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Big Apple Dive Resort

Sabang Beach, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203, Philippines
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Ranked #33 of 50 hotels in Puerto Galera
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My buddy and I spent 5 days diving with the Big Apple dive team. Can only say great thinks about Joel, Bunny and the rest of the crew. We were lucky to have great dive conditions, not much current even on the Verde Island day trip. Being the low season, Joel and Bunny were able to let us choose which... More

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Me and buddy joined Big Apple dive center for one day trip to Verde island because they were recommended as guys who organize diving at Verde at cheap price including boat, 2 dives and lunch. It would be wise to take with you warm clothes and towels as it becomes cool under a strong wind and when getting wet from... More

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5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Went there recently for a short break and I would go there again. The rooms are clean and the staff is friendly and helpful. After I have heard that they have a 24/7 Restaurant at the beachfront I was a little bit sceptical about the noise factor, but the rooms are in the backyard and you get not bothered at... More

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Luzon, Philippines
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I have been staying at Big Apple for almost 5 years with my long time partner (1-3 times per year we drive down from Manila to go scuba diving) Often we bring the family and book several rooms. Last month I booked a room for our arrival on the 26th / Christmas for a stay of 8 days. As always,... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

On 20 Dec 2013 we emailed Big Apple the following email: We are a group of 17 people (12 are divers, the other spouses) and we would like to book 8 rooms at your resort, plus diving trips for the divers. One of us has stayed at your resort before and it looks like your resort would be perfect for... More

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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27 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We had booked this place for about 2 weeks, ended staying one night and leaving the next morning. The place is a total disgrace. Our first room smelt of urine and the bathroom ceiling and half of it had fallen off... We asked for another room and in the shower was a bucket for you... No water from the shower... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

For single men this is a great place for you to meet the locals and have some fun......... if you are travelling as part of a couple or family then this is not the place for you. Our room was 500 pesos a night and it was definitely a case of you got what you paid for - a dingy... More

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6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I have stayed here many times over the years....just stayed here for 2 nights in oct 2013 WOULD NOT STAY AGAIN... ALL the food is shocking and the Australian manager has let the place go by allowing scumbag vendors to walk inside hotel like they own it and bug all the guests ALL THE TIME... THE ROOMS ARE OK BUT... More

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Pattaya, Thailand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I can here with my partner on the recommendation of 2 friends. The Resort is given a glossy appearance on the website but in reality it is old and worn out . On arrival I thought oh my good what have I brought my partner to. Our first room which was the most expensive with four poster bed was infested... More

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Ontario, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Who: This places is great for single men (or those who want to have fun in the evening) coming to SCUBA dive. If you are a loving couple or family, this place is not for you. Couples and Families go to White Beach HOTEL: The big Apple is in a great location right on the beach with its Bar and... More

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Address: Sabang Beach, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mindoro > Oriental Mindoro Province > Puerto Galera
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Best value for money resort with the cleanest and clearest Pool around! Lively Sports Bar and Cafe Party Bar and New Indian Restaurant! Friendly staff! Open to serve food and beverages 24HRS with a variety of special menu items daily! LIVE SPORTS on the BIG SCREEN. Happy Hours: 8am - 8pm in main bar, 5pm - 8pm in Sports Bar, 12noon - 8pm in BA Cafe! HQ Billiard Tables and Great Music! FREE WIFI! Nintendo Wii! ... more   less 
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