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If you found out their breakfast menu was bland, or that their rooms & facilities were dirty, falling apart, or outdated…they would lose their grasp on the tourism market!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

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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!

-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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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

“There’s Enough Dough In The World To Make Bread To Eat Together”

Good afternoon this Holy Wednesday, from White Chocolate Hills Resort!

Today I would like to write a little bit about travel trends, social issues, and outer space!
How do all of these things connect?
Well, I’m glad you asked!

First of all, I’m proud to announce that the Philippines has granted a 30-Day Visa Waiver for seven new countries.
We’d like to personally welcome to the Philippines:
Belize, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan!

Recent years have shown a new market for International Travel within these countries, and so in the famous spirit of Philippine hospitality, the government has made it easier for people to come visit & see what we’re all about!

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We think this is great, because each of our cultures share very similar threads…

Belize shares our love of food, music and socializing…

Croatia shares our architectural similarities, being home to more than 50 amazingly designed Churches…

Kazakhstan shares our roots with animal husbandry, also raising many types of livestock…

Kyrgyzstan shows similarities in culture and art, being dazzlingly talented with textile weaving, and began their history with two official languages!

Tajikistan is home to some of the highest mountains in the world, also suffer from many mudslides and earthquakes, and share our tradition of large, close families…

Turkmenistan has a rich history of Epics & Poetry, sung or spoken by National poets & storytellers, and is known for its vibrant, beautiful jewelry and accessories…

Finally, Uzbekistan also has a large mix of cultures and ethnic groups…although while the Philippines loves its rice, Uzbekistan loves their noodles!


That brings us to Social Issues & Outer Space!

We often think that other cultures and groups of people are so much different than our own…often we forget that we all come from the same species:
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And we all live on the same big rock floating in…you guessed it…Space!

This Holy week, we try to focus on Jesus and his suffering, but let’s not forget to remember our fellow human’s suffering as well…if you can help a neighbor with heavy bags or groceries…if you can visit an Elder member of the community or someone who is sick & give them company…if you can share your bag of chips or a meal with the homeless & hungry….don’t forget you could be saving a life, or making someone’s day so much more brighter with your simple actions.

It’s not just Holy week that should be focused on the sacred, we should try to focus a little every day on the immeasurable wonder of the human race, and participate in making our little piece of the earth that much more happier, brighter, and sweeter.

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Back to the wide open skies… Next week, we hear there is going to be a marvelous meteor shower!
From April 18 to 25th, after the sun goes to sleep, you can check out a brilliant show…The ‘Lyrid’ meteor shower will feature bright, fast little stars falling at a rate of at least a dozen per hour….what a perfect time to lay a blanket down on the beach, snuggle up with a friend, and cherish a wonderful life on our green little planet, don’t you think?

Anyway, that’s all for this week.
We will be taking time off for Thurs, Fri & Sat, and we will be back with another awesome blog post on Sunday!

Have fun, stay safe, and keep in touch with your favorite spot in Zamboanguita…

-White Chocolate Hills Resort

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The Story Of Our Name

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Meet the owners of White Chocolate Hills Resort!
Their names are Guenter & Bea, and in this picture, they are visiting the real Chocolate Hills of Bohol. The formations are a unique geographical mystery, and Guenter & Bea fell in love with them immediately.

After some time, an idea began to form…Why not create a beautiful space in Zamboanguita based upon, and featuring the beautiful hills they loved so much?

In 2011, construction began on our mini-Chocolate Hills, as well as the rest of the resort.
Guenter has built this resort with his own two hands, including all of the stonework on the bar & pool… Talk about talent!

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The guest houses are also created with the hills in mind, they are dome-shaped, and have ‘chocolate’ roofs to invoke the hills in dry season.

The colors of white and brown used throughout the resort are not only extremely visually appealing, clean, and modern-looking, but are also favorites of Guenter.

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Our main construction was completed just this past January, 2014… and a few things remain to be built, including a large, beautiful meeting space, with a full sound system, and projectors for presentations.

So now you know our little story!
Come be a part of our story, and create memorable stories of your own by visiting us soon!

Welcome To Our Blog!

Welcome to our new blog!
Thanks for dropping by and connecting with us.

This blog will be updated at least once a week with news, special events, pictures and other fun content relevant to our resort.
Since this is the first entry, let us introduce ourselves!

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We are a reservation-only resort, meaning we try to keep things here quiet, peaceful and relaxing, so that you, our guest, can feel the ultimate in hospitality.

We don’t like our guests to feel crowded, so we won’t let just anyone walk in.
In order to stay with us, you can make a reservation up to three days prior to your visit.

We do, however, invite you to come visit our pool and eat lunch on Saturdays and Sundays for a greatly reasonable fee.

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It only costs 150 pesos for you to visit, and that fee is a consumable fee.
This means that if you visit us, have lunch, and the total bill costs 200 pesos, you will only have to pay 50 pesos if you have paid the entrance fee before ordering.

The pool fee is also 150 pesos, which is a really great deal that not many of the other resorts in town can offer.
The pool fee for children aged two to ten years old is only 100 pesos, and children under one year old can swim for free.

All the kids need to be supervised at all times…since we are a private resort, there is no lifeguard on duty, and you swim at your own risk and responsibility.

Speaking of food… Glad you asked!

We are delighted to offer a fully organic menu, with over twenty unique items to choose from.
We have everything from Australian steaks, to pork adobo, delicious salads with house-made dressings, delectable deserts, and many other mouth-watering dishes.

We have two organic vegetable gardens, two on-site smokers for creating tasty smoked sausages and fish, and we also have a fully functioning aquaponics system….we are crazy about healthy living and do not use pre-packaged or pre-cooked foods.

Here is a great picture of our bartender Ramil with one of our fancy fruit plates!

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Sounds good so far, right?

If you would like to have a longer term stay with us, our rooms and housekeeping team can’t be matched.

We ask a minimum two nights stay, but if you would like to stay for only one night, please add 25% to the prices.
Alternatively, if you stay for four weeks, subtract 35% from our prices!

We have two types of rooms to choose from, and both of the rooms have two separate designs.

Our Relax Bungalow is 40 sq meters, and the price per night for two adults is 3999 Pesos, which is about 66 Euros, or $88

Our Deluxe Bungalow is 60 sq meters, and costs 5999 Pesos, about 100 Euros, or around $134.

Children under four are free of charge if sharing the bed, or you can rent an extra bed for 1000 Pesos a night.

Both rooms include state of the art air conditioning units that are completely silent, a mini-bar, an in-room safe, a fully modern bathroom with beautiful stone mosaic floors, towels, complimentary perfume oil, complimentary breakfast, and free WiFi in the bar area outside.

Our ‘modern style’ design features sleek black wood furniture for a high-end, contemporary mood.
Our ‘native style’ bungalow design features Philippine-made & finished bamboo furniture, and creates a very natural, earthy mood.

Here at the White Chocolate Hills resort, your comfort and relaxation are our top priority, so don’t hesitate to call, email, or comment right here on our blog to find out when you can visit us!

In our next entry, we will show you some pictures of the rooms, and also explain our story: How we got our name, and more about our owners and staff.
Thanks for dropping by, and have a wonderful day!

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