Garden of Eden Dive Resort

Garden of Eden Dive Resort

Sabang Boulevard, Sabang, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203 Philippines
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3.5
#1 of 1 resort in Sabang
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Garden of Eden Dive Resort offers a diverse range of services, with a primary focus on providing exceptional recreational diving experiences. Situated along Sabang Walk, our resort boasts 42 bungalow rooms, a fully-equipped diving center, and a delightful restaurant. Family-managed since its inception in the 1990s, our property exudes a charming blend of nature-inspired aesthetics and traditional local influences. Conveniently positioned at the forefront of Sabang Walk, our resort enjoys close proximity to the seaport, nearby shops, and dining establishments. Moreover, guests benefit from easy access to public transportation routes connecting to popular tourist destinations such as Puerto Galera, White Beach, Calapan, and more. At Garden of Eden Dive Resort, we pride ourselves on delivering an unforgettable tropical experience characterized by its vibrant ambiance. Our property epitomizes a unique style that sets it apart, from other resort in Sabang dive center and resort.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Pool with view
Breakfast available
Patio
Walking tours
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Adult pool
Shallow end in pool
Complimentary welcome drink
Room features
Housekeeping
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino

Location

Sabang Boulevard, Sabang, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203 Philippines
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 86 out of 100
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Ninoy Aquino Intl Airport
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Mike A wrote a review May 2016
Toronto, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
3rd visit here in 7 yrs. will come again. great dive shop and great diving. food average, but many great nearby restaurants. about 80 bungalows, perfect, on the beach.
they pick you up and return you to manila airport. about 1.5 hr minibus to batangas dock and 1 hr boat ride to island Mindoro, right in front of resort. painless and relaxing. great staff. enjoy
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Date of stay: March 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: hill side rooms require climbing steps. many rooms on flat ground available
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estelle75 wrote a review Apr 2009
paris
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We just came back from Puerto Galera where we stayed 4 nights at garden of Eden.
Very nice resort but the manager was not nice at all, did not even say hello when we arrived until the 2nd day by asking us to pay the whole stay. A little bit disappointed...
In a few words...the manager looked like an ex-prison guard.
However, the staff is very friendly mainly composed of Philippinos.
the Diving center is managed by a German guy who is not friendly at all- will not recommend to dive there...we dove with the Dojo diving center (just next to the resort)which is much more friendly. I strongly recommend to dive with Trendy who is a very competent and patient dive master.
Enjoyed the stay but I think that there are other places in Puerto galera as nice as the garden of Eden...
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Date of stay: April 2009
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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seomandozzi wrote a review Feb 2010
Lugano, Switzerland
3.0 of 5 bubbles
...not for handicap man:steps up,steps down,thrue the hotel is a way not so flat,,,
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Date of stay: January 2010
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Solotraveller2000 wrote a review Sep 2023
Legazpi, Philippines
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Hotel's Favorite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A very big and heartfelt thank you to the entire team of the Garden of Eden, who made our four-week stay now in September a lasting experience.

During this time, the dive team around JR and Obeth rewarded us with wonderful dives.
The new localities at the Baywalk and the associated challenges were mastered with cheerfulness and ease.
For us it was a wonderful time underwater where we were rewarded with additional sightings of whale sharks with 3 young and a group of hunting and jumping thresher sharks in addition to the "normal underwater world at this dive spot"!
The schools of fish in the canyons are always breathtaking and all the big names can be spotted. This is something you should have seen!

