8.7

Excellent
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Food & Dining12
Housekeeping6
Beach3
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8.0

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
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Nearby landmarks
Moises R. Espinosa Airport 27.7 km
Legazpi Airport 60.9 km
Catarman National Airport 102.3 km
Calbayog Airport 109.0 km
Naga Airport 118.5 km
Virac Airport 121.7 km
Roxas Airport 152.3 km
Kalibo International Airport 176.1 km
Tugdan Airport 178.8 km
Ormoc Airport 196.5 km
Ticao Island Resort

"It's quite place where you can relax and feel that your away from your work."

Bryan - October 31, 2018
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Ticao Island Resort

Sitio Tacdugan, San Jacinto, Ticao Island, Masbate, Masbate, Philippines - See map
Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Bar

  • Garden

Cheaper than 71% of all properties in Masbate in the last 24 hoursCompared to 7 Masbate properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.6
Location rating8.0

Rooms available at Ticao Island Resort

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.1
Beach Front Cottage
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Budget Room - Shared Bathroom
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  • Garden view
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Fan Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Beach view
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Ticao Island Resort?

      Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. 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.

      How do I get to Ticao Island Resort?

      Ticao Island Resort is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Ticao Island Resort has a car park right on site for maximum convenience.

      Is breakfast offered at Ticao Island Resort?

      Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Ticao Island Resort.

      What are my dining options at Ticao Island Resort?

      Ticao Island Resort features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

      What is the smoking policy at Ticao Island Resort?

      Ticao Island Resort does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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      What people love about Ticao Island Resort

      • 10.0

        Exceptional

        "Perfect place to relax for a couple of days"

        Laurence

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        January 2, 2020

      • 9.2

        Exceptional

        "We loved our visit to Ticao Island Resort."

        Ana

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        July 25, 2019

      • 10.0

        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "Food, staff, rooms, diving all perfect!"

        Alivia

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        December 8, 2019

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      Overall rating:

      8.7

      Excellent
      165 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.9
      Facilities
      8.6
      Location
      8.0
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      What travelers say they love:
      Resort staff are really friendly and accommodating.
      Mary from Philippines
      Group
      More about Ticao Island Resort

      More about Ticao Island Resort

      Designed for both business and leisure travel, Ticao Island Resort is ideally situated in Masbate; one of the city's most popular locales. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

      The facilities and services provided by Ticao Island Resort ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, room service, airport transfer, babysitting.

      Guests can choose from 14 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including private beach, massage, garden, water sports (motorized), water sports (non-motorized). When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Masbate, make Ticao Island Resort your home away from home.

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      Amenities and facilities
      Excellent
      Facilities

      8.6

      Most talked about facilities

      Food & Dining

      15 mentions

      Beach

      4 mentions

      Housekeeping

      1 mention

      Languages spoken

      • English
      • Filipino

      Internet access

      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Wi-Fi in public areas

      Things to do, ways to relax

      • Garden
      • Massage
      • Private beach
      • Tours
      • Water sports (motorized)
      • Water sports (non-motorized)

      Cleanliness and safety

      • Daily disinfection in all rooms
      • Daily disinfection in common areas
      • Face coverings on staff
      • First aid kit
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Hot water linen and laundry washing
      • Hygiene certification
      • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
      • Protective screens in common areas
      • Staff trained in safety protocol
      • Temperature check for guests and staff

      Fitness & recreation

      • Game room

      Dining, drinking, and snacking

      • Bar
      • Coffee shop
      • Restaurants
      • Room service

      Services and conveniences

      • Elevator
      • Laundry service
      • Safety deposit boxes
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area

      For the kids

      • Babysitting service

      Access

      • Pets allowed

      Getting around

      • Airport transfer
      • Car park [on-site]
      Location
      Sitio Tacdugan, San Jacinto, Ticao Island, Masbate, Masbate, Philippines
      Very good
      Location

      8.0

      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

      All children are welcome.

