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Blue Ribbon Dive Resort
Ranked #9 of 52 Hotels in Puerto Galera
Certificate of Excellence
Calgary
1 review
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“Best resort in Sabang”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

I stayed for over a week at Blue Ribbon and it was fantastic!! The accommodations, staff, food, and diving instruction were excellent and economical. Only a short walk into town and it has a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The resort arranged private transportation for me and there is wifi access as well. I will definitely recommend this resort to anyone who is in Puerto Galera and will definitely be back ! Thanks again for the great vaca

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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57 reviews
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

We did not stay at the resort but we did eat there twice. It was a favorite place to eat in Sabang. In the low season, every Saturday night they have live music for a few hours with quality musicians. In the high season, it is every night of the week. the sizzling seafood and grilled Tanigue were top notch. It could easily pass for food at a five star resort in Vegas, without the price tag.
Friendly staff that are there to attend to your needs without being over the top.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
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Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 6 nights and loved the resort! We had a bungalow by the pool, the room was huge and beautiful with aircon, cable tv, fridge and big bathroom. Very luxurious room for a very good price. There was a maid service every day, which was lovely to come back to a clean and tidy room each day.
The restaurant is very good but quite expensive, but the portions are big so we often shared one meal between the two of us. The menu has a great selection of local and international dishes, the pizzas are excellent.
The owner and staff are all very welcoming and friendly.
We stayed in Puerto Galeta for the diving. My husband did several dives with Blud Ribbon, the staff were very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. The diving is excellent. It was lovely to relax by the pool with peace and quiet while he was off diving.
We also went on a day trip to local attractions, white beach is beautiful, definitely worth a visit. The waterfall was disappointing, very busy, right on the road and the swimming pools are built up in concrete, loosing the natural beauty.
We found Puerto Galera to be very busy and touristy but really like the peace and quiet of the resort, a 10 minute walk to the main drag.
Overall we had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

This was our second trip to Puerto Galera. We have been there 14 years ago and then the second time a few weeks ago. The little town developed quite a bit so we were happy to stay in Blue Ribbon which is a short stroll away from the main 'beach'. Not really beach since Puerto Galera is a divers paradise and nothing else. We enjoyed diving with Blue Ribbon a lot. Though we are only AOW divers, we have a couple of hundred dives each. The dive shop was very professional, fun and a good place to be and dive. I liked the local dive masters and the rather small groups they run. We also stayed in Blue Ribbon and it's very good price/value. And when it comes to food, there is really no need to go anywhere else. The staff at the restaurant is very friendly, cheerful and the food is great. You easily can eat there for one full week without getting board.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Baz is an excellent dive instructor, very relaxed and patient. Great overall experience. Town is very touristy, even in the low season, but the resort staff is friendly and accommodating. Easy access to reefs immediately in front of the resort. Very professional diving, large staff and small diving groups. Nice pool for confined dives. Would highly recommend for inexperienced divers needing certification.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Stayed here for 5 nights with our two sons aged 18 and 20. This is a very laid back casual dive resort It is not a 4 or 5 star resort and does not pretend to be but offers clean and comfortable accommodation. It has a nice pool and a small gym. The staff are like a family and are helpful and friendly. The food in the restaurant is really good from the giant breakfast pancakes to their steaks, fajitas and curries, we did not have a bad meal and its very reasonably priced. The dive shop is on site and the diving was great. We have dived all over the world and consider ourselves to be quite spoiled but we saw things here that we had never seen before. The equipment was good and the dive guides were helpful and friendly. Do not be put off by the fact its typhoon season, we hardly saw any rain! Would, definitely stay here again.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Perth
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

My friend and I arrived in Sabang and made a beeline for Blue Ribbon as I had read good things. We were not dissapointed! We just popped in to enquire as my friend wanted to learn to dive and I wanted to do some fun dives. Immediately we were greeted by friendly faces and invited to sit down on the super comfy couches overlooking the ocean. The dive shop is clean, equipment was well maintained and local guides were absolutely fantastic. I spent my birthday there and Jun Jun found me an octopus! I also had many great dives with Julio who was fantastic in spotting camouflaged critters. Being low season when we were there I had the guides all to myself which was great because I could choose my own dive sites. My friend Katie who learnt how to dive with Chris found him to be very thorough, professional but friendly and encouraging. The divemasters who were doing their training there were also great fun, Fiona and Marcus, and by the end of the week we feel like we had found a new home. We were very sad to leave! Highly recommended dive shop, great attitudes, beautiful smiles. PADI! Go places, see things, meet people!!! ;)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Blue Ribbon Dive Resort
Address: Small Lalaguna, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mindoro > Oriental Mindoro Province > Puerto Galera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 52 Hotels in Puerto Galera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Ribbon Dive Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blue Ribbon Dive Resort is located on Small Lalaguna Beach, Puerto Galera, Philippines. We have 14 Bungalows and rooms located around a tranquil garden, on the beach front. We have a gym and a small diver training pool. We have a 24 hour reception, and housekeeping is included in the room charge. ... more   less 
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