The restaurant team with their chefs Au-Au and Odgin indulged us every evening with delicious dishes of local and international cuisine, especially with fish bought at short notice from the market or directly from the fisherman.
Other local restaurants still have to improve on this!
In its almost 25 years of presence on site, the resort is a quiet gem in the design of the gardens and grounds, which is ideal in its way for us divers.
The well-maintained pool area rounds off the après diving with good service.
We wish the team around Garyloyd much success, keep up the good work!
We will definitely come back for the upcoming 25th anniversary in June 2024.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Divers place with possibilities to go on eco tours
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Yogibert V wrote a review Nov 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This diving resort fulfills your wishes diving with a group of friends. Up to 5 dives a day, short ways from your bungalow to the dive center and to the shore. Very good dive sites within 5 minutes and very experienced dive guides. They show you all the smallest things you never would expect. The restaurant is also outstanding. The organization of the transfer to manila airport was also very smooth!
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Gary Reiter, Owner at Garden of Eden Dive Resort
Responded Apr 1, 2024
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at our diving resort! We're thrilled to hear that we were able to fulfill your wishes and provide you and your friends with such a fantastic diving adventure. It's great to know that you enjoyed the flexibility of up to 5 dives a day and the convenience of short distances between your bungalow, the dive center, and the shore. We take pride in our experienced dive guides who are passionate about showcasing the beauty of the underwater world, even the smallest details that may surprise and delight our guests. We're delighted that you found our restaurant outstanding and that the organization of your transfer to Manila airport was smooth. Ensuring our guests have a seamless and enjoyable experience from start to finish is always our priority. Thank you once again for your kind words and for choosing to stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back for more incredible dives in the future! Best regards, GOE-Team
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Claiza A wrote a review Apr 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A peaceful sanctuary awaits at this resort, where the scenery is a balm for the soul and the staff are like old friends. Surrounded by nature’s beauty, from swaying palm trees to shimmering waters, every glance offers a moment of serenity. The staff, with their genuine warmth and attentive care, make you feel right at home from the moment you arrive. Whether it’s a friendly greeting at the reception desk or a thoughtful gesture during your stay, their hospitality ensures that relaxation and comfort are top priorities throughout your visit.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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alex c wrote a review Apr 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing experience, Great hospitality and location, the room is spacious and clean. Receptionist is very kind, Garden Of Eden Dive Resort is highly recommended from both domestic and foreign travelers.

