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7.7
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Food & Dining5
Housekeeping5
Swimming Pool2
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7.9
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Very good location - 30 meters to the beach
Popular neighborhood
  • Sabang Beach580 m
  • Hundura Beach3.27 km
  • Tabinay Beach3.94 km
  • Aninuan Falls4.41 km
  • Tamaraw Waterfalls4.94 km
  • White Beach7.66 km
  • Aninuan Beach8.21 km
  • Talipanan Beach9.5 km
  • Tukuran Falls11.02 km
  • Mt Malasimbo11.18 km
  • 3-star Resort
    Free Wi-Fi

    El Galleon Dive Resort with Asia Divers

    Small La Laguna Beach, Sabang, Puerto Galera, Philippines, 5203 - See map
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    "The restaurant has a great chef that makes delicious food."
    Arlee - November 30, 2017
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 86% of guests
    Excellent comfort
    8.0 room quality and comfort
    Very good service
    7.9 rating for service
    Fantastic breakfast
    79% positive mentions
    • Airport transfer

    • 30 meters to the beach

    • Located in heart of Puerto Galera

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    Cheaper than 76% of all properties in Puerto Galera in the last 24 hoursCompared to 196 Puerto Galera properties at Agoda for various dates
    Value for money7.3
    Location rating7.9
    Nearest airportCalapan City Airport (CPP)
    Distance to airport26.9 km

    Rooms available at El Galleon Dive Resort with Asia Divers

    8.0
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    seaview
    seaview
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Penthouse
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Family
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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    Pool Side
    Pool Side
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Poolside Economy
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Budget
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 2 single beds or 1 queen be...
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    Budget Double or Twin Room
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    Double or Twin Room with Sea View
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    Superior Double or Twin Room with Terrace
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    • 1 double bed
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at El Galleon Dive Resort with Asia Divers?

    Check-in is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:30 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

    How do I get to El Galleon Dive Resort with Asia Divers?

    El Galleon Dive Resort with Asia Divers is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of PHP 310. Just use the Let us know what you need section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service.

    What is the smoking policy at El Galleon Dive Resort with Asia Divers?

    El Galleon Dive Resort with Asia Divers does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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    What people love about El Galleon Dive Resort with Asia Divers

    • 8.0
      Very good

      "Food and Beverage is terrific in the main dining room."

      Murray

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      May 8, 2018

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Their staff are friendly and very accommodating."

      Meng-Hua

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      November 8, 2017

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Perfect for diving, very professional staff."

      Hilde B.

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      April 3, 2016

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    8.0/10
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    8.3/10
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    26 sqm.
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    Overall rating:
    7.7
    Very good
    270 reviews
    Cleanliness
    7.7
    Facilities
    7.4
    Location
    7.9
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    Room was clean, comfortable bed, great food, friendly staff.
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    More about El Galleon Dive Resort with Asia Divers

    More about El Galleon Dive Resort with Asia Divers

    Situated on Small La Laguna Beach, this resort provides guests easy access to a number of Puerto Galera’s attractions. Boasting well-appointed and comfortable guestrooms, all are elegant and tastefully furnished with an array of modern amenities to ensure guests’ comfortable stay. Guests can enjoy delicious dishes at the on-site restaurant. A swimming pool is available for guests to unwind after a long and tiring day of sightseeing in the city. Providing a standard accommodation with quality services, El Galleon Dive Resort with Asia Divers is an ideal base to explore the city of Puerto Galera.

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    Most talked about facilities

    Food & Dining
    19 mentions
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    11 mentions
    Beach
    6 mentions
    Internet
    4 mentions

    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Highly recommended for scuba divers cum pleasure travel."

    Kin F.

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    May 12, 2018

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    Food and dining

    Restaurants on site

    Arthur's Restaurant
    Cuisine:American, Asian, European
    Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

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    Reviews of El Galleon Dive Resort with Asia Divers from real guests

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    7.7
    Very good
    From 270 reviews
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    7.9Room comfort and quality
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    Facilities7.4
    Location7.9
    Room comfort and quality8.0
    Service7.9
    Value for money7.3
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    8.7
    Excellent
    Dominick from United States
    Family with young children
    Pool Side
    Stayed 6 nights in February 2016

    Nice Hotel in Sabang”

