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Crystal Blue Resort

Anilao, Mabini, Luzon, Philippines
Crystal Blue Resort

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Ranked #2 of 7 Mabini B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went in 5/2013 and stayed at Crystal Blue Resort. This is the first far east photo workshop I had ever attended and my first time to this part of the world, if that helps with my perspectives. I landed in Manilla and was promptly greeted by CB staff. I had dressed appropriately as the airplane was cold, but it... More

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san jose
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I came to Crystal Blue for a two week underwater photography workshop mid-February. Our flight to Manila came in at 3:00am, but the van driver was waiting for us right we were told he would be. We got to the resort, had breakfast and checked in, and dove after a nap and lunch. Mike Bartick is the... More

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Austin, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

While most of the comments are from divers, I found Crystal Blue Resort to be perfect place for snorkeling. The resort was able to arrange a day trip for island hopping, we were able to snorkel around the different islands and had a wonderful picnic....needless to say the snorkeling was fabulous. The water was so clear and had great visibility.... More

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south san francisco
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Crystal Blue Resort in Anilao, Philippines We stayed for 14 nights in October/November 2013. This resort is an inexpensive, relaxed location for muck and reef diving. Fish are mostly small tropicals with some jacks, trevally, and snapper. The best time to go to the Philippines is said to be in April/May. November is described as the second best time to... More

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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Like a great summers day, the good just kept coming. We were there for a 10 day underwater photography workshop and was impressed with the quality of the whole package. Mike the manager and photography expert was informative, had a great sense of humour and helpful. The rooms were comfortable and quite. All of the house staff were extremely respectful... More

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Cairns, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

The resort is very well set up for diving especially for underwater photographers. The camera room is excellent with individual work stations with power, lighting and storage space. The dive boats are the banca commonly used in the Philippines and are comfortable to dive from but with limited shade. Fortunately all sites are within 35 minutes or so travel from... More

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Encinitas, California
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14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We just spent 10 days at Crystal Blue. We were attending an Underwater Photography workshop. So the trip was all diving and camera work. We left for the trip not really knowing what to expect. What we found was a very pleasant resort, very well maintained and run. Mike the manager, does an amazing job. We all felt comfortable and... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

My wife and I spent two weeks there in April of 2013. The rooms are very nice, comfortable, and clean. The room was made up daily with fresh towels and bottled water. A/C worked great. Food was good and plentiful. There was usually two different meat selections, pasta, veggies, etc. Soft drinks and beer are reasonably priced. Dive operation is... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We stayed 10 nights at the Crystal Blue resort last month, rooms were spacious & clean, food buffet style but put out in small amounts so always fresh.The hotel &dive staff were all excellent also plenty of fresh towels for after diving so no need to pack any.

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Kandahar, Kandahar, Afghanistan
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16 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Slightly more expensive but well worth it, beautiful resort and good food. The dive center was great, if I dove with more people the price would have balanced out....helpful and friendly staff, the dive master Glenn is competent and very knowledgeable of the area. Had a trigger fish encounter and he handled it well. Saw lobster,giant clams,pygmy seahorses, barracuda, Jack... More

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Also Known As:
Crystal Blue Resort Batangas/Mabini, Philippines
Address: Anilao, Mabini, Luzon, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Calabarzon Region > Batangas Province > Mabini
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Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Mabini
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