This is the fourth time i visited the resort and to sum up my experience of the place, it went from good, to fair, to bad, to so much better.
First time I was there was in 1998. It still had few amenities but what stuck in my mind was the delectable breakfast we had then and the tranquility of the place. The 2nd time was okay and the third time was really, really bad due to the very poor service from what were obviously untrained staff and their insouciance to our needs.
Anyway, I wasn't expecting much when we went back late last year. It was a very pleasant surprise to see that so much has improved especially the service and attitude of the staff. There was no fuss in checking-in and checking out. Cottages/rooms looked the same though since 1998. We paid P8,000 for a deluxe room. The price came with a room and breakfast for four, 4 tickets and free rides to and from Gloria de Dapitan, and free use of the pool/etc.. There were three pools, I think, and my kids really enjoyed the slides. The resort had lots of choices for breakfast. There were also concrete roads all around the resort making it convenient for us to go from one place to the next.
We didn't get to enjoy the place much since we had to leave early at 8 am the following day. But because of the experience we had, we are again making plans to go back to the place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dakak Park and Beach Resort is the closest place to paradise one could ever experience, with its beauty and serenity. Dakak started operating on 1988, was conveniently positioned in the southern part of the Philippines and surrounded by mountains in its west. Situated at Taguilon, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte, Dakak tactfully eludes the typhoon belt, making it an ideal all-season destination for travelers. Dakak is the first five-star resort in Mindanao with "AAA" accreditation from the Department of Tourism, located along a private 750 meter white sand beach. From the original two (2) cottages, it has expanded into 64 cottages with 160 fully-furnished; 64 Bungalows; 98 Deluxe rooms; 2 Executive rooms; 16 Prime Deluxe rooms; 14 Beachfront rooms in native duplex type bungalows with capiz shell window panes; and three (3) Family Pavilions with 30 family rooms and one (1) Presidential Suite. Through the years, Dakak received various recognition locally and internationally among which are the Kalakbay Award for Resort on 1989 from the Philippine Department of Tourism; 16th International Award for Tourist, Hotel and Catering Industry on 1991 from the Trade Leaders Club and Editorial Office Madrid, Spain; a certificate of excellence by the Prestigious Resorts of the World on 1992; and has participated in the Dream Incentive Contest theme for the Philippines that has won the "Best Showcase 1997" in the Incentive Travel and Conventions, Meetings Asia (IT&CMA) last December 1997. Dakak Park and Beach Resort continuously strive to carry out its mission - "an abundance of recreational activities and entertainment, warm Filipino hospitality, and environment friendly ambiance." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dakak Park Beach Hotel Dipolog