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Begonia - Cool Mountain Air + Canyoneering + Beach

Entire guesthouse
4 guestsStudio2 beds1 bath
4 guests
2 beds
1 bath
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Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.


Welcome to 'Sun Xi Mountain Retreat' - our home in the mountains of South Cebu!
Built in 2006, with 7 "casitas" (guesthouses), 2200ft above sea level this is the place to disconnect from city life, relax and unwind in cool and fresh mountain air.


Air conditioning
Beach essentials
Cable TV
Unavailable: Smoke detector
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide detector
The host hasn't reported smoke or carbon monoxide detectors on the property.
Entire place
You’ll have the space to yourself and will only share it with those you’re traveling with.

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
2 queen beds



7 reviews
Philip User Profile
May 2019
We enjoyed staying at SunXi resort for our second time. The room we booked had been double-booked, so we were moved to a different room. The staff offered us free breakfast to make up for the change. In addition to their thoughtful service, we were pleased to have the luxury of…
Luna User Profile
February 2019
We had such a great time at Sun Xi's mountain home, it was just what we needed, perfect for some R & R away from the city. We spent a lot of time in the lounge, playing cards, relaxing and enjoying the view which is absolutely breathtaking. The temperature is cooler up in the…
Nigel User Profile
Response from Nigel:
Thank you for your wonderful and informative review of our mountain home, Luna! It was a pleasure to host you and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Please do come back!
February 2019
Nath User Profile
January 2019
The kitchen that you are told you can use is actually the restaurant kitchen. Power failures are frequent and the water seems to go out every 2nd day and even when the power is still on, as this was their excuse. There are many random people wandering through the resort as they…
Nigel User Profile
Response from Nigel:
Thanks for your review Nathan and we are sorry that you had a less than satisfactory stay with us! The price to pay to have such a beautiful and secluded location for our home is that our water system is all built by us through pumps and wells we have made etc - it's an…
January 2019
Mirjam User Profile
August 2018
The location and the bungalow were both beautiful. However, the wifi did not work, the food was overpriced and the staff not very responsive.
Sara User Profile
April 2018
Tash was very helpful helping us to organise transport from Cebu airport and knowing the main things to visit around Alegria/facilitating a driver to get us around. Despite the languages barriers, Dario took us around a few waterfalls and drove us from/to the airport, stopping…
Anfisa User Profile
February 2018
Great view and a good resort, but I wouldn't go back because of the hassle get to the place and not very honest hosts. I know only now that they could've picked us up, but a t a time had no idea I have to ask for it, neither been told it is better to ask for. Hence, when exited…
Nigel User Profile
Response from Nigel:
Hi Anfisa, Sorry to read that you did not enjoy your stay with us at Sun Xi Mountain Retreat. I would however like to point out, as reviews are very important to us, a few incorrect facts in your bad review that you left us. I did in fact contact you before your arrival,…
February 2018
Maya User Profile
January 2018
We spent 4 days at the Sun Xi Mountain Resort and wish we had more days here. Several things about this place make it a great pick if you're looking for a quiet, green accommodation in the midst of nature: 1. Nigel and Lani were prompt with communication and always ready to…
Nigel User Profile
Response from Nigel:
Thank-you Maya & Satej for being such gracious guests and appreciating the experience and adventure that we offer at Sun Xi. We truly value your support and sincerely hope that you will visit us again one day.
January 2018

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Hong KongJoined in June 2012
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Sun Xi is a socio/eco-tourism project that started in 2006 with "Sun Xi Mountain Retreat" up in the cool mountain village of Lepanto, Alegria, Cebu - and is ongoing. The concept is to nurture and develop the existing beautiful and rich natural resources of the local people,…
Interaction with guests
We leave our guests to enjoy their own personal space and make themselves at home here, but are around or easily contactable if needed. We have a small group of staff during day / evening hours as well for cooking and cleaning.
Languages: English, Français, Deutsch, Bahasa Melayu, Tagalog
Response rate: 82%
Response time: within a day
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About this place
When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying at someone’s place.
This is Nigel’s place.
Tash helps host.

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House rules

Check-in time is 2PM - 10PM and check out by 11AM
Self check-in with building staff