Balicasag Island Dive Resort
Balicasag Island Dive Resort
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8.4
Excellent

"The only and nice resort in the such beautiful island."

Ayu

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August 16, 2017

Duplex Cottage - Villa/Bungalow Balicasag Island Dive Resort
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What guests are saying:
Wonderful, quiet evenings, nice rooms, good facilities, great people.
Al from Canada
Couple
Quite and relaxing place with a very good ambianc. The best resort to stay if you will be diving in Bohol... Because the most beautiful dive spots are on their beach.
Dexter from Philippines
Family with young children
i liked alot
younghoon from South Korea
Couple
Although there are more higher-end accommodations in Bohol, we keep on going back to Balicasag due to its superb location. Great diving and snorkeling. Quiet and clean beach. Very affordable price points compared to other resorts
Zamora from Philippines
Family with young children
snorkelling, turtles, sand, beaches, food in hotel restaurant, pool, stars in night sky, staff - were excellent.
Maksim from Russia
Family with young children
It was a very nice stay on this island!!! Nice people, nice rooms, nice reef, we were very happy!!!
Thomas from Philippines
Couple
Very chilled. Hotel was basic but fun. Snorkelling was amazing. Giant clams. Swimming with turtle. When you arrive pay a guide to show you the best stops. Food at the hotel was good for meat/ fish eaters. Not much fur veggies but the hotel staff are great,
Paul from United Kingdom
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Balicasag Island Dive Resort

Exceptional location
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7.7
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10
Very good value for money
7.9
Recommended by 80% of guests
Value for money7.9
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportTagbilaran Airport (TAG)
Distance to airport24.2 km
  • Private beach

  • Air conditioning

  • Balcony/terrace

  • Bar

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Duplex Cottage
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  • Room size: 19.64 m²/211 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 2 single beds
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What people love about the property

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "Quite and relaxing place with a very good ambianc."

    Dexter

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    April 6, 2016

  • 8.0
    Very good

    "It is very quiet and relaxing."

    Pan

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    July 14, 2016

  • 7.2
    Very good

    "Nice location, nice beach."

    Olivia

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    June 2, 2017

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8.0
Very good

"Very nice 4 nights stay."

DELPHINE

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January 2, 2016

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Airports

Tagbilaran Airport (TAG)
24.2 km
Sibulan Airport (DGT)
46.5 km
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What they offer

8.4
Excellent

"Nice place very relaxing"

