Sun Xi Mountain Retreat is a socio/eco-tourism project that started in 2006 located in the cool mountain village of Lepanto, Alegria, Cebu, Philippines. A hidden gem located deep within Cebu City’s town.
Traveling to Alegria for the first time? This detailed and curated travel guide will make it easy for you to navigate your way inside, save money, and maximize your time.
HOW TO GET TO SUN XI
✓ By Bus. You can the bus with a sign board “Bato-Barili via Moalboal”. Just tell the driver you will be hoping off at Alegria Heritage Park. Sun Xi can provide a free shuttle from Heritage Park, Alegria to Sun Xi Mountain Retreat.
✓ By Private Car or Taxi.
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Pre- Travel Tips
When is the Best Time to Visit Sun Xi?
The best months to visit the mountain resort is on February to June because it is a month with sunny weather.
✓ Google Map App – A life-saver for me because without it, I might get lost.
✓ Google Translate – Super powerful app. Translate anything.
✓ Sunscreen – Protect yourself from sunburn or much worse – Cancer.
✓ Pocket Wifi or Sim Card – The convenient of searching anything is a go-to. Please don’t forget this baby. It is a life-saver for me though.
SUN XI MOUNTAIN RETREAT
Sun Xi Mountain Retreat is approximately a 30-minute ride from the town of Alegria, Cebu. Despite it being far from the town’s main, the amazing scenery will be worth the ride. The route in going to the place is not that glamorous. You will pass some houses. You will see a view of the blue ocean and enjoy the breathtaking natural light from the sun. (I hope it does not rain though).
The above photo shows the house where we have stayed. It looks super simple on the outside. Take a step into the room and you will experience a whole lot of should be rated 5 stars room. I rate it 5 stars because the place is so glamorous and it is located far from the city. I did not expect it to be that great and plus the price is not that expensive.
They also have a small balcony with a minimalist swing. It is made with wood materials. It is so nice to spend the day here.It is so peaceful and when you do talk, I bet your neighbors will hear you.
View from our room to the restaurant is sooooo breathtaking. Isn’t it? See it for yourself.
They call it “Glamping” meaning Glamorous Camping. It is indeed true. The facilities is glamorous while it is an eco-friendly home. In every guest room 24 hour electricity and room service, luxuriously appointed comfort rooms with hot showers. Air-con is not present because it is very cold at night making air-con a non priority. Internet is present in their restaurant with mini bar. They also have darts and billiard inside the restaurant.
Above photo is their mini bar.
They have develop the pretty and rich natural resources of the environment in the mountain of Alegria. The peace and tranquility is very present. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the gardens, surrounding farm-lands and magnificent 360 “heaven on earth” scenery. If you want to disconnect, this place is best for you too.
They also have a mini swing, trampoline and see-saw. A stone-made hole that gives a 16th century vibe is present in the area. They have 5 available rooms with corresponding number of persons allowed.
Services like canyoneering , hiking, diving and many more are offered by the owners. Just ask them.
P.S. I was sick at day 2 of our stay and we told the staff if they have some medicines. Few minutes later, they brought something to help me relieve my sore throat.
WHERE TO BOOK?
I suggest you use AirBnB. We have booked this place using that website.
You can also find them in Facebook.
Php 180.00 or US$ 3.6– Fare of bus from South bus to Heritage Park, Alegria, Cebu.
Php 1300.00 or US$25– Room Rate in Casita Camelia.
5 hours: Travel time from South bus to Alegria.
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Have you ever been to the place I’ve listed above? Go and try them yourself!
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