We googled nearby beaches in dumaguete and this place is one of the few we deemed good based on web pictures. While traversing the short road to the hotel, you can see a breathtaking view of the pool and the sea. We paid for the day tour pool rate inclusive of buffet lunch. We also paid for snorkeling gear for 100pesos and environmental fee of 50pesos. The pool only has a 4ft and 2ft areas. 13 ft is just for scuba training.
There is nothing extraordinary about the pool. The infinity effect of the pool is nothing compared to other resorts.
Then there is the beach. It was full of rocks! Big rocks, sharp rocks, everywhere there are rocks!
The waves are medium to large. The wind is blowing hard at the time. You do not want to snorkel here. The sand is not white. There are fishes but I have seen many better snorkeling areas than this.
As with the buffet lunch, fried chicken is good, as well as the breaded porkchop and the chopsuey (mixed vegetable with shrimp). For the entrance fee of 500 pesos, I had expected more food choices. If they have added some fish dish in their menu I would have rated this 5 stars.
The beach benches were nice. There were swings too where kids can enjoy the beach view. If we had more time we would have visited Apo island instead.
Staff were very nice which made up for the rocky beach.
Overnight rates are expensive for us Filipinos but maybe reasonable for foreigners.
All in all it was an enjoyable day tour swim.
Fare from and to dumaguete is around 20 pesos jeepney or bus ride.
The restrooms were clean that is another plus.
Food choice, expensive snorkling rate, rocky beach, and shallow pool will not make me visit this place again. If I would visit it again, it would be because of the friendly staff and the serenity of the place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This premier beach resort, located in Dauin, offers a variety of recreational activities. Bahura is a beachside property housed within a coconut plantation, and is only half an hour from Dumaguete Airport. Guests will enjoy easy access to a variety of locations, such as numerous historical, cultural, and tourist attractions. Guests can enjoy a vast selection of interesting attractions such as hiking, kayaking, rappelling, picnicking at the beach, and diving in the amazing dive sites of Dumaguete. The Bahura Resort and Spa is the perfect property for visitors that want a sensibly priced hotel in a grand location. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bahura Hotel Dauin
- Bahura Hotel Dumaguete
- Bahura Resort Dumaguete