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“Best resort and restaurant on Siquijor Island”

Oceanlife Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 12 Restaurants in Siquijor
Price range: US$2 - US$12
Description: At Oceanlife Restaurant, guests are served a tasting menu that uses primarily local, seasonal ingredients and draws from the culinary team's knowledge of different cuisines. We offer a creative variety of delicious dishes... if we haven't got it just ask!
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Description: At Oceanlife Restaurant, guests are served a tasting menu that uses primarily local, seasonal ingredients and draws from the culinary team's knowledge of different cuisines. We offer a creative variety of delicious dishes... if we haven't got it just ask!
Reviewed 1 November 2017

The Oceanlife Explorers Resort contains a restaurant, cocktail bar, hotel, pool, dive center with dive boat and a research lab for marine life. The restaurant, the cocktail bar and the dive center are available for non hotel guests, also.

Restaurant (and cocktail bar):
It offers a huge variety of food from different countries: Philippines, Thailand and Europe. Of course, you are offered vegetarian food, also.
I was there for two weeks of vacation and tried a lot of the food. All of it was excellent and delicious. The staff was very friendly. It is possible to eat your meals in a tree top next to the restaurant. I would recommend this place especially in the time of sunset!

Hotel:
At the moment four bungalows are finshed (more are planned). Each of them offers WiFi, air condition, cable-TV and a big bed. The separated bathroom is created in a half-open style like the ones in the Maledives (great feature!) and offers beside toilet and a big lavatory a shower with hot and cold water.
The rooms will be cleaned every day and the towels are exchanged, also.
Beside diving you can do a lot of sightseeing on this island. I recommend the waterfalls (Cambugahay and Lugnason Falls), Salagdoong Beach, Century Old Balete Tree and Cantabon Cave.

Pool:
Actually there are two pools. A smaller one is constructed as a whirl pool and the water is running downwards into a bigger one with four different levels of depth. So you can sit (and enjoy by a cocktail or shake) or swim in it. In the evening it is coloured in blue. That looks really great!

Dive center:
It is connected to SSI (Scuba School International) and offers a lot of dive courses. and fun dives. In case you don't have your own dive equipment, you can rent it there for a convenient price. Each diver gets a box for its equipment. The equipment will be carried, mounted and cleaned by the staff of the dive center. For your check out they will dry it, also. Nice service!
On the other side of the road is the pier where the dive boat of the dive center is located. It's a large and fast boat and offers space for around twenty people. While my vacation there were less then ten people on the boat, so everybody had plenty of space.
Diving at the reefs around Siquijor is amazing! Manuel, the very experienced dive instructor, lives since several years on Siquijor island and knows a lot of lovely places, which nobody else seems to know. So we were able to dive at the reefs undisturbed by any other divers and to explore an untouched underwater world!
While the surface pauses free drinks and snacks will be offered by the friendly boat crew.

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Thank Holger M
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

After a few month I was back in the resort now, and I am very impressed how the construction was going on. Restaurant is perfect, food is delicious, and now a huge pool for dive courses and relaxing with cocktails is ready!
There are luxury bungalows for accomodation, with king size bed, separate bathroom, TV, etc. and everything is very clean. The staff is friendly and everything will be cleaned each day.
Diving was so nice! Manuel knows so many great diving places which no other dive center knows on the island.
We will come back very soon!!!

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1  Thank chironexfleceri
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

The restaurant offers a huge number of local and international dishes. Everything is freshly prepared and tastes excellent. The staff is very obliging and helpful and the whole resort is a diamond on the island. Very nice and comfortable bungalows. I am looking forward to come back soon and see the dive center be finished and to start dive trips with Manuel and his team.

1  Thank chironexfleceri
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We stay for 1 week ther and the service and food was great.
In the room rate was the Breakfast inclusive and it was very Tasty. My favorite was the German Breakfast with cold cuts.

The Room was very nice and clean
The open Bathroom was great. We really enjoy our Holidays.

The Stuff was very friendly. Special thanks to Charissa.


We are for shure we will be back soon.

Thank ScubaMaldito
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We stayed in the resort for two weeks and tried almost all the dishes. All of them were delicious and looked great. It's worth every single peso!
Our favourites: Pizza, shrimp fettuccine, crepe with homemade ice-cream and the german breakfast.
If you're here in Siquijor, that's the place!!

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1  Thank Franziska E
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