Thursday, 1 May 2014

Resort Feature: Benilda ng Bancuro Resort & Restaurant (Naujan, Mindoro Oriental)

Benilda ng Bancuro Resort & Restaurant 

The Benilda ng Bancuro Resort & Restaurant, built from 2005-2007, was named after Ms. Benilda F. Genabe, mother of owner Celeste Genabe-Frias. 

It has a huge swimming pool (adult and kiddie) with water slide, jacuzzi, a restaurant, bar, open cottages (PhP500), banquet hall, open-air function room, basketball court, billiards, butterfly sanctuary and videoke.  They also offer horseback and kalesa riding.  Nearby is the Bancuro Church Ruins (Simbahan Bato).
Lobby and reception area

For those who want to stay overnight, they have 2-pax suite rooms (PhP3,200), 4-pax de luxe rooms (PhP4,200), 10-pax family rooms (PhP6,500), 2-pax matrimony suites (PhP3,500), 4-pax view deck rooms (PhP3,500) and 2-pax guest rooms (PhP3,500). 

All rooms are fully airconditioned with cable TV and mini-fridge.  Rates include complimentary breakfast.
The resort's swimming pool

At the garden area are huge statues of the Three Wise Monkeys ("see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil").

There's also a wishing well; man-made lake with bridge; and numerous trees and flowering and ornamental plants. 
Structures on site use a combination of concrete, hardwood, stone, bamboo and nipa (for roofing) as well as recycled capiz windows.  

Huge tree trunks were sometimes used as columns.
Statues of Three Wise Monkeys and a wishing well

Benilda ng Bancuro Resort & Restaurant: Brgy. Bancuro, Naujan, Mindoro Oriental.  Tel: (043) 208-3628 and (043) 208-3218.  Mobile number: (0999) 177-8762.  E-mail:

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