Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa

Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa

Small Lalaguna Beach Sabang, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203 Philippines
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Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa is the premier luxury resort in Puerto Galera, featuring a blend of style, service, and luxury comfort. We offer a private villas-style atmosphere that is within a short walk from the center of the lively town of Sabang. Our resort capitalizes on one of our location’s greatest assets, the outstanding views of the pristine waters of the diving hub of Puerto Galera. Most of our villas feature spectacular ocean views of one of the most renowned tropical diving areas in the world. All are equipped with the latest facilities and amenities, providing the highest western standard luxuries for your enjoyment and comfort. We offer a broad range of accommodation options, ranging from economical studios, our unrivaled Luxury Villa range, up to our signature VIP multi-bedroom Penthouse apartment, with its magnificent 100 sqm terrace with BBQ. Whichever room you choose, you’ll experience the luxuries that LLV is known for. Experience the best diving in Puerto Galera with LLV Divers, our scuba diving center at Lalaguna Villas Sabang. Dive with our international team of PADI certified professionals, who are experts diving in the Puerto Galera area. Our new state-of-the-art beachfront dive center is centrally located, offering quick access to most of the best dive sites in the area with a short speedboat ride of around 5 minutes. Our Restaurant and Room Service operate 24/7 providing you around the clock access to our exceptional international menu and unrivaled service. We offer an extensive range of Asian and Western cuisine with a focus on fresh local produce and seafood straight from the sea. Our Pool Bar offers a great selection of local and international beers, signature cocktails, and an extensive wine list, including an eclectic collection of exquisite imported wines from our cellar. WellZen Spa at Lalaguna Villas – Luxury for the Mind, Body, and Soul. Pamper your senses with our revitalizing therapies to ease away stress and enhance your physical and mental wellbeing. We offer a range of luxury treatments. With treatments such as Reflexology, Warm Bamboo Massage, Aroma Stone Massage, and Body Mask Detox, you’re in good hands with our highly-skilled therapists. We're proud to have been awarded the Anahaw Philippine Sustainable Tourism Certification, one of only a few dive resorts in the Puerto Galera area to achieve this award. Our sustainability efforts are in areas such as advanced water conservation, purification and recycling, and a state-of-the-art power management system for greater efficiency. This is part of our ongoing environmental awareness program, as a member of the voluntary international program known as Zero Carbon Resorts. Read all of the excellent comments and reviews from our countless happy guests. We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay as much as they did.
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Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Boating
Books, DVDs, music for children
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Diving
Game room
Hiking
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Billiards
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Karaoke
Patio
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Video game console
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bidet
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
iPod docking station
Walk-in shower
Whirlpool bathtub
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Complimentary toiletries
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Filipino

Location

Small Lalaguna Beach Sabang, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203 Philippines
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Wesley wrote a review Jun 2021
Pasay, Philippines1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family recently returned from a stay—everything was fantastic.

Before we went, the team was helpful in quickly answering all email questions. We booked directly and were presented various payment options including bank transfer, visa, and PayPal.

They arranged the required CoVid testing at a lab on the way at 800php/person, processed our required tourist registration/QR code and sent it by email. So, we literally got the test, drove to the port, and had the results and QR code when we arrived. When we got to the hotel, the manager and several staff members were there to welcome and orient us.

My family is vegetarian. There wasn’t much on the menu, but the staff were very helpful and willing to make needed substitutes to alter items to be vegetarian for us.

Our family decided to take our PADI open water divers’ certification there—the team was excellent (thanks Ja, Jake, and Conan). With our junior divers, they were VERY patient as they overcame fears. They even gave us a free fun dive after our certification to encourage us along. At the end, we were given pictures and videos from our last dive, certificates, temporary PADI cards, and personalized braided wrist bands with our names on them.

Did I mention we also brought our dog (to the hotel, not diving 😉), got a free room upgrade, and assistance with booking transportation to places past Sabang?

It was an excellent trip and we highly recommend this resort to people heading to Puerto Galera. As a DOT certified hotel in an authorized point-to-point location, this is likely the easiest and fastest way to get out of Manila area and enjoy nature.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Info Lalaguna Villas, Owner at Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa
Responded Jun 30, 2021
Thanks so much for your wonderful review of our resort, team, and service. During this difficult time during Covid, it's been a priority for us to offer additional VIP services to travel to our resort, including arranging testing and private transport options. We're happy to hear that we were able to take the hassle out of everything to get you here quickly and safely. Thanks for the kind words about our staff, facilities, and diving, we strive to make our guests stay with us special in every way. It was a pleasure having your family stay with us - all of us here at LLV hope you'll be back very soon.
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Reginald T wrote a review Oct 2021
6 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dear LLV,
From the time of booking all the way when we arrived and leave, the experience is wonderful. We give credit to your excellent staffs specially Ma’am Princess and Kuya Dex. Also, the housekeeping is very accommodating together with the resto bar crew, waiters, room service delivery and everybody else. Special mention also to Daniel the manager and Conan who welcome us with open arms.

Food here is 5 star for me. Not only that it is delicious but the serving is huge as well.

We only have a couple of comments or suggestions.
First, as a spa owner ourselves – please let your massage therapist wear proper uniform during service and please let them wear socks. It is quite uncomfortable to the guest if they are barefoot and stepping on top of our beds. The massage therapist is very good and very skilled on her craft.
Second, please have a visible well lit sign on the entrance of the small narrow road entering the port/pick-up area coming from the main road.

Other than that, everything is super. Thanks again LLV for this stay. We hope to see you again soon and yes, we would definitely recommend you to our friends and relatives.

Sincerely,
Tan Family
Naga City, Bicol
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Info Lalaguna Villas, Owner at Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa
Responded Nov 4, 2021
It was a pleasure having you stay with us at Lalaguna Villas, and thanks for your kind words about our resort and team. We're delighted to have made your family's vacation special. All of us here at LLV hope you'll be back very soon.
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Ivan Zvonimir M wrote a review May 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in LLV for a week in late April 2021 - it was my third time in a resort in the span of a month and a half.

What can I say - I’m a huge fun.

The resort is run smoothly and efficiently which is not oftentimes the case in the Philippines. What I was most impressed by was the attention to details. A great minibar in the rooms, a super clean and frequently made up place, great facilities, and above all, super kind and extra friendly personnel. The food is on another level - was smashing the bubble and squeak every morning, followed by a sip of their really good coffee (a proper one, from the espresso coffee machine which is a must for me).

Still, what I love about the place the most is their dive shop. By far, one of the most organized dive shops I’ve ever dived with in the PH, and their attention to details is also on another level. They are professional, clean, friendly, good equipment, and they listen to the customer. What I also extra appreciate, is the professionalism that is never compromised despite befriending some of the clients. We all know that safety is an utmost priority when it comes to diving. But they also make it super fun. And that’s exactly how it should be.

Big props to Conan and his stuff (Ja, Ed, Jake, Rara, and all the boat crew) for making Puerto Galera and LLV Divers such a great experience that I will always gladly come back to every time I visit Puerto Galera.

From other people, I’d like to point out the kindness of Ms Princess (reception), Luke, Daniel, Andrew, and Jamie (management), kuya pogi Dex, Jessica, Cris, Rizza, Don (the bar personnel) and everyone else whose name I can’t remember at the moment.

See you all soon again!
Ivan
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Info Lalaguna Villas, Owner at Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa
Responded May 8, 2021
Ivan, you staying for the third time here in a month and a half has been a great pleasure for all of us here at Lalaguna Villas. To say you're a special guest here at LLV is an understatement, you're part of the LLV family, and everyone is always happy when you return for a getaway from Manila. Some great times and amazing diving on your recent trip, please make sure your next visit is very soon.
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planetkenyasafaris wrote a review Oct 2020
Nairobi, Kenya37 contributions23 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the very few places available for an escape out of Manila after 7/8 months of quarantine! We stayed a full week. So I was contend just seeing the kid out and about at the beach, in a covid free/safe environment!

