Natures Eye Resort
Tando, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras
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Nature’s Eye Resort is located in Nueva Valencia in the province of Guimaras. The resort is perched on a cliff overlooking Panay Gulf. Years ago, its owner, Ms. Rowena Amancio went on an island hopping activity in Guimaras during her holiday vacation. Back then, she was working for an airline company in Switzerland where she has been living for decades. Their boat passed by a precipice blanketed with thick foliage and trees. Curious, she went on to explore said area with some locals. Up the mountain she climbed and into the forest, she found the spot in which she envisioned to build her retirement home.
In 2014, her vision was realized. With the help of the locals, her new home was built, far from civilization with a beautiful view of the sea. Later on, she turned her private sanctuary into a rustic resort and called it Nature’s Eye.
Last July, I had the chance to stay in this resort by invitation of my friend, Cai who is now the manager of Nature’s Eye.
Nature’s Eye Beach Resort has 5 villas that were intentionally built, away from each other to offer privacy to their guests. During our stay, we were able to try two of these, the Sunset Room and the Ocean View Upper Deck.
This villa has a traditional Bahay-kubo design (nipa hut), situated right in front of the beach. It has one queen size bed, fan, native bathroom, and a balcony. The waves on this part of the beach are often turbulent and raucous that I am not recommending it to light sleepers. There were times that it sounded a lot like we were under a storm. It can be a bit unnerving if you are looking for some peace. In my experience, however, the cacophonous sound of waves was distinctly comforting that I had no trouble finding sleep.
The Ocean View is a 2-story villa with more spacious rooms. This is where they usually put guests in large groups. We stayed on the upper deck, it has a king size bed, a private bathroom, AC, and a balcony with a hammock that looks out to the sea. The room has a modern design with some native accents like the handwoven wall on top of the bed.
We didn’t stay in this room but I think it’s worth mentioning. The Cliff Villa, as the name indicates, sits on the top of a cliff. The most interesting part of this room is its open shower area. It has no roof and low walls, the only way you can be seen by people while showering is if anyone used a drone. Having said that, this room is recommended for couples.
They serve homemade Filipino food and every meal that we had were fresh and delicious. Guimaras is known for having the sweetest mangoes in the Philippines so don’t leave the resort without trying it. You may request the staff to prepare this for you for dessert.
Nature’s Eye Beach Resort sits on a hilly landscape, be prepared to use your climbing skills to good use. During our stay we had to ascend and descend their rocky steps all the time so even when I was eating a lot, I was comforted by the thought that at least I’m burning the calories.
A 2D1N stay at Nature’s Eye is inclusive of meals; breakfast, lunch, and dinner and a 3-hr island hopping activity. Their island adventure is scheduled once per day at 9:00 a.m. You will be taken on 2 islands, the boat fee is already included in your payment at Nature’s Eye Resort, but you have to shoulder the eco fees.
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