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If you found out their breakfast menu was bland, or that their rooms & facilities were dirty, falling apart, or outdated…they would lose their grasp on the tourism market!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

Out With The Old, In With Unique – The Hottest New Trends For 2015

Good Morning to our blog followers!

2015 may seem like it’s far away, but in the Fashion world, the next ‘Big Thing’ is always right around the corner.
This blog will talk about the newest, hottest trends of next year, and which brands will fizzle out.
If you’re fashion forward, and want to be in the front of the line, get behind these new brands so you can say you were the first!
(And don’t worry, guys…there’s some hot info for you too, so keep reading!)

 

 Trends For Fashion

Anyone who’s anyone has heard of the big names: Coach, Prada, Armani, Marc Jacobs….but I bet you haven’t heard of Soka, Vega Zaishi Wang, Sharon Ehman, Cinzia Araia, Markus Lupfer or Yohji Yamamoto.

It’s high time you did!
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Just look at these two !
They are made in Italy, where all the best shoes come from, and are created with genuine leather and suede.
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Markus Lupfer is a celeb’s best kept secret.dpp_0004_1
Everyone from Rhianna to Blake Lively have been seen sporting his trendy approach to fashion and accessories.
From awesome iphone cases, to feminine yet tough-girl clothing, this designer is a man to watch and collect.

Website found Here
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Miss Vega Zaishi Wang is a completely brilliant designer that has been creating ready-to-wear collections for five years.

She brings back the allure and grace of feminine beauty, and her clothing works for every type of woman; from the Mysterious Vixen, to the Sweet-as-Sugar Schoolgirl.
Impeccably cut and designed for the lingering eye, this woman is definitely a force to be reckoned with.

Her collections can be seen on her Facebook page, Here

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black-shiny-python-clutch-562x843         Very little is known about Soka…founded by Stephanus Lukmanto, he currently works with fashion designer Karina Wijaya to create            100% handmade clutch bags and beautiful dresses and jackets inspired by Ikat and Batik methods.product-preview211-562x843They can be found on Facebook Here,  and on their website, Here.

 

 


 

If you like a little edge and spook to your clothing, you will never go wrong by choosing Toronto Fashion Designer Sharon Ehman.

She is the sole creator, designer, and model for Toxic Vision clothing.
Not for the feint of heart, each piece is 100% hand made, and her collections are desperately sought-after around the globe.
Her pieces can be very expensive, but trust us….they’re worth it.
Good Luck to anyone who wishes to own a piece of her work…each collection is released via her website only, and once they’re gone, there’s no second chance to acquire.
Keep updated on collection releases via Facebook, Here….and buy her pieces Here

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Trends For Beauty and Cosmetics

Our favorite!
But of course, we’re not talking Lancome, M.A.C, or Dior here….and with good reason!
Not only are these giants highly overpriced and underperforming…but there’s also many questions and muddy waters on who exactly still tests on animals.
That’s why it’s better for your wallet, your skin, and your conscience to check out these amazing little-known brands.

 

 

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The King of Cosmetics and fresh bath and beauty products is without a doubt, Lush.
Not only are their products 100% natural, organic, vegetarian, and packed with amazing flowers, oils and herbs…but they’ve been fighting animal testing for thirty years, and have an Ethical Buying Team to find fair trade and sustainable sources for their ingredients.

That means their Vanilla Absolute from Uganda helps Mubuku farmers get the best prices and profits for their products….Their cocoa beans come from Colombia and supports a group quietly resisting political violence in the region……Their argan oil comes from Morocco, has stimulated the local economy and given local women a sustainable job.

Lush is committed to fresh handmade products, sustainable business practices, low-or-no packaging, and giving back to the communities they work with.

Anyway, back to the products!
There is so much to choose from, you have to see it all yourself…body butters, oil-free hand lotions, aluminum-free deodorants, soaps that smell so tasty that its hard not to eat them….spend a day just browsing and reading all the awesome goodies they have!
They also have a range of products exclusively for men, like the ‘Guv’ner’ deoderant, and the best shaving cream you can buy, ‘Razorantium’

For cosmetics, they have a fairly new line of color for lips, eyes, and skin.

Some of our favorites are the ‘Feeling Younger Skin Tint’, that reflects light and makes you look bright and shiny all day, the FIVE GRAM mascara t03533ube, ‘Eyes Right’ that contains wheatgrass for strengthening and smoothing your lashes, and japan wax, for extremely long day-use and no flakes or crumblies.
This stuff doesn’t go anywhere, and best of all it doesn’t hurt your eyes, like other chemical mascaras.

Visit their website Here, but be prepared to browse for days!

 

 

 


 

 

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Similar to Lush, but much more simple is Nude Bath Products.

