Blue Star Dive & Resort

Blue Star Dive & Resort

Can-Umantad Falls - the highest in Bohol
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Located just high enough above the beach and house reef to enhance the view, this ample bungalow resort set in 2.5 Hectares of landscaped gardens in the region of Anda on the island of Bohol. At 40 meters above the sea, the volcanic rocky plateau provides a breathtaking view on the open sea and promises unforgettable sunsets.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Airport transportation
Spa
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Shuttle bus service
Concierge
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Boutique
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Filipino
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Gail J wrote a review Sep 2020
Kingsteignton, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
You know you have to write a review but you don’t want to share with others a paradise , well this was it. Blue star resort is amazing, We stayed almost 3 weeks.
It only has 10 accommodation units, which makes you feel really private and pampered,.
The staff are fantastic every single one of them, nothing is too much trouble, they are friendly and caring and make you feel so welcome.
The room we had no 1 was fabulous roomy and airy with a great view and nice and quiet, with aircon which we hardly used as we had two sets of french windows open with a lovely sea breeze.
The food is freshly cooked and delicious with plenty to choose from, Wednesday night is pizza night we ordered one each they were huge, the following week we had one between us.
The staff at the dive centre again are wonderful, we couldn’t dive this time but we snorkelled every day, and if someone was diving they let us join them so we could snorkel different sites.
We met the owners whilst we were there and again a lovely couple who care and look after their staff, which reflects on how happy the staff were.
The local town of Anda is a short tuk tuk tide away they have a market day which is great, there are cave pools and beaches close by.
The resort will arrange a tour of the island at a reasonable cost which we thoroughly enjoyed.
We cannot wait for the time we can travel freely again to return.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Yukonfamily353 wrote a review May 2024
Whitehorse, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
In my 70 plus years, I do not think I have been treated better than I was during my week at the Blue Star Dive and Resort!

Both the diving center and the resort were excellent, and the price was reasonable.
I’ll start with the resort. After four flights, and many hours of travel, our pre-arranged transfer from the Cebu airport was smooth. (This involved a taxi to the ferry in Cebu, the ferry transportation to Bohol, and a two-hour van trip, from the Bohol port, to the resort). Sayong, the manager, is very good at organizing everything!

The Blue Star Resort is situated above a cliff, and has marvelous ocean views. If you want a quiet location with great diving, good nutritious food, a large comfortable room, and great service this is the place for you! There are only ten rooms, so you are never just one of many tourists here! Furthermore, the grounds are beautifully maintained. And, although the staff are very service orientated, they do not fawn over you!

I cannot say enough good things about the dive team. And they are a real team. They all work very hard, and any gratuities are shared amongst the whole team. Just carrying the tanks up and down the steps, plus your dive gear, is a lot of work for them!

Nitrox is available and every level of diver is catered to. A group of underwater photographers from Europe arrived when we were there, and they were very happy with Blue Star.

Since my husband’s ear was troublesome for much of our stay, I did not have my regular dive buddy. But I was still encouraged to dive, and I was treated like a special grandma. I even had my own night dive with Arjie where we saw critter after critter including a huge green turtle as soon as we descended, and seven octopus!

Furthermore, I had never been so close to any turtle, as I was on one dive with Dive Master William. The dive teams are really knowledgably about the macro critters as well, and William wrote the names on his wrist slate while we were diving. They are also great at spotting critters.

The coral walls are extensive so one does not have long boat rides to the many dive sites. Just on a single snorkeling excursion, with the Blue Star Team, a family saw at least 20 turtles.

Besides diving, we saw numerous local attractions including: Anda Beach, the cave pools at Cabagnaw, the Candijay Rice Terraces along with the adjacent Can-umantad Falls which are the highest in Bohol, and the mystical island of Labanok with its ancient cave paintings, and the Danao Adventure Park with a zipline over an amazing gorge! Our transportation, to these attractions, was always quickly arranged. One could dive in the morning and see other things in the afternoon.

In summary, it was wonderful!
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Date of stay: March 2024
4.0 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 as a couple
Room Tip: There are many steps down to the ocean which would not work for some.
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johnvanrooij wrote a review Jan 2023
Reusel, The Netherlands
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed 12 nights at Blue Star with our familie of 4. We stayed in the deluxe room with sea view. This are 2 rooms on ground level and 2 rooms on the first floor. My wife and I had the ground floor and our girls the first floor. The room is really big with very good beds. There is a separate bathroom with toilet. The rooms come with breakfast where you can choose from 4 types of breakfast. The pancakes are really delicious. The resort also has a nice pool with sunbeds. There is also a whirlpool with view on the sea. The resort immediately felt like our home. The people there are so nice and friendly, they always welcome you with a smile. Sayong is the lady from the frontdesk who helps you with eveything you ask. But also Theresa wo sometimes was at the front desk was really nice. Kenneth the waiter already knew the second day how we loved our thee and coffee. Also in the morning with the breakfast he knew exactly how I wanted my egs baked. The price/quality ratio is very good in my opinion.
All the people from Blue Star deserve a big applause.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Deluxe room with sea view second floor
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BountyHunter121 wrote a review Mar 2020
Baltimore, Maryland
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in this hotel for three nights in March. We felt like the hotel was ok, not blowing us away and needed some TLC to bring it up to the standard expected form the rates it charges for rooms.

