Cove Sands Beach Resort

Abacacay, Dumaguete, Negros, Visayas, 6219, Philippines | 3 star ranch
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Travel Blogs from Dumaguete


A travel blog entry by toddy11


... before or they have just met. She leans towards him and gestures to her table. He moves over and sits with her, sharing her food.

So, I guess he has something she wants. Maybe money for tonight for a service rendered, or perhaps more, a longer term thing, a relationship, stability, certainty, a better life?

I continue to watch them but I am distracted. A Filipina sits near me. I smile at her and she moves across and sits next to me. Her name is Karen and she works ...

Wish I made the most of it!!

A travel blog entry by adamwilson4


... bus terminal. I said my goodbye to Roxane before boarding the bus. The price 175pesos which was the same as the internet, it was a good start. It took four hours to get to the bottom of Cebu Island, where I had to then catch a short ferry to Damaguete. The ferry was 62pesos, which again was the same price as the internet. Once I got on the island of Negro it was just a short jeepney to the centre of the city of Damaguete. From here I had to get a tricycle to ...

The most beautiful drive of all time.

A travel blog entry by kyley

... After about 10 minutes the man who told me they didn’t have a driver just took me on the trike? I don’t know.

His dog followed us up the road, and we stopped twice so he could throw sticks to get it to go home. Finally it just jumped in the cab and sat beside me on the seat. When I got to Sipalay I waited about 30 minutes with a sweet old lady for the bus.
Every trike driver who passed said "Hi ...

Hello Asia

A travel blog entry by justkeepswimmin


... once so he could top up his petrol tank before climbing a hill, and the other time as he went to speak to his brother who we passed (presumably at his home)

Filling up with petrol here must be sponsored by the Coca-Cola company as petrol stations are a small shed like hut with a collapsible table in front with glass 1litre and 500ml Coca-Cola bottles on it filled with fuel. You pay per bottle and pour it straight into the tank. On our rented scooter we ...

Another day, another dive site!

A travel blog entry by perkins2013


... tired, not only due to the intensive snorkelling and diving but also because of the electricity on the island. It only comes on until 9 at night so when trying to sleep there is no fan to keep you cool, and it was very very hot....we hit the hot sack for our last nights sleep, exhausted but really amazed by the underwater paradise at Apo Island. The following morning we packed up and headed out back to Negros for a couple of days of rest and relaxation, parting ways with Ed as he ...

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsCove Sands Beach Resort Dumaguete

    Reviewed by phoeme

    Monarch Sands Beach Resort

    Reviewed May 4, 2012
    by (1 review) Siaton Negros Oriental , Philippines Flag of Philippines

    Resort Amenities and Tour:

    Balanan Tour ( Balanan - is a lake) - 800 pesos each person
    manicure and pedicure- 200 pesos
    Apo Island Snorkel trip (minimum of 4 people) - 1700 pesos each person
    scooter rent - 600 pesos a day (4 hours- 400)
    massage - 400 pesos (1 hour)
    horseback riding - 2 hours hiking (100 pesos/person


    Monarch Sands Philippine Beach Resort here on Negros Oriental, Philippines, they do their best to make your Philippine Holiday experience memorable and worry-free. Whether you are a Master Scuba diver, or a beach potato, our Philippine Dive Resort facilities are constructed in an age old Philippine tradition. Handed down from generation to generation, from their bamboo floors to their Nipa roofs, each cottage is hand crafted the traditional way. They strive to provide you with the most personal service available. They've got a range of amenities and services that take care of your concerns, from dining options and rejuvenating spa massages to basic needs such as laundry, new Diving equipment to make your Scuba diving in the Philippine an exciting adventure.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews Cove Sands Beach Resort Dumaguete

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent