We went there with my family 2 weeks ago. And we stayed in the family pavilion room. All I can say is that they should treat every guest the same level weather they are staying in the most expensive room or not. The breakfast service are not the same with the guest that are staying in the deluxe room to the guest that are staying in the family room. Deluxe/villa guest can enjoy a breakfast buffet at the main restaurant while we are staying in the family room that we paid for almost 35k pesos for 2 nights sent us to the other place that they just serve a bland preset meal. We had experienced the worst food ever on this resort. And the customer service is also poor. We checked in at 3pm and left for the beach and when we came back to the room at 6pm they still did not deliver the towels in the room.. We already tried to call the housekeeping 3x but still they did not deliver the towels right away. They waited until my mother went to the front desk to make a complain. And the pool is so dirty they did not even know how to maintain a big resort like that.
The food was really bad and the path going to the beach smells bad (baho ug canal). Their pools are not that nice. I expected the resort to be way nicer than cheaper hotels but I got disappointed. Not worth it.
This is my third visit to Dakak with the last visit over 15 years ago. The place seems the same except for improvements: more cottages, additional pool, new location for the front desk, and additional food outlet and function room. The service has improved and the food in the menu is delicious! The downside, limited internet access (available only in the front desk). It would have been great if the shuttle service uses solar power instead of gas powered.
If your are on a tight budget you don't have to pay its expensive accommodation. You can enjoy the beauty of the resort and the powdery white beach as a back-packer or day-tripper by paying its entrance fee for a day visit.You don't have to rent a car or a van in going to Dakak.You can take the regular air-conditioned coasters from the Dipolog integrated overland transport terminal in barrio Santa Isabel going to Dapitan.From the public market their are three-wheeled vehicles going to the resort and other beaches like Napo.
Since the pool are for guests just take a bench fronting the beach and open your picnic bag for your lunch on the beach. There is a fish sanctuary few meters off the shore for you to snorkel. The resort has is aquatic sports center where you could rent a jet ski,a motorboat for island hopping and diving equipment. You can use Dakak as jump off place in going to nearby islands of Silinog and Aliguay which are under the jurisdiction of the local government. Restaurants inside the resort are expensive so bring some food and bottled water.The sandy beach is cool just like on Boracay. The scenery is awesome with its villas overlooking the golf course. You may learn some golfing tips from its own academy. Try to look for retired general Ranes, who is a regular patron of the club.
The bottomline is you can enjoy the beauty of the sea, the scenery and everything in Dakak as a one-day tourist. Take your dinner and enjoy the night entertainment in nearby Dipolog.
When you're in Dipolog City, you should visit Dapitan City. When you're in Dapitan you should visit or at least stay overnight in Dakak.
Its a complete package so far.. beach, swimming pool, gym, they have it. Chinese, Italian restaurant, bar, you'll have your options.
Room is good, staff are good, its a very rewarding getaway..plus a free tour to Fantasy Land, good shows and presentations, I'm proud to recommend Dakak!