6 Reasons White Chocolate Hills Resort Is Your Best Vacation Choice

It’s the best way to ruin your vacation…You do lots of research, you read reviews, you look at pictures.
You book a vacation, and look forward to that special moment when imagination becomes reality.
And yet, more often than not…the pictures were staged, the bad reviews were deleted or hidden, and your internet research has let you down….you end up sleeping next to a construction site, eating sub-par food that lacks passion and taste, and paying extra hidden fees for activities, outings, and even basic housekeeping services….What?!

This is why we are proud of White Chocolate Hills Resort – We are simple, authentic, and we genuinely care about creating the perfect atmosphere for relaxation and rest. Here are six big ways we stand taller than all of our competitors, and why you should choose us for your next vacation to the Philippines.

6. Our Pictures Aren’t Staged

This is possibly the best reason why we stand alone when it comes to our online presence…What you see is exactly what you get.
We do have a photographer on our staff, and yet she does absolutely no staging…of course, she knows all of the tricks to maximizing the aesthetics of a hotel room, a plate of food, or a landscape….but here at White Chocolate Hills Resort…genuine transparency to our potential guests is absolutely important.
When you see pictures like this:

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Our Modern Relax Bungalow

You can be guaranteed that it is exactly what you’ll see once you get here.

( Unless we plant more plants and flowers, or you order a different breakfast option of course! )

 

 

 

5. Our Reviews Are Genuine, and We’re Not Afraid of Negative Comments

If you visit our TripAdvisor or Facebook Pages and read the reviews, you’ll notice that we take the good with the bad.
You’ll also notice that we’re quick to respond to feedback, and we genuinely care about our Guest’s opinions.
Not every resort or Hotel is as transparent as we are, and for good reason: If you found out their breakfast menu was bland, or that their rooms & facilities were dirty, falling apart, or outdated…they would lose their grasp on the tourism market!

We take a much different approach here.
We love our jobs, we love our Guests, and for quite a few of the staff here, this is our home!
We take good care of our home, and we invite you to come experience our genuine hospitality.
We know that we cannot please every single person in the world….but we’ll sure try!

 

 

 

4. Our Reputation Has Grown Organically…Just Like Our Food!

We don’t rely on heavy marketing campaigns, PR stunts, or industry networking to lure in customers.
Sure, when someone visits the resort and wants a few brochures to give to friends and family, that’s fine by us! …but we don’t actively fish for leads.
Other resorts dump money into PR management, Marketing Teams, and Event Sponsorship in order to get their name out into the world….
We know that if we provide excellent service, excellent quality food, and excellent, clean facilities, people will want to hang out and stay with us.
Over 4,000 Facebook ‘likes’ and 43 Five-Star ratings in less than five months is proof positive that we’re the new, young leaders of the pack in our industry.

We’d rather genuinely curious, happy, excited people here at our resort than someone who comes here based on false or faulty advertisements, or someone who comes here as part of a marketing deal. We show you the real ‘us’…so we can meet the real you!

 

 

 

3.  We’re Beautiful 😉
Not to toot our own horn, but our landscaping is impeccable, and so wonderful to look at and explore!White Chocolate Hills Resort 2064
We have over 17 different species of edible fruits, herbs, spices and plants….and we have over 10 different varieties of flowers.
Not to mention, we’ve created a ‘Little Bohol’, and own eight mini Chocolate Hills right here in Zamboanguita!
Our architecture is 100% unique to all of Asia, and there are no boxy apartment buildings or eyesores…just pure, green, lush plants….vibrant flowers, and mind-blowing views of Mt. Talinis mountain and Pacific Ocean from our deck.

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2. We’re friendly, and Not Afraid of Having Fun

From the moment you arrive, to the moment you leave us, you will be showered with warm smiles, great conversation, passionate service and the comfortable feeling of being at home with family.

Our staff are known for being accommodating to any and all requests and our office is open to any question you may have….from local activities, to cultural questions…even book or movie recommendations…they’ve got you covered.
Our Disco nights are easily becoming the talk of the neighborhood…dance tunes and affordable drinks…as well as room specials and free entrance.
We also have the best dance moves ever. 😉

Countless resorts in the Philippines have the reputation of being pretty to look at…but not so wonderful to talk to.
We’re not sure why…the Philippines is known globally for having the happiest people on the planet!….Maybe they’re just sad they don’t work with us.
If you want a hassle-free check-in, and a quick, painless checkout with absolutely zero hidden fees and expenses, book your stay with us and experience the easiest, most honest customer service in the country.

 

 

 

1. Rain Won’t Spoil Anything Here

Another vacation-killer is normally a rainy day…but not here!
If it rains, we have a giant deck that provides complete cover for you to relax and have fresh-brewed, locally-sourced coffee…one of our hot home-made soups…or even just to read a book or gaze at the storm.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can always head to the beach & go snorkeling…if you’re lucky you can spot turtles, seahorses, exotic corals and fish, and so much more.

