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Mike's Dauin Beach Resort

District III, Dauin, Negros Oriental 6217 Philippines
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#1 of 14 hotels in Dauin
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Mike’s Dauin Dive Resort is a small Hotel and Dive Centre located in Dauin, just 20 minutes south of Dumaguete on Negros Island. Our twelve rooms beautifully are only meters from the beach, as is our lagoon pool complete with waterfall. Our aim is to provide you with the highest quality holiday and diving experience and our comfortable size means we can provide you with a relaxed and intimate resort atmosphere. Most guests board our custom built Banca boats to dive or snorkel the stunning paradise of Apo Island only a short ride away. This premier dive site is one of the oldest and best managed marine sanctuaries in the Philippines. Expect large shoals of fish, many sea turtles and spectacularly colourful coral gardens. Closer still are the dives at Dauin, which are recognised as some of the best macro-photography sites in the Philippines with the chance of meeting Frogfish, Seahorses, Flamboyant Cuttlefish and the famous Blue-ringed Octopus.
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Free parking
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Outdoor pool
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Breakfast available
Poolside bar
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24-hour security
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District III, Dauin, Negros Oriental 6217 Philippines
Mike's Dauin Beach Resort
5.0
691 reviews
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Nestled by the sea, Mike's Dauin Beach Resort comes highly recommended for its serene location ideal for diving and unwinding away from bustling crowds. Guests celebrate the resort for its extensive amenities, spotlighting well-kept rooms and the on-site diving opportunities. The resort's staff, especially dive masters Ace and Gabby, receive accolades for their exceptional service. Affordability is a hallmark here, with reviewers expressing satisfaction with the value received. Cleanliness is a priority, with meticulous attention to both accommodations and common spaces, enhancing the comfort and spaciousness of the rooms.
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Glen B wrote a review Feb 8
New York City, New York14 contributions3 helpful votes
My partner and I had a lovely stay at Mike’s! The property is very relaxing with clean and spacious rooms. Chester, the manager, was super helpful from booking all the way through check out and just an overall kind presence throughout our stay. The dive operation is very well organized with the dive team handling everything for you - all you need to do is gear up and jump in! Shoutout to the DMs (Ace, Gabby, Alaric) for spotting everything on our list (octopus, seahorse, frogfish etc). We hope to stay here again in the future!! 😊
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Hello Glenb980, Good to hear from you and thank you for the great review. I'm glad that you guys had a great stay and especially enjoyed with us. It's always nice to take fellow dive professionals out and show them a great time. Congratulations on seeing your first frogfish by the way :) We hope to see you guys again in the future, and bring your friends with you. :) Chester Lee
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Rodalita B wrote a review Feb 4
Francisco I. Madero Municipality, Mexico210 contributions27 helpful votes
Mikes Dauin Beach Resort Dumaguete Negros Oriental..was a small precious Hotel..with 8 rooms. Situated on the next to the Roman Catholic Church... Mike Dauin dive Resort...the Resort is a very stunning beautiful beach resort..theres a poolside bar. With a waterfall on a kids area.. fantastic beachfront of Dauin Negros Oriental...restaurant & bar patiencely super nice surrounding by Lawns and Shody trees.. right on the Dauin beachfront the garden and a relaxed open- air bars with a terrace and sea views so Amazing! On the other Amenities such as Scuba. Diving lessons. and equipment rentals . and underwater photography courses. And boat excursion of snorkelling and diving... Rooms are only meters away from the beach... the guests board our custom built using a Banca boat to around or snorkel the stunning paradise of Apo Island only short ride away...Mikes Dauin Beach Resort was so fantastic. Resort. Beauriful and greatful place... Hotel highlights Free wi - fi in room And public areas. Free parking
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Get a Standard twin or doubke room to stay.. 4.500 pernight...nice bed for family...
