Mindoro is the closest island in Philippines to Luzon where Manila international airport is located. Accordingly, you can join it by car and boat and are not required to take a new plane. As a consequence, it is very crowded during the week end, particularly the Northern capital Puerto Galera and its seaside attraction, Sabang with the neighboring Small and Big La Laguna plus White Beach. If you choose to get there, Out of the Blue is a nice resort, not too big but upper standard, with a cosy accommodation including a nice swimming pool. You can have access for a reasonable budget to "villa" which is a large junior suite, nicely furbished and where you can cook in your private kitchen, which has been our choice all nights except one. Breakfast is included, classical international eggs and beverage, just beware the "orange juice" which is actually the famous "TANG" that consists in sugar and chemical. It is the only provision we can find for this resort, not too serious indeed. The welcome was warm and always smiling, the service is no default including a daily laundry which allows you to "travel light". Beware : there is no direct beach access from the resort, you have to negociate a boat to get to the fabulous surrounding sorkelling, beaches and scuba diving places (but it is worth the deal and a kind of habit to negociate daily at progressive discounts). The interest of the place is that it is 10 minutes walking from Sabang downtown where you find shops, bars, restaurants, one diving center each 5 meters and you cross also all the old fat whites guys that are coming here for sexual company (don't be surprised, it is frequent in Philippines). So in Out of The Blue you have convenience of downtown without being downtown. Once again we suggest to select accommodations located upstairs in height. Even if it is hard to join at the end of a busy day, the view and the ambiance are no comparison with rooms down the swimming pool. Overall a good location for starting in Philippines by Mindoro Oriental. Next time, extend your Philippine trip to other more remote islands.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Out of the Blue Resort overlooks Verde Strait, lovely Small La Laguna beach and the popular dive shops and other resorts lining the shore. The striking villas and suites, with their stunning views and soothing sea breezes, provide the perfect environment for a family vacation, romantic getaway or those seeking something out of the ordinary. After a day's diving or exploring by boat, relax in The Verandah - our great bar and restaurant. Alternatively, sip cocktails on your own spacious terrace or just relax poolside at either of our 2 swimming pools. Choose from 1, 2, 3 or 4 bedroom apartments or a private jacuzzi suite. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Out Of The Blue Private Villas Hotel Puerto Galera