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Opened in 2015, Salaya Beach Houses offers 9 modern beachfront apartments and penthouses, an infinity 22-meter swimming pool, dedicated dive shop and boat, pool bar, air-conditioned restaurant, yoga, massage, conferencing and workshop facilities. Dahon Restaurant, offers contemporary European and Filipino style cuisine in the conservatory-style setting in the luscious tropical gardens of Salaya Beach Houses.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
Babysitting
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga room
Bar / lounge
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
Boating
Diving
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Patio
Walking tours
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
24-hour security
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Dutch and 2 more
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EmilyCharlie wrote a review Apr 6
London24 contributions21 helpful votes
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This place is magic on earth. Salaya is not just a hotel/guest house - the ambiance and feel is like no other place we have stayed in the Philippines. All the staff were incredibly welcoming and passionate about the property and made sure we had an experience to remember. The gardens and pool area is so tranquil, with all rooms having a beautiful view of the sea. We stayed in Porcelain which was a two bed apartment - our family was 2 adults and 3 children - we had plenty of space. The diving is like no other. The service from the initial briefing and getting kitted up to getting out of the sea after a dive to warm towels (!) is first class. We literally didn’t lift a finger (we felt incredibly spoilt!). We enjoyed exquisite drinks and food on board, and snorkellers in our party were welcome with reefs we dived at were also catered to them. We dived on three days of our stay with our Junior Open water qualified children (but there is an opportunity to do Discover Scuba Diving if you are not qualified). We thoroughly recommend the day trip to Apo Island - turtles guaranteed, a beautiful crossing and wonderful staff on board to cater for your every wish. A special shout out to Jomer and Joel who were incredibly kind and patient with our young divers (aged 10 and 11) giving them confidence to experience some incredible dive sites. Salaya is heaven on earth, and what has been created here is incredible. There is nothing they haven’t thought of to make your holiday perfect. We are already saving for our return trip.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Porcelain was a beautiful two bed apartment.
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Evgeniya S wrote a review Jul 2022
Shantou, China36 contributions8 helpful votes
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I experienced dine in and yoga in Salaya Beach Houses and I found it fantastic! The restaurant such a cosy beautiful space with amazing view and delicious food. Best sushi in the city and the best yoga space in Negros Oriental.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded Jul 22, 2022
Dear evgebutas300, What a beautiful afternoon that was - yoga and meditation followed by sushi and wine in the garden! Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience. We are especially grateful that you rate our sushi as the best in the city, and we agree that the yoga studio looking out through the palm trees with glimpses of the ocean is a stunning space! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. (Our next 5 course sushi banquet lunch is on August 20th). Sincere thanks & best wishes from all of us at Salaya Beach Houses 🌴
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Patrick A wrote a review Mar 2024
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Salaya Resort was great. Service was impeccable. Food at their restaurant exceeded our expectations. Everything was expertly prepared and delicious, even better than the food at many 5 star resorts that we've tried. Kudos to the chef. Massage at the spa and yoga with Lino was excellent.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Rent a car if you plan on exploring outside the resort and also if you want to try other...
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Jackie J wrote a review Mar 2024
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The property and staff at Salaya are absolutely amazing. Everything has exceeded my expectations including the hospitality of the staff, the diving, the incredible food and facilities. The Marc van der Poel and his dive staff are super knowledgeable and ensure that all technical requirements are met so that all you are responsible for is creating memories that will last a lifetime. Personal highlights included a juvenile whale shark, octopus, eels, and giant sea turtles. Jackie Joseph Edina Minnesota
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Matt O wrote a review Mar 2024
Farmington, Minnesota8 contributions8 helpful votes
We had a dive group of 12 divers and everything about the resort exceeded our expectations. It all started with the staff, they made the stay. From Marc and Carol to everyone on the team, they couldn’t have been more friendly or caring. It was my first time “muck diving” and I fell in love with it. We were even lucky enough to see a whale shark on our safety stop after one of our coastal dives. The rooms were very well appointed, the beds comfortable and the amount of time put into thinking about the needs of each guest was obvious. Can’t recommend highly enough and am so excited to return.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Andreas wrote a review Feb 2024
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The hotel has a well maintained and beautiful garden with long stretched swimming pool. The modern styled rooms have a good roominess, are very proper , daily checked and are equipped with a very well running ACs. The poolbar and the restaurant serve very good drinks and very good delicacy food for breakfast, lunch and dinner……The happy hour is recommended….😀 For diving and help you will find a PADI diving center there and for snorkeling is a beautiful house reef directly in front of the hotel. Overall the staff is very friendly and service oriented and I will come back for sure.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: I recommend to ask for transportation from/to the airport. The hotel will organize it…..
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Kendra H wrote a review Jan 2024
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I recently spent a couple weeks at Salaya Beach Houses for a diving vacation with a group of friends. This was my first time to the Philippines. My experience with Salaya Beach Houses was above and beyond in every way! Whether you are interested in diving, underwater photography, hiking, snorkeling, paddle boarding or just relaxing by the pool reading your favorite book Salaya Beach Houses is provides it all. It is truly a piece of paradise on the water. Traveling abroad to new locations, a few of my common concerns are safe drinking water sources, safe food and personal safety. Hands down Salaya Beach Houses has attention to the details which made my entire stay one of my best vacation experiences. The resort was able to provide personal connecting services at the airport in Manila between terminals. This was great as changing terminals at that airport can be difficult. Once in Dumaguete City the resort is abut a 30min car ride. The resort itself is beautifully designed and feels very private. The grounds and beach houses are meticulously cleaned and maintained. The resort has it’s own all encompassing water treatment system which means you can seriously drink safe water straight from the kitchen or bathroom sink taps! The resort is set up as an all inclusive dining experience. I eat gluten/wheat free which is always challenging and limits my eating options. Not only are the menu options plentiful and the portions generous but the chef and staff went above and beyond to provided endless safe gluten/wheat free options during my stay. Seriously, some of the best GF food and deserts I’ve ever had in my life! Our group was big enough they made a “cake of the day” and most of them were GF. You can also get food and drinks at the beach side bar. They also have a local band play live music by the pool on Saturday evenings. The entire staff made efforts to know each of us by name, were easily available and made us feel very welcome. Security guards are on duty 24hrs a day so I felt very safe during the entire stay. I stayed in the “Seahorse” house. It was a 3 bed, 2 bathroom, full kitchen with a living and dining room with a balcony facing the beach. The space built into the houses are generous and everything was kept very clean and comfortable. There are very few dishes provided for the kitchen but with the amazing and generous food options you’ll not want to waste your time cooking for yourself! The beach houses are decorated with fresh flowers, actual local dive photos taken by one of the owners and they even do a turn down service each night leaving tiny chocolate treats, making your bed and closing all of the window shades. The spa provides a multitude of options. The spa rooms and area were designed with Koi fish pond “water way” along the wall through each room. There is a natural tricking sound of water ,you can see and hear the fish swimming and splashing around at times. I had 3 massages with 3 different therapist and each them did a wonderful job. They each paid close attention to what type of massage therapy I requested. They are all very versed in anything from relaxing to deep therapy. The diving was mostly muck diving and was spectacular. So, if you enjoy searching for all the tiny wonderful critters you’ll love this dive location. The dive masters and boat crew took great care of us helping with all of our gear each day and keeping us safe both above and below the water. Our group did the day trip to Apo Island for 3 day dives. It was also a beautiful location with coral reefs and turtles. Several of us also did the day trip to snorkel with Whale Sharks. It was a bit of a trek to get to the location but we were shuttled in a very nice van along with a generously packed breakfast and lunch. The resort scheduled us a time slot so we didn’t have to wait very long. We also had a private change room with a shaded sitting area where we had our lunch. No better way to experience this particular attraction due to the amount of people waiting to do the same. Salaya Beach Houses made everything easy and comfortable!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Companion314689, That has to be the most comprehensive review we have ever received! Thank you for making such an effort to share your experience at Salaya Beach Houses on Tripadvisor. Your appreciation of the care and attention that we took in all aspects of your stay is very affirming for our team. As for our gluten free food - we're bursting with pride that you say it's "some of the best gluten free food and desserts you've ever had in your life!" WOW, we couldn't ask for a greater compliment when it comes to preparing gorgeous food that caters to an important dietary requirement. Let's hope that your travels bring you back to us at some point in the future for more great diving and hospitality. Best wishes from the entire team, (especially our culinary crew!) at Salaya Beach Houses 🌴
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Ron G wrote a review Jan 2024