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María Ignacia G wrote a review Jan 2024
10 contributions2 helpful votes
Amazing stay at this place!! The staff is amazing, they went out of their way to make us feel at home (cheers to Chester and Nathan ❤️ and all the staff and dive crew) We did our PADI Openwater, it was a very good price, excellent equipment and instructor (thank you Daniel!) A real great experience. We must say that the best part of all was Lilo and Puka, the resorts dogs, they were lovely and cute. ¡¡Highly recommended!!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello Maria, Como estas? I hope you guys are doing well with the continuation of your journey around the Philippines. Thank you for the wonderful review and glad to hear that you had a great time with your PADI Open Water Course. We wish that you guys will keep on having wonderful dives wherever that may be. =) In the off chance, hope to see you again. Chester Lee
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LGO wrote a review Jan 2024
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We had the best diving adventures and vacation. Great diveguides, Ace and Gabby, took us around the Dauin wall and Apo Island for awesome muck diving, tons of fish and corals and turtles. The brilliant location of Mike's garden, pool and house gives you an all day breeze and shade just by the beach and snorkelling. We'll be back
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello LGO81, So nice to hear from and thank you for your wonderful review. Glad to hear that you had a great time diving with our eagle eyed DMs Ace and Gabby. We look forward to hearing from you. Maybe the moment you get home and feel the winter chill, give us a call and we will have a room ready for you =) Chester Lee
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Carl Johan wrote a review Jan 2024
Copenhagen, Denmark18 contributions2 helpful votes
We (a Danish family of four / two adults and two children aged 9 and 12) spent 14 days in the villa. It was perfect for us with lot’s of room and own kitchen. Mike’s is a small and cosy resort with a “homy” feeling, where the staff is extremely helpful. A special and huge tx to Chester for all the help and interest in us. It’s right next to the beach with turtles 200 meter down the beach (north of Mike’s in front of Eldorado), where you can snorkle. There is limited corals here, but if you go 10 minutes south there is a GREAT housereef perfect for snorkeling (right in front of Bongo Bongo dive center). Other tips is renting a car (Chester can arrange) and go see Valencia Sunday market & waterfalls. Remember to check out the many good restaurants in Dauin, which is in walking distance (and just ignore the dogs, they are harmless). Dauin does not have the perfect beach or lots of Instagram places, but it is quiet, local, safe and has great diving at Apo Island - so it’s a great “beating the crowds” location.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Mike's Beach Resort, General Manager at Mike's Dauin Beach Resort
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Carl, God morgen, har du sovet godt? Good to hear from you, I hope you and your family are doing well with your adventure around the Philippines. On behalf of my wonderful team, thank you for the wonderful review. We enjoyed having you around with us for those 2 weeks and we're glad to hear that you had a great time. We are fortunate that we don't have the crowds unlike other places and yet we have our own hidden gems to offer. I wish you and your family all the best and we do hope to see you again in the future. Chester Lee
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PARKY19630 wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom14 contributions14 helpful votes
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Mike's Dauin Beach Resort gets our Five stars! Room Five, our home for Five weeks, overlooks the bar area & pool, with the ocean view through the mature palm trees from our private balcony, with the sunrise as a bonus! We celebrated our birthdays, as well as Christmas & New Year's at Mike's, and would rate our stay - both for the above and underwater experience - as one of our top three diving holidays since we started diving in 2010! It would not be right to single anyone out by name, because the dive crew, hospitality, reception and housekeeping teams, as well as groundskeeping, security and maintenance teams ALL looked after us so very well, and spoiled us with their personal attention to detail! Throughout our entire stay we had fantastic food and great cocktails, prepared by a hardworking, happy and fun-loving team of kitchen and bar staff. The few times we chose to eat elsewhere, the super efficient reception team were happy to assist us in making recommendations, reservations, and arranging our transport. They also booked our in-room massages (very good & during our stay in Dec '23 - Jan '24 very reasonable at PHP700/hr), a rental motorbike (PHP800/day, even cheaper options available), gave local sight seeing advice, and delivered a proper Concierge service. The Dauin area is famous for its macro/muck diving & Apo Island. The first three weeks we mostly dived with other guests from the Bangka (big outrigger boat) five days a week. We saw turtles in front of the resort, on local Dauin dive sites & of course at Apo Island, too. The nudibranchs, frog fish, crabs, shrimps, eels, scorpion fish, sea