Lanas Beach Resort by Oceans11

We visited Carabao Island in Romblon, Philippines, while Boracay Island was still close. In our visit on the island, we found a charming resort, the Lanas Beach Resort by Oceans 11. The resort was just by the beach and can be reached immediately by our boat.

The resort viewed from the ocean Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

The resort was a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.

 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LanasByOceans11/

Website:  www.lanasresort.com

Email address: lanas@oceans11.com.ph

Contact Nos.: +63 908 136 3319 & (+63 32) 416 4021

Address: Lanas, San Jose, Carabao Island, Romblon, Philippines

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/UXMVk7LWHP82

 

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Check-In

When we arrived in Boracay Airport, we had a 45-minute boat ride. Then we immediately saw Lanas Beach resort from the ocean.

Entrance of Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

Welcome drinks were given to us as soon as we entered the resort.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

A wonderful quotation greeted us upon our arrival. The staff wrote the quote to inspire guests.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

 

Lighthouse Suite

After we enjoyed our welcome drinks, we were given our keys and we checked out our rooms.

Lighthouse Suite of Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon
The Lighthouse Suite

We just wanted to chill and feel the island life in Carabao Island so we booked the Ground and Upper floor of the Lighthouse Suite. This suite was ideal for us because it was just 3 meters away from the sea.

 

Ground Floor Room

Three of our friends will stay in the ground floor of the lighthouse suite. The ground floor suite is usually good for two, but we requested for an additional bed.

Ground Floor of the Lighhouse Suite of Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

The room was spacious! We can even dance inside the room!

This double bed is the regular bed placed inside the room.

Double bed at the ground floor lighthouse suite of Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

The additional bed was placed beside the large cabinet.

Cabinet and single bed at Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

The room also has a huge chair which can also serve as a bed.

Sofa Chair Ground Floor Room of Lighhouse Suite of Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

You can even arrange re-arrange the chair and move it to see the majestic view outside the room.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

Just like what I said, the room was just 3 meters away from the ocean. 😍

The room was air-conditioned, and it has a mini refrigerator.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

Three water bottles, and fresh flowers were also provided by the resort.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

The comfort room of the ground floor lighthouse room was clean and looked like it was new.

Comfort Room of Ground Floor Lighthouse Suite of Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

Toiletries such as tissue papers, toothbrush, shampoo, and soap were provided.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

 

Upper Floor Room

After we saw the ground floor, Busy and I immediately went to the upper floor.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

When we entered the room, we were immediately drawn to the view from the room. But we explored the room first before going to the balcony.

Upper floor of the Lighthouse Suite of Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

The bed was placed just beside the windows.

Double bed of the upper floor of the lighthouse suite of Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

By the way, thank you Lanas Beach Resort’s staff for creating this towel arrangement. It was sweet 😊

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

The room was even more romantic at night. 🙂

Upper room of Lighthouse Suite at night Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

The upper floor has a pair of sofa chairs…

Sofa set at the upper floor of the Lighthouse Suite of Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

fresh flowers, study lamp, two bottles of water…

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

a vault…

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

lots of cabinets…

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

and a kitchen!

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

Oh yes a full kitchen arrangement!

The room also has a comment card. Lanas Beach Resort would like to hear the comments and suggestions of the guests to improve their facilities and services.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

The comfort room of the upper floor was just okay. We prefer the comfort room on the ground floor.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

 

We went outside the balcony and saw the refreshing view.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

The resort placed a table with chairs in the balcony so guests can stay in the balcony and enjoy the view.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

Well… I enjoyed the view!

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

I think I stayed in the balcony for hours.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

The experience was really relaxing.

Busy also stayed in the balcony at night when he did some of his work in his laptop. He usually work even though we are in a vacation.

 

Other Rooms

The resort also has other rooms.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

The other rooms were located in Villa Sol and Villa Bo.

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Lanas Beach Resort’s Facilities

The resort was not that big, but it can provide everything that a guests needs.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

 

Multi-Purpose Hall

The resort has a multi-purpose hall which is just beside the resort’s restaurant. This is going to be a good place if you wish to have your party here.

Multi Purpose Hall of Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

 

The Garden

There were also different plants and flowers in the resort.

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Beach Area

The most important aspect of the resort was, it was just beside the beach.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

The sand on the beach was a mixture of fine sand and a few rocks. It can be easily described as the sand in Boracay Island plus the sand in Puka Beach.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

Boats can easily dock in-front of the resort which was good. We had an island activity in our second day and we were just picked up by the boat in-front of the resort.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

The resort (and the island) was filled with Coconut Trees.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

Sunbathing chairs were provided by the resort.

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The weather was sunny…

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

but one time, the rain poured.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

It was just okay because the view was still good.

After the rain, a rainbow appeared as we enjoy the sunset.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

One of my friends relaxed by the hammock swing during the sunset.

