Ravenala Beach Bungalows

Ravenala Beach Bungalows

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#3 of 8 special resorts in Moalboal
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino, German
Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Diving
Game room
Snorkeling
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Full body massage
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Salon
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Safe
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Non-smoking rooms
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TheReids wrote a review Mar 2020
Vancouver, Canada284 contributions327 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 9 nights in a comfortable ocean facing bungalow (#7) which was about 50 ft from the water with groomed tropical gardens and white sand beach between our private patio and the water. Our room was basic as depicted in their photos but everything worked well,a comfortable king size bed, good air con, a safe, intermittent internet access that was adequate for our needs, and most nights were so quiet we often slept for 10 hours. On the first day we had a couple of special requests to make our room what we wanted and the staff zipped around to make them happen. One day Maria even arranged for the 10 minute tropical rain storm that I requested!

We booked here for the snorkelling and were pleased with the good variety of undamaged corals, lots of tropical fish, and the pleasant surprise of finding the reef wall so close to our beach access. It was a delight to swim with 5 turtles of different sizes and colourings during our days there. The grounds and the white sand beach were groomed every day by Ravenala staff.

We found the Panagsama beach area in the unofficial town of Moalboal to be too crowded, congested, and noisy for our taste; we much preferred the tropical oasis of Ravenala so we ate most of our meals 'at home'. There are many delicious international choices that pleased the many repeat and long term guests and us. We enjoyed several off-menu Filipino dishes just by requesting them. Everyone loved their breakfasts beginning with the fresh fruit platters followed by a choice from several Filipino or Continental offerings - probably the best bacon in the world! Everything was always served with smiles and warm greetings. All the staff is excellent.

It might be good for you to know that you don't have to worry about figuring out how much cash you need to bring with you (as you do at some other resorts in the Philippines). You don't need to be handling money all the time here, all your food and drinks will be put onto your account, you get a detailed itemized bill at the end which you can pay by Visa. Maria does a masterful job of tabulating all this for you.

We had a good time and are taking lots of great memories home with us.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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beeebers wrote a review Feb 2020
Reno, Nevada31 contributions33 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The positives; great location steps off the beach, super nice staff, good curry dinner and decent breakfast.
The negative; room dark, needs refurbishment and painting, improved lighting, was dated with a hostel feel. Bathroom moldy, exposed electrical wiring, unclean. The whole property feels dated, as if it has had better days. We stayed two nights of the original four scheduled, then moved to a different venue .
We were told by the staff that this was the best room at the hotel. In all fairness we met a couple from Germany who has been going there for 31 years and seemed very happy with the facility.
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Date of stay: February 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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AmyLim wrote a review Feb 2024
2 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the BEST place I’ve stayed at for a vacation, and I meant THE BEST.

From the first day of arrival after a long drive from Cebu city, we were greeted by Ravenala’s lovely team. The beach bungalow was clean and the staff already turned on the A/C to welcome us. I love the bamboo furniture (bed frame and chairs), very eco friendly. The climate was actually really nice, the sea breeze at night was cooling enough that we didn’t need the AC at all. I’ve had some of the best sleep at Ravenala, with the sound of the waves in the background, I slept like a baby.

Shoutout to Maria and all the lovely staff who tended to our needs, from dining to booking taxi or tuk tuk, gave honest advice on prices and made sure we were not overcharged. She always addressed us by our name and made us feel like part of the family. I insisted on hugging Maria at the end of our trip and genuinely felt sad that we had to leave.

Breakfast was yummy. There was a selection of continental or Filipino breakfast with eggs, hams, sausages, bacon, toast, jam, butter, fresh fruit, juice and free flow of brewed coffee.

Dinner option was great too. We enjoyed the serene atmosphere so much that we chose to avoid the crowded Panagsama and ate onsite every night. The staff will come take your order for dinner in the afternoon and adjust according to your schedule.

From the beach bungalow, it is only less than 50m to the shore of White beach, which is clean and stunning. My partner and I could swim on our own out to the reefs within 100m to shore and spotted more than 10 turtles in just one swim. There were sardine runs too. Throughout our stay, we snorkelled and free dive 2-3 times everyday.

We love the place so much that we regretted booking only 3 nights.

Ravenala, we will be back 🥰
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Emil R wrote a review Mar 2020
Roskilde, Denmark2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a very bad experience with their café.
My girlfriend and I both othered the pasta bolognese to start with. After 15 minutes, the waiter told us that they didn’t have the tomato sauce ready and offered us to wait an hour or to order something else. Being hungry, we reluctantly both ordered the grilled chicken with fries. After a few minutes, the waiter came back again and told us that they didn’t have the grilled chicken. Therefore, I ordered the BLT while my girlfriend ordered the cordon bleu. The BLT arrived after around 15 minutes, but we didn’t receive my girlfriend’s meal at that time. After I had finished my sandwich (approximately 15 minutes), we asked whether her food was on the way to which the answer was “Yes, 5 minutes.” However, it didn’t arrive until 10-15 minutes after we inquired about the missing meal.
It naturally was not the waitress’ fault, but we barely even got an apology from her.
Food was ok. Nothing special and not worth the wait.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Zeynep wrote a review Nov 2022
Victoria, Canada120 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staff is top-notch! Lovely ladies are always smiling, helpful and awesome. Everyone was amazing.

