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Dear Guest,

It is with immense joy and pleasure, that I welcome you on the website of Bawbawon Beach Resort, the beach resort for families, young and old, Filipinos and guests from all over the world.

My team and myself are looking forward to welcoming you as guests on our beautiful island just a short boat ride off the coast of Plaridel, Misamis Occidental. Our eco-tourism resort features spacious bungalows adapted to families and luxurious tents, that put Glamping on a new level.

We would be honoured, if you choose our island as your destination for holidays or special events. It goes without saying, that day-tourists are welcomed as well to enjoy our great restaurant and bar.

Hope to welcoming you soon on Bawbawon.

Yours faithfully,


Anthony Verdida

Bawbawon the resort

The Resort

Choose between beautiful bungalows with a stunning view over the beach and sea or romantic luxurious tents, that invite for a great Glamping experience - the Bawbawon Beach Resort has it all.



Sip a drink on our picturesque terrace facing the sea, savour one of our famous crêpes, indulge in a glass of tasty milk tea or enjoy a feast of true Philippine food served in our restaurant.



Celebrate your special moments in a stunning environment. Make it an unforgettable event with picture that will make you an immediate start on Instagram.

Our Location

Bawbawon is an island located less than a kilometre off the shores of Plaridel, a lovely town located in Misamis Occidental. The island got its name from the shallow water around it, where as in the local dialect “shallow” means “bawbawon” or “baobaoan”.


The island is about two hundred meters off a beautiful coral reef on one side and next to lavish mangrove forests on the other side. The island is home to coconut trees and wild bushes. The beautiful beaches invite for swimming in the clear water and the smooth wind brings the welcomed cooling during the sunny days.


The natural beauty of this island demanded a careful development of the spot, living-up to the eco-tourism requirement for this area. From the water and electricity that comes to the island to the treatment of waste and sewage – we make sure, that we adhere to the high standards you can expect.

Visitors of the island are requested, to contribute their share to the preservation of nature. Waste and especially plastic waste has to be avoided, explorations in the mangroves have to be done with utmost care and divers are not allowed to touch the corals or overly disturb the majestic Manta Rays in their natural habitat.

The Resort

The Bawbawon Beach Resort with its white beaches and tall palm trees not only targets families but is a perfect retreat for young and old. The resort offers:

Bungalows with one king and two queen beds, accommodating up to 6 adults. The windows of the 30 sqm bungalow can be opened on two sides, allowing you to enjoy the view and make you feel like sitting outside on a pergola. An alcove with bed gives you undisturbed view to nature and a spacious terrace let you sit just above the beautiful beach with a wonderful view to the sea.

Luxurious tents with beds for up to 4 adults invite for a lavish Glamping experience in the green of the island. The terrace allows a view into the silent waters around the mangroves, that turn into a mysterious forest, when the solar-powered lights are switched-on in the night, illuminating the trees. Nicely designed centralised showers and restrooms add to the unforgettable camping experience.

An all-day-dining restaurant which offers a splendid breakfast buffet, great lunch and an à la card dinner with daily special. The famous boodle-fight and the sumptuous lechon treat are part of the weekend food experience as well.

A bar with a vast choice of popular cocktails, drinks, beers and wine, an outlet of the Crêperie de Plaridel and the bubble-tea of Olibanana are part of the F&B offerings as well.

Opening when Ready


COVID causes delay

Unfortunately we have to ask for your patience: COVID-19 and the restrictions coming with it, force us to review our planning and to slow-down the construction on the resort.

We stay committed to open the resort second half of 2020, but we can’t predict exactly when, given the volatile environment we are in.

In this time, the health of our staff and all the people working on this project are our main concern. We are sure, that we can count on your understanding and support.

Travel to Bawbawon

Bawbawon is located in Misamis Occidental which is located in the most northern part of Mindanao This peaceful and quiet area is easy to be reached.

There are several ways of how you can travel to Bawbawon:

When you live in Mindanao, you can take a bus, a ferry or a car to travel to Plaridel. For example: Davao to Plaridel is about 8 hours by car or about 3 hours from Cagayan de Oro by car and ferry.

It is about 4 hours away from Dumaguete when using ferry and car.

You may like to check Rome2Rio to plan your trip.

Travel from Cebu: You can choose between a connection with Speed Craft (about 6 hours), a ferry connection (about 17hours) or by plane (about 3 hours).

Check-out our guided trip from Cebu to Bawbawon.

Our Restaurants

On Bawbawon you not only enjoy the beauty of nature, the gracious sea or the quiet of a small paradise, Bawbawon is also the place of great hospitality.

Bawbawon offers you two restaurants: one on the island and one at shore.

The restaurant on the island starts the day with a lavish breakfast buffet and then offers Filipino, Asian and Western Food with special menus for lunch and dinner. If you stay during a weekend, you can enjoy a seafood Boodle Fight and of course a Lechon grill party.

Le Bistro, the restaurant in Plaridel next to the Boat Terminal offers Filipino and French inspired food, including delicious Crêpes and Filipino bar-food. Visit the website of Le Bistro to learn more about this restaurant. Transports from and back to the island can be reserved at the shop on the island. Visit the website of Le Bistro to learn more about the menu.

Bawbawon offers more options in addition to the restaurants to have a quick bite or to enjoy a fashionable drink:

The Crêperie de Plaridel offers crêpes and waffles, the perfect choice for a snack or merienda. Visit the website of Crêperie de Plaridel to learn more about the menu.

OLIBANANA offers the latest creation of milk tea, shakes and infusion drinks. Visit the website of Olibanana to learn more about the offered drinks.

Enjoy Special Moments



Celebrate your most glorious and joyful day in a stunning environment, with your guests staying for the night, making this the unforgettable and unique event it should be.


Class Reunion

Whether you join just for a lunch or have a dinner and stay for the night: Bawbawon is an ideal place to spend time with your friends and remember the good old times.

Family Celebration

Give your family the treat it deserves and choose Bawbawon for your family celebrations like birthdays, christenings, graduations or visits of family members from abroad.

... or whatever event you like to celebrate with us!

Please contact our event management team to get more information about how we can help you organize your event and the pricing.

Booking Enquiry

The resort will be open for reservations starting mid of August 2020. Please use the form below to get in contact with us, so that we can help you with any pre-booking you like to make.

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Mactan Cebu International Airport

Direct flights from:

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Travel by car from the airport to Plaridel


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