(video: courtesy of Barbora Jirsova & David Preusler)
Malapascua is the beautiful small island of the Philippines hosting Tepanee: an intimate and friendly resort that will give you an unforgettable holiday.
Tepanee stands on a small hill that rises up from Logon beach and our territory goes down to our own private sandy beach, an area isolated from the rest of the island from where it’s possible to admire breathtaking sunsets in an area secluded from the rest of the island and where we placed beach umbrellas, sunbeds, a gazebo for massages and our lovely Chiringuito beach bar & restaurant. In addition, in the hill adjacent to the reception is our panoramic Amihan restaurant.
The name TEPANEE comes from the name of the Polynesian frangipani plant, a tropical tree that graces our gardens with fragrant flowers of various colors.
Historically, the concept for our resort followed a philosophy of low environment impact. Most of the building materials are natural and local: wood, bamboo and stones used for the main structures, roofs made of a typical straw named kogon. The buildings are almost invisible from the ocean, even if many are built right on the seaside.
Opened on December 8, 2008, Tepanee in the beginning was consisted of 6 independent double cottages and one building of two storeyes with 4 triple rooms.
We have grown, and can now offer you:
- Deluxe: independent buildings with a superb ocean view facing the sundown, the best in Malapascua. They feature: aircon, ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom, hot shower, minibar, safety box, balcony with sofa, queen size double bed with option for one or two extra single beds, bamboo and wooden furniture, wooden floor, entrance door and windows with mosquito screen and blackout curtains, free wifi, daily cleaning service.
- Superior: independent buildings with aircon, ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom, hot shower, minibar, safety box, balcony with sofa, queen size double bed with option for one or two extra single beds, bamboo and wooden furniture, wooden floor, windows with mosquito screen and blackout curtains, free wifi, daily cleaning service.
- Standard: built together in two different buildings of two storeys. They feature: aircon, ceiling fan,en-suite bathroom, hot shower, minibar, safety box, balcony with sofa, queen size double bed and single bed, bamboo and wooden furniture, wooden floor, windows with mosquito screen and blackout curtains, free wifi, daily cleaning service.
We provide for the wifi in all the resort. Please, note that we are in a remote island and the service sometime may be slow or discontinuous.
Since December 2012, you can eat and drink right next to our private beach, at the Chiringuito beach bar & restaurant, where we serve breakfast and lunch, snacks, drinks and natural fruit juices, cocktails, with soft music in the background.
In May 2013, we opened Amihan restaurant, in a panoramic position on the hill at the new entrance of Tepanee. We are serving the amazing Italian cuisine that Amihan had already become renowned for: pizza, vegetables, fish and grilled meats, pasta and pastries, tropical fruit, wine and much more.
Tepanee Beach Resort is located in a non-flat area: from the reception to the rooms and the beach on the back there are stairs to go up and down. The steps are wide and low, but they do exist: please be aware of this when choosing our hotel for your stay.
We do not provide hair-dryers and television. We provide beach towels upon request and with payment of the laundry service.
We accept credit cards payments: Visa, Mastercard, American Express and JCB (bank transaction charges apply). We also accept cash payments in Pesos, Euros and US Dollars.
The gym is open from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, free (and exclusive) access for our guests.
The Jacuzzi pool (8 seats) is open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, free (and exclusive) access for our guests.
Check-in is possible from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
Check-out must be completed by 12:00 noon.
Reception is open from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
During your stay you will have direct assistance with everything concerning scuba dives and diving courses, which can be easily booked through us. Please contact our reception for all the informations and to book the dives.
Tepanee organizes transfers from and to Cebu City/Airport/Pier at any time by private van and boat: our boats arrive and depart from our private beach, located inside the Tepanee Beach Resort area. It’s advisable to have ready slippers to wear instead of shoes: it might be necessary to walk in the wet sand, or in the water, in case of low tide. Please contact our front desk for all the informations and to book the transfer.
Our staff are delighted to respond to your requests, and we are certain that you will have all you need for relaxing and memorable holiday.