1. Transport: These guys can arrange it for you (road/boat package). I however drove myself to the port (2-3 hours from Manila) . The boat ride (30-45min) is REALLY expensive (Php10,000 one way) so you have to be desperate like me!...:)
2. COVID-10 test : same day test is required to go to Puerto Galera. The resort has deal/arrangements with an accredited lab, so can be arranged quickly (~Php4500 pp).
3. Accommodation: I had to walk up few stairs (good exercise!) but the deluxe suite was so worth it!. All amenities needed. Very comfy bed. The Jacuzzi was fun. Superb view. I would however recommend that Management looks into fumigating soon to chase out the ants.
4.Food/Bar: No "haute cuisine" but it is OK. I would not take any "food package" as it turns out that there are exclusions that were not disclosed as such. Also, I found out a bit late that there were some restaurants opened a tricycle ride away, so worth exploring.
5. Other facilities: My daughter enjoyed the pool very much. The gym has potential but really need to be cleaned up, and equipment better maintained/upgraded.
6. Activities: Diving from 8 years old . Snorkeling trip was unfortunately not a good experience for us but Management swiftly addressed the issue, offering a commercial gesture in compensation.
7. Staff: All friendly and eager to help.
8. Others: Construction is ongoing next door as the resort is expanding but there is no noise nuisance. I would also recommend that restaurant provides receipts for daily purchases so that to avoid unnecessary inconvenience at check out.

