Strategically situated in the heart of the island borne out of fire, a quaint, tropical home that soothes not only your weary senses, but also your appetite. A home, and an accommodation that embodies everything that Camiguin has to offer, and everything Camiguin is truly is.
A 5-star B&B that does not feel like a business-accommodation - but a home. a home away from home. Run and operated personally by Mr. Jimm Hann and Ms. Evelyn Lascuna, together with only a selected few crew, you won’t feel alienated. You’ll feel right at home, An invited family-guest rather than a boarder.
Mss. Evelyn’s home-made world-class dishes are amazing beyond words, and a soothing cap to adventure-weary souls every time you are welcomed back into a night’s restful evening and readily warm dinner. Her dishes are always a surprise, and contains adventurous travels she herself has encountered in her life, seen through her magnificent eyes. Each food she cooks, is a part of her self, and you get to share that with her. She shows you her world as she sees it. And that is why her dishes are always an adventure, and a wondrous surprise.
I miss her cooking. I miss the basil in her version of a Thai-cuisine that i loved. And i miss the egg omelet and bacon with rice Sir Jimm cooks every morning, with Iced Coffee, for the complementary breakfast. I miss the sea from our breakfast table.
And I miss the view from our window that shows the Avant-garde and naturalistic landscape that is the wide grounds of this property.
Casa Roca Inn, in a word, cannot be described in mere words. The place is more of an experience and a feel rather than a sight for sight-seeing. You have to be there in order to understand it’s full Beauty. The place is packed full of the owners’ personality. From the huge gates painted with Zebra stripes, to the way the house is built as if a massive tree-house / tree-fortress like structure has rooted itself out from the scenic landscape, and yet at the same time communes with it so solemnly - it’s a wide range of intermingling and mish-mashing emotions of splashing colors that are both bold and subdued…. And somehow still melds together harmoniously. The home itself is like an amazing art in the making. Like the home is evolving, finding its way into a discovery of itself in the process.
(And if you have not seen this place at night, and through candle lights… then you have not seen this place at all…)
Now, do not get this place mistaken for a 5-star, all-your-needs-going-to-be-met, hotel and grandiose, accommodation. You’ll be staying with a family, treated like their very own relative staying for the weekend. And exactly that, no less, no more - you shall be. You’re not going into a business hotel - they are welcoming you into their home, and treating you as one of their own. What they have, is all they can offer. A true home away from home.
So, leave your expectations of internet access, and some work done, while you are there. You won’t get to do any of them. YOU. ARE. ON. VACATION. and in freak’n Camiguin, no less - one of the few actual paradises in the world. You won’t have time to internet or work. And you won’t need to.
Once you set foot on Casa Roca Inn’s grounds, and once you smell that ocean breeze through the garden air, with the intermingling scents of warm sun baking the grass-blades dripping with dew from the morning mist, your senses will just relax - and - “Work - what?”, “Huh?”… there isn’t even time to recover your responsible thoughts - you. are. automatically. on. vacation.
I miss the sunrise from there.
I miss the sunsets.
I miss the food.
I miss the breeze.
And the welcoming - always encouraging - smiles.
And the people. They had always just been themselves, and that’s all they need to be.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Roca Inn is a wonderful and unique "full service" inn located on beautiful Camiguin Island, Philippines. We offer cost conscious travelers a fantastic and affordable alternative to the typical resorts. With our great rooms, guests enjoy a delicious breakfast and our dining room offers "market fresh meals, daily "specials" menu for lunch and dinner and a full service bar for the best Island beverages. Motor bike rentals, Island tours, pick up and drop off service etc can also be arranged. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Roca Inn Camiguin/Mambajao