Ocean’s Edge Resort, Carabao Island

Situated in Carabao Island, Ocean’s Edge Resort, a 4-star resort opened its doors for guests last April 1, 2019. During our visit last October 2018 in Carabao Island, we had a chance to visit the construction site of Ocean’s Edge Resort. So, after the construction, we went back and visited the resort during their soft opening. We were in the resort just a few days after their opening.

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Quick Links

 

Going to Ocean’s Edge Resort

We booked a flight to Caticlan Airport then we were fetched by the staff of Ocean’s Edge Resort. We were brought to SE Resort in Caticlan because there are also some guests who will be with us going to the resort.

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SE Resort, Caticlan

After a while, the other guests also arrived and we were ready to go to the resort!

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Ocean’s Edge Resort’s Private Boat

We went inside the boat and settled in.

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Life Jackets are given to guests

A bar is also created in the boat, but is not yet in operation during our visit. But we were offered water to beat the heat 🙂

Bar in the boat to Ocean's Edge Resort

The boat ride takes around 1 hour to 1.5 hours, so just in case you need to pee, a comfort room is available.

Comfort Room in the Boat of Ocean's Edge Resort Happy and Busy Travels

From Caticlan, we passed by all of the stations in Boracay, so we really enjoyed the boat ride.

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Then, we arrived on the island.

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Usually the boat docks just right in front of the resort, however due to the low tide, our boat docked at another beach. Then, their van picked us up and brought us to the resort.

 

Checking In

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The road inside the resort

As soon as we arrived, we were given Apple Cinnamon drinks.

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And we also got our keys. We will stay in Muni Muni Villas, which is the Cliff Villa! Yey!

Key of Muni Muni Villas or the Cliff Villas of Ocean's Edge Resort Carabao Island Romblon Happy and Busy Travels

The reception area is at the top of the cliff, so we had to go down the stairs.

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Picture taken during the construction, Oct 2018

 

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Picture taken during the construction, Oct 2018

There we saw the Muni Muni Villas! It looks awesome already.

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Muni Muni Villas

The Muni Muni Vilas or the Cliff Villas are the best villas in the resort. Why? Continue to read and we’ll show you why.

sofa of Muni Muni Villa or the Cliff villa or Ocean's Edge Resort Carabao Island Romblon Happy and Busy Travels

 

The Bed

We love the simplicity of the bed, it compliments the room.

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Plus, the bed and the pillows are soft, and the sheets are clean smell great.

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The Comfort Room

One of the highlights of the villa is the comfort rooms. Even from our visit last October 2018, it was obvious that this will be one of the best.

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Picture taken during the construction, Oct 2018

The comfort room was huge!

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Just imagine using the toilet, while listening to the birds and looking into the beautiful view from the comfort room. Do not worry, people passing by the ocean can’t see you, the glare on the mirror keeps your privacy.

Comfort Room Inside the Muni Muni Villa or Cliff Villa of Ocean's Edge Resort Carabao Island Romblon Happy and Busy Travels

Above the sink is the mirror, and a hair dryer is below it.

Comfort Room Inside the Muni Muni Villa or Cliff Villa of Ocean's Edge Resort Carabao Island Romblon Happy and Busy Travels

We also love the toiletries! I usually bring my own toiletries, but I smelled the soap that Busy used, it was fragrant! So I also used it also hahaha.

Toiletries of Comfort Room Inside the Muni Muni Villa or Cliff Villa of Ocean's Edge Resort Carabao Island Romblon Happy and Busy Travels

 

The Balcony

Before our trip to Ocean’s Edge Resort, we were excited already. It is because of the balcony and the view of the ocean from our villa.

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During our stay we stayed here for a while to chitchat. It was lovely to stay here because you get to see the boats passing by, some fisherman, and hear the ocean, and the birds chirping.

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The resort faces the west, so watching the sunset and taking your silhouette is a must do here.

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Picture taken during the construction, Oct 2018

Now I know why is it called Muni Muni Villas, it is because Muni Muni is a Filipino word which means “to reflect.” Guests can really reflect on anything while in the villa.

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Early morning at the balcony

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The view from the balcony was really good!

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Muni Muni Villas at Ocean's Edge Resort Carabao Island Romblon Review Happy and Busy Travels

It’s just me roaming around the balcony, looking for the best view.

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There it is!

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View from Muni Muni Villas at Ocean's Edge Resort Carabao Island Romblon Review Happy and Busy Travels

From the side of our villa, we can see the other villas. We tried to see if we can see the front of each villa just to make sure we have our privacy, but we really can’t see it. Privacy is perfect! The villas were placed intelligently so that each guest can have their privacy.

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Other features

Our bags were brought to us and placed here. I just arranged it like this so it will look cute in the picture haha 😆 But seriously I love how they have this area for our bags.

Bag Area of the Muni Muni Villa or Cliff Villa of Ocean's Edge Resort Carabao Island Romblon Happy and Busy Travels

Did you also noticed the Bayong and Hat? The Bayong is a traditional Filipino bag, which is very useful and spacious. These can be used inside the resort.

