Friday, September 20, 2013

Luxurious Rural Rereats in Iloilo

Dr. Ulysses Valdez Farm, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo, photo by Bombette G. Marin


Life in Iloilo is not confined to the malls, restaurants and bars as it also offers various activities for all types of vacationers all year round. If you are a bit of a luxury traveler who expects the finer things in life, Iloilo has a lot of different options for you. Enjoy the sites in a rural setting and partake the fun as these activities will surely entice guests to visit the province every year.

If you are a bit of a luxury traveler who expects the finer things in life, some towns has a lot of different options for you. And if you are seeking beautiful inland and island resorts, these are the perfect places for you.


photo by Bombette G. Marin

SHERIDAN Boutique Resort in Barangay Buray, Oton has 10 guest rooms that afford privacy while still providing complete hotel pampering services. Delight your palate at the Ayanna Restaurant. It has an elegant mini-convention hall that can accommodate a group of 200 persons. The beautiful swimming pool is the centerpiece of the resort. With Sheridan you will be close enough to the big city if you want to go shopping or go to a nightclub, while at the same time being far away enough to get some peace and quiet. For more information, go to www.sheridanboutiqueresort.com or email at inquiry@sheridanboutiqueresort.com or you may contact their Iloilo Sales Office at (033) 3960033 or mobile at (+63) 09173077638.

photo by Bombette G. Marin

ADHARA Resort in Barangay J.C. Zulueta St., Barangay Poblacion, Oton is known for fun family getaway and honeymoon with seclusion, peace and privacy. It offers guests amenities of a good-quality inland resort destination with the comfort and privacy of a resort vacation home. Guests of the resort also have exclusive access to the pool and can enjoy outdoor activities such as horseback riding, kayaking ad sailing. For ADHARA, you may contact their font office at (033) 3362247 or email at reservation@anhawanbeach.com.


photo by Vincent Angelo Gefes

Sol Y Mar Family Beach Resort in Barangay Namocon, Tigbauan is a family-owned business situated in a scenic cluster of beaches. It has a gym, private rooms, horseback-riding activity, a lovers’ cauldron, tree house, a restaurant/ bar and an open pavilion. This resort is not to be missed as it embraces the playground of the tanned and in high spirits. For more information, please. For more information, please contact Miss Denny S. Tenefrancia at 0919 8914555 or at 511 8288. You can email them at solymariloilo@yahoo.com.

photo by Vincent Angelo Gefes

Bearland Paradise Resort in Barangay Tan Pael, Tigbauan offers luxurious accommodations boasting inviting comfort to its beautiful cabanas with bedrooms good for two and good for four, each equipped with air-conditioning, satellite TV, shower and bath and your very own private balcony awaits you too. The resort also features sophisticated pools for kids and adults. For more information please contact (033) 333-0748 or at 09174698512 and 09186297840 or visit their website at www.bearlandresort.com, facebook.com/bearlandresort admin@bearlandresort.com

photo by Bombette G. Marin

RACSO’S WOODLAND in Barangay Rizal-Tiguisan, Guimbal is an inland resort with wildlife and mini-hotel. The whole family will enjoy a variety of exotic animals in its wildlife zoo and aviary. They have 39 fully-air-conditioned rooms for overnight stay and a function room for special events. Its restaurant at the poolside area serves all kinds of dishes; from light snacks to heavy meals. Other amenities include a swimming pool, a river flowing pool, shooting range and a recreation center. General admission is at P50.00 consumable. For more information, please contact (033) 5120013.


photo by Vincent Angelo Gefes

IGBARAS HIGH MOUNTAIN VIEW RESORT in Sitio Pasong, Igbaras is a mountain resort-style lodge with outdoor swimming pools, rest houses for those who would wish to stay overnight. It has zip-line for those who are adventurous in spirit. For more information, please contact 09189795030.


photo by Vincent Angelo Gefes

Garinfarm in Purok 11, San Joaquin is also a perfect venue for programs for the youth and adults as well as a variety of activities for a wide range of groups. This inland resort has all the adventure you need­­: agriculture, leisure and pilgrimage. For those who would want to stay overnight, it has Family, Standard and Single rooms that are set on the higher part of the resort which gives guests more privacy and exclusivity. For more information, please contact 033 314 75 55 or 0916 667 6851 or email them at info@garinfarm.com bookings@garinfarm.com.


photo by Bombette G. Marin

CASA FIAMMETTA in Barangay Tabucan, Barotac Nuevo is a guest ranch and inland resort with riding, camping, swimming and kayaking activities.  It has a riding school that offers lessons on English Equitation with modules from basic, intermediate and advanced courses. Accommodations include six air-conditioned log cabins with bath suitable for singles and couples and family. For more information, please call 320 0977 or at 09207124912 and 09063994319 or email at casafiammetta@yahoo.com.