moths, octopus & rays, to name just a few species, are all within a ten to fifteen minute boat ride on either the Bangka or the speed boat; and there are also great shore dives available only a 3-minute ride away. I took two underwater photography courses, one each for macro & wide angle, with each including instruction time and two dives. The practical instruction & technical advice has been a game changer for me; my pics are now worthy of printing & hanging on the wall at home. For the last two weeks we requested a private dive guide and speedboat (at extra cost). This enabled us to visit a few other sites & get a more personal dive so we could search for specific creatures and photograph those critters at our leisure, instead of holding up a whole group. Was everything good ALL the time? Well, the Wifi was quite slow when the resort was fully booked, which was a bit annoying as we were working while on vacation but, this is a holiday resort, not the office... And for anything else; if something wasn't right, it was sorted as soon as we brought it up! We would highly recommend Mike's Dauin Beach Resort for a dive trip of any duration, and hope to return someday ourselves, as we didn't say "Goodbye", but only "See you next time!". Thank you all, we miss you.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Mike's Beach Resort, General Manager at Mike's Dauin Beach Resort
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Parky, So good to hear from you, and on behalf of the staff here at Mike's, thank you for the wonderful review and we all miss you. =) It was a great pleasure and honor to have you stay here with us for five weeks. And in that five weeks you did the UW Photography Workshop, celebrated Xmas, New Year and both of your birthdays. I am glad that we were able to give you guys an enjoyable and hopefully unforgettable stay. And I will attest, your pictures have improved drastically compared to the ones before you took the workshop. We look forward to seeing more of your work. As for the internet, we finally got in touch with our provider and coincidentally a new and improved modem/router was just installed this morning. So we are looking forward to a problem free internet from hereon. Finally you are correct, we don't say "goodbye", we say "see you next time", whenever that may be. Let us know and we will have your usual room ready for you. Chester Lee
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Mikko wrote a review Jan 2024
Finland1 contribution
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We stayed at Mike's for two weeks and had such a wonderful holiday. The resort is cozy and the atmosphere is welcoming. The standard room is comfortable, big enough and also cleaned daily. The food was really good and there were also some vegetarian options. The location right next to the sea is ideal for divers. Just hop on board from the beach and you're ready to dive. No busy and noisy traffic nearby, but still only a short walk from the highway. The staff was really friendly and helpful. They can also arrange things e.g. motorbike rental or trips with local guides. That's how we met a birdguru Jac. A walking nature encyclopedia with a great sense of humor. Special thanks also to our dive masters Raul, Gabby and Ace and the entire boat crew who made diving very easy, fun and safe. Apo is full of beautiful coral gardens with colorful reef fishes and big turtles and Dauin is all about strange critters crawling and swimming around. We had fun and memorable dives.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Mike's Beach Resort, General Manager at Mike's Dauin Beach Resort
Responded Jan 11, 2024
Hello Mikkouk, It is so good to hear from you and on behalf on my wonderful staff, thank you for taking the time in giving such a wonderful review. It was wonderful to have you guys over for Christmas and to welcome 2024. First, I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed our food even our vegetarian options for your long stay. Thankfully we are located in the middle of Dauin wherein you can also try out the different food options found in our area. Second, we are fortunate that with Dauin and Apo Island within our reach, we can offer a variety of dive sites. Dauin is known for the wierd and wacky critters but we still have a few dive sites suitable for those who have not acquired the taste of "muck diving". And of course, Apo Island, with it's wonderful coral cover and fish life, it's a great dive site suitable for a day trip. Finally, I'm glad we were able to get you in touch with the local birding expert, Jac. He is certainly well known in this area for birdwatching. I do plan to introduce more of our other guests to the joys of our above-surface sightseeing trips to see more of our pristine nature and birdwatching. Thank you again and if the Finnish winter gets to be too much, just give us a call and we will always have a room for you. Chester Lee
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Ashley T wrote a review Jan 2024
