Bluejaz Beach Resort & Waterpark

Bluejaz Beach Resort & Waterpark

Purok 2, Brgy. Caliclic, Island Garden City of Samal, Mindanao 8118 Philippines
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#3 of 3 hotels in Island Garden City of Samal
3.7 of 5 bubbles
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3.2 of 5 bubbles
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2.9 of 5 bubbles
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Bluejaz Resort and Waterpark is located at Samal, Davao Del Norte,Philippines. For reservation and booking we have 15 guest rooms namely Island Suites, Standard Rooms, Tropical Rooms- & Backpackers Room Air-con & Non-air-conditioned .Only at Bluejaz offers the first and unique transportation and feel the experience riding the First ever longest and tallest to conquer your fear as you experience the adventure of WATERSLIDE that includes two 200ft. high-speed flumes, and feel the fresh water in our swimming pools. At Bluejaz you can enjoy a thrilling group ride on a banana boat, jet ski-ing, kayaking, wake boarding and diving.After a day in the sun and surf, treat yourself to dining in our luxurious and Well service staff. Explore the flavorful taste and aroma, feel the beat and relax in our Coffe Shop. THE GREAT DESTINATION FOR FUN FAMILY GATHERINGS, LEISURE, AND ADVENTURE - ONLY HERE AT BLUEJAZ BEACH RESORT AND WATERPARK.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Water park
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Center with Internet Access
Internet
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Room service
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RJB27540 wrote a review Sep 2012
Makati, Philippines
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I was surprised when I finally arrived at the Blue Jazz Resort, first I was pointed by a guard to walk in the direction of the water to check in. I wandered about looking for the front desk, When I found it they told me my room did not have aircon. Well its OK but I did not see it on Hotels.com when I booked it. There was a fan so we were OK, room was only for sleeping anyway :) The shower in the room was cold water only, and there was no curtain or place to put your towel or toiletries. But for $50 buck a night who cares right? We were starving so we went to the restaurant and ordered a sandwich, and another entree. I asked for Iced tea and was told they were out. so I ordered bottled water. The food took almost 40 minutes to arrive, crazy long wait then we had to wait another 15 min to get the check. Later that night we went for dinner and ordered a pizza and some other items. "no pizza tonight, electrical problem" OK we ordered something else- after 45 min of waiting I complained , they apologized and gave us a free smoothie which was a nice touch but still come on . The excuse I got was "the girl that makes the sandwiches was on her lunch break so they had to wait for her to come back" OMG you have to be kidding me. The next morning we went for our breakfast and the manager saw me and our food arrived within 15 min. But when I asked for the check we waited for 20 min before I just walked up to pay at the bar. I should have just walked out.

The beach was not super clean but the pool was ok and music was nice. The slides were fairly well maintained. The place is nicely laid out but its sad that the customer service is so bad. I only met one employee that was very nice.

When we checked out, they had to go check our room and that took about 20 min,

Will not go back here!
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Werner I wrote a review Dec 2016
Karlskoga, Orebro Lan, Sweden
+1
2.0 of 5 bubbles
It feels sad when I place like this are so bad. I could be so much better. Price is high. No value for your money.
Staff not interested even try give a little service. Only important here is get your money. But without a smile.

Nice pool. And room is ok. Not much more than okay.
They don't allow you bring soft drinks inside. Because their price is double as in a store.

Food is nothing special. Cold rice. Very slow service.

No I will never go back again. You can find better resorts for half price at Samal
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Traveled solo
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Joel L wrote a review Jun 2014
Oxford, Mississippi, United States
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The infinity pool was closed during our entire stay. There is NO wifi or ethernet connection in our room. We were told that the wifi by the bar/restaurant is strong, but only to find out that it wasn't working at all on the first 24 hours of our stay. On the next 24 hours, the bar wifi was hit and miss. There was no soap to wash our hands with. They were probably expecting us to bring our own. They provided coffee but not something to stir it with. The advertised entertainment was nonexistent. There was no local band playing music. Neither was there fire dance. We wanted to snorkel near the beach but only to be told there is nothing to see. We would have to go far out if we want to snorkel.

There is no room phone. In lieu of the phone, an intercom was provided to call the reception or housekeeping. But the intercom wasn't working. When we asked the staff about this, we were told that the intercom uses wifi in order to work. Since there was no wifi signal in our room, there was no working intercom. Since there was no intercom, I had to walk 5 min each way, in the middle of the dead night and in a scary dark alley, to the reception just to ask for a bar soap. Walking is pretty much what we did whenever we needed something, like asking for a coffee stirrer, changing our wet towels, getting the flooded bathrooms drained, etc.

