it was an unplanned overnight stay at Caluwayan. It was recommended to us by the neighboring Jasmin Beach resort since they are fully booked. The rooms were new and modern, with infinity pool fronting seaside and overlooking rock formations. one thing to learn about "waray's" : upfront in speaking tagalog (not using courtesy words like PO and OPO, commonly interpreted as impolite), shy type which is translated by others as snob people. a tourist should have the understanding of the culture for them to appreciate the people. I informed by husband and friend about it during our stay.
the staff, receptionist and manager are all accommodating. we were even accompanied to the neighboring barangay to look for "banig" as our pasalubong (signature mat of waray).
the owner had a huge heart for his fellow resident by giving them chance to work in the resort. she admitted the need to educate the staff in terms of courtesy and hospitality since most of them are non-professionals and grew up locally.
our overall stay is good . . . super relaxing.
Food > not so good.
P.S. please do not expect good internet connection. wifi is only located in one limited area.
- Also Known As:
- Caluwayan Palm Island Resort & Restaurant Hotel Samar Island
- Caluwayan Palm Island Resort And Restaurant