Traveling about an hour going south of Bacolod City, the capital of Negros Occidental, we were ushered to a beautiful beachside development that is known as Paradiso Beach Resort.
Owned by the gracious and beautiful Anabelle Mosser, she recalls with loving memory that she and her husband Charles bought the five-hectare property many years ago. She described the place as a “slum” area. But with her vision, dedication to develop the place into a resort, and her keen eye for beauty, Paradiso is now like modern kingdom for what the metro press calls as the “Cinderella of the Philippines.”
Paradiso Beach Resort Amenities
We were privileged to be invited to Paradiso Beach Resort and we were really in for a pleasant surprise. For an entrance fee of P50, people can already enjoy the beach area. Cottages for day outings and air-conditioned rooms for overnight stays are available. They have a restaurant, gift shop, multi-purpose pavilion for small to medium gatherings, and catering services. For those who would like to indulge in some beach volleyball, they have a court, too.
For those who want to go swimming in the pool, you can just pay a separate fee, which is the reason why they are keeping the entrance fee at a minimum. During our visit, the pool for the public is under renovation but is expected to be completed within the year. That is why my kids used the private pool in front of Mrs. Mosser’s house, which the public can also use for a fee until the main pool is finished. But in the beach, of course, you can go unli-swimming.
It is nice to stay overnight for a personal retreat or a family vacation at Paradiso Beach Resort. The place is peaceful and serene and the property wide enough that you have a lot of areas to explore. You can do so many things while you are alone or with the company of your friends and family. There is also a grotto and a chapel for personal reflection. You can take long walks along the shore, build campfires, or just stroll around the gardens and mangroves. My family explored the many different things you can do there and our short stay there was really full of happy memories. Yeah, even if it was just for a few hours.
Paradiso Beach Resort has so many plans for expansion. Right now, a luxury hotel is under construction. And they will be adding more cottages in front of the hotel. All these will be part of a gated area for exclusivity.
I wonder why we never go to explore this resort in the past. But I am glad that we did and would like to promote it. We don’t really have much of these beach resorts around near Bacolod (except those in Sipalay) so I am happy that we have something like this that is just near our city.