Food service is not up to world class standard. Some/most foods in the menu are either not available or out of stock. Wait time (between order and serving) is painfully long. The best time we experienced is about 30 minutes.

On our second and last night, our next door neighbors were having a drinking party, unmindful of other people in the same building and the ones nearby. Their loud, boisterous partying woke us up many times. We wanted to complain but couldn't since the intercom was not working and since we didn't want to get out of our room and walk at night to the reception. We were wondering if the security guards were supposed to stop them or if such a disruptive activity is allowed in the resort premises.

Bluejaz is a big let down. It did not live up to its online advertisement. It's not worth the money. I would not recommend this beach resort to anyone who wants to relax and unwind. The only upside in this stay is the resort's slides that my family liked so much.
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Date of stay: June 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Chris K wrote a review Jun 2015
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
So, we came there with family hoping to have fun and paid 3 rooms in total but no one told us that their infinity pool and bar was closed for renovation until we got there. We were told we could have free use of giant slide in return for the inconvenience or mis-information. Not until we were about to use the slide and we were told we don't have free one. Not just that at all, the rooms smells extremely strong with old urine! Ewwww...!!! Bathrooms were soooo dirty that you don't wanna touch (pictures attached). Oh yeah, before I forget, their slide that they are posting in their site, the one by the beach doesn't work either. Not good at all!!! The management wasn't helpful and was very rude! I would never recommend the place, it was a waste of time and money. We will never be back here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Date of stay: April 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
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ManilaQC wrote a review Jan 2015
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Discourage
Dirty toilet
Employees no uniform, you don't know who is customer and who is the employees
Service is bad
Swimming pool not available
No inforrmation
Not good for a family vacation
The food they serve when you order pork meat, most is fat, we will not go back to this resort ever!
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Date of stay: January 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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virgie n wrote a review Oct 2014
1.0 of 5 bubbles
it was very nice advertisement on internet and look really nice resort but we were very disappointed the pool looks dirty. theres no telephone in room there service was very bad and slow.room rate is not worth it too expensive and we got free breakfast and coffee in disposable cup.. no wonder not too many tourist would come to this beaches bad beach.you had limited area.i not recomend this place..
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Date of stay: October 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Roxy604 wrote a review Apr 2017
Vancouver, Canada
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is severely overrated. At least, it is now. Word is there were some issues and the property was divided and one section was closed off, and that section of the resort was the better part. It is poorly maintained and really left a bad taste in my mouth. I am by no means a fussy person, but this place should not be called a ‘resort’. The photos look WAY better than it does in real life. There were bugs and mosquitoes in our room, calcified taps, no mirror, and there was a giant cockroach in the bathroom! The sheets had a stain on it. We ate outside our room (they propped some tables and chairs) and there were TWO flying cockroaches hanging around.

The two positives I can think of is the beach and the staff. There were friendly and helpful, and they really did the best they could. I would tack this poor rating on the management and ownership.

I would not recommend this place. Find another place if you can afford it! It was pretty disgusting and we couldn’t wait to get out of there.
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Date of stay: April 2017
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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TeranceScerine wrote a review Jan 2012
Brillion, Wisconsin
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently stayed at the Bluejaz Resort (Jan. 20-22, 2012) with my fiance from Davao and four children. I am a very discriminating man from the USA who has traveled extensively, and am a bit of a "clean freak". And I'd like to add that I am not associated with the Bluejaz Resort in any way, and I stand to gain nothing by my comment here.

I was apprehensive about staying there after reading some of the negative comments on here, but WOW! I was more than pleasantly surprised!

We stayed in one of the Fiji style cottages. The cleanliness of our room, the pool, the beach, and the rest of the resort was excellent. The whole setting was absolutely gorgeous, especially with the pool overlooking the beautiful sand beach and the sea. We ate all of our meals there, and every bit of the food was delightful. The firedancers in the evenings were very entertaining, and both they and the live bands added a great deal to the romantic atmosphere.

But I was most impressed with the quality of service! The staff there are the most genuinely warm, welcoming, courteous, respectful, friendly, attentive, accommodating, eager-to-please, beautiful young men and women I have ever experienced anywhere! We were met with a big, sincere smile and warm greeting from each of them at every turn. And in particular, the girls at the reception desk were amazingly astute and competent.

