We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all
Nearby Hotels
Reviews (16)
Filter reviews
16 results
Traveler rating
15
1
0
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
Traveler rating
15
1
0
0
0
See what travelers are saying:
Selected filters
Filter
Updating list...
2 - 7 of 16 reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2019 via mobile

Lovely place to stay! Absolutely amazing reef by the door, lovely hosts and Jen and Gigi were absolutely brilliant cooks, we had it to ourselves and it was so peaceful and beautiful. Excellent large hangout area with good games and books, clean western toilets - highly recommend!

Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Thank Little_alice-1
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
capsalayreefcamp, General Manager at Capsalay Reef Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2019

Thank you Alice. We are glad that you loved our place.

We hope to see you in the future.

Kindest regards,

Gigi

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 25 January 2019

The place is beautiful! The island is quiet, not too big or too small (you can go for a nice run or walk). You can walk or swim to other islands :)

The food is even better ;) Gigi is a great cook, she even cooked everything vegan for me and she is really good at it! Had vegan pulled pork (made from jackfruit), vegan pancakes, vegan black bean burger, and much more!

Further the island is quiet and remote, perfect for relaxing and snorkelling. Hope you can enjoy it as well!

We first booked 2 nights, but then added 2 more nights because we loved it!

Date of stay: January 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Service
Thank 15bentek
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
capsalayreefcamp, Owner at Capsalay Reef Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2019

Thankyou for staying with us. It was lovely to have you both.

And yes I loved making and eating the vegan dishes myself. We are workig towards being more of specialty vegetarian & vegan catering but because we live next door to the fishing village we are also blessed with a fresh fish supply to please pescatarians.

The beach areas we have is quite vast. So it was amusing to see you select a beach to do your morning yoga and the Scandinavian ladies pick another to do their yoga. We are surrounded by yogis!

We hope you can come back to visit us again. I will make you that Mexican open bean tortillas with the radishes on top that you liked or of your fave dishes from our repertoire.

Cheers,

Gigi

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 19 January 2019 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and totally recommend you come here. There is good snorkeling at the reef just around from the camp, and so many places to relax around the site that the whole day could pass by without stirring much. But if you miss a meal that would be a pitty as Gigi's food is fantastic. Our bell tent was very comfortable and the solar showers worked well. Gigi is a generous host and a mine of information about the area. We had a great time here and with only small numbers at a time it is like a Robinson Cruiso experience with your own chef! Only runs January through May. Enjoy!

Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank HYNZ
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
capsalayreefcamp, Owner at Capsalay Reef Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2019

Thank you so much for visiting us. I am so glad that both you and children enjoyed their island adventure. It was a pleasure to chef for you all. A Philippine holiday to remember!

Look forward to hosting you again.

Cheers,

Gigi

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

We found this little piece of paradise via Google maps when we were looking for an island to spend some nights. Looking back we should have stayed longer.

It's just an half hour boattrip from Port Barton but you feel like you are on the end of the world. Island hopping tours were also available with pickup from Capsalay.

Staff was amazing, food was great, even keeps in mind any dietary needs and or wishes. When you go for a walk the dogs keep you company along the way.

Best place we have been in the Philippens!

Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank S S
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Gigi S, General Manager at Capsalay Reef Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Thank you Sir for your review!

When we started the business, my husband and I toyed with names for our View Deck. One of them was 'Restaurant at the End of The Universe' (at that time we thought we would like a restaurant open to public attached) - homage to Douglas Adam's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Since then sadly no Galaxial Hitchhikers but a plethora of interesting worldly travellers have passed our way seeking a respite from cockerel alarms, throngs of party tourists and noise. Nature is our best calling card.

I am happy to hear my staff had looked after you both very well. And the dogs a somewhat convivial set of companions. All part and parcel of the service.

We hope you will visit us again.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Where should I start? Everything is A-okay! I accidentally met Gigi cos we were in the same van going to Port Barton. It was during the moment i was resigned to the fact that i cant do island camping cos the one i messaged said they were full. And here comes Gigi tellinger her place offers that! Heaven sent!

I booked staying in a tent for 2 nights but i was upgraded to a beach hut where her family actually stays when they are there. Can't complain. Camping turned glamping.

She toured me around the island and telling me about their efforts in making the place eco-friendly. They collect water from rain and use it eventually. The stack up pet bottles and put cement over it and make as steps or benches. To get a hot shower, you have a solar bag that contains water. Hang it in the bathroom for a few minutes under the sun and there you go! :D

The food. They are amazing! The fish they use they get it im the morning from the nearby fishing village. So surely they are fresh!

There is a small paddle boat you can use to go to nearby islands. Or if you are strong enough, you can swim and snorkel your way to to islands.

My fave spot is the deck! There is a hammock where you can lay. Or walk up a little bit and you'd see a hammock between trees with a view of the sea. Perfect place to have an afternoon nap! This is where i have the breakfast as well. Nice place to start the day.

Overall, it's an amazing place! If you want to get away from the crowd and just enjoy the sun, sand, sea and surf, I can't recommend this enough!

Thanks to Gigi and all the staff that made my stay grand.

Date of stay: February 2018
Trip type: Traveled solo
Thank SarahJ4718
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Gigi S, General Manager at Capsalay Reef Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

I am glad to read that you had a grand time!

What stuck out in my memory was our paddling trip from the campsite to Maroday island. Glorious weather on slightly choppy seas nevertheless turquoise blue. The paddle boat behaved itself impeccably.

Maroday's landing spit of beach was reigned by a small boat whose occupants (a retired Czech couple living the tropical fantasy in Port Barton for the last ten years) were about to depart upon our arrival. He to man the engine. She the sagwan (paddle). After a small friendly chitchat they started to reverse the boat only to be thwarted by a male tourist snorkeller appearing out of nowhere. Mr. Czech guy turned to me and drily said 'Traffic jam'.

There you have it. Sarah went home back to her desk in Ho Chi Minh with memories of an amazing holiday the next day. I went home with a new joke:

'What do you call five people on a desert island? A traffic jam.'

Thank you Sarah for choosing to stay with us. We hope to see you (and maybe with your family) again.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews