Magical Cebu with Kandaya Resort
The rose-pink light of dawn, deep blue calm waters, and a thresher shark as calm as the water, 10 feet away from you. Sounds like a scene out of a Steven Spielberg movie but really was this thalassophile’s heaven.
I had been hearing a lot of things about the beautiful, dreamy spots Philippines had to offer and I finally decided to experience them firsthand. The insatiable thirst for the underwater world took me to Cebu, Philippines. And it did not disappoint.
Cebu, located in the Central Visayas, was the first place invaded by Spaniards in 1521 and was the old capital of Philippines. Now it’s well known for the friendly whale sharks, canyoneering over mystic falls and of course, the pristine white sand beaches!
The highlight of my trip was my stay at the Kandaya Beach Resort. Some places leave a mark on your heart and become a prime memory. Kandaya is one of those. Located in Northern part of Cebu, Daanbantayan, a three-hour ride from Cebu Airport, it is luxurious, serene and invigorating.
A private fully furnished villa with a bonus of private pool facing the calm waters of the Visayann sea. The whole resort is well built and caters to people from all walks of life. They offer multiple activities – a free tour around the resort, a spa – which specializes in a massage using cowrie shells, horseback riding, and excursions. I particularly enjoyed the horseback riding, cruising through the famous Malapascua Island & seaplane transfer from the resort to the airport! – it brought back so many memories from when I was young.
The trip was a memorable experience of a lifetime where I was fortunate enough to experience luxury at its peak. My stay was truly eventful because of the complementary Horse ride around the property, private pool and kickass nightlife with sand bars and delectable Sea Food.
While I could have experienced any of these activities at another destination, all this became more exhilarating as I chose to stay at a place where I looked forward to going back every day after a long day of wanderlust.
If you are looking for a fun, laid-back beach vacation, Cebu is the place to be and the Cebu experience would be incomplete without a stay at Kandaya. The resort brings out the sense of luxury at its best!!