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Magic Oceans Dive Resort

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Ipo, Candabong, Anda 6311 Philippines
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Updated 03/06/20

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#1 of 18 Specialty lodging in Anda
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Dutch, Filipino and 1 more
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Allen Varquez wrote a review Mar 2021
Philippines2 contributions
For an overnight stay together with my family, their rooms were really affordable. They have family type room good for 5 persons. The Resort is filled with plants, and trees. Birds can be spotted diving in the pool. They are not located along the white sand beach but they are close to a cliff, with a good overlooking view of the ocean. There's a stair leading down to the sea, perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. They allowed us to borrow aqua shoes for free, which we appreciated. The food in their restaurant is quite expensive. However, their food’s serving quantity is more than what we expected. Their staff was really accommodating to re-heat our leftover dinner food for breakfast. There's no toothbrush and toothpaste in the rooms. It’s best to bring your own toiletries: soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, and toothpaste, at least. Internet connection was intermittent, since we had to frequently input the password, when we move to different locations in the Resort. I suggest to rename all wi-fi routers in the Resort to a single name, with the same password, so that guests do not have to re-type and reconnect to the wi-fi when moving from their room to a different restaurant, or to a different location in the Resort. Over-all we had a great stay. The staff made a good impression for our stay in the Resort. They are very accommodating. The Resort is good for families to bond and relax. But, surely, it is the perfect Resort for people who love to go underwater.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Jumboaway wrote a review Aug 2020
Panglao, Philippines29 contributions11 helpful votes
Yesterday with a friend in a car we went over to get a impression. The guard asked us why we are there. We told him we'll like to get a impression of the place and like to drink a coffee. He called anybody and told us: only for lunch or dinner we are allowed to enter. Thanks, that a impression enough already?🙄👎
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Eef Thurlings, General Manager at Magic Oceans Dive Resort
Responded 27 Aug 2020
During these times of Corona, we limit the entry of people. Only guests with a booking, the intention to stay or guests for dining we allow entry. There are simply too many people asking if they can come in for sightseeing.
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bob188590 wrote a review Mar 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands16 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely resort. Nice cottages, very good beds. Food is excellent. Very friendly and nice staff. Diving is really great out there. Can really recommend this place. One little minus, due to high steps its very difficult to walk them (to the pool or most cottages) without a handrail. Was very happy to have an umbrella in the room so that could be used as an extra cane so I could walk the steps very carefully. Handrail is a real must by all the steps, including the cottages. Otherwise its to dangerous for older an/or disabled people. Want to go back for sure but will check about the handrails first.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Depends if you are disabled or not. Room 15 is the best for disabled.
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Response from MagicOceans, General Manager at Magic Oceans Dive Resort
Responded 3 Jun 2020
Thanks for your review. We have big steps indeed and will install additional handrails. In the meantime please request our lower bungalows. Some of these are even wheelchair accessible.
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Rihrih wrote a review Nov 2019
Philippines49 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed here for 4 days. The place is nice and quiet which we always wanted to have in our trip. Staff are nice except from what we experienced at their resto, they have to anticipate the needs of their guests. Atleast make rounds on the dining table to see if they might need something. In short they should always pay attention and be more oriented about the job. Less chitchat with their colleagues. A friendly suggestion too that Kitchen staff should atleast wear some hairnets or face mask when preparing foods as a safety food standard. About the diving experience here is really great! From Peter, dive manager down to the boat staff are very good. They really know how to do their job.Very accomodating and funny too. Overall, we definitely recommend this place for everyone especially to divers! Looking forward to come back in the future.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from MagicOceans, General Manager at Magic Oceans Dive Resort
Responded 8 Dec 2019
Thanks for your review. We discussed your feedback with our staff. Making fun and socializing is inherent to the Philippine culture and that's what we and our guests love so much, but sometimes we need to remind them to pay a bit more attention also ;-) Looking forward to seeing you back
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Captchris8 wrote a review Nov 2019
San Diego, California26 contributions15 helpful votes
