These are why I can't stop raving about Whispering Palms

March 21, 2013 Travel

Every time I tell my friends about Whispering Palms, I really do not know where to start because there are just too many things to like about this resort in my mom's hometown, San Carlos City in Negros Occidental.

Anyway, I round them up here, in no particular order:

1)  Too many photogenic sites

The very first question I asked the resort's manager / chef / receptionist Stefan is, "which is your favorite spot in the resort?" He answered, all of it.  

He is right, actually.  There are so many beautiful areas here.

For those who do want just to lounge around, other activities are available like trekking, kayaking and exercising.  

It even has a mini zoo.

Even the gym looks so nice.  The machines do not intrude with the beauty of the resort.  

There's also an area for massages.  

2)  Hammocks everywhere

I love sleeping in hammocks.  I usually pack a hammock wherever I go camping.

All rooms have hammocks available and the management made it easy to hang the hammocks everywhere in the resorts.  Trees have hooks for hammocks.

3)  Friendly Atmosphere

The owner is German.  The resort manager is German.  The dive master is German.  The assistant is German.  The guests are mostly German.

We were the minorities.  The only Filipinos there were me, my travel companion, and a local television executive, who was with another Filipino based in Germany.  Plus, of course the hotel staff.

But anyway, the resort's set-up made it easy for all to interact and get to know each other.

4:00 PM is happy hour.  All guests converge at the bar, which by the way, offers cheap beer (at Php 50.00 each).  That's when good conversations start.  

When the dinner buffet is ready, guests are ushered to the dining hall, which leads me to my next.

4)  Good food

I do not eat pork but no worries.  Even if it is a lechon buffet, there are so many other delicious choices.  Stefan is a good chef.  Another great thing about the buffet, it is cheaper than most buffets in Metro Manila.

4)  Nice and cheap

The rooms are very affordable. We got ours, a standard room, at Php 1,500.00 a night.  It doesn't have air conditioning but it is not really needed.  Our room is nice and cool.  The comfort room is also nice.  

5)  Free bike to go around the island

Before we went back to the city proper, we decided to borrow bikes from the resort and go around the island.  

The resort has maps available, only in German, but they can translated to English.

We decided to see more of Sipaway Island's coastlines, ports, and its Banyan Tree.

Whispering Palms is really one of my best resort experiences.  It is one of the places I like to go back to, and I usually do not like going back to the places I already visited.  Maybe next time, we will stay longer.

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  1. indeed a very nice resort. But I wonder how these German citizens own a land in the Philippines where they are not supposed to under Philippine laws. Unless these Germans are married to Filipinas.