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Heathfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived we were taken aback by the professional quality from the team of over 30 staff. All apartments were clean fresh and beautiful. Food is awesome, the team provide great service, generous and varied dishes. Special requirements are always remembered too. Diving here is simply the best too, the divemasters are really experienced and will always...

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MagicIslandTeam, Manager at Magic Island Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for these amazing words, I normally now how to react, but in this case I lost my tongue. I will forward this to the whole team. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again!

Austria
Reviewed January 15, 2017

Just finding the resort by occasion, we have to admit, we have been lucky ! At arrival, reception management was competent, super friendly and open - so we stayed - why... the answer is easy.Management is leadership and so the answer: the owners, Desirey and Ari, created a great resort, but the secret is them competence of leading a great...

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MagicIslandTeam, Manager at Magic Island Dive Resort, responded to this review

It was our luck and happiness that you found our little resort. We enjoyed you staying with us and thank you very much for all the compliments!

Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Loved every minute of staying in this resort! Great customer service, beautiful property, delicious food and drinks, and a very busy diving/snorkeling schedule. I dove for the first time while there. They have morning and afternoon dives scheduled and you can go out late at night for a midnight dive as well. They sent us with a private van and...

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MagicIslandTeam, Manager at Magic Island Dive Resort, responded to this review

Great to hear that you had a good time. The combination trip of the whale sharks and the waterfalls is indeed big fun to do and we are happy that you loved it

Reviewed December 31, 2016

My daughter and I shared a cottage at the resort and did a fairly intnse program of scuba diving. Facilities are excellent and dive and resort staff friendly, professional and go out of their way toprovide what we needed and wanted. The resort feels like a big family. Staff are all committed long term employees. Comfortable and very good value....

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MagicIslandTeam, Manager at Magic Island Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Ruth that you liked our intense schedule of diving. We always hope that the relaxed divers love it as there are 2 dives in the morning and after that time for massage, reading, etc. For the dive-a-holics like you, we hope you are not too tired from the 3 to 4 dives a day

Singapore
Reviewed December 22, 2016

I am writing this review while enjoying the truly magnificent view of their house reef. OK, let me start the review: Pickup: I arranged via email our pickup at Cebu and everything went smoothly. The 3h ride was an adventure and nothing for the light-hearted ones... ;-) Arrival and check-in: Once we step into the resort it was so peaceful...

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MagicIslandTeam, Manager at Magic Island Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the lovely compliments! The Magic Team gets even more motivated to serve our guests :-)

Carcar, Philippines
Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

We just wrapped up a 5 night stay at this resort. While I am a diver, we did not dive this trip as we only wanted to get away from our Cebu farm and relax as a couple. Everything about this resort was fantastic. Knowing a dive resort is mostly empty during the day...... we got the peace and quiet...

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MagicIslandTeam, Manager at Magic Island Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Ron, thank you for pointing out that Magic Island is also an excellent place for relaxing. Indeed in the mornings one can have the resort for yourself as most of the guests are out for on the boats. And as you perfectly point out; sometimes you want to dive and sometimes you just want to relax and we are...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed December 19, 2016

The Magic Island Dive Resort is perfect for everyone who likes to dive and relax! The bungalows are very cozy, nice and with a view to the ocean or the pool. The team is always friendly and helping, the diveguides have an eye for soooo many details and the reefs and divespots are awesome! The sardine swarm is sooo impressive...

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MagicIslandTeam, Manager at Magic Island Dive Resort, responded to this review

No idea how to react: super dving + team + cuisine. . . . .this is all we want our guests to experience!

Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed December 4, 2016

Diving at the Philippines is great. Beautiful reefs and a lot of macro life, especially at Cebu and Bohol. We stayed at the Magic resorts and we can highly recommend them. Comfortable accommodations, good food and friendly staff and dive guides. So if you want to dive at Cebu or Bohol, go to the Magic resorts. Great holiday guaranteed! Marcel...

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MagicIslandTeam, Manager at Magic Island Dive Resort, responded to this review

What very nice to hear that. Our team will be so happy to hear this and it will make them want to please the guests even more.

Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. Very friendly and helpful staff. Loved the lady workers at breakfast. The grounds are gorgeous. The rooms could be a step up based on the cost, but it served it's purpose. I suggest blankets for the beds. It's a comfort thing for me to sleep with a blanket and not only a sheet. Everything else...

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MagicIslandTeam, Manager at Magic Island Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and sorry to hear that the blanket was not in your room. It is normal that there is a big single size blanket and on request you could have had as many more as you wanted. Unfortunately we cannot change the size of the rooms anymore, but with the minibars and coffee-tea sets added last...

Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

WOW !! What an amazing place, we got there about 2 or 3 am ( trouble with flights) it was lit up and looked beautiful. The staff had stayed up to welcome us all with food and drinks, first impressions was great. Rooms were a good size and I couldn't wait to see the rest in daylight. WOW ! This...

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Wow Belinda, this is great and looking forward to see you next time!

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Away from the masses, you'll have a wonderful stay in one of our ten cottages. Enjoy a great dinner in our restaurant or have a drink on our terrace with its magnificent view of Pescador Island. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Magic Island Dive Resort

Address: Tongo, Basdiot, Moalboal 6032, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Moalboal
Price Range: ₱4,344 - ₱5,827 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Magic Island Dive Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“all villas are good !”
  • just a foto of a great resort - just cozy
  • excellent dive team and center
 of 5 bubbles juergenp692, Jan 15, 2017 | Read review
“Not wheelchair accessible. Terraced grounds. However it is a dive resort so guests would not find the steps troublesome.”
  • Clean and neat and well equipped dive centre. Nothing gets lost!
 of 5 bubbles U6611INruths, Dec 30, 2016 | Read review
“I would recommend the upstairs cottage if you'd like a view.”
 of 5 bubbles janmarietta, Oct 17, 2016 | Read review
“Cottage number 1 for serenity and ocean, number 7 for pool lovers.”
 of 5 bubbles Chinetics, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms further away from the bar are quieter at night”
 of 5 bubbles 247terenced, Jun 19, 2016 | Read review
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