Graeme

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April 5, 2018

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Agoda Reviews (619)
7.7
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10
Cleanliness7.1
Facilities6.5
Location9.1
Room comfort and quality7.4
Service7.6
Value for money7.9
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8.0
Excellent
Pan from China
Solo traveler
Duplex Cottage
Stayed 1 night in July 2016
Value for money and good place for divers”
I love this hotel more than those located in Alona beach, even though the facilities in the hotels in Alona are better. The view is good because the resort is benefited from the whole beach, no other hotels. It is very quiet and relaxing. You can dive any time, take a boat go away from the beach for 15-20m, you can snorkeling or scuba diving easily. The food is delicious in the restaurant and the staffs there are helpful. Please do not complain the limited supply of drinking water because it is a small island! Remember to take some mosquito repelling spray when you stay there, it will make your trip happier.
Reviewed July 14, 2016
8.3
Excellent
Geoff from Canada
Couple
Duplex Cottage
Stayed 1 night in October 2014
Island trip”
location, location, location
It was about a 1.5hour boat ride to the island which was pleasant. Did see sea turtles and fish along the way but no dolphins which we were promised. The island itself is beautiful but if you were like me and needed internet and phone signal to carry out some work there is none unfortunately. Relaxing none the less
Reviewed October 21, 2014
8.7
Excellent
Lamei from China
Group
Duplex Cottage
Stayed 1 night in December 2011
lovely hotel on a beautiful island”
quiet, beautiful beach, diving shops, cheap price
Everything you need for a relaxing stay on a beautiful small island. Great location for diving and water sports, or just lying on the beach. Very friendly people. Power and water is limited during day time, but not a problem at all as we spent all day on the beach or in the ocean.
Reviewed January 05, 2012
8.0
Excellent
Tracy from Australia
Solo traveler
Duplex Cottage
Stayed 5 nights in March 2018
Very basic”
You are going to the island to chill and snorkel. The Resort is at a 3 star level. Really basic. Cold water showers and not much variety in the restaurant menu. The pools are empty and there are only three sun loungers. But the view is amazing and you are swimming in the ocean which is just 30 metres from your villa. No WiFI but this is a good thing to escape every day life.
Reviewed April 04, 2018
4.4
Zsolt from Hungary
Couple
Duplex Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in March 2018
Island 3/5, resort 1/5”
This resort is a joke, and a bad one. When we first arrived to the island it was surprising that there are many many eateries on the beach. Turned out they cater for the day trippers. Unfortunately it also means the island has a high number of inhabitants who make the island dirty, and there is limited waste management. I was hoping that island is a lot more deserted and pristine, so much for that. The resort itself is so undermaintained that this word is not even enough to express it properly. Imagine a resort that was built 20 years ago, and since then they only cared for the garden. And the pool has been out of services for quite a while. The sad thing is that with some work this place could be so much better. It has amazing potential. I hope one day it will have a competent management. The restaurant is another peculiar thing here. During the 2 nights stay they probably had half of the meals on the menu available.
Reviewed March 13, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Cindy from China
Family with young children
Duplex Cottage
Stayed 1 night in February 2018
Beautiful getaway from Alona Beach”
It was our third stay on the island and as before the beauty of the underwater life didn’t disappoint . The coral in front of the resort is amazing and there is lots of sealife around. On every visit we’ve encountered several turtles. The price of the rooms are good value but unfortunately this time the pool was out of order. The hard working staff takes very good care of the resort but the bungalows could use a refurbishment . Still a lovely place to spend a day or two. As soon as the tour boats have left after lunch, peace and quiet sets in and you have the whole island to explore!
Reviewed February 17, 2018
6.4
Good
Edmund from United States
Family with teens
Duplex Cottage
Stayed 1 night in July 2018
Only resort on the island very beautiful and peaceful but resort needs work!”
We were there during festiva so the whole island is alive! Resort is quite and peaceful but in need of some work. Pools no long useable. One room we rented did not have a working aircon unit when we arrived but hotel staff replaced it after being notified. Room was comfortable with foam mattress. Large shower. Would like to see tourism agency have a plan to restore the resort and make repairs. Too nice of an island not have a first class resort
Reviewed July 26, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Jihyeon from South Korea
Solo traveler
Duplex Cottage
Stayed 1 night in April 2018
Nice island ever but bugs are so terrible!!”
Nice weather, kind staff were good. BUT there are too many bugs in the room. ( I cannot sleep well )
Reviewed April 18, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Graeme from Australia
Family with young children
Duplex Cottage
Stayed 1 night in March 2018
Excellent”
Nice place very relaxing
Reviewed April 05, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Zhen from China
Couple
Duplex Cottage
Stayed 1 night in November 2016
Balicasag paradise ”
The resort is the only hotel on the island. Highly recommend to stay here to enjoy the crystal ocean water in the morning without many tourists. The room is a little bit dark, the service needs to be improved.
Reviewed October 26, 2017
8.4
Excellent
MINJEONG from South Korea
Solo traveler
Duplex Cottage
Stayed 3 nights in May 2017
My paradise~!”
I had visited twice at the Balicasag island dive resort. It's still wonderful diving and snorkling spot. The squid fishing was nice at night. The electricity was not disconnected and water also good condition. I'd like to visit again there.
Reviewed May 17, 2017
8.0
Excellent
Dexter from Philippines
Family with young children
Duplex Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017
Be self contained. Bring food, snacks and everything its an island so dont expect to much ”
