Monday, January 14, 2013

Where to stay in Sipalay?

Sipalay is Kuta Beach, Bali without the crowd.

Sugar Beach, Sipalay, Negros Occidental

It's a five-kilometer or so stunning stretch of fine sand. At first glance, Sipalay looks like a place lying somewhere in a corner of a dream, tuck between the pages of a book browned by the tropical sun and  deliberately hidden by time.



Kuta, Sanur and Legian were also sleepy fishing villages too before the tourism boom hit Bali, Indonesia. Give Sipalay ten years, and we have a beachcomber, kite surfer and skimboarder's happy-busy paradise!


Where to stay in the paradise called Sipalay, right at the edge of Sulu Sea in Southern Philippines? 

The accommodations on this listing are grouped into three. 
  1. Sugar Beach (the quiet and secluded of the three areas)
  2. Punta Ballo in Barangay IV (after the city center if you are coming from Bacolod) and 
  3. Barangay I which is in the center of the small city. 




 Here is the list of resorts (budget and deluxe), pension houses and dive centers:
 
A. Sugar Beach

*I stayed in Driftwood at Sugar Beach the first time I set foot in Sipalay a few years back. The staff were really nice and friendly. They made sure I had a good time. The artsy vibe of the place is a plus! 
  • Driftwood Village Resort
Sugar Beach , Brgy. Nauhang, Sipalay City , Negros Occidental
Contact Person: Peter and Daisy Ganz
Cell No. 09202529474
Website: www.driftwood-village.com
Email Ad: info@driftwood-village.com 


Total # of rooms: 18
Capacity: 50 pax

Dugong Bungalow - P 800.00
Bearcat Bungalow - P 800.00
Miña Bungalow - P 800.00
Tarsier Bungalow - P 800.00
Tamaraw Bungalow - P 1,500.00
Hornbill Bungalow - P 1,000.00
Turtle Bungalow - P 650.00
Eagle Bungalow - P 700.00
Deer Bungalow - P 450.00
Seahorse Bungalow - P 350.00
Family Room (6 pax) - P 1,800.00
7 units Budget Rooms (2pax) - P 350.00

Amenities/Facilities: bar and restaurant, massage parlor, pump boat, mini library, internet café, sports facilities (dart, volleyball, billiard), kayaks

  •  Fiesta Cove
Sugar Beach , Brgy. Nauhang, Sipalay City , Negros Occidental 

Total # of rooms: 4 rooms
Capacity: 12 pax

Aircon room (with toilet & bath, cable television good for 2 pax) - P 750.00
Amenities/Facilities: function hall, native cottages for excursions


  • Langub Beach Resort
Sugar Beach , Brgy. Nauhang, Sipalay City , Negros Occidental
Contact Person: Redemy Palic
Cell Phone #: 09185738952


Total # of Cottages: 17 cottages (8 aircon, 9 non-aircon)
Capacity: 66

Aircon Cottages
Beach Cabana 1, 2, 3 and 4 (4 persons) - P 1,500.00
North Beach Family House (12 persons) - P 6,500.00
(aircon room,3 bedrooms with hot and cold shower)
Beach Garret 1 and 2 (4 persons) - P 1,500.00
Egang Beach House (2 persons) - P 1,000.00
Additional person - P 200.00
Additional beddings - P 100.00/set

Non-Aircon Cottages
Beach Garret 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7 (4 persons) - P 900.00
Beach Garret 15 for Family (8 persons) - P 1,600.00
Beach Attic Kyle 1, 2, & 3 (4 persons) - P 900.00

Additional person - P 100.00
Extra beddings - P 100.00
Amenities/Facilities:
Kitchen facilities (group of 10) - P 200.00/day
Utensils - P 100.00/day
Function hall P - 1,000.00/day
Pick-up ( Poblacion-Sugar Beach ) - P 300.00/trip
Resort Hopping (half-day) - P 1,800.00
Pump boat
Native cottages for excursions

  • Sulu Sunset
Sugar Beach , Brgy. Nauhang, Sipalay City , Negros Occidental
Contact Person/s: Jurgen Fahrner
Cell Phone #: +63 9197167182
Website: www.sulusunset.com
Email: mail@sulusunset.com 

 
Total # of rooms: 9 (3 bungalows, 1 family room, 2 economy rooms, 3 standard rooms)
Capacity: 24 pax

Bungalow 1, 2 and 3 with fan and bathroom good for 2 pax P 900.00
Extra person P 200.00
Family room with fan and bathroom good for 3 pax P1,300.00
Extra person P 200.00
Cottages 1 & 2 with fan and bathroom good for 2 pax P 500.00
Extra person P 200.00
Cottages 3, 4 and 5 with fan and bathroom good for 2 pax P 650.00
Extra person P 200.00
Amenities/Facilities: bar and restaurant, sports facilities (dart, billiard, table tennis, volleyball)