All in all, this place clearly has a good manager and if you are a diver, this is the place for you!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Info Lalaguna Villas, Owner at Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa
Responded Oct 27, 2020
It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us for the week to escape the quarantine in Manila. It was clear to see how you all enjoyed your getaway. And for the issues you mentioned, as you acknowledged, we addressed these immediately while you were here. We're glad you enjoyed your stay, and thanks so much for the kind words about our staff. We look forward to your next trip to LLV.
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Vivien T wrote a review Feb 2020
Hollister, Missouri1,343 contribution87 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is one of the hardest places to get to and I couldn’t have done it without a guide. I arrived in Manila in the evening so had to stay overnight at the Hilton. The next morning, I had 2 choices to get to Batangas Pier to catch the ferry to Puerto Galera - by bus which would take about 4 hours, depending on traffic or by private car. I was advised not to take a taxi because it wasn’t safe. The bus was very cheap, around US$5. Unfortunately, it was a straight run,without loo stops. So I opted for the private car, for $60. It took only 1 1/2 hours. I had several quotes for the car, from 3k to 8k pesos. So I took the 3k. At Batangas Pier, I had many ferries to choose from so I just chose the fastest. The ride was about 50 minutes. Some took 90 minutes. In Puerto Galera I had to take a tricycle to get to Sabang pier to catch the Lalaguna boat to the resort. The other alternative, was to walk for about 15 minutes along the beach. The resort looks very nice from the sea. Unfortunately, there is no pier. The elevator at the resort starts from L3 and goes all the way up to L7. It doesn’t stop between floors. The staircase is open air so can be slippery when it rains. The bar is opened 24/7 so food can be ordered at any time. Price is standard hotel price. There are instructors to teach you to scuba dive. After 5pm, the boat to Sabang stops running so you’ll have to walk back. Hotel staff is very nice and friendly. There are different categories of room so prices are varied.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Chin B wrote a review Feb 2020
Sinajana, Guam8 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the best place place to stay, dine and dive in Sabang. From check in to check out and everything in between just smooth as their smoothies in the restaurant and probably more :) Staff are very polite and professional. Our room i believe was recently renovated, modern designed, very spacious and the bed just hug you back when you lay down. Food wise... everything is expensive in Puerto Gallera so might as well get the most out of your money and eat at the Nemo restaurant it all worth it. Their smoothies are to die for i just wish they have a fresh coconut juice. Ok lets go Diving, i can go all day but i have errands to do lol. We dove everyday of our stay and my fave is the Verde Island dive. Its a must do dive and i ticked that off my bucket list and the rest are just bonus of your stay. I owe my friend who got me into staying with them and hopefully well be back in no time. Thank you Lalaguna staff and sea you soon!!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from lalagunavillas, Manager at Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa
Responded Feb 9, 2020
We're so happy that you had a great stay with us. The footage from your diving at Verde Island looked fantastic, it's always a great day with the LLV Divers team. We hope to see you back here again soon.
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Angel F wrote a review Sep 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Would definitely recommend and come back to this hotel. The best hotel we've ever been in our lives cause we couldn't compare how friendly, assisting, and you will really feel that you are being taken care of by their staff. The hotel fee itself is reasonable cause you can really see how much they invested to give you the best they can. From their cutleries, hair dryer, karaoke machine, and even up to their ketchup, salt and pepper. Plus their food is so affordable but it is served to you like it was ordered in a 5-star hotel with a very friendly server. We often requested food that is not in their menu, but they willingly and undoubtedly served us our resquests. We also left our important belongings in the port when we came, though it is not their responsibility anymore, they helped us recover those things and delivered it right in our doorstep without anything missing. And lastly, when my fiance had allergies from sea water, they even bought him medicine and ointment to help him 💖 If I could give more than 5 stars to this hotel, I would totally do. Thank you so much for the great service and experience 💖💖💖💕💕💕
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Info Lalaguna Villas, Owner at Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa
Responded Sep 14, 2021
Angel, it was our pleasure having you with us at Lalaguna Villas. Thanks so much for your positive comments about our resort, service, and team. We strive to make every guest's experience special in every way, we're glad we succeeded in making your vacation special. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at LLV and hope you'll be back to visit us again very soon.
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Edfarrugg wrote a review May 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
