Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Resort Review: Ivy's Vine Resort (San Jose, Romblon)

Date of Stay: April 23 -24, 2008

RATING (Scale of 1 to 10)
Location: ******
Rooms: ******
Condition and Cleanliness: ******
Staff Performance: *******
Room Comfort: ******
Food and Beverage: *******
Other Amenities: *****
Value for Money: ******

Ivy's Vine Resort

Fan-cooled room
Ivy's Vine Resort, on Carabao Island (locally called Hambil), is situated close to the heart of San Jose and within walking distance from the docking area for boats from Caticlan (Malay, Aklan).  The island is also a 30-min. boat ride from Puka Beach in nearby Boracay island.  It has 7 spacious, fan-cooled rooms with private bath and a 3-4 pax dorm-type rooms with common bath.
It also has an open-air, on site thatched roofed restaurant, a 2-storey bar, a dive center (the only one on the island) and a lovely private beach.
The resort's bar and restaurant

Since January 2014, the resort has a new owner and has been renamed White Beach Dive & Kite Resort. It has, aside from the other amenities, airconditioned as well as fan-cooled rooms, 2 billiard tables and a beauty center. The resort also offers child and babysitting services, massage, room service and bicycle rental.
White Beach Dive & Kite Resort: Brgy. Lanas, San Jose 5510, Romblon. Tel: (037) 961-0244.  Mobile number: (0916) 124-6288.  E-mail:

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