we went to relax but ended up diving as well. would have given 5 stars but only a couple of small things not up to 5 stars.
the resort is 22 km from dumaguette and is at end of dirt road. very quiet and right on the beach . the resort faces apo island where the dive sites are, very pretty, good beach walking at low tide and little garbage on the beach. The pool is great for relaxing but not big enough for swimming laps but the ocean is right there for swimming. staff are great and helpful. Rooms are clean and air con works well. Several blackouts while we were there due to earthquake in leyte and power being diverted there but backup generator worked well. Resterant was very good and we had breakfast included which was quite good except the ham was pressed ham of lunchmeat type but then again for price everything else was very good. We were the only divers on the boat one day and bought fish from fishermen as we passed them gong to dive site and they cooked them for us at the resort , very yummy.
We took the jeepny to dumaguette several times and it stops right in front of Robinsons mall . You can just flag the next one down at the main road about 6-7 min walk to road from resort. .Cost one way for jeepny is 20 pesos . We took tricycle back to resort later at night several times and cost is 350 peso one way.
The dive operation was very good. We had a chance to meet the hotel owners and one is a divemaster and the other an instructor. The dive boat was very nice and well cared for. The crew were all excellent. The dive sites were the best I have been to in the Philippines. 80 degree temp, 80 feet deep and 60 feet visibility. no overcrowding at the dive sites. coral was beautiful. on one dive we saw 6 turtles and 3 sea snakes. another five we saw a large school of jack fish ( wow ). I will be back for the diving. Best place to stay for diving apo island as closest to island and dive boat is at resort.
this is very nice place for the price point especially if you plan to dive apo island. highly recommend.
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