We were travelling to Philippines for the first time, and I started wondering which was the best place to visit and where I should put up. When it comes to selecting a place for the most convenient stay, I feel it should always be somewhere where you will like to spend the maximum time so that not too much time is wasted on travelling.
The island itself is supposed to be very small and has a very limited number of places to stay. Therefore, I was slightly worried about finding the right type of accommodation.
I was suggested by some to visit the “Atmosphere Resort” located at Dauin, located about 30 minutes away from the Apo Island. One has to travel by boat and so I thought why not try out this option and also enjoy the boat trips in the calm waters. What I read about the resort was all good so I booked myself for 3 day-2 night stay.
This turned out to be a decision which was one of the best I have ever taken, as far as visiting place is concerned.
My stay was start the following week and on reaching the resort, right from the start when I entered, It was one of the most mind blowing experiences because of the wonderful reception that I was given.
The Atmosphere Resort is fairly big and is tastefully decorated that you feel that you are in the middle of an island- which technically, is in a way correct.
The grounds look beautiful with a large swimming pool area which also gave a gorgeous view of the seaside. The lawns and the flower beds were done up in a very good taste.
The staff was super efficient and very helpful right from the start – they were there whenever we wanted something and were at their helpful best. What surprised as the most was the complimentary coupon for a free head massage; which I think is a brilliant way to making a lasting first good impression.
The stay in the room
One thing that I couldn’t help noticing about the Atmosphere Resort was that everything out there was “extra large” and so was our room too. It was a very specious and comfortable apartment with a breathtaking view from the balcony. The room service was efficient and everything was spotless and clean. All the basic amenities of LCD TV and Wi-Fi as well as hot water and complementary toiletries were a very high standard
Food and drinks
The breakfast was complimentary as part of our stay and what a spread it was! The lavish scale of different types of culinary delights is seen to be believed. There was perfectly done crisp Bacon, omelettes made to order, fresh muffins and yoghurt, huge array of juices and fruits and so many other things that made me wish I could have more even after feeling so full
Although we had come for exploring the Islands it was difficult to get away from all the attractive things that the Atmosphere Resort offered. It had a beautiful health Spa where you can relax with some of the most relaxing massages. But perhaps one of the most interesting activities which I liked was relaxing on the sun beds besides the giant pool with a glass of beer and my favorite snack- the king prawns perfectly done up at the poolside café’.