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Whispering Palms Island Resort

Sipaway Island San Carlos City Negros Occidental, Negros Occidental Philippines
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Sipaway Island San Carlos City Negros Occidental, Negros Occidental Philippines
Whispering Palms Island Resort
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G2Kpauly wrote a review Feb 2024
Melbourne, Australia1952 contributions792 helpful votes
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I really enjoyed my 2 nights here at this lovely resort. It's a big place with 2 pools and many activities like billiards, table tennis, darts, a playground, a mediocre beach, and a mini zoo and some monkeys. The staff were all friendly and helpful too. Wifi was good and it's easy to get to from the pier on a trike. Food and the room is a little pricey I thought but worth it.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Elvira Bergado wrote a review Dec 2022
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We stayed there as four people two german and two Filipina. A huge resort and great place to stay and relax. maintaining cleanliness inside the room and outside. There are so many activities to do and enjoy within the resort. They also serve delicious food that we really enjoyed at a very reasonable price. The staff and owner are so accommodating, friendly and respectful. we don't want to leave. 18 days was not enough for us to stay. The place is recommendable to those who want to relax.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ingela A wrote a review Mar 2020
Krakow, Poland150 contributions23 helpful votes
That was fantastic and the staff and owner was very service minded and lovely. We visit the island for wedding and it was a wonderful wedding. That was not high season so we have the resort for us self.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jeselle Aguilar wrote a review Nov 2019
Cainta, Philippines17 contributions4 helpful votes
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My family and I visited and we took a 15 min boat ride and a few minutes motorbike ride (habal-habal). The place was pleasant enough except for the workers using chainsaw and it was very loud to the extent that we couldn’t hear ourselves. The food was okay and they only accept cash. Overall the experience and stay was great. My family and I enjoyed!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Agot76 wrote a review Aug 2018
Illinois176 contributions80 helpful votes
Went there with the family (large group). Took the boat from San Carlos City to Sipaway island. I must say that the boat ride was pleasant! You can see corals and fishes swimming by from the boat. When we got to the resort you have to hop off the boat and have to walk a few meters in order to get to the walkway going to the resort. The walkway itself was slippery that you have to be careful not to slip. The resort itself is so so. I guess decent enough for a day trip. We had our lunch at their restaurant , nice clean but it needs more lighting. The food was just ok but the staff were wonderful. The surroundings have this nice "nature" vibe and good for photo shoots:-)
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Sosyboy wrote a review Mar 2018
Muscat, Oman55 contributions14 helpful votes
I and my friend visited Sipaway Island, from San Carlos City you have to take a boat going to this Island. The travel time is 15 mins only, upon reaching sipaway you have to ride a motorbike(habal-habal) they will bring you to your destination. We came early to this Whispering Palms Island Resort hahaha, because we so excited so we wait for the hotel to open. We are lucky that day only very few tourist came so we enjoyed a lot swimming in the swimming pool and exploring the beach front. The place is so relaxing and very peaceful. I wanna come back if i have the time next time.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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larister wrote a review Mar 2018
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom22 contributions22 helpful votes
We booked this place based on the Lonely Planet recommendation, and only checked TA reviews a few days before arriving. We were pretty nervous, especially about the crappy beach and "resort-wide sound system". Luckily, our fears were unfounded. Sure, it's not a five star resort, but we got the cheapest room and I'd say it was really good value for money. The sound system is only in the restaurant - we couldn't hear it from our room (except in the toilet), so no problem there. In the evening, the main sounds we could hear were from fellow holiday-makers in the bar. I get the feeling that's a regular occurrence but wasn't a major problem for us. The resort is wonderfully kitsch in general; we thoroughly enjoyed just mooching around and spotting the random statues and hidden gems. The beach is indeed not an idyllic white sands kind of place, but it's still pleasant to relax on the free loungers there and read a while. Note that the resort does have picturesque beach huts out to sea, accessed via a walkway, but oftentimes the dive centre's compressor is on and it's a noisy beast. Snorkelling is pretty decent, and Mia who runs the dive centre was great. Every room, even the cheapest, come with a two-person hammock. It was a fantastic amenity to have and really enhanced our stay. The rooms were clean, came with a free water tower, and a decent bathroom. We're not fans of caged animals so can't really comment on the minizoo. Being able to borrow bikes for free was great though, and highly recommended. Everyone we passed on the island gave us a big friendly smile. The German chap (Stephen?) on the counter is indeed somewhat brusque, but we found him helpful if not altogether warm. The rest of the staff were really lovely; they seem to work long hours and do a great job so we hope they're remunerated fairly. On wifi: you get a code so can only have internet access for one device per room per day. Speed seems to vary from 2.5kbs (prehistoric) to 250kbs (reasonable, but still on the slow side). We only spent two nights but wish it could have been more. It was a perfect end to our trip.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Samuel B wrote a review Jan 2018
