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"This place is ideal for diving!"
May 23, 2018
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|Value for money||7.4|
|Distance to city center||90. Km|
|Nearest airport||Bohol–Panglao International Airport (TAG)|
|Distance to airport||58.8 km|
"It is away from crowd, quiet resort, good sea view from room, size of swimming pool is good for kids to play, mango smoothie is delicious."
July 3, 2018
"Thanks for the lovely hospitality and fun diving with the turtles."
October 16, 2018
"Overall I enjoy my stay."
August 22, 2018
"The staff are overall friendly and polite."
August 19, 2018
If you're looking for a specialty dive resort located in the heart of one of the best dive and snorkeling destinations on the island of Cebu, look no further than Turtle Bay Dive Resort - a pleasant 3-hour drive from the international airport. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the local dive sites and enjoy the relaxing resort facilities in tropical landscaped grounds overlooking Moalboal Bay. For evening entertainment outside the resort, the tourist village of Panagsama Beach is 3 kilometers away with a selection of bars, restaurants, and gift shops. Outdoor activities are available in the area from a visit to Kawasan Falls to trekking down mountain rivers. The resort also organizes half-day excursions for whale shark watching from a boat or in the water as a diver or snorkeler. Take advantage of a wealth of unrivalled services and amenities at this Moalboal resort. A selection of top-class facilities such as laundry service, tours, babysitting, and a spa can be enjoyed. The ambiance of Turtle Bay Dive Resort is reflected in every guestroom with the likes of air conditioning and ceiling fan, a refrigerator, work desk, hot shower, mini bar, and balcony at your disposal. Turtle Bay Dive Resort is a smart choice for travelers to the island of Cebu, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.
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August 5, 2017
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 4-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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WOW! Best diving in the Philippines and best resort.”
I can't say enough good about this resort and the staff. Everything about this resort is top notch. Privately owner by a lady that puts her heart and soul into providing an amazing experience. For snorkeling and diving, the best reef I have found in the Philippines sits right in front of this resort.
Hello Robert! First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are very grateful to have read experience in our resort. It has been a pleasure serving you! Hope we will see you again in the future! Best regards, Turtle Bay Dive Resort
Great resort run by CJ and his mum. The staff are amazing and looked after my partner really well, who had got sick on another island. The resort is a little out of the way down a bad road, so that's not ideal. But for diving, it is perfectly located, with amazing fish and coral just on the doorstep of the resort.
Hello Carlton! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased to know that you had an amazing experience in our resort. It is our pleasure to give only the best to our guests though there are other things that are out of our control. This would be the condition of the road coming here. We are under the mercy of the local government in this aspect. We have been trying to cement another road here but the land owners would not let us do so. We hope we will be able to change their minds and create a more comfortable way for our guests. Hope this merits your understanding. Thanks again! Best regards, Turtle Bay Dive Resort
This place is ideal for diving! No need to get transport to an office, then transport to a dock, and travel a half an hour+ to a dive site! All your gear stays in a bin assigned to your room, boat always there, shore dives right there, and boat sites are 0-10 minutes away! Dive masters are great! We had a 17year old and an 11year old do scuba courses and both loved it! Owner and staff at hotel are attentive and friendly. The place is very quiet and many people aren’t even there to dive so boats are private or less crowded!! Food is top notch (actually could have used more local menu items yet a 5 min walk takes you to a great restaurant that has it all, including karaoke). This place is a gem and we are going to come back again ASAP!!!
4 night stay for touring Moalboal”
I stayed this resort with 2 friends and it was really top notch. There was some minor confusion when I booked as I needed a bigger "triple" room with 2 friends (3 adults total) but Don and I worked that out. Aircon was good, room was clean and good water heat/pressure, prices for rental snorkeling (I do not dive) was reasonable, breakfast was always good and enough to let me skip lunch while out doing stuff. If I had to mention a con it would be the road quality going to the resort is pretty rough. I understand that comes with being in the province and I guess kinda adds to the charm.
This hotel is a hidden gem, I can't say a bad word about it at all with regards to the hotel, dive school, staff and facilities . The only small issue is the dirt track that leads to hotel, but having said it the Philippines so go with it. Please don't be put off by it, you won't be disappointed!
Amazing snorkeling in front of the hotel”
We stayed at Turtle Bay Dive Resort for 2 days. Dive shop is very professional and not particularly more expensive than other places. It is very easy to go diving but also snorkeling and you can see amazing turtles just in front of hotel. During the day the hotel is very quiet most of the people go diving and either swimming pool or beach are really enjoyable. Rooms are big and clean. The BF is a bit disappointing and could be improved. Staff are vey helpful even though the service especially for lunch & diner can be very slow (at least one hour wait but you can pre order). But very smiley always ready to help to arrange the best for you. We will definitely recommend and go back to Turtle Bay Resort.
nice 4 stars hotel, but resort produce his own power. so, client must support generator noise all day long. boring and not resting. nice dive spot. not far from moalboal, but you need own transport to get out from there, located 2 kms from main road. no roasters yelling around.
It was an OK resort geared towards divers. Only problem with this hotel is, it is far away from everything and getting a transportation to downtown is difficult. If you want to cut yourself off from the world, this place is great. Staff here is awesome.
