Upon returning from recent weekend trip to Moalboal have to agree with the review by Michael W. We booked our rooms pretty late, so there were no available in usual resorts like Tipolo. Also we wanted to explore that northern part with White Beach and all that stuff. Of course we were attracted by highly photoshoped images in Agoda.
Reality came as huge shock. First of all, there's no way get there by car. They have some wild path, which you can go by bike, still it can be tricky. Otherwise you have to go it barefoot. Seeing this we all know where that title came from.
Now as for the rooms. There were no toilet paper, no soap, no shampoo. Each item you had to inquire from very tired staff members. Floor was full of sand in both rooms. Aircon in one room lacked of remote control, it was important as that model is operated by RC mostly. Also in both toilets flush system wasn't working. Some technician came up and "fixed" it, but still it was easier to remove pan cover and to flush by hand.
That's not all. In the early morning there was blackout. Aircons were down, also the water pump of course. Happily this facility has its own generator. Sad thing is that this generator is located just near living rooms. So sunday morning was full of that awesome noise.
You get all this precious for 2500PHP per night only. What a great deal we have here. There was that guy who came with his girlfriend in some quest of romantic vacation I guess. He paid 5 nights ahead. Poor him.
Among other features I'd love to mark.. This so called resort is really remote from main village. We have to drive for about 10 minutes to reach Moalboal spot. Also they don't serve any meals, so you have plenty of choices: you can go to Moalboal on your own (it'll be about 200PHP on tricycle! madness! good thing we had our bikes), you can send some staff to Moalboal to buy groceries for you and they'll cook it for free, you can go to other nearest resort and have your meal out there. I vote that last option. However it's much better not to stay at Barefoot at all, or just leave the place ASAP.
The beach is great, just as always in Cebu, in Philippines. Yet another time I agree with Michael - the owner of this place just gets his profit from original nature location, without investing anything into its improvement.
- Also Known As:
- Barefoot White Beach Resort Moalboal, Cebu Island