Home for the fun and ‘rowdy’ group for three awesome days was Sta. Monica Beach Club, which is just a 10-minute ride from Dumaguete Airport. Situated in Negros Oriental’s southern peninsula, the place immediately delighted me because it is located right in the city, and yet it overlooks the Dumaguete City Bay. We were right in the heart of the city, where all the modern conveniences that a traveler needs is within reach, and yet the place exudes a relaxing, laid-back feel and offers a breath-taking view of the sea. It’s a combination that’s not easy to find.
COZY ROOM ACCOMMODATIONS
What’s nice about Sta. Monica Beach Club is that it is a boutique hotel and beach resort set amidst nipa plantations in a quiet Dumaguete fishing village. It has no pretenses, just cozy room accommodations in a relaxing environment of lush green grass and palm trees.
Food is never a problem at Sta. Monica Beach Club. The truth is that the food here is so good that guests often opt to stay in the resort and have meals at Lanai Restaurant, a pavilion-type 180-seater restaurant that looks out to sea. The kitchen staff, led by young and talented chef Syl Francis Malenab, has been trained at Panglao Island’s Amorita Resort, which is a sister property of Sta. Monica Beach Club under the One-Of Collection umbrella, to whip up plates upon plates of delicious food that is guaranteed to satisfy even the most discriminating taste of guests — from breakfast to lunch to dinner and snacks in between.
(Sta. Monica Beach Club is located at Barangay Banilad, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6200; with telephone numbers +63906-4789018 and +6391-4694880. Manila Sales and Marketing Office is at Unit 701, The Infinity Bldg., 26th St., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City 1694; with telephone numbers +632-5539549 and 856-1443.)