Few months ago, I finally got to experience the newest destination in the north of the island, the Golden Sands Destination Resort. Located in the tip of northern Cebu, Brgy Suba, Daanbantayan, Golden Sands is widely known as the viral Sandoval Beach before the upgrade.
Golden Sands Destination Resort is noted for its long stretched white sands shoreline and dwarf palm trees on the backdrop. It is also known for its man- made lagoon (two-hectare wide presumably) which is perfect for kayaking and paddle boarding.
Facilities, accommodation and activities
Aside from the long white sand, cerulean blue beach and the palm trees, here’s what you can expect when you visit Golden Sands Destination Resort.
My favorite part of the resort (second to our room of course) is their restaurant. Fidela’s not only has the perfect spot for a romantic dinner by the sea, they also has one of the tastiest scallop meal I ever had in my life. Not to exaggerate, their food is very delish, especially the seafood menu, and they come in very reasonable prices.
Boogie’s Restaurant and Bar
The bar was still under construction when we went to the resort. It is now up and running and by the looks of it (from their website), it seems cozy and modern. While it was still under construction, the structure of it looks already contemporary and I can’t wait to be back soon and try this newest addition.
Because the resort is so wide, you can actually grab a bike for free and go around the place, cross the bridges on the lagoon and take some snaps under the coconut trees.
The lagoon is as wide as the resort itself. While it is not intended for swimming, you can actually do some water sports here like kayaking and paddle boarding as mentioned earlier. Best to go kayaking on early morning while the sun is not yet burning and when you need to get into shape before starting your day.
Just in case you are wondering, yes, they do have a swimming pool. It is a rectangular pool near Fedila’s restaurant with the view of the sea and the lagoon on each side.
Garden Villa. Their lowest category rooms are the Garden Villas located just near the entrance of the resort.
Lagoon Villa. Their Lagoon Villas are the most famous among the rooms because of its strategic location facing the lagoon, perfect spot to view the sunset.
Family Villa. The Family Villas are also situated along the lagoon area, twice bigger than the Lagoon Villas with a receiving area and a kitchen.
Of course you can enjoy a day use at Golden Sands Destination Resort. For less than Php 1,000 you can enjoy their facilities like the lagoon and the bike, and get a plated lunch as well.
Golden Sands Destination Resort Brgy. Suba, Maya, Daanbantayan,Cebu Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Numbers: (+63)17 167 9364 0967 401 8084 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goldensandsdestinationresortsPH/ Website: http://www.goldensandsdestinationresorts.com/
Shout out to my former colleague and consultant of the resort, Mr Garcia, who was very kind to show us around the resort and accommodated us on their lagoon villa during our overnight stay.
♥, JL Arnaiz