Ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Shanghai
Your own private island resortPosted Jun 23, 2014
Pros: The staff was a delight. They sent us off with a lovely song, an experience I will never forget.
Cons: I think there could be some sprucing up here and there but all in all it's lovely.
Location: It is quite far from the airport (3 hour drive) but well worth the trip and there is a lot of snorkelling, island hopping and activities nearby.
What a lovely stay my family and I had at Badian Island Resort and Spa. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The restaurant served fresh, organic food with vegetables grown in their garden. We took part in several excursions planned by the water sports team including scuba, snorkelling, interacting with whale sharks and visiting beautiful waterfalls. We felt like we were the only people there.
for Getaway With Friendsby A verified traveler
Old Hotel but Friendly ServicePosted Oct 14, 2013 on Hotels.com
Hotel is aging and in need of a serious upgrade. Location is not ideal as it's a small island and food subsequently being overpriced.
for Couplesby Jackie from Melbourne, Australia
Most Romantic Paradise Island Resort!Posted Sep 8, 2013
Pros: The pool villas are spectacular. They are spacious with an amazing view from your private pool. The staff go out of their way to help you.
Cons: There is a big mark up on food, drink and excursions. The treatments at the spa are also quite expensive.
Location: The resort offers water activities, including scuba diving and paddle boating, and excursions to Kawasan Falls and whale shark-watching.
Badian Island Resort is a beautiful, relaxing and welcoming place to stay. It is worth the three-hour drive from Cebu airport. You are welcomed on arrival with a flower garland and drink. My partner and I stayed in a pool villa, which was massive, with a stunning view from our private pool. Every day the staff decorate the rooms with flowers. There is only one restaurant on the island but dinner is served on the beach or by the pool. The staff will try to up-sell you meal packages which are quite expensive (but do include a large amount of food and drink). It is cheaper to order off the menu each day. Happy hour is between 4:15 and 6:15 at Shell Bar on the beach. There is also a games room where you can enjoy your half-price cocktails while playing a game of billiards. The resort offers a number of excursions off the island, including a guided tour of Kawasan Falls, island-hopping and whale-shark watching. It is worth saving some extra money if you wish to partake in more than one of these, as they are quite pricey. The resort has a PADI dive centre. You can obtain your full diving accreditation in two days or do a half-day beginner course. The island is close to coral reefs filled with amazing marine life. The customer service is excellent; they will go out of their way to accommodate you. The island is great if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday; there were few other guests during our stay in August.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Expensive, but scenery and snorkeling were greatPosted Aug 22, 2013
Cons: Adjust prices and improve quality of food by revamping menu and kitchen
TIPS: - When coming from Cebu City, the most viable mode of transport is the AIRCON bus from the south terminal - there are only around 4-5 trips per day so find out schedule. We made the mistake of settling for the regular bus and it turned out to be quite a difficult trip given the amount of people on the bus and the general discomfort when you hit the mountain section. If you're willing to spend more for comfort, ask the hotel for a shuttle service. I tried looking online for cheaper van/car rentals, but the hotel seem to have the best rate. - Tricycles are scarce; majority are still single rider motorcycles so make sure you can carry your luggage with you on a motorcycle - The side trip to Kawasan Falls is worth it (approx 15-20mins away from the Badian wharf, Manay-as) PROS: - Rooms were comfortable and clean - Staff members were pleasant and generally helpful - Facilities were well maintained - Excellent boat transfers - Scenery was delightful (the backdrop of undulating mountainside against the ocean shore provides a great view for beach goers) - Fantastic Snorkeling (The Coral Garden was pristine and vibrant) CONS: - Despite the good discount from Expedia, I found that room rates were still quite steep - Food was unremarkable and expensive
for Everyoneby Alex from Washington, DC, USA
Wonderful experiencePosted May 26, 2013
Pros: The food, and the Island
Cons: Not enough time spent there we could have stayed longer
Location: Great beaches, clean rooms and lots of privacy
Words can't describe how wonderful our experience was. From the moment we arrived to the Island to the day of departure we were treated like royalty. The staff was wonderful, and the Island activities were so much fun. The food at the restaurant on site was very good, breakfast was great and the dinner by the beach was also great. I have no negative comments on our stay, we will definitely return next year to see our tree that we planted. Badian Island is truly a wonderful experience and should not be missed. There is a great feeling being out there it is almost like you disconnect form it all and can relax and enjoy the Island. I highly recommend this resort and most definitely I recommend it for honeymooners. I would also recommend visiting the local islands by boat.
for Everyoneby Greg from Australia
ExcellentPosted Sep 4, 2012
Cons: Did not get to stay longer
Location: A true paridise
One of the most beautiful places on this planet, Everything from our arrival to our departure was outstanding. Wish we could have stayed longer. The staff were so very helpful, the food was outstanding and overall this place is great value for money. A true 5 star resort, well done to everyone there
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Doha, Qatar
Costly, yet memorable trip.Posted Aug 24, 2012
Pros: Staff courtesy and friendliness.
Cons: Costly food and staff's inability to take decisions about guest's concerns. for small things, they had to call the owner who was living in Germany.
Food and individual entertainments were too costly. That too we were stuck in the island resort where one cannot go out and buy his own food easily. Being pure vegetarians, we had very limited choice, yet the staff did their best to rotate the menu, Staff were very good in their hospitality and I would say that is the strength of the hotel. Every outing is extra and costly. I wish they include basic entertainment such as as trip to the islands (island hopping) and basic massaging and spa. Even access to spa was chargeable. At least, they should have kept drinking water free of charge. The adjacent room requires AC as it was too hot during the night. I was looking forward to visit Kawasan waterfalls but it was closed for renovation. I wish the hotel informed us well before we asked for it. I hope the owner of this hotel read my comments to make positive improvements. The receiving of us and the farewell given was really nice and touching.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
niiiiiicePosted Jun 23, 2012
very good serviece and they all friendly and helpfull
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from singapore
a heavenly resortPosted Jan 28, 2012
a lovely resort with the warmest hospitality we ever had a perfect place for a vacation
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Doha, Qatar
ParadisePosted Aug 11, 2010
This place is amazing. Great location, great resort, great staff. Everything is fantastic.