Visit them now and experience the deference.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Matt522 wrote a review Sep 2013
Chattanooga, Tennessee
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We headed to the Garden of Eden for a celebration dinner, thinking this place could be a great choice. We were way off.
We sat down and looked over the menu. I ordered the veggie pizza which was listed as a pizza with "vegetables, onions, and garlic". They were very specific about the onions and vegetables. My girlfriend at the ratatouille.
When the dishes came out, the pizza was full of uncooked onions and garlic. I told the waitress it had no other vegetables and she brought it back to the kitchen. She showed the chef the menu, where it showed vegetables but he said his menu was different and therefore would not put any vegetables on it. Well for 490 pesos, I did not accept this.
Instead my girlfriend and I shared the less then stella ratatouille.
The ratatouille tasted like it was made with frozen vegetables out of a bag and sauce from the corner store. (It was sauce from the corner store, because we bought the same sauce the night after). This would not be a problem if they were not charging the prices they were.
Instead we paid for the ratatouille and headed over to Vesuvio's to eat.
The chef and owner need to reevaluate what they have on the menu as well as how to cook it.
I will never eat here again.
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Date of stay: September 2013
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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csnider69 wrote a review Nov 2019
Newnan, Georgia
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Didn’t dive here or stayed here but WOW beer is expensive 90 pesos for one SMP. Right out side El Küfflasa (owned by a German) was 50 Pesos, Big Apple is 118 Pesos for 2, Tina’s dive reef/restaurant is 45 pesos and Papa Fred’s has the only German beer on the island. Bier ist gut!!
Don’t sit to close to the sea path as you will get harassed profusely. Don’t tell them you you are staying or name. As JOE will follow you around ALL DAY to every restaurant. Only place to be safe is under the water but they will be right there waiting for you. Do not sit in the spot there or your life will be miserable..
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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PeterLimburg wrote a review Jan 2010
Limburg
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first diving adventure to the Philipines. I read about Garden of Eden in a Dutch dive magazine and booked our stay at Garden of Eden over the internet (cocktaildivers). We booked a bungalow with breakfast and unlimited diving. The flight we booked separately. We arrived at Manilla Airport and there was a friendly lady who arranged the car with driver to drive us to Batangas, a 3 hours tour through Manilla and the country side. During the tour we had contact with Chris, the dive school manager. In Batangas we took the boat to Sabang, this took about 1 hour and we arrived at Batangas, just in front of Garden of Eden.
Chris welcomed us and we got the bungalow at the top end of the resort. The view over the bay of Sabang was fantastic but it was quite a climb. But do not worry, there are also bungalows in the flat part of the 'resort'. The bungalows are not extremely luxurious, but you only use it for showering and sleeping. Shower was ok (hot water) but our air conditioning was a little loud. I used ear plugs but my wife had no problems sleeping.
Breakfast was very good. We could choose of 8 different ones from omlet to fresh fruit. Also the lunch and diner were very good. Big disches and very cheap. Also try the milk shakes with fresh fruit. Delicious!
All the staff is motivated to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
The diving takes place in several sites, from a few minutes to 20 minutes by a small boat and always guided. You have to register the evening before and the number of boats (maximum 10 persons per boat) are always sufficient and depending on the number of guests. You visit Sabang for the small things you see under water. The guides are happy to show you the pigmee sea horses and ghost pipe fish. Without the guide you would probably not see them at all. Also the soft corral is very nice. You don't see big fish here. Besides fish, nudybranches, shrimps, octopy we saw snakes and turtles. The snakes are extremely poisonous but they just ignore people. We are not on their menu.
Wat we liked best:
- good organised resort and dive school (German, so you woudn't expect different).
- good food and very cheap, both in the resort and the restaurants in the little town.
- small town directly beside the resort.
- nice diving sites
- very friendly people, even if you don't buy anything from them.
What we liked least:
- the beach is not kept clean.
- diving in the bay, there is a lot of rubish in the water, I advise to go with the boat to other sites.
Very nice place to go scuba diving!
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Date of stay: November 2009
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Answer from Wolfgang E
Plech, Germany16 contributions4 helpful votes
Denguefieber kann man sich überall in Südostasien Asien holen. Selbst in teuren Wohngegenden in Manila. Dass Sabang ein Dreckloch ist, sollte eigentlich jedem klar sein, der vor dem Urlaub etwas recherchiert. Trotzdem lieben wir die Tauchgänge dort, kurze Wege, reiches Unterwasserleben. Den Rest, über dem Wasser, liebt oder hasst man.
Solotraveller2000 wrote a tip Sep 2023
Legazpi, Philippines29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Divers place with possibilities to go on eco tours"
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Kelly S wrote a tip Oct 2017
Puerto Princesa, Philippines745 contributions202 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ocean views"
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Mike A wrote a tip May 2016
Toronto, Canada34 contributions17 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"hill side rooms require climbing steps. many rooms on flat ground available"
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Mike A wrote a tip Mar 2013
Toronto, Canada34 contributions17 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"ground floor more convenient, not up the hill, unless you like the exercise and are fit. however great views from up on the hill"
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JabberwockyIndia wrote a tip Jan 2012
India532 contributions193 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Remember to bring mosquito repellent and you will enjoy all the rooms. If you like greenery, ask to see the rooms along the upper reaches of the hillock"
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PRICE RANGE
₱3,737 - ₱5,022 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
garden of eden hotel puerto galera
LOCATION
PhilippinesMindoroOriental Mindoro ProvincePuerto GaleraSabang
NUMBER OF ROOMS
42
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Nearby attractions include Club Erotica Bar and Disco (0.2 km), Victory Sports Bar (0.1 km), and Floating Bar (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Garden of Eden Dive Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an adult pool, breakfast, and baggage storage.
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Guests can enjoy breakfast and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Garden of Eden Dive Resort?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Garden of Eden Dive Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jack Daniel Apartments Restaurant, Relax Restaurant, and Bella Napoli Pizzeria Ristorante.
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Yes, guests have access to an adult pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Garden of Eden Dive Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
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Many travellers enjoy visiting Muelle Cross (2.5 km).
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