Let’s make a date this February!

Consider this your reminder to plan some downtime for yourself!

Doesn’t it feel like January just came and went and suddenly, we are in the month of February? The month of love is indeed upon us, but it need not be for lovers only. February has room enough for all the different types of love there are: For family, for friends, for community, and even for one’s self.

This Valentines, consider making time with the one or ones most important to you. If you’re not that expressive a person, now is your time to show your love through actions, gifts, and words.

BOOK A VALENTINES DATECATION at Matabungkay, anytime within the month of February. Or make it a SPACATION!

Or join our Datecation Giveaway raffle if you’re feeling lucky! One winner will win a FREE Valentines package, good for two.


Don’t forget to take snaps of your experiences at Matabungkay when you’re here! You’ll thank yourself in the future!

Check out these picture-worthy spots around our resort!


We are so grateful for the support of our guests, so when we are able to, we like to give back. Our contests have real winners!

“(This was) our first time welcoming the new year away from home. It was a new experience for us in a place as comfortable as home. Spending the holidays at MBH was amazing. The staff, the food, the ambiance, the sea, the people, the live band, the fireworks, and everything, was a whole new thing. It was very special.   

To the management and staff, thank you for making our stay enjoyable. Keep up the good work po.”

Congratulations again, Ms Anna Marcelo. We hope you had a great stay at Matabungkay!

We’re All In This Together

Dear guests,

All around the world, the coronavirus has had a profound effect on the lives and economies of people from all walks of life. Each day brings new developments and we are still unsure about how or when this pandemic will be resolved. It’ll take some time the experts say, but this too shall pass.

Right now, time is what we have a lot of, as we stay at home to protect each other. So in this issue, we’d like to share with you some ideas and tips on how to make the most of your quarantine time. From meditation to exercise to cooking, there’s a variety of activities we can all try to make the best use of our days.

For us at Matabungkay, we’re using this time to maintain the resort. Our stay-in housekeeping team follow the WHO guidelines for disinfecting and cleaning as well as social distancing.

This way, our guests who had to postpone their stays with us can expect to come back to a Matabungkay that is fresh and rejuvenated. We know that when this pandemic is over, everyone will want a vacation from this ordeal.

Stay tuned on our social media sites for updates on what we have in store for you in the future. We know times are tough, but let’s look to the future with hope and plans. These are the things that can help us in our day to day. Stay safe and we will see you at Matabungkay soon!

Matabungkay Beach Hotel

Welcome Back!

The pandemic has affected the world in ways no one has ever imagined and it looks like it’s here to stay for a while. But as we all yearn for the “good ol’ normal days”, we’re hit with the realization that we’re better off accepting the “new normal”. Once you’ve accepted the new ways of things, it’s a lot easier to move forward.

And moving forward is exactly what’s happening as we reopen our doors to you, dear guests, on October 31, 2020. The local government has given Matabungkay Beach Hotel the go signal to resume operations under strict protocols.

Fortunately, our staff has used the last several months preparing themselves and the hotel to operate under the new normal procedures. This means, changing the way we do things for the foreseeable future so that we can bring you much needed rest and relaxation amidst all this shared anxiety. We want to assure you, dear guest, that your safety and enjoyment is our utmost concern.

Summer is for Everyone

If you’re an adult and a parent like me, then you must have muttered these words at some point in your life: “summer is for kids” (or its cousin, “Christmas is for children”). That comes as no surprise. Being an adult means a steady stream of real-world responsibilities in the form of work, bills, routines, meetings etc. Things we used to enjoy when we were students, like two-month vacations every year, are now a thing of the past – or something only our kids look forward to as their school calendars come to a close.