Since we still have a month to go before our singles yearly summer trip, I have ample time to search the net for the most affordable yet comfortable place to stay. There were a few choices to stay in Caramoan, one is in Paniman (the jump off point for the island hopping tours), Naga City (which is still far from where the action is), Caramoan Town Proper and the islands for campers.
I opted to go for Caramoan Town proper or Paniman since we do not want to go on camping nor do we want to be far from action. Another qualification for a resort/hotel that I was looking for was the pool. Thinking that I might not enjoy the open water because I was not a good swimmer (which is by the way is not true)
As I've read through blogs, 3 major resorts popped out: Gota Village, West Peninsula Villa and Tugawe Cove. Let me breakdown these resorts for you.
TUGAWE COVE: This is my favorite resort of the three. The view, the pool, the room the service.. The only thing I cannot accept from this place is the price. Obviously this is the most expensive resort that can be found in Caramoan, but if I'd have the money, I'd be staying there.
WEST PENINSULA: They also boast of being the other resort occupied by Survivor crews when Gota Village was fully booked. They have a pool and souvenirs from casts and crews that are put on display. We were supposed to get this resort but sadly it was already fully booked.
ISTARAN BUDGET HOTEL
The manager was very accommodating to all our requests as well as the front desk. They have amazing and hassle free packages that you and your group could choose from. We opted for the Budget package which includes: Land transfer from Naga bus terminal to caramoan and VV., 3 bedroom, meals, island hopping for 2 dyas and tour guide.
For those who want to get their packages you may contact them here:
09209545219 Kuya Angel
09163034965 Ate Leizl
If you're going for the all land trip, ask if you can have Kuya Boyet and for sure you will never be late. Rest assured that even this is just a 2-star budget hotel, their services are exemplary. They really now how to take care of their customers!