Welcome to Kandaya! Or Mabuhay as spoken in the local dialect.
Created from the union of land, sea and sky arises Kandaya Resort in the coastal heart of historic Daanbantayan. Kandaya is the first luxury, leisure and wellness resort at the Northern tip of Cebu. Owned and operated by Agujo Land Corporation a subsidiary of MSY Holdings, the resort is a true oasis for those seeking sanctum from everyday life.
Opened in November 2014 and named after Datu Daya, Daanbantayan’s fierce and brave tribal chieftain from days of old, Kandaya (literally, “of Daya”) is every bit as regal and royal as its namesake.
Kandaya’s 22 neo –Asian inspired villas and 18 contemporary-‐styled rooms and suites are spread out over 7 hectares of gorgeous land, with a stunning seascape for a backdrop. The total property is actually 14 hectares including the horse stables and a coconut plantation. Wide open spaces bring a sense of freedom, reflected even in the well-‐appointed villas and rooms.
A fully equipped top-‐of-‐the-‐line Mixed Martial Arts center known as “Kombate” provides a place to practice a mixture of physical fitness routines, along with tennis and basketball court and a beach volleyball court. Enjoy Kandaya’s health and wellness center consisting of a Spa, Yoga studio and fully fitted gym. Whereas the sprawling outdoors also allows the resort to infuse adventure into your stay, through such activities as horseback riding, kayaking, sailing, diving and snorkeling.
A visit to the Kandaya Kuwadra Horse Stables is a must with four noble horses and two adorable ponies, all beautifully groomed and ready to meet you. For children this is a place of fun with hands on grooming of friendly ponies. The spacious riding arena is the perfect place for improving all levels of riding skills. While a trail ride through coconut trees and along the beach is a memorable experience for anyone.
Rest and relaxation are in no short supply at Kandaya. There are many ways to slip into a moment of ease, unhurried and unhampered no hard and fast rules exist, only irresistible suggestions. Stretch out on the immaculate and incredible private strip of beach, lounge by the impressive main pool or at your private villa pool, and be lulled to sleep in one of several swings hanging from sturdy tree branches.
A visit to the resort’s Daya spa is most assuredly a rest and rejuvenation indulgence. Dedicated to the balance of body, mind and spirit through the healing human touch, Daya spa offers treatments and massages designed to contribute to overall wellness. The moment you step into the Spa experience a blissful journey to relaxation. Kandaya serves up a well‐rounded menu at its scrumptious Kusina restaurant, with its eye‐catching and innovative interiors showcasing giant fish cage structures. No matter the dish, the diner is assured of freshness and the finest quality. Some of the vegetables and herbs are harvested from the resort’s very own farm and organic garden, and where possible other ingredients are sourced locally, in support of farmers and fishermen in the community. For those night owls the Datu Lounge is the place for a late night drink, a comfortable bar with night life ambiance sets the scene for some good karaoke time.
Kandaya places a premium on wellness while maintaining a healthy overall balance. Find your center as you soak in the resort’s tranquility and serenity. Private nooks on the resort’s grounds and lush gardens provide the perfect surroundings to relax and find inner peace. Practice your yoga poses looking out into the infinite deep blue sea merged with a pink shaded sky as the sun goes down, or perhaps end your day with a sunset cruise and a glass of champagne.
Indeed Kandaya is a rarity and a unique destination which ultimately seeks to please its’ guests to the maximum which is undeniably seen through the hospitality of the warm and welcoming staff. Anyone who has been here will agree that it is a totally unforgettable place and will leave with a heart full of wonderful memories.