No regrets in booking 10 days stay with Talima for my family of 4. We got upgraded to a villa with 2 rooms with a nice living room, kitchenette and deck balcony instead of our original booking of 2 separate rooms. My husband and I had amazing snorkeling adventures everyday by simply swimming out in front of the resort. Many thanks for the helpful staff especially the elderly woman in charge who make our stay so wonderful. Will definitely come back again
“One night stay”
This resort is on a very isolated island with nothing around it, set in a really nicely maintained and laid out garden, with steps right into the water. The rooms are great, very clean and tidy, with good AC and a fan, also with a nice deck and a fantastic view. We really liked our room, hot shower, comfortable bed and very well looked after. The staff were very nice and welcoming, also helpful in arranging transport back to the pier for our departure and to a floating restaurant for dinner. The food in the Talima restaurant looked nice with a lot of choice, although we did not dine here, except for the breakfast which was good, with fresh fruit served after the main breakfast. Also generous with the tea and coffee. The resort does not however have any sort of beach and the majority of the garden is under shade, either by the trees or the cabanas situated around. It is set in a very nice garden, very green and has a great pool area. The resort also rents out snorkelling equipment and you can walk straight into the water from the garden which is a good activity. The major problem here was a lack of any other options due to the total isolation of the resort. They arranged for transport to dinner at a floating restaurant which I personally wouldn't go to again, very very expensive and we ate in the pitch black around 5 pm. If you ask the resort to arrange transport go for lunch or early afternoon. The resort were very helpful though as we asked to go to one, and even sent a staff member along to help out. Overall we enjoyed out stay here, with the only issue really being the lack of food options on the island and there being no beach to lay on. I would certainly stay at Talima again, it is a very quiet and relaxing resort for one or two days away in very green and well kept surroundings.
“Calm place with nice snorkeling possibility ”
+ Kind and helpful staff
+ Yummy food in restaurant
+ Nice Sinamay room
+ Coral reef easy reachable
“Off the Beaten Path”
Staff were nice but the air conditioning system will not work during the day due to the electricity supply in the island. Food in the restaurant were expensive.
“Relaxing time at a secluded island”
If you want peace and quiet from the hustle and bustle of Cebu city, this is the place to be. Spent the whole day chilling at the resort and snorkelling when it gets hot as marine sanctuary only a couple of hundred meters away from their beach. During low tide you can actually walk towards the sanctuary to snorkel. Rustic accommodation but clean, well kept and looked after. The staff on the island (Nadine and Neil) were very attentive, cheerful, friendly and helpful - absolutely love them to bits! The owner, Horst Erwin, made sure to welcome us and arranged our transfers upon request. Talk about personal service! There is also a diving centre next to the resort if you want to scuba dive.
nice sea to snorkel
“Beautiful place to stay ..very quiet..clean rooms ...good food and very friendly staff”
“Peaceful Location, Something Strange in the Pool”
The aircon unit did not work well, the shower drain did not work well, and the water heater didn't work at all. There is something black growing on the walls of the swimming pool.
“talima beach resort”
Great place to stay. Booked 2 nights and enjoyed so much stayed for 4 nights. Staff fantastic great food free filter water as much as you like. Fantastic dive resort next door staff so helpful and kind . Book and enjoy this small paradise.