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This Newly Opened Resort in Guimaras is a True Tropical Paradise

by Gretchen Filart

It's rare for a resort to offer the best of both a city adventure and an island paradise escape.

We can officially say that a gem like Andana Resort Guimaras can offer its guests both. Having been recently opened, this 8-hectare resort offers a tropical luxury haven that's idyllic and away from the crowds. Perfect for the worn out souls, we must say.

The Andana adventure starts with a 15-minute boat ride from neighboring Iloilo City, a food and history destination that also deserves a spot in your itinerary. On clear days, you can see Negros Oriental from a distance.

Easily accessible from the resort via island hopping, are some of Guimaras' most prized islets such as Turtle Island, a nesting ground for turtles. Be sure to check Ave Maria Islet's unique rock formation too, which resembles a grotto.

Upon arrival at the resort, you'll be greeted by a soothing palette of blue and white: from an inflatable water park to beachside pods and suites. This masterful design reflects the island's chalky sand and glassy cyan waters. Thriving corals and fishes just a few steps from shore make for a snorkel-worthy sight, too.

It's also home to a slew of water sports, including kayaking, jet skiing, and paddle boarding.

Guests also swear by Andana Resort's inflatable waterpark whose a-maze-ing rights include an array of slides and trampoline parked just a few meters offshore. For the faint of heart, a gorgeous Olympic-size pool that overlooks the sea offers an awe-inspiring alternative. Should it get crowded (which we doubt), take your pick from three more pools nearby.

A day at the beach is best capped with heartwarming meals at the resort's on-site restaurants. For seafood specialties like gambas and tuna sisig, head to Danilo's Beach Bar. Filipino cuisine lovers will certainly enjoy Estrelita's Bistek Tagalog and kare-kare. Don't forget to order fresh Guimaras mangoes! They're said to be the sweetest in the Philippines.

Before or after your trip to Andana Resort, take time to explore the sights and sounds of Iloilo! Sample popular bites like fresh seafood, batchoy, kansi, and biscocho to name a few.

Andana Resort's thrills aren't confined to the outdoors. Apart from its 70 sea view and poolside rooms and suites, the resort is also renowned for its uniquely designed, igloo-shaped beach pods on the beach.

Each elevated beach pod has a wooden staircase that leads right to the beach and a beautiful private veranda that's perfect for enjoying a hot cuppa. Between two pods is a shared bathroom, making this the perfect choice for families and friends.

Avail the Beach Pod Stay for 2 with Breakfast at a Deal Grocer-exclusive price here.

Andana Resort's spacious Poolside Suite provides all the comforts of a modern retreat. Located just a few steps away from the restaurant and pool, it is the perfect stay for couples and small families. What we love most about it? Waking up to a stunning view of the pool and the sea beyond it.

Avail the Poolside Suite Stay for 2 with Breakfast at a Deal Grocer-exclusive price here.

Andana Resort Guimaras
465 Sitio Talisay, Poblacion
Nueva Valencia, Guimaras
(033) 582 1903 to 04

For Inquiries & Reservations:
Manila office: 0917-3263262
Guimaras: (033) 582 1904

Office hours:
Daily, 8AM – 5PM

Browse through our offers with Andana Resort Guimaras here.

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About Gretchen
Gretchen is a mother and freelance editor and travel writer by day and a secret poet by night. She weaves travel stories on her blog, Her work also regularly appears in print and digital publications.

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