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Apo Island Beach Resort

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#3 of 4 Specialty lodging in Apo Island
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Apo Island, located in the Philippines, is rated one of the top 10 dive sites in the world. Surrounded by hundreds of species of fish and marine life, the island is a jewel of the underworld. Spectacular diving is usually accessible at deep sea level, but a beautiful reef is found right beyond the shores of Apo Island Beach Resort. Apo Island Beach Resort is nested in a private cove within unique rock formations on a beautiful white beach.
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MikeYoung1957 wrote a review Feb 2020
Shanghai, China12 contributions5 helpful votes
We stopped for a beer and a quick bite after swimming with turtles in this restaurant / bar. Service was fair and honestly they do well with the menu considering it is a small island and the logistics of supplying kitchens, but I would not rush back to eat there.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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LTMiranda wrote a review Jun 2019
Luzon, Philippines1,196 contributions114 helpful votes
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Stayed here for just a few hours as part of our Apo Island Marine Reserve activity. We didn't have access to the rooms as we were not officially their guests. But because of mobility limitations of my parents, we were accommodated. We did have our lunch there which included a variety of fish selections. I'd say the portions were generous and the food was good. It is a cove that has it's own beach which gives exclusivity to their guests. The resort looks appealing and would consider staying here if the price is right.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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lehoodooguru wrote a review May 2019
18 contributions6 helpful votes
The location of this resort is fantastic, a nice little private cove (until they host a tour lunch when 30 additional people come traipsing through) with snorkeling on your doorstep. However the rooms are in poor condition and the staff are unhelpful and inattentive. We were the only guests there and were outnumbered by staff and others lounging around in the common areas. Food was ok but overpriced. We asked for help in organising transport off the island at the end of our stay, and were told we could book a private boat or make our own way. We were booked for 2 nights, but left after 1 and booked a better room at another hotel on the main beach for about 1/3 the price. No problem there in organising affordable transport back to the mainland.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Mary wrote a review May 2019
8 contributions3 helpful votes
My family stayed in this resort for a night and we didn't enjoy it. We stayed in Surf 2, the room was dusty and it smells like a house which was not occupied for such a long time, therefore it wasn't clean. There was no running water and the supply was very limited.Electrity is from 6pm to 11pm, we went to bed just before the lights turned off, but we were awaken in the middle of the night feeling hot and sweaty. We then opened our windows to let the cool breeze in, but since it was dark and almost midnight, there was a scary thought that an invader might just pop in . By the way, the staff left the resort around 9 or 10pm . There was a couple of men , like a security guard who stayed in the resort.The cool breeze couldn't get in, so we had to open our door. That didn't work too. So my husband decided to sleep outside. He did have a good sleep but the rest of us didn't sleep well inside the cottage. The next morning we were all exhausted and my husband end up with insect bites . Athough the resort looked picture perfect, it was'nt a relaxing place to be. The food ranges from 200 to 350 pesos and you really don't have any other choice except to eat the food that are available, that time they only had chicken and fish .To add to our misery and this is I think is the most important for travellers especially with kids, going to and fro Apo Island is quite rough to very rough, safety wise, think more than twice and check the weather before riding on the boat. Yes, there is a coastguard who monitors the water situation but for the safety of the family and peace of mind ,please think ! The bigger boat the better. But the bigger the boat the more expensive it is.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Rachel H wrote a review Jul 2018
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia8 contributions7 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed here for two nights in July. We stayed in the Lower Triton cottage. The resort is on a secluded beach on Apo Island, and has a little restaurant/bar and a little dive shop that didn't appear to be operational during our stay but we were visiting in the rainy season. The resort wouldn't suit the faint of heart- we struggled a bit with aspects of it and we are pretty avid travellers. There is no electricity except between 6pm-10pm, and there is no running water. Both of these aspects of our stay wouldn't have bothered us, however- Our cottage was very dusty and the bathroom was far from nice. You wouldn't want to hang out there for long! The restaurant tries hard given the obviously very limited resources and access to fresh produce on the tiny island, but the food could definitely be improved even with these considerations. It should be noted that trying to walk along the beach/through the rocks from the resort to the main "town" of Apo Island is pretty impossible at high tide and trying to cross should be avoided if possible particularly if you have children. There really aren't many other restaurant options in the main town anyway, we ended up eating at the resort restaurant. The positives: the location and scenery is stunning and it is a special experience to stay on a remote island and tiny secluded beach without all the creature comforts one might be used to. We did get to swim with turtles (note- you have to pay for a guide which we only found out upon arriving but it's not expensive). At this point I should say that we were extremely saddened to see the amount of litter on the beach of the main town- where the turtles swim/gather. It did tarnish our experience and made us very concerned for the island in future.... it was good to see efforts to clean up the rubbish at the resort beach itself. There were also turtles swimming right in front of the resort which was pretty special. The staff do try hard and seemed well intentioned, however overall we would not return to the island overnight and would simply day trip to Apo Island from one of the nicer resorts on Dauin.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Apo Island Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Apo Island Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Apo Island Marine Reserve (0.3 km) and Malatapay Market (7.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Apo Island Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Apo Island Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Apo Island Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thalatta Restaurant, Wild Shack, and Dream Beach Cafe.