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We spent nine incredible days at Mike's and I would recommend them highly. We had fantastic dives with Ace, who was calm, happy and helped us check every critter off our Dauin wish list (except the Mimic octopus still evades us) . He accommodated our group as my Mom was a very new diver. Thank you to Ace and the entire boat crew and dive masters, they were efficient, professional and just a ton of fun. The rooms are basic, but comfortable. Chester was always very present and was always looking to help. Much appreciated! The food is great, and the serving staff are so kind and helpful. We especially appreciated Nathan. It was a lovely place to dive and stay. Thanks for making our whole family feel very welcomed! Best of luck in 2024!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Mike's Beach Resort, General Manager at Mike's Dauin Beach Resort
Responded Jan 6, 2024
Hello Sunshine, So good to hear from you, I hope your trip going home went well. On behalf on my wonderful staff thank you so much for the wonderful review and we're glad that you had a great time with us. Sorry to hear that the mimic had eluded you, perhaps you will have better luck when you come back next time. In the meantime enjoy your dives in the Maldives and to other places you have planned for 2024. Chester Lee
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macfod wrote a review Dec 2023
Dunedin, New Zealand567 contributions220 helpful votes
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Spent a few weeks at the resort when it wasnt too busy. All the staff are friendly and helpful, Both dive boats are good and the dive boat crew professional and fun. All guides very good and a special shout to Gabbie who has eyes like a hawk. Bar and food staff excellent and Mary proved very effecient and cares and who is a person that ensure all keeps tidy. Chester is always around to help and advice. Rooms are nothing fancy but clean and tidy. We had deluxe room one which was ok but not very private nor quiet being opposite bar and was overlooked by most so curtains often closed. Room 5 seemed more private. Food was good and reasonable in price but breakfast choice was limited and cereal or muesli would have been nice. Dogs are a problem off the resort barking and messing on sand in front of resort and beach but guess its local. I would like to see tables and sun beds giving a good clean more often instead of just brushes off as often ants abd flies were attracted to spillages. Plus, more concrete laid near foot showers by gear storage area as often mud was trodden through to seating area and kitchen. As far as a dive resort though it was very good and will only improve with Chester on board. Thanks all for a memorale Christmas
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid room near sea front and bar room if you like privacy
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Response from Mike's Beach Resort, General Manager at Mike's Dauin Beach Resort
Responded Dec 27, 2023
Hello Macfod, So good to hear from you and thank you for your review and feedback. I'm glad that you had a great time with us and that Gabby was able to show you a lot of things with his eagle eyes. And thank you for the suggestions, I will definitely slowly work on those and will see them when you return in the future. Thank you again for spending your birthday and Christmas with us and I wish you a Happy New Year. Chester Lee
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Karlijn S wrote a review Dec 2023
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We loved our stay at Mikes beach resort, came for the stay and diving, but left with much more! The manager Chester is really kind and always happy, he gave us good and detailed suggestions every day, sight seeing, restaurants, how to book ferries and much more. I wanted to go diving but didn't book in advance, the resort helped me to make sure I got most out of it and they arranged dives for me. It was amazing! Kind staff in the resort and they have their own diving boat, which makes the whole experience complete. Chester made sure to let us feel personally welcome and we were really happy with his recommendations to make most out of our time.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Mike's Beach Resort, General Manager at Mike's Dauin Beach Resort
Responded Dec 23, 2023
Hello 149Karlijns, So good to hear from you and thank you for the wonderful review. My resources are limited but we always try to do our best to make things happen, and we're glad we were able to pull it off for you. I hope the rest of your journey/vacation around the Philippines goes well during the holidays. I wish you and your friend a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year. Chester Lee
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mike's Dauin Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Mike's Dauin Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Uzi's (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mike's Dauin Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Mike's Dauin Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Mike's Dauin Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mike's Dauin Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Finbar, Dauin Dive Cafe, and Dahon Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mike's Dauin Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mike's Dauin Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Mike's Dauin Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mike's Dauin Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Mike's Dauin Beach Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Silliman University (8.8 miles) and Belfry (8.0 miles).
Does Mike's Dauin Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Mike's Dauin Beach Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.