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Ekhaya
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Ekhaya
Pool with a view
Private Kitchen, Bar & Infinity
Pool, bar & kitchen
Infinity
The T Room
The T Room
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The J Room
The J Room
View Patio
Gourmet Kitchen
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Greek
Watermelon & Feta
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Sunset
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Busuanga Island, Palawan Province, Mimaropa

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Sylvester...
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“Wow! A secret Oasi - Highly recommended!”
Reviewed 13 July 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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When we arrived in Busuanga bay we actually booked on Ekhaya by accident. What a surprised they had in stock for us. This place is set up by a lovely South-African family with a excellent eye for detail. The big pool is beautiful by day and night (you can manualy set the colors!!) and the hosts of the place are so nice, they make you feel at home, and (!) let you alone at the pool/bar at night. How genius is that. The apartment itself is luxurious and very clean. From the hill you can see the sunrise and sunset, which are both beautiful! Never seen such great hospitality before. The hosts set up everything for you, from waterscooters to trips to various islands. Last but not least, they have the best spot of Busuanga bay. Highly recommended!

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Liked best: The pool
Liked least: there was nothing to not like about this place
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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m0g22
Hong Kong, China
1 review
“Our Best Family Holiday”
Reviewed 12 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

All the reviews have pretty much captured the essence of Ekhaya. Peaceful, stunning, homely, welcoming, enchanting, spacious, luxurious and fantastic value.

We went with our 7, 5 and 3 year old boys. Mel and Arnold accommodated all our needs - nothing was a problem. Arnold had to leave early but Mel held the fort with her wonderfully attentive staff. Mel was so kind and patient with the boys - taking time to interact with them and they adored her. As we landed back in Hong Kong our 3 year old cried ‘I don’t want to go home, I want to go to Mel’s house!!’ The rooms are fantastic and perfect for families - interconnecting rooms with a terrace outside… the kids would sleep and we’d lie on the terrace watching the stars.

We went out on their boat most days to visit the the local islands which were like nothing we’ve ever seen - clear, green water, white powdery sand, palm trees, hammocks… and we were often the only people there. The staff loaded and unloaded the boat - towels, fruit, water, beer, snorkels etc. All we had to do was enjoy ourselves. The most stressful thing we had to do all week was apply suncream to the children!

As stated in all the reviews, Mel’s cooking is wonderful. Like me, she’s not keen on sugar and processed food - so everything is made with excellent quality produce… she makes all her bread - including doe for pizzas. The kids loved it all and she would accommodate any of our dietary requirements.

Mel and Arnold are the perfect hosts and are open to all feedback… they simply want you to have the best holiday ever.

It all seems too good to be true… We cannot wait to go back.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Jan 2016
Hello Simidian Family!
It was indeed a pleasure hosting you and your lovely family. The boys were fantastic and i look forward to hosting you again and to find more Mythical creatures in the future!
Best Wishes for 2016 from Mel,Arnie & The Ekhaya Family xx
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JulieHatt...
Darwin, Australia
1 review
“Jackpot!!”
Reviewed 28 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

What a holiday destination! We had 10 days with Mel & Arnold with extended family, we were treated like royalty and every need was catered to. The best part is you enjoy all the facilities to yourselves without having to worry about any other guests. We took a couple of optional day trips to the outer islands and the beaches & snorkelling was some of the best you will ever come across. The locals are very friendly and not at all in your face.
Thanks to Mel, Arnold and their friendly staff - we will definitely return & recommend anyone looking for a holiday in the beautiful Busuanga Bay
Julie & Dudley Hattingh

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Liked best: Exclusive guests
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
18 Jan 2016
Hi Julie & Doug - Thanks so much for choosing us & we hope to see you again in the future.
best wishes for 2016 from Mel,Arnie & The Ekhaya Family
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moiralynn...
Somerset West, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“An outstanding, exclusive, relaxing holiday with a view of note and brilliant service.”
Reviewed 26 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

This wonderful venue exceeded all of our expectations. The hospitality was second to none. To be able enjoy such wonderful cuisine cooked from fresh organic ingredients or cook for ouselves was an absolute bonus. Wonderful exclusive venue. Perhaps a little quiet for teenagers but perfect for young children and those adults who would enjoy a place to relax and wind down. Honestly cannot say a negative thing about our 11 night stay. Would recommend a visit soon as this venue will grow in leaps and bounds within the next 5 years. Mel and Arnold, our hosts made us feel like we owned the venue, we felt so at home. Thanks to you both and all of your wonderful staff.

Albert and Moira Hattingh
South Africa

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Risskov, Denmark
Reviewed 13 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Recommended for:
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