I have not visited any new place recently so on one hot day in Gensan, my whole family decided to check out Gensan View Resort.
We have not driven or passed through Nursery Road ever so we are glad of the signage to the resort from Lagao market and just before the resort at 200meters. Very helpful indeed. Here is what will welcome you inside the resort.
The resort is a pretty and, thank God, quiet place tucked away in off-downtown Lagao. We were there early so we had a chance to really enjoy the peace of early mornings. There were no other guests except one small group of kids in the kiddie pool and their guardian.
We occupied one of their small huts. It is clean, properly wired (the electricity) and is big enough for a group of 10, I would say. Notice also the loft or overhead shelf of some sort. I think it’s a good idea for putting away clean and dry clothes, other personal belongings and things you would not need for eating. I noticed garbage bins between cottages so that is good. The small hut rents out for P 200.
Their toilet and changing room is mighty clean. (I snooped around in the men’s room and, yes, the room is clean too and smells good as well. If a place can keep the men’s room, smelling clean, they sure know what they are doing.) I do find a striking semblance to Sarangani Highlands’ CR.
They also have a common area if you wish not to occupy the cottages. A table is at P100 only so if there’s just a few of you, you’ll be comfortable in there too. They have a common grilling and wash area for those who just can’t go on a swimming trip without grilled fish or barbecue. You can bring your own food, they won’t charge you corkage and their beverages are very affordable.
Near the pool area is the shower. They do emphasize taking a shower before getting into the pool. I do wish, though, that they would be strict on the swimming attire as it is our dream for this to be really implemented in pools here in Gensan. For me, it’s more of the concern for the owners who have to spend more to keep the water clean and clear. (That sounded like a facial wash.)
We did not get to see the rest of the resort. We did see the hawks and lots of other birds in their boating area. Whoa! My husband wished he had a better lens but he still got good shots.
What is outstanding about the place is that it is clean and yes, they have a guy, I assume a lifeguard, who just oversees the people in the pool. Of course, it’s a new resort so I hope to see that the cleanliness and orderliness of the resort are maintained till years after. I also have to note that theere was no videoke or any loud music so that is a major thumbs-up for me.
For P 50, it sure is a bargain.
Gensan View Resort is located along Nursery Road, Lagao, General Santos City. Tel. 302 8237.