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Vitton Beach Resort
Donsol Beachfront,Donsol - View on map
"The Vitton Beach Resort was my favourite stay in the Philippines. The staff were happy, welcoming and helpful and remembered my name for my entire stay. The biggest draw of this hotel is that it is next door to the Butanding centre which is of course why anybody goes to Donsol. But apart from this, the resort has a lovely pool with views out over the sea, an amazing spa where you can have an hour long massage as you look out over the sea for about £4, a bar and restaurant and a private beach. Many reviews I read before I booked noted that the service was very slow. This is true, I waited about 45 minutes for a plate of chips! But the surroundings are so lovely, if you’re not in a rush, this shouldn’t really matter. Some also said that the beach wasn’t that nice. I disagree with this, I thought the beach was lovely and there were people swimming in the sea. I had a lovely relaxing time at the Vitton Beach Resort, the room was great, with a nice terrace, the weather was perfect, the massage was much appreciated and the views were spectacular. The only downside was the ant colony that decided to descend upon the wall behind the bed. The room was spotlessly clean when I arrived so this was not the issue, I am not sure how they could address this problem. I was only in Donsol for one night so really took a chance on seeing the butanding. Sadly, I didn’t see any whale sharks but the bangka ride was great nonetheless with fantastic views of the islands and clear waters, we even stopped for some snorkelling and I got on a boat with some locals from Legazpi which was fun. I arrived back at the hotel late for checkout but the staff were very understanding and didn’t mind one bit so I appreciated that too. "
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8

Excellent

453 reviews

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$ 56
AGM Beachfront Resort
Donsol Beachfront,Donsol - View on map
"It is a very nice hotel in Donsol. It is near by the sea and the beach, only 10 steps to go to the beach! And the staff there is so helpful and they would hard sale for any day tour plan! The food there is so delicious! We have a great experience there!"
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7.8

Very good

101 reviews

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$ 47
Touristlink Homestay
Donsol Beachfront,Donsol - View on map
"Leizl, who manages the accommodation, is very helpful, and goes out of her way to ensure that you are comfortable. "
8.5

Excellent

6 reviews

Elysia Beach Resort
Donsol Beachfront,Donsol - View on map
"Everything here was fantastically wonderful. We stayed for eight nights, which was clearly an uncommonly long stretch, with the staff giving us complimentary food/drinks/souvenirs and asking for hugs/pictures on our last day. This wasn't a surprise; the staff are great and largely responsible for the peaceful atmosphere of the resort. More than anything, at Elysia, you're paying a premium for peace; you're away from the dirty bustle of downtown, at a resort with only fifteen rooms that give a neighborly feel, watched by several security guards, and waited on by patient staff who are happy to help you with anything you need, but never push you into doing anything. After several hours roasting in the sun stalking buntanding, it's the best thing in the world to curl up in a hammock and watch the sunset from Elysia's gorgeous little beachfront-yard. The resort is also spotless, including toilets that are clean and actually flush, which is a huge deal in an otherwise poor area. The food was great and well-priced, although you can and should obviously hunt for bottled/canned drinks and snacks from local stands for a better value. Finally, my friends and I joked about knocking off a star for things that should obviously be ridiculous complaints to anyone going to Donsol--the Wifi is iffy at best; we were without power and water for half a day (Donsol-wide, though its common, and Elysia has a generator for the restaurant); the water pressure in the shower is minimal; they only offer complimentary soap (other essentials are easily purchased from Elysia or nearby local stands). If these sorts of things bother you, though, you really shouldn't be visiting Donsol!! Long story short, this was THE BEST PLACE I've ever stayed, and I really hope I have the opportunity to go back. I wandered around the other area resorts, and though they looked nice enough, nothing came close to Elysia."
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8.7