 

Glasses, water pitchers, and reusable water bottles are also available. As much as possible, the resort also wants to lessen the trash. So, they refill the pitchers with drinking water instead of giving out water bottles.

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The resort is very considerate, they let you use this refillable bottle while touring Carabao Island, plus you can also bring this bottle home!

Reusable water bottle from Inside the Muni Muni Villa or Cliff Villa of Ocean's Edge Resort Carabao Island Romblon Happy and Busy Travels

Inside the room, there is a refrigerator, a Television (cable channels to come), coffee maker, complimentary coffee, a cabinet with hangers, and a study table. Bath towels, Hand towels, and bathrobes are also available.

Study desk of Inside the Muni Muni Villa or Cliff Villa of Ocean's Edge Resort Carabao Island Romblon Happy and Busy Travels

 

Kalinaw Villa

There are just two types of villas in the resort, the Muni Muni Villa, and this Kalinaw Villa.

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We didn’t have a chance to see it because it is still under construction during our visit. But we think the villas will also look good.

 

Bahandi Clubhouse

The swimming pool, bar, and restaurant can be found in Bahandi Clubhouse.

 

Swimming Pool

Ocean’s Edge Resort has a magnificent infinity swimming pool.

Swimming Pool at Bahandi Clubhouse Ocean's Edge Resort Carabao Island Romblon Review Happy and Busy Travels

The mini pool at the lower left of the picture is a Jacuzzi, you just have to request the staff to open the Jacuzzi so you can enjoy it.

Swimming Pool Ocean's Edge Resort Carabao Island Romblon Review Happy and Busy Travels

Busy and I usually swim at night hahaha, we do not want to burn our skin too much.

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The Bar

Even though they are still on soft opening, they have a complete bar.

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One of the guests ordered a drink, the Amorita Sour. We just took a photo of it because Busy and I usually do not drink 🙂

Amorita Sour, a drink at Ocean's Edge Resort Carabao Island Romblon Review Happy and Busy Travels
Amorita Sour

A lounge is also available at the bar so you can sit and relax here.

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The Restaurant

Busy and I love restaurants…. because it serves food! Hahahaha we love food so much!

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We love the restaurant more because of the view!

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Eating our dinner

The Menu

The Food

Here are some of the food that we ordered.

English Skillet

Our favorite of course is the breakfast because it is included in the package already haha. We stayed in the resort for 3 days and 2 night, but we always order the English Skillet breakfast. The dish is usually served toasted bread, but I do not want it toasted, so I just requested for a fresh slice of bread.

English Skillet Breakfast at Ocean's Edge Resort Carabao Island Romblon Review Happy and Busy Travels
English Skillet Php 550

Busy on the other hand had the same dish but he requested it with rice.

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The dish contains two pieces of breakfast sausage, bacon, baked beans, two eggs, grilled tomato, sauteed mushrooms, and toasted bread.

Coffee, tea, or other fruit juices such as Cranberry, Orange, Pineapple, Raspberry were also served together with the dish.

When we had this, we were full until late in the afternoon because the serving is really a lot! For the taste, who can’t go wrong with Bacon? Hahaha of course the dish tasted good! Ordering the dish is really worth it.

By the way, complimentary fresh fruits were also served for our breakfast

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All Meat Pizza

For our first dinner, we had All Meat Pizza. The toppings are Italian sausage, Pepperoni, Ham, Bacon, Basil, Pomodoro Sauce, and Mozzarella Cheese.

Pizza from Ocean's Edge Resort Carabao Island Romblon Review Happy and Busy Travels
All Meat Pizza Php 660

It was delicious and it can feed two persons.

 

Chicken Noodle Soup

For our second night, we planned not to have our dinner because we just went to Poblacion Beach and we ate a lot of snacks. But after swimming, I thought of having a few bite of any snack. So, I asked the staff of what is the dish with the smallest serving portion. He said it was the Chicken and Noodle Soup.

Chicken and Noodle Soup of Ocean's Edge Resort Carabao Island Romblon Review Happy and Busy Travels
Chicken and Noodle Soup Php 360

To my surprise, the dish also has a large serving size. So I called Busy to help me finish the dish. But we both did not finish it. I asked if we can have it together with our breakfast, the staff said yes and it was served hot again together with our breakfast the next day.

 

Other Cakes and Pastries

There are also various cakes and pastries in the restaurant.

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The Beach

Busy and I went down to check on the beach of the resort.

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The place looks like a good place to hangout.

Beach of Ocean's Edge Resort Carabao Island Romblon Review Happy and Busy Travels

Bench on the beach of Ocean's Edge Resort Carabao Island Romblon Review Happy and Busy Travels

The sand on the beach is not fine, but it was made out of pretty tiny stones.