    Quiet location, good food, good service

    We were traveling with two young children (a 2 yr old and a 4 month old). When we arrived, we initially had an issue with our room but Ruby, the manager, quickly solved our problem and it resulted in a great stay for us. Our 2 yr old loved the pool and was able to use it every day because of the shallow steps at the edge. There was also a small wading pool above the main pool that he could play in. We weren't aware that Sabang was the noisier/nightlife part of Puerto Galera before we arrived, but El Galleon is located far enough from the bars and the main street that there was no noise and no problem. The only drawback is that you need to walk 10-15 minutes along the narrow beachfront walkway to get to the main road and restaurants, shops, and transportation. Although the hotel is situated on the beach, the beach in Sabang is not suitable for swimming or sunbathing - it's mainly a place to park boats and for divers/snorkelers to access the water. To have a true beach day you need to travel to White Beach which takes about 30 minutes and can be reached by trike (300P each way), jeepney (20P to PG Town then separate trike or motorbike), or motorbike (100P each way). The food at the hotel was very good so we ate there many times for breakfast and dinner as well. Overall, the staff was helpful, attentive, and friendly and made us feel very welcome. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed February 25, 2016
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Scott from United States
    Couple
    seaview
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2011

    Best Place to Stay in Sabang”

    Nice Rooms, Great Bathrooms, Great Bar, Good Food

    I really like El Galleon. I'm not one for big, slick hotels. I like the character of El Galleon with its thatched roofs and bamboo balconies. We wanted a seaview room but were given #3 when we checked in. You can only see the restaurant roof from inside #3 - you have to go to the balcony to get a slight view of the sea. But the staff let us move to #1 the next day - a real seafront room and IMHO the best room at El Galleon. The Point Bar is so named because it's right on the point between Small and Big Laguna beaches. So it's a hangout with a panoramic view of two bays. 2-for-1 happy hour! The restaurant is all open air and serves very good food. We never used the AirCon - the ceiling fan over the bed was really powerful. Great bathroom with huge shower area. Very comfortable bed. Watch the laundry prices! Expensive! Having strolled around both beaches, El Galleon sure looks to me like the best place to stay in Sabang.

    Reviewed December 23, 2011
    9.2
    Exceptional
    David from United States
    Solo traveler
    Pool Side
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Dive Puerta Galera”

    El Galleon is a very good choice for scuba divers staying Sabang. The staff is awesome, the food is really good, facility is clean and well equipped and well managed... the owner obviously cares about his property. EG is situated close to the Asia Divers office and dock away for the congested part of Sabang... which is a real convenience. I go to PG for the diving... EG hotel is a really nice facility to launch from.

    Reviewed June 06, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    James from United States
    Couple
    Pool Side
    Stayed 7 nights in January 2013

    Third stay in12 months”

    Friendly staff, relaxing grounds

    Location is great, in a quiet part of town, 5 minute walk to the center of Sabang Beach. Rooms are clean. Too smallto spend any time in the room. But luckily El Galleon has a beautiful, large restaurant area for drinks and to access the Internet. El Galleon also has a beautiful and relaxing bar facing the sea. Food in Philippnes is in general sub par when compared to the rest of Asia. Sabang is one of the worst places in Philippines as far as food is concerned. El Galleon's restaurant is about average for Sabang. The best restaurant is called Papa Fred's. The food is not great but at least you don't get sick from the cheap oil that are used , over and over again,in places like the restaurant named Big Apple. That being said, this was my third one week stay in El Galleon in the last 13 months. The combination of diving and El Galleon compensated for the bad food in Puerto Galera.

    Reviewed February 10, 2013
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Arlee from United States
    Couple
    Poolside Economy
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

    great resort with a great restaurant and attentive staff”

    El Galleon is a nice well kept resort on the beach. the rooms and buildings are made of native wood, bamboo and rattan. it feels like you're in Bali or Fiji. but the staff makes it authentic filipino. the location is not too far away from the ferry terminal and the nightlife. the restaurant has a great chef that makes delicious food. they also have a breakfast buffet, Indian buffet and Mongolian wok buffet. we stayed at the poolside room and it has nice amenities like a small ref, a small closet, and a small safe. we will come back and stay here again on our future visits to Puerto Galera.

    Reviewed November 30, 2017
    8.7
    Excellent
    Robert from Australia
    Couple
    Budget
    Stayed 6 nights in August 2014

    Great location, ambience and scuba diving services”

    Location, tropical ambience, scuba diving services

    I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Located right on the foreshore, with its own dive service, including a boat jetty only 50 metres away, this is an ideal location. Also sufficiently separated from, but only 5-10 mintues walk away from Sabang Beach seediness. The resort has a nice restaurant and bar, plus a second upstairs divers bar overlooking the sea. When the weather is fair they open up a bar and bbq on their pier. After walking up and down the beachfront checking out the dining and accommodation options, I returned to el Galleon saisfied tht I was at the pick of the bunch.

