Posted by November 22, 2012on
Maayong aga, Malipayong Pag-abot! exclaims the front desk officer, as I hurriedly got my backpack from the shuttle to check in.
It is going to be an exciting 3d/2n beach escape at the Alegre Beach Resort in Sogod, Cebu.
I arrived in Mactan Cebu at around 9:30 in the morning. The travel from the airport to Sogod Cebu is quick. We arrived at the resort after an hour and a half drive.
Upon arrival welcome drink was served. After registration, I was briefed about the physical layout of the resort. The property is quite big. you need to do a little bit of walking to go from your room to the beach or going to the spa or the front desk.
Alegre Beach Resort is classified as a 5-star AAA resort. So I expect nothing but the best accommodation. I was assigned at the cabana #20. It has an ocean view. Oh boy! Who doesn’t love to see the sun rise up in the morning over the aquamarine waters? The cabana has two king beds. Room is fully air conditioned. The mattress and pillows are very soft and comfy. The toilet and bath is an experience in itself! I just love their toilet and bath! It’s so big! Everything was done in marble. very classic. There’s a bath tub right at the center. Shower can be found of the left side, while the toilet can be found on the right. A closet and safety deposit box can be foundat the side of the T/B room. The room also has other standard amenities like telephone, flat screen television with cable channels and complimentary WiFi Internet Connection. And because there was Internet, I was got to finish some pending tasks during the night.
Dining at the resort has always been an exciting experience for me. It has always been a feast for the senses especially when foods get served in front of you.
I tried to scan the menu and most of the menu items being offered are Asian-inspired. During my three day vacation, I got to sample Rice Paper Rolls with Thai Barbecue Chicken, Vermicelli, Vegetables and Nuoc Mam dipping Sauce. I also got to Sample their version of Nasi Goreng, Mi Xao Don (Vietnamese Crispy Noodles), Oven Baked fish in Banana Leaves with warm Thai green papaya salad, and coconut creme brulee. I also got to sample their popular Filipino breakfast fares like tapa, daing na bangus, and danggit.
Rice Paper Rolls
The food is good! Although I find the Nasi goreng a little bit too greasy, everything else was good. During my stay at the resort, the restaurant was having a major facelift, so they had to temporarily move the restaurant to their function room. During a dinner meeting Sir Bruce and Miss Lyza of Aegre Beach resort, both hinted that the new restaurant would open its doors this December.
Alegre Beach resort will not be called a 5-star Resort for nothing. Aside from the long stretch of white sand beach, the resort is also known for its topnotch facilities and amenities that teach guest would surely love.
This world-class resort has its own spa that offers different treatments for relaxation. During my stay I got to sample the Indonesian Massage. they also have a 47-meter long swimming pool + 2 smaller pools for the kids. A dive shop can also be found at the far end of the resort where one can enroll for a dive certification or simply rent snorkel gear for fish feeding activity. The resort also has a game room with billiards table, table tennis, darts and other board games, they also have gym equipment. They also have an outdoor basketball court and tennis courts. A gift shop can also be found at in front of the reception area for this who wish to buy souvenir items.
Thank goodness there’s a lot of cheap flights now to Cebu. I would say that It was one of the best 3 days and 2 nights I have experienced ever! Although I was alone during my trip I still got to enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and walking along the beach all by myself. The service provided by the staff is exceptional. From the Front desk staff down to the beach cleaners, everyone wears a smile, and shows to each and every guest their unique brand of Cebuano warmth and hospitality.
During my stay certain areas of the resort are undergoing renovations. Many of the areas are targeted to open by first quarter of 2013. That would mean better facilities for the resort. Hurray!
Many thanks to iTraveler Asia for sending me to Cebu and experience the world class Alegre Beach Resort!
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