My boyfriend and I had the most amazing stay here.
The villas are set with a lovely view of the sea and palm trees in a very peaceful setting. Every night the staff lights candles where you can enjoy some amazing food in a candlelit dinner overlooking the ocean. The food at the restaurant has a wide range of options and are at very reasonable prices, most dishes are between 200 - 300PHP. Incredible presentation and attention to detail.
You feel fully cared for here. The owner himself is a lovely very sweet man who was very kind to us and enjoys talking and getting to know his guests. All the staff were very polite and helpful.
The villas/cottages are of a very high quality and are in a lovely setting. Everything was very clean and of a great standard. Although some people mentioned the beach is not suitable for swimming I would disagree. At low tide it would not be possible but there's atleast 4 hours of swimming time every day. (Without the use of sea boots) There's hammocks and a couple sun loungers to enjoy the setting as well.
A few things to note: The villa is quite secluded, it is not possible to walk to the town itself and the villa is not in walking distance to any shops and restaurants. This is not a problem though as the food is great. (Bike rental also cheap at 300 per day - can also pay hourly) It would have been nice to have free water all the time. - Free water at mealtimes though. We were slightly disappointed with the snorkelling tour. Left at 9.30 and got back at 12, when we were told it was 4 hours and it was only 2.5hrs. We were still snorkelling and asked to get out of the water and back to the boat. We mentioned this to the receptionist at the time who said she would see if we could get a discount but never heard anything more and payed the full amount.
Overall we had the most amazing stay. A few drawbacks didn't effect our incredible stay and the kind hospitality and care the staff and owner showed. The best 4 nights we had in the Philippines. We couldn't be more thankful and hope to be back in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Marmarine has different types of rooms there is an air condition suite cottage and executive cottage and fan room executive, deluxe family room, standard double cottage, standard twin cottage, standard cottage. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Marmarine Hotel Siquijor Island