      Children 0-10 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 11 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • Please note that hotel charges children ages 7-11 additional fee inclusive of full board meal.
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from14:00
      • Check-out until12:00

      Getting around

      • Travel time to airport (minutes)180

      The property

      • Number of restaurants1
      • Number of rooms 14
      • Room voltage220

      Reviews of Ticao Island Resort from real guests

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      8.7
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      10
      Cleanliness8.9
      Facilities8.6
      Location8.0
      Room comfort and quality8.1
      Service9.6
      Value for money8.6
      High score for Masbate
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (52)
      8-9 Excellent (24)
      7-8 Very Good (16)
      6-7 Good (4)
      <6 Below Expectation (7)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (30)
      Jun - Aug (21)
      Sep - Nov (17)
      Dec - Feb (35)
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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Denis from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Beach Front Cottage
      Stayed 5 nights in February 2016

      Little island paradise”

      Ticao Island Resort is a very pleasurable place to stay. We have spent 5 nights on the island and can't be happy enough with the place selection. Even before our journey Jessica (resort representative) arranged a transfer and provided us with all required information. During our stay all the staff were very friendly, we appreciated individual approach to their guests. Resort operates on full board basis, in the morning you get a good choice of breakfast options including local and European dishes followed by nice lunch (packed option available if you are diving) and buffet style dinner. All dishes were delicious and we never felt hungry during our stay. All the activities (scuba diving, waterfall tour, firefly tour) we participated in were very well though and we really enjoyed each of them. Or course, diving was the best, we have seen a lot of micro life around San Miquel island and being lucky to see mantas! Overall, relaxing atmosphere together with the beautiful view and delicious meals made our stay full of only positive emotions and nice memories. Highly recommended!

      Reviewed March 27, 2016

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Ana from Australia
      Family with young children
      Beach Front Cottage
      Stayed 1 night in July 2019

      Ticao Island is worth getting too. ”

      We loved our visit to Ticao Island Resort. It is a little hard to get to, vans and boat rides. But well worth the effort. You stay on the beach after being welcomed by the friendly team. The activities are great. I started my PADI with GL in the dive shop, and we all (including a 7 yr old) went snorkelling at what I think is the best spot I have ever seen (San Miguel Island). We also enjoyed kayaking, firefly watching, a motorbike tour of the local area, and just meeting and interacting with the kids from the local fishing village. It was also geat to learn more of Whale Sharks and thew Manta Bowl from the onsite research team. Would gladly return and look forward to doing so,

      Reviewed July 26, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Orzabal from Philippines
      Couple
      Deluxe Fan Room
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

      Best value for your money!”

      Pros: Friendly staff, genuine service, delicious and affordable food. Cabanas were just spacious, couple or group would enjoy the accommodation,toilet is very clean. You will truly feel that you’re on vacation! Quiet at night and very relaxing! The ambience, place and the view was just ashtonishing! I highly recommend this place for travelers! The staff was just amazing and very helpful! Impeccable! Me and my girlfriend were very happy and satisfied with Ticao Island Resort! Will definitely visit next year! No cons! :)

      Reviewed November 13, 2018

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      9.7
      Exceptional
      Neil from Australia
      Couple
      Beach Front Cottage
      Stayed 6 nights in May 2015

      Ticao Island tropical home away from home”

      Diving, friendly staff and remote tropical village location

      Ticao Island Resort could not get any better - well maybe the bedding could be update. Cleanliness and housekeeping were meticulous. The staff are fantastic, the food delicious and when you say 'Thankyou' they say 'you're welcome' with a beaming smile. There is difficulty with wifi but hey you are on a beautiful island with great people so immerse yourselves in their island - this is what I call a vacation. I hope you get to enjoy this island as much as we did.

      Reviewed May 25, 2015

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      adam from Australia
      Couple
      Budget Room - Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in May 2017

      beautiful resort in an amazing place”

      We stayed 3 nights at Ticao island resort, its been the highlight of our holiday, food was really good, place was nice and relaxing. We dived and saw mantas, whale shark and TREASURE SHARK!!!! At night we did karaoke with the dive master and instructor who are so lovely! We had such a good time with the dive crew! Thanks a lot, we hope to come back next holidays. Adam and Maya

      Reviewed May 11, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Jackie from Philippines
      Group
      Beach Front Cottage
      Stayed 1 night in June 2018

      Awesome!”

      Great service, food and the staff are all friendly and accommodating. Its just hard to reach the place coming from Masbate City. You need to take the ferry from the port from Masbate, then a VAN and boat again before reaching the Resort.