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Seeing the ocean at night was cool!

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

We saw the moon after a while, it was so romantic.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon
Photo courtesy of Kel Sarabia

 

Lanas Lounge, Bar, and Restaurant

As I have mentioned earlier, everything that you need was in the resort. The resort has a bar and restaurant.

Lounge Bar and restaurant of Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

The bar looks like this in the morning:

Bar of Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

It looked more appealing at night.

bar at night of Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

Look at the glass holders, it was made out of Bamboo! So cute!

Bamboo racks Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

Aside from the owner and some of his friends, we were the only guest at that time, so we have all of the bar and restaurant for us 🙂

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Our dining table was prepared by the staff.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

We can’t wait to eat!

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

 

Lanas Bar and Restaurant’s Menu

We suggest that you order your food in advance so your food will be ready on your preferred schedule. The restaurant creates their food from scratch so it may take time to be cooked.

Cocktails Menu of the restaurant of Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

Menu of the restaurant of Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

Menu of the restaurant of Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

The resort also serves some specials, it can be for a day or for a week.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

 

The Delicious Food

Here were some of the dishes that we ordered. Some of the dishes were ordered twice, thrice, and even four times!

 

Breakfast

Breakfast Ham and Cheese Omelette Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon
Ham and Cheese Omelette Php 180

The classic Ham and Cheese Omelette was served together with a cup of rice, and a veggie side dish.

I forgot to take a photo but we also ordered a lot of their Carbonara Pasta dish. We ate it for breakfast, and for our late night snack.

 

Filipino Food

Pork Sisig of Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon
Pork Sisig Php 270

We love the Pork Sisig of the restaurant. It tasted good, it has the right crunchiness and has the correct proportion of fat and meat. The dish was topped with chopped spring onions and served with rice.

Pork Sisig Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

We, again ordered Pork Sisig, but as shown from the picture above, we asked for the viand only, no rice. Pork Sisig was included in the special of the day menu of the restaurant.

Pork Adobo of Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon
Pork Adobo Php 245

A Filipino classic, Pork Adobo was also offered in the restaurant. It has the right amount of saltiness and sweetness. The Pork Adobo was served with Garlic Rice.

This dish was a hit for us so we ordered this 4 times! 😆

Bangus Steak Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon
Bangus Steak Php 265

A twist to the classic Fried Bangus (Milkfish), the resort created Bangus Steak. They poured Soymansi Sauce with onion on the fried Bangus, and it was served with rice.

Chicken Barbecue Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon
Chicken Barbecue Php 215

 

Dishes Abroad

Aside from Filipino dishes, the resort also served dishes from other countries.

Flieschplanzerl of Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon
Fleischpflanzerl Php 330

Fleischpflanzerl is a Danish version of meatballs. For first impressions, Fleischpflanzerl looked appetizing! When we tasted it, were not disappointed, the dish was delicious!

It was served with mashed potatoes, gravy, and topped with thinly sliced crispy onions.

Fleischpflanzerl of Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon
Fleischpflanzerl with Garlic Rice Php 330

One of my friends also ordered this one but with rice. The dish was so good we even ordered this one four times!

 

Spicy Meatballs Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon
Spicy Meatballs Php 275

We again tried one of their specials, the Spicy Meatballs. We think the meatballs were made with the same mixture of the Fleischpflanzerl, but this dish was spicy. It was served with sour bread, so we ordered additional rice and mashed potatoes.

Kaiserschmarrn Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon
Kaiserschmarrn Php 120

We ordered dessert from their specialty menu, the Kaiserschmarrn. The dish was a traditional Austrian dessert which was made out of shredded pancake, Banana, and some powdered sugar. The pancake mix has the usual ingredients like flour, eggs, and butter, plus raisins, I also think it has a bit of rum.

 

Complimentary Dishes

The resort also served us off the menu items, just like the following dishes which were given to us.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

This Chicken dish was savory! I think it was flavored with different herbs such as the Rosemary.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

Finally, we also had a complimentary dessert. I do not know what do they call this but this was DELICIOUS! TASTY! LUSCIOUS! Ohhh I can’t think of more ways how to describe the dessert. It was really, really good! I wish to have more of these 😍

 

The Lounge

As the evening deepens, Busy and I together with our friends relaxed by the lounge.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

We bonded and talked about anything and everything.

Some of us brought their work in the island 😆 just like Busy, one of our friend also worked while relaxing in the island.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

I do not drink alcoholic beverages so I craved for any fruit juices. But it was late at night and the bar has iced tea and the usual orange juice only. I wanted something different, so one of the staff showed me this one.

Carabao Island Lemon Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

According to the staff, this is a Lemon which was locally grown in Carabao Island.

The staff squeezed the lemon and created their own version of the classic lemonade… Carabao Island Lemonade.