Stones from the beach of Ocean's Edge Resort Carabao Island Romblon Review Happy and Busy Travels

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Surroundings

Here are some of the pictures from the surroundings of the resort.

Daytime

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Muni Muni Villa’s Roof

This is one of the areas where you get to enjoy the view of the ocean.

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Picture taken during the construction, Oct 2018

Trees and the roof of the Muni Muni Villas.

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Picture taken during the construction, Oct 2018

Stairs and garden during the construction.

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Picture taken during the construction, Oct 2018

The surroundings of the resort was really aligned with nature, that’s why even some Coconut Crabs, an endangered specie, visit the resort.

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Nightime

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Sunset at Ocean's Edge Resort Carabao Island Romblon Review Happy and Busy Travels
Sunset taken from the restaurant

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Going Home

A small boat is used to bring us to the private boat.

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We were sad that we have to go home so early, but we were thankful because had a great time in the resort.

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Other Information

Website: http://oceans11.com.ph/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oceansedgeresortph/

Contact Numbers: (+63 32) 416 4021; +63908 136 3319

Email Address:  reservations@oceans11.com.ph

Address: Carabao Island, Romblon, Philippines

Rates:

 

Happy and Busy’s Smileys

Overall our stay in the resort was delightful. I wish we could’ve stayed longer (but I do not have any vacation leaves already haha). May I suggest to everyone ho will go to Boracay, to stay in the resort for a few days first, then transfer to their resort in Boracay.

Cleanliness


The surroundings of the resort were always kept clean. The staff always sweeps the sand, the sun bathing beds were always kept clean. Our room was also clean when we checked in, we did not request for a room make up, but the staff informed us that we can always request for it.

 

Facilities


The pool, view, and the rooms were great! We were in the resort during the soft opening, so there is no cable television yet, and the Wifi is just available at the reception. But there will still be developments in the future.

Service


Staff of the resort were those who were from Lanas Beach Resort because the owner is just the same. The owners will close Lanas so they transferred their staff here. Just like in Lanas, the staff gave us great service. Even though they are not yet used to a bigger resort, they are continuing to learn to serve the guests better.

Value for money


The rates of the resort is just right for the quality of your stay, delicious food, and superb service of the staff.

Location 


Ocean’s Edge Resort is located in Carabao Island which is just a boat away from Caticlan. It is not very easy to reach, but the location gave it the perfect ambiance.

Ambiance 


Perfect! The ambiance is perfect! The resort gave us a view of the sunset, garden, cliff, and the ocean.

Food 


I just mentioned earlier that the serving was big! Plus the food also tasted good! I suggest that you order your food ahead of time, so you won’t have to wait for your food.

 

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From left to right, Jason, Happy, David (the owner), Architect, and Busy. (Oct. 2018)
Thank you for having us

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16 Comments

  • I like the place! A combination of cozy-eco feels. As always, great photos you have here!
  • Kath
    I love how your room is called “Muni Muni Villa”. Hihi. And grabe! Ang layo ng soft opening rate sa published rate! So lucky! 😍
  • Waaa. Gusto ko rin dito. Ang ganda! Ang cute nung name ng room. Makakapag-muni-muni talaga kayo. 😍
    • Happy and Busy
      hahah uu nakapag muni muni habang naliligo at nakatingin sa labas HAHHAHAHA
  • Ang ganda ng room at ng view! Sayang hindi ko na maaabutan ang soft opening promo. :-(
  • This place looks really relaxing. I love the early morning in the balcony shot haha! I'll definitely consider this when I visit Romblon!
  • Blair villanueva
    This seems a nice place for our next vacation. Thanks for sharing another gorgeous island.
  • Thanks for the comprehensive review and the stunning photos. This place is indeed breathtaking! One for the books! I love the overall aura of the place. Will bookmark this now for future getaways.
  • The place and the food looks great. Definitely a place that caters rest and recreation at the same time. Even the food looks so appetizing!
  • This is just amazing!!!!! You go to the best places! But I wonder why you had to pass by Caticlan and take a 1.5hour boat ride? Isn't there any other way? I would love to go to Carabao Island for the exclusivity it offers. I hope it isn't too expensive? Plus it is good to know the resort is trying to be eco-friendly by not using one-time use plastic containers.
    • Happy and Busy
      Carabao Island is at the north of Boracay Island :) So visitors will always see the island BTW the resort is planning to have faster boats in the future :)
  • I heard na. When Boracay was close last year medyo matunog ang Carabao Island coz there's a lot of people suggesting to go here instead.
    • Happy and Busy
      Yes, pero konti parin ang pumupunta
  • Omg the view at the balcony! although we might not be able to try this, it is visibly worth it! Thanks for sharing !
  • OMG the view at the restaurant is so romantic. The perfect place for me and the hubby --- someday, when the kids are bigger haha! Saya naman, you're invited to the soft opening. You were really able to experience the place almost all to yourselves.
    • Happy and Busy
      Yes super saya kase hindi pa marami ang tao :) Visit kayo while soft opening palang :)

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