Resort on Bantayan Island
When a person is
looking for adventure and desires to travel to a location that is
unspoiled, and untouched by the commercialism of most other resorts in
the world, Maia's Beach Resort on Bantayan Island fits that need.
It was on my second trip to Bantayan Island that I had the priveledge
of coming to Maia's Beach Resort. Not found on the normal well beaten
path of the Santa Fe Hotels and Resorts of the Island, Maia's is
located on the National Highway, just past the entrance to the
Municipality of Bantayan.
From the moment that you make the left turn at Maia's sign, you realize
that this Beach Resort is going to be nothing like the other resorts on
Bantayan Island. Alone on a secluded section of beach front property
with no other resorts nearby, there are no loud bars or bass
thumping beach parties as one sometimes finds on Santa Fe. Instead
Maia's is a place of peace and quiet and genuine serenity.
about a mile along the narrow forested road to Mia's, you come to the
entrance to the beach resort that looks more like a quiet residence
than a resort for guests. This is because the owner of the resort also
make their home on the site of the resort. Just past their home at the
entrance to the resort you come to the grounds of Maia's which is
neatly and beautifully manicured daily by the resort staff.
Native style bungalows near the white sand beach invite you to enter
into a world where the former stresses of your busy life will be
forgotten the first hour of your arrival. A sparkling private swimming
and waterside dinning area are all uniquely Maia's. There
is literally no other place on Bantayan Island quite like Maia's Beach
The following pictures and descriptions are illustrative of exactly
what you will find at this unique resort. The staff is warm, friendly
and will do everything possible to insure that your stay with Maia's is
memorable and pleasurable.
Above: The view from the open air
dinning area of Maia's located near the entrance of the resort.
ultra private white sand beach of Maia's is extremely quiet and
relaxing. Perfect for a leisurely swim in the 85 degree water, or an
afternoon read with your favorite book as you nod off into a wonderful
Above: Maia's has a wonderful
feature that is unique on Bantayan Island. An ocean front terrace with
spectacular views of the sea, beach and nearby fishermen who cross back
and forth throughout the day with their catch. The terrace is both a
bar and restaurant serving traditional Filipino meals as well as
European and American favorites.
Below: One of
the best features of Maia's is that all of the rooms are the same
price. As of January 2011 Maia's fee per night for all of their
accommodations is just 1,850 Pesos. This translates to less than $40.00
per night for a beach front room in a secluded tropical resort.
Above: When you come to Bantayan
Island, it must be with the foreknowledge that this is a modest, simple
island that has resorts in the two to three star classification. There
is no place on the island that has the type of luxurious accommodations
that many Americans and Europeans are accustomed to at five star
resorts. For myself, I love the fact that the rooms are simple, modest,
yet clean and comfortable. The furnishings are adequate and meet the
basic needs of anyone who resides within. If you require a luxurious
resort with rich and opulent furnishing, then you will not be satisfied
with any resort on Bantayan Island. If however your goal is to spend a
week or two on a remote tropical island where peace and serenity
overrule the stresses of your life back home, Bantayan Island will be
perfect for you.
has wonderful small private pool on the grounds of their resort that is
perfectly maintained daily. A few comfortable padded loungers line the
edge of the pool and make for an afternoon of relaxation and rest.
The following are
the current price information for Maia's Beach Resort as of December
2010. Please contact the resort directly for any questions on the
current price of rooms that will be applicable during the time of your
All of Maia's Cottages come with Air Conditioning and Full or Twin
beds: for just 1,850 Pesos per night which includes breakfast for
Breakfast only from 115 to 165 Pesos
Lunch or Dinner from 145 Pesos
To Make a Reservation at Mai's Beach Resort, CLICK HERE
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