While we didn’t actually stay at LLV during our time in Sabang, we did spend quite a bit of time there at their dive shop, pool, and bar/resto. My wife and I got our rescue certification through their dive shop and The PADI instructor, Conan was outstanding. Very patient, professional and friendly. We plan to return next year to get our Divemaster certifications through their outfit as it truly stands out as the premier diving outfit in Sabang.
In addition to the spectacular dive shop, the restaurant and bar were a great place to relax and have a couple drinks and a bite to eat. it’s also right next to the pool so our 5 year old daughter was pleased as well. Their chef, Fred is passionate about the food they serve and it shows as the meals we had there were some of the best of our trip. All the staff we encountered were professional, friendly, and accommodating.
Even though we weren’t staying there we did have a look at the rooms and they were updated, spacious and clean. Overall the place really seemed to be a cut above the rest in Sabang and it was very evident that the entire resort is very well managed. We look forward to our return!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Info Lalaguna Villas, Owner at Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa
Responded Oct 4, 2020
Hi Ed. While you may not have actually been staying in our rooms, you were all part of the family here at LLV. It would be hard to remember a day when all of you weren't around, swimming, diving, or relaxing. Being stuck in any place during a quarantine could have been a disaster for many, we're sure we made it a little more bearable for you, just as you did for all of us. We hope you're all keeping well - it goes without saying that we hope we'll be seeing your family again soon. Regards from all of us!
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egra12 wrote a review Dec 2022
Manila, Philippines49 contributions6 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at their premier suit for 3 nights and what I love most is you can see the ocean from any area of the room. In fact, seated at the toilet seat😁 with the door open is better than when you are out of the balcony. When out in the balcony, you can see some unsightly view of surrounding buildings but when seated at the toilet, just pure spectacular ocean view😍
The room is also very spacious and almost everything you need is provided and they even offer free laundry service.
Our room is on the 5th level and you have to take the stairs but we didn't mind. In fact, we were delighted to take it as a form of exercise. I am not sure if there is an elevator but if you have an elderly with you, you might consider occupying rooms at lower levels.
Hotel staff are polite and welcoming not only to us but to our furbabies as well.
They have an open air restaurant just beside the pool where you can order food round the clock and I must say they offer the best meal compared to other restaurants we have eaten.
Their pool though small is available to swim in anytime.
Hotel is located on a diving spot so expect the shore to be a bit rocky but there is a longer stretch and more private and secluded beach just a short walk at the other side but if you still prefer a longer and wider beach with finer sand, you can just rent a trike going to the white beach.
This is a beachfront hotel though for me, the hotel entrance facade and reception area could still be greatly improved. I hope they invest in the aesthetic aspect of these areas.
I am truly glad we stayed in this hotel as there are only a handful of hotels in puerto galera which are pet friendly and have rooms having an ocean view. Even when it's raining, you can just lie down on the bed and feast your eyes on the ocean while being recharged and relaxed.
If you plan to have a diving session and you have a furbaby with you, this is the place to stay in puerto galera.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Info Lalaguna Villas, Owner at Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa
Responded Apr 1, 2023
Thank you kindly for your great feedback from your stay with us! We are very lucky to have some of the most beautiful ocean views of the Philippines on our doorstep. We do have an elevator that can be utilised to reach the higher levels of the resort but for those who want some exercise the stairs are great for this! We are pleased to hear that both yourself and your pets were welcomed warmly to our resort. We are a pet friendly resort and we are so glad that you were able to enjoy your stay with your furbabies - this is exactly what we aim to provide. Our pool and 24/7 restaurant and bar does provide everything you need without venturing far from your room. We do offer excellent diving opportunities via our dive center located on-site with our highly qualified and experience international dive team. Perhaps this might be something you consider next time you stay with us! Looking forward to seeing you all back here again very very soon!! Kind regards, Dani, Guest Relations.
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Mark C wrote a review May 2022
Cwmbran, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Recently visited and had an amazing time. We stayed in a deluxe two bedroom villa which was very well equipped and spacious and served our needs as a family very well. Location is very close to the town and the main town of Puerto Galera is a very short jeep ride away. But by far the best is the dive centre. I went to take the PADI Open Water course and cant recommend our instructor Ja and Mike enough. My partner was a non swimmer and I was very nervous but they were very supportive and above all professional in their teaching and the equipment at the centre seemed very well maintained. I will definitely be going back to continue my training plus the area is amazing for diving.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Info Lalaguna Villas, Owner at Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa
