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Mayas Native Garden
Panagsama Beach, Moalboal 6032, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #3 of 17 Moalboal B&B and Inns
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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“Great place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We were there during the Holy week of 2014 and the place was very awesome, relaxing, and quiet (great for travellers like me). When I called Peter and his staff about the booking and reservation they were kind enough to book it for me and had a bank transfer since paypal was not available from my end. When we arrived, we were welcomed by Lita/Lito and the rest of their staff, gave us a welcome drink, help us plan our trip and gave a few advices. Their staff is very polite, they greet us every morning (cant say enough)

Their rooms are also very spacious. It's like you are in your own home to relax at night. Considering the price, you will really get a return of investment. The food is also great! I love this place and will definitely go back soon!

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We stayed in Maya's Native Garden last weekend, at the family house. Huge place, good for our group of six. We ate in the restaurant for breakfast twice, and the servings are huge. Try their sausage which french fries, delicious. For dinner, we used their grill for inihaw na matambaka and inihaw na liempo. We had a hard time getting the coals to catch fire, but the staff really helped us. They gave useful tips about the area, and were very approachable and helpful. Makes a big difference to a trip somewhere new.

Special shoutout to Ate Rose and Ate Christen! :D

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Each room is a bungalow raised on stilts. Clean, modern with a fan and air conditioning. Warm but no hot shower. There's a room safe, however no instructions are written and the staff said they would show me how to use it but didn't. A lovely garden surrounds the bungalows and the pleasant staff make it welcoming. My only dissapointment was that there's no place to hang your clothes. There's a large cupboard, but no bar / rail with hangers for your shirts. With the large size of the cupboard, it wouldn't have been hard to include one. Wifi was fine in the restaurant, but poor in the room. I'd stay here again.

Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We stayed at a resort near Maya's, but ended up eating at the restaurant twice. It was amazing. The staff were so nice and pleasant, and the food was amazing. The menu was huge. We tried the Mexican inspired food, which was really good. They even made fresh nachos. The cabins looked cute and quiet. I would consider staying there if we are back in Moalboal. Regardless of where you stay, make time to check out this restaurant.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Nice and clean, quite and affordable place! The food is good, as well is its location when it comes to the other spots around. Enough options aroud fir diving (Nelson!) and swimming/snorkling or motorbike rentals. Furthermore.. The people working at Maya's are doing a great job.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

A lovely bungalow, quite new in build. Comfy bed, but could do with wraparound fitted bed sheet, rather than sheet that comes away in the middle of the night, but this is a small thing. Door opened to a private verandah, which faced the garden - it was very chilled, in the evening we watched a film on our ipad whilst kicking back. The resort was manned by friendly staff who were nicely laid back. Food was tasty enough, but not a destination in itself. You might want some earplugs as in the morning - there is much noise: kids playing, workers working, guests doing whatever guests do. At the price, 850 pesos, you get a great deal - nice place, solid bungalow, friendly people. All good.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Stayed for 3N/2D.three of us took 1 fan room & the another girl w/ her BF took 1 AC room next to us.
Staff was super friendly & accomodating.We had bought food for lunch from outside & we were apprehensive they would charge us.But since we were guests,it was fine & they even let us eat at their restaurant & borrow some utensils.They also have a water dispenser where we(guests) could just refill our bottles anytime.As for their food,kinda expensive if one is on a budget but portions are big & 95% of the time,yummy.I was also wondering they don't have much seafood choices when they are near the sea.One thing though,the staff gets overwhelmed at night when the restaurant gets packed.Orders take time to be delivered.I would NOT suggest their pancakes in the morning too.
Our fan cottage was roomy & well maintained.Comfort room was clean & spacious.Working toilet & shower which is a big plus.Bed was big but TOO THIN SHEETS & PILLOWS.our trek to Kawasan falls didn't hurt us.It was the thin pillows that hurt our backs.hahaha...
The place has this relaxed & homey atmosphere.You can really unwind here.BUT there is no pool with in Maya's if you're looking for that.

Cons:
-too thin sheets & pillows.
-dim lighting inside our fan cottage.You could use a bigger bulb or something.
-safe box didn't didn't work (or we simply didn't know how :) )
-our fan had a defective remote
-walkways are kinda dark at night.need more torches.
-no pool.

other than that,me & my friends love Mayas Native Garden.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Panagsama Beach, Moalboal 6032, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Moalboal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Moalboal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mayas Native Garden, is located on Panagsama Beach. Panagsama Beach is an old fishing village, which has become a divers paradise, with the discovery of Pescador Island, Tongo Point and other superb dive spots. The village has developed into a laidback heaven for divers, backpackers, adventurists, sun & cocktail tourists, expats as well as eco tourists. This diverse composition of tourist together with the warm and friendly Cebuanos (inhabitants of Cebu Island), makes Panagsama a unique place to spend your holiday, leave or weekend. ... more   less 
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