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Magic Island Dive Resort

Tongo, Basdiot, Moalboal 6032, Philippines
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Magic Island Dive Resort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Perth, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing resort, room layout and foods outstanding, the staff are so lovely! All round great holiday and dive trip. Would recommend doing the falls if you like adventure and I the sardine dive was as imaged :) awesome! Small issue with jelly fish but my fault for not having a skin suit.

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Perth, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

5 days diveing here, what a great resort,the breakfast staff were amazing ,day 2 early morning checking out the view a girl turns up goodmorning here is your cup of Tea, a pleasure to stay here, super friendly staff a very relaxing enviorment

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I only spend 4 days at Magic Island as Island Hopping was the best way to see the Philippines. After 4 days we did not want to leave! We had not seen all the dive sites, we did not finish the menu card and for sure did not finish the cocktail card. The Philippine staff is very friendly and talkative,... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I was in Moal Boal in April 2014 and stayed in the Magic Island Dive Resort for a bit more than a week. The food is very good and the staff open and friendly, they know your first name after a day, which makes you feel quite familiar. The surroundings are very peaceful, in and out of the resort and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We had been travelling around the Philippines for a while before arriving at Magic Island Resort. This was the seventh resort/hotel we had stayed at this stage of our trip. The resort is very clean with nice rooms. After dives we spent time on sun lounges looking out to the ocean watching other dive boats, fishing boats and Pescador Island... More

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Rockhampton, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

after an overnight flight we arrived to what looked like a fairly pleasant place, however our first encounter was with the so called dive supervisor, rude , stand offish and basically negative from word go, no clue how to deal with people and showed little to no respect for people who had extremely high qualifications and experience, fundamentally treated as... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I have the privilege of experiencing Magic Island Dive Resort from two different aspects, one as a diver/customer staying with and two as a dive shop owner bringing a group of divers to the resort. From the beginning it was clear to us Magic Island is the resort we wanted to visit. We narrowed our results to two operators in... More

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Nieuwendijk, The Netherlands
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229 reviews 229 reviews
19 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We have stayed here several times. This resort is beautifully situated on the shore at Moalboal on the island of Cebu. It is small but well maintained, decorated with many flowers, a beautiful pool and an excellent restaurant. Both the (Dutch) owners and the staff are friendly on all fronts. The food is sometimes simple but always delicious, with lots... More

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SF Bay Area
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Diving, top notch macro with some bigger stuff. This was our first trip to SE Asia so many critters were new to us. When DMs have hand signals for frogfish and ghost pipefish I am very impressed, two critters we had never seen before. Diving was well managed without being tightly controlled, dive until your air is low. DMs spotted... More

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El Nido, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

After reading so many fantastic reviews about Magic Island I was really excited about our stay, but walked away from out stay very disappointed. Like many of the other reviewers I found the diving to be amazing (as it is from every other dive shop on the area) but the accommodation was very basic for the price, the food was... More

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Address: Tongo, Basdiot, Moalboal 6032, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Moalboal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Magic Island Dive Hotel Moalboal
Magic Island Dive Resort Moalboal, Cebu Island

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Away from the masses, you'll have a wonderful stay in one of our ten cottages. Enjoy a great dinner in our restaurant or have a drink on our terrace with its magnificent view of Pescador Island. ... more   less 
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