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61 reviews
Ekhaya
Pool with a view
Private Kitchen, Bar & Infinity
Pool, bar & kitchen
Infinity
The T Room
The T Room
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The J Room
The J Room
View Patio
Gourmet Kitchen
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Greek
Watermelon & Feta
Mango Chicken
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Busuanga Island, Palawan Province, Mimaropa

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Rebecca J
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Paradise!”
Reviewed 16 January 2019 for a stay in January 2019

This place was our favourite 5 nights of our month in the Philippines! We didn't leave the whole time, it's paradise.

The views are just stunning! I really enjoyed watching the sunset from the pool each evening, with a happy hour cocktail. Mel is an amazing cook, I throughly enjoyed every meal (just be sure to order a few hours ahead of time as it's operated as a private kitchen). Really fresh and tasty.

The staff are amazing! Really friendly and helpful.

The wifi was the best we had experienced in the whole of our travels through the Philippines. As we are digital nomads this was really great for us!

As there are only 5 villas, it can feel like you have the whole place to yourself at times.

We loved everything and really hope to come back!

Thank you
Rebecca & Dan

Date of stay: January 2019
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Jan 2019
Thank you Rebecca and Dan. We are very happy to have made your stay in the Philippines memorable and we hope to see you back in paradise. Thanks. Ekhaya Family
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648PaulR
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent private retreat”
Reviewed 2 January 2019 for a stay in September 2018

Stayed here in sept 2018 for five days with Arnold, Mel, and their team. We had the place to ourselves and it was fantastic. The property itself is beautiful, the views out over the bay are spectacular, we stayed next door in busuanga bay lodge for a couple of nights before coming here, and I feel Arnold has made a far better job of utilising the views of the bay than they have despite the fact the two properties are right beside one another.

This place has not been designed to run as a hotel and Arnold makes this clear but it does offer full catering throughout your stay, staff are on hand all day to provide drinks from their bar area next to the pool, including happy hour, and there are a variety of island hopping tours that can be organised - the food is lovely; home cooked, fresh meals. This sort of means the place does effectively feel like a small boutique hotel rather than serviced apartments. I mean there isn't really a shop I could see where you could go buy your own things to eat drink etc within walking distance. Not that this will effect the quality of your stay as everything you need is available to buy at reasonable enough hotel like prices - just thought I would highlight that to anyone trying to make an informed decision.

Arnold really is a very good host - that is probably of the main benefits of staying here, anything you want he can organise. Wifi on the property is good and we had a large tv in the apartment we stayed in with lots of channels, I highlight this as a big plus as the bay is a little quiet at night!

Coron is decent boat or taxi journey and is not easily accessible for nightlife. In staying that though we were tired after the island hopping tours so this wasn't too much of an issue for us.

All in all I would recommend this place if you want beautiful surroundings, peace and quiet, and want to go island hopping. The tours offered are very reasonable and the highlight of our stay here - the triangle tour was the best of the three we went on.

Joanna who seems to be the main member of the staff team is excellent and works morning to night. She seems to take on a lot around the place thought I would give special mention to her as she is a credit to ekhaya and it didn't go unnoticed.

Regards, Paul and Jenny

Date of stay: September 2018
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Jan 2019
Hello Paul and Jenny

Thank you for your kind review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us .
Joanna is amazing and her equally amazing back up team were pleased that they made her look good and deservedly so . She is supported by a host of people including the owners Arnold and Mel and most things of importance are run through with the whole team .
At Ekhaya all staff work within the accordance of the labour laws of 8 hours a day and Ekhaya prides itself in paying all their staff well over the minimum rate with health care , social security and overtime if any . We do however thank you for your concern in this regard and rest assured Joanna and her team are very well looked after .
Kind regards
Ekhaya family
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Mike Penn...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The retreat of all retreats!”
Reviewed 23 October 2018 for a stay in October 2018

We cannot say enough about Arnold and Mel's beautiful property, amazing staff, and delicious food!
The staff, like Joana and Ara, at Ekhaya Busuanga are very attentive to all of our needs, always delivered with a smile, and we felt very well taken care of during our stay.
The food was beyond measure of delicious. Mel's kitchen delivers food that took our taste buds to a whole new level. If you do book with them, we highly suggest you order the Durban Curry Crab. It was simply amazing!
The grounds are beautifully and well maintained. We miss the flowers and rows of greenery lining the steps. The view from this place is simply breathtaking. We stayed at the Pavillion, and each morning, we woke up to the most beautiful sunrises. We had the best relaxing sleep we've had in years. We enjoyed spectacular sunsets at happy hour by the bar or pool. The sounds of nature, like the cooing of a gecko, or the chirping of birds are the soundtrack to the magnificent view.
This place was the retreat of all retreats. We were quite sad to leave, and we miss Ekhaya very much. We highly recommend you book your stay in Busuanga with Arnold and Mel if you are going to Coron. Our review are mere words compared to the marvel that you'll have to experience yourself.
Thank you Arnold and Mel, to the staff, Ara and Joana, and the cute lovable pups Shaka and Zulu for a memorable stay!

Date of stay: October 2018
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Oct 2018
Hello again Mike and Penny. It was such a pleasure hosting you and you were fantastic and accommodating guests. We really look forward to your return to Ekhaya. All the best from Ekhaya Team.
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joncobb18...
Pripyat, Ukraine
1 review
“Exclusive retreat in paradise!”
Reviewed 6 September 2018 for a stay in August 2018

We stayed a total of nine nights at Ekhaya and enjoyed every minute of it! Think of Ekhaya as something half way between an airbnb and serviced apartments, the facilities are not like a hotel resort but more of a private villa carefully divided into private units. The owners run a very tidy operation - smaller size resort means they can offer their guests a personalised experience. High quality personalised experience.
Service provided by staff is outstanding, they were very attentive to our needs and offered flexibility throughout our stay to make sure we were having a good time. Worth mentioning is staff was not intrusive, they adapted to us and we liked that.
The private kitchen results in delicious food with many healthy and vegetarian options available - but also pizzas, curries, mango shakes etc. The accommodation is equally good, rooms were very clean, the view over the bay is incredible! Many activities organised/offered by Ekhaya: diving, island-hoping, canoeing, chilling by the pool for sunset, it’s all there. There's a pretty good dive center next door and they’re just a stone’s throw away - everything you need to dive the Japanese wrecks.
To sum up, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there, would recommend to family/friends and would love to go back on our next holiday.

TLDR = Outstanding service from staff. Great food, loads of activities including diving. Ekhaya offers breath-taking views of the bay. It’s upmarket and we loved it, highly recommended.

Date of stay: August 2018
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Oct 2018
Thank you so much for your review and we look forward to seeing you back at Ekhaya. From ekhaya team
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ni_ko_ra...
Kamakura, Japan
2 reviews
“Looking for tranquility, look no further!”
Reviewed 20 August 2018 for a stay in August 2018

If you want a peaceful place to stay you have found it. You won’t find anything better on the island!

Date of stay: August 2018
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Aug 2018
Thanks Nicholas. You guys were awesome guests too and we hope to see you again in paradise. Thanks Mel Arnold and the Ekhaya family
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