20 minutes from the airport, we turned left from the National Highway and entered a secluded area, passing through what seemed to be nipa plantations. At the end of the road is Sta. Monica Beach Club. I figured there’s no way one could walk from the resort to the national highway, but don’t worry as you can easily hire tricycles to take you to the city proper, and back.
Santa Monica is a sister resort of Amorita Resort, Bohol. Having visited Amorita last year, I somehow had expectations for this newly-acquired property.
As I disembarked from the van, I was warmly welcomed by genuine smiles from the resort’s staff. They led me to register and check in at their office since there was no appointed front desk yet. (The resort was not yet formally open during our visit. Various improvements are being undertaken to spruce up the property). After the quick check-in process, I was then accompanied to my room
A big white room greeted me. My room, which was recently refurbished, had nothing fancy, but I loved how it was all about space and simplicity.
The room had an open closet, a personal refrigerator and a cable TV. Complimentary bottled water was also provided and replenished daily.
The beds were all white and the pillows were soft enough to induce sleep.
The room had a clean bathroom and powerful hot and cold shower. But what caught my attention were two bottles which resembled liquor bottles. These actually contained the lemongrass shampoo and liquid soap. Both smelled so good that I wanted to take them home.
Just a few steps from my room is a pavilion, the main dining area of Sta. Monica.
The dining area was located directly beside the pool, perfect for taking dips before or after meals.
Santa Monica Beach Club has great food!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gracefully situated amidst nipa plantations in a quiet fishing village in Dumaguete City, Sta. Monica Beach Club offers a revitalizing resort experience in the heart of the "City of Gentle People." Managed by boutique hotel group One-Of Collection, the Dumaguete beach resort is one of the provincial capital's most iconic and elegant leisure, events, and wedding destinations. Utilizing the finest local materials and craftsmanship - with contemporary coastal design themes and a modern Filipino aesthetic - Sta. Monica Beach Club features a three-bedroom Beach House, plus 18 deluxe rooms and lofts that integrate seamlessly with the surrounding natural environment. Sta. Monica lies on the coast of Negros Oriental's southern peninsula, only 10 minutes away from the Dumaguete Airport and Seaport and a one-hour flight from Metro Manila. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Santa Monica Beach Hotel Dumaguete City