Bonista Beach Resort - Escalante CityThe Bonista Beach Resort is one of the uprising tourist destinations in the northern part of Negros Occidental. It is located in Brgy. Buenavista, Escalante City and approximately 95 kilometers away from Bacolod City, the province capital. The resort has been in business since January 2000 which has a common goal to provide an international standard of resort in Negros at local prices that has a modern facilities that were located in a sun-drenched tropical setting.

Bonista is one of the first international standard resorts established in a rural unspoiled area of Negros Occidental Philippines.  The area is sparsely populated so the water is clean, air is fresh and the traffic noise is almost non- existing.  Bonista is constantly growing and evolving since only phase 1 of 3 has been completed.

What can be found in the place

Rooms on a cliff over looking the ocean.
Air-conditioned room with two firm queen size beds.
Large clean bathrooms with plenty of hot & cold water.
Large pavilion for dancing and other group activities.
Restaurant serving western, Asian and Filipino food.
Cheap drinks for your relaxation and party moods.
Large fresh water pool by the sea.
Stay cool under the 100 + year old tree and cook out.
Shower with fresh water after a dip in the sea.
Cabanas used for shelter during a picnic outing.
Sandy area for sports or sun bathing.
Volley ball on the beach.
Exploring a large river.
Boat ride on the ocean or go resort hopping.
The last wild monkey reserve near by.
Ride the Filipino water buffalo.  A caraboy?

How to get there

From Manila to Bacolod Negros Occidental;

     * Via plane, approximately 1 hour.          
     * Via super ferry to Bacolod, approximately 18 hours over-night cruise. 

From Cebu to Bacolod

      * Via plane, about 30 minutes

From Bacolod to Bonista Beach Resort;

     * From Bacolod to Bonista Beach Resort via taxi, jeepney, bus or private car.  Approximately

2 hrs.  Taxi cost apprx 1500 pesos,  Jeepney cost about 1000 pesos and bus cost about 65


From Cebu to Bonista Beach Resort;

   * Via bus or car.  About 1.5 hours by land and 2 hours by ferry.  Arrives Danao port in

Escalante City.  Pickup from port to Bonista is about 10 minutes.  Drive to Bonista from the

port is about 45 minutes.

How much to spend

All meals are less than 300 pesos (about 6 dollars).
Beers are 35 pesos ( about 60 cents ).
Rooms are 1,200 pesos (about 22 dollars).  Off-season discounts are available. ( July to February)

Adult     :  P20
children under 12 yrs old :  P10
cottages   :  P50
Electric Outlet   :  P50
Camping    :  P85 per person
Swimming Pool    :  
Hotel Accomodation

No entrance fee
Air-conditioned rooms
Hot and cold water
Queen Size beds
Free Swimming Pools


* 1 bed (1-2 person)  : P1200
* 2 beds (3-4 person)  : P1600
* Each additional person : P200
* Below 6 yrs old free


No entrance
Full service; breakfast, lunch and dinner
Karaoke bar for hang-outs
Good Catering with much lower prices of foods
Group services;  conferences,  wedding, seminars, parties, family reunion, convention.

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3 Responses

  1. dianne

    ive been there before at is a nice place..Great job! Keep it up!

  2. victoria

    i love escalante mostly the bonista beach.. i like the room cuz its over looking to the beach.. we been there a coople times with my husband to visit my mom.. she live close there at sta.ana graje……i miss there.. well ofcourse i grow up there.. anyway thanks for good serving kept up the good job!!!!