I didn't sleep at Patrick, I was at Romantic Beach Villa nearby that I would highly recommend. We just got involved in an island trip with Patrick's. I went there to change money and I met the owner, Andreas.
It was at the end of our holiday and I told to Andreas that we didn't have the chance to see the Island, since we have a 6 months old girl and a 3 years boy, too complicated. He offered us a trip in a beautiful part of the island where he has a property, I asked him if it was an appropriate trip for a baby and he told me that it was fine, even his baby (18 months) used to go there.
He told us that this trip was already organized for a guest who was going to pay 3000 Pesos, and that we could join them and share expenses with this guy.
I was happy to see the other part of the island and I was ready to enjoy the morning out, Andreas told us that we will go from 9 am to 2 pm, it was fine for me I could still enjoy my afternoon in the Romantic.
The next morning we left Patrick's at 10ish with the other "guest", Andreas told us that the road was not in great condition but we didn't expect so in bad condition: it was rocky and in a severe bad condition, the Van was bumping all the time and it was a rusty- old Van with a broken window fixed with plastic paper. The A/C was not working so we left the Van's door open to have some fresh air, my husband was keeping the door open with his hands during the all trip otherwise kids were too hot. Dusty and heat were coming in and I was keeping the baby strong in my arms for all time to avoid that she will fall down. Finally we arrived at his property, nice long beach but nothing so amazing to justify the bad road. Speaking with the other "guest", the one who the tour was organized for, I discovered that he was a long-time friend of Andreas and that they were going to his property to check it and to evaluate the possibility to build an house together there. It was not a touristic trip for a guest, it was just a trip for two friends to check the location for their house together.
I was so mad with Andreas, he found a chicken to cover his own trip's expenses and to make even profit! It would be fine if my baby girl won't be there but come on how can you bring a baby with the road in such condition?? On the way back we passed through a nice lagoon beach but he didn't show to us, he just told us that it was nothing special in the afternoon with no low tide. So we spent 5 hours jumping in this rusty old van with dusty all over just to stay one hour in a beach, nice yes but not worthy at all.
I paid my bill because off course it was also my fault, but Andreas didn't explain properly the trip, it came out that it was long time since he was there, so why you involved a family in such a nightmare trip? I spent the same amount of money to go with Roman, the owner of Romantic, to visit three islands on a super speed boat and enjoying a nice fish barbecue in the beach at night, all inclusive!
Be aware of this guy, he's looking for money all the way around.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located in General Luna on Siargao Island, Patrick’s on the Beach is a lush tropical beach front resort surrounded by beautiful trees, flowers and a pristine white sand beach. This unique resort offers the total Philippine experience. Perfect for a Honeymoon Destination, ideal for Diving, Snorkeling, Surfing, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, Kite-Boarding, Kayaking, Fishing, Jungle Hiking, Island Hoping, Caving, Mountain Climbing, Bird Watching, Action Touring, Fun & Games and much more… ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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