Responded Aug 23, 2022
Dear Mark, Thank you for taking the time to review our property, your comments are very much valued and appreciated. We are thrilled that you mentioned and enjoyed utilising our internationally recognised PADI 5 star onsite dive centre. The dive team enjoy helping both beginners right through to advanced divers feel confident and comfortable when diving. We do hope that you return to further your diving certification and skills. We are so very lucky to have some of the best dive sites in the world minutes away from our resort!! We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay in our spacious two bedroom luxury villa. Our continual commitment to providing accommodation that is fully equipped with the latest facilities and amenities is designed to provide the highest western standard luxuries for all guests enjoyment and comfort. We look forward to welcoming you back to our resort again in the very near future! Best Regards, Dani, Guest Relations
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Puerto Galera, Philippines25 contributions
the resort has its own dive speed boat (Black) to take you for diving ( Green) taxi boat to take you to a place you want specially if you want to go beach hopping or either can pick you up in Berberabe Batanggas within 30 min drive going to Puerto Galera. ( Red ) extra boat in case of emergency and can be used as personal beach hopping boat as you pleased. (white) an extra taxi boat to send you to muelle pier , sabang pier all this boat is used for the convenience of the guest and just located in-front of the resort
Puerto Galera, Philippines43 contributions
Hi, We can arrange a private transfer from Manila airport or a hotel in Manila direct to our doorstep at a cost of P8,000 car (Hyundai Grand Starex) and boat, one way. Alternatively, from Batangas Pier, take the ferry to Sabang. Ferries depart from 7am until 4pm. To take the public ferry, each person will then need to pay P30 for the terminal ticket fee, P230 for a ferry ticket. Another P50 per person will be collected in Sabang port for Environmental User's Fee. Upon arrival at Sabang port, look for the Lalaguna Villas boat and boatmen. We have a daily water taxi schedule to meet every arriving ferry from Batangas port. You may call or text us at +63 917 570 3415 when you board the ferry from the Batangas. Best regards, The team of Lalaguna Villas
Answer from Chris S
Puerto Galera, Philippines1 contribution
Hi Generally, Sabang is quite a safe area. It is quite a small town and mostly people know each other. However, this is not to say that if you drop your wallet and go back an hour later, it would be there waiting for you. However, the question really should be, why walk when you can take a ride on our speedboat. It is free for guests to jump on board on any of 8 scheduled trips per day between the resort and Sabang, timed to coincide with the arrival and departure of ferries. At night you can simply text the office number to have the boat collect you, only P100 for resident guests, P200 for passengers not staying with us. It is a scenic and romantic ride, and eliminates any possibility of hassles. Regards Chris
Answer from Doug W
Puerto Galera, Philippines2 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi Thanks for your inquiry. A Luxury Villa that sleeps 5 with the best ocean views over Verde Island costs P7875 +tax per night. Let us know if you have other preferred sleeping arrangements. There are numerous benefits to booking directly with us, and we price match. In an effort to provide you the best savings possible, we would like to offer you a discounted meal package. To take advantage of this offer, you must request your choice of discounted meal package when you make your reservation. Breakfast P350 Anything from our extensive a la carte menu Half Board P900 Breakfast plus a 2-course dinner Full Board P1200 Half Board plus a lunch snack Supplement P1600 Full Board plus a fruit platter and dessert These prices are per person and all occupants must participate to take advantage of these savings, Children under Age 12 are half price and children under Age 3 are free. Help Us Make Your Vacation Memorable At Lalaguna Villas, we pride ourselves in our ability to ensure you have the best vacation possible. Please let us know if you are you celebrating a special occasion. We will ensure every detail is taken care of so you can spend more time relaxing and less time planning that special event. We are able to prepare flowers, set up a honeymoon suite, bake cakes, serve wine, prepare and serve breakfast in bed and/ or plan and execute a fabulous gourmet meal. Amenities Lalaguna Villas is a new luxury resort with a combination of brand new and fully renovated rooms and facilities. All of our rooms have new air-conditioning and orthopedic mattresses. Most of our rooms provide a spectacular 180 degree view of the sea. In addition, many of our rooms have full kitchen facilities. It is also our pleasure to provide you with top quality linens, towels, and many other extras provided in each room. In an effort to make your vacation as comfortable as possible, we have provided everything from night lights to rechargeable flashlights. Our rooms are also equipped with flat screen LCD TVs with 40+ cable channels and large refrigerators with freezers. In addition, at no extra charge, we provide unlimited pure chilled/boiling drinking water, WiFi, laundry service and a DVD library. Green Earth Projects We recently completed the first stage in the process of becoming independent of the national power grid, by implementing a 210 Kilowatt/hour battery farm, controlled by sophisticated inverters which switch from city power to battery backup within milliseconds; your TV will