In a remote part of Bulalacao, you’ll find Southdrive Beach Resort. With nothing much around, you’re almost forced to eat and drink here. The hotel did not have WiFi and do not offer any complimentary water so you have to buy bottles from them. The rooms are like little huts which invite in bugs and mosquitos (they don’t provide nets) so be careful during your stay. Food is served outside on a picnic table which, whilst a lovely setting (beach views and ocean waves), gives flies and bugs an invitation to dine with you. The food was good but a little overpriced for what it was. They do offer a free ride to the port (it’s 5mins away) which was very kind. I’d say one night is enough if you just want to be near the port.
Chikita was a wonderful host. She made us feel very welcome and her and all the staff went out of their way to make our visit so enjoyable. Chikita organised two trips for us, island hopping and a visit to Suguicay. Both were amazing! The islands were completely deserted with white beaches. We had problems withdrawing money and Chikita was so helpful in helping us to resolve it. Finally, the room was lovely and food was delicious. Cannot recommend Southdrive Beach Resort enough!
Avoid this place at all costs. 1. Roosters crowing next to your room from midnight to early morning non stop! 2. Toilet flush is weak. 3. No housekeeping. They don't send anyone to change sheets, pillowcases and blankets. Expect to be using the same sheets on your 3rd day. 4. The roosters will drive you nuts!!
Great place para makapag relax, malayo sa stressed ng manila. Nag travel kami by roro , sinakay yung car at nag drive mula calapan papunta sa resort. Pero worth it naman yung place nagustuhan ko kasi ang tahimik, sarap matulog. Thank you kay ate ching at sa daughter niya super ok sila pati mga staff ng resort. Minsan masarap talaga mag travel maski malayo lalo na maganda yung pupuntahan.
A lovely little beachside resort, beautiful location, great room with air con and a big shower, only metres from the beach. Very friendly staff, great Pork Adobo for dinner, and only a couple of hundred metres from the ferry port. And all for only php 2200 per night.