All around, our stay there was the best vacation experience I have ever had, our kids just loved it, and on my next trip there I won't even consider staying anywhere else. To me, the Bluejaz Resort was like a slice of heaven. I highly recommend it to anyone.
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Date of stay: January 2012
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
Room Tip: I highly recommend the Fiji style cottages.
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Francesco P wrote a review Oct 2016
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is horrible.
We booked a room at the office located by the pier from where the boat picked us up, once arrived they told us that room was not available and we had to take the more expensive one. I can't imagine what it would have been like to have the cheaper one...
The room is plain and full of mosquitoes, hygene is very low. The bathroom is full of mold and the shower is simply disgusting.The photos on the website are from more than 10 years ago when the decline started. Buildings in ruin... this place should be closed down.
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Date of stay: October 2016
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Just avoid this place
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swegolf wrote a review Sep 2014
medford
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Avoid the plague, go somewhere else. Small pool usually packed with kids. Lifegaurd DOES NOT like whites and will try to embarass you by constantly popping off. You can never be right. Finally gave him the finger and he shut up, but really? Overpriced food is pathetic. Our order was wrong.
The last Bluejaz ferry leaves at 3pm. They won't tell you but hope you miss it and buy a room. We hired motorcycles and drove to the island ferry.
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Date of stay: August 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Answer from Bluejaz
philippines3 contributions
Dear Ma'am/Sir, Greetings from BLUEJAZ BEACH RESORT & WATERPARK! Boat transfer is at P40.00 per person (round trip) on a 5 minute boat ride. Our Docking port is located at Vicente Hizon Road, Maryknoll Drive, Lanang, Davao City (found at the end of the street between Jollibee & McDo - Lanang Branch and fronting Nova Tierra Village). Boat transfer starts from 6:00am until 5:00pm (last trip) with 15-30 mins. interval and minimum of 10 persons per trip. CONDITIONS: > Proper swim wear is enforced when using the pool (cotton clothes, clothes with metal buttons and zippers are strictly not allowed). > Soft drinks, wines, or any alcoholic/hard drinks are not allowed. > Allowed to use the pool & giant waterslide, atleast above 4 feet in height.
Answer from Bluejaz
philippines3 contributions
Gud morning po.. pag may dala kayong sasakyan sa may Sasa Wharf nlang kayo dumaan it takes 5-7 minutes lng ang biyahe ng barge frm. Davao-Samal.... and frm. ferry terminal to Bluejaz nasa 5minutes rin po ang biyeha...tnx
Answer from Bluejaz
philippines3 contributions
located at Maryknoll Drive Lanang, Davao City (found at the end of the street beside Jollibee - Lanang and fronting Nova Tierra Village). Boat transfer starts from 6:00 am until 5:00 pm (last trip) with 15-30 mins. interval and minimum of 10 persons per trip.
diaem187 wrote a tip Aug 2018
Caloocan, Caloocan, Philippines20 contributions9 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Turn around. Go elsewhere."
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Francesco P wrote a tip Oct 2016
3 contributions8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just avoid this place"
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Kuya Rey B wrote a tip Apr 2016
Bukidnon Province, Philippines98 contributions64 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"again, check first if power is on"
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Jaimnie wrote a tip Mar 2016
General Santos, Philippines63 contributions35 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"they have a newly constructed rooms"
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ArcticStorm wrote a tip Aug 2014
Edmonton, Canada61 contributions42 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Fiji Room is beautiful...beach front (or maybe Water Front) isn't worth the money they charge."
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LOCATION
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bluejaz Beach Resort & Waterpark
Which popular attractions are close to Bluejaz Beach Resort & Waterpark?
Nearby attractions include D' Bone Collector Museum (7.6 km), People's Park (7.3 km), and Ayala Malls Abreeza (6.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bluejaz Beach Resort & Waterpark?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Bluejaz Beach Resort & Waterpark?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bluejaz Beach Resort & Waterpark?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bluejaz Beach Resort & Waterpark?
Conveniently located restaurants include Siam Lounge, Madayaw Cafe, and Benjarong Bar and Restaurant Davao.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bluejaz Beach Resort & Waterpark?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Bluejaz Beach Resort & Waterpark?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Japanese Tunnel (12.1 km).
Is Bluejaz Beach Resort & Waterpark accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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