This was the smallest island we've ever stayed in. It's only about 1 hectare so having the cottages on stilts allowed for several cottages without compromising space. We absolutely loved our stay there! It was about 1 hour from Mactan Island by banka. The staff was very accommodating and the manager was great.
We went scuba diving in the marine sanctuary first before checking in. If you snorkel or dive don't miss this spot. Abundant marine life and lots of corals are what you can expect to see here. When we checked in to our cottage we were in awe. It definitely had an island feel to it. We opened the sliding door that led to the balcony and, oh, my! We were above the water and we could just jump off the balcony into the sea, especially at high tide. It was pretty breezy, if you opened the front door and the sliding door, creating a wind tunnel. It was a pretty basic accommodation but it would ruin the island feel if it wasn't. We had a/c from 6pm to 8am but no hot water. It was not a problem though as it was pretty hot outside.
Food was decent and some items on the menu were not available, but, again, everything had to be brought into the island so it was understandable. We didn't go hungry so it was not a problem. They had wifi at the restaurant, which was a bonus. We didn't expect that.
Our kids, 4- and 5-year olds had a great time there. They loved feeding the fish and swimming with them. They got so excited everytime they found a starfish or a beautiful shell. We stayed for 2 nights and we were not bored, at all. On the second night, our group of 16 were the only ones in the island. It was wonderful to have a private island with a complete staff! I would imagine Tahiti would have a similar feel but would cost a whole lot more!
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- Also Known As:
- Nalusuan Island Hotel Mactan Island
- Nalusuan Island Resort Cebu Island/Mactan Island