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“If you're after a remote backpacker paradise this is the place for you”
Review of Isla Hayahay

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Isla Hayahay
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Calape
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 January 2011

Stayed here with my boyfriend in early November. Like many of the other reviewers we did a 4 night, 3 day package with an extra day tagged on. If you're looking for a place off the beaten track to relax with some brilliant excursions thrown in this is the place for you. If you're looking for luxury then it isn't a luxury resort. The service is brilliant - from our pick-up at the airport (after we were delayed for three hours, they were still waiting patiently!) to the food which was some of the best we've had on holiday. We were the only people there which sometimes felt a bit isolated, but that's not necessarily Paul & Ayla's fault! The rooms aren't the most luxurious by any standards, they could do with a revamp. There is air-conditioning which works but it's very noisy - so if you're a light sleeper who needs air con it might not be the best option. The fact there there is TV & the owners let you use their internet, read their books etc is really good especially when the tropical storms hit! The tour of the island is brilliant - well worth doing! Definitely go to the chocolate hills.
All in all it's really good value for money - if you're after a remote backpacker paradise this is the place for you. Thanks to all the staff for a lovely stay!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 December 2010

This isn't the place you go to party...this is the place you go to relax!! As long as you have your mind set on relaxing, you'll enjoy it.
Stayed here as the only guests in late november. Chose a package deal which was worth every penny. Spent 4 days and 3 nights not having to think at all...the food was absolutely delicious(all in all the best on our 2 month trip!)
The day trips were interresting...Snorkelling near the giant clam sanctuary was brill actually, nice to see that the corals and marine life were thriving. 2 months and MANY snorkelling trips later, this came in 2nd place, only Coron was better. Accommodationwise; the beds were dead comfy, the a/c worked/ there was pleany of water WITH pressure, and it was clean. Telly with plenty of channels for the rainy days.
The owners Paul and Ara and the rest of the staff were friendly, at times funny and helpfull. All in all, I had a great time here.
P.S; tropical climate with tropical, rather hungry mosquitoes...don't forget the repellant!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 December 2010

My mom and I stayed there for 3 days 2 nights. Had the countryside tour on the second day and we were accompanied by no less than the owner herself Ms. Ara. The experience was great and she and the driver were patient enough as my mom & I were enjoying the scenic view. Afterwhich, we spent some time snorkelling ang Sir Paul, like his wife, was truly kind to assist me in my first-time snorkelling. If u're looking for the best spot to do some relaxation while enjoying great food, Isla Hayahay is definitely the place for u! Thanks a lot Sir Paul and Ms. Ara!

  • Stayed: December 2010
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Reviewed 3 December 2010

The stunning location of this resort is the first thing to strike the visitor. We breakfasted and dined at a table overlooking the beach and with a view of the Philippines Sea extending out to the horizon and the neighbouring island.

The food was delicious, a mix of European, Asian and Philippine cuisine. The owners and staff were friendly, helpful and competent, and the accommodation is of a high standard (and air conditioned for comfortable sleeping). The service can only be decribed as attentive.

We went island hopping for a day and snorkelling in the Giant Clam Reserve, and also enjoyed relaxing in the pleasant garden outside our chalet.

  • Stayed: November 2010
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Reviewed 12 November 2010

We've recently spent 2 nights and 3 days in this gorgeous, serene and very homey resort. We are a group of 9 people who took a package including a well-organized day trip in Bohol's tourist spots and a snorkeling trip. The food was super duper to the maximum level delicious and awesome. And the staff are extra hospitable...can't ask for anything more. Thanks also to their super friendly owners Paul and Ara, you are the best. Keep it up guys!

And the best of it all...the packages are not that expensive...so it's really best value for your money.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with friends
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Address: Barangay Lomboy, Pangangan Island, Calape, Philippines
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Region: Philippines > Visayas > Bohol Province > Bohol Island > Calape
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Calape
Price Range: RM110 - RM327 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Isla Hayahay 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Isla Hayahay Beach Resort & Restaurant is situated on the peaceful Pangangan Island, Calape, Bohol. Pangangan Island is designated as a marine conservation area, and is an ideal location for snorkeling, diving and ecological adventure. ... more   less 
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