Still a growing local company, owner Karen Murdock offers a fresh, clean product line that includes lip balms, facial masks, scrubs, soaks and soaps. Visit their Facebook page Here, and tell them we sent you!

 

 

 

 



 

 

Well fans, that’s it for today….stay tuned for Part Two, where we’ll cover the hottest places to find unique and daring jewelry and accessories.

Don’t forget to share this blog post, like our FB page, and tell your friends and family!
(And call us to reserve a visit soon, of course.)

 

-White Chocolate Hills Resort

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:
Sylvera Ann Voskamp

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Photo Credit:
Johanna Mae Cadungog Olivo

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Photo Credit:
Johanna Mae Cadungog Olivo

Our First Caturday…and A Story About Cat-Island

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Good Morning!
You all know what day it is at the White Chocolate Hills Resort blog…..it’s Caturday!

Recently, we carved a very special treat for guests, and it fits perfectly into today’s blog.
Our chef is amazingly talented when it comes to food art, and this Hello Kitty watermelon carving was no exception.

 

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Doesn’t it look tasty?
(Spoiler Alert: It was.)

Fun Fact:
When our Elite Office Geek, Jessica first moved to the Philippines a year ago, she adopted over ten stray cats!
She would spay and neuter them, make sure they had all their shots, and gave them a forever-home.
Here is a picture of one of her adopted cats, ‘Splatter’ having a nap:

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Did you know?
In Japan, there are two islands that are home to just sixteen people, and one hundred people respectively, and collectively over Three Hundred feline fur-balls!

These islands used to be fishing villages, and ‘Neko Shima’ island used to cultivate silkworms.
Mice are natural predators to silkworms, so the locals brought in cats to keep the rodent population down….now, a few decades later, the island is a tourist attraction for every cat-lover on the planet!

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Here at White Chocolate Hills Resort, our Resident Canine Mascot, Foxy tends to keep cats and dogs away from the property, but sometimes at night, you can see cats hunting on the beach for fish and other tasty treats.

That’s all fur today 😉
See you tomorrow, for ‘Selfie Sunday’!
Don’t forget to comment, like and share us on Facebook, and bookmark our newly updated website: www.whitechocolatehillsresort.com

-White Chocolate Hills Resort

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The Philippines – Our Hospitality Can’t Be Beaten!

Good Afternoon, White Chocolate Hills Resort here again, and since it’s almost the weekend, we’ve decided today’s blog is not only a reminder of our Disco Dance Party this Saturday,

(Featuring a wide range of heart-pumping, hip-wiggling music, four affordable pitcher specials, and our infamous Sweet & Spicy Potato Nachos…)

But also, we want to remind folks of why the Philippines is quickly becoming the world’s top vacation destination…..Fr. J. Delgado didn’t write the line; ‘Pearl of The Orient Seas, Our Eden Lost’ for nothing!

Nowhere in the world comes close to the beauty of our landscape, people, art, or culture….and Filipinos are globally-renowned for their unbelievable charm and hospitality.


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If you prefer underwater exploration, Apo Island will dazzle you.
The Philippines is home to the highest levels of marine biodiversity in the world, boasting over 400 different species of coral reef, more than 600 types of fish, and turtles, & dolphins also call our country home!

Just a short boat ride from here in Zamboanguita, and you will have over 400 dive sites to choose from, with certified instructors and the opportunity to become a certified teacher as well.

You can also find boat tours, snorkeling centres, kayaking, rafting & beach exploration groups…just head to any of our beaches and ask around!


If dancing and parties are more your thing, you’re also in luck… the Philippines is crazy about music, dancing and partying until dawn.

Walk down any neighborhood street after 6 pm and you’ll run into either an outdoor dance at one of our basketball courts, a small group singing Karaoke & drinking beer or Tanduay rum, or, like us, a free-entrance marathon of pumping tunes, wild light shows, and delicious finger foods.

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For lighting, we have 2 matrix lighting set-ups, that change color when you clap, making the pool turn from green to red, to blue!
We also have 3 sound-activated string-lights that make sure the light show is always entertainment in itself…getting lost in the light display is easy at our bar!

We have four great drink specials: The Kamikazee, the Cocolada, Cheech & Chong, and the Speedy Gonzales…you get an entire pitcher for only 280 Php…You can’t beat that price!

And, of course, our Sweet & Spicy Potato Nacho platter.
No more needs to be said…Those who are in the know, know how good they are.

We also have an insane room special for Saturday: 2800 Php for two adults, + Complimentary breakfast in the morning….Reserve your room soon, because they’re going fast!

So come join us on Saturday, the fun begins at 7 pm, and there is No Entrance Fee!
Bring a few friends, we’ll bring ourselves and our awesome dance moves!

Until Next Time,
-White Chocolate Hills Resort

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