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If you found out their breakfast menu was bland, or that their rooms & facilities were dirty, falling apart, or outdated…they would lose their grasp on the tourism market!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

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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“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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5 Reasons To Love White Chocolate Hills Resort

Good Afternoon, from White Chocolate Hills!

Today I want to let you know our Top Five Reasons why you should follow, love, and visit us!
Of course, there are a million different reasons, but that would take a very long blog post to list them all!
Let’s get right to it, shall we?

     5. Bragging Rights
We are the newest Resort in Zamboanguita!
We opened to the public only three short months ago, so if you want to be at the forefront of up-and-coming trends, you’ll want to check us out before everyone else does.
That way, in one, two, or ten years, you can brag to everyone that you were here when it all began!

     4. Become a Part of Our Family
For Return Customers, Repeat Guests, and Loyal Friends, we do a lot!
There is rumored to be a super-hot VIP Exclusive Club here at White Chocolate Hills…We won’t tell you how to become a member, but if we see you often enough, you might just find out how to join.

     3. Watch Us Grow & Never Get Bored!
Of course, the Philippines has amazing weather for plant growth, but we’re also always growing too!
As we become more and more popular, we’ll introduce even more Deals, Contests, Exclusive Packages and so many more fun things to do around our resort…You’ll definitely want to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and our Blog to make sure you never miss an update!

     2. Because We Love Our Home
We are very community-minded, and we love to share our success with folks in the area by giving them a voice too.
In the future, we’ll showcase our neighborhood, our city, and our many interesting & varied locals with Interviews, Traveller Tips, Information on What’s Hot in Zamboanguita, and other awesome cultural news & updates.

And the Number One Reason to follow, visit and love White Chocolate Hills Resort?

      Because We Love You Too!!
We like to talk with our guests, we stay social and never get bored of answering your questions, tweets and comments!
We want you to feel like you’re with family here, so chat away, come hang out, and let’s get to know each other!

Speaking of growth, after all that rain the last two days, our Chocolate Hills have turned yellow!
Check it out!

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Some People Walk In The Rain – Others Simply Get Wet

Good afternoon, on this lovely, drizzly day!

Wow, yesterday we got a whole lot of rain here at White Chocolate Hills Resort!
Did that stop our guests from having a good time?
Not at all!
Everyone stayed in the pool until it died down a little, then ordered some hot comfort foods from our restaurant to warm up…Everything was…as they say…right as rain here in Zamboanguita.

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Today’s blog is all about what to do in the Philippines when the weather turns wet…in Western countries, usually rainy weather means staying indoors, hiding out, and trying to stay dry by any means possible…often with the rain comes cold, unappealing temperatures, and it’s hard to keep your spirits up.

Here in the Philippines, however…it’s almost always sunny, hot weather, and so a rainy break from the constant heat is usually welcomed with a smile & a sigh of relief.

If you find yourself on vacation, don’t fret! There are plenty things to do that won’t be spoiled by wet weather.
Here are a few of our favorites:

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What could be a more energizing, spa-like feeling than soaking in a mineral-enriched warm pool created by nature itself?

Natural hot springs have been touted as a miracle-worker for a wide range of health issues, such as rheumatism, anxiety, insomnia, psoriasis, and dermatitis. They have also been shown to improve adrenal function, strengthen the immune system, and increase blood flow to the vital organs of the body.

Imagine….rain falling all around you as you allow your tired, aching muscles to fully relax…then cooling down by sitting in the rain.
A perfect spa-treatment for a much cheaper price!
Some famous hot springs you won’t want to miss are Banica Lagoon, the Dauin Hot Springs, and Pulangbato Falls.

 

 

2. Surfing, Diving and Snorkeling!

If it’s raining, why not explore the world under the ocean? starfishy
The Philippines is part of the ‘Coral Triangle’.
We are the globe’s epicenter of marine biodiversity.

You can see everything from Pink Soft Coral, Whale Sharks, Anemones, Sea Urchins and 6 species of Turtles, to Dolphins, Blue Whales, dazzlingly colorful coral species and many other sea life.

If you think it’s a party on land, just wait until you see the party under water!
Don’t forget your underwater camera…you won’t want to miss out on preserving some amazing, once in a lifetime sights.

Some diving areas to include on your trip are Antulang Beach, Tambobo Beach, Mina’s Oceanarium, and of course, world-famous Apo Island…home to over 400 dive sites.

 

 

3. Tour our famous Churches & Museums belfry

In the Philippines, museums, churches and other cultural sights are never boring, stuffy old places!
The impressive architectural wonders captured within the walls of the Spanish-Era churches are indeed a sight to see.
Most churches have old-style belfries, which were used to warn the citizens of pirate invasions!
A few notable tourist stops include the Rizal Shrine, and the church of St. Isadore The Farmer, as well as the Campanerio, also known as the Dumaguete Belfry…seen on the right.

Also, for a really interesting look at locally made stonework, check out the Bacong Stone-crafting Factory & Souvenir Shop…you can watch local people create amazing works of art, and take something home with you as well.

 

 

And of course, if you still don’t feel up for adventuring, they don’t call it ‘bed weather’ for nothing…stay indoors, brew some freshly ground coffee or make some silky hot chocolate, cuddle up with a snuggle buddy to stay warm, and check out some books by great Philippine writers! Nick Joaquin, Francisco Arcellana, and Gilda Cordero-Fernando are all well-known for their short stories…perfect for getting through a quiet, rainy night.

Rainy nights at home are also great for soup…try your hand at cooking some Malunggay soup, Pork Sinigang, or Pancit Canton!

Well, that’s all for today from White Chocolate Hills Resort!
See You Tomorrow!

 

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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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