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Portulano Dive Resort

Bauan, Luzon, Philippines
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Portulano Dive Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Bauan
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I slipped away for a weekend while in Manila on business and thoroughly enjoyed my time here. A short boat trip takes you to the resort which is welcoming and food is included in the price. The local dive sites are excellent - I went as a novice and caught the bug immediately. You can see plenty snorkelling around the... More

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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Portulano Dive Resort is not accessible by car. I had to take a short 5-minute boat ride to get there. The resort is very well designed - down to the smallest details. The owners Arnel and Carmela designed and built it. It is rustic in appearance but in reality it is a very comfortable place. It is a perfect... More

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San Jose, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

just got back from one week here. Great reef, best for smaller critters, not much large fish, except for turtles, which we saw on our very first dive! one big one and one small one. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Pool table and lots of movies if you need a break from diving. good food, simple but always enough... More

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Great resort that I really don't mind going back every year. Most important aspect should be their every rooms are seaview rooms and privacy as it's only accessible by resort arranged boat. It was not crowded at all for the past 2 times I visited so I enjoyed a very quiet and relaxing stay. Staffs and resort owners are very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Great resort. The rooms are very nice and clean. The staff will help you to tailor make the vacation to Your needs. The food is very good. Comfy chill out facilities. The only disadvantage is that there is no sand beach. Excellent value for money. Worth going back.

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Oslo, Norway
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18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I calm isolated place, only accessed by boat. The food was incredible, native style and good. The diving is also spectacular. In low season, come here with friends. Reasonable priced considering that all food is included. Diving is a bit more pricey than in puerto galera, but its also much better! Would like to come back to this place. I... More

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United Kingdom
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94 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Fantastic place for divers. Great rooms with sea views: very good diving 2 minutes boat ride away; decent equipment; excellent food;laid back vibe. Isolated (you can only reach the resort by a few minutes boat ride, despite it being on the mainland), but for a few days diving and relaxing – excellent.

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Makati, Philippines
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I came to the Philippines in 1989 and started diving around the same time. An avid scuba weekend warrior I soon discovered all the pretty dive spots in the country. Based in Manila I found my usual hunting grounds in Subic, Anilao and Puerto Galera. I have done trips to the south and covered areas ranging from Bohol, Cebu, Boracay,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

The house reef is amazing, whether diving, snorkeling or just swimming. We saw sea turtles, lionfish, baraccudas, frogfish, etc! They have wonderful food, accomodations, service, and staff. They have lounges, a game room, hammocks everywhere. It is a perfect vacation spot and a place to have a family reunion. It is very family friendly. I absolutely did not want to... More

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Antipolo City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

After searching online for the best place to go snorkelling, I chanced upon reviews of Portulano resort. It is mainly a dive resort but they claim to have an excellent house reef so I booked a weekend with the hubby for our monthly beach trip, do not regret it one bit. Reservation: Did ours via email, Arnel (the owner) was... More

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diveaddiction, Owner at Portulano Dive Resort, responded to this review

In response to this review: 1) BEDSHEETS ARE ALWAYS NEW AND CHANGED and also regularly replaced for long staying guests. It would be quite unfair to say it wasn't changed because it was not seen since the beddings are usually set up earlier during the day, before guest arrival. Additional cleaning and checking is done prior to room turnover so... More

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Additional Information about Portulano Dive Resort

Also Known As:
Portulano Dive Hotel Bauan
Portulano Dive Hotel
Portulano Dive Resort Batangas/Bauan, Philippines
Address: Bauan, Luzon, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Calabarzon Region > Batangas Province > Bauan
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Bauan
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It’s one of the more cozier resorts in Batangas, providing snorkeling and scuba diving services to Anilao/Mabini, Bauan, Tingloy popular dive sites. Wake up to the gentle sound of the waves with rooms directly fronting the sea with a bedside view of the ocean. It's a great place for both divers, non-divers having lots of private space to lounge and relax. Design and architecture is inspired by mediterranean colors accented by local materials and artistry. ... more   less 

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