Our Stay At The Most Exclusive Resort In Cebu – Badian Island Wellness Resort
Badian Island Wellness Resort is the most exclusive resort in Cebu ’s south. There were so many things that made this hotel unique from the excellent service to the fresh and delicious food to mindful yoga classes on the beach. Keep reading for my full review on Badian Island Wellness Resort.
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The resort was built over 30 years ago by German philanthropist Hartwig R. Scholz together with Filipino business partner Maria E. Catral who owns and runs the resort mainly to provide employment to local residents around Badian Island and to help boost tourism in the Philippines. The reason the island has power is because of them. How cool is that?! This is something that really stood out to me and inspired me.
How To Get Here
To get to the resort, you fly into Cebu’s airport and then take a 3-4 hour private transfer or bus to the dock. From the dock which is open 24/7, you take their boat to the island which is a 5 minute boat ride. If you don’t like long car rides, Badian Resort has it’s own helipad allowing for a quick 25 minute ride via helicopter from Cebu Airport.
We stayed in an executive suite which I highly recommend because you get the full experience. Being able to have your own private pool with a view like this was so peaceful. The rooms are very large with a king size bed, WiFi, air conditioning, shower & bathtub, minibar, bathrobes, slippers, tea & coffee maker, and a safe. There’s no TV but this is not a place to watch TV, this is a wellness resort where you should spend every moment being present.
The Food – Panorama Restaurant
The overall dinner experience here was so memorable and FUN! We laughed so hard every night because they had live music and everyone would start dancing. Each night is different but when we were there one night was live music, the next was a dancing & singing performance by the local kids from the school on the island (the girls taught me their moves – it was so fun), and the last was dinner on the beach with a guy playing the harp live.
The restaurant gets all of their food locally. They even have an organic garden at the resort where they grow lots of their fruits and vegetables. We got fresh juices with every single meal because they were all delicious – highly recommend.
The Spa & Thalasso Falls
The resort focuses on sharing the gift of holistic well-being by introducing natural Thalasso (ionized seawater) spa treatments to heal and revitalize the body. We got a couples massage at the spa which overlooks the ocean and wow – so zen. You must get a couples massage here. You will not regret it.
Things to Do
There is so much to do at Badian. You can go to their beach or swimming pools, snorkel at Coral Garden, scuba dive, kayak, paddle board, play at the floating gamehouse, or join yoga & Zumba on the beach. Badian is the only resort on the island, but there is a small village behind the resort that you can walk to. The island is quite small and it easy to walk around and meet some of the friendly locals.
Things to do nearby
There’s also a lot you can do nearby Badian including canyoneering at Kawasan Falls, experience the sardine run in Moalboal, or go Whale Shark Watching In Oslob.
Hope you enjoy your stay at the most exclusive resort in Cebu – Badian Island Wellness Resort!
Book your stay at the most exclusive resort in Cebu – Badian Island Wellness Resort here.
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