After 2 1/2 weeks at the Blue Orchid in February, we had no desire to leave. Everything about this simple, beautiful, small resort is personal. Resident British owner Michael, resident Finnish managers Heidi and Marcus and all the great Philippino staff make sure your every wish is attended to. Everything is clean as a whistle and well maintained. Our room as made up every day before we returned from breakfast. The diving and the dive operation is superb and customized to the wishes of the divers. Want a massage by the sea under a thatched roof? Just ask! Want a private dinner on the "beach"? Just ask! If Marcus, a fine chef, senses you like a little food adventure, he'll surprise you. The regular menu is on the web site and has a large variety of fresh offerings. We stayed in a deluxe double upstairs with a nice balcony overlooking the sea. Don't hesitate to let Heidi arrange some excursions. We enjoyed Kawasan Falls and our trip to dive with the whalesharks at Oslob was a real highlight. The clientel is international, friendly and interesting. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual. We would return to the Blue Orchid anytime.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our beautiful, private, seaside resort accommodation is tucked away in a secluded corner of Mac Payong, just 30 meters from the 2km White Beach. Just a short drive away from Moalboal and Panagsama, it offers a quiet, idyllic setting for your holiday. The location couldn't get any better for diving as one of the best reefs in the area is directly in front of your ocean view room. The reef is perfect for beginner divers, and also for snorkelers. However the step walls make an exhilarating dive for seasoned advanced divers. The resort's architecture is a blend of Mediterranean and native styles incorporating local stone and thatched roof with white arches and Spanish tiles. Each room has either a large arched doorway or huge glass sliding doors to provide guests with amazing ocean views. Fall asleep after a hard day's dive to the sound of gentle waves and the wind gently blowing through the yucca trees. Office hours: 8am to 8pm Email to arrange airport pickup with a minimum of 24 hour notice. Check -ins are to be arranged in advance if past or before normal office hours. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Blue Orchid Hotel Moalboal
- The Blue Orchid Resort Moalboal, Cebu Island