Lush greens, fine sand, clear blue waters, comfortable cabanas, and an amiable staff make Alegre Beach Resort in the Cebu town of Sogod the ultimate private getaway.
Imagine your own private spa where and when you like it, in the comfort of a cabana or at the beach where the sound of the surf and the chirping of the birds among the trees take you to another plane of relaxation.
Swimming in the resort’s shallows, where different varieties of fish congregate, is another adventure in itself.
If you get tired of all that sand and sea, there is always the alternative refreshing dip in any of the resort’s pools–one for adults and two for kids.
For your dining pleasure, the resort offers meals at the Pavilion Restaurant and Bar, which is built on a perch that overlooks the sea.
The Pavilion is capable of accommodating more than a hundred persons and serves a wide selection of contemporary Filipino and international cuisine.
Want to eat al-fresco? Alegre offers barbecues and other specials plus live music at The Cliff Seafood BBQ and Bar located right on the beachfront.
Alegre offers not just sun and spa but a host of other activities for visitors as well: its unique landscape of cliffs and beach is ideal for biking and trekking; its game room is perfect for table tennis, darts, billiards, and mahjong; it has karaoke; and hosts a mini-library for bookworms.
Aquasports activities like snorkeling, kayaking, banana boat ride, jet-skiing, boating, fishing, cruising, and bird-watching are also available upon request.
At night, rest in any of the resort’s 19 luxurious cabanas built along the resort’s cliffy landscape. Each cabana has two spacious rooms that come with warm wood furniture and large bathrooms.
Many of the cabanas overlook the sea, allowing guests private enjoyment of the sea breeze.
How to get there
Alegre is approximately an hour and a half drive from Cebu City. It is located in the seaside village of Calumboyan. The resort says in its website that “transfers can be arranged and are free of charge.”
The town of Sogod, where Alegre is located, can also be reached by bus that ply the northern route at the North Bus Terminal in Mandaue City. The trip would take more than two hours, what with stops on the way.