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#1 of 4 in Cabilao Island
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4.4
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4.8
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Dougro wrote a review Mar 2020
32 contributions13 helpful votes
If one is considering going to Bohol to relax we can most definitely recommend Polaris resort. The staff have this friendly persona which radiates around the resort. We stayed in one of the tree houses which was spotlessly clean. The main activity there is undoubtedly diving (which we did not do), but there is also a great beach and some nice walks.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Stefansverige wrote a review Dec 2019
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We had a wonderful time here on this little gem. Our transfer from chaotic and smelly Cebu city was amazing. 3 hours in traffic jam to a little town down South. Ready for us was a huge dive catamaran delivering a smooth trip over The sea to The Nice Island Cabilao. The reef were full of small life with live and colourful corals. We went snorkeling or just chilled in some of all The Nice sunbeads and sofas. The restaurant produced everything from Bratwurst mit sauerkraut to tasty pizza from a stoneoven. Nasigoreng, padthai or just grilled fish was also good. Thank you for a fantastic stay with superb service! Kind regards, Stefan with family
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled
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BOB_Houston_Texas_USA wrote a review Aug 2019
Houston, TX USA10 contributions16 helpful votes
1) Room was the bungalow named Mars. Very nice and big size overall, with a big shower and toilet area. Nice king sized bed. In my opinion it could use a floor fan to better circulate the air-con. The wi-fi worked in the room. The maids kept the room very clean daily. Nice porch area with a hammock to relax in the front of the room. 2) Restaurant has excellent fresh cooked food with the attention to special requests. They like you to pre-order your meals so the food can be prepared for you in a timely manner. The prices are very reasonable in the the consideration that you are on an island where all supplies must be brought in by boat. The pizza is excellent! 3) The Staff headed by Ms. Merlinda and her second in command Ms. Aw Aw were excellent. The always cheerful staff never would show a sour face or a lack of attention to the most small details imaginable. They would always greet you with a smile and a hello, from early morning at 7AM to late at night until 10PM. Extremely well run and managed staff; from the groundskeepers to the top of command. 4) Great dive shop staffed well with competent dive-masters and boatmen. The equipment is well maintained and each dive is for 1 hour. Good prices on rental and dive packages.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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TRH93 wrote a review Apr 2019
31 contributions15 helpful votes
I stayed for 5 nights and did 12 dives with Polaris. Exceeded my expectations with the sheer variety of amenities (pool, billiards, darts, massage, playground, etc.). The room itself was also very clean, though I found the separate toilet and shower layout rather peculiar. In addition, owner Maria and the resort staff were very friendly and welcoming, remembering all the guests' faces/names and always providing a cheerful greeting when they see you around. Although I didn't have any signal/connection with a Smart SIM, the resort offers a relatively strong wifi connection which is sufficient for regular usage in the room. The diving at Cabilao Island was amazing, with lush sea grass and healthy corals. However, divers should not come expecting to see the "huge stuff". Instead, do enjoy the frogfishes, nudis and critters that Cabilao has to offer.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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FrançoiseJean-Y... M wrote a review Feb 2019
Pornic, France43 contributions12 helpful votes
We spent 5 nights in this peaceful resort and could pratice very nice dives with our friendly and professional guide. All the staff is so friendly, welcoming and careful. The room was big and clean with a confortable king-size bed. We hope only to come again, it worth really.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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trip-chick-munich wrote a review Jan 2019
Margate, South Africa344 contributions138 helpful votes
