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Ticao Island Resort

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Tacdugan | San Jacinto, Luzon, Philippines
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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful island, and the resort is well maintained. The resort staff (Joy, Vicky and the gang) are fabulous and their restaurant (home made bread!) serves a tasty meal. Great place to relax, go kayaking, island hoping and diving.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We took an internal flight from Manila to Legazpi, then a 90 minute car journey to Donsol and finally a 2 hour boat transfer to access this resort. As the boat entered the cove, it was last light, so you could only just make out the cabanas. However, all the staff were on the beach to greet us and we... More 

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Essex
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42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Stayed here for 5 days on a diving holiday, using this as a base in our attempt to spot some Whale Sharks and Manta Rays. First things first, reading some of the other reviews of this resort, it had mixed reviews. Those that loved it dived, and those that rated it average did not dive. In short, for me this... More 

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2 Thank Ando11
Manila, Philippines
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

..not good to recommend..staffs are rude. very rocky beach..a typical beach resort.hands down!!!!sand is just plain.the manager is not a local of san jacinto..treated us like a rubbish.not a pleasant experience at all

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The staff on this resort are lovely and the locals are kind and welcoming. We went scuba diving and snorkelling around the island which was a magical experience - especially diving with majestic manta rays in the "manta bowl". Hopefully we can go back again some day!!

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2 Thank gaijinpete
Cambridge
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54 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

For us this was the start of a memorable "safari" organised by our UK travel company..After snorkelling with Whale Sharks at Donsal we had a boat transfer to the resort (@2 hours) where we started the first of our 3 centre trip. Most of what can be said about this place has already been eloquently expressed, and for us this... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

With spacious Beach Front Nipa Cottages on a white sand beach Ticao Island Resort is definitely perfect for those Diving intensive getaways. Situated just 30mins from the Philippine's only Manta Ray Hot Spot... Masbate's Manta Bowl it is the perfect jump off point for big animaol action in an otherwise Macro Focused Country.

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Luzon, Philippines
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My husband and I brought our kids to this island resort and we stayed there for 4 days and 3 nights. The staff headed by Vicky and Joy were very warm and helpful that we immediately got comfortable. The place's wifi and cell phone signal were almost always out and there are no televisions in the resort but that definitely... More 

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Zurich
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57 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This resort is around 1.5 hours from Donsol. I really like the place. Bad: 1. I just hope that the transfers from Donsol could be a bit cheaper. 2. Food can be improved though. 3. Wifi 4. Beach area could be cleaner. Good: 1. The staff were very nice. They accomodated our food and drink preferences all the time. 2.... More 

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uk
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95 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We spent five nights here which was a little too much for my non diving husband who is not used to "chillaxing" The positives, the food, the beach front cabanas, the staff, the massages you can sign up - all wonderful. Also they will cut up fresh mangos for you as snacks! I love mangos. The facts of the location... More 

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