Excellent

359 reviews

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$ 68
Woodland Beach Resort
Donsol Beachfront,Donsol - View on map
"My experiece in Woodland has been really precious andi will have this memory for long. I visited Donsol as soon as I arrived in Philippines and i was supposed to say there just 3 days to see the Whale sharks. But the lockdown for corona virus was starting in all Philippines. I immediately contacted the reception of Woodland and they gave me the maximun assistance to be longer.I stayed here 15 days and i felt like home. Paolo the manager and all the staff supported us in all! Thanks"
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8.3

Excellent

270 reviews

Sunset Vista Apartel
Donsol Beachfront,Donsol - View on map
Villa JoLee Lodging Inn
Donsol Beachfront,Donsol - View on map
"The room may not be the best out there but for it's price, I can say it's the best room you can get value wise. What I expected to be a small one bed room turns out to be this spacious room with TWO beds and AIR Conditioned! I checked out other rooms at Donsol and other rooms more expensive doesn't even have airconditioning. It may not be at the beach front but you don't need to be in the beach front. You can just go to almost any beachfront nearby in less than a minute. TIP: You can also rent diving gears here at a cheaper price"
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6.9

Very good

55 reviews

Aguluz Homestay
Donsol Beachfront,Donsol - View on map
"We enjoyed our stay, even though we have never been in a homestay before. We took a tour to see the whalesharks by the help of Marilyn, the owner. We got lucky and saw 3 of them even though the season was not right. It was a great experience and we got some good video, though it was hard to catch up to them, even with fins. Marilyn was very helpful in everything we needed, she helped us in everything from getting there to doing what we want and even got liquid for my wife's contacts when she was out. They always asked us what we want to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner, so when they cooked for themselves, they also cooked for us. Breakfast was 150, dinner and lunch 250/person so the prices are very reasonable. Now to the cons, nothing major but might be an issue for some: A general feeling of lack of privacy might be an issue especially if you're with your wife or girlfriend. This probably applies to any homestay, but this was our first stay in one. You can hear the people downstairs very clearly at least from the room we were staying in. The prices are not always clearly stated, so remember to ask. They're not especially high or anything of the sort, but it would always be nice to be informed beforehand. We also had a little issue with our bill, which we were asked to settle long after check-out, when we were already in Manila. It wasn't a big deal, just a couple of items forgotten from the bill, but asking to settle bills after checking-out is something we haven't experienced before. All in all though, the owner handled the issue very well and was extremely friendly and apologetic of this. The internet was extremely slow, but it is so everywhere in Donsol. Seems like they only have wireless connections, no landline internet at all. I did my work in one of the internet cafe's nearby, where the connection was a tiny bit faster. All in all, a nice place and very hospitable people who are glad to help you during your stay. They food was also good."
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7.3

Very good

54 reviews

Dancalan Beach Resort
Donsol Beachfront,Donsol - View on map
"Rooms are so small but nothing more is needed for 1 night staying. 50 meters from Donsol Dive center. there is a cafe in a hotel, you can have a meal during all the day there. Beach is not good for swimming because of many jellyfishes near the beach. but you can rent a kayak there. Rent flippers here! it is cheaper than in Dive center (100php vs 150php for pair) "
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7.7

Very good

112 reviews

AGM Beachfront Resort & Resto
Donsol Beachfront,Donsol - View on map

Fast facts about Donsol, Philippines

Accommodations17 properties
Popular hotelVitton & Woodland Beach Resorts
Popular areaDonsol Beachfront
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Before beach-seeking tourists began flocking to this area to see whale sharks and enjoy fairly secluded beaches, Donsol was a small fishing town with the occasional rice farms. Donsol is about an hour and a half away by car from the airport in Legazpi, while some travelers can also opt to arrive by ferry.

One of the biggest attractions in this area are the whale sharks, which can be seen at the Whale Sharks Interaction Center where guests can swim with whale sharks in a controlled environment.

Many of the higher-end hotels and resorts in Donsol are located near Dancalan Beach, which is also where most of the dive shops are located.

Donsol has a great deal to offer any traveler, and even more so to those who prefer to spend their vacations near the sea. Find out where the rest of Donsol’s hotels, attractions, and must-see destinations are located by exploring the interactive map on this page.