Pros
Lovely pool area and sun loungers to relax
Decent sized pool table by the restaurant
Incredible sea views throughout the resort
Staff on the whole very friendly and helpful amid the corona virus panic!
Pizza night and live music on Wednesday was very good fun
Easy access to the sea - although very steep!
Breakfast which was included in our rate was cooked to order and very good indeed! Decent scrambled eggs are hard to find in the Philippines!

Cons
The shower offered up literally a dribble of water. It was the least powerful of all hotels in three months of travelling around Asia.
The entire bathroom unit looked very dated and in need of a deep clean / upgrade.
Room furniture looked like something out of the 80s
Food and drink in the restaurant pretty high for the local area
No restaurants bars or shops within walking distance of the resort - more a reflection in Anda as a place as still up and coming
No fan and air con too noisy / causes the room to be too hot or cold in the night time
Roosters nearby which make a racket of noise form 4am
Sea was very rough - not sure if this was just bad luck or if that’s typical of the area. It’s a shame as we went here for the snorkelling!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Cindy Aimoe wrote a review Dec 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The facility was clean and comfortable. The resort is on the beach and is quaint and cozy. The staff were so friendly and so kind. The diving was amazing. All very affordable and they treated us like family and treated us to an unforgettable Christmas celebration. The food was plentiful and delicious. They catered to some of us requiring vegetarian food. We enjoyed every minute of our stay.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Great for families of all ages.
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Jordan A wrote a review Dec 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Blue Star was one of the loveliest places I have ever stayed. The wait and kitchen staff are extremely hard workers and very accomodating. We came to dive and the dive staff was unbelievable. Arjie the dive master was patient, kind and an unbelievably good spotters. From huge cuttlefish, to wunderpuss to tiny shirmp. The Best DM we have ever had. The captain, William, and the rest of the dive crew were extremely helpful and worked very hard. Taking the tanks and equipment up and down the stairs several times a day. We really appreciated everything they did for us and I cant recommend them enough. They made our stay in Anda unbelievable. STAY HERE! You won't regret it.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Hot tub doesn't work but everything else is fantastic.
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Glenda C wrote a review Jul 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Highly recommended for couples who wants to spend time to get to know each other, go there in no diving season.

Good Food, Cocktails and clean swimming on the pool.

At night you can do star gazing just outside your your accommodation.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lorraine1666 wrote a review Apr 2024
Auckland Central, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From before we arrived, we were treated like family. Our transfers were arranged, the accommodation was very comfortable and clean, the food was excellent, service was excellent, and the dive staff team were also excellent. The views are spectacular. The snorkeling and swimming with the turtles are activities we will never forget. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The massage that I had was the best ever.
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Juliette T wrote a review Apr 2018
The Netherlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have booked 3 nights in this resort and it couldn't have been any better. We stayed in a ocean view bungalow and the room was very clean, spacious and the bed was nice and soft. The Wi-fi is working everywhere. Despite us not being divers, we have enjoyed our stay so much as the the atmosphere is so relaxing in the resort and the staff is so friendly. The service is great and the food is amazing compared to other good resorts we have been. Especially the pizza night on Wednesday is a nice touch. I would recommend this resort to everyone who like to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Anda. We will definitely be back when in Philippines and Mick: we will go for a dive then ;-)
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Date of stay: March 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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girliereyes2001 wrote a review Mar 2012
Quezon City, Philippines
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I just got back from a 5 night stay at Blue Star Dive Resort in Anda, Bohol. Now that I am back to the hustle and bustle of Manila, I find myself suffering from "Anda withdrawal".

I am a retiree and spend a lot of time travelling around the Philippines. In the past I have been to Panglao, Bohol --the more popular destination in Bohol so when I chanced on Anda, Bohol, I was pleasantly surprised by this yet to be discovered STAR in Bohol.

Anda is around 100 kilometers from Tagbilaran , Bohol where the airport is. There are buses, vans or private cars that can bring you to Anda ( P100 by bus or P 130 by van). From the airport, you take a tricycle ride to the bus terminal for P40-P50.

Anda has the same pristine white beaches that Panglao, Bohol has sans the usual tourist crowd in the latter which makes Anda worth the extra 100 kilometer land trip. The main attraction of Anda, like Panglao, is its dive areas. Not being a diver, I thought I would not have enough to do in Anda for 5 days. I was proven wrong because aside from its diving spots, Anda has other attractions like Lumanoc Island, Anda Falls, dolphin watching etc...And for a photography enthusiast like myself, the beauty of the place was enough to keep me occupied for 5 days catching the glorious sunsets and sunrises from Blue Star Dive Resort which is perched on top of a cliff giving one a panoramic view of the sea. I was happy just enjoying the beautiful view from the resort's restaurant while keeping abreast with Facebook and the news via internet from a laptop. Yes, the resort has WIFI facilities which allowed me to be in touch with the rest of the world while happy in the solitude that the resort offered. Unlike others, a vacation for me means "doing nothing" since I am not one who is into sports and other activities, I am happy just reading a book and taking photographs while enjoying the beautiful surroundings and view from Blue Star.

