Where: Barangay Bas Daku, Saavedra, Moalboal, Cebu
Operating hours: Monday to Sunday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Estimated travel time from Mactan-Cebu International Airport: 3 hours and 41 minutes
Recommended budget for two: Day use: PhP2,400 (inclusive of two-way fare, use of beach hut, swimming pool, beach shoes, life vests, and sea amenities); Overnight stay: PhP7,000 (inclusive of two-way fare, room for two, three meals, and one snack).
Hale Manna Coastal Gardens offers a tranquil retreat for guests looking for inner harmony in a beach setting.
Image: Hale Manna Coastal Gardens Facebook Page
The southern town of Moalboal is home to some of the best diving spots
on the island. While visitors have numerous options where they can stay, Hale Manna Coastal Gardens
offers more than just a bed for you to lie down after exploring the world under the sea. The resort also embraces the best practices and principles of sustainable tourism. Draped cottages with mattresses and hammocks are in no short supply in the resort as well. It allows guests to appreciate the beauty of nature while enjoying the fresh sea breeze. Guests can go snorkeling, kayaking, or diving. The resort also has a salt-water swimming pool offering a cool and therapeutic experience. Afternoons can be spent lounging on a floating raft or watching the sunset at a cottage overlooking the sea.
Tip: Staying at the resort over the weekend is the best way to recharge after a whole week of stress at work.
How to get to Hale Manna Coastal Gardens: From the Cebu South Bus Terminal, ride a bus headed for Moalboal. Once you reach the town, hop on a tricycle or motorcycle-for-hire and tell the driver to take you to Hale Manna Coastal Gardens.