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Miko Miko Beach Resort, Catarman, Northern Samar – REVIEW

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Miko Miko Beach Resort, Catarman, Northern Samar

Miko Miko Beach Resort is located in the town of Mondragon, Northern Samar, Philippines. This resort is just a few km away from Catarman City. It has an infinity pool with the open sea as its scenic background.

I am actually having a second thought if I will create a blog for this because our stay wasn’t that pleasant. But I really like the place, it was the way they accommodate guests that I don’t like. But the place was really nice.

Miko Miko Beach Resort – How to get there?

Catarman Airport is currently not operating so if you’re from Manila, you can take a plane to Tacloban Airport and ride a bus or van. This will take an 8 hours drive to Catarman City. Another option is to take a bus from Pasay or Cubao bound to Samar. From Catarman, you can take a tricycle or jeep going to the resort.

Since we are from Sta. Margarita, Samar, it took us an hour ride going to the resort. We don’t really know the resort’s exact location so we use WAZE app.

The resort is located just beside the National Highway near UEP (University of Eastern Philippines). It’s easy to locate.

Experience:

The resort’s infinity pool got me the first time we saw it on their website, so I decided to celebrate my birthday there with my family. We called them a week in advance to book for a 2 days and 1 night stay in their villa. They confirmed our booking and informed us their 2pm check in hours.

On the day of our reservation, we are all excited. We brought our foods and left the house at 11:30am. We arrived 10 minutes before 2PM at the resort. A bit hungry at that time and we planned to eat right away when we got our villa.

We informed the receptionist about our reservation, they ask us to wait for a while because they are still cleaning the villa. We were ok at first so we waited at the chairs outside their restaurant/clubhouse. After 30 minutes, 2:30pm at that time, I followed up again but I got the same response. This time they didn’t gave time until when they can finish preparing the villa. Again, we waited.

Every other 30 minutes, I am following up but the villa is not yet ready as per them. Around 4:30pm, the sun is slowly going down as well as my patience. I ask them what’s taking them so long to clean, we reserved the room. We even called them before we travel going to the resort. They couldn’t give me an answer. I checked the resort and it’s not that crowded so I really don’t understand. They even told us to look for other resort, if we cannot wait. I was like “Are you serious? At this hour? 4:30PM? After waiting and wasting our time? You will ask us to look for other resort?”

I am really controlling myself not to raise my voice to the receptionist. I ask them if we can clean the villa ourselves because we are so tired, we wanted to rest already and we were hungry. That’s when they expedite what they need to do to the villa. We finally got inside the villa at 5PM. A whole afternoon being waisted.

Miko Miko Beach Resort Amenities:

So much with the disappointment. Like what I said, I like the place I just didn’t like the service. Very poor.

Villa – They have 5 villas. It was actually nice and has a terrace and a bathtub. It cost Php3,500 per night good for 2 pax and additional Php500 for additional pax.

Infinity Pool – If it weren’t for this pool. I would choose other resorts. 🙂 But I like the concept of pool plus beach – giving their guests an option to choose if they want to spend their time in the beach or in the pool.

Beach Front Cottages – This is where those who want a day tour stays. Just be mindful that since it’s facing the Pacific Ocean expect big waves. You are literally swimming in the Pacific ocean so they are only allowing swimming time until 5PM. After that, you need to transfer to the pool. Well, most of the resorts in Northern Samar facing the Pacific has this rule on their resorts.

Restaurant/Clubhouse – This is just in front of their infinity pool. You can order foods here. Make sure to take a little time in advance to order so they can prepare it on the time you wanted it to be served.

Miko Miko Beach Resort Contact Details:
Address : Napanpan beach, Brgy. Imelda, Mondragon, N. Samar, Philippines 
Globe Mobile phone : +63 917 856 3124 
Smart Mobile phone : +63 947 438 4293 
Facebook : Mikomiko resort    
email address : mikomiko@yahoo.com 
Website : www.mikomiko.com.ph

Overall, the place is amazing but service needs more improvement. I wouldn’t recommend an overnight stay because there’s not much to do in the resort. You can go and eat on their restaurant or a day tour is already enough.

You might also want to visit Imaga Rock Formation, Allen Northern Samar – Off The Cliff Adventure.

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