I’ve visited Sabang in Puerto Galera over a dozen times (a great place for diving by the way!), and Lalaguna Villas is by far my most favorite place to stay while I’m there. I had the fortunate timing of staying at this hotel over New Year’s Eve, and the view from our balcony was absolutely stunning that night. Fireworks being fired off on Sabang Beach right in front of us in all directions, giving us a front row seat to an amazing fireworks show at the strike of midnight. If your idea of spending new year’s eve on a balcony overlooking the beach with a fireworks show, cuddled with your loved one on a chair, Lalaguna Villas on Sabang Beach is definitely the place to go.
The customer service here is excellent, the food tastes great, and the pool is amazing. But forget the outdoor amenities, the villa rooms are basically your luxury home away from home. This hotel takes “thinking of the little things” to the extreme. After all, how many hotel rooms do you know of that have a 5-gallon hot/cold water dispenser in the room? What about walking up a flight of stairs that are air-conditioned? (Yes, this is true. On your way to the Penthouse Suite, they actually have an air-conditioner blasting in the stairwell.) Then there’s the little things like the umbrella by the door, the kleenex box on the nightstand, the refrigerator that has ice pre-made for you in the freezer, carpeted floors, the ergonomic office chair, and a spot by the window to put your laptop so that you can work while you’re away from home.
I give my highest ratings possible to Lalaguna Villas in Sabang Beach and recommend this as your next place to stay if you ever plan to visit the beautiful island of Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines.