The word “koi” comes from the Japanese word meaning “carp.” Also known as nishikigoi, literally meaning “brocaded carp”, these are ornamental domesticated varieties of the common carp. Koi also means “love or affection”, therefore making them symbols of love and friendship in Japan.

Here at Cebu White Sands, we pride ourselves as the first and so far only resort in Cebu with several ponds specially designed and built to inhabit these magnificent creatures. These ponds have been given extra special attention as to proper filtration, aeration, pond depth and even sunlight exposure. Our koi are hand-fed by our trained personnel and are given only the best koi food available to ensure proper growth and excellent quality made evident by the maintenance of their trademark bright colors.