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Monday, April 8, 2013

Best Western Cebu Sand Bar Resort: A New Face of Cebu, Philippines' Island Getaway Experience


In every traveler’s heart, there’s always that urge to explore something new out of his/her passion of traveling. So, if you’re making Cebu, Philippines as one of your island destinations this year (or in the near future), this post is for you.

THE RESORT AND LOCATION
Best Western Cebu Sand Bar Resort is a newly opened hotel and resort in Metro Cebu.  After their soft opening last March 6th, 2013, the resort starts to accommodate a number of guests, either day usage or with overnight stay. It is situated in Wahing Street, Barangay Alegria, Cordova, Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines. You may refer to below maps as a guide in getting there. If you're departing from Marina Mall Mactan (nearby Mactan Cebu International Airport), it's like 15-25minutes drive (depends on the flow of traffic).

 Map of Mactan Island, Cebu showing Best Western Cebu Sand Bar Resort 
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 Map of Cordova in Mactan Island, Cebu showing Best Western Cebu Sand Bar Resort 
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 To get there via public transportation, you may take any multicab/jeep with 'Cordova' sign board and drop by Cordova crossing (as shown on below map) and get a ride via tricycle (inform the driver ahead that you're heading to Sand Bar Resort in Alegria, Cordova which is just few blocks away from the Barangay Alegria Gymnasium or Alegria Elementary School). With this, it will take around 30minutes ride (jeep then tricycle) if you're departing from Marina Mall or nearby Mactan Cebu International Airport (depends on the flow of traffic).

 Map from Cordova Crossing to Best Western Cebu Sand Bar Resort
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THE FACILITIES, SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES OFFERED

Part of choosing a best escapade is the facilities and services that suits your needs and convenience. Best Western Cebu Sand Bar Resort has below facilities:

 
*58 well-designed guest room with Hotel Safe Deposit Box
*Adult/Kiddie Swimming Pool
*Pool House (Good for Day users, also those who opt for an overnight stay)
*Conference Facilities (good for business meetings & events)
*Gaming/Entertainment Center (Board Games & Video Games via Xbox 360)
*Modern Filipino Restaurant with Bar
*Parking Facilities
*Non-smoking Rooms
*2 Elevators

The resort also offers these services: 24-hour Front desk assistance, Late Check-in/Check-out, Airport Transfer, Car/Rental Service, Banquet/Catering Service and Foreign Currency Exchange. For the activities, it can cater for an Island Hopping, Board/Video Games (Xbox 360), Water Inflatables, Volleyball, Snorkeling, Karaoke Rooms and ATV.

THE RATES & INCLUSIONS
 
 1) Getaway Day Use Package - there are two (2) options which you or your group would want to consider in terms of budget or convenience.


Option A) Php 499 nett per person (Adult rate, 13 yrs old and up), 
Php 375.00 nett per person (kids 5-12 yrs. old only)

Inclusions:
*Welcome Drinks
*Set lunch
*Waived entrance fee to the resort
*Use of swimming pool from 8:00am to 5:00pm
*Use of public shower area and changing rooms

Option B) Php 250 nett per person (Adult rate, 13 yrs. old and up)

Inclusions:
*Waived entrance fee to the resort
*Use of swimming pool from 8:00am to 5:00pm
*Use of public shower area and changing rooms
*Children 12 yrs. old and below can avail half of the price. Children 4 yrs. old and below accompanied by at least one paying adult is free of charge (maximum of 2 children).

NOTE: Please be advised that the food and beverage items bought from outside sources MAY NOT be brought and consumed in the resort. The rates are subject to change without prior notice and cannot be combined with any other promotions or offers.

If you're asked by the resort staff as to where did you know/hear about the resort, please indicate Traveler's Couch Blog.

2) Hotel Room Accommodation - good for overnight stay. Below are the introductory rates, valid for either single or double occupancy.



Deluxe Room - Php 2,999.00 nett
Suite Room - Php 3,499.00 nett
Extra person/bed - Php 950.00 nett

Inclusions:
*Welcome Drinks
*Use of Swimming Pool
*Breakfast good for two persons
*Complimentary bottled water daily
*Free WiFi access
*No additional charge for children 12 yrs. old and below sharing a room with parents.

Check In Time: 14:00 (2:00PM)
Check Out Time: 12:00 (12:00 noon)

NOTE: Please be advised that the rates are subject to change without prior notice and cannot be combined with any other promotions or offers. For overnight stay, reservations must be guaranteed by a credit card or receipt of advance payment and room preference is subject to availability.

If you're asked by the resort staff as to where did you know/hear about the resort, please indicate Traveler's Couch Blog.

PHOTOS/IMAGES

You may refer to below photos and images taken last April 6th-7th, 2013 to have an overview of the Resort. You may also visit my Facebook Photo Album as well for more photos or images of Best Western Cebu Sand Bar Resort. (Note: Please click below photos to enlarge)


Photo of the Set lunch as part of the inclusions of the Php 499 Getaway Day use Package. (You may need to click the photo to enlarge)


The view of the pool at the 2nd floor of the hotel. (You may need to click the photo to enlarge)


The Best Western Cebu Sand Bar Resort (You may need to click the photo to enlarge)

Friends enjoying their afternoon swimming at Best Western Cebu Sand Bar Resort (You may need to click the photo to enlarge

Beautiful sunset view in Best Western Cebu Sand Bar Hotel (You may need to click the photo to enlarge)

The Deluxe Room of Best Western Cebu Sand Bar Resort (You may need to click the photo to enlarge)

Best Western Cebu Sand Bar Resort - Hotel Lobby (You may need to click the photo to enlarge)
Best Western Cebu Sand Bar Entrance (You may need to click the photo to enlarge)

You may visit my Facebook Photo Album as well for more photos or images of Best Western Cebu Sand Bar Resort.

 RESORT CONTACT DETAILS

You may contact Best Western Cebu Sand Bar Resort through below details:


 Best Western Cebu Sand Bar Resort
Wahing St., Alegria, Cordova
Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines
Telephone No.: (63 32) 238 4217
Mobile No.: +639173090236 (Globe),
+639334394797 (Sun),  
+639285591487 (Smart)
Email Address: info@sandbarcebu.com
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/CebuSandBarResort
Twitter: @Sandbarresort
Official Website: www.sandbar.com

If you're asked by the resort staff as to where did you know/hear about the resort, please indicate Traveler's Couch Blog.

Below is a promotional video which gives you a preview of Best Western Cebu Sand Bar Resort, brought to you by Traveler's Couch.



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About the Author

Engr. Moon Ray Lo is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering - Major in Computer Networks. He is currently working at Timex Philippines, Inc. as an EDI (Electronic Document Interchange) Systems Analyst which covers Philippines, USA and Canada systems. He loves blogging, photography, travel and graphics design. [ Contact Engr. Moon Ray Lo ]

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