Bali Vibes At The Tongo Hill Cottages

A lot of us have been tempted to come to visit Bali in Indonesia ever since we saw that film “Eat, Pray, Love”. I know I did, and have even added that on my bucket list. However, we sometimes have to snap out of it and realize how much beauty our country already has and we need not spend so much just for plane tickets.

Well, unless you’re from other parts of the country and not a local in Cebu. Yasss! We’re blessed with white sandy beaches and crystal clear blue waters, just like Bali.

We just need to drive further down south and the beauty of Moalboal will fill in all that craving like how we felt when we saw that film and all we want to do is eat, pray and love. Dreamy beach in Basdaku, I tell you, it’s so beautiful.

Adelfa ~ Tongo Hill Cottages’ latest addition to their beautiful bamboo accommodations. I’m lovin’ the teepee hippie vibes on this one!

What’s also beautiful is this be-mazing eco-friendly place called Tongo Hills Cottages that you guys could stay in while you’re down south exploring.

I really love their tropical – minimalist – boho vibe in their bedrooms and everywhere really

There are four bamboo cottages – each of which were carefully designed in its own unique Bali-inspired boho way. The cottages have their own terrace, its private partially open-air shower and free Wi-Fi.

Love their little accents and pieces of furniture ~ that were carefully chosen to make a homey and cozy space for their guests // Photo by @hampoooh

In the mornings, expect to be served with healthy and delicious breakfast. Mm hmm! You can have your yummy breakfast in the terrace, so you can also just chill and enjoy the view – before heading to your planned activity or activities for the day.

Bet your breakfast at home doesn’t always look this good ~ mm mmm

By the way, you will find that their breakfast isn’t just aesthetically pleasing, but will also fuel you up for most of the day. Just looking at their photos – makes me think like “I don’t think I’ll be needing lunch anymore”. Hah! They look so delicious and are super healthy for y’all – which is something to look forward to in your stay there.

Read: Moalboal Adventure Travel Guide

Another one of their healthy and yummy breaky you’ll be served with, on your stay // Photo from @hampoooh

Tongo Hill Cottages are a little bit on the countryside so surely one will feel that ‘probinsya kind of life’. You’ll be woken up by roosters greeting the morning and the green fresh air from the trees around.

Imagine yourself in this cottage, lazin’ and enjoying this view ~ would be sweet

Oh, and their bathrooms are so amazing! I love outdoor showers – so refreshing. Plus you’ll be surrounded by the plants and trees. I’ll probably take a while in there, dancing and singing just coz I’m super psyched to be in their beautiful open-air bath.

Lovely and green toilet and bath ~ really pleasant and not your ordinary bathroom only at the Tongo Hill Cottages

At night, the view of the million stars shining above your cottage would be the sweetest thing before heading to bed. I always love stargazing whenever I’m by the beach or in the province. And that’s definitely a thing you don’t want to miss during your stay at the Tongo Hill Cottages. ♡ 

Cottage Kawayan ~ sunbathing n lounging in that woven hammock looks so relaxing

There are local rescue dogs living in the vicinity – their names are Dory, Simba, and Cebu. When you get to the place, you will be greeted by these nice and friendly dogs. No need to be scared. 🙂

The friendly and welcoming rescue dogs at the Tongo Hill Cottages ~ don’t forget to say hi to them on your stay there 🙂


Guests can stay in the cottages at Php 2,300 / night, and it includes the yummy healthy and gorgeous looking breakfast.
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Rest in your hammock on your terrace and look up to the stars. It’s a great time to reflect over all the incredible adventures you tried out in Moalboal ~ Photo by @blesazlesa
Take a peek at what’s inside one of the cottages ~ can you guess which one this is?

Amenities and Activities

  • Bedsheets and toiletries
  • Wi-Fi connection
  • Free Parking on the premises
  • Breakfast is provided
  • Luggage dropoff is allowed (for guests who arrive early)
  • Outdoor garden or backyard
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Bottle of water
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Perfect Coffee!
  • WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
  • Free private parking is available onsite (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Massage (with additional charge)
  • Pet bowls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service (additional charge)
  • Dry cleaning (additional charge)
  • Laundry
  • Room service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Archery (off-site) (additional charge)
  • Cooking class (off-site) (additional charge)
  • Themed dinners (additional charge)
  • Bike tours (additional charge)
  • Walking tours (additional charge)
  • Movie nights
  • Badminton equipment
  • Snorkeling (off-site)
  • Horseback riding (off-site) (additional charge)
  • Diving (off-site) (additional charge)
  • Cycling (off-site)

Read: Diving with the school of sardines in Moalboal

How to get there

The Tongo Hill Cottages is located in Tongo Hill, Moalboal, Cebu. A 7-minute drive from Panagsama beach and approximately 90km from the city proper.

CAR: The easiest way to get to the Tongo Hill Cottages is through a private or rental car. You can just search them on Google Maps or Waze and follow the directions. It should take up to 3 hours of travel to get to the place.

BUS: You can also get there using public transportation. Take the bus/ van for hire headed to Moalboal, at the South Bus Terminal. Take a 7-minute habal-habal ride from the town to the cottages in Tongo.

PICK UP: Tongo Hill Cottages also offers airport pick up for Php 2,700. Please do message them for more info.

For more information and inquiries, you may call them at 0995 282 2504. Visit their Facebook page – Tongo Hill Cottages and their Instagram @tongohill.

I’m for certain you will love your stay there. I honestly can’t wait to visit the Tongo Hill Cottages myself, soon. Don’t forget to send us some of your photos of your stay there. 🙂

*All Photos used are from the Tongo Hills Cottages’ Facebook page