England79 contributions60 helpful votes
Would be brilliant but its over. Spent a lot of time and money to visit and it was a total disappointment. A very interesting resort with many features, some good, some terrible. Obviously a massive investment was made building on this large site but now showing its age and like many Filipino resorts experiencing falling occupation rates, decay, and raised room prices. Has many day visitors who pay an entrance fee but 'picknick' (sic) with their own food and drink. You can only get a standard room by buying from a booking company on line. At check in you will be told that they are all taken but there is no one in any of them! Reserved for Agoda, Booking etc. The GOOD points. THE FOOD Excellent food on a wide and interesting menu. Portions are huge, good value for money. Really enjoyed everything we ate. THE ROOMS Our Deluxe room was well equiped, clean, spacious and comfortable. Plenty of hot water, good aircon, thankfully no TV. Noisy fridge though. THE STAFF All we met were polite and efficiently friendly.The German owner would benefit from a charm lesson however. FACILITIES Many and varied, sports and recreational, darts, pool, archery, gym, library(all German), 2 good swimming pools, monster chess etc. Free cycle hire. THE SITE Huge, mainly well kept. Plenty of grass and space for guests to move around. No vehicles allowed inside, excellent idea. But there are BAD points. THE BEACH There isn't one! Just acres of dirty broken coral, destroyed mangrove and very shallow water. Forget about it. Ecological Disaster area. The resort photos of the beach are not what it looks like. THE 'ZOO' One lonely female crocodile, Pathetic pacing monkeys in a cage, the outside ones that are more on view are better off but not much. Empty cages, just a few birds. THE RESORT WIDE SOUND SYSTEM A total pain in the butt, same drum & bass or thrash trash all day every day throughout the resort, no place to escape it. Very intrusive and annoying. Who is it for? The staff or the few guests? All the worse for the all night booming noise from the village 2km away. Impossible to sleep.The palms may have been whispering but never heard them for the racket everywhere. THE PICKUP TRUCK Worn out and a disgrace, but they charge for it! THE CEMETARY Next to the only entrance, can't miss it. In bad taste? A shame we had to leave after only 2 nights because we could not sleep. We intended a long stay, an expensive and unsatisfactory visit we will not repeat. Rooms are not cheap, price has to cover the costs of subsidising underpriced standard rooms and the extensive facilities. We would have been happy to pay even more if only we could have had a good nights sleep.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Tour532820 wrote a review Jan 2018
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Poor policies, not very accommodating, you cannot do anything much. Even asking for a glass of water they have a ridiculous policy. Staff training is also poor. Food not that good. You cannot even use the amenities.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Inés R wrote a review Nov 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia10 contributions3 helpful votes
Pros: - Amazing environment, Sipaway Island is wild and beautiful - Very friendly and helpful staff - WiFi despite its remote location - Bikes for free use - Beautiful gardens and installations - All kind of spots: table tennis, pool, a mini zoo, a garden for praying (many religions represented), two sea water swimming pools... Cons: - They only accept credit cards and there is not ATM in the island (only in San Carlos) - The rooms and the food are just ok (at least the Deluxe Room) - The insect repellent is not an option, in the common areas such as bar and restaurant there are not candles or similar to drive them away I would recommend it for a 3 nights stay because getting there takes time.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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₱2,716 - ₱3,904 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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whispering palms island hotel sipaway
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whispering Palms Island Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Whispering Palms Island Resort?
Nearby attractions include Alinsyawan Falls (2.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Whispering Palms Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Whispering Palms Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Whispering Palms Island Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tio Apin's Inasal, Michael's Burgers & More, and 10.9 Restobar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Whispering Palms Island Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Whispering Palms Island Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Is Whispering Palms Island Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.