Basdaku beach, located in Moalboal, has a one kilometer white sandy coastline. There are many beach resorts in the area so you will have a lot of choices when you go there. 6 Kilometers away from basdaku, there’s also another beach called the Panagsama beach. Unfortunately, the place was blown a typhoon in 1984. So most tourists who plans to have the white sand beach experience choose basdaku.
You can also rent boats in basdaku which will bring you to a deeper part of the sea for snorkeling.
How to Go to Basdaku Beach
In South bus terminal, just ride a bus that is headed to moalboal. The payment is usually around 90 – 100 pesos. Just inform the konduktor (the guy who collects payment) to drop you on the road going to basdaku beach. If you’re in the right side of the bus, you will know that you’re already near basdaku beach when you start seeing beautiful beach views. You will also see the signboards of the different beach resorts in basdaku.
There are also motorcycle drivers there who wait for passengers and they will start calling passengers when they see a bus arrive. From there, you will need to inform the driver to bring you to basdaku beach. When I went there, I chose HK beach resort so I informed the driver to bring me there. The payment for the motorcylce ride is 20 pesos per head.
Entrance Fee and Accommodation
The entrance fee in HK beach resort is only 10 pesos. The standard rooms there are 1500 pesos and the family rooms are 2000 pesos per night. When I went there, all the rooms in HK beach resort are already occupied so I rented a room just beside HK for 1000 pesos. The room doesn’t have an air conditioner but it has an electric fan instead. The room also has its own rest room.
HK Resort’s contact number is 63-09194766385.
If you don’t want to rent a room, you can just bring your own tent. Some people just bring tents and sleep there overnight.
Aside from the nice white sand, basdaku beach also has crystal clear water. To prove how clear the water is, I took a photo of my photo while it was under the water.
Here are some photos of the beach:
HK resort has its own HK restaurant. Here are photos of the menus. Just click the images to enlarge:
If you want more affordable food, there’s a karendirya in basdaku.
You are also allowed to bring your own food there. There’s no corkage fee. If you want to, you can also cook or grill there. You can either rent the cooking equipment from them or bring your own equipment. Just be responsible in taking care of your own garbage. Keep the place clean since it’s an affordable yet beautiful beach resort.
If you need to buy fresh fish or seafood, there’s also a market near basdaku. You will need to ride a motorcycle again and the payment is 25 pesos per head.
What Can I Say about the Place?
Overall, my experience there was great. The beach is great and perfect for people who love swimming all day. Access to food is also easy since there’s a restaurant and you can just bring or cook your own food. The facilities are not that fancy but are good and clean. The people there are also friendly and very welcoming.