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By The Sea Resort

06/11/2017 06/12/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed January 5, 2017

Having been in April we returned to BytheSea just after Christmas and had another amazing week, the kids just love the place and Chiara and Flavio were as welcoming as ever as was Chiara's delicious fresh Italian food. Thanks again and look forward to visiting again soon!

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Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

If you really want to kick back in the Philippines, it's definitely worth making a trip to "By the Sea" resort on Tablas Island. Without the party vibe of Boracay, this resort, owned by Italian couple Flávio and Chiara, is the perfect place to sink into a tropical haze, sustained by an endless flow of homemade wine, pizzas, pastas, and...

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Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

I spent a long weekend at By The Sea Resort during which I had the pleasure to meet Flavio and Chiara and enjoy their great hospitality. I have never been in Tablas before and I had the luck to explore it with help of Flavio and Chiara who took me around by boat, by motorbike almost everywhere around Looc, Odjongan...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed April 19, 2016

Just spent 9 heavenly nights at By the Sea with my family with 4 small children ages 1 to 5. We were blown away by the stunning location, nestled in a beautiful sandy bay with amazing sunsets and just a small rustic village nearby which our children loved disappearing into to play with the kids and the farm animals! Chiara...

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chiara b, Direttore at By The Sea Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are so happy that all your family enjoy your stay here. We do always our best to offer comfortable stay for our guest. We hope see you all your fabulous family again. Big hug to you both and a kiss to each yours kids

Makati, Philippines
Reviewed April 18, 2016

As first-timers to Romblon, my husband and I were excited when our PAL flight to Tablas touched ground. The PAL van dropped us off at the Looc pier where our host, Flavio, escorted us via private boat to their serene resort (which you can only approach by sea, hence its name). His secret "weapon"? His wonderful wife Chiara's delicious Italian...

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chiara b, Direttore at By The Sea Resort, responded to this review

thank you very much for you review. Had been a great pleasure to meet you. Hope see you again, Chiara

North Carolina
Reviewed March 26, 2016

We were in Philippines mid-March for an adoption trip and so our party included 2 adults and 6 children, ages 6-15. We wanted to see one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines before our journey back to the US. Tablas island did not disappoint: crystal clear water, beautiful sunsets, and so add amazing hospitality, and you've got 'heaven...

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chiara b, Direttore at By The Sea Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your super amazing review Heather and Kenny. We had been a big pleasure have your family here. We always do our best to offer a comfortable vacation and when our guest are kind, nice, with pretty children, as you are, we enjoy the time that you spend with us. Thank you again and we hope...

Cologne, Germany
Reviewed January 7, 2016

From start to finish we had a lovely time at By the Sea. We were picked up right on time by Chiara and Flavio from the pier at Looc and taken by private boat to their beautiful location, as it says right by the sea! on a quiet remote beach. The beach is on W Coast and faces the sunset....

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed December 18, 2015

From the moment we got on the boat the took us to this resort everything was fun and relaxing. Chiara had a lunch waiting for us complete with red wine and Flavio offered to accompany us on a trip to the waterfalls the next day. Whatever we wanted they helped us do. They made their boats available and looked after...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 16, 2015

We approached by boat and were made to feel so at home and intstantly relaxed by Flavio and Chiara. The cooking was impressive, authentic and delicious - so much of it we had to take a mid-meal break and cool off in the sea water pool! Home late evening, sailing back by the light of the full moon. Magic!

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Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Visited romblon in May, and stayed in this wonderful resort. From reservations to transfers, Ciara was very accommodating, and she replied to all my queries promptly. Everything went smoothly :) The rooms are very spacious and clean. My favorite part is the food!! I didn't expect to have amazing home cooked Italian dishes in this island. They also provided a...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
By the sea resort is Italian corner in Philippines paradise. Italian management.Front beach. Cottages are see view 40smq. Our restaurant serve homemade traditional italian food. Only 1,30 hours from Boracay by boat and 30 minutes from Looc (Tablas island)by boat. ... more   less 

Additional Information about By The Sea Resort

Address: Campong, Santa Fe, 5508, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Tablas Island
Price Range: $98 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“All rooms looked great. We had the highest for the views, but further to walk”
neils869, Jul 5, 2015 | Read review
“great sunsets”
StephaneHongKong, Jul 4, 2015 | Read review
“You can't go wrong, all have balconies facing the water. You walk up beautifully landscaped outdoor steps to get to the cabins, which are all perched along the hill facing the water. If stairs are a problem from you, ask for a room close to the dining pavilion.”
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