My family and I were so pleased by the service and accommodations at Buri that it will now be our go-to resort whenever we visit Puerto Galera. Kudos to the Buri team for making our stay very pleasant and memorable. Ultimately, it was the resort's attention to detail (from the personalized leaf greeting, to the umbrellas available at every villa, to the flowers laid on the newly made beds) that put Buri at a notch above everybody else.
Villas are high-ceilinged and have two rooms on two floors (for approx 5 pax), with one bathroom on the first floor. Each room is cozy and airconditioned, and you can opt to enjoy the sea breeze by opening the fans and windows. The rooms themselves are beautifully furnished; the beds' fluffy pillows are to die for! And I really appreciated the fact that there were no insects in the bedrooms or bathroom--something quite hard to say about the typical local resort.
Elsewhere in Buri, the landscaping and architecture make you feel like you've stepped into a little paradise. There are two medium-sized pools for you to choose from. The food is a bit expensive, but delicious nonetheless.
Staff members make you feel like you're part of the family, especially the guard (who also manages the pool area). No matter your request, they jump at it with a smile!
The beach in front of Buri isn't impressive, as it's fully of kelp and used as a dock for boats. You'll have to take a banca 10-15 minutes away for a decent beach. The highlight of our trip was snorkeling at the coral gardens & giant clams. You hire a big banca to bring you to a beach where small bancas pull you along while you snorkel. The marine life is amazing! You can feed the fish; they eat right out of your hand. While snorkeling we also saw a sea turtle and a sea snake. If visiting Puerto, this activity is a must!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Buri Beach Hotel Puerto Galera