While the beaches in Puerto Galera aren't the best in a country of fabulous beaches (they are a bit rocky) there is good scuba diving in the area; everyone in my party went to the Coco Beach Dive Resort and did some cool dives. LOADS of sea life and colourful coral to see, when diving or snorkeling.
Hotel lets you use kayaks for free and takes you on one complimentary boat ride to go snorkeling, although it isn't too expensive t hire a boat yourself to go do this more often (which we did).
The massages I had here were amazing and among the best I have ever had. Expensive for massages in the Philippines ($20 for an hour, or there-abouts) but good quality.
We booked through a travel agent, but I think booking through the hotel directly would have been better. Their website is straightforward, and the photos are realistic in how everything looks. LOTS of stairs, so this resort is not for the faint of heart, infirm, or elderly.
I highly recommend the Buri. I think it's by far the best place to stay in Puerto Galera. Great for a sporty vacations, but with the bonus of being a gorgeous spa too.
The Bad: huge spider found it's way in our room (but then this is the tropics) and we lost power--and more importantly air conditioning--our last night during a thunder & lightening storm.
The Good: everything else!!
- Also Known As:
- Buri Beach Hotel Puerto Galera
- Buri Beach Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Buri Resort, a unique boutique resort in the pristine coastal area of Puerto Galera, Mindoro Philippines, about 2 hours by car and 1 hour by boat transfer from Manila has re-opened at end 2007 with new product and completely refurbished villas to reposition the resort as a 4 star quality boutique resort. The resort boasts 12 luxury villas including 6 all new Buri Villas of 2 stories, with plunge pool, 2 bathrooms and exceptional views of Puerto Galera Bay. ... more less
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