Overnight Stay at Huna Huna Cliff Resort

Overview: Huna Huna Cliff Resort is one of Catmon’s famous beach resorts which is a town 45 kilometers north of Cebu. My stay, although short, had a lot of ups and a couple of downs. Overall, a good place to stay especially for city dwellers like me who just need a quick getaway without spending too much time on the road. Skip to the bottom of the article for the important details.

Star Rating: 4 Stars

huna huna resort rating

If there’s one thing that I miss doing before COVID happened—before the lockdowns, quarantine levels, and virus strains—was the freedom to just pack up and ride a bus whenever I feel the need for some sand and sun. The introvert in me was totally fine with staying indoors, but the spontaneous traveler in me was not. 


Thankfully, with the threat of the delta strain seemingly contained, I found myself planning my very first beach trip in 10 months. This time, I decided to go North and check out one of its popular beach resorts: Huna Huna Cliff Resort.

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home for the weekend

I chose this particular resort as it has been showing up on my Facebook newsfeed for quite some time now. Call it the universe’s work or algorithm magic, but it just hooked me. When you see their panoramic cliffside photos and that gorgeous bed with the balcony overlooking the sea, who wouldn’t?

The room reservation was done with ease as both their website and social media channels are responsive. Twelve hours later, I was on the bus heading north with two hours in between me and my first beaching experience.

First Impression. Before you even reach your room, the layout of the resort would definitely take your breath away. It has this labyrinthine effect with stairs and trails that will take you from one part of the resort to another. I appreciate the abundance of plants and trees as it further enhances the place’s tropical feel. Another thing that makes this place even more charming is their very attentive staff.

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vacation mode activated

And the room was just as awe-inspiring especially when you make your way to the balcony and just take in all of that turquoise beauty that is the sea. The good thing about the cliffside room is that it’s like having a private beach at your disposal.

As for the beaching experience, here are my two cents. If the main reason for your trip is to bond with the corals, fishes, and other marine life, this place is not for you. It’s a seaweed city down there. If you are in it for the fun, therapeutic experience of swimming, this place is just perfect. They also have a jacuzzi and a swimming pool which is a good alternative during a low tide, bad weather, or if you are a non-swimmer.

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the gorgeous view from the rooftop

Night time means food, alcohol, and random musings. All these while just chilling on the balcony with the moon’s steady ascent as the only evidence that time is passing. If you ever find yourself in Huna Huna, do not miss the chance to order their Huna Huna Royale pizza.

Huna Huna Royale (400 PhP)

Now I did mention having a couple of downs during my stay. Unfortunately, the room’s wow factor ended the minute I stepped into the comfort room. It did not keep up with the bright and airy feel of the entire place. It was dingy and was screaming for muriatic acid and vinegar. The bidet was leaking. 

Despite this, it was a relaxing experience overall. I was back in my place in no time and still had a generous amount of time left of my weekend. Would I go back? Maybe, maybe not. But this place comes with my recommendation.

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Eyes here for the important details:

  • Room Rates 
    • Sea View Rooms 
      • Weekdays: 2,600 PhP 
      • Weekends: 2,999 PhP 
      • Extra Bed: 500 (without breakfast) 
      • Inclusions: 
        • Breakfast for two 
        • Air conditioning 
        • Refrigerator 
        • Cable TV 
        • Room service
  • Cliff Side Rooms
    • Standard: 2,000 PhP  
    • Extra Bed: 500 (without breakfast) 
    • Inclusions: 
      • Breakfast for two 
      • Air conditioning 
      • Cable TV 
      • Room service
  • Food: 100 to 400 price range
  • How to Get There 
    • Address: Buyo, Binungkalan, Catmon, Northern Cebu (2-3 hours away from Cebu City)
    • Ride any bus going north at the North Bus Terminal (transferred to the SM City Cebu parking lot as of this writing). 
    • Just tell the conductor to drop you off at Huna Huna (Don’t worry. The place is quite well-known)

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