Sogod is approximately 2 hours away from downtown Cebu City.We took the bus from Cebu North Bus Terminal.The trip was comfortable as we opted for an aircon bus bound Hagnaya for only 85pesos per person.We told the bus driver to drop us at the intersection leading to Alegre,they know it.It is about four kilometers away from there to Alegre Beach Resort.
Once getting off the bus, a habal-habal driver offered us a ride for twenty pesos each.I immediately stared at my wife in utter surprise.I didn't imagine myself going to a high-end resort in such fashion.Although on second thought,I didn't imagine myself going there via tricycle as well.No choice.Being a travel blogger gives me an excuse to try all forms of transportation to get to a place and commuting was the best way to go so as I can tell my readers how to get to a place in the cheapest possible way.lusot
We immediately checked in our deluxe room accommodation .I was surprised at how spacious it is with two double beds.If this is the cheapest accommodation in Alegre,I wonder how it would be in the most expensive room? A cabana with a private garden perhaps?
We settled in our room and rested for a while.I relaxed my back in the soft bed a bit while my wife stayed at the terrace eating fruits complimentary of the hotel.Vacation mode activated!
Alegre Beach Resort and Spa is a sprawling resort.Entering the property is like entering a cocoon of nature sanctuary.The many trees all over the place makes you forget the outside world and simply be at peace with nature.Expect a lot of walking though and climbing on stairs as the terrain is slopy.If you are the restless,fast-paced type who wants everything 'instant',things will not work for you at first.Relax.This resort is about letting go.It's about slowing down.Remember that peace and serenity starts from within.Allow the resort of slow you down.This is your chance.
Had a hearty breakfast at Ilang-ilang Cafe the next day with the wonderful view of the pool and sea below.The Resort is aware of the tight competition from other accommodations in Cebu.It is therefore upgrading its facilities including the main restaurant.The restaurant is central to the life of the resort especially because it is strategically located next to the pool and provides entry to the beach.Since it was closed for renovation,we had to go around just to get to the beach.it didn't bother me at all,but I thought, "what more if they have it fully operational by November" .I imagined a big open air restaurant with the view of the pool on one side,and the sea on the other.Grand!
Transportation to and from Alegre could be a bit of a challenge.Some room packages include airport transfers.Check here: I noticed that most of the guests are foreign national,especially Japanese.
Below are our packages with transfers:
Ocean View Room Package
P 14,494 nett
Room, breakfastt, roundtrip transfers, 45 min. massage
Ocean View with garden room package
P 16,910 nett
Room, bfast, roundtrip transfers, 60 mins massage, 30 mins scuba.
THEY CURRENTLY HAVE A PROMO:
Overnight stay for 4 pax in a deluxe room with bfast and rountrip shuttle.
Until October 31 only but they can book and buy for stays until November 30.You can also book for 2 pax only at P6,000 with same inclusions.
Alegre is the Spanish term for happiness or contentment.The place lives to its name.
Alegre Beach Resort is located in Sogod Cebu, I can't forget the name coz it really felt SO GOOD at Alegere Beach Resort! :)
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