Carabao Island Lemonade Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

The lemonade was delicious! I wish they had more Lemon, I can drink a lot of these.

The restaurant usually closes at 9 PM, but even though we told the staff that they can go home, we can just be alone because we already ordered everything that we want, the staff has decided to just relax with us during the evening.

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

 

Other Information

Price of the Lighthouse Suite rooms : $58 – 74$ per night

Price of renting the whole resort: $400 per night

Electricity in Carabao Island is only available from 2PM – 6AM

 

Happy and Busy’s Smileys

Cleanliness

The resort was well taken care of. There were no garbage or any dead leaves in the resort. The rooms were dust free and the linens of the bed were clean and they smell good.

Facilities

All of the facilities were in good condition, the air-conditioning unit in the rooms works well, the lounge was relaxing, the bar and restaurant was also good. I wanted to give 5 smileys but there was no electricity in the resort from 6AM – 2PM. I think this was the usual electricity condition in the island.

Service

The staff were very friendly and hospitable.

Value for money

The cost of staying in the resort was worth it! The price was not that expensive but

Location

The location was perfect! It was away from the city, and just in-front of the beach.

Ambiance 

We really felt the island life that we wanted to experience. We were told that the seaweeds in the area glow in the dark, however we did not have the chance to experience it. We’ll check it out when we return in the island.

Food

The food were delicious and it was worth the price! You just have to order in advance to have your food served on time.

 

Lanas Beach Resort Happy and Busy Travels to Carabao Island Romblon

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28 Comments

  • Hi, thanks for providing a detailed review of Lanas Beach resort. Romblon is among the places in my bucketlist and surely, I will include this in the options. The photos are nice too. It makes the narratives easier to depict.
  • shocks ang ganda ng beach at ng room nio. pang honeymoon gabe! i wanna go na tuloi. ay wait wala pala ako jowa to go with. hahahhah
    • Happy and Busy
      ahahaha natawa naman ako mamsh hahaha
  • As always, your pictures are stunning! Too bad, you didn't see the seaweeds in the area glow in the dark. I'd love to have that experience!
    • Happy and Busy
      Yeaahhh!!! I really wanted to see the glow in the dark seaweeds. Anyway we'll be back and we'll check it out
  • Wow ganda take me there!!!
  • This the island across Boracay right? What a beautiful detailed post you have! We'll visit when we go back to Boracay 😀
  • This the island across Boracay right? What a beautiful detailed post you have! Matry if nadayo kame ng Bora ulit 😀
  • This the island across Boracay right? thanks for the detailed post! Matry if nadayo kame ng Bora ulit 😀
  • This the island across Boracay right? Sayang di kame nakapunta last time ang ganda pala dito 😀
    • Happy and Busy
      Yup! This is the island across Boracay! Punta ka pag napunta kayo ng Bora :)
  • omg that looks like a tropical paradise! I would love to visit this resort. Hopefully sometime soon!
  • Interestingly some of my friends were there too and they loved it. Carabao island is full of wonderful people, that will make you feel like home. They said that they had a lovely stay at Lanas beach resort.”
  • Gervin Khan
    I have never been there this place looks really beautiful and very relaxing. I would definitely share this with my husband will plan to have a vacation in that island.
  • I have never heard of this place earlier, but now i know. THanks for sharing the resort details. it looks a great place
  • The resort looks fabulous and I love that you can literally hear the waves lapping on your doorstep. I have many Filipino colleagues and will ask them tomorrow if any of them know about this place.
  • Those pictures are stunning, looks like a great place for a holiday
  • Seems like an amazing place! The room is very pretty and the food looks delish
  • Goodness gracious! I also want to go to Lanas Beach Resort! I mean, beach vibes will be the death of me since I've always loved beach vibes. What intrigues me most at Lanas has to be the view of the ocean and the beach itself! Just amazing!
    • Happy and Busy
      Do not also forget the sunset! :)
  • Looks nice and comfy and the beach is clean. I have never been to Romblon. It seems I need to include this in our family travel itinerary. My kids would be happy to stay here.
  • This is such a lovely in depth review, it love so so lovely I wish I could visit there!
  • Monz
    I love the view from your balcony! I'd also like to see the glow in the dark sea weeds. I haven't been to Romblon and I should include this on my bucket list.
  • Wow, everything about the Lanas Beach Resort is fantastic! I love the views, the accommodation looks fab, and that food is just awesome!
  • The resort looks so beautiful and like such a lot of fun. I would really love the light house suite. So many fun memories could be had there I am sure. Awesome!
  • Surekha Busa
    Wow, this place is amazingly beautiful. I will definitely go in that place once I visit the Philippines, thanks for sharing this.
  • Jackie
    Wow it looks gorgeous, I bet you struggled to go home after such an amazing place.

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