Cebu South Rd, South Granada, Boljoon +63 (999) 323-5616        

Useful Facts and Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions and Other Important Info

Currency:

Philippine Peso. Current exchange rates can be found at http://www.xe.com/

Credit Cards:

Major credit cards are accepted at Granada Beach Resort through PayPal with a 4% transaction fee. We highly recommend that guests bring cash with them. The closest international ATM is 2 hours away in Carcar.

Telephone Code:

+63

What time Is it in Cebu?

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +8 hours.

Language:

Filipino is the official language of the Philippines, with English being the second official language, widely spoken throughout the islands.

Religion:

Christianity is widely practiced throughout the Philippine Islands, with over 86% of the population being Roman Catholic.

Electric current:

220V, 60Hz (same as in Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa), A/B/C style power sockets.

Can I drink the tap water?

Granada Beach Resort provides drinking water throughout the rooms and guest areas for the convenience of our guests. Bottled water is available at a small charge.

Do I need any vaccinations?

Currently there are no required immunizations to travel to the Philippines. We do recommend you consult with your physician before your trip as everyone has an unique medical history and occasionally alerts can arise for any region.

What are the entry requirements?

If you are a non-Philippine national you will be required to hold a passport for entry into Philippines. Citizens of some countries also require a visa. Please visit http://www.philippine-embassy.org.sg/consular/visa/important-visa-information/ for your specific requirements.

What is the climate like?

The tropical Southeast Asian archipelago of the Philippine Islands lies just north of the equator. Its climate is relatively consistent, with temperatures ranging from 25°C (77°F) to 30°C (86°F), and humidity around 80-90%. The Granada Beach House enjoys cool sea breezes throughout the year.

Do the room rates include taxes?

Yes, all of the room rates include all government taxes.

Do you provide a transfer service from the airport?

Yes we can organize ground transfers from a variety of locations to Granada Beach Resort for a nominal charge. Please see our “How to get to Granada Beach Resort” Page for additional information.

What time is check-in and check-out?

Check-out time is 11:00am and check-in time is 3:00pm. A later check-out time can be arranged subject to availability for a nominal fee.

Do you have internet?

Yes. We have complimentary guest WiFi through the public areas of the resort. The public WiFi received 1.6GB of high speed internet per day. Once this high speed data is used by guests it reverts to slow speed internet.

Each Room is also equipped with it’s own internet WiFi. For a P100 charge guests have access to 1GB of high speed internet which is good for 24hour period or 1GB which ever ends first.

Tips and Suggestions to extend internet data:
1) Turn off your phones automatic updates and auto app updates.
2) Switch off your WiFi connection when you are not using it.
3) Avoid uploading full size hi-res photos or video to social media or the internet.
4) Streaming video is the fastest way to use internet data.

Are the rooms air-conditioned?

Yes, all of our rooms are air conditioned.

What is your policy on children?

We do not accept reservations with children under the age of 15 years.

Can I bring my own food or drink?

Granada Beach Resort does not permit outside food on the property. We have an onsite restaurant and wells stocked bar that offers a variety of cuisines and can accommodate dietary requirements like Gluten Free, Vegetarian and other food allergies. We don’t allow food in the rooms as we are in a tropical enviroment and the lack of food in the rooms helps keep pests under control. But also you wouldn’t bring your own food to a restaurant down the street why would you bring food to our restaurant?

Are there mosquitoes?

With being in a tropical environment, mosquitoes can be found at dusk and dawn. In order to make your evening comfortable, we highly recommend applying insect repellent during these times of the day.

Do you have a laundry service?

No, not a real laundry service. We can arrange to have closes cleaned but not ironed or pressed as you would find in larger hotels.

Are the rooms non-smoking?

Yes, for the comfort and consideration of our non-smoking guests the rooms and restaurant/bar areas are non-smoking.

Can I snorkel from the beach?

By all means! Granada Beach has its own private beach for you to enjoy, and the beautiful reef is just steps away from the waters edge.

Do you offer dive courses?

Yes, we currently have two insured PADI Dive Instructors on permanent staff. We are proud to be able to offer our guests all level of PADI taught dive courses, from introductory diving through to professional level certifications.

How can I pay my bill when I check out?

At this time we are able to accept *Cash (PHP, USD, GBP), VISA and Mastercard through Paypal.

*Foreign currency accepted at local bank exchange rates.