  • Takatuka Lodge and Dive Resort
Sugar Beach , Brgy. Nauhang, Sipalay City , Negros Occidental
Contact Person/s: Evarose, Marc, Cathy & Kalle Kalitta
Cell Phone #: +63 9202309174, +63 9206792349
Website: www.takatuka-lodge.com
Email: relax@takatuka-lodge.com 


Total # of rooms: 8
Capacity: 22 pax

Moonlight and Rockadelic Rooms
(beachfront with private bathroom and veranda good for 2 pax each)
with fan P 1,050.00
with aircon P 1,350.00

Cave and Treasure Rooms
(in the middle of the tropical garden with private room & terrace good for 2 pax)
with fan P 1,050.00
with aircon & warm water P 1,550.00
extra person P 200.00

Superstar Room
(with tropical garden view, private bathroom and spacious balcony good for 2 pax)
with fan P 1,050.00
with aircon & warm water P 1,550.00

MadMix Room
(with mountain & sea views, private bathroom & spacious balcony good for 2 pax)
with fan P 1,050.00
with aircon & warm water P 1,550.00
extra person P 200.00

El Castillo Room
(a spacious castle-stlye cottage in the tropical garden with private bathroom &
terrace good for 2 pax, max 4 pax)
with fan P 1,250.00
with aircon P 1,650.00
extra person P 200.00

Negrito Room
(a native cottage in the garden with cozy porch and a separate bathroom good for 2 pax)
with fan P 850.00
Bar and restaurant, mini library, dive shop, pump boat
Amenities/Facilities: bar and restaurant, mini library, souvenir shop, dive center, pump boat


Punta Ballo Area

  • Artistic Diving
Punta Ballo, Brgy. IV, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental
Cell No. 09194095594
Website: www.artisticdiving.com
Email Ad: info@artisticdiving.com
Contact: Arthur and Evalyn Mueller


Total # of cottages: 16 (4 villas, 4 dive lodge, 6 deluxe rooms, 1 family room and 1 economy room)
Capacity: 55 pax

All room rates are good for 2 persons only. Extra pax is charged P 300.00.

Economy Room - P 380.00
Simple room to stay with a double bed and ventilator has a separate comfort room with shower next door.

Dive Lodge Bungalow - P 950.00
Has a double bed and a single bed, remote controlled fan and a private comfort room

Deluxe Bungalows - P 1,495.00
An aircon room with a double and a single room, a balcony, private comfort room with hot and cold shower

Artistic Villas - P 1,800.00
An aircon room with one double bed and a single bed, mini bar, comfort room with hot & cold shower, a balcony

Family Apartment
Two-storey deluxe apartment good for up to 10 persons, with living room, children’s room with fan, kitchenette, grill station, private CR, green lawn and a spacious balcony
Good for 2 persons P 1,899.00
Good for 3 persons P 2,099.00
Good for 4 persons P 2,299.00
Extra person w/ mattress P 200.00
Extra person only P 150.00
TV set upon request P 250.00
Amenities/Facilities: swimming pool, sports facilities (volleyball, billiard, dart), dive center, sunken bar, restaurant, parking space, mini library)


  • Easy Diving Beach Resort
Punta Ballo, Brgy. IV, Sipalay City , Negros Occidental
Contact Person/s: Christian Reinwald
Cell Phone #: +63 9104926622
Website: www.sipalay.com
Email: diving@sipalay.com 


Total # of rooms: 16 rooms (14 aircon, 2 non aircon)
Capacity: 48 pax

Standard Bungalow with fan - P 1,250.00
Standard Bungalow with aircon - P 1,600.00
Deluxe Bungalow with aircon P 2,380.00
Super Deluxe Bungalow with aircon - P 3,500.00
Extra bed P 300.00

Amenities/Facilities:
Bar and restaurant, parking space, all bungalows have sea view and private terrace, hot & cold shower, mini-bar and television with DVD in deluxe & super deluxe rooms, pump boats, kayaks, boats for safari diving, souvenir shop, function hall, massage center, dive shop, wi-fi service, sports facilities (billiard, dart, volleyball)
PADI Courses inclusive of dive equipment, PADI manual and certificate
Course
# of dive
# of days
Rate
Discover SCUBA Diving     2,900.00
Open Water Diver
4
4
17,000.00
Advanced Open Water Diver
5
2 to 3
12,000.00
Rescue Diver
6
4 to 6
19,500.00
Emergency First Responsder
 
 
5,000.00
Dive Master (with own equipment)
 
1
37,500.00
specialties with 2 dives
 
14 to 20
4,900.00
other specialties (night, deep, wreck)
2
 
8,500.00
Nitrox Course     11,000.00

Dive Rates
1 dive with own equipment P 1,250.00
1 Nitrox dive with own equipment P 1,450.00
10 dives P 11,500.00
10 Nitrox dives P 12,500.00
20 dives P 20,000.00
20 Nitrox dives P 22,000.00
Rental of Equipment per day
BCD, Wetsuit and regulator P 750.00
Mask, snorkel and fins P 250.00
Regulator P 250.00
Dive Computer P 500.00
BCD P 250.00
Wetsuit and booties P 250.00
Flashlight P 200.00