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With reasons like this….and many more waiting to be discovered by you….you simply cannot pass up the opportunity to call White Chocolate Hills Resort your new home away from home.

Call, message, visit or text us today and book a reservation….we promise you’ll leave with a smile, and maybe a few tears!

 

-White Chocolate Hills Resort

Fan Fridays and Other News

Good Afternoon to all our lovely readers!

We’re shaking things up here on the White Chocolate Hills Resort official blog!
In keeping with the times, we will now have a theme for every day of the week…let’s go over what they are, and how you can get involved!

#MusicMonday
It’s no secret that here at the resort, we love music…wether it’s foreign or local, a love song, or a good rock tune…we’re always on the lookout for awesome new music.
On Mondays, we’re going to talk about the songs we love, up-and-coming concerts in the Philippines, awesome new local artists, playlists for hosting everything from a wicked dance party to a tasteful dinner party….Anything and everything that has to do with music, we will write about it on Mondays.

How To Get Involved: Share your favorite bands & tunes in the comments! If you’re a local band, feel free to post a link to your website.

#NewsdayTuesday
We’ve always got our ear to the ground listening for the latest news in our country and abroad.
On Tuesday, we’ll keep you up to date with everything, so you can be informed and aware of local issues, as well as current global news that effects the Philippines.
Tuesday will also be the day we update you with news coming out of White Chocolate Hills…. deals, special rates, and up-and-coming events will all be showcased.

How To Get Involved: Read our blog, share the posts, and do your own research! If you know of anything local going on, or if you have an event of your own you’d like to showcase, send us a message or leave a comment.

#Humpday Heros
This is our favorite day of all!
Every Wednesday, we will feature a hero that is doing good in and around our communities…whether it is a local business owner, a charity group, or an individual…if they’re helping the Philippines and it’s people, we will honor them!

How To Get Involved: Let us know about the local heroes in your neighborhoods…a lot of people that do community work keep quiet and don’t get the attention they deserve, so speak up and share their story with us!

#ThrowbackThursday
This is a relaxing day of looking back at the fun things that have happened over the years….We’ll be keeping it relevant to our industry, featuring old resorts and hotels, old food and drinks menus, and fashion from back in the day.

How To Get Involved: Send us your old stories of staying in Hotels and resorts! Have old, vintage pictures of your parents and grandparents on the beach or at a hotel? Share them and we will feature them in a future #TBT blog!

#FanFriday
Fridays will also be a big favorite for us! We will feature pictures, stories and reviews from our fans.

How To Get Involved: Become a fan! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and our blog…share your stories, reviews, and pictures, and we will feature them every Friday!

#Caturday
You can’t be a true internet citizen if you don’t adore cute cats! On Caturday, we’ll share resort-worthy kitties for your feline fix!

How To Get Involved: Read, Giggle a lot, Feel better about everything!

#SelfieSunday
Selfie Sunday is all about us! Expect to see new pictures of our resort, pictures of awesome staff outings, and any other new and exciting info we have about the resort!

How To Get Involved: Tell us about what’s going on in your life in the comments below! Share some great tourist spots so we can check them out!

We hope you’re as excited as we are…We have lots to share, so don’t forget to Like, share and comment on our blog, our Facebook, and our twitter….you can find the links on the front page underneath our ‘About’ section on the right.

And since today is technically #FanFriday, here’s a shot of a few of our fans enjoying the pool after a long bike ride!

 


Photo Credit: Mich Iso

 

The Authority Of Hotel Horrors Hasn’t Stayed Here…Oh Boy!

For anyone interested in reading juicy inside information and trade secrets from the Hotel & Resort industry, Jacob Tomsky is the biggest Go-To name for today’s generation. His book ‘Heads in Beds – A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality’ is an extremely well-written piece of work…at once, both eyebrow-raisingly unbelievable &  cringe-worthy in it’s observations….yet enormously entertaining and worth the read.

He tells horror stories of Front-Desk Officers overcharging credit cards, delaying room service, and playing havoc with reservations…Housekeepers cleaning glasses with furniture polish and leaving sheets & TV remotes uncleaned, Hotel Kitchens that don’t adhere to proper food safety standards….the list of terrifying tales are endless.

For those that don’t work within the hospitality industry, reading his work would cause you to cancel your reservations and never travel again.

Unfortunately for him, Mr. Tomsky has never visited White Chocolate Hills Resort!

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We are proud to offer nothing but the absolute best, honest, and most reliable customer service you will ever experience….
While other places tend to talk big to get you and your money through the door, then deliver as little as possible to cut their costs, we strive to be the best in everything we do because it’s in our nature!

  • Our photos on Facebook are honest…what you see is definitely what you get…no enhancements or staging goes into our pictures.

