We pass through several resorts in Bantayan and I can say that Anika, if not the best is the favorite destination of local & non-local guests. What sets them apart from neighboring lodge is the architectural design of this resort. The rooms are contemporary and laidback though a bit small. For P1,750/ night, this is a steal for such a lovely place. Bantayan beach is like an old Boracay, unexplored & non commercialized hence, this is not a place for party people. The resort has no amenities except for the restaurant wherein the menu is change every week. They have limited choices but you can ask them to cook something that's off the menu, you just need to request in advance.
Three stars instead of 5 because of one reason, the resort's crew. Unfortunately, my partner had a sudden allergy after having our supper, his eyes were turning red and his face swollen. I can let pass the fact that they don't have a first-aid medicine at the resort & I appreciate that they made their way to town at 10:00 pm just to get us one. While waiting for the meds, we opt to do cold compress and to my surprise, after being informed that it was an emergency, who in the right state of mind would ask you to pay first that P15 bucket of ice before they'll give you one? Read on. After 40 minutes, a woman knocked to hand me the medicines (thank God it was a mild allergy, if its a serious one, you'll get killed in this place), she didn't even bother to bring a glass of water, I'm lucky to always have a bottle in my bag. Ridiculous! And to aggravate things, when I'm about to close the door, she was asking for payment when they can just charged it to your room.
They obviously don't belong in this kind of business, too bad for the resort as it seem to have a high potential. And one last thing, this is not a wet market, restau staff should be attending to their guest's needs instead of exchanging gossip over the counter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sta. Fe's newest resort destination.A 7,000 square meter property with 19 distinctively custom appointed container van accommodations set amid the lush tropical greenery of the resort town of Sta. Fe, Bantayan capturing the expansive white sand beach, refreshing crystal clear waters and breathtaking sea views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anika Island Resort Bantayan Island, Cebu Island