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“Heaven in Moalboal...” 5 of 5 stars
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Asian-Belgian Dive Resort
3.0 of 5 Specialty Resort   |   Saavedra, Moalboal, Philippines   |  
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Hong Kong, China
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Heaven in Moalboal...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2010

Family owned style resort...Daniel gave us a super value package. We're totally enjoy everything...

1) Good for Value
2) Quiet and pleace
3) Helpful staff (everyone...as a family...)
4) Great Chief (especially homemade mango jam)
5) Good owners
6) Excellent dive guide/buddy.....Albert & all boatman !!!!!
Thank you for yours.. we got a wonderful holiday in your resort (2010 X'mas)

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Roanoke, Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2010

My girlfriend and I loved this place. The snorkling right in front of the resort was a wonderful. It was so luxurious to be sleeping in front of this beautiful spot. The owner, Dan and wife came diving with us and showed us an amazing time at Pescador Island and various spots there. He has been diving there for years and is very familiar with the area. His dive master was also very professional and friendly. We saw so many fish, corals, sea turtles, and amazing "tornados of sardines" there.

The cook in the restaurant was fantastic. She served us some amazing fried Talapia one night. It was so good I had it at 3 more times before leaving. The belgian fries are a nice snack and the coconut curries are to die for. I think everything we tried there was fantastic. In addition to great food the ambiance was great in this open air restaurant, which was right by the water and relied on the sounds of the ocean to fill the air. This is opposite to many places in the philippines that are dampened by the aural congestion of too many pop songs playing over rooster calls.

The short motorbike ride into town had very little traffic on it so we could easily manage to get around even with little experience on motorbikes. I do recommend you take it slow on the bikes as friendly dogs, goats, etc roam freely there.

The dives are a bargain. If we had time to do an extended course this could definitely be a wonderful place to do so.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leuven, Belgium
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2010

I was there with a friend in Moalboal. We had a very nice stay there int this resort.

Very good cottage, friendly staff and owner, good diving for nice price and very good atmosphere in a quiet environment.

Certainly worth a visit!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2010

We stayed two weeks in this great family-style resort and really enjoyed the time. Daniel is very friendly and helps out anytime - he also has some tips on activities around moalboal and is a great dive Instructor.

The staff is amazing and was so nice and helpful - the restaurant has some asian and european dishes and we liked especially: potato salad, Hamburger, Pancit Canton, grilled fish and pineapple/mango shakes and of course the great mango jam in the morning!

This place is right for you if you looking for the following:
- quiet and relaxing resort with a family-feel to it
- a nice reef for snorkelling/diving just in front of the resort
- a place to look for dolphins with the resort's boat
- a place to try diving or take a PADI course or just some dives (Wreck, Pescador Island...)
- nice and simple cottage rooms (fan or aircon)
- a 5minute walk to the nice white beach

We are already considering coming back to the asian-belgian next year ;-)

Thanks to Daniel and the staff!!

Enjoy your stay.
Johannes&Julia

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2010

Very recommended for diving . Took the PADI open water diving course in an excellent environment; and in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, with good food. There is also excellent snorkeling on the house-reef as well.

Stayed October 2010
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2010 via mobile

Belgian owner Daniel and his staff are really friendly and the whole atmosphere is really relaxed. The food is varied and freshly cooked by Tili. Apart from diving, we went snorkelling on the beautiful coral reef which is literally down the steps and into the sea. I was thrilled to see sea turtles just thirty metres from the shore. We also went out to the nearby Pescador Island, taken by Michael and Samuel - also fantastic for snorkelling or diving. On our way, we were greeted by around fifty dolphins, who put on a great jumping show for us. The free wifi speed is pretty good for the philippines - I was even able to watch streaming BBC news while other people were also on their laptops. Within easy walking distance is the small village of Saavedra which we visited on a fiesta night. There are only six rooms - all ensuite so would be a good idea to phone ahead if you are a group.

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lancing, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2010

I like the location of the beach resort, its away from the noisy crowd and its a beach resort you can call "your own". Very hospitable and I like their homemade mango jam. We did scuba diving with my husband and it was an exciting experience. It was great swimming with the turtles and shields of sardines. It was a beautiful experience. Too bad we forgot to bring the camera.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Asian-Belgian Dive Resort

Address: Saavedra, Moalboal, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Moalboal
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Moalboal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Asian-Belgian Dive Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small dive-resort plus restaurant at the sea front, next to White Beach. Amazing for diving & snorkeling. Kayaks are for free. Just relax, swim, dive, snorkel and enjoy your stay! ... more   less 
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Asian-Belgian Dive Hotel Moalboal
Asian-Belgian Dive Resort Moalboal, Cebu Island

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