Over the years since it opened to the public, the Caluwayan Palm Island Resort has steadily improved its facilities.

Located at Brgy Caluwayan, Marabut, Samar – about an hour’s drive from Tacloban via the San Juanico Bridge – the resort added a beautiful swimming pool and refurbished their cottages and villas.

Last Sunday, March 11, 2012, the resort had the blessing and inauguration of their main hotel wing – a three-storey, beautifully designed building with 15 rooms and a function room at the top floor.

Here’s the official tariff of Caluwayan Palm Island Resort:

Rooms Rates
Open Cottage PhP1,600
Single Superior PhP2,300
Single Deluxe PhP2,500
Superior PhP2,900
Deluxe PhP3,200
Deluxe Suite PhP3,500
Family Room PhP4,500
Beach Villa PhP5,200 (high season); PhP4,200 (off season)
Beach Villa Suite PhP5,900 (high season); PhP4,800 (off season)

Extra person PhP600

High season: Jan 1-12; March 15 – May 31; Oct 1 – Nov 9; Dec 15-31
Breakfast for 2 pax inclusive
All Hotel Rooms are good for 2 pax

For details, contact Leyte Gulf Travel & Tours: (053) 523.7966; 321.7966
email: leytegulf@callezaragosa.com

It’s a great option for vacationers and local residents out for a quick getaway from the city…

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Full steam ahead!

This seems to be the battle-cry of everybody working at “The Oriental Hotel – Leyte” – the new hotel taking shape at the former site of the MacArthur Beach Resort at Red Beach, Palo, Leyte – when we visited the site today, December 15 for a first hand view of the project.

Singaporean-backed conglomerate LKY Property Holdings is rushing construction of its P300-million resort hotel; its soft opening has been set before the end of the year.

Developers pushed not just for a renovation but a total reconstruction of a new hotel.

New structures have been erected where the buildings of the old hotel once stood.

An elegant lobby now sits adjacent to the restaurant and spa lounges.

The hotel will also have outdoor pools and fitness facilities.

The new hotel offers new facilities for functions, meetings and conferences all housed in a new building. It boasts of having a 1,000 seating capacity ballroom suited for big conferences and conventions.

This answers the clamor for a large venue which has been a major problem in the region when hosting national conferences.

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Among the not-so-well-kept secrets – as far as alternative destinations close to Tacloban is concerned – is the Tadyaw Beach Resort & Spa, a mere 30-minute drive from Tacloban City at Brgy. Tanghas, Tolosa, Leyte.

Although not yet fully, officially launched, Tadyaw Resort is now open to the public and among its facilities now available are rustic and cozy cottages & kiosks with fantastic views of the mighty Pacific Ocean at your doorstep.

They have a large pavilion and large tents ideal for wedding receptions, workshops, reunions and other big group and family assemblies and special events.

Tadyaw likewise provides a haven for couples and small groups wanting to enjoy the quiet, rustic and romantic scenes by the sea.

Still undergoing construction/awaiting operation are a restaurant-cafe-bar, and, hopefully, a swimming pool.

So without further ado, here’s a peek at what it’s like at the Tadyaw Beach Resort…

View more photos and slideshow: http://gerryruiz.callezaragosa.com/p188222521

Models: Julidel Madura & Laurence Datulayta Commandao

For more info, please call Leyte Gulf Travel & Tours (053)321-7966; 523-7966.

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