Fantasy Lodge in Samboan, Cebu


Looking for a place that offers exclusivity, a place where you can relax and chill from the stress of city life? Then head-on to Fantasy Lodge in Samboan, it’s in the southern part of Cebu.


This resort is used to be a French-owned private vacation house turned into an exquisite and tranquil hideaway perfect for a relaxing escape.



What I like about Fantasy Lodge is that they’re an eco-friendly resort, I remember the last time we visited this place, they provided us with water bottles for a refill because the resort is discouraging guests from using plastic bottles.


The place has 11 air-conditioned rooms; they don’t have TV (well I don’t need one) but they do have Wi-Fi (which I think is a must!). The room is big and I love the capiz shell sliding window it makes the aesthetic traditional. They have a pool that is 5ft – 9ft deep so if you have kids with you I suggest bringing floaters and being extra careful when swimming. However, if you’re like me who loves water but doesn’t know how to swim then no worries they have a beach where you have to go down a number of steps, enjoy the clear waters without fear of drowning and just by sitting in the sand watching the sunset is already a perfect relaxation for me.




The resort also has a lot of Instagram-worthy spots which by the way my husband took most of my photos. 😉





Getting there by Bus
If coming from Cebu City, then go to South Bus Terminal and take a bus Bato via Barili which would take around 4 hrs. The fare is around Php 180 for non-aircon and Php 220 for aircon buses. Then drop off will be at Lilo-an port so you have the option to take a tricycle going to Fantasy Lodge or ride a Habal-habal but I think it’s more convenient to take the first especially if you have some things with you. The fare is around Php 100-150 it depends on how you haggle with the driver.

Room Rates
Rooms Rates per Night comes with free breakfast
• Standard Couple Room for 2 pax P2,850
• Superior Couple Room for 2 pax P3,900
• Standard Family Room for 4 pax P3,250
• Superior Family Room for 4 pax P4,600
• Deluxe Dome Non-Air-conditioned for 2 pax P4,200
• Deluxe Talisay Bungalow w/ AC, Jacuzzi & Sauna for 2 pax P5,500
• Deluxe Family Room (Casa Amihan) Non-Air-conditioned for 6 pax P8,500
• Casa de Sonya Room Non-Air-conditioned for 5 pax P6,500

*Kawa Hot Bath: P500/pax for 45mins
*Massage: P800/pax for 1hr
*Kawa and Massage combo: P1,150/pax

Check-in time: 2:00 PM
Check-out time: 11:00 AM

They offer a fusion of French and Asian cuisine.




Oh, I got the chance to try their Kawa (huge pan) bath, at first it’s kinda weird being soaked in a huge pan but I was impressed that they added local fresh flowers and herbs into the water, and if I could remember they also put essential oils on it that makes it even more inviting because it really looks nice and smells good.

Fantasy Lodge offers discounts and promos so just check their FB page for reservations.


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