The owner Michael was wonderful and answered my many questions before arriving. We went as a group of 18 and each and every one of us LOVED our time there and ALL of us have said we would go back! It is like being on your own secluded island, it is so lush and green and the water is perfection! All of the staff are very helpful too. Michael helped us arrange the bus and boat transfer from Manila. I could not fault anything and hope to be back again soon!
I wasn’t very excited going to this trip as Puerto Galera is popular for the night parties and not very clean beaches. When we were approaching the resort I couldn’t believe my eyes as the resort had its own private beach cusped in the beautiful mangroves I didn’t know existed in this island. The two gazebos provided us a place to hang while you take in the gorgeous setting, the view is really to die for and I couldn’t believe it was so near Manila.
Best go there prepared with snorkeling equipment, some floaters and maybe fins. Place is well maintained but the staff isn’t always easy to find. We brought our own food and drinks, had our own staff go to the market to buy our food to be cooked. Place had a grill so we could eat bbq almost every night. The place is by the sea on an island so expect a lot of stairs/steps! If you’re going with a senior who can’t climb too high, make sure to book the lower villas.
The staff gives great advise on transportation and who to call for a massage. Make sure to book a massage, it’s P500 and soooooo worth it!
Book a boat to the snorkeling place or go diving! This place will leave you in awe! The picturesque view is really something out of a postcard.
Oh and make sure to go to Fisherman’s cove try their fresh pasta and really good pizza! Although take note that pizza is only available on Saturdays.
Best location Villas are big Helpers are very good Owners are very well organized
A lots of step to go up Need a microwave and electric kettle in the kitchen
In general rating 9/10 We had a very good times here
This is really a class act. The view is to die for. The house itself is 5 star. Mike and the girls were amazing the entire week we were there. They helped us arrange to go snorkeling, the boat ride back to the mainland and more importantly kept the esky full the entire week. We will be coming back soon. Cannot speak highly enough about this place.
Beautiful house, very spacious. Rooms and common areas are huge, very functional and the view is simply amazing. We were with a group of friends and young kids and that was the perfect gateway. Snorkeling, standing paddle or just chilling out at the beach were our main activities.
Also, nice staff and Mike has been extremely helpful and efficient to help us book a van from Manila and a private boat the reach the house.
We'll be back ;-)
The Villa was beautiful! it has everything we wanted & more. What drove us to it was the complete privacy it offered. The kids enjoyed the beach, the mangroves, paddling & kayaking around the serene waters of the cove. Snorkeling nearby was superb..one of the best I've seen! The caretaker-Mavic is very capable...running around, doing her best to take care of our every need. She is a one-stop-shop for everything you need to know in PG :)
Some suggestions though: the villa could use brighter lights in the dining area as we found the lighting too dim at night. we ended up having our meals at the kitchen bar. :) Overall, we were very happy with our stay! Would love to go back again in the future!