Bas Daku has a lot of beach front resorts, having a white sandy coastline that extends for about a kilometer. It has a shifting sandbar near the resort that I consider the most well-designed in the area. Though not the most popular and high-end (that goes to Serena Beach Resort, which I will talk about in my next posts), Ravenala Beach Resort is welcoming and charming.
I am a fan of resorts that blend well with nature. Beautifully landscaped and well-kept as well, Ravenala offers accommodation in comfortable nipa hut like cottages. They have 2 fan rooms facing the beach, which I strongly recommend for those who really don't care about A/C. We stayed however, in the more expensive (P3,000 published rate) A/C room which is good enough for 3 people. The rooms don't have a TV, but who really looks for the media when they're in a place like this.
At the center of the quaint resort is an open-air veranda, where they serve food. This is the best place to chill out in. I've been in Ravenala twice already in the past month, and we always feel we own the resort, since no one is is there (just only one or two quiet guests).
I highly recommend Ravenala, with its most friendly staff and relaxing ambience. And once you step out to the beach, a picturesque view of sand and sea awaits.
The sand is white, and if you've been to other white sand beaches in Cebu, it'll probably feel just like that. Bas Daku feels like a peaceful beach village, with a lot of people just enjoying themselves in a soothing environment. Bas Daku also has that stunning shade of blue hues that is consistent in most Cebu beaches.
There is a shifting sandbar in front of HK Resort beside Ravenala. I noticed this in my 2nd visit of course, when the sand bar became a strip of sand away from the main shoreline, from being an alluring sand mount at the end of the cove. There are no detached restaurants in the area, similar to Panagsama, so don't expect something similar. Moalboal has that Alona Beach of Bohol feel, without the night life (if you get what I mean).
Though there are a lot of people who visit Bas Daku, mostly locals from Cebu City, you can still find a spot on the beach where you can lay down your sarong or mat and let a morning pass with a book to read, or with an iPod to listen to. There's really nothing much to do here other than being a beach bum for a day.