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Best Value Accommodation on Bantayan Island – Sunday Flower

Sunday Flower

Finding a peaceful place to stay in Sta Fe (covering the eastern portion of Bantayan Island) should never be an issue. An area of 110.71 km2 with a population of only 136,960 (2010 census) including the nearby islands. Positively, one of the most laid-back travels you could ever experience.

Furthermore, decent, best value for money and good reviews are my criteria for booking a hotel and after few days of researching, I decided to book Sunday Flower Beach Resort. We paid for less than 2,000php (44$)/night good for 3 persons. Perfect for the low-cost traveler but no breakfast included.

Located at 232 Batiancila Street Pooc, Santa Fé. Approximately, 10-15 minutes away from the port. This mixed residential and beach resort area didn’t disappoint our stay. It was the best accommodation I ever had so far. Why?

Best value for money

We got the studio type room which we considered our home for 3 days and 2 nights stay. The room has a mini living, dining and kitchen area. 1 big Air conditioned bedroom with 2 beds (double and single size). 1 bathroom with hot and cold shower, 1 toilet room at the back of the house. Complete with basic kitchen and eating utensils, flat screen TV, electric fan and personal router for Wi-Fi.

 

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Our home for 3days and 2 nights. We got the 1st floor.

 

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Living Area

 

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Back or Dirty Kitchen

 

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Single Bed

 

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double size bed

 

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Kitchen Area

 

Best customer service

Versatile, swift and helpful are not enough words to describe Daisy. Absolutely, the management of this resort is very fortunate to have her. She managed the reception area, she was also the concierge; ask daisy she will make it possible. If you want to rent a scooter/bike, massage, mineral water, tricycle service and directions. It’s just one dial away with daisy. She takes care of all the guests very well, she cleaned every room, cooked our food and she knows how to make a conversation with all the resort’s guests. She’s approachable, humble and sensible staff. We had fun talking with her. She deserves a raise!

 

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With Daisy Wearing White

 

Location

To be fair, it was not the premium location in the wide and long white beach of Sta Fe. The resort was clean but trashes are anywhere near the sea. Particularly to the right side of the hotel which is a residential area and it saddened me to see trashes in the whole stretch of the beach. Both locals and tourists are unconcerned in cleaning the coast.

It’s low tide every morning. Not an ideal place for swimming. Despite that, local fisherman and women who are picking up shells are always open for conversation. The best part of the beach was on the most left side of Sta Fe facing the sea (Kota beach).

it’s just 10-15mins walk from Sunday flower. Sleep quality here was perfect since it’s away from some bars and restaurants. Once the sun has set, the island become calmer only a few establishments are open. Generally, no crazy and wild nightlife here.

 

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View of the beach

 

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Beach Chairs are available.

 

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Public dining area for guest

 

If I will be visiting Bantayan Island again on a budget, I would definitely choose Sunday Flower Resort. It has all the basic things that I’m looking for budget travel. Besides, I found the quality of sleep and the tranquility that I’m looking for a beach resort.

 

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