Lunhaw Farm Resort in Aloguinsan Cebu
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Want to stay in a villa perched on a hill overlooking the Bojo River mouth in Aloguinsan? Want to dip in an infinity pool surrounded by lush flower gardens and palm trees and bask in the tropical sunset over Tañon Strait? Want to indulge in an exquisite Filipino culinary experience freshly sourced from an organic farm?
Read on as the King of Sinulog will share to you his experience at one of the most eco-friendly and sustainable accommodations in southwestern Cebu, the beautiful Lunhaw Farm Resort.
From Mactan Cebu International Airport, hail a white taxi cab to Cebu South Bus Terminal at N. Bacalso Avenue and pay about PHP350 for an hour and a half drive. Hop on a Sepo bus liner or any bus going to Aloguinsan via Mantalongon Barili or Naga Uling Road and tell the bus ticketer to drop you off at Aloguinsan Public Market and pay about PHP80 for a two-hour land travel. From there, you can ride a motorcycle (habal-habal) to Lunhaw Farm Resort via a side street going to Bojo River and pay about PHP25 for a 5-minute ride. For less hassle especially when you’re traveling with a group, you can hire a van to take you there directly at about PHP2,500 for a three-hour drive.
At first glance, the resort radiates class and elegance through its architectural concept with a touch of vernacular design. Using locally-sourced materials such as nipa, bamboo, capiz shells, coconut husks and hardwood from repurposed old houses, you can’t help but admire the resort’s passion towards sustainability. Every inch is creatively visualized and materialized with a keen eye for detail. Truly, the resort is a reflection of Filipino individuality.
Amenities and Facilities
Lunhaw Farm Resort has three air-conditioned villas, dining area that transforms to a function hall, kitchen, open bar, swimming pool and parking area that could accommodate about 20 vehicles.
There are two family-sized villas with an area of about 36 square meters at PHP7000 a night each good for four people including breakfast. The other villa with an area of about 25 square meters has a better view of the Bojo river mouth and is good for two persons with breakfast as well for PHP4000 a night. Design wise, both are basically the same although the family villa has two king-sized beds and a personal Jacuzzi instead of a bathtub.
A modern nipa hut at first look, the villa is designed with sliding glass doors and windows on three sides of the room with extra high ceilings for warm air dispersion. With this, fresh mountain air flows freely, naturally cooling the room without the need to turn on the air-conditioning unit.
The room comes with hardwood floors, a personal working space and a private patio made out of different types of bamboo and hardwood. It also has a cabinet, a mini-refrigerator, a bamboo clothes rack and a very spacious bathroom with a toilet, sink and bath area with adjustable and overhead showers. There’s also a bathtub or Jacuzzi in family villas by the Zen-inspired flower and stone garden.
Kitchen and Dining Area
Offering traditional Filipino cuisine cooked with fresh and organic locally-sourced ingredients, their in-house kitchen will surely surprise you with their culinary offerings. A typical meal for two would cost around PHP400. Bestsellers include bulalo, bistek Pinoy, cordon bleu, binagoongan and hamonada. The dining area could accommodate about 30 people in one setting.
The staff at Lunhaw Farm Resort are composed of four women headed by ate Doming and they are in-charge of the kitchen, bar, restaurant and room service. There are also two men in-charge of security and small errands to the town proper. The service at the resort was very thoughtful and professional, a testament that they were well-versed in hotel operations.
Overall, if you are planning to go on an eco-cultural tour at Bojo River, or try the green culinary experience at The Farmhouse, or watch the sunset at Baluarte Park or go snorkeling at Hermit’s Cove and are looking for the best accommodation Aloguinsan has to offer in terms of service and quality then book a stay at Lunhaw Farm Resort and you won’t be disappointed. Now, the King of Sinulog is off for another adventure. Later!
For inquiries and reservations, you may visit their official Facebook page or you may contact Aloguinsan Tourism Office at (032) 469 9042.