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Reviewed April 24, 2022

Stayed at Emoha Diving Resort last night (Apr 23-24, 2022) with my wife & kids and its definitely one of our best experiences. I’ll give it more than 5Stars with all honesty.

This resort is no doubt one of Cebu’s best hidden gems for a number of reasons:

1. Owned by genuine & hospitable French-HK couple which are very hands on, we felt like VIPs during our stay. They are on top of the food & they spent time talking with us.

2. The resort is very private, quiet & exclusive with only 6 rooms. Just perfect for us as we are looking for a quick stress relieving get-away. The view of Negros Island & Tañon Strait is a Zen experience in itself. The water is calm & backdropped with majestic mountains. It seems so close that you can swim it. The sunset is so romantic. Despite being close to the port for Dumaguete, there is no noise & you cannot see passenger boats crossing.

3. It is a high-end resort at a low-cost price. We love the details. Kohler bath & toilet fixtures are used. Double glazed thick aluminum. Cogon reeds on ceiling, Outdoor furnitures by Metamorphose. Lounges from HK, terracota tiles for Dumaguete. My wife love the plates & utensils used.

4. For non-divers like us, the ambiance is a very welcoming environment. The Contemporary Filipino architecture of the resort is a stunner. I have been to other diving resorts in Mactan & Moalboal & all of them are just plain accomodations. Nothing special to it as they focus only on diving.

5. The food is absolutely amazing. Its a treat for both the eyes & tummy. Fish are freshly caught. Only the finest ingredients were used. Absolutely delicious & worth your bucks. Plus, Chef Girly spend time talking to us which we find very enjoyable.

6. Location-wise I would say that Emoha is perfectly nestled. Because most of Cebu’s diving resorts are conveniently located in Mactan & some in Moalboal, these areas are very crowded. Emoha gives you an exciting, unique & new experience in Santander. You can similarly experience what Moalboal divers has to offer because it is also along Tañon Strait but you have more because you are close to Dumaguete & Negros diving sites.

Definitely we will be returning to this resort regularly as we love the people behind it, the whole resort amenities & our experiences. It feels like home.

Date of stay: April 2022
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank eric_builder
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Reviewed November 26, 2021 via mobile

A hidden gem in Santander!
I love the resort so much. Design and details are well-thought of. It is very clean, serene, bed is sooooo comfortable, pool is refreshing and clean, shower has strong pressure, tootbrush is made of bamboo and the bristles are soft ( which is unbelievable for a free toothbrush!) . And the sunset view? Just wow!

The food? We enjoyed it so much! My friends and i couldn’t stop talking about it ♥️. Try the chocolate mousse and the wine too!

And of course the owners! Thank you so much Lottie. We enjoyed our stay tremendously , if only we could stay longer.

Date of stay: November 2021
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Thank ivyanddaniel
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Reviewed June 10, 2020

Emoha is a beautiful & peaceful place.
I have traveled almost the entire island of Cebu, and there is nothing like the area of Santander.

Emoha made it extra special for me, I stayed there for 1,5 week and this was the first place after a long time traveling(8 months) That made me feel like home. Jean Michel & Lottie are the best!!
We ate our dinners together with some nice jazz or blues music in the background, candle light and the beautiful sunset.
Jean Michel & Lottie are so passionate about diving,
i loved listening to them, the beautiful places the went to and where you as guest will go to.

I have to come back some day to go diving with them because during lockdown sadly it was not possible.
And the other activities as looking at the waterfalls;)
I did go and went hiking up the mountain, from up there it’s an amazing view.

So I’ll be back for the fun stuff;)

Thank you so much for your hospitality, your kindness and friendship.
Stay well and until next time we meet;)

The best regards

Date of stay: May 2020
Trip type: Traveled solo
1  Thank LucaV010
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Reviewed June 4, 2020 via mobile

We spent 2 months at EMOHA during the Covid-19 crisis and enjoyed every moment!
Very good food, great views, perfect snorkle/scuba dive spot and fantastic people!
The resort is beautiful and eco-friendly.
Lottie and Jean-Michel are terrific and helpful.
We are certainly planning to go back!

Date of stay: April 2020
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank Appelspijs
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Reviewed April 10, 2020

We stayed here more than 2 weeks and we had a fabulous time. The environment is absolutely peaceful. You get great sunsets every day by the sea. The owners Jean Michel and Lottie are really involved making sure their guests have everything they need and more! They have been so helpful while Cebu island was in lockdown and they truly took care of us as if we were family. The food also is very tasty and with lot of choices and the staff (morning shift and late shift) are very customer service oriented.
The words would not even be enough to describe how amazing was our stay at Emoha.
A big thanks to Jean-Michel, Lottie and the staff! We would definitely come back.

Date of stay: April 2020
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1  Thank 849emmanuelleg
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Lottie Lau, Owner at Emoha Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2020

Hi Emma, so glad that you got home safe! Please take care, be cautious & stay healthy! Probably still a few months before this is over.

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