Category: resort

General points about the resort

The first of our cottages is ready!

After lots and lots of work and thought and sweat, the first of our four cottages are ready to rent :). Until the other cottages are ready, we will be offering a “construction discount” since there will be a small amount of activity in the area of the cottages for a while. However all the heavy stuff on the remaining three is done and the activity will just be a few of our guys doing light work. You can see the detailed photos on booking.com but here are some tasters:

Cost of the cottage is 2,500 per night – double or twin beds, a private balcony and bathroom with hot showers – and of course our normal resort advantages: an excellent restaurant with delicious Filipino dishes and wonderful desserts, happy, cheerful & professional staff, peace and quiet almost all the time, lovely sunrise and sunset views, mangrove exploration, environmentally friendly, sustainable development . . . . What more could you want? 🙂

Mail us, use our online system, go through booking.com or Airbnb to experience the delights of Eskapo for yourself!

Booking.com awards 2018, Eskapo Verde rates 9.5/10

2018 has been the first full year of operation for #EskapoVerde; we didn’t know that booking.com platform gives out certificates for our review rating at the end of the year so we were quite surprised to receive a certificate from them through the post the other day.

Just so that you know, the review score is based on the average score of all guest reviews over the year and is out of 10. We scored 9.5 which ranks us at number 8 of all the properties listed on booking.com in the whole of Cebu province and – particularly pleasing! – number 1 in Badian & Moalboal area. Scored categories are: cleanliness, comfort, staff, location, facilities and value for money.

Well done team and thank you to everyone who submitted a review for us after their stay! We’re happy to have pleased (almost) everyone and we will keep working to improve further in the months and years to come. #GuestsLoveUs.

The Eskapo Verde team: l-r: Raffy, Ging Ging, Jemart, Viamae, Pedong, Aiken (reception), Andres, Fred (restaurant manager), Demar (watersports manager), Clyde & Mildred (housekeeping manager). Missing: Mercy.

Our cottages are close to being ready!

We’ve been working on four cottages, suitable for couples or people who would like a little more privacy than our dormitories can offer, to add to our accommodation options for a while now. We’ve happy to say that we’re close to having two of them ready and hope to have them available for booking around early next year. Of course this depends on a whole raft of other things happening as well but it’s looking good :). We’ll post here and of course you will be able to book and pay for them through our booking.com page when the cottages are available.

We won’t post photos yet but we can promise spacious, airy comfort in the middle of our island, a lovely balcony, plenty of electrical outlets, a ceiling fan, hanging space and shelves for clothes, a security locker, twin beds that can be fixed together or separate, a spacious bathroom with a hot and cold shower . . . and a reasonable price! Plus of course easy access to our restaurant and watersports area :). All the cottages are constructed in our signature style: blending into nature rather than imposed on nature, raised above ground on posts and mostly built of wood and bamboo.

Registered supplier with PhilGEPS

A small milestone achieved . . . we are now registered with PhilGEPS and you can find us under Supplier ID 236630 in the system. This means that for government departments and LGU’s we are now an approved supplier and you can pay us directly. Hopefully this makes it easier for some of you!

Looking for a Manager

We did think that we were stabilising our staff . . . however Joelle has decided to return home to pick up the threads of a “normal” life and take advantage of new opportunities! We wish her all the best of course but it does leave us searching for a replacement manager rather earlier than we were expecting!

So if you (or anyone you know) think you might be a good fit in our growing company, please have a look at our advertisment on MyNimo:

https://cebu.mynimo.com/jobs/view/255648

and drop us a line. We look forward to hearing from you :).

Open!

After literally years of hard work, Eskapo Verde is now fully open! We had our test opening last weekend with a small group of family and friends and with the feedback from that we are ready to take bookings and reservations 🙂

Paddling through the mangroves . . . .

Last Saturday we had a high tide in the afternoon. Since my kayak has just been delivered I thought it would be a nice escape to unwrap it and get the thing in the water. Lots of sweat and plastic wrap later, my pretty green and yellow kayak was floating sweetly by the skeleton of our pier. Of course since there are no photos it never happened, but *if* it had, I can assure you what the scenery around the resort is beautiful. Floating through the shady mangroves: clear water, branches reaching around me and only a few birds to disturb the peace :). I spent a couple of hours exploring the neighbouring island and some of the channels around us, the wreck that’s beached a few metres from us and then home for a well-earn beer. Life is good!

We plan to start installing the decking next week which will make getting our kayaks and paddle boards into the water much easier. It’ll very soon be great to come and explore for yourselves . . . . Photos next time!