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Nalusuan Island Resort and Marine Sanctuary

Olango Reef, Cordova Mactan, Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines

Excellent 8.2
Based on 123 reviews

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Excellent



based on 123 reviews
  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 7.7
  • Facilities 7.7
  • Location 8.8
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.8
  • Service 8.7
  • Value for Money 8.5
  • Food/Dining 7.5

Laine C.
Canada
February 25, 2016
Excellent experience but release the turtle
Location, friendly staff, excellent snorkelling
The staff are so helpful and we had a Nic staff but there is no need to keep the turtle in the man made lagoon if you call yourself a sanctuary. Staff advised the turtle had been there for five years :(

ARNOLD B.
Philippines
January 01, 2016
Great Place!
If you are looking for an isolated place to relax and be with nature, this is the place to be in Cebu. Snorkling, diving, and the beach is just a stone throw away from your room
Great! Electricity is only on in the evening but you won't miss or mind it. Snorkling, diving, and the beach is just a couple of steps from the rooms. Staff are friendly and great! One thing missing is a more varied selection of food. We stayed for 4 days and by the second day, food was getting monotonous. For an island, I was expecting more seafood selection... Next time we go to this place, I will be bringing more food with us :)

Jack D.
Canada
December 30, 2015
amazing place. great snorkeling ez and steps away.
lots of starfish and all kinds of beautiful snorkeling scenery. great views. tiny island great for relaxation
We had an amazing time stayed one night getaway from cebu. Def worth it. Two nights is def the way to go. Morning has very low tide the sand bar is massive feels like desert in middle of ocean. Great to wake up during sunrise over looking ocean. And sleeping hearing the waves . We didnt need a/c n electricity at all. Great place for some quite getaway and beautiful snorkeling steps away. My girlfriend doesnt swim and she had a blast snorkeling its not too deep and not too far. Def a must go to location when visiting Cebu. Thank u to all staff for makin it a great n clean place. Lil paradise...

Raymond S.
United Kingdom
December 24, 2015
Could be really special...
Setting, uniqueness, seclusion
The island experience is relaxed, however the hotel is a bit rough around the edges and in need of maintenance. We were surprised that there was no hot water, however you get used to a cold shower. The seating in the island had no comfortable seat such as a cabana. The accommodation over the water is the best bit, we left the balcony doors open all night. The snorkelling was very enjoyable, although the area cordoned off is very small when the day trippers arrive. One note of caution, on the journey back they put us on the supply vessel, which really was not big enough for the big waves nor were the staff prepared, as a result we and all out baggage were wet with salt water. The staff showed no concern and I had to cover our bags with the one available water proof jacket. They were also very lax on safety and at no point were we encouraged to wear life jackets, of which there were not enough aboard for everyone.

Hoi S.
United States
November 30, 2015
alright
quiet

shun N.
Hong Kong
November 01, 2015
Nalusuan Island Resort and Marine Sanctuary
Dinner Lunch Diving
Good

Joy L.
United Kingdom
October 12, 2015
Premium prices for average service
Location is unbelieveable! Food is tasty however if you are staying longer than two meals worth you will get bored of only have a one side a4 page menu to select from & expensive. We loved the view
We stayed for 3 nights, which in hindsight was too long. There is no wifi and electric gets switched off in your room at 8am and doesn't go back on until 6pm, soon as it goes off the aircon switches off and it becomes so hot you cannot stay in your room really so have to venture out. For £50 a night in the Philippines it is a premium price and it is not offering guests facilities which a standard £50 hotel would. That said the location is just amazing- you are on the reef! It is a little shallow to snorkel and the snorkels we hired from the island were rubbish and let in water, my advice would be to hire a kayak at 500pesos you an see just as much and take pics! I would stay again - but 1 full day on the island is plenty.

Helmut E.
Germany
October 03, 2015
Island hopping
Food, island hopping, diving
Island hopping hotel . Food great, staff xcellent, but no power whe tide s law. Drinks overpriced

Dror K.
Israel
September 27, 2015
Amazing location
Location, many fish, quiet

Pohsiang F.
Australia
September 19, 2015
Not worthy for 100aud per night staying
Very quite, relax, nice view
I wouldnt recommend people to stay there. Even though i only paid 100AUD for 1 night stay, but they find their own way to get more money from you. First of all, u need to catch their own pump boat to get there(i emailed them few weeks earlier to check the price of return boat trip, they said it's 2000 philippine pesos, but when i have to pay our bill at check out, they charge 2500 instead. I questioned it, they said they use faster boat for us which is not true. I know exactly that boat we took is the normal ordinary one as i had done so many research before i go to that island) Second, there is no where u can catch a taxi from their own wharf to city or airport, they said they can organise for us(well, this is our only option) , the taxi costs 950pesos. The wifi is very bad there, even no signal inside the room, but this point i dont complain, as i know we go there to relax, so doesnt matter without internet. Well, basically we paid the room for 100AUD, but boat return trip and both way taxi fee costs us like 150AUD. So if u think it's worthy to spend 250AUD to stay at this 2 star resort, then u should pay for a visit. But i have to say this is not their employees fault, i know all of them are just earning small income by working for this resort owner. I tipped everyone there who serve us, both taxi drivers, boat drivers...but as a resort owner, they shouldnt charge so expensive for boat trip and taxi