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Welcome to the Jawili Blue Starfish Resort

This great resort is located in Jawili, town of Tangalan, Province of Aklan, which is north of the Visayan Islands in the Philippines. Conveniently tucked away on a wooded area along the beach, this charming Spanish Mediterranean resort provides quiet, romantic and relaxing seclusion.

Surrounding the resort is a lush and serene tropical forest, beautiful waterfalls and pristine beaches. Whether it's scuba diving or snorkeling you have your choice of ocean exploration or poolside relaxation in the resort's beautiful swimming pool and relaxing hot Jacuzzi tub. It's a secluded resort yet, we're within a short drive of two airports and Boracay Island.

A photograph of the Jawili Blue Starfish resort from the main entrance
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Activities on the resort   Events Calendar

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
Experience scuba diving and snorkeling in this pristine 375 hectare Marine Sanctuary with a 10 hectare coral reef featuring different species of hard and soft corals, sponges, shells, starfish, sea cucumbers, oysters, and lobsters as wells as colorful reef fish, sea turtles, dolphins and stingrays.

Check out the Afga Wave-Rock formation. The rock formation along this beach literally resembles the ocean wave, another gift to us from nature. Along the hillside is another rock formation revealing several layers of sedimentations. Hiking is always good exercise. Take a trail hike from Campo Verde (Aklan Botanical Garden) to Jawili Falls where you can plunge into one of the waterfalls’ basins to cool down after a long walk.

Local Arts & Crafts
Have a glimpse of handmade crafts and witness a village produce Aklan’s famous pina (pineapple) and abaca cloth, which are exported internationally and are used for arts, crafts and couture. They also weave baskets, trays and placements out of local vines. Shopping at the gift shop for wallets, bags and souvenir is also on sight.

Try fishing for fun the way the locals do. Ride the wooden boats, which is an experience by itself.

Massage and Relaxation
Enjoy a massage, nothing tops your fun filled day than a relaxing massage. It can be done privately within the resort or at the beach or even at the poolside.

Tangalan is conveniently located between Kalibo and Caticlan. Kalibo, which is a 30 minute drive from the resort is the provincial capital of Aklan and host of the famous Ati-Atihan. Caticlan, a 50 minute drive from the resort, is the gateway to world renowned white sand beaches of Boracay. Aklan has two airports, one in Kalibo and another in Caticlan. Caticlan also has a seaport providing daily transportation to and from Manila.

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Rooms and Accommodations

The resort has a total of eight elegant guest rooms, each with basic amenities such as, private bath, air conditioning, hot and cold running water. Most rooms have balconies that feature breathtaking views of the beach area.

Each room is spacious with a serene and relaxing atmosphere. If you don't feel like being cooped up in your room, hang out in the lounging areas on the first level or relax in all the various little lounging/dining areas right outside with tables made just for two.

Be enchanted by home-cooked meals prepared fresh daily. If you feel like seeing the sights, we can arrange day and night scuba diving trips, snorkeling, fishing, hiking and other sight seeing adventures to fulfill your vacation dreams.

All that you would expect from a Bed & Breakfast Island Resort!
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Reservations Cancellations

Reservations may be confirmed with a deposit of 50%, either by credit card or check. Credit card payments are subject to a bank fee of 2.9% + $0.30 US Dollar. Please call or email us for current room rates. Rates and term/conditions are subject to change without notice. If you would like to confirm your reservation with a credit card deposit, please use our secure form or pay through PayPal. We accept all major credit cards.

If paying by check, please make checks payable to Juanita Donaldson and send your check payment to:

Juanita Donaldson
P.O. Box 460447, San Francisco, CA 94146, USA

Reservation deposits for bookings cancelled 30 days or more prior to arrival date will be returned. Reservation deposits, (or a portion of), for bookings cancelled less than 30 days but more than 30 days will be returned ONLY if we are able to rebook the same room for part or all of the same time period.

Deposits/balances for reservations cancelled less than 30 days prior to your arrival date cannot be returned. There is a $35 processing fee for any cancellations or changes to your reservation.

Check-in is 3 p.m. & Check-out is 11 a.m.