. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Talima Beach Villas And Dive Hotel Mactan Island