The first resort we tried was Canoe Beach but it was full. The guy told us to inquire at the next resort-Nora. We were still in high spirit as we walked only to be turned down again. We tried three other nearby resorts too but all were full except to Luxury resort but they were offering us the nipa without AC. One bangkero, among the many bystanders along the shore who were waiting for tourists, suggested we tried Ohayo. I was praying while walking there because I was tired of asking around and I even thought of just camping out at one of the islands (this is what some people do but our supply was short and we were not prepared). Finally the owner said they have a room for two. Yayy! It was 8 am and the check-in was 11 but he already allowed us to check in so we were able to put our things down before we headed out for our adventure.
The room was good for four people and only cost us 2,400 php. You could get a free breakfast if you have reservations but not if you are walk-in (sad for us). It has a bunk bed, clean towels, toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, shampoo, cotton buds), a tv (with cable channels), water heater for coffee (with 2 sachet of coffee), 2 bottled water, and a security box.
We inspected the shower and the heater worked. Yayy! The bathroom was clean and big enough for us, with separate toilet and shower. There were also cabinets where you could put stuff.
Later, we found out that Ohayo catered more to foreigners (lots of Japanese tourists were booked there). Even their website is in Japanese. But upon checking their room prices, we could tell that it’s very competitive to other resorts (even cheaper). They also have one swimming pool in case you get tired of swimming in the sea. The pool was very well maintained and could go as deep as 6 feet.
Compared to nearby resorts, Ohayo seems empty and not as popular. We based it on the number of cars parked and the fact that it was the only one among its six neighboring resorts that we tried that was not fully booked.
You could tell the target clients of the resorts by looking at the available amenities. While other resorts fliers advertised for videoke, Ohayo has ATV, a spa massage and sauna, and a billiard board.
There ws a long hall way that will lead you to the big dining hall facing facing the beach. You can see some diving gears and certificates for scuba diving in the dining hall. They also rent boats.
After our island hopping adventure, we decided to try eating at the resort. There were few choices on the menu and as expected more pricey. My filipino food consisting of daing na bangus, tocino, longganisa, egg, vegetables, and fried rice (all in small proportions), amounted to 280 php but didn’t stand out. My husband had their hotpot. He only complained that it only had chicken, raddish, and spicy sauce. The cost was 250 php.
Overall, we concluded that we were so blessed to find Ohayo. Although there was nothing special about their food, room rates were cheaper. It also has its own swimming pool that we enjoyed it on the last day of our trip. If we will go back again to Pundakit, Ohayo will be the first one on our list. But we will surely make our reservation this time for a free breakfast.
Below is the list of room rates of Ohayo.