Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sarangani Beach Resort Series: White Haven Resort

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In view of the upcoming Sarangani Bay Festival 2012, we are running a “Sarangani Beach Resort Series“.  Read on.

Sarangani Province‘s white sand beaches have already earned a considerable amount of attention ever since the Adarna‘s opened their family-owned 4-km stretch of white sand beach property in Barangay Gumasa, Municipality of Glan about 10 years ago.

At the onset of the social media phenomenon however, photos and stories about the immaculately-white beach there started surfacing online rapidly, thus increasing awareness about their pristine waters and starting the steady stream of visitors in search for the “perfect” beach to the area.

Not a few say that  the beaches of Gumasa are comparable to Boracay … which is still quite arguable but one thing is certain, however.  There’s no stopping the fame of Sarangani’s white sand beach resorts and their rustic charms!

First off the bat is White Haven Beach Resort.

This establishment is the first of the three Adarna-family-owned white sand beach resorts in Gumasa, Glan.   Located at the northern side of the 4-kilometer beach front, White Haven Beach Resort is a favorite of those who prefer a quiet and laidback vacation.

THE GATE OF WHITE HAVEN BEACH RESORT FACING THE WHITE SAND BEACH

White Haven Beach Resort has two large cottages, the Bongkawil and the Pagoda available for their guests at the beach front.

Entrance Fee is only P70 for guests 6-years old and above.

THE BONGKAWIL COTTAGE WHICH HAS 3 ROOMS, ONE AIRCONDITIONED AND AN EXTRA OPEN COTTAGE AT THE BACK (WITH A GAS RANGE & FRIDGE). GOOD FOR 8 PAX. COST: P4,900 PER NIGHT.

Here are their rates:

  • BONGKAWIL (Beachfront) – P4,900 with 3 rooms, free use of refrigerator and gas range.  With extra open cottage at the back for dining and cooking;  1st room, air-conditioned with 1 matrimonial bed: 2nd room (2nd level), air-conditioned with 2 single beds: 3rd room (basement), non-airconditioned with 4 single beds and fan: Cost is inclusive of FREE ENTRANCE to 8 persons.  Excess person is charged P100 per night.
  • PAGODA  (Beachfront) –  P4,500 with 2 rooms, free use of refrigerator and gas range.  With extra open cottage at the back for dining and cooking:  1st room, air-conditioned with toilet. Contains 1 queen-sized bed and 1 single bed: 2nd room (extension wing), air-conditioned with 5 single beds and fan: Cost is inclusive of FREE ENTRANCE to 8 persons.  Excess person is charged P100 per night.

THE BUDIONG HOUSE @ P4,200: Airconditioned, with 10 single beds and toilet inside; free use of FRIDGE & GAS RANGE.

  • BUDIONG – P4,200 with 10 single beds,  with toilet inside; free use of refrigerator & gas range; Air-conditioned room with toilet & bath inside; FREE ENTRANCE to 10 persons, excess person is charged P100/night.
  • SQ UP (Sleeping Quarters Up)  -  P 2,500 air-conditioned room with 6 single beds, free use of gas range & open cottage; FREE ENTRNCE to 10 persons, excess person is charged P100/night.
  • SQ DOWN (Sleeping Quarters Down)  -  P2,900 air-conditioned room with 9 single beds, free use of gas range & open cottage; Air-conditioned room; FREE ENTRANCE to 9 persons, excess person is charged P100/night.
  • SIGAY  -  P3,000 good for 2 persons, maximum of 4, free use of refrigerator and gas range; Air-conditioned room with pull-out bed, toilet and bath inside; FREE ENTRANCE to 2 persons, excess person is charged P100/night.

ANAHAW HUTS, COSTS P1,000 WITH FREE USE OF TABLE AND CHAIRS.

  • BACKPACKER ROOMS:
  • ROOM 1  - P750 with complete set of beddings for 1 queen-sized bed, with electric fan & free breakfast for two from 7am to 8:30am.
  • ROOM 2 –  P1,000 with complete set of beddings for 1 single & 1 queen-sized bed, with electric fan, & free breakfast for 3 from 7am to 8:30am.
  • ROOM 3 –  P750 with complete set of beddings for 2 single beds, with electric fan, & free breakfast for 2 from 7am to 8:30am.
  • ROOM 4 –  P750 with complete set of beddings for 2 single beds, with electric fan, & free breakfast for 2 from 7am to 8:30am.

THE BEACHFRONT OF WHITE HAVEN BEACH RESORT AT GUMASA, GLAN, SARANGANI

Wait!  There’s more….

  • OPEN COTTAGES:
  • TACLOBO:  P2,500 with free use of refrigerator and gas range; Free use of 4 foams with cover, with ceiling fan & exclusive toilet and bath.
  • PAWIKAN:  Maximum of 20 persons; Day Rate – P800 (9am – 5pm); Night Rate – P 800 (5:30pm – 8am)
  • SMALL OPEN COTTAGES:  Maximum of 15 persons;  Day Rate – P500 (9am – 5pm);  Night Rate – P500 (5:30pm – 8am)

TENTS CAN BE SET UP AT THE BEACH FRONT. EACH TENT IS CHARGED A MINIMUM OF P100 PER UNIT/DAY DEPENDING ON THE SIZE.

Guests who prefer to just pitch up their own tents may do so at the white beach.  They just need to register and pay for each tent at a minimum of P100 per day depending on the tent size.   Use of their own appliances will also be charged at P50 per unit.

Check-in time is 2:00 PM and Check-out time is 12:00 Noon.

Other facilities available are:

  • Kayak (Tandem) –  P200 per hour for 2 persons with life vests
  • Skimboard  -  P50 per hour
  • Volleyball –  P50 per hour
  • Bangka (small)  -  P50 per hour for 2 persons with life vests
  • Bangka (big)  -  P70 per hour for 5 persons with life vests.

Extra Beddings may also be rented out…

  • Foam  -  P100 with bed sheet
  • Complete Set Foam  -  P150 with pillow, bed sheet and blanket
  • Tejeras (Folding Bed)  -  P150 per day/night
  • Plastic Mat  -  P100 per day/night
  • Pillow  -  P 25 per day/night
  • Blanket –  P50 per day night
  • Mosquito Net   –  P50 per night
  • Towel  -  P50

To reserve your stay at White Haven Beach Resort, you may call the following contact numbers:  (083) 826-9319; 826-9341 or 0290-9479148.   Look for Cenie between 8am – 8pm daily.

White Haven Beach Resort management reiterates that for confirmed bookings and reservations, they require FULL DEPOSIT through bank transfer or payment at their office.  For more inquiries, just call them.

WHITE HAVEN BEACH RESORT IS ONE OF THE OFFICIAL VENUES OF THE SARANGANI BAY FESTIVAL 2002.   IT IS ALSO A PITSTOP OF THE UPCOMING SEX TOUR 4.0 FOR BLOGGERS. SEE YOU THERE!

READ MORE:  SARANGANI BEACH RESORT SERIES 2:  ROSAL BEACH RESORT

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20 thoughts on “Sarangani Beach Resort Series: White Haven Resort

  1. ed

    @70 pesos entrance fee medyo may kamahalan, in Boracay its totally free, other fees such as room accomodations halos the same, dapat seguro mas mura muna to attract more tourist

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  2. naitsirk

    sana madevelop ito just like in boracay in aclan,,sbra gnda tlga di plng nadiscover sa buong mundo,,,kulang lng xa ng mga hotels and bars….it must be a breathtaking view of sarangani….

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  3. emandrake romeo taligaba

    all the beaches in saranggani is truly beautyful and amazing,so relaxing,we wish that the leaders of the said province will do their best to help and promote and develop coz really its nice and it will really attract locals and tourist to spend their free time to relax and have fun on the beach,..

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  4. dave, UK

    well there is a reason that tourists from uk, usa and australia etc dont visit this reason…..we are told by our government it is a dangerous area, our travel insurance is invalid and we risk being kidnapped!!!!! some good reasons to stay away! perhaps if you had more european.americans commenting on how safe the place is, and how nice the beaches are, then more people would go! read this:- IT SAYS AVOID THE WHOILE AREA! http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/asia-oceania/philippines

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    • bariles Post author

      @dave, UK, well too bad you have been missing a lot. Try googling the place and check if there was any foreigner kidnapped here for the past 2-3 years or even longer. Your government is so trigger happy in churning out travel advisories left and right that it doesn’t matter to us anymore. Life goes on for us here. But if you can just come and visit, I myself will make sure you have a great time there.

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      • jazzie

        Well, Dave of UK, I am from Glan, Sarangani, and your government is just right in protecting their citizens. If my memory serves me right, sometime in 2004/2005, bandits or maybe Abu Sayyaf tried to kidnap a Japanese national who was having a bundle of cash with him. A visiting Filipino/American was shot dead as he was trying to protect his Japanese friend and some were wounded, although almost all of the bandits were killed and some escaped.

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  5. yssen

    hey dave of UK my uncle chuck from CANADA a canadian have been here and he enjoyed every bit of the sand and heat of the sun include also the mouth watering food every resorts cater.. he’s even going back here this dec. and you know what?ur missing half of your life because u listen to hearsay.. i pity u.. try to find out first before u throw ur judgement. =)

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    • bariles Post author

      @ruby, from Microtel, take a tricycle to KCC Mall and go to the van terminal right across it. There are vans travelling to Glan there that leave hourly. Fare is around P60 or more. Enjoy Glan!

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