Working alongside TCF Media we were invited to Sta. Monica Beach Club last April 25, 2017 for a delicious afternoon tea. It was another deja vu experience to me because the last time I was there with all honesty was the week after they closed. Time does fly very fast because it hit me big time when I learned they we were back open since 2012. 😊 I missed 4 years visiting this little piece of heaven here in Dumaguete City.
When we arrived, we were welcomed by their very own pandan water for refreshments, they grow their own pandan plant to supply this unique tasting water for guests like me who wanted to quench my thirst due to this unexplainable heat. Our gracious host resort manager Ms. Judith Laurente warmly welcomed us introducing the group to the new owners of Sta. Monica, One-of Collection – they manage distinctive hotels and resorts in the prime locations around our beautiful country. To name a few: Amorita Resort is a luxury beach resort in Panglao Bohol; Momo Beach House still in Panglao Bohol the resort is an eco-chic boutique resort setup. Lastly, The Funny Lion resort in Coron Palawan is another paradise owned by One of Collection, it will be a dream to travel to these places.
We were all lucky to have an exclusive peek of their renovated rooms and function areas. Before the place already have a beachy rustic ambiance but now they brought it to the next level of modern rustic interior design which is very cool, homey and inviting. It shouts relaxation and peace! The management wanted to make all the guests feel that this is their home here in Dumaguete City and I must say they are doing a pretty good job with it.
Front porch area
Regular room good for 2 pax
Ma’am Bambi Head of Sales giving us a tour of the rooms
Front view of the rooms
Family room with loft
Sta. Monica is well known for hosting events, celebration and parties, well good news my friends they are still offering such wonderful function areas for all types of events. Accommodating 100-180, 200-300 pax if you plan on finding a place to celebrate you might want to look and check them out.
Pool area can host 30 – 40 pax
Bar in the pool
Glass room function area 1 can accommodate up to 100 pax
Another function area that can host 180 – 200 pax
They also have their inhouse Diving Shop “Oceanism” owned by Maio (Chinese), they offer diving courses and direct trips to Apo Island – one of the greatest spots for snorkeling, Oslob Cebu – if you want to swim with the friendliest whales in the country and Sumilon Island a very luxurious island you don’t want to miss out if you visit this part of the country. They don’t have any flyers in English all of them are in Chinese as soon as they can make one they’ll send it to us. I was able to ask Miao about the services they offer you can check the video below.
Resort Manager Ma’am Judith showing us Oceanism in house diving shop owned by Miao
My expectations were already high and I was not disappointed not one bit. I even set my allergies aside and went ahead devoured their in-house specialty Shrimp Pasta Aglio Olio, a sweet mixture of herbs all blended well to create this one savory dish. My first time to taste here in Dumaguete City, QUICHE! I shamelessly ate 5 I think LOL! It was very tasty and well baked! They also make their own fruit jams and they were all rich in flavor. Their food is centered to an asian pacific cuisine and the range of dishes are diverse and well thought out, they took a number of best-loved dishes from all around and added their own unique twist of dumagueteneo style.
If you want to experience some great food adventure the place offers an EAT ALL YOU CAN every Saturday.
Food served for us (Yum!)
Shrimp Pasta Aglio Olio
Undeniably a great afternoon event and I ended up deciding to comeback with my family next week. The place is peaceful and refreshing, you can definitely get your relaxation and chill with your hommies after a weeklong stress at work. It resonates an experience you’ll never forget. You can go ahead and put this resort in your summer getaway bucket list, a great place to get those tans. My friends your new adventure awaits!
Thank you, Sta. Monica Beach Club, for being a very gracious host we will surely come back to experience the whole vacay package!
You can reach them at:
Telephone Numbers: (+63)35 400.8045 / 400.9380
Mobile Numbers: (+63)906 478.9018 / 949 693.6470
Resort Address: Banilad, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines 6200