I highly recommend the Eden Resort for anyone who visit Oslob for whale shark watching. It's in close proximity and probably the nicest hotel around this area and good value.
The staff are helpful and friendly. Food is great and affordable. But it is a fair bit to travel from mactan airport. It probably took me 4.5 hour by the Ceres liner. But it is the cheapest way to get to Eden. The bus stop right in front of the hotel and cost you only 169 peso. You can take a taxi from mactan airport to the south bus terminal, took about 30 mins and 475 peso. It's pretty confusing once you get to the bus station. You need to pay 5 peso to get inside the terminal building and then you need to quickly locate the Ceres liner that go to Lilaon. You will need to queue. But the queue is not obvious and people are sitting in the waiting area. I have no cue who is waiting for what. Being a foreigner, I just kind of jump the queue and rush to the bus that I need to get on. Manage to get away with it. You tell the driver where you need to get off and they will take care of you. No sweat.
I love the Hugh balcony of the Eden hotel. It's facing the sea and right on top of it. Beautiful view. Don't be scare by the look of the beach. It is rocky (full of coral stones) but once you get into the sea, you see beautiful, healthy coral reef. There are starfish everywhere. The fishes are small but plenty and they are beautiful tropical fishes.
You can ask the hotel staff to arrange a tricycle to take you to whale shark watching. Only cost 440peso 2 ways. The price for whale shark watching has gone up so much. 1000 peso for snorkeling and 1500 peso for diving.
The massage is great, again all you need is ask. Only 350 peso per hour.
There isn't much to do around this area. So, I could recommend a day trip to the Sumilon island bluewater hotel. 1500 peso per person for day trip including lunch and use of facilities like swimming pool.
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- Also Known As:
- Eden Resort, Sumilon Island Hotel Sumilon Island