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Our almost two week stay at Salaya was exceptional, better than our already high hopes for a comfortable and productive vacation (we are divers). Let’s start with the accommodations. We stayed in one of the suites which is surprisingly roomy and included a full kitchen with stocked fridge. The bed was king-size and very comfortable with a selection of pillows for those who are picky. A large covered balcony with table and chairs and a huge lounger were perfect. En-suite bathroom included spacious shower. Now the restaurant: the meals are DELICIOUS! Almost shockingly so, breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a wide selection of options, including vegan and gluten free. Portions are more than generous and presentations are classy (we saw guests taking pictures). Diving was as much fun as we’ve had anywhere, with lots of critters to find and photograph, from gorgeous nudibranchs to cuttlefish and octopus, to fish of every color of the rainbow. Dive guides are awesome and have incredible ability to spot the tiniest creatures on the reef or the sand. If you’re a photographer, this is a great place to practice your art. Can’t recommend the place enough. Hosts Mark and Carol will see to your every need, as they did ours.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear 757rong! Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us - we know that you and your family are very experienced world travellers, so this feedback is highly valued. We really do hope to be able to welcome you back again for another couple of weeks of spectacular diving and hospitality soon. Best wishes from the entire team at Salaya Beach Houses
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Annika K wrote a review Nov 2023
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Fantastic resort: beautiful lush garden with infinity pool. Superb service and excellent, delicious food and drinks. Diving Centre is well-organized and the diving staff is competent, helpful and always friendly. They showed us incredible cool critters and we had so much fun! Apart from the lovely location the extremely friendly staff (bar, restaurant, pool, spa, diving, trips, food) has made our stay so much more memorable and unforgettable. Thank you- Salaya…. a true tropical paradise 🥰
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: Even the house reef is beautiful for snorkeling.
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Responded Dec 6, 2023
Dear 979annikak Thank you for sharing your experience at Salaya Beach Houses - we are super-happy to receive your 5 bubble review, and to hear that you found our resort to be a fantastic tropical paradise. The lush garden and infinity pool really to help to create a beautiful setting for a memorable stay! We appreciate your kind words about our superb service, as well as the praise for our excellent and delicious food and drinks. It's also very rewarding to know that the Diving Centre left a positive impression, with well-organized operations and a competent, helpful, and friendly staff who added an extra layer of enjoyment to your diving experiences. We have passed on your feedback to them :) Thank you for choosing Salaya Beach Houses, and we look forward to welcoming you back to our true tropical paradise in the future. Kind regards from all of us at Salaya Beach Houses
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rowena marie S wrote a review Sep 2023
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This is our second time and service is consistent. The room is ready, smells really good and food is great. It is pricey but we are getting the tranquility and relaxation that we need. We asked for a basin for our baby’s use and they provided it right away. The staff are easy to talk to and cheerful. The pool swim is lovely especially in the morning and late afternoon with the sun as background. Wifi internet connection is stable for quick Online meetings. We will Surely come back. Thank you.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: The road to the resort from the main highway is a little bit rough so drive safely.
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Responded Dec 6, 2023
Dear Rowena, We're delighted to receive your wonderful review and to welcome you back for your second stay at Salaya Beach Houses. It's very affirming to hear that our consistent service, pleasant room ambiance, and delightful culinary offerings contributed to a memorable family staycation for you all. Ensuring your comfort is our priority, and we are thrilled that our prompt response to your request for a baby basin added to the overall positive experience. It really does make us happy to know that our staff's approachability and cheerfulness resonated with you, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Your appreciation of the pool swim experience, especially against the backdrop of the morning and late afternoon sun, is truly delightful. We are equally pleased that our stable Wi-Fi connection facilitated your online meetings, allowing for a seamless blend of work and relaxation. Thank you for your kind words, and we eagerly anticipate your next visit to Salaya Beach Houses. Until then, may your family continue to find tranquility and relaxation with us. Warm regards from all of us at Salaya Beach Houses
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₱11,600 - ₱15,278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Salaya Beach Houses
What are some of the property amenities at Salaya Beach Houses?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Salaya Beach Houses?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Salaya Beach Houses?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Salaya Beach Houses?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Salaya Beach Houses?
Conveniently located restaurants include Finbar, Dahon Restaurant, and Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort Restaurant and Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Salaya Beach Houses?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Salaya Beach Houses have airport transportation?
Yes, Salaya Beach Houses offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Salaya Beach Houses offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Salaya Beach Houses?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Salaya Beach Houses?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Silliman University (13.0 km) and Belfry (11.7 km).
Does Salaya Beach Houses have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.