Anda’s Quinale Beach is such a gorgeous beach. I knew the moment I saw its stretch of white sand I didn’t go wrong on choosing an accommodation just a stone’s throw away to the inviting sea and to the attractive shores. Little Miami Beach Resort is a small 9-cottage resort along Quinale Beach and served as my home in Anda for a couple of nights. I wasn’t expecting much at first but the cottages were a surprise and the location very pleasant.
If one is wondering how the name “Little Miami Beach Resort” came to be, the Anda-nativeresort owner now lives in Miami and their beach front in Anda is her “Little Miami” when back home in Bohol. Whatever the name is, what I really like is the location of their resort. Aside from a direct view of the beach and the sunrise they have a convenient distance near the plaza. For a town fond of karaoke, the resort is far enough not to be disturbed by high-pitched or out-of-tune screamers belting out karaoke favorites. Even their own karaoke room is muffled down by sound proof walls and they have a 10pm curfew.
I knew from their website that they have native style cottages. From their price point, I wasn’t expecting much really and just wanted a clean place with a comfortable bed to rest. But the room I got has a loft for a bed, a kitchen, a common area and a private bathroom with hot shower, aircon and cable TV. I was impressed on how this compact native hut managed to put everything together. The door opens up to the beach which I thought added appeal. I know taller people, especially foreigners would be challenged here as for me, who have an average Filipino height occasionally bumps my head on the ceiling. But still, all this for Php 800, I thought I was getting more than I paid but I do hope they keep this great value as a selling point. The resort also have public wifi of steady signal.
Not all cottages though are the same, there are also basic cottage with Aircon but shared shower at Php 500 and a much expensive Php 1000 with twin bunk beds. They also have a mini store in the resort for basic goods and snack. A table tennis game and picnic huts for day trippers.
Little Miami Beach Reosrt is not all that perfect though and still have room to improve. They have an option for an additional Php 100 for breakfast but I thought it was a bit pitiful offering. I’d prefer to just eat outside for better breakfast. The staff and service could be better. The manager was good and reliable but other resort staff doesn’t seem to care much but they do try to help out as much as they can. Despite that, it’s no deal breaker for my stay here and I’d recommend the place to others and I myself wouldn’t hesitate to stay again.
Little Miami Beach Resort
Anda, Bohol, Philippines
Contact: 09097223557, 09206301996
email: [email protected]
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