While the city panicked during the 7.2 earthquake that shook the Visayas region last October 15, our team was en route to paradise, saved from the tremors. The paradise I am referring to is the beautiful and peaceful Narra Park Resort in Alcoy, Cebu.
Leaving Cebu South Bus terminal at 9:00 am Tuesday, we arrived at the resort, welcomed by our hospitable hosts upon arriving noon.
For two nights and three days, we were able to enjoy the picturesque view of the city from the resort. The resort alone is already a view to behold.
As of the time of this writing, There's only one swimming pool in the resort that is big enough to accommodate a big crowd of guests. The pool is 5 to 8 feet deep with the latter marked with a circle to distinguish its depth.
The dining area slash restaurant is nicely set for the guests. The meals are very Filipino, but I don't know if that'd depend on the accommodation package. You could also order snacks and deserts in their menu. You could just ask their staff to prepare your food in your desired time.
Just beside the resort's restaurant is their small entertainment area where you could play table football and/or enjoy their karaoke. Of course, that's something special here, because unlike most resorts, you can use their karaoke for free without limit.
Here's the view from beside our rooms. Few meters down are the restaurant and the pool. There's an enclosed staircase on the way to the resto where I'm sure you'd love to take pictures of yourself and your group. Before I forget, you have to pay a certain reservation fee that'd be deducted from your total payment.
The right picture is one of our two rooms. There are two queen-sized beds in every room, that could accommodate four to six people. By the way, we rented regular rooms - the rental fee would vary during weekdays and weekends. The deluxe rooms are, I think, bigger and have wifi connection (the sad part of being in the regular room). And hey, we love their bathrooms.
For the room rates, you may check on these two pictures: http://narrapark-resort.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Folie1.jpg and/or http://narrapark-resort.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Folie21.jpg
HOW TO GET THERE:
Narra Park Resort Alcoy, Cebu
The resort has a service van but we chose to ride the bus from Cebu South Bus Terminal to save some expense. The air-conditioned bus charged us Php 96.00 instead of Php 110.00 since we presented our student IDs - the perks of being a student. From the bus stop to the resort, the service van of Narra Park fetched us, the charge already added to our total payment.
"Thumbs up for the accommodation of Narra Park Resort. We were also able to accidentally meet the owners while having our picture taken. The owners were very friendly and they even gave us two free softdrinks as we departed from the place."