    Reviewed September 05, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Steve from United States
    Couple
    seaview
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2015

    Quality Resort! ”

    The view of the ocean from the restaurant is just great, the rooms are pleasantly decorated and comfortable, the restaurant is the best in the area

    This is the place for seasoned travelers who want comfort, atmosphere, and quality. We are not divers (snorkelers only) but choose El Galleon over all the other resorts on Big and Little La Laguna that we've tried over 20 years of vacationing in Puerto Galera.

    Reviewed May 02, 2015
    8.0
    Excellent
    wade from United States
    Couple
    seaview
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2013

    Great place to stay. Nice ocean view room”

    great staff, good breakfast both menu and buffet, great location, good bar next door with great happy hour

    We stayed at El Galleon, it was a very nice hotel, our room was an ocean view room, lots of stairs to the room, but very private with nice views of the ocean and morning sunrise. The staff was great, very accommodating, the hotel was easy to get to long the walkway. Breakfast was really nice, great choices from the buffet as well as the menu. We did not use Asia Divers, we dove with Frontier for a few days before heading out on a live aboard. The room was comfortable, not too large, and a very nice large deck. Bathroom was okay, nothing special but clean and functional. We would certainly stay here again when traveling to Puerto Galera.

    Reviewed June 16, 2013
    8.3
    Excellent
    Leif from United States
    Family with young children
    Family
    Stayed 5 nights in September 2012

    Best Choice in Puerto Galera”

    Service

    El Galleon/Asia Divers in my opinion was by far the best choice on the entire island. From the moment you step off onto the dock, their exceptional service overwhelms you. Although all hotels are relatively small there, with small rooms size, after talking with guests of other hotels and exploring the other options around the island, my entire party of 10 (including Chinese guests) were very happy we chose El Galleon/Asia Divers to spend our week of vacation there.

    Reviewed October 08, 2012
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jared
    Couple
    seaview
    Stayed 5 nights in February 2019

    Exceptional”

    W had such fun staying here and learning to dive with the Asia Divers team. I would fully recommend getting one of the sea view rooms, they're so cute and you're just that much closer to the beautiful water. I'd agree the rooms might feel a little dated, but we were really only sleeping in the room so it wasn't a problem for us. The bed was comfortable and the room had AC to combat the heat. If you are spending time in the room, rather than by the pool or on the beach or under the water, then there is a TV with a good selection of channels. There is also Wi-Fi available, which seems rare in the Philippines. The restaurant offers a good range of meals, though the portions are quite large, my one change would be to offer a "diver bites" menu with smaller portions for those who are about to go diving or between dives.

    Reviewed February 19, 2019
    8.7
    Excellent
    Joseph from United States
    Solo traveler
    Budget
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2011

    great food + basic rooms = perfect dive trip!”

    good food, good location

    I came to Sabang to dive, and El Galleon is the perfect hotel to serve that need. There's a great PADI 5 star (though a little more costly) dive shop at the hotel. I didn't use them but they were definitely very knowledgeable. The resort has great location, as it is quiet but still only 5 minutes walking from the crazy night life. I must mention again that I really really loved the food. I only wish I ate here every meal!

    Reviewed December 07, 2011
    9.3
    Exceptional
    michael from United States
    Couple
    seaview
    Stayed 6 nights in June 2015

    My second trip to paradise ”

    1. FOOD :) 2. The View. 3. Peaceful and quiet

    I went there alone for a dive trip in 2008. The diving is 5 star and Asia Divers rocks. We had a sea view room and we spent a lot of time on the huge balcony just chillaxing. It was a great escape from Makati stresses and pollution. The only drawback to the epic view was the climb up.... We called it climbing the mountain :) It's on steep hillside and we thought it was equivalent to climbing 7 stories :). The food is awesome. The Executive Chef is from France and he really taught the line cooks well. It's a great location... Close to sari sari store in sabang. And yet very quiet when you need it. I highly recommend it.

    Reviewed June 19, 2015
    8.3
    Excellent
    Roy from United States
    Couple
    Poolside Economy
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2012

    Supurb if you are a scuba diver ”

    The food and chef were fantastic. great bar, friendly staff, best diving and dive setup

    im a dive instructor and really enjoyed the way this dive resort is run. the rooms are not spectacular but they are fine for a place to rest and relax. the resturant and bar are probably the best on the island. the view from the bar at night and lovely dining. i would recommend booking your travel to the resort with el galleon. we didnt and had lots of problems from driving in the worst traffic ive ever seen in manilla to getting ripped off by the boys at the ferry dock on the manilla side as and overcharge on tickets that they pocketed. once at the resort the diving is all within 5-15 miniutes of their beautiful new dock and gear center. they were professional in their attitude and fun to dive with.

