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The Blue Orchid Resort

White Beach Saavedra, Moalboal 6032 Philippines
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#1 of 21 hotels in Moalboal
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Our beautiful, private, seaside resort accommodation is tucked away in a secluded corner of Mac Payong, just 30 meters from the 2km White Beach. Just a short drive away from Moalboal and Panagsama, it offers a quiet, idyllic setting for your holiday. The location couldn't get any better for diving as one of the best reefs in the area is directly in front of your ocean view room. The reef is perfect for beginner divers, and also for snorkelers. However the step walls make an exhilarating dive for seasoned advanced divers. The resort's architecture is a blend of Mediterranean and native styles incorporating local stone and thatched roof with white arches and Spanish tiles. Each room has either a large arched doorway or huge glass sliding doors to provide guests with amazing ocean views. Fall asleep after a hard day's dive to the sound of gentle waves and the wind gently blowing through the yucca trees. Office hours: 8am to 8pm Email to arrange airport pickup with a minimum of 24 hour notice. Check -ins are to be arranged in advance if past or before normal office hours.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Poolside bar
Water sport equipment rentals
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Bath / shower
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino, Finnish, Swedish
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Ella B wrote a review Apr. 2021
1 contribution
We actually stayed in the Annex and the view there was wonderful and the staff were like family. It was quite and peaceful and had many great spots for taking pictures. I would totally comeback with my friends someday.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: The last room on the second floor!
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Megamouth_Monkfish wrote a review Nov. 2020
London7 contributions28 helpful votes
This place came highly recommended by a friend, now I know why… The grounds are far enough from the noise of Moalboal town, but still within a short enough distance to travel into everyday, just as I did on scooter. The room was clean, the bed was very comfortable and the air-con was strong enough to fill the large room we stayed in. Snorkelling the house reef also far exceeded my expectations, the coral is a mix of hard & soft and on our very first snorkel, just opposite the resort by the drop off, we saw a group of four eagle rays, numerous turtles, juvenile catfish, a banded sea snake and many groups of colourful ateliers. The vis was good most mornings and during low tide the drop off is relatively easy to reach via a slabbed path. The dive shop is well equipped and the DM, Norman, is super nice and an excellent macro spotter. Even though I visited this place during Covid and was the only diver, they were still flexible with locations and I could dive whenever I wanted. The restaurant was pre-order only during my stay because of the limited people staying due to Covid, however this was not a negative as they have an arrangement with the restaurant next to them, of which serves excellent food. I can recommend the pizza and calamari, It was some of the best I’ve had. The prices are also reasonable given the quality, service and surroundings. Above all, the owner and staff really made this a special stay, all were friendly, helpful and accommodating. They even brought us dinner to our room on several occasions. I will be definitely coming back again soon.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Robert W wrote a review Nov. 2020
Cebu Island, Philippines74 contributions74 helpful votes
They have great accomodations and service. Very flexible and friendly. The prepared great meals for us even though Covid restricted their stick. You will not regret this choice for sure! Highly reccomended!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Soumya Singh wrote a review Oct. 2020
Melbourne, Australia72 contributions3 helpful votes
It's a beautiful resort far from all the crowds of Cebu. The rooms are nice and spacious. The availability of snorkeling gear was a major plus point. The beach was barely a few steps from our room and perfect for snorkeling. Since we were new to snorkeling, some of the hotel staff gave us basic training and we turned pro in a couple of hours :) Thanks to whoever came up with the citrusy welcome drink, it was such a requirement after being stuck in traffic and reaching the hotel after 6 hours drive from the airport. We requested another glass and was graciously obliged. The resort is slightly far from the market and crowd, you'll need a tuk-tuk or your own vehicle every time you want to go out.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Jason H wrote a review Oct. 2020
Cebu City, Philippines1 contribution
We arrived fresh out of the city with 2 families, and a small entourage after being locked inside for 6 months due to Covid. The staff and owner welcomed us and were extremely accommodating, even making some last-minute adjustments to our booking to make sure we were as comfortable as possible. The resort has a beautiful swimming pool, and is surrounded in trees, giving it a very natural appeal. There is a small beach with a wonderful sea view. You can walk 5 or 10 mins to White beach via the beach. Although the kitchen was closed, we were able to cook for ourselves which suited us perfectly. This resort is ideal for a family or couples. The Internet was a little spotty, but so is most of the Moalboal area. It's a little far from the main town center, but that was fine with us. Will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: The pool view family room was perfect for a family of 4.
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US$77 - US$182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Blue Orchid Resort
Which popular attractions are close to The Blue Orchid Resort?
Nearby attractions include Archery-Asia (4.3 km), Panagsama Beach (4.9 km), and Basdaku Beach (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Blue Orchid 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 The Blue Orchid Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Blue Orchid Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Blue Orchid Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Smooth Cafe Moalboal, Kugita Seafood & Charcoal Grill, and The Three Bears.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Blue Orchid Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Blue Orchid Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Blue Orchid Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Blue Orchid Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Swedish, Filipino, and Finnish.
Does The Blue Orchid Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.