Some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole of Negros Island Province can be found within a 30 minute drive of Melrose Beach Resort. From our coastline to our secluded caves, from our marine life to our mountains and lush green valleys, the sights to behold here are truly memorable.
Of course local people, who already know this, want to preserve what we have for future sustainability and, through tourism, encourage our visitors to appreciate and admire the landscape too.
Exploring the sea and beautiful marine life here has never been so easy either. Many local resorts offer diving enthusiasts all the facilities they need and at Melrose Beach Resort, we provide our own boat tours to secluded destinations for sightseeing and snorkeling.
The fast developing economies in Hinoba-an Town (5km) and Sipalay City (20km) cater for all local and tourist needs now and are thriving from the boost that our attractions can bring. The area is also safe, with our local government office being very proactive to ensure it stays that way.
Travel by road has improved a lot over the past decade, thanks to major investment on the main highway north to Bacolod City and east to Dumaguete City, lowering journey times to 4 hours and 3 hours respectively.
Indeed, Hinoba-an is where Occidental and Oriental meet and a showcase for all the best that Negros Island has to offer, so come on down and see for yourself.
Points of Interest
- Obong Caves (Dry and Natural Pool)
- Alanaban Falls
- Eden Island (Pitogo Island)
- Salvacion Port
- Bantay Dagat Watch Tower
- Bolila Island
- Pook Beach
- Asia Beach
- Century Tree Beach
- Founder's Monument
Obong Caves are made of two unique coastal inlets with distinct features, wet and dry. The Dry and Natural Pool Cave are both facing the deep blue water of Sulu Sea. Obong Cave was once a refuge of Capt. Jesus Villamo against the Japanese invaders, who was aboard the US submarine “Gudgeon” during the World War II. It served as access point for him to land and relocate in Hinoba-an. Now, Obong Caves are still being enjoyed by local and foreign tourists, who want to explore underwater by snorkeling or scuba diving.
Founder's Monument, You can't miss this landmark, located in the center of the Municipal Park, signifying the honor and thanksgiving of 'Hinoban-ons' to their forefathers who had built and founded this municipality.
Bantay Dagat Watch Tower
Bantay Dagat Watch Tower, which at first glance looks like a 'Mc-Donalds' or a 'Jollibee' fast food restaurant, lies on the shore of the Poblacion Proper. It was actually dedicated to conserve and protect our sea from dangerous and illegal activities. Bantay Dagat means 'guarding the sea'.
Stepping onto the view deck of the watch tower, you will see the spectacular sunset and panoramic view of the long, sandy beaches of the Poblacion Proper, out toward the very deep Sulu Sea.