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Balicasag Island Dive Resort

Resort
Balicasag Island, Balicasag Island, Panglao, Panglao Island, Philippines, 6340
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Nearby attractions
Alona Beach
(10.35 km)
Momo Beach
(12.21 km)
Hinagdanan Cave
(17.74 km)
Tagbilaran Airport
(24.89 km)
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2 Traveloka customers have stayed in this hotel and given reviews:

5.1
Bad experience especially reception.
10.0
The place was absolutely stunning. The water was so clear and the marine ecosystem was abundant and thriving. A perfect place for snorkling and diving! Extended our booking here. Thank you very much for the great experience
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MacyBautista
Amenities were good, activities were great and the reef was beautiful!
The rooms were great however they don't have facilities for drying clothes, you're not allowed to hang wet clothes outside and my clothes got kind of smelly because they stayed damp for long. Cold shower though. The room itself was cozy enough, all of them are beach front I think. They have a pool and these neat Bali style huts with foam padding down by the beachfront were you can hang out and enjoy the sea breeze. The staff were nice and helpful enough but the locals will try to entice you to book activities with them and they will jack up prices for things like food. My experience with them was very bad, I did not enjoy turtle watching and our guide kept dragging us around in the water for sights even though someone who apeared to be the baywatch/coast guard was signalling to come back to shore because waves were getting dangerously high. For scuba diving, we booked with the resort and I swear you will not regret it. Its such a wonderful experience even for beginners like me.
Couples - Dec 11, 2016
Zee Seulki P
Snorkel! the quietness! but expensive beer! :(
We stayed here for two night. mainly for snorkelling and enjoy some quietness. * Pros. - Snorkel spot is awesome and u can see so many kinds of small fishes and turtle too. - the resort is very quite, clean and beautiful. - staffs are very very friendly. we were bit worried about the room condition from the previous reviews in trip-advisor, yet it was OK nothing to complain. *Cons. - the resort has only one restaurant, it was bit expensive and the foods were...OK. don't be too brave to try the foods you do not know. Burgers were nice and pasta was ok. garlic something barbecue was ok too. -Wifi available in the reception area, but it was not working properly.. it was my friend who went there with me who paid for wifi 50Peso for entire staying. he has to be online 24/7 for his work but unfortunately, wifi was not working at all.
Family - Nov 15, 2016
Wendy C
Snorkel spot!
Awesome spot for snorkelers and divers! Notice to all, there is a small charge (environmental fee) to snorkel here. Bring cash. The turtle point has giant turtles and you can spot 4-5 at a time. Beware of micro jellyfish, wear rash guards or wet suits. I was stung head to toes. The fish sanctuary has a ton of fish, reef drops into the abyss, if you are not a good swimmer, wear life vest due to strong currents. Great spot to dive.
Couples - Nov 1, 2016
Werghie
Great snorkelling!
This was my second visit here - my first was washed out by the tail end of a typhoon, so I was keen to finally get to see the reef here. It wasn't disappointed either! A beautiful healthy reef pretty much surrounds the island, with beautiful corals and abundant fish and turtles. Don't expect to see anything big here though (such as sharks). My favourite spot was to left (whilst facing the sea) of the resort, just opposite the naval building. There are loads of day-trippers here in the morning, so you are probably best waiting until after lunch to snorkel as you will have the place to yourself. Also, don't worry about paying any park fees as you don't need to being a guest of the Dive Resort. Getting to and form the island involves chartering a boat. On the way out from Alona Beach, I booked one through a travel agent for 1200 and the resort sorted out my return boat for the same price. The actual resort is fine with basic bungalows with AC and small but functional bathrooms. It was great to just sit outside my bungalow in the evening and watch the sun go down whilst sipping a San Mig. I'm afraid the food was a bit of a mixed bag. I think the breakfasts were fine, but I didn't manage to find anything to write home about in the dinner menu. The island is very small, so its easy to have a wander around and say hello to the locals. So great snorkelling, an OK resort, very chilled out and not bad food.
Solo travel - Aug 28, 2016
jaymiedivine
Fantastic snorkeling and diving
I stayed here for three days wanting some peace, quiet, and easy access to marine life. I got exactly that. It is the only resort on the island and is perfect for people wanting to snorkel and dive. Seriously, no need to rent a boat if you are staying on island. Just get off your lounge chair and you'll be surrounded by fish and coral and sea turtles. I brought a bag of bread so was able to feed fish as well (I was surrounded at one point!). The resort has complete equipment so no need to bother packing gear. (Side note: book transfers with the resort. Totally worth it) The rooms are not luxurious by any means but more than adequate. Beds are comfy, there is airconditioning, and the main resto area has decent wifi. Bear in mind that this is an island 45mins away by boat from the mainland. You might not find all your creature comforts. Best is to bring things you can't live without (or ask your driver to stop by a supermarket so you can buy drinking water, chips, etc). Staff was very pleasant and accommodating. (Shout out to the guard who noticed I left my sarong on the beach one afternoon and put it away until I returned the next morning). Meals are available at the resort. Expect to spend P250 - 350 on average.
Solo travel - Aug 10, 2016
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Hotel policy

  • Food and Drinks
    • Bar
    • Poolside bar
    • Breakfast and dinner
    • Snacks
    • Breakfast and lunch
    • A la carte breakfast
    • A la carte lunch
    • A la carte dinner
  • Public Facilities
    • Room service
    • Restaurant
    • Breakfast restaurant
    • Lunch restaurant
    • Dinner restaurant
  • Things to Do
    • Massage
    • Outdoor pool
    • Children pool
    • Private beach
    • Children play area
  • General
    • Family room
    • Smoking area
    • AC
    • Non-smoking room
    • Swimming pool
  • Sports and Recreations
    • Billiard
    • Diving
    • Volleyball
    • Snorkeling
  • In-room Facilities
    • Desk
    • Shower
  • Shuttle Service
    • Airport transfer with surcharge
  • Hotel Services
    • Tours
  • Business Facilities
    • Conference room
  • Nearby Facilities
    • Shops

      Check-in and Check-out Time

      Check-in: 2:00 PM
      Check-out: 12:00 PM

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