Blog #73: Issa's Haven: The Santorini In Cebu Philippines

It was summer when our eldest sister asked us to find a nice place where the whole family can stay overnight. We recommended her the Issa's Haven Resort. It was a newly opened resort and since everyone in the family haven't been to that place so we recommended it to her. We were obsessed of the architecture and design of the buildings in Santorini Greece but since we could not afford to go there yet, Issa's Haven would be definitely ok. Have you been there?

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Hey Hivers!

I don't know if some of you here have already been to Issa's Haven Resort. They call it The Santorini in Cebu. It is located in Oslob, Cebu. It is under the jurisdiction of Municipality of Oslob in the southern part of Cebu province. It is around 3-hour drive from Cebu City.

We arrived there at around 5:00PM so it was almost twilight. As we arrived, some of the family members had immediately grabbed their phone and enjoyed taking photos. I was not able to took photos around the resort as we arrived because I assisted my sister to order foods in the resort's restaurant for our dinner.

I don't know if the resort has already improved their menu. Because the time we went there the menu was not that inviting but when it comes to customer service I could say that the service they provided to us was exceptional.

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Since my family loves seafoods but the resort has no such kind of offer, my sister asked them if they could cook seafoods for us and we would just pay them, fortunately they agreed but in one condition. If we could wait a little bit longer since they will buy seafoods first in the market. And we told them that we are willing to wait.

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So while waiting, we entertained ourselves by taking photos and catching up with each other since this only happens rare.

Obviously behind me is their swimming pool. It is only small. We were fortunate because during the time we visited the resort, there were only few guests and my family are the only people who occupied the pool.

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After we had our dinner, my other siblings and I had dived in the water. The cold water in the pool was so perfect as the weather was so warm. While we were in the water, we played games so we wont get bored and had fun. It was definitely another unforgetable memory.

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Behind me is my sister and her boyfriend but now it's already her husband.

If you could see the room behind us that's where my other siblings' room for the night. The pool area is surrounded with many rooms but our room with my other siblings was in the other building.

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We get tired after swimming but we haven't slept yet. We took the opportunity to talk anything. We definitely enjoyed the night.

It's been a while since we were not being together. So we would only just recall those happy times.

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Thank you for reading and see you on my next blog. Cheers!


Some photos were edited using Canva

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Namaste! I am fond of reading books, watching korean, american and filipino series/movies and I am also fond of gardening. I love listening to different life stories and I am always captivated with the beauty of nature so travel is my escape when life turns into blue. But hey, how could I forget my photography hobby? It is one of the best, so follow me as I will be featuring my experiences of the stuff that I am passionate with.

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