Guimbal is basically the home of beach resorts in Iloilo because it’s near the shoreline. Located at Barangay Rizal, Guimbal Iloilo, an accommodation resort offers class-A services – Bantayan Beach Resort. Bantayan comes from the word – “bantay” which means to watch. Along the coasts of Guimbal, there are five watchtowers, which were built in 17th century and it’s where the name of the beach resort was derived from. These bantayans/watchtowers were used to be a protection for local Moro invaders.
Aside from being the perfect place to beat the heat and swim, Bantayan Beach Resort also caters beach weddings, family gatherings and company outings. They also accept beach parties! You can actually throw any themed-party with your friends at the area. Nipa cottages are available around the site for affordable renting. You can bring homemade foods and drinks and with your choice, you can also grill within resort grounds.
Even though part of the beach resort, the watchtowers are still being preserved by resort proprietors. It is approximately 4 to 5 meters giving tourists and resort guests an impressive view of the coastline and the sea. At dusk, it’s the perfect spot to witness golden hour – sunset.
For overnight stay, the resort has 25 guestrooms to provide accommodations for you. Amenities within the resort are worth your pay because all rooms are equipped with necessities of your need.
How To Get There
From Iloilo Terminal Market, you can ride any jeep going passing through Guimbal, it may be Tigbauan, Guimbal, Igbaras, Miag-ao or San Joaquin. Tell the driver to drop you off at Bantayan Beach Resort, since it is just along highway road.
Discover more about Iloilo’s history at Guimbal, Bantayan is just one! You can also explore more beach resorts in Iloilo.
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