Out on the wide white sandy beach and under a clear starry sky, we lounged about on native handwoven mats, roasted marshmallows on a large open-air fire, and had our fill of drinks as the music played on.

It was the exclusive preview of Bonfire Fridays, ongoing weekly up to December and set up at the Be Resorts shoreline.

Be Resorts Bonfire Fridays happens weekly until December.
Bonfire Fridays happens weekly until December.

Be’s Bonfire Fridays involves bonfire stations and all-you-can-drink on beers and selected drinks from 8 to 10 p.m. for only P880 per person, said Be Resorts marketing communications assistant Therese Carmita Maligon.

Bonfire Fridays

She added that a VIP table service, which is good for a group of five, includes two premium Vodkas, six chasers, s’mores, crackers, local finger food and costs only P7,500. They also get to have their own exclusive bonfire set-up.

All-you-can-drink on beer and selected drinks from 8 to 10 p.m. at Be Resort's Bonfire Fridays.
All-you-can-drink on beer and selected drinks from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Be Resorts Bonfire Fridays event.

According to Maligon, there are limited VIP slots so guests must call and book ahead of time.

There are two big bonfires and several table set-ups for the general admission, which include a two-hour open bar on beer and drinks like vodka sprite, rhum coke, and gin tonic.

The bonfires set up on the Salt Bar beachfront of Be Resorts are lighted at 6:30 p.m. and continues until late at night.

The VIP table service at Be Resort's Bonfire Fridays comes with complimentary "pungko-pungko" food.
The VIP table service comes with complimentary “pungko-pungko” food.

Room deals

For guests who don’t want to make the long drive home, Be Resorts ties up its Bonfire Fridays with a quad-sharing room deal good for P1,880 per person. The overnight stay is for Friday and Saturday and includes general admission to Be’s Bonfire Fridays event.

A standalone room deal is quad-sharing for only P6,500, and it comes with free breakfast for two and free Boodle on the Beach.

Maligon said they came up with Bonfire Fridays because they want to make use of their beachfront space and at the same time provide an activity to visitors that’s different from the usual resort offerings.

Since it happens out in the open, the Bonfire Fridays is dependent on good weather so call ahead to book at +63 32 236.8888 or check the official Be Resorts Facebook page for updates.

Marlen is the editor of MyCebu.ph and co-founder of Cebu-based journalism startup InnoPub Media.

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