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10 reasons to book a stay at UNWND Boutique Hotel Camiguin

10 reasons to book a stay at UNWND Boutique Hotel Camiguin Posted on July 2, 2024Leave a comment

Sinjin is a travel and lifestyle blogger. Formerly the president of Cebu's premier blogging organization, the Cebu Bloggers Society, he is Sun Prepaid's "Glorious Lifestyle Baron" and Cebu Pacific's "Singapore Party Peep"

After nine years, I was finally able to revisit the Island Born of Fire, Camiguin a few weeks ago. I, and my blogger friends at Cebu Bloggers Society, stayed at one of the newest properties in the island which opened just last February, UNWND Boutique Hotel Camiguin. I had such a great time and I’m sharing with you 10 reasons to book a stay at the UNWND Camiguin.

1. Airport Transfers

UNWND Boutique Hotel Camiguin is approximately 5km (10-15 minutes away) from the Camiguin Airport. Upon request, an airport shuttle service is available to pick you up or drop you off the airport. As soon as we stepped out of the airport, our jaw dropped when we were greeted by the staff who were dancing to BINI’s chart-topping hits. What a festive welcome!

2. Service with a Smile

Their hotel staff are all nice, accommodating and consistent in and out. From the security upon arrival, to the simple and straightforward check-in, to their wait staff and housekeeping staff, I felt very welcome and that I was at the right place. Each one of them was polite and sincere.

3. A Range of Accommodations

Family Room

Whether you are a solo traveller, a couple, a family, or you’re with your friends, or have guests with special needs, there is a room type for everyone. Basic room types include Family Room, Executive Suite, Junior Suite, Luxury Double, Luxury King, and Luxury Queen. For PWDs, there is a specific room designed for accessibility. There is also a connecting Luxury Double and Luxury King room perfect for a group of friends, like us.

Junior Suite

4. Well-Appointed Rooms

Coming from an early morning flight, we were in desperate need of rest upon arrival, and our rooms provided just that. Tasteful youthful decor featuring local art greeted us once we stepped into our Luxury Double Room which was connected to our friend’s Luxury King Room.

Each room was fully-equipped with necessities. The beds and pillows provided maximum comfort. The room has a flat-screen cable TV, and telephone. There is a desk for digital nomads, and WiFi can be accessed all around the property. Air conditioning was easy to operate and was cold enough. This was important to me being temperature-sensitive (a.k.a. “maarte). The room also has an electronic safe for our valuables. Power sockets are strategically located near the beds and desk. There is a clothes rack and bathrobes for in-room use are available, with in-room slippers underneath. A mini refrigerator and electric kettle, with instant coffee and tea on the side, complete the amenities in the room.

The toilet & bath also came complete with fresh-smelling towels, a rain shower head and a bidet. One thing commendable about UNWND is their effort on sustainability as their toiletries do not come in small single-use plastic containers but in larger refillable dispensers. Also, instead of plastic drinking water bottles, each room is provided with a refillable glass bottle. Yay!

The balcony, which afforded a glorious view of the sea, had lounge chairs, and a clothes drying rack.

5. Food, Mamser!

Mamser!, the all-day dining restaurant of UNWND Camiguin was named after the endearing term used by food service staff to greet guests, Mamser! Here, each meal is memorable as its menu consisting of mostly Filipino comfort food definitely hits close to home. The restaurant is already quite popular as locals walk in just to dine, at any time of the day.

Their Seafood Boodle is perfect for families and small groups. Other notable dishes include seafood kare-kare, pork belly, crispy pata, tuna belly, bulalo, and their UNWND four cheese pizza (must-try!). They also serve sorbetes (ice cream) in chili, lanzones, charcoal, taro, and other flavors.

Plated ala-carte breakfasts are also served here. Loved their danggit, beef tapa and chicken tocino. Their sikwate (hot chocolate) is so rich, it’s the perfect day starter.

6. What’s Your Poison?

WYP or What’s Your Poison is the ultimate beachside hangout, located just by the pool. Whether day drinking to unwind after a long day of island activities, or a night out with friends, WYP will make sure that you will have a good time. A wide variety of drinks and bar chow are available, including regular cocktails and signature cocktails. Their amaretto sour is one of the best I’ve tried.

I also got to taste for the first time “Hubugka”, the hotel chain’s signature drink. Based on coconut rum, the drink embodies the chill spirit of UNWND and definitely possesses the tropical vibe!

7. Glorious Sunset

Being a seaside property located in the northwestern part of Camiguin Island, UNWND Camiguin has a perfect view of the sunset.

8. Art of Being Chill

UNWND Boutique Hotel Camiguin promotes the art of unwinding amidst the island’s tranquil setting. It provides the amenities for us to rejuvenate our senses, allowing us to immerse ourselves into the serene beauty of Camiguin while indulging in ultimate relaxation.

Witness breathtaking sunsets from plush couches at The Sundeck, where nature’s beauty meets comfort. Sip on refreshing drinks or simply soak in the ambiance for an unforgettable experience.

Their pool with allows for basking in the sun in tranquil waters surrounded by breathtaking vistas. They also have an ocean-view Jacuzzi. Bubbles, waves, and a view – the perfect way to practice the art of being chill.

The hotel also has a Play and Lounge area where guests can enjoy timeless games in a laid-back atmosphere.

9. One with the Community

Another thing I love about UNWND Camiguin is how it involves and collaborates with the local community. On weekends, they hold events such as Sundown Sessions, and Open Mic Nights featuring local talent. Just last weekend, they held their first-ever Pride Night!

10. Hassle-Free Tours

Camiguin is a small island which can be navigated in a day or two. But based on my previous visit to the island, it can be quite a headache to deal with local “multicab” drivers for their island tours. Aside from negotiating the price, most of these drivers-cum-tour guides don’t really guide you. They just take you from one destination to the next without providing anything educational about the spot you’re visiting.

At UNWND Boutique Hotel Camiguin, save yourself the hassle, and approach the front desk if you wish to do island tours.

Conclusion

A two-night stay at UNWND Camiguin was the breather I needed and a good refresher after nine years, but it was “bitin” so Isle Come Again, definitely!

UNWND Boutique Hotel Camiguin

Address: Yumbing, Mambajao, Camiguin
Phone: +639985758103
Email: reservations.camiguin@unwndstays.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNWNDCamiguin
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unwndcamiguin/
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Sinjin is a travel and lifestyle blogger. Formerly the president of Cebu's premier blogging organization, the Cebu Bloggers Society, he is Sun Prepaid's "Glorious Lifestyle Baron" and Cebu Pacific's "Singapore Party Peep"

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