I am the kind of person who loves adventures; I love strenuous activities that would let me explore and experience nature at its best. But at the end of the day, I always want a perfect spot for me to rest and unwind after my day full of adventure.
I was with my family at the time. We just called the night before to book us a room so that we won’t need to go back to Vigan after we tour around Norte (plus I’d really want to spend the night in Pagudpud). We were able to reserve two cheap rooms for us (we are a group of 6).
When we were on our way to the resort, we were quite anxious on the distance that we were traveling. Many of the resorts were only a few kms away from the Pagudpud arc. Then there was like a 6km rough road that we have to pass by and the signs were very small which made us doubt on its authenticity.
But you know, we just laughed it off when we discovered the place.
There are tiki huts and ocean view rooms that are cheap but don’t have bathrooms. But since it was initially our reservation, we have checked inside and found all of it clean and well prepared. Though, it was a little inconvenient for us to go out in the middle of the night if we need to use the bathroom. We asked for a casita with a loft. They were kind enough to allow us to add our two companions (since the casita has a max of 4 persons). We only paid 4,000 and 600 per excess person for the overnight use. The bathroom is exquisite and they have prepared imported shampoos and body wash for guest use. They have a 42 inch TV, if I can remember it correctly and a 1-2 TB where you can find great movies to watch (no cable reception in the area) so to sum this up, movie experience was superb.
Summer is a low season for the resort since the winds a little quiet during this time. Their peak season is during October to March where many foreigners visit the place to do wind surfing -- which they are starting to promote already.
The staffs are all humble and nice. You can easily ask for favors. Even the owners are very accommodating and entertaining. They also have dogs in the resort that’s why I highly recommend this to dog lovers. They are adorable, especially Beaver who went swimming with me at the beach. He never leaves you and will even play with you!
There is actually not much crowd here. Few couples (mostly foreigners) and a small group of people were staying. You will be able to unwind and release your stress because there are no annoying groups that are loud and distracting. It’s like you are staying in an exclusive coffee shop, with soft music and…well, go figure.
The beach is safe for kids too. There is no current, unlike in Blue Lagoon as they told us. The waters are shallow and there’s a barrier just a few meters away so the waves are tolerable in the shore. Although there are seaweeds underwater, the water is perfectly clean and cool. The wind is not humid, even if its summer.
They also have a Rec (recreation) room where they have a Wii (?). You can dance and play games! They have books in the open lounge and other games like Uno to keep you entertained when you’re already off the beach and done with movies.
Food prices are acceptable. It is worth every cent. They prepare fresh and one of kind dishes. They have below zero beers too!
Overall, this place is worth the travel. The thing that struck me most is that you do not need to pay so much to be able to have a high level of experience. Unlike in other hotel/resorts, every move or every request equals to a certain amount of money. They provide you the best of everything.
On our last hour, they even gave us complimentary halo halo which I rarely experience in a resort.
I will definitely go back to this place! I’m not even sure If I’ve already explained how happy and satisfied I am on my stay here!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A PLACE TO ESCAPE - Kingfisher is located in a remote area and away from the commercial beaches. The nearest ATM/commercial bank is 2 hours away. If your looking for a quite and peaceful place to escape then kingfisher is an ideal place to go to. It is like a big Camping Ground. What makes kingfisher special is not the amenities but the vibe. Be prepared to meet people from all over the world, share photos and talk about anything under the sun. ... more less
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