Soak in our private tropical paradise with western amenities at the AmiSa residences. The original 2 BR was converted into a 1 BR with 2 baths and a large living room that provides unencumbered views of Magellan Bay. Features a full kitchen, dining table for 4, ref, microwave, coffee maker, clothes washer, heated showers, TV, and even a BOSE system. Sheets & towels, too. Owner's pride. Hosted by a friendly, knowledgable guide to the area. Perfect apartment. With all these, it's a bargain!
The condo has a total 65 sqm (698 sqf), originally configured as 2 BR with 2 + 1/2 bathrooms. But the owners removed the 2nd BR wall to make the living room expansive so they can enjoy great views of the water. It has 2 AC units to cool the entire place. It is tastefully decorated with custom-made, high quality furniture. It is well equipped with modern appliances. The dining table comfortably seats 4 adults and the living room is perfect for entertaining several people. The living room sofa turns into a double bed with sheets and pillows in a closet nearby. The bedroom is huge. It has a queen sized bed, a dresser, and a closet. It has ample room for another single bed. The view from the bedroom is stunning. Hairdryer and iron are included as well.
Zugang für Gäste
Guests are greeted by doormen at the lobby of the building. Guests have access to all amenities including the clubhouse and game room, the pool, the gym and tennis court. There is a pair of decent racquets and balls in the unit. There is free WIFI near the clubhouse and the pool. The unit also has LTE WIFI (that you load with your own sim), TV with local channels. Guests will be provided with essentials such as towels, bath soap, and shampoo.
Interaktion mit Gästen
Your local host, Joana, will pick you up from Mactan International Airport at the arrival area, and escort you to the property. It takes approximately 20 mins on non-rush hour traffic conditions to reach Amisa by taxi. Taxi fare is very modest, which hovers around USD 5-6. Airport taxis (yellow cabs) are a couple dollars slightly more expensive but still quite reasonable. Upon arrival, she will register you at the lobby, show the unit and familiarize you with the property. She can also give you tips on nearby food and dining options. There is good variety of Italian, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Filipino restaurants within 15 mins of Amisa. Or, if you are into these sorts of things, there are dive bars close to the Bigfoot International Film Academy, featuring live music.
Joana can also help set you up with a local SIM card to avoid expensive roaming charges. You can call or text her with whatever questions you might have and she will be ready to help. She can also help you with a cab to take you back to the airport when you return. Think of our place as much more than just a place to sleep, expect to be treated as guests. All this hospitality comes at no extra cost to you. After all, this is the Philippines - the land of Miss Universe and the home of the nicest people on Earth.
Weitere wichtige Infos
The island offers many interesting outdoor activities. Snorkeling and scuba diving are very popular choices. Beautiful corals and excellent dive spots are all over the island. There are plenty of boatmen who can take you for island tour and snorkeling at the local sea port beside Movenpick Hotel (also call Hilton Port). Haggling for the price is an interesting game and some people enjoy the art of negotiations, especially since the cost is very low. Expect to pay no more than USD130 (PHP6000) per boat for 6-7 hour island tour. You can probably get it lower but think about the boatmen, they're not exactly affluent. The boats are Polynesian style with outriggers typically on the starboard side, although some have them on the port side too. Most boats can accommodate 4 people, making the trip even more economical.
If you prefer diving, there are several PADI centers. Just ask anyone at the port if nobody has already offered their services. You can get beginner open water diving, certification, recertification and even advanced courses. Prices start at USD 100.
Fishing might be your sport. The best time is at the crack of dawn or near dusk. A good spot is the northern tip of the island about 500 meters away from the shore. Large fish (local called Mabsa or Talakitok (silver pompano, trachinotous baillonii) up to 10 kg can be fished year round. Experts say that jigging with artificial lure at 20-30 meters deep is most productive. They're great on the table. White meat, low grease and tasty. Perfect when grilled, with broth or marinaded in vinegar. Locally, this combination called Sutukil – Su (short for sugbo or grilled), Tu (for tula, boiled) and Kil (for kilawen, cooking in vinegar). Some boatmen have gear.