I would catch the sunrises and start my day with brewed coffee that would put Starbucks to shame. The coffee was not only excellent, the food was too. Lunch and dinner was always varied, fresh, the servings not only ample but generous ( actually too generous for my capacity) and always served warm and freshly cooked. Since I am not the very active type, I did not get to enjoy the other facilities of the resort like the swimming pool, jacuzzi, massage, badminton and volleyball court, billiards, mountain bikes and the fully equipped diving facilities. The resort also has kayaks, 3 large boats and speedboat for water skiing.

I stayed in one of the air conditioned garden rooms of the resort which was huge ( the sleeping area and bathroom), had a mini bar, television, coffee and tea service, room safe. a balcony where one can sit and read---all the amenities of a 5 star resort. The room and the entire resort was VERY CLEAN. As a matter of fact, the gardener was always sweeping the fallen leaves of the trees and the flowers the bouganvilla plants. The sight of the flowers and leaves strewn grounds actually added to the charm of the place and reminded me of autumn (my favorite season).

There was one morning when we were treated to the sight of dolphins swimming in the horizon.

The staff of the resort were very friendly and helpful without imposing on one's privacy. When I would meet any of them, they always greet you by name saying good morning or good night.

The public beach of Anda, which is a short ride away from the resort, has white sand and pristine waters and you have an unobstructed view of the sea for several kilometers. The Municipal government of Anda does a good job of keeping the place clean. They even operate a restaurant with good food.

When I find myself longing for the peace, serenity and beauty of Anda and the Blue Star Dive Resort, I transport myself to the place by looking through the 600 or more photos I took during my 5 day stay there.

Truely, Blue Star Dive Resort in Anda, Bohol is an undiscovered STAR in the Philippines and one of the most beautiful places I have been to in the Philippines and I can honestly say that I have been to most of the beautiful spots of the Philippines. If you want peace, quiet and beautiful surroundings, I highly recommend Anda, Bohol and the Blue Start Dive Resort.
Words cannot adequately describe the beauty of the place. Too see and to experience the place is to believe.
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Date of stay: March 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Those on a budget can avail of the "Backpackers Rooms".
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Answer from bluestardiveresort
Anda, Philippines2 contributions
Hello, Thank you very much for your message. We have a stunningly beautiful reef just a door step away from Blue Star which everybody calls it a "Paradise Garden". It is truly alive with hard and soft corals, a multitude of different fish and invertebrate life forms. Enough to keep you occupied for a good number of hours I am sure. Regards, Sayong
Answer from bluestardiveresort
Anda, Philippines2 contributions
Hello, Basing as to weather condition last year; for this Month is normally very good until the Month of May, however we never know when it change.
Answer from corTianjin
tianjin17 contributions
Take the ferry From Tagbiliran to Cebu , about 2 hours
Answer from Coco L
Hong Kong, China310 contributions79 helpful votes
This is a late reply but in case it helps anyone who has similar questions in mind, my experience was that the diving center offered four dives daily (8am, 10:30am, 2pm and 5:30pm). Since diving sites are mostly around the hotel, even if you are the only one diver that day, they will still serve you at those fixed time slots. Better to book in advance, so they can prepare the gears and check with sea guards for weather conditions. Very nice diving center. Highly recommended!
Yukonfamily353 wrote a tip May 2024
Whitehorse, Canada22 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are many steps down to the ocean which would not work for some. "
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Lorraine1666 wrote a tip Apr 2024
Auckland Central, New Zealand53 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The massage that I had was the best ever. "
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Cindy Aimoe wrote a tip Dec 2023
6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great for families of all ages."
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Jordan A wrote a tip Dec 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hot tub doesn't work but everything else is fantastic."
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johnvanrooij wrote a tip Jan 2023
Reusel, The Netherlands147 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Deluxe room with sea view second floor"
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PRICE RANGE
₱3,762 - ₱4,526 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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blue star dive hotel anda
LOCATION
PhilippinesVisayasBohol ProvinceBohol IslandAnda
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Star Dive & Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Star Dive & Resort?
Nearby attractions include Quinale Beach (6.7 km), Kaligoon Cave Pool (5.9 km), and Cabagnow Cave Pool (5.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Star Dive & Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Blue Star Dive & Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Star Dive & Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Star Dive & Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Star Dive & Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Old Plantation, Hangover Resto Bar, and Coco Loco Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Blue Star Dive & Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Blue Star Dive & Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Blue Star Dive & Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Blue Star Dive & Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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