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Artistic Diving & Beach Resort

Punta Ballo White Beach, Sipalay, Negros Occidental 6113 Philippines
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#3 of 6 hotels in Sipalay
Artistic Diving Beach Resort and Padi Dive Center welcomes you to our beautiful beach and diving resort here in Punta Ballo, Sipalay Philippines. Since 1998, we have been keeping our resort in motion with our staff. We are pleased to welcome you and make your holidays as pleasant as possible. ARTISTIC DIVING TEAM humbly greets you.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Street parking
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Water sport equipment rentals
Airport transportation
Taxi service
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Clothes rack
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ocean View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino, German
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Rick_HSeattle wrote a review Jul. 2020
Seattle99 contributions208 helpful votes
Artistic dive is my single favorite place in the Philippines. Sipalay is a beautiful place with long white sand beaches, bountiful reefs for snorkeling and diving, some of the most reliably sunny weather in the country, friendly locals and the best part is, all of this is still relatively undiscovered! Sipalay can also be defined by what it is NOT there; mosquitos, other tourists, vendors on the beach, crowds, jet skis, overpriced food and lodging and everything else you see in more famous destinations. There are three dive resorts in the area. Of these, Artistic dive has the best location, most reasonable prices, friendliest staff and is the best value for the money. The Swiss owner Arthur Muller and his Filapina wife Evalyn spent 20 years designing and building the resort and the surrounding community including all the road and utility infrastructure and maintaining it in perfect working order so guests are always comfortable and well taken care of. The pool is gorgeous and a welcome swim every day to cool off and enjoy the scenery. The staff is very friendly and helpful and learns the names and needs of all guests so most of your needs are taken care of without even asking. The kitchen is fabulous and serves great food including the best pizza in the Philippines. I also recommend their Thai style curry and grilled jumbo prawns in garlic butter, yum! I always enjoy staying there on my visits to the Philippines. It is so beautiful, peaceful and fun to explore all the snorkel sites easily reached from the long beach. Sunsets are perfect all winter long and all the rooms have nice views. Sipalay also has a wonderful daily fruit market with some of the sweetest, juiciest fruit found anywhere in the Philippines. Tricycle will take you there in a 20 minute ride into town from the resort. I hardily recommend that if you are in Negros at some of the popular areas like Dumaguete, that you take the little side trip and spend a few days in Sipalay at Artistic dive. It’s a couple hours to the west and a world away!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Rooms along the beach are most convenient although the upper rooms have more beautiful expansive...
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CeciliaLewis wrote a review Oct. 2019
Manila, Philippines2 contributions
Great visibility when you dive/snorkel. Boat is parked right in front of the beach. Tessa (massuese) provided such a relaxing, sleep-inducing massage after a long day of swimming. Simple, clean rooms. Will be back! Also food was nice.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
EllaC wrote a review Jun. 2019
Malapascua Island, Philippines11 contributions1 helpful vote
Been here twice already and it's always worth it. Great food, clean amenities and always smiling staff. The pool is clean. The beach is right in front and you can enjoy Island hopping or diving. Hope to see you guys again soon.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
salemnobody wrote a review Mar. 2019
Thailand1221 contributions174 helpful votes
Artistic Diving White Beach Resort Punta Ballo, 6113 Sipalay City Negros Occ. Philippines I came from Sipalay City (Sealey’s Inn), it costs me 200 PHP for a tiny tricycle to go to Artistic Diving. The time was about 20”. Artistic Diving CHARGES for everything extra; wi-fi in MY room, I brought my own regulator with computer & prescription mask BUT they still charged my for complete rental unit as IF I had nothing, ALL meals (I thought I had free breakfast?) The room is fairly nice with a mini-fridge, closet & shelf space 2 beds (single/twin & queen), a small table & NO wi-fi in my room (It costs extra for wi-fi. I thought wi-fi was FREE. WiFi IS air, right?). The TV has “around” 56 channels of which X are in English; HBO, CNN, Al Jazeera, NBA Premium, Warner TV, AXN, History, Asia News Network, The bathroom has 2 towels both big & small, liquid & bar soap, tissue & shampoo. The TV had no USB plug-in, per my emails, but they brought me another TV with a USB plug-in. NICE! The wi-fi is; non-existence in my room. The wi-fi in the restaurant & lobby area is pretty poor (I tried to sign into Yahoo & got my user name BUT NO page for password sign-in. I tried it, like, 15 times IN 2 days), (It takes > 20” to download a Jeopardy episode. The Jeopardy episodes are 19”. You need to try one tab ONLY. That seems to work BUT it takes forever to download a podcast! To download a podcast it takes FOREVER & usually less than 80 kilobytes a second, BUT far less AS USUAL. I had 1-2 kilobytes a second! TEN minutes ago a 30 minute video, to download, was 33 minutes left...NOW, it’s 35 minutes left! OUCH! It TOOK an hour to download a 30” video! OUCH AGAIN! I HAVE a suggestion…………...Upgrade your internet!
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Depends on your price range; from backpackers to luxury, man!
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RV-Dillon62 wrote a review Mar. 2019
Billingshurst, United Kingdom43 contributions13 helpful votes
My sister and I booked a room in the backpacker's accommodation whilst the rest of our group stayed next door as the hotel is full. Although we have to use a shared bathroom and toilet, we were very impressed with it's standard of cleanliness. The couple who owned and run the place were wonderful. And credit goes to all the staff too for being so lovely and accommodating. Good wifi connection only at the reception and restaurant area which is good enough for me. Watching the sunset from this place is to die for. On our last night/dinner at the restaurant, it was very kind for the owner to give us a complimentary drink-much appreciated. Thank you for making our stay a memorable one.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
US$27 - US$53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Artistic Diving & Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Artistic Diving & Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Punta Ballo Beach (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Artistic Diving & Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Artistic Diving & Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Artistic Diving & Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Artistic Diving & Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Artistic Diving & Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Artistic Diving & Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Artistic Diving & Beach Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Artistic Diving & Beach Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Artistic Diving & Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Filipino.
Does Artistic Diving & Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.