Recently had the pleasure of staying with the wonderful folks