I stayed at Lost Horizon Annex for 1 week and went diving with Philippine Fun Divers (PFD) during March 2017 and it was an excellent experience! I chose both after doing research on dive shops and resorts at Alona Beach, never having visited Panglao Island in the past. Reservations at the resort were very easy to coordinate with Liza in the dive shop.
She also coordinated the transfer on arrival from the marine terminal (I arrived via Ocean Jet ferry from Dumaguete) to the resort, and the departure transfer to the airport. On arrival I was met at the marine terminal by their staff for the 25 minute ride from Tagbilaran City to Alona Beach. The diving was super with divemasters Ole and Iku. All staff there were professional and did a great job leading the dives. The dive sites also are very good with vertical reef walls nearby the resort. We also made the trip, approximately 40 minutes one-way, to Balicasag Island two times, and encountered a whale shark on one of our dives, fantastic experience! The banca boats were very well equipped for diving and professionally operated by their crews.
The Lost Horizon resort was very well operated and a good value for the cost, especially staying in the Annex. The Annex is a short 4 minute walk from the dive shop and a good choice. Good food, clean rooms, and friendly staff.
All staff were professional, helpful, and always ready to assist with activities or information regarding day trips other than diving or other travel needs. I will certainly visit there again and highly recommend PFD and Lost Horizon for a trip to Panglao Island.
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