October 2020

Welcome Back!

The pandemic has affected the world in ways no one has ever imagined and it looks like it’s here to stay for a while. But as we all yearn for the “good ol’ normal days”, we’re hit with the realization that we’re better off accepting the “new normal”. Once you’ve accepted the new ways of things, it’s a lot easier to move forward.

And moving forward is exactly what’s happening as we reopen our doors to you, dear guests, on October 31, 2020. The local government has given Matabungkay Beach Hotel the go signal to resume operations under strict protocols.

Fortunately, our staff has used the last several months preparing themselves and the hotel to operate under the new normal procedures. This means, changing the way we do things for the foreseeable future so that we can bring you much needed rest and relaxation amidst all this shared anxiety. We want to assure you, dear guest, that your safety and enjoyment is our utmost concern.

We want to share with you our COVID-19 safety and health protocols so you can have peace of mind when you come and visit Matabungkay. Because as Bob Marley sang, “Don’t worry about a thing because every little thing is gonna be alright.”

Important Reminder

The local government requires that all guests must have a health certificate, which will be shown at checkpoints and at the Front Desk. Please get your certificates from your local barangay or physician.

What to Expect

Your safety and peace of mind is our utmost concern so we’ve made sure to implement stringent COVID19 protocols.

Checking In

From the gate to the Front Desk and right up to when our concierge brings you to your room, we make sure everything is sanitized and a safe distance is alway maintained. As a standard operating procedure, we also take everyone's temperature and filling out contact forms is a must.


All our dining areas are spacious and have good air circulation. You may choose to dine outdoors or indoors. Our kitchen and wait staff prepare and serve your food wearing the appropriate safety gear. Staff are required to wash their hands every 30 minutes. This way, you can dine, worry free.

Housekeeping and Sanitation

Our housekeeping and sanitation team wear PPEs when cleaning all rooms and dining areas, which is done several times throughout the day. Hand sanitizing stations are located strategically around the resort for your convenience and peace of mind.

Outdoor Activities

Since we’ve all been cooped up indoors for months now, enjoying the outdoors will be good for the mind and body. Not to mention, reports have shown that outdoor activities pose lower risk for the spread of COVID-19. Matabungkay Beach Hotel is an ideal place to relax during this time because of the wide open spaces where you can enjoy fresh, clean air and space. Choose your activities from water sports to lounging in the pool to taking selfies on our boardwalk.