    Reviewed September 05, 2012
    8.8
    Excellent
    Julie from Philippines
    Couple
    Budget
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

    Great location, rustic”

    It was priced almost the same as the other hotels in Sabang but this was, by far, the most worth it. It can be considered pricey by some but we were more than satisfied after staying at another resort 2 weeks prior. It is located far enough from the dirty Sabang pier and the little boat dock transforms into a charming bar at night. The food is pricey, but some of the dishes were good for two (like the porkchop). Brekky dish was a little lacking like the bacon. The pieces were few and dismal. The room was adequate and acceptable but at least we didnt have to lug our stuff up 3 flights of stairs. Bathroom is also adequate and acceptable. Rooms were clean enough but not exactly spotless. When you are beachside, I dont think that's possible with all the sand everywhere. Staff were nice enough and curteous. Restaurant was spacious and beachfront, very charming. Pool was usually used by divers, but we weren't interested in swimming in the pool anyway. All in all satisfied and would definitely make this my go-to home when in Sabang. Oh, will try the massage service next time.

    Reviewed November 08, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Nigel from United Kingdom
    Family with young children
    Family
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2012

    Overall a good choice in Puerto Gallera”

    Nice location, quiet but accessible to the town, good restaurant

    El Galleon occupies a beautiful location at the centre of the 3 beaches that make up Puerto Gallera's main scuba diving area. It has one of the best Dive Centres but it is also suitable for non-diving family members. Situated on Small Lalaguna beach, it is away from the noiser Sabang area but still accessible with a short walk. The rooms are not the best, but the overall package is good. Everything works - electricity, internet, hot water - which is a rarity here.

    Reviewed August 09, 2012
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Natasha from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Poolside Economy
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Great personalized experience”

    It’s hard to imagine a better GM than Allison. She truly cares about her guests and creates an extremely personalized experience. Her creative, resourceful and efficient problem solving is what made my stay great. It’s not easy juggling divers with disparate skills and interests but she did so beautifully. El Galleon’s poolside economy rooms are simple but private and everything works. The fridge and kettle are a nice touch. The wifi was strong and consistent in the room and the restaurant was extremely accommodating with special requests. The setting is terrific - close enough to walk everywhere but far from the craziness of Sabang. Thanks again for a great stay.

    Reviewed March 19, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Una from Afghanistan
    Couple
    Poolside Economy
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2012

    Good location ”

    A quiet part of Sabang

    we were collected with private transfers and taken directly to the resort from manila airport, by bus and boat. we were dropped off directly outside el galleon which was good as we were all carrying large amounts of luggage. the room was suitable, and even had a refridgeator, which is unheard of in puerto galera. had lunch at the resort which was nice, and enjoyed sundown beers at their bar overlooking the sea. there was a mix up when we checked out, and they charged me twice for one night, but rectified this once i brought it to their attention.

    Reviewed June 15, 2012
    8.0
    Excellent
    Kathryne from Canada
    Couple
    seaview
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

    Nice place, though on the pricey side. Mixed feelings about Asia divers”

    Great food and good service. The room was fine with an excellent view of Sabang bay, although at $110 per night it was on the pricey side. Asia divers was PHP 1,700 per dive plus equipment hire. They have a good range of equipment and the staff are friendly. Our diving experience was clouded by the fact that we had rain during our stay and so visibility was not great (5-8m). We did 5 dives over 2 days and felt that the sites we dived at could have been better selected. Eg, the first two were very close to each other and so quite similar. Later dives were decided by what other people had done, or were more interesting for people taking pictures, which we were not. This was probably because they often used 1 big boat for 2 groups of divers going to the same spot. Our dive master on the second day was not particularly attentive to us after admitting that he had had too many magaritas the night before, so I guess that explains it.

    Reviewed December 07, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    John from Philippines
    Group
    Poolside Economy
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

    One of the best in El Galleon”

    I've been to El Galleon multiple times and 70% of the time when I go to Puerto Gallera I would stay with them because of the following reasons: Food is superb, Price is right and the service is great. I just brought friends over the weeekend, they were so glad to be there.

    Reviewed April 09, 2016
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Gen from United States
    Solo traveler
    Poolside Economy
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2011

    Newer tiki style accomodation, friendly staff!”

    One cove away from the main drag, quiet and comfortable.

    this is the resort that hosts asia divers, a larger dive operation in the area. this allows for different choices in dive locations and times for dives. the chefs seem to know their filipino dishes best, but an international menu is available. bar is open late, quiet when i went, october/ november off season.

    Reviewed November 02, 2011
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