Best place to go for scuba diving in Tagbilaran Bohol area. Its would be best if you bring your own gear and be selfcontained in everything. Food, snacks, medicine Etc. Best and Excellent dive instructor and dive masters in Bohol is in this island.
Reviewed March 24, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
John from Australia
Couple
Duplex Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017
Beautiful”
We requested transport both van from accommodation and boat for crossing - all went to plan and found that we had paid less than other guests that had come across independently of this service offered by the resort. We are retired so scuba diving is much too energetic for us - but love to snorkel. The turtles were a bit disappointing but did catch a glimpse of a couple of them at a distance - the marine sanctuary was were all the beautiful fish are and just loved our time there especially viewing the drop off where there is a sudden drop in the ocean that looks like a cliff in the ocean with the most beautiful coral and colourful fish. Don't miss that - it is quite dramatic. There is a nice pool and pleasant surroundings. We enjoyed wandering through the village and meeting the children and there carers behind the resort. We saw interesting nippa type huts and cockerels with their feet tethered to ropes - cock fighting seems popular in the Philippines. Loved our stay here.
Reviewed March 13, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
Sander from Netherlands
Couple
Duplex Cottage
Stayed 1 night in December 2016
A...Mazing”
We found this island by coincident. My girl wanted to swim with big turtles and Balicasag just jumped out of the screen. She fell in love with the island right away, and it did not disappoint. The resort is very nice and really want to help you. There is one girl at the reception with an 'I'm to pretty to be workin' attitude, but it's more funny than it is anoying tho! The cottages are pretty nice and spacious. The island is about 400m in diameter so you walk around it in no time. At any point you can just walk into the water and snorkle. There is a turtle point where you can find the most and biggest turtles. They are very relaxed and will just swim around with you. Well, they did with me, not with my girlfriend who really wanted it, so that pretty much pissed her off to my entertainment. The next day we went to the turtle point again and we found a turtle who was willing to swim a lap or 2 with the wife, so all was good! The food at the bar is good! The juices are very nice! Try fresh mango juice if you have the chance! Would definitely recommend people to stay at least one night on Balicasag!
Reviewed December 24, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Dmitrij
Couple
Duplex Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016
Love it absolutely!”
It was our best decision to stay on the island for couple of days! Resort is fantastic place, not crowded, delicious food and friendly staff. There are plenty of activities to do and also a local village to explore. Must do while travelling in Philiinnes!
Reviewed November 21, 2016
8.8
Excellent
Miranda from United Kingdom
Couple
Duplex Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in October 2016
Excellent snorkling, resort slightly lacking”
We had a great time at Balicasag, mainly due to the stunning reef and sea turtles that lie all around the island. The hotel itself is a bit run down, the equipment in the dive shop is not of the greatest quality, my snorkel leaked and the fins were cracked. The restaurant does a fairly good breakfast but the rest of the food is not that great. Essentially the hotel is saved by the excistence of the reef and the snorkelling is some of the best.
Reviewed October 20, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Zamora from Philippines
Family with young children
Duplex Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in March 2016
Rustic accommodation but beautiful island”
Although there are more higher-end accommodations in Bohol, we keep on going back to Balicasag due to its superb location. Great diving and snorkeling. Quiet and clean beach. Very affordable price points compared to other resorts
Reviewed March 28, 2016
9.0
Exceptional
Paul from United Kingdom
Group
Duplex Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016
Great stay”
Snorkelling was amazinG. Swimming with turtle. Staff were great
Very chilled. Hotel was basic but fun. Snorkelling was amazing. Giant clams. Swimming with turtle. When you arrive pay a guide to show you the best stops. Food at the hotel was good for meat/ fish eaters. Not much fur veggies but the hotel staff are great,
Reviewed February 06, 2016
9.0
Exceptional
Vai from Hong Kong
Couple
Duplex Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in April 2015
the only resort in Balicasag”
View, House, Feeling
this is the only resort in Balicasag, but the price is reasonable and not too expensive for visitors, the meal is good and not that bad as other comments before, maybe they changed the chef? hahah the view outside of the resort is excellent, the marine sanctuary is only about 50 feet outside of the resort, you can swim to there by yourselves, but the only thing is the bed seems too soft with us, and with the noisy air con, the night is not that hot as the daytime, i think is there is a fan instead of the air con is enough for it, and it can save the energy too.
Reviewed April 16, 2015
8.7
Excellent
boris from Austria
Couple
Duplex Cottage
Stayed 5 nights in February 2015
The best for snorkeling”
house reef, staff, location
We decided to go to Balicasag for snorkeling and we weren't disappointed a single minute.Just go in the water and you have the best corals,fishes and turtels around.The room was big enough for all our stuff and there's a separate bathroom.Only the toilet needs quite some time to fill up with water again.The staff there was so friendly and helpful, even on their day-off they offered help.The resort is well-kept and clean.Electricity is turned off at night and they don't offer wifi, cause the island is so small and remote.The first 2 days the locals we're a bit over-ambitious to sell us tours and souvenirs but that mellowed down.Food in the resort was good, but a little expensive so we had dinner outside twice and had great fresh fish and kalamares at a local restaurant.So if you want to snorkel at the best reef around this hotel is the best choice.
Reviewed February 15, 2015
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