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Dolphinbay Beachfront & Dive Resort

Barangay Palangan, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203 Philippines
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#29 of 69 hotels in Puerto Galera
Located in the heart of the unspoiled waters and white sand beaches of Puerto Galera. DOLPHINBAY RESORT is a serene, isolated and quiet place to stay.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Outdoor pool
Breakfast in the room
Table tennis
Shuttle bus service
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
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Family rooms
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English, Filipino, German
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glimdive wrote a review Apr 2019
Manila34 contributions23 helpful votes
The resort is along a nice sandy beach that faces a sheltered cove. There were no strong waves so it's good place for kayaking and swimming. The beach has a gentle slope and starts out sandy and then there are beds of sea grass. But best to wear water shows to prevent any injuries from sea urchins or sharp rocks. Unlike White Beach and Sabang, this place is not inundated with bars and restaurants so it is a nice quiet place to stay. There are a lot of steps from the road to the rooms, dining area and to the beach, so not a good place for wheelchairs. The rooms I stayed in was the VIP room and it was very spacious. The bathroom was also huge. A balcony faced the sea. I was actually booked in a standard room but was upgraded to the VIP room. There is wi-fi but the signal is strongest at the dining area. The service at the dining room was also quick and the portions are not small. The staff were all attentive, especially Ms Sheryl.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: The VIP room was located on the 2nd floor, and had a balcony facing the sea
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Chaweeeesa wrote a review Jul 2018
Manila, Philippines55 contributions19 helpful votes
Pros: - Very quiet place - Away from the busy Sabang and White beach - They have foosball and billiards for free use which you can enjoy. - There's a "tree-house" in the dining area for an isolated dining experience or even just for chilling. - Staff are approachable - The jacuzzi was awesome. Really relaxing. - Clean beachfront -Servings in the restaurant are good for 2. - The staff will contact the free shuttle of Father and Sons Shipping Lines on your way home to the pier. Cons: - As everyone says, too much stairs but it keeps you fit. - There's a smell of poop near the pool. - Limited food choices - Buffet breakfast was also limited. Not much to choose from. - A little pricey. Spent 10,000 pesos for a 3d2n stay. All in.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Maybe the deluxe rooms near the pool to avoid stairs.
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David B wrote a review Apr 2018
Puerto Galera, Philippines29 contributions1 helpful vote
Quiet comfortable resort away from all the noise of White Beach and Sabang yet within easy travel distance to both. Staff is helpful. The food is fair, but everything on their menu is not always available. Descent pool and fair beach. Big draw back is the 190 steps from street level to the main part of the resort the constant brown outs and lack of good internet service.
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Date of stay: February 2018
Radnyeverywhere wrote a review Apr 2018
Luzon, Philippines14 contributions3 helpful votes
If you have a strong heart and are in good shape, then go ahead and take your chances at this resort. It’s located at a cliff face, and you will need to go down more than a hundred steps to get to the main resort and to the beach. Naturally you will need to go up the stairs again to get anywhere. The room was, well, just a place to sleep in. That’s it. The bathroom had a funky smell, and the toilet’s flush was so weak that it took several flushes just to clear the toilet. The restaurant has a good view of the ocean. Great place to hang out. But beware. Food is nothing out of the ordinary. On our first night, we ordered the stuffed squid. Both orders were as salty as the sea it came out of. On the second night, we took a late afternoon nap and woke up at 9pm. Lo and behold, the kitchen was already closed, so we had to go to bed hungry. There was no sign anywhere that the kitchen was only open till 8:30pm. For a resort located in an isolated cove, with no other places to eat nearby, that speaks volumes about how the resort takes care of its customers. The final straw was our trip home. We arrived on the 7th of April. As early as then, I asked the staff about getting me a ticket home from Muelle Port. They said they will take care of it. The following morning, I again asked Sheryl, then Malou, to take care of getting tickets back to Batangas for the morning of the 9th. They said it shouldn’t be a problem. I reminded them that it was a holiday weekend and that there will likely be lots of people going back home. Again both said that it wouldn’t be a problem. On the morning of iur departure, I asked about it again. Again, the response was that it shouldn’t be a problem, and that we should easily be able to get a ticket to Batangas. Here I am, at Muelle Port, writing this review, because I have more than 4 hours to kill because all morning and early afternoon trips to Batangas have already been booked. So much for capping what was supposed to be a restful weekend. Never again, Dolphin Bay. And never again, Puerto Galera.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Ell T wrote a review Feb 2018
Nanjing, China21 contributions2 helpful votes
DBR is a gorgeous, quiet, secluded spot close to Puerto Galera but away from the town and away from the freak show of Sabang. My room was big and clean with a balcony that had a view of the bay through the trees, and a powerful A/C unit. There's a nice restaurant/bar are to lounge around in through the day and night. The food is great even though it's at resort prices, and the drinks are good too. Scooters are available to rent, which is recommended for going over to White Beach (the tourist beach with all that has to offer), to Sabang (girlie bars, girls, and dive shops but some good restaurants), or just down into town to the shop for sunscreen, snacks and amenities. The staff was great with arranging a boat for a snorkelling trip and for a ride down to the pier when I needed to leave. As mentioned, it's quiet. There are some kids around sometimes but they go to bed early. The view of the bay is gorgeous and at night every star is out. The beach is narrow but it's fine for sunbathing. It's good for swimming as well but it's shallow and there are patches of sea grass below. WiFi was good in the lounge but didn't entirely reach into my room. The hot water was gone for a day or two but came back on. The stairs need to be mentioned. There are a LOT of stairs and DBR is at the bottom. A scooter will cut most of them off but when arriving and leaving you'll have to deal with them. All in all, I was very happy with DBR.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Trip type: Traveled solo
US$32 - US$42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PhilippinesMindoroOriental Mindoro ProvincePuerto Galera
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dolphinbay Beachfront & Dive Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Dolphinbay Beachfront & Dive Resort?
Nearby attractions include Tukuran Falls (7.8 km), Tamaraw Waterfalls (6.5 km), and White Beach (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dolphinbay Beachfront & Dive Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Dolphinbay Beachfront & Dive Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Dolphinbay Beachfront & Dive Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jack Daniel Apartments Restaurant, The Verandah Restaurant, and Resto Veranda.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dolphinbay Beachfront & Dive Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Dolphinbay Beachfront & Dive Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Dolphinbay Beachfront & Dive Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Dolphinbay Beachfront & Dive Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Dolphinbay Beachfront & Dive Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Muelle Cross (0.8 km).