Polaris welcomes you with its wonderful staff who all know your name on arrival. They were also extremely helpful in advance organising transfers etc. The staff really are what makes this a lovely place to stay. I stayed in a tree house which was very cute, but the most basic of the accommodation. No hot water in the shower, no air con but had fans. The bed was comfortable with the added benefit of a mosquito net. The hotel grounds are big and well maintained and the rooms are nicely spaced out so it doesn’t feel at all crowded. The food in the restaurant was very tasty. Breakfast not included. There is a mix of local food, pizza and pasta and German food. Loved the bbq pork and garlic rice. There is a beach bar for sundowners and after dinner drinks and a nice pool. The massage facility is great. The girls who do the massage are well trained. The dive shop is very well run, the guides are great and very helpful. Dives cost ca 25€ each. The diving around cabilao is mainly wall diving. Lots of macro. Saw some nice giant frog fish, Pygmy seahorses but also school of sardines, tuna and barracuda. Pretty dives with lots of healthy soft and hard corals. It seems like most dive resorts in the region are Swiss or German & Philippine owned. Polaris is too. Therefore you can also expect a high proportion of the guests to be German speaking.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled
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MKdeS wrote a review Dec 2018
Amsterdam, The Netherlands56 contributions30 helpful votes
This Beautiful hotel with extremely friendly staff is a real nice hideaway at the Island Cabilao. They did everything in their power to make you feel welcome and there is palm trees and plants everywhere. Also the food needs to be mentioned because it tastes great! And they have the best pizza’s I tasted in the Philippines (try the tartufo!). Just I minor thing is that at night, it’s a bit noisy, but I guess that’s what happens if you stay in nature.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled
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ulricha555 wrote a review Jul 2018
Maisons-Laffitte, France19 contributions24 helpful votes
I spent 4 days at Polaris and did a total of 8 dives one of which a night dive. I enjoyed every bit of my stay. Personnel in the resort are friendly and accomodating, the room (De Luxe) was spacious and clean. The divemasters strive to show you a maximum of marine life and dives are always extended to a full hour ( air permitting). The reef around Calibao is pristine and all the divesites are a few minutes of boating away from the resort to start with the beautiful House Reef right in front. Last not least the food and beverage menu is large enough, dishes are well prepared. The nice garden and the terrace invite to take a sundowner late afternoon. Really recommend to go to Polaris.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled
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cipriana W wrote a review Jun 2018
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I love this small island and this lovely resort. Crews are very friendly and helpful. It's relaxing and not so developed yet. Very quiet and peace tranquility. I would be happy to be back here again. 💖 從台灣來的朋友,以後可以先飛到馬尼拉,然後轉當地飛機飛到附近新機場,免去從宿霧過來的3小時車程。大推!
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled
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MaddyNie wrote a review May 2018
Madison, Wisconsin77 contributions43 helpful votes
Wow! This place is just so incredible. The diving here is spectacular. The coral reef is so gorgeous and full of life. The diving operation is very safe. The setting is beautiful and the grounds are so well cared for. There is a play area for kids, big chess set, workout area, hammocks and palm trees everywhere. The pool is gorgeous and warm. We were in the family room, which is huge - 2 stories, several beds, table, dressers. Really well set up and perfect for families or larger groups. I was worried about having to eat at the hotel restaurant for every meal for 10 days but turns out it wasn't an issue at all. The food was delicious and there were SO many options, including kid friendly dishes, and they were happy to customize to our requests or let us order "off menu." The staff are incredibly friendly and kind!! Massages are inexpensive and good quality. A few things to note: Mosquitos could be annoying when outside, but they will give you a mosquito coil if you request it. We didn't have them in our room. Also, their can be jellyfish in the water- varies a lot day-to-day. Not an issue when diving bc you're in a wetsuit, but more for playing in the water or snorkeling. Wifi was spotty in/near our room (but very strong in the restaurant) You will LOVE this place.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Polaris Beach and Dive Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Polaris Beach and Dive Resort?
Nearby attractions include Vita Isola Leisure Farm (3.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Polaris Beach and Dive Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Polaris Beach and Dive Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Polaris Beach and Dive Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vita Isola Leisure Farm, Isla Hayahay Restaurant, and La Estrella Beach Resort.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Polaris Beach and Dive Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Polaris Beach and Dive Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Polaris Beach and Dive Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Polaris Beach and Dive Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Cabilao Island.
Does Polaris Beach and Dive Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.