Room is big, clean, and facing the ocean ( stayed at room #1) I loved to wake up and see the blue sea
Away from the busy town center. Always quiet and has breeze of fresh air from the sea.
You can rent a scooter and tour the area but you'll be very happy to come back to this peaceful heaven.
On the beach!

Wifi could be better...
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Room #1 was the best in my opinion
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Kristinstrauss wrote a review Mar 2024
Algonquin, Illinois5 contributions4 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved this place. The people were amazing, the service was excellent and we loved the beach area and the ambiance. A small, secluded family style resort that we were able to sit and have a conversation while the staff brought us coffee, tea, water and food. We were completely relaxed the whole time. As a person who travels many times per year, my experience here was one of the best. Mostly because of the staff. They were outstanding. I’ve stayed at some of the most expensive places in the USA, and the service here blew those 5 star expensive resorts away. I would stay here again. It’s nice to be around personable, friendly people who are committed to making your stay comfortable. Thank you Teresita and your wonderful staff! ♥️♥️
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Gwen M wrote a review May 2022
7 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very happy with our 2N3D stay. We were a family consisting of 8 adults, 2 teens and 1 child. Most of us stayed in the barkada room. Both rooms were clean and well maintained. They offer good food choices and breakfast is a must. The best part of our stay was the staff - very attentive and accommodating to our requests. We all felt really pampered and well rested. Highly recommended. We intend to come back again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Mcor223 wrote a review Jul 2022
Kerrville, Texas208 contributions13 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We opted for the quieter White Beach area instead of the hopping scene of the Panagsama Beach . We were very glad we did. Ravenala had beautiful and well manicured grounds and the rooms were pretty spacious although basic. The restaurant had a pretty good menu and the staff were all wonderful and accommodating. We got to know the owner of the resort, Teresita Saavedra Schaap and she was just wonderful! Would highly recommend this resort and hope to come back next visit.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Avail of the snorkeling excursions with the local boatmen. I think it was only 400 pesos. Also do...
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scrvds wrote a review Feb 2023
Amsterdam, The Netherlands120 contributions65 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very low key and relaxed. Basic but comfortable rooms. Restaurant served great food and drinks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their biggest treasures are their tranquil and green garden as well as their house coral reef, where we spotted many beautiful fish and even 3 turtles! Service was amazing too, very helpful and sweet group of girls running the place.

Good to know: further away from Moalboal town, which wasn’t a problem for us as we wanted quiet. Also, cash only!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Meiqui wrote a review Apr 2022
Tagaytay, Philippines14 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Since covid-19 era, a lot of us are stuck and unable to visit great places in our country -Philippines.Trust that we can explore this beautiful land again.. slowly. One great experience we had in Ravenala Moalboal Cebu, our whole family enjoyed our stay especially the kids. Its clean, safe, great food, very accommodating staff headed by Maria & Mari, even the owners: Teresita & her husband Edward warmly welcome us in their resort or should I call paradise. I highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Answer from Lenka S
Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic9 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi, the resort is quite far from the airport, 3 hours drive by car.
hiachemi asked a question Dec 2018
Province of Pisa, Italy8 contributions1 helpful vote
Dive center on site?
luca wrote a tip Feb 2024
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The reef is not deep 1-3 m. In the end, it goes deep, but also there is a place where turtles are."
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MICHELLE C wrote a tip Nov 2023
18 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Since the beach is shared for public use, it could get noisy in the wee hours so I suggest to choose a bungalow farther from the beach"
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Zeynep wrote a tip Nov 2022
Victoria, Canada120 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room #1 was the best in my opinion"
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Mcor223 wrote a tip Jul 2022
Kerrville, Texas208 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avail of the snorkeling excursions with the local boatmen. I think it was only 400 pesos. Also do the sardine run"
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Fiona J wrote a tip Jun 2019
Warwick39 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had a room facing the beach. I never got tired of the view! There was an aircon unit and a fan."
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PRICE RANGE
₱2,758 - ₱4,049 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ravenala beach bungalows hotel moalboal
LOCATION
PhilippinesVisayasCebu IslandMoalboal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ravenala Beach Bungalows
Which popular attractions are close to Ravenala Beach Bungalows?
Nearby attractions include Pescador Island (7.4 km), RJR Minigolf Moalboal (4.8 km), and Panagsama Beach (4.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ravenala Beach Bungalows?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Ravenala Beach Bungalows?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ravenala Beach Bungalows?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ravenala Beach Bungalows?
Conveniently located restaurants include Smooth Cafe Moalboal, Hungry Monkeys, and The Three Bears.
Does Ravenala Beach Bungalows have airport transportation?
Yes, Ravenala Beach Bungalows offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Ravenala Beach Bungalows?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ravenala Beach Bungalows?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Filipino.
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