Little Santorini Mountain Resort: A Hidden Gem in Liloan
Travelling has always been a way to feed the soul but due to the lock-down brought by the pandemic, restrictions were made and long-awaited travel plans are indefinitely pushed back. Still, every once in a while, we all need time to unwind and shake off the pressure that comes from bearing our responsibilities in life.
Little Santorini Mountain Resort
The chances of seeing the rest of the world may grow slimmer but for Cebuanos and even foreign tourists, the town of Liloan boasts its very own Little Santorini, a Greek inspired mountain resort that’s perched in a remote spot in the mountainside. Its exterior design is a local depiction of the wonders of Santorini that’s endlessly clad in white and brush strokes of blue. With the promise of seclusion and lush view, The one-hour drive from Cebu makes it all worth taking!
Of course, it’s not only limited to catering to your visual needs but offers different amenities too like a kiddie pool, a trampoline, and a jacuzzi to boot! They have chairs and tables, cottages, and a bamboo kiosk for the guests to stay while the rest of the group frolics in the pool or goes picture taking.
The price ranges from 350 to 750 pesos and if you want additional chairs, it will only cost you 25 pesos each. The day-use for the place is from 9 am to 5 pm, with a charge of 250 pesos per head, save for infants below two years old who have free entry. If you find yourself wanting to linger, there’s always the choice of staying in their standard room that amounts to 3,500 per night and is good for 2 persons with breakfast, or camping at P1,500 per night, still good for 2 persons with breakfast (tent with pillows & blankets will be provided).
Going to Little Santorini
To get there, from SM City Cebu or Ayala Center Cebu, ride any jeepney, bus or, V-hire going to Liloan. Drop off at Yati intersection, near Yati Elementary School. From there, ride a motorbike (or habal-habal as the locals call it) going to Little Santorini Mountain Resort. Fare is only P50 good for 2pax – if you’re alone, you still need to pay P50, so grab an extra person because the more the merrier (and cheaper too!) Keep in mind that because of the pandemic, walk-ins are not allowed so better make a reservation beforehand. If you’re going by car simply navigate with Maze or Google Maps.