      Reviewed June 17, 2018

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      8.4
      Excellent
      JINKY from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Budget Room - Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in December 2017

      Silent Sanctuary”

      I had a great time during my stay. Though, the typhoon was forecasted to hit Samar and other nearby provinces except Masbate, but I guess since its facing Samar so it has been affected too. Its hard to get to the resort, the road heading to the resort was damaged. I had to get off the habal-habal numerous times. Good thing, I was able to arrive safe and sound. And, I got a spacious room all for myself but not the restroom. It turns out to be shared with other guy guests leaving some stains which in fact, they have their own designated male restroom. On the other hand, I wasn't able to swim; the water is yellowish like in the river. Some garbage flashed all over the shore. So, I decided to just do kayaking. I was able to feel how quaint life is in this resort. Its all worth-it after all. Their staff are courteous. You really feel like you're home away. I'll definitely go back not during typhoon season and will try diving next time.

      Reviewed December 25, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Phyllis from Philippines
      Couple
      Deluxe Fan Room
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

      Exceptional”

      Sumptuous food, very kind and accommodating staff esp. ms. Grace, ms. Vicky, marvin, & all of the resort’s staff. We had a great time staying in this lovely resort. Though it’s quite challenging going to Ticao Island but it’s all worth it. Highly recommendable!!!

      Reviewed August 28, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Isobella from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Beach Front Cottage
      Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

      Exceptional”

      I had a fantastic time at Ticao Island resort. The diving was unbelievable. I did alot of reading and relaxing. The food was delicious and all the staff lovely. I hope to go back one day!

      Reviewed November 29, 2017

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      9.0
      Exceptional
      Maileen from United States
      Couple
      Beach Front Cottage
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

      Great experience at Ticao! ”

      Food, staff/service, activities offered

      We had a great experience at Ticao Island Resort. Excellent food, staff/service, and activities offered! The beach in front of hotel could be a bit cleaner.

      Reviewed July 31, 2015

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Ana from Australia
      Family with young children
      Beach Front Cottage
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

      Brilliant place to stay ”

      We loved staying at Ticao. Snorkelling, diving (started PADI), talking to manta bowl researchers, firefly, motorbike tours, island hoping, waterfalls. All was great. Very relaxed and gentle accommodation and amazing staff from arrival to farewell.

      Reviewed July 26, 2019

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      7.2
      Very good
      chen from Taiwan
      Solo traveler
      Beach Front Cottage
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

      Amazing place to get disconnected to the world and connect to the nature ”

      It's my reschedule trip to Ticao Island. I supposed to come during last Chris time, however because of the weather issue, the manager Jessica kindly told me do not come and they will keep the room for me to let me re-schedule in any time during 2017. This is not something normal resort will do. I was impressed back then. Traveling here without private pick-up I can foresee very difficult. I was lucky enough got a on-ride pick up however later today I'm going to experience the legend public transportation. My suggestion is come here as a group, try to get the private transportation package. It's too pricy for a solo traveler. It's definitely not cheap here, especially if u are alone, however traveling alone is always more pricy. The resort actually was nice to tell me to come in certain times so that I can join other dive group to share the cost, however, my schedule is not allowed me to do so. Before came, they explained me clearly about the diving package. Average to say, if I want to take a boat out alone, it will cost me around 3,000 php / dive without gears. I was hesitated in it because it's unusual expensive. Eventually I did it. Guess because of also unusual staff, well trained, super friendly and helpful so I decide to give it a try. Lucky me, 1 day diving with 3 dives. At San Miguel point I saw black butter fish, Flounder, Green frog fish (hope I was not wrong). At Manta-Bow spot, it's amazing. First one I saw the babe whaleshark, it's was so closed. 2nd one, 5 mantaeays + a big whaleshark who was swimming in top of us. And it came to a monomer that I don't know where to keep my eyes on: right or left or top 😇🙃. I knew it sounds incredible but even the dive master and instructor said it has to be super lucky can see both in one dive and I only dive one day. The rest activities are also very nice, I tried the horse riding (not really, they don't let me really ride it), motorbike trip to the waterfall (okay, waterfall is nothing amazing, riding

      Reviewed February 27, 2017

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Eric from United States
      Solo traveler
      Beach Front Cottage
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

      Paradise in Philippines”

      Resort is unique, staff is excellent and secluded

      Ticao Resort and staff are uniquely special. Off the beat and path. Beautiful scenery. Really great staff. Scuba diving is excellent for macro and Manta Rays. Only downfall is the difficulty of getting there. But go into with an adventurous attitude and you be pleased.