Magic Oceans Dive resort was a great choice for the second half of our stay in the Philippines, at the beginning of October 2019. A bit of a pain to get to but once there the long travel time from the USA was worth it. The first half of our adventure was spent at Magic Island Dive resort. See our review of that resort for info on the trip getting to there. Part 1 of the adventure. From Magic Islands resort we were greeted by our shuttle van driver for a 2 hour drive to the ferry terminal. Traffic was not as insane as the first part. Again half the population owns a motor bike. It was a relatively calm ride to the ferry terminal. Cars, truck, motor bike weaving in and out just inches from one another. One would have to be crazy to rent a car and drive any place, while there in the Philippines. We checked our luggage in at the counter in the ferry terminal and waited. Then the announcement was made and what seemed like hundreds of people tried to get through the double doors that opened to the dock. Magic Resorts really have their stuff together. We had business class seating. POSH. We entered the hatchway on the boat and the attendant waved us up the stairway to our seats, which were very comfy. The seas were flat and the boat flew across water at a very high speed. It was so smooth that one could nap a bit. Upon arrival at the ferry terminal on the island we were staying at, we picked up our luggage which was an experience in itself, no airport type carousel. Half the boat load of people trying to see, then grab their luggage as it was off loaded by hand by the crew. Then off to find our next shuttle driver for the 2 hour trip to the resort. This trip was not quit as crazy as the first one was. Upon arrival we were greeted, checked in and ushered to our bungalow. The accommodations were nice. The room was clean and modest. No TV or phone. The bathroom was larger than at Magic Islands, two people could be in there at one time. The grounds were well manicured. The rock walls were works of art. Wish I could do that in our yards back home. The staff was very friendly and by the second day had your name memorized and would address you by your first name. The restaurant was open air. The food was very good, plentiful and varied. They served more than you could eat. We had come to do some scuba diving so we went to the dive center the first day of arrival, to introduce ourselves, sign the standard releases and drop off our dive gear. The next morning we got up went to breakfast, got into our dive suits and went to the dive center. The boats left at 8:30 each day. The boat rides to the dive sites were really short 15 - 20 minutes was the longest. The boats were a strange configuration that we had never seen in our travels around the world. A long narrow skiff with outriggers on both sides. They also had a head on them. The waters were flat on almost all our dives. The water temperature, at depth, was 84 – 86F. So toasty, that I did not ever wear any rubber the whole time there. I just wore a Lycra type suit for protection from accidentally brushing against things on the dives. Our dive master the whole time there was Roel. I learned later he had been there about three years. That didn’t hinder his ability to find and pointed out to us things that we would have never seen. He was good to say the least. The boat crew was good also. Fresh fruit, coffee, tea and water were served during our surface interval between dives. The boats also went out in the afternoons if you wanted to dive some more. The VIS on all our dives was very good at 75’ +. I rate VIS by what I can clearly see. Not, there is an object that is fuzzy and I’m guessing it’s a…… therefore VIS is…… . The trip back to Cebu airport was about 6 hours. Two hours to the ferry terminal, two hours boat ride, two hours to the airport. Magic Resorts had everything dialed in for you, the trip back was well orchestrated. Everything went very smoothly. In summary, if you can handle the journey getting there and back home it is an outstanding vacation/dive destination. Very relaxing. Magic Resorts has all the loose ends covered for you. A very good operation, 5 stars all the way.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: Request the ocean view rooms.
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Response from MagicOceans, General Manager at Magic Oceans Dive Resort
Responded 12 Nov 2019
We enjoyed reading your review, or should we say travel blog ;-) Thank you for the effort and we're happy that you enjoyed your trip and stay with us! Kind regards
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PRICE RANGE
US$118 - US$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesVisayasBohol ProvinceBohol IslandAnda
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Magic Oceans Dive Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Magic Oceans Dive Resort?
Nearby attractions include Quinale Beach (6.2 km), Kaligoon Cave Pool (5.4 km), and Cabagnow Cave Pool (5.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Magic Oceans Dive Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Magic Oceans Dive Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Magic Oceans Dive Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Magic Oceans Dive Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Magic Oceans Dive Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hangover Resto Bar, Casa Amihan, and Coco Loco Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Magic Oceans Dive Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Magic Oceans Dive Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Magic Oceans Dive Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Magic Oceans Dive Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Dutch, and Filipino.