  •  Nataasan Beach Resort
Punta Ballo, Brgy. IV, Sipalay City , Negros Occidental
Contact Person/s: Gerald Bacomo/Joyce Simkins
Cell Phone #: +63 9185259678 Landline: (034) 453-8936
Website: www.nataasan.com
Email: divetludie@aol.com, amiel_j1976@yahoo.com 

 
Total # of rooms: 8
Capacity: 24 pax

Bedroom with private bathroom and fan or aircon
Single - P 1,200.00/ P1,400.00
Matrimonial - P 1,400.00/ P 1,600.00
Additional Single Bed - P 300.00
Individual Bungalow with private bathroom and fan
Single - P 1,400.00
Matrimonial - P 1,600.00
Additional Single Bed - P 330.00
Individual Bungalow with private bathroom and aircon
Single - P 1,700.00
Matrimonial - P 1,900.00
Additional Single Bed - P 350.0
Amenities/Facilities:
Bar and restaurant, souvenir shop, mini library, parking space


  •  Robinson Cruse Beach Resort
Punta Ballo, Brgy. IV, Sipalay City , Negros Occidental
Contact Persons: Jozsef and Elmie Lakatos
Cell Phone #: +63 9208890139, +63 9203318508
Website: www.robinsoncruse.com
Email: robinsoncruse@sipalay.com 

 
Total # of rooms: 8 rooms (2 native house, 2 family cottages, 4 standard rooms)
Capacity: 25 pax

Native house with fan good for 2 pax P 800.00
Extra person P 150.00
Standard Aircon room good for 2 pax P 1,500.00
Family room (big) good for 4 pax P 2,500.00
Extra person P 300.00
Family room (small) good for 4 pax P 1,800.00
Extra person P 300.00
Amenities/Facilities: bar and restaurant, parking space, swimming pool, car for rent, pump boat


Pension Houses in Sipalay City
  • Langub Pension
Brgy. 1, Sipalay City , Negros Occidental
Contact Person: Redemy Palic
Cell Phone #: 09185738952
Email: langub_beachreosrt@yahoo.com

Total # of rooms: 13 (6 aircon, 7 non-aircon)
Capacity: 32 pax

Regular Aircon Room (twin bed with toilet and bath) P 750.00
Economy Room with fan (2 single beds with toilet and bath) P 500.00
Economy Room with Fan (double/single bed with toilet and bath) P 400.00
  • Manna Pension
Brgy. 1, Sipalay City , Negros Occidental
Contact: Asunce Clarito/Elsie Villaflor
Cell Phone #: 09268254159

Total # of rooms: 13 (3 aircon, 10 non-aircon)
Capacity: 28 pax

With fan good for 2 persons P 100.00
With aircon good for 4-6 persons P 600.00
With aircon good for 2 persons P 350.00
Amenities/Facilities: parking space
  • Matlag Farm House
Brgy. IV, Sipalay City , Negros Occidental
Contact Person: Anthony and Judith Nicolas
Cell Phone #: + 63 9208881200

Total # of rooms: 10 (4 aircon and 6 non-aircon)
Capacity: 20 pax

with aircon good for 2 persons P 1200.00
with fan good for 2 persons P 400.00
extra person P 200.00
Amenities/Facilities:common kitchen, lounge, restaurant
 
  • Sipalay Suites
Mercedez Blvd. , Brgy. 1, Sipalay City , Negros Occidental
Contact Person: Mrs. Jane Montilla
Cell Phone #: + 63 9269248410
Telephone #: (034) 473-0350
Website: www.sipalaysuites.com
Email Ad: sipalaysuites@yahoo.com.ph 


Total # of rooms: 16 aircon rooms
Capacity: 64 pax

Standard Family Suite (2 queen-size beds with cable TV and free breakfast for 2) P 1,500.00
Junior Family Suite (2 queen beds, w/ cable TV, refrigerator & free breakfast for two) P 2,200.00
Superior Family Suite (3 queen beds, w/ cable TV, refrigerator & free breakfast for three) P 2,400.00
Executive Suite (spacious room, 3 queen beds, w/ cable TV, refrigerator & free breakfast for three) P 2,600.00
Amenities/Facilities: restaurant, grocery store, parking space, glass bottom boat, pump boat, vehicle for city tour

5 comments:

  1. Very helpful and detailed! I will definitely use this post when I visit Sipalay!

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  2. Very informative. Taga negros aq pero nde ko pa napuntahan to. Hopefully mpuntahan q pag nakauwi. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Thanks a lot for sharing this post with your readers.
    Good job with the same.

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