After 2 hours from Cebu of competing with buses, two wheel motorised transport, jeepnays and tricyles, we finally arrived at the relaxing Dakong Bato Resort where the balcony of our clean and spacious room overlooked the sea in the distance, and the gardens and pools below. Room rates are as given on their webpage, no more than stated, and very reasonable. The resort, by its very name, is not 5 star, but it's comfortable and offers different levels to wander around, sit and relax, 2 different swimming pools, a small water slide and access with steps to beach water albeit without a sand presence. We chose not to eat the evening buffet, but instead drove to the local market to buy fish and meat which was barbecued for us by a resort staff member and eaten alongside the pool under a thatched cottage roof with the sea breeze. Free karaoke at the next pool was a noisy distraction. Breakfast was simple. Overall, it was a welcoming stay and is obviously a sought after hotel site for friends, colleagues and team building groups to visit and spend a day, enjoy food and swim in the resort's waters.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at the southern part of Cebu specifically at the municipality of Dalaguete in Barangay Coro, guests of Dakong Bato Beach and Leisure Resort are assured of no problem finding it as this has been used as a marker to signify entry into the said municipality. "Dakong Bato" translates to Big Rock in the English language. Once you will see the landmark just before you enter the resort's gate, you will instantly understand why such the name... For it literally is what it means. Dakong Bato and Leisure Resort offers fully-air conditioned rooms each with its own private bathroom, equipped with TV and DVD. Rooms can accommodate 2-10 people depending upon its size, whether for couples, families or barkadas. There are specially-designed rooms for workshops and teambuildings as well. Always out to give the best, quality service, this beach and leisure resort comes with free WiFi access to its guests and visitors. Cottages are available for guests who want to spend the day cooling themselves at the beach or taking a dip at its child-friendly spring water pool. The latter, by the way, comes with a slide and a jacuzzi that's perfect for instant relaxation via massage with warm waters. Manicured lawns adorn the whole resort resulting into a lot of nature green color meant to soothe and calm one's soul. For guests on their teambuilding, an array of activities await in line: For the sports buff, the basketball court and water volleyball at the pool are sure to give you good sweating and exercise. For the more adventurous spirit, there are rubber kayaks and dingy boats for rent and a cave adventure adds a cool twist to the otherwise laid-back atmosphere. Apart from this though, what also makes Dakong Bato Beach and Leisure Resort famous is its association to the Visayan folkore which tells the story of "Maria Cacao", the half immortal who made the huge stone the docking place of her golden ship which carried the cacao she sold to Manila and outside countries. Such is the reason why it is said that even if it has been many centuries already, the marker is said to be "immovable" and still literally growing. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dakong Bato Beach And Leisure Resort Dalaguete, Cebu Island