Why Guerrera Rice Paddy Villas?
Unbeatable location and scenery
On an island bursting with natural wonders, Guerrera Rice Paddy Villas resort in Camiguin stands apart, being located on a secluded black sand beach, directly across from White island, and with the best view of volcanic Mount Hibok-Hibok Camiguin has to offer. To top it all off, the entire 10,000 sq meter property sits within a lush rice field, that along with the flowing herb and vegetable gardens, supplies highly-acclaimed Guerrera restaurant with the freshest produce available.
Easy to get to / easy to get around
Location is a probably the most underrated consideration when booking rooms on Camiguin and people only seem to realize that after they visit the first time. There is no ideal spot for everyone but generally speaking, people without vehicles are usually choosing between:
1. A good looking view from a mountain slope that is usually private but harder to reach ( especially at night) and not as convenient as one must travel to eat, drink , shop, basically everything.
2. A location closer to the water and main road that may have a sea view or not, that is not as private because it is clustered in a village or row of resorts , but is easier to reach and more convenient as one can walk or ride shorter distances for most things.
Guerrera is a unique property in that it does not fall into either of these categories as we have some of the best views of the sea, a secluded beach, the mountains and our own gardens and rice paddies…and we are really easy to get to…and just walking distance from conveniences, shops, other restaurants… and a 5 minute stroll to the embarkation point to white island, camiguin’s top attraction. ..and the main road where you can flag down a public tricycle…and best of all, still extremely private–as we are completely separated from the village and all other resorts, by our rice paddies. Best of both worlds. Hiding in plain sight. Choose your cliche’ but also choose your location wisely. Some visitors to Camiguin end up “getting stuck” at their resort or have unwanted souvenirs from their motorbikes because they did not.
Plus, you will never get lost no matter where you travel on the island. Everyone knows “the big orange beach house across from white island.”
Look at any recent photo of the area and you cannot miss it.
Traveling in the Philippines can be a great experience, but from top to bottom, the country lags well behind her Asian neighbors for culinary options and quality. Guerrera, for Asian food lovers, is a major exception to that rule. The emphasis for Le cordon bleu-trained chef ( Bangkok) and owner, Carmel Therese Almadrones is on creativity and exploration. Her “Fine Asian Street Food” eatery has become a destination for foodies and chefs alike and her ever-changing seasonal menu includes both signature creations and more traditional dishes from across Asia. The cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, India, Indonesia and Malaysia are featured and the selections are balanced for both vegetarians and carnivores.
Camiguin is a beautiful island that has, so far, evaded mass commercial development. That’s why people return again and again and so many from around the globe have moved here to live. We personally feel it is best enjoyed by people looking to unplug and enjoy its many natural sights and that’s what we try to foster. But before we recommend any itinerary for guests, we listen first. Customization and personalization is the what separates us from commercial resorts. We of course can connect you to fun island activities like hiking, diving, snorkeling, island tours, yoga and massage. However, our specialty is cuisine, and for people interested in the culinary arts, at all skill levels, we offer a very rare opportunity to improve them.