Listed in Hotels, Resorts, Pension Houses, Inns
- Alegria Barangay Road, Cordova, Cebu, Philippines
Agila Pool Villas Resort is a small 4 star resort in Mactan Island Cebu. It has 10 luxurious and spacious rooms. The rooms are clean but don’t quite feel 4 star. The Sea View Room has a nice (small) private plunge pool and some nice deck chairs that overlook the “ocean”. It’s more of a mangrove view than ocean.
The resort has a nice open air restaurant. The food is fine if on the expensive side. I did enjoy hearty breakfast. See menu for the prices (*prices are subject to change without notice).
It is located in a more remote area of Cordova (in Mactan) making it a hassle to get to by taxi (as well as getting out the resort). It is just up the road from the newish Best Western Sandbar Resort.
Agila Resort has a lovely grassed area that surrounds its centrepiece swimming pool. Here you can relax by the pool in one of the resort’s lounge chairs. The resort has no beach, so this is the only place you will be able to swim. I did like the pool and at night it did look good with the lights on.
My Review of the Agila Pool Villas Resort
If you have stayed at some of the upmarket resorts in Mactan, you’ll understand you pay a premium to stay any of these resorts. Agila Pool Villas is no exception. While the staff are wonderfully friendly, many questions get answered with a friendly smile rather than some helpful answers. The place is a great place to relax and unwind. But for me there was just not enough to do. It’s small and the activities are very limited. There is no beach and to go outside the resort you need one of the staff to accompany you. The beach outside the resort isn’t really swimmable either. The only thing I did do was the trip to Valentines Island (see video). For me if I’m paying this much (over $ 400 US) I want a bit more for my buck. I would recommend Abaca Resort over this or even the large Shangri La Resort. I do like to have a beach as well (even if it is man-made).
As I’ve said in the video if you are looking for some place to get away from the world with and don’t mind chilling by the pool all day this may be perfect for you.
For me it comes across as an overpriced resort. Overall I rate this resort in Mactan as Above Average.
Town/City: Mactan Island
Wifi is Free: Yes
Check-In Time: 2:00 PM
Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM
Room Rates: Please check with Agoda
Room Amenities: Air Conditioning
Swimming Pool: Yes
Franchise or Chain: No
Free Breakfast: No
Main Currency: PHP
Price Category: Luxury