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Reviewed June 28, 2009

The staff and the level of service are what make this hotel such a pleasure. The rooms are kept clean, but very basic with no frills - no TV or phone in the room - very rustic feel to the place. Amenities are few at the resort - there is a lounge area with white dry-erase type board used for scuba classes, small TV, and WiFi (you may pick it up in your room depending on the proximity). There are also some kayaks (the assistant manager Alphi escorted my daughter kayaking and snorkling one afternoon), and I believe some board games and VHS movies. The location is remote so the electricity is not too reliable - the generator kicks on shortly after power is lost, but in the rainy season power seemed to fail almost daily when the heavy rain and strong winds picked up.

The dining and diving is where the staff really shines. The buffet is good with a variety of selections even for a picky eater like myself. Our stay was basically in the beginning of the off season so occupancy was very light on weekdays - weekends has locals from Manila. Weekdays, instead of setting up the buffet, I was just brought plates of food - enough for 3 people it seemed - instead of setting up the buffet. The chef will adjust the menu to your liking and the food was fresh and well prepared. This may be the first place I've gained weight in the Philippines.

The diving is a real treat - your gear is set up once with the staff so they know how you like it, after that is rinsed after the dives, and then set up and loaded for the next dive trip. I'm a new diver (55 dives total) and would call the dives we did beginner to intermediate. Dives with our Divemaster (Abet) were typically with a slight current, max depth about 60-70' (we did 93' once), natural navigation, with at least 60' of visibility. The dive master will check out your comfort level, the weather and sea conditions, and recommend the dive sites accordingly. I'm sure if you had some specifics on what you want to see, they would be more than willing to try to accommodate. Bring a camera. My daughter's dive computer flooded on her first day of diving - the staff took care of locating a replacement battery and replacing her battery & o-ring. She did not dive the next day so the divemaster asked & used her computer to make sure it was OK before returning it to her gear.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed May 22, 2008

Located quite nearer. Beachfront is full of motorized boats used by scuba divers as a take-off point so there is no beachfront area for swimming and snorkelling. Beds squeek... great buffet food and service anyway.

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed February 22, 2008

Nice hotel with good food. They use local contractors for all diving. Diving is the only thing to do here. The hotel is not close to town, so all meals will be at the hotel. The meals are all buffet and expensive. When we went to check out, the price doubled on the room. We refused to pay the double rate and eventually just left.

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed July 31, 2016
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  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed April 13, 2016
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Room Tip: la chambre 2A, mais vous aurez 62 marches a escalader
  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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