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Weekend Getaway: Oslob Whaleshark Resort

2/18/2020






When we were younger, Marc and I would spend time in Tambuli Beach Resort where we both had fun despite a short period of time. Among my cousins, Marc is my closest and whom I considered being my younger baby boy brother. Way back then our weekends would be spent being together and would love to play. We had our love-hate relationship as well but at the end of the day.

Cebu is the pearl gem of the south and is blessed to have wonderful crystal waters. It has become both local and foreigners favorite destinations. Both Marc and I got separated when my mom and I moved to Manila and they migrated to the USA. Every time they come to visit the Philippines, they would bring the entire family to spend a weekend in a Hotel which becomes a norm.




After more than 3 years, Marc is back in the city traveling on his own, and this time he chose Oslob. It's a two to three-hour drive from the city of Cebu and though this isn't his first time visiting this place. Oslob is known to have whale sharks, we call it "Butanding" in Filipino. If you are one of those people who wanted to see for yourself the Whalesharks, you have to be in Oslob on or before 6am; by the time its 9:00am whale sharks seem to relax from the crowd. Prepare yourselves from the long waiting line as it will take 30-45minutes before you could hop into the "banka" or boat.

Marc booked the entire family, a hotel reservation good for everyone. Knowing him to be a picky person, the hotel of his choosing wouldn't be a surprise for me to which he'd book. He did book us to Oslob Whaleshark Resort. It's a new resort hotel in Oslob, wherein it has a narrow land use in a U-shape architecture. I immediately fell in love in the place upon entering the premises and it wasn't even hard to find since the resort itself is along the road.

Oslob Whale Shark Resort Hotel Tour | Emari Pimentel

This is the view that welcomed me upon entering the hotel, it was an open space on the ground floor and it was well utilized. You can immediately tell that the owners have hired an Architect and possibly an Interior Designer for this.

Oslob Whale Shark Resort Hotel Tour | Emari Pimentel


Oslob Whale Shark Resort Hotel Tour | Emari Pimentel

Oslob Whale Shark Resort Hotel Tour | Emari Pimentel


Oslob Whale Shark Resort Hotel Tour | Emari Pimentel

This is the gate upon entering the resort, at first I thought that they would open the gate so that our vehicles would be parked inside but it was only for the entrance of the guest. Our vehicles were parked outside. 

Below is the foyer of the resort with much details were shown, custom-made driftwood and a whale shark at the center. It got two seats on the side where guest could sit and relax as they wait for their reservation or just about to leave. Under the stairs was utilized as a dry pantry for food storage.


Oslob Whale Shark Resort Hotel Tour | Emari Pimentel

The details in this didn't stop on its decors but it can also be seen in the balustrade where a "pala" (paddle), which is being used by the locals when paddling their boats and if you happen to visit the Whaleshark, you'll see the similarities of the paddles being used.

Oslob Whale Shark Resort Hotel Tour | Emari Pimentel

Oslob Whale Shark Resort Hotel Tour | Emari Pimentel

The reception area was a combination of Filipino elements and Oslob, a cultural mix of the town and the country itself and some touches of Asian culture. The resort has a friendly staff and makes our stay comfortable. They are accommodating as they could be. Though they have limited offers for us, which makes it more relaxing since you got to enjoy the beauty of nature while you stay in their hotel. 


Oslob Whale Shark Resort Hotel Tour | Emari Pimentel

The architecture of this hotel is modern but with the touches of Filipino that can be seen through the details inside the premises. The use of capiz, iron and lots and lots of wood.  


Oslob Whale Shark Resort Hotel Tour | Emari Pimentel

 In this area is there dining area, you can sit with your entire family or sit facing the waters. Wherein at night was one of the areas we spend a lot and shared memories to talk about things and relax. Waves of laughter and good food was a perfect combination.

Oslob Whale Shark Resort Hotel Tour | Emari Pimentel

Oslob Whale Shark Resort Hotel Tour | Emari Pimentel

Oslob Whale Shark Resort Hotel Tour | Emari Pimentel

This sliding door is a perfect example of utilizing the space, unfortunately despite going back and forth in the restroom, no photo was ever captured. I liked a lot their restroom, it was perfect for me. The sliding door was a custom-built made of hardwood and capiz but a carved whaleshark. Who would have thought of that was brilliant.

Oslob Whale Shark Resort Hotel Tour | Emari Pimentel

Oslob Whale Shark Resort Hotel Tour | Emari Pimentel

In this other side of the hotel, we are not allowed to enter, my wild guess that this area is for the owner's family base on the look and observation and some details seen though a closer look, this area are for family or owner's use and as part of their amenities is that we can use the Swimming Pool which the kids enjoyed alot.

Oslob Whale Shark Resort Hotel Tour | Emari Pimentel

The family enjoyed the pool area after a long stay at the beach and since we had fun spending day and night at the pool area. It was sad to let go when we were just about to check out. 

Oslob Whale Shark Resort Hotel Tour | Emari Pimentel

It is always a good idea to bond with family outside your comfort zones, I'm referring to being at home or at a nearby mall. There are more memories when gathering your family sometimes due to our busy schedule and as we go along what life brought us we forget the fun and that fun involves being out in our comfort zone, connect ourselves with nature and most especially connect with our mind and soul. It helps us keep our things on perspective level and that makes us more healthy as we are able to enjoy simple things and untangible things that life could offer.


Oslob Whale Shark Resort Hotel Tour | Emari Pimentel

Oslob Whale Shark Resort Hotel Tour | Emari Pimentel

Oslob Whale Shark Resort Hotel Tour | Emari Pimentel

This is our family, and since I usually take the photo. I'm usually not included in the photo. At that time when we took our photo's the staff we're on the other side and we don't want to spoil the fun just to wait for them to take photo. Before I end my post, I want to thank Vicky of https://vickyflipfloptravels.com/ for she becomes the basis for writing my first travel blog. Honestly, I don't have any idea what to write on this post which I have been dying to write. I do hope anyone of you reading this post is enjoying.

Oslob Whale Shark Resort Hotel Tour | Emari Pimentel

Ooopppsss. Before anything else, that's my mom! Just you to let you know I dropped my vlog las sunday to give you a glimpse of this resort. Check out my vlog.

Oslob Whale Shark Resort Hotel Tour | Emari Pimentel
That's my mom
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