Hi Taeyong! Thank you so much for leaving us a review. We are very pleased to know that you find our place great and our staff awesome. It has been our pleasure to have you here in our resort. About our location, it is indeed far from the busy area. But like you said, guests can really enjoy a peaceful and quiet vacation here! :) Hope to see you again in the future! Best regards, Turtle Bay Dive Resort
Chill & Relax”
It's a great dive resort. Very calm and quiet. They have massage, mani and pedi. Going for a dive there. They also have dive courses. Twin sea view room can hear the sound of the wave. Room is big enough but nothing fancy, quite outdated, the bed quite hard, I found a small cockroach on my bed, no wifi in the room but I luckily I got my own data roaming but good enough for a dive resort. The area from the map looks as if it's walkable to the street outside, but its not. Quite deep bumpy road to the street, can rent a motorbike but if you know how to ride a bumpy road shall be fine. Otherwise, hire the resort driver out to the street. Overall I enjoy my stay. Nice place to chill and relax at the pool with friends and families. Love the diving there and free snorkel.
Chill, Relax and Great dive”
It's a great dive resort. Very calm and quiet. They have massage, mani and pedi. Going for a dive there. They also have dive courses. For this king room its definitely not really a sea view. Room is big enough but nothing fancy, quite outdated but good enough for a dive resort. The area from the map looks as if it's walkable to the street outside, but its not. Quite deep bumpy road to the street, can rent a motorbike but if you know how to ride a bumpy road shall be fine. Otherwise, hire the resort driver out to the street. Overall I enjoy my stay. Nice place to chill and relax at the pool with friends and families. Love the diving there and free snorkel.
F C from Ireland ”
Nice resort, but remote location, the the road into the resort can only be described as a dirt path, if you have any sort of injury I would recommend not staying here., as you will be shaken to death on the road into the resort. In fairness the location is stunning , the staff are really good and the food is above average, the pool is good. We stayed in a king room.The room was ok, It needed updating especially the shower as I had to do some jiggling to get it to stay on the wall. The towels were really small also.Overall I would give it 3 out of 5.
Great location for house reef and sea turtle”
Despite the bumpy road for the last 1-2km, the resort is good for house reef and sea turtle. It is away from crowd, quiet resort, good sea view from room, size of swimming pool is good for kids to play, mango smoothie is delicious. Rooms for improvement: the room or wardrobe should have hooks, hanger and hanging tube for hanging clothes, some inflatable tube can be placed in swimming pool for kids.
swimming with turtles”
a pretty location perched on the hillside overlooking the sea and just a short walk to the water which most of the time is clear and excellent for snorkelling or diving with a wonderful reef nearby where one can see a huge variety of fish as well as the occasional turtle. the staff are very helpful and friendly though its important to remember that they dont always understand exactly what you are saying/asking for so patience is needed. the hotel pool is lovely and both the restaurants serve decent food with a good variety . some of the dishes are very good and they even have reasonably priced wine although strangely you cant order by the glass - must be by the bottle. not a problem for us ! hunt around for better airport transfer fees than the hotel offers . overall a very relaxing break with excellent service and very friendly staff
My friend and I had a really wonderful time having a relaxed holiday at Turtle Bay Resort. Thanks for the lovely hospitality and fun diving with the turtles.
We stayed in the family deluxe room. It was a very basic accommodation, a bit dark due to only having one smallish window in the bed/living area of the room. The hotel grounds are lovely, the pool area is clean, and the pool itself is large, warm, and inviting. Two dining options on the grounds provide lunch and dinner variety. Breakfast is filling, and includes a buffet of fresh fruit options, scrambled eggs, bread for toast, and meat options, among other items. Communication from this property is outstanding and friendly. They can arrange many things for you: transportation from Mactan airport, diving, tours, and the printing of airline boarding passes. The area near the water's edge allows for entry into the water that opens another world to snorkelers. Very rich sea life is found swimming to the left of the resort.
Property makes efforts”
You don’t pay for a luxury resort compare to a big city or more developed region. But you pay for how you stay at the property. Can see the management puts efforts to make sure guests staying at a comfortable, clean, spacious, quiet and safe environment. It’s a perfect area to stay with kids. Snorkeling just in front of the property is perfect. Many turtles and big coral garden just right there. Sometime you can see some giant turtles if you get lucks. Chef cook good foods at the restaurant. Breakfast is fair enough. Staff are super kind and helpful. Kudos!
Beautiful location with great snorkelling at your door step”
Only two things I could pick on is that the air con in room 7 was too noisy to sleep with and that the pillows were not comfortable which did not facilitate a good night's sleep, apart from that the resort itself is beautiful. The food at the restaurant was good. The temperature of the pool was great. Best of all we saw turtles when snorkelling at the front. Would stay there again.
Everything was overpriced - including tours. I'd say 125% mark up from the original price. Staff are not helpful and courteous - those at the front desk. We asked them to book a tour. We ended up waiting for an hour the next morning just to find out they did not arrange it for us. When we arrived at the hotel after our tour (we booked outside), the front desk staff confronted us because he was reprimanded by the owner. what kind of service is that? You'd really see how they entertain locals compared to foreigners. No intercom inside the rooms. Food serving is small. Im a frequent traveler. I'd stay this hotel has one of the worst service.
The place is so nice and peaceful.”
All the people are nice, the staffs. The whole place is beautiful and the views. The only thing that I didn't expect was, it's a little bit far. And they have no shuttle to atleast drop you off or pick you up when you went out of the resort.
It was such a wow-mazing experience to get a great deal of stint in this clean and relaxing place. Place is stunning, food is awesome, and the people are wonderful. Who would have thought that I would even get the chance to have meaningful talks with the brain of this homey resort, the owner herself. That's a bonus, meeting her and having another strong lady that I look up to. THANK YOU TURTLE BAY DIVE RESORT! 😘♥️
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