photo by Harold Zieghenon

Pineridge Bucari in Barangay Bacolod, Leon is set in the midst of mountain ranges and every room has its own special view of this splash of nature. The pine-clad area is also never far from the resort. For visitors, a minimum fee of P150.00 goes with a native coffee and dessert. For those who would want to stay overnight, rooms are available for a group of six (6) persons. Gourmet meals are on a reservation basis to a minimum of five (5) persons. For more information, please call (033) 320 0977 or mobile at 09063994319 or you can email them at info@pineridgebucari.com.


photo by Bombette G. Marin

Mila's Hill Inland Resort in Barangay Pasil, New Lucena is another family-friendly resort with various attractions. The whole family will surely love this place. It is also a perfect hideaway that offers complete privacy and good accommodations with air-conditioned rooms for couples, friends and family. For more information, please call 3969698 or at 09059347957.

photo by Ronnie Poblacion
DAMIRES HILLS, Tierra Verde in Barangay Damires, Janiuay, is a great getaway from the crowds and overcast of the city, whether for a day or a weekend. Reawaken your zest for life with simple sensory pleasures.. Against the backdrop of mountains, relaxation comes easily in this resort. It has cogon huts for groups; family rooms for an overnight stay; function rooms for trainings and seminars; and a stunning pool---the social epicenter for the resort for guests of every age. It offers a lot of activities for the whole family to enjoy. For more information please call 09096991390/ 09176325901 or email at damireshills_philippines@yahoo.com.ph.


photo by Vincent Angelo Gefes

VILLA TERESITA RESTHAUZ BAMBOO RESORT AND ADVENTURE PARK in Barangay Tubang, Maasin offers inland adventure such as swimming, horseback riding, fishing and zip-lining. It has an air-conditioned family rooms; a pavilion that can accommodate 300 persons perfect for important family occasions. Cottages are also available for that fun group outing. For more information please call 09095012398 or 09488700200.


photo by Bombette G. Marin 

DR. ULYSSES VALDEZ FARM in Barangay of Rizal, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo prides itself on being a family-friendly resort with many activities available for both parents and children. The resort presents an ambience that is in tune with the rural surroundings. The resort is equipped with three fully air-conditioned, functional cabin style rooms in a style that befits the environment of a farm. Fr more information, please contact Mrs. Merelyn P. Valdez at 09298366075/ 09228267231/ 09065556375 or at telefax (033) 3620208.

photo by Vincent Angelo Gefes

MARBUENA BEACH RESORT in Binongan-an Island, Ajuy is a beautiful island holiday destination. Activities include sailing, fishing and scuba diving and trekking. You can beach-hop your way down the Island situated seven kilometers from the poblacion.  It boasts of white sand and its clear blue water. The resort offer air-conditioned rooms as well fan rooms for couples and groups. For more information, please contact Marbuena Island Resort at 0929-6465415 or at (033)3291780 or email: marbuenaisland@yahoo.com and check their website: http://marbuenaisland.multiply.com.


photo by Bombette G. Marin

TERRA VERDE FARM AND FOREST PARK in Barangay San Antonio, Ajuy is an inland resort with facilities and the amenities blending perfectly with its natural environment. It is surrounded by lush trees with and an ever-so-peaceful environment. Visitors will find very clean rooms for very reasonable prices. The fan rooms with private bathroom in duplex style that can accommodate a group. A beautifully and intricately designed mini-convention hall that can host seminars, small conventions and special occasions camouflages the ambience of the resort. For more information, please contact them at 09177233324 or at (033) 392-0210.

photo by Bombette G. Marin

MARICHITA’S BED AND BREAKFAST in Barangay Pili, Ajuy is a charming, small privately-owned accommodation facility with a wonderful view of the sea and Ajuy’s coastline. This two-story accommodation facility is decorated with a tasteful inspirational blend of local art and contemporary comfort. It offers six comfortable air-conditioned rooms, a communal kitchen, a roof deck perfect for that intimate evening party. For more information, please contact Mr. Roy A. Latap at 09275226031.


photo by Bombette G. Marin

RODBON PLACE in Barangay Aspera, Sara offers 12 air-conditioned rooms for a group of two and four persons. It has a restaurant, a videoke room that can accommodate a group of 20 persons. For more information, please contact, Mr. Kenneth Montinola at 09198667563.

photo by Bombette G. Marin

ALEXIS AND ALEXA POOLSIDE PENSIONNE in Barangay Damasco, Sara has seven (7) air-rooms for those who would want to stay overnight; three (3) rooms have air-condition and four (4) are fan rooms good for couples and a group of five (5) participants. It also has a swimming pool that is open to the public from Mondays till Sundays. For more information, please call 09999959156 or 09308440198.

Enjoy elegant accommodations, fine dining, and thrilling recreation at these beautiful resorts where you will have the opportunity to experience the best rural Iloilo has to offer, whether you are looking for relaxation or adventure.

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