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Ticao Island Resort

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Tacdugan | San Jacinto, Luzon, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had Lady Luck on our side, blessed wether with various sightings of the majestic manta rays at Manta Bowl. Had a really good macro dive at Bobby's Wall awell. Everything was done at a really comfortable and relaxing pace with Elvin, our dive master and his boat crew. Wonderful crew over at Ticao Island, accommodating, friendly and doing everything... More 

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France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Ticao Island Resort is like a small village with beautiful grass and coconut tress in front of the sandy beach. The beach is not wide but nice to just sleep at the hammock and relax. The scuba diving center is very good, the dive master and boat crews gave us 5 star service! The food is delicious and the dining... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We stayed for 3 nights in March celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary. The staff without exception were incredible, and delivered a very personal service. We dived for 2 days and Jan Jan our DM was great as were the boat crew. We walked to the villages either side of the resort and received a warm friendly welcome from the people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We went there to see the Manta's, came back seeing Matas and Whale Sharks after 3 unsuccessful dives ! A big thanks to the Dive crew of Johnjohn, Able and GL you guys are awesome. Also to Vicky and the hotel team. A big thank you from all of the Deep Dive team.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Stayed in mid May, we went mainly for the diving. Great diving & snorkelling at San Miguel area & the Manta Bowl which wasn't really going while we were there but we still saw 1 Manta on each of 3 dives. Rooms were comfy and built of local materials all meals included and very nice. Always plenty to eat and... More 

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