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reason: If you found out their breakfast menu was bland, or that their rooms & facilities were dirty, falling apart, or outdated…they would lose their grasp on the tourism market!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

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To Be Creative Means To Be In Love With Life

Good Morning Blog-Readers!

If you visit the markets and out-of-the-way village areas in the Philippines, you will be lucky enough to witness the impressive creativity of the Philippine people.
Hand-carved lamps, chairs, lizards, masks, and necklaces are only a few of the items available as keepsakes of your visit here.

One group of people in particular, the Ifugao, have been globally hailed as among the best in wood carving.
The art of Ifugao handcarving has been passed down from generation to generation, and the largest living village today can be found on Asin road, on the way to Baguio City.

The 1st Pa-ot Festival in Tadiangan, Benguet took place last May 22-24, and was a spectacular festival showcasing the Ifugao people’s innate ability for producing beautiful, intricate carvings.
There was also a native wine-making & tasting event, cultural dance & song clinic, backstrap weaving contest, broom-making clinics, and rattan weaving demonstrations.

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Traditionally, Bulul sculptures were used for ceremonies centered on healing & rice production…the statues were highly prized and represented ancestors, guardian gods & spirits.
Today, many different items are carved, and not only just out of wood…sometimes stone is used.

Here at White Chocolate Hills Resort, if you look carefully, you can see that we have quite a few hand-carved masks and statues…keeping this lovely art alive is vitally important, and each unique piece has cultural value and significance.
If you have the chance to stop by Malatapay Market, there is a souvenir shop run by three brothers that know the art of hand-carving, and create amazingly detailed pieces for sale at very affordable prices.
Tell them we sent you!

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That’s all for today, don’t forget to like, share and rate us on Facebook, TripAdvisor, and Twitter!

#SelfieSunday…And You!

Good afternoon, from your favorite resort, White Chocolate Hills!

Today is #SelfieSunday, and even though it’s usually all about us, we want to take some time out to thank and congratulate all of our fans, visitors, and supporters.

We have 2,755 likes on Facebook, 904 Check-ins through mobile phones, and 46 Facebook reviews…Those are some impressive numbers, when you consider that last month, we were at around 900 likes!

In order to celebrate, we are holding a Disco on Saturday, May 24th with free entrance, and of course our awesome, tasty drink specials!
The exact theme will be revealed soon.

If that wasn’t enough, we’re also going to have a room rate special – Our Relax Bungalow is P2,800 on Saturday night…good for two adults, and comes with complimentary breakfast!
Reserve fast, because our rooms fill up quickly!

We also ask our fans to leave a guest review on our Facebook, or on our TripAdvisor page so other people can read about your experience!

We also want to Congratulate and Thank the organizers of the Miss Zamboanguita 2014 Beauty Pageant.
Being a part of such a stunning show was an honor, and it was wonderful to see so many smart, talented, and of course, beautiful Ladies from our barangays.

Now back to us …
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We have a few more pictures to share from the day we went ziplining…enjoy!

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Wish You Were Here!

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Fan Fridays – Great Food, Awesome Friends

Good Morning, from your resort family, White Chocolate Hills!

#FanFridays are awesome…we love to see how much fun you had, what food you ate, and how you chose to spend the day here at our resort!

Today we have some seriously yummy looking pictures from Sylvera Ann Voskamp…featuring our Sweet & Spicy Nacho platter and our totally delicious-looking Choco Ice Cream Shake….Miss Voskamp, those pictures make us want to order an Ice Cream Shake ASAP!
She also got a picture of our Iced Tea pitcher and the beach & pool!

Johanna Mae Cadungog Olivo shows us that the best way to relax is with a group of awesome friends.
We love the picture of the whole gang sitting down getting ready to eat….everyone looks so happy and full of energy!

We hope you both had a really great time here at White Chocolate Hills Resort, and we hope to see you again someday!

-White Chocolate Hills Resort

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Photo Credit:
Sylvera Ann Voskamp

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Photo Credit:
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Photo Credit:
Johanna Mae Cadungog Olivo

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Photo Credit:
Johanna Mae Cadungog Olivo

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!

 


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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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What’s more authentic than goats on a beach?

 

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

Staff Parties – More Fun In The Philippines!

Good Afternoon, from White Chocolate Hills Resort!

Last night was quiet at the resort, so our staff decided to have a barbecue on the beach to relax and unwind!
We had lots of delicious BBQ Pork, Chicken, rice, bread and mango…and we got pictures!

Our Awesome Staff!

From Left to Right:
Rosalyn, Jaid, Niecel, Anna, Bea, Londing, Jai Jai, Rod, Doming & Joker!

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What a great-looking group of people!

It was an awesome night…lots of jokes & laughing… Anna & Niecel gave an impromptu concert with coke-bottle guitars and rice-container drums, singing silly songs about living in the mountains and going to church, complete with wild, dramatic dance moves….it was definitely a sight to see!

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Our Delicious Barbecued Pork!

After eating, everyone played in the ocean, sat around talking, and just hung out for a while before cleaning up and heading home, or to bed….It was super fun!

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Ma’am Bea!

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The Lovely Couple Sir Guenter & Ma’am Bea!

A Special Thank You to the owners of White Chocolate Hills Resort for giving their staff a fun barbecue night!
Everyone really enjoyed themselves, and went to sleep with full tummies!

Speaking of full, thanks to our awesome maintenance crew, our pool was drained, fully cleaned and refilled in just one day!
That means we’re back once again with the cleanest pool in Zamboanguita, ready for you to bring your swim gear & your friends to our wonderful little resort beside the sea.

We got a few pictures of the empty pool…you can really get a feel for how big our pool really is when it’s empty!

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Well, that’s it for today’s blog!
We hope you all have a great day tomorrow, and as always, Please ‘Like’, Follow and Share our Facebook page, Blog and Twitter with your friends & family!

See you soon!

-White Chocolate Hills Resort