 

  • Our staff are local people…world-famously friendly, willing to help you enjoy yourself, able to solve any issue you have, and we do it all with a genuine smile…because we love our jobs & we love our guests!

 

  • Our Chef is professionally trained, passionate about food, and devoted to serving healthy, organic, eye-catching meals that will also leave you feeling full and satisfied…unlike other restaurants that pile three teaspoons of vegetables onto a piece of exotic fish or obscure meat the size of a dollar bill.
    We also have a window that opens into the kitchen, so you can sneak a peek at the action that goes on behind the scenes!

 

  • Our resort is private, small, and dedicated to exclusivity….which means our housekeeping staff are 100% able to make sure your room is crisp, clean, well-stocked, and comfortable at all times. We also have a policy of not going into guest rooms without the permission of the reserving guest…this guarantees your privacy, and gives you reassurance that no one is tampering with your things.

 

  • Our Front Desk Officer is cheerful, friendly, and dedicated to making sure all of your needs are met and your questions are answered…Anything you can think of, she can help…and if she can’t, she will quickly find someone who can! From where to visit around town, to local customs and history, she is a wealth of information that loves to help our guests feel happy, confident, and pampered.

 

  • Our landscaping is totally unique to the Philippines, and we take pride in the place we call home…we never let things fall out of place here, and you can always be assured of aesthetic appeal, worry-free barefoot strolls, awesome photography opportunities, and a quiet atmosphere of total relaxation.

 

If you want an amazing, world-class respite from the hectic pace of the every day, you need to visit White Chocolate Hills Resort.
We are in no way like anyone else in our industry….we are family, and we want you to be a part of our family too….we’ll treat you with the respect & good time you deserve and expect from a Private Resort experience!

Have a great day, everyone!
Don’t forget to ‘Like’, Share and Follow us on Twitter & Facebook!

-White Chocolate Hills Resort

Resorts Vs. Hotels – The Choice Is Easy!

Guten Morgen and greetings, from your favorite resort beside the sea, White Chocolate Hills!

And what a busy morning it has been!

As our Philippine guests & readers know, Zamboanguita will be having its town fiesta on May 14th and 15th.

One of the main highlights of our fiesta is the Miss Zamboanguita Beauty Pageant, featuring nine lovely contestants, and held on May 13th, at Zamboanguita Gymnasium.

For the Pageant, they held a photo-shoot with four different locations around Zamboanguita, and our beautiful resort was one of the chosen locations to showcase these nine beautiful Ladies!

Here are a few photos to give an exclusive ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at the shoot:

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What I’d really like to talk about today is a few of the reasons that staying at a resort for your vacation is a better choice over booking with a hotel.

Obviously, as today has shown, resorts offer the unique opportunity to rent the space for a private function.

Here at White Chocolate Hills Resort, we have great deals for groups, including a fully-serviced hot buffet, one free round of drinks, no corkage fees for Birthday cake, 600 Peso corkage for Lechon, and of course, our fun, friendly, cheerful hospitality.

Hotels tend to offer meeting spaces, or large private function rooms, but it’s easy to feel closed off and hidden away, and the pricing for rentals in a hotel are usually much more expensive than the average person is willing or able to pay.

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Resorts are almost always private, quiet, and reservation-only…unlike noisy hotels with enclosed lobbies, no privacy, and a lack of quality control.

Our resort is strictly ‘Walk-in Free’, which means your comfort, security and privacy are assured…No crowds allowed! (Except of course on our Disco Dance Weekends, where you can dance and party the night away!)

Speaking of Disco, our resort offers occasional theme nights and fun, exciting events!
The popular phrase ‘It’s More Fun In The Philippines’ certainly applies at White Chocolate Hills!
Among other great events, we hosted a ‘Mexican Salsa’ night, which debuted our now-infamous nacho platter…our unique, tasty, Sweet & Spicy Potato Nachos…a White Chocolate Hills exclusive snack.

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Finally, the best thing about choosing our resort for your next vacation is the simple fact that you will be staying with great folks.

Hotels often make the mistake of trying to sell you their brand or name…hotels like Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton & Starwood are very often beautiful and well-known, but are highly standardized, closed off from the local culture and customs, and very often only there to make money.
We, on the other hand, are local people, who know the area, love the Philippines dearly, and are totally focused on showing you a great time with excellent service.

Since we are smaller than a hotel, we take the time and opportunity to get to know your name, know what you like, and treat you like our family.

Our owners and staff take absolute pride in our work…our cleanliness & sanitation standards for every area are immaculate – European Standard, guaranteed.

Our staff also know the best local hotspots and can direct you towards exciting, fun activities for the whole family to enjoy!

So there you have it: No question, a resort is hands-down the better choice for vacationing and relaxation than a hotel.

Leave a comment below telling us what your favorite places to travel are!

Hope to hear from you soon, and here is a picture of Foxy the dog, stealing the show at today’s shoot!

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