      Reviewed September 15, 2015

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Rebecca from Switzerland
      Family with young children
      Beach Front Cottage
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

      Best place where I was in the Philippines , the island itself, the Manta bowl, whaleshark, corals”

      Im sure we will be going back here, it’s better than El Nido, it’s very relaxing and not crowded. Diving is breathtaking , one of the most beautiful dive I ever had. The staff in Ticao Island are all friendly.

      Reviewed May 12, 2018

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Sandra from Australia
      Couple
      Beach Front Cottage
      Stayed 4 nights in May 2017

      Tropical Getaway”

      We had a terrific 4 night stay at Ticao. The island is very peaceful, staff super helpful and friendly, great food and excellent diving at the nearby Manta bowl. Cabins are all right on the beach, facing the sea, with horses and dogs roaming about freely. A great place to get away from it all.

      Reviewed May 30, 2017

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      rose from Taiwan
      Group
      Beach Front Cottage
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

      Manta, fireflies, glowing algae!”

      We only experienced kindness from the owner to the staff, dive master, dive guides, everyone! We are aware that this resort is off the beaten path but we still took public transportation to get to the island and it wasn't so bad. From Legazpi, take the van to Pilar Port (1-1.5hrs), then take the boat to Monreal (2hrs), then ride the motorcycle/habal-habal (40mins) to the resort. We were lucky to see manta in one of our dives and the moonless night allowed us to enjoy firefly watching, stargazing and watching the ocean glow from bioluminescent planktons! The resort is inside the cove so the waves are mostly calm and quiet. The food could use some seasoning but they have the best local beef I ever had in the Philippines!

      Reviewed February 11, 2019

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Jen from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Beach Front Cottage
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

      Where to stay in Ticao”

      Stayed here in June and there's not much people which made it a truly relaxing vacation. Ate Vicky and the whole staff were nice and accommodating. They took care of me and made me feel at home. The only downside is the road going to the resort if you're choosing to take habal habal, otherwise you can rent a boat from San Jacinto port which is a better alternative. Food was great, big servings and they can accommodate anything you like. The beach Hut rooms were simple and comfortable. Really has an islander feel. Kudos to the free kayaks and horseback riding because you'll never feel bored. The best thing is having a dive shop on site for those who wants to take their padi and dive on real diving spots such as the manta bowl. My guide kuya Oscar was super nice as well! I'll be sure to come back and I highly recommend this place.

      Reviewed June 23, 2018

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      9.7
      Exceptional
      Mark from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Beach Front Cottage
      Stayed 4 nights in March 2015

      Fantastic Relaxing small resort & great staff ”

      Food, staff and diving

      The resort is only small with 9 individual cabanas (beach hut) rooms, each with en suite and AC. They also have 4 budget rooms in a set back block with shared facilities. Located in it's own bay and as part of a large farming ranch this is a truly relaxing spot. No TV, phone service is intermittent and internet is slow when it works - all makes this a great get away. Well established dive centre, plenty of kit, compressor with Nitrox. The dive staff are friendly and some good dive spots from micro stuff at San Miguel Island or Manta Rays in Manta Bowl within a short boat rode. We enjoyed so much thinking of going back again this year!!

      Reviewed March 21, 2015

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Maria from Philippines
      Couple
      Beach Front Cottage
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

      Ticao Island on my mind”

      Pros.. great place and great people plus very tasty food. It was most relaxing break for us. Spent a lot of time in the balcony of cabanas 10&11. We were lounging and having a great time with dogs and horses roaming around. We went island hopping, my hubby went to manta bowl ( two mantas were sighted), 3 of us did DSD, firefly watching and rode the horses like kids.. again. Cons... hmmm nothing really except maybe it is not that easy to get there but then it makes the whole experience better. Well.. the communities on both side should be taught more about segregation of waste and not throw trash indiscriminately. The resort cleans its front every morning but they keep coming back.

      Reviewed April 02, 2019

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Alfred from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Budget Room - Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

      Excellent service!”

      Had booked a dorm type room and it was clean and just a few steps to the beach. It was an off season so the whole resort was all for me at that moment. It was an excellent service all throughout. the staff were very friendly, assisting all activities and tours. For the dives and boat and other facilities are top-notch.. Food servings are hefty in portion and almost a serving for 2 and with affordable price. doubts - bit of bad luck as I didnt see whaleshark/mantas for my 3 dives top notch - food, excellent service, horseback rides, kayaking, firefly adventure, dive facilities incl.both.

      Reviewed September 20, 2019

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