not even flicker during the frequent brownouts which occur in Puerto Galera. This is currently the most advanced power management system deployed in the entire Philippines! Our resort runs on a 3-phase power system in the interest of greater efficiency. We are currently exploring solar panels to reduce and eventually remove the need to use our backup diesel generator during extended power failures. This is a small part of our environmental awareness program, as a member of the voluntary international program, known as Zero Carbon Resorts. We proudly claim to be at the forefront of all the resorts in this area in this regard, as we pursue a strict recycling program which includes everything from rechargeable batteries to collecting, filtering, and purifying rainwater, which accounts for more than 50% of our water usage and provides our guests with a far higher quality of water than other resorts in the area. Food Enjoy a savory meal while taking in an incredible view as you embrace the unique ambiance while relaxing in our state-of-the-art outdoor furniture. We have four excellent chefs on site catering to your dietary needs 24/7. Our staff will deliver meals and snacks to your room, poolside, Cafe Nemo, the VIP clubhouse or our beachfront rooftop deck. We feature new specials daily. We can also cook to order many of your favorites with little or no notice. Take a moment and familiarize yourself with our menu. Diving Excursions Lalaguna Villas is located in the heart of one of the most renowned areas in the world for scuba diving and scuba diving instructors. Allow us to introduce you to a fascinating world of mystery and sea life. The reefs are covered with basket sponges, whip corals, large and small gorgonian fans. Underwater rock formations serve as sanctuaries for several species of snappers, surgeonfish, unicornfish, and fusiliers. You may even see a shark or an eagle ray. We can get you into a wetsuit at the most competitive rates in the area with our Dive Packages. We partner with the most reputable dive shops in the area. Take a moment and review our Dive Packages. Contact us and we will customize a Dive Package for you, your family, and your friends. If one or more of your group do not wish to dive, we offer personal spa services available punctuated with food and beverages. Enjoy all the creature comforts of home after diving our 40 world-renowned dive sites in the famous the Coral Triangle. Cap your trip off with a trip to the diverse Verde Island Passage. Memories in the Making Enjoy a remote beach swim or a romantic picnic for two. We have a ten-meter speedboat which can comfortably transport more than a dozen passengers. The speedboat is available for charter anywhere in the area. The resort includes an air-conditioned gym and a clubhouse/meeting room with table tennis, karaoke, video games and other amusements. Allow us to set up a massage in your room anytime during your stay. Exciting Excursions Try many of the local excursions, including the following: Snorkeling, fish feeding, visits to the giant clams and underwater cave Xtreme Sports (Mud Go Karts, ATVs, Paintball & Zombieland Crossbow/Airgun) Golfing and zipline at Ponderosa Golf Club Gun firing range - shoot an AK-47! Hiking/Trekking (Tukuran Falls) The Hash House Harriers Visit Tamaraw Falls Motorbike or Yacht rental and so much more... Our front desk will gladly make all these arrangements for you. Feel free to arrange these wonderful excursions prior to your arrival while making your reservation with us. Lalaguna Villas will help you meet all of your transportation needs. While making your reservation, provide as much information as possible regarding your transportation requirement so we can ensure you get the best transportation available for your needs. Please let me know which accommodations interest you and we will send you the details and any other relevant information.
Answer from Tom G
11 contributions2 helpful votes
Not sure on the cost but the beach is not really that kind of beach. You can walk 5 minutes up the coast though to the next bay for a nicer beach however this area isn't really a "beach vacation" place - it is focused on scuba diving and relaxing around the pool in between dives.
Sean S wrote a tip Apr 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go diving with the staff.. exceptional"
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LYNN80-13 wrote a tip Feb 2024
London, United Kingdom16 contributions8 helpful votes
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"It’s a must"
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Tom J wrote a tip Dec 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are thinking of learning to dive or taking any additional PADI qualifications... do it here! "
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Denny M wrote a tip Nov 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you have question, just ask the team before you travel as they are very helpful. "
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Joane P wrote a tip Oct 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We used stairs to reach our room which is in 4th floor. "
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PRICE RANGE
₱3,243 - ₱4,980 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Lalaguna Villas
LOCATION
PhilippinesMindoroOriental Mindoro ProvincePuerto Galera
NUMBER OF ROOMS
33
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Club Erotica Bar and Disco (0.6 km), Victory Sports Bar (0.7 km), and Beach 'n' Bay Dalaruan Puerto Galera (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jack Daniel Apartments Restaurant, The Verandah Restaurant, and Relax Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Muelle Cross (2.3 km).
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