- About Moalboal?
- How to get to Moalboal?
- Do I need visas?
- Where I can stay?
- Are there Serious Dangers at Kasai Village Resort?
- The Seasons
- Philippine Time
- Dress/What to bring
- Electrical Appliances
- Business Hours
- How to get to Cebu Island
- Public Transport
- Health and Medicine
Moalboal is one of Philippines most famous weekend getaways with its beautiful white sands, hide away coves and wonderful dive sites full of colour and teaming with coral reef fish. Click here for further information about Moalboal.
How to get to Moalboal?
Moalboal is only a 2-2½ hour drive from Cebu International Airport. Once you’re at the airport, we can arrange a private pickup for you or assist you with your public transfer. CLICK HERE
Do I need a visa?
Visitors from most Western Countries including Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand are granted a 30-day stay on arrival. Other nationals are required to produce a tourist visa. You may contact your local Philippine consulate for more details. If you intend on staying for more than 30 days, it might be better to get a 59-day visa in your home country before traveling. It is relatively easy to arrange visa extensions in Cebu City.
Where I can stay?
Kasai Village Resort has 13 air-conditioned units. For more info about rooms please CLICK HERE.
How Many of These Are Serious Dangers at Kasai Village Resort? Tsunamis, Typhoons, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Sharks, Crocodiles, Venomous Snakes, Malaria, Typhoid.
None of the above. Kasai Village Resort location on Moalboal is truly blessed and there is probably no other resort area anywhere else in the world that is so well-insulated against assorted natural perils.
Cebu is located in the heart of the Philippines, totally surrounded by much larger islands. This means that most typhoons rarely reach Cebu, and if they do, they’re already weaker. Tsunami danger is effectively zero; there is no known seismic fault in this area and any long-range tsunami would be blocked by other islands.
The Pacific monsoon drops most of its moisture on other islands prior to reaching Cebu . Thus, there is no pronounced rainy season and the weather here is clement year round. Although, it can rain at any time of year, most rain are brief and quickly followed by brilliant sunshine.
The entire island of Cebu is an ancient coral outcropping (not of volcanic origin like Hawaii , nor near a continental shelf like Bali or Phuket). There are no volcanoes and the area does not experience any appreciable earthquake activity.
Cebu has generally excellent weather all year round and experiences minimal risk of typhoons. Hottest times of the year are from March to June, the coolest times are from December to February. “High season” is traditionally late October to early June, although the area is busy at weekends throughout the year and during any Asian Holidays.
Cebu Province has a total population of more than 3 million. The local dialect is called Cebuano while Filipinos commonly understand and speak the English language. It is widely used in business transactions and education.
Philippine standard time is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Meantime.
Dress/What to bring
Wear natural-fiber, lightweight clothing and you will feel more comfortable. Bring shorts, hat, sun glasses, bathing suit, insect repellent, flashlight, sun block cream, tough shoes and rubber slippers for walking.
Shorts or sleeveless shirts should never be worn when visiting churches, mosques or temples.
Most areas in Cebu are supplied with 220 volts, 60 cycles. A plug with 2 flat parallel prongs is the norm. Adaptors are available at the resort.
The Philippine currency is peso. Aside from peso, the US dollar is also widely acceptable. Most foreign currencies can easily be changed at banks, hotels and authorized dealers. Foreign currencies are not readily taken by most establishments in Cebu. Major credit cards are accepted at major hotels, resorts, shops and restaurants. Visitors are advised to bring sufficient amount of change in small bills or coins.
US Dollar/Peso cash are preferred (obviously and the best way!). We accept other major currencies as payment; please check with us before you arrive: Major credit cards are also accepted; VISA, MASTERCARD, American Express and Diner’s with an additional of 4.5% as a bank charge. We also accept bank transfers. Please contact us for details and click here to check for our booking’s terms and conditions.
Banks are open from 9am to 3pm Mondays to Fridays. Government agencies and offices are open from 8am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays.Private firms, 9am to 12nn Mondays to Saturdays. Most shops are open from 9am to 7pm Mondays to Saturdays. Most department stores stay open on Sundays and even during holidays.
Bellhops expect a tip as do waiters, taxi drivers, hairdressers, beauticians and porters. Most hotels and restaurants add a 10% service charge on top of the government tax. Tipping 5-15% of the bill is appropriate if no service charge is included.
How to get to Cebu Island and Moalboal
There are many ways to come to Cebu . The first, and the easiest, is by direct flight.
Cebu International Airport is served by various airlines like Cathay Pacific from Hong Kong,and SilkAir (Singapore Airlines) from Singapore. The alternative way, is to fly to Manila and take a domestic flight or a ferry to Cebu. From the capital city flights to Cebu are offered several times a day. The boat trip takes about 20 hours but cruising on a luxury liner through the Philippine archipelago is an adventure in itself.
When you arrive in Cebu City, you can choose from a variety of transfer services going to Moalboal.
Inform us early enough and we will organize the direct transfer to Kasai Village for you. All you have to do is come to Cebu City . You will be picked up at the airport or at the harbor by our staff and bring you directly to Kasai Village Resort.
If you would like to come on your own, you can reach Moalbaol either by Taxi or Bus.
You should not forget to take a sweater with you because the V-hires and the airplanes are usually very well air-conditioned.
Getting around Cebu, one may take a colorful jeepney or a bus at a minimal fare. Tricycles (motorcycles with sidecars) are popular in outlaying areas and in suburbs, quiet notably within Moalboal. Taxicabs are widely available in the city.
Health and Medicine
No malaria in the area but inoculations for Hep. A, Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus are recommended. Always check with your doctor. Bring high factor sun creams and insect repellents if you are prone to that type of thing. It’s a rare occasion that you will need to put on more than shorts and a t-shirt. To ensure our guests comfort and wellness, Kasai Village Resort has its own in-house registered nurse to take care of all your medical conditions and health concerns. We have an on-hand or stocked medicines. We can purchase medicine in the nearby pharmacy for conditions that we don’t have available medications for. The resort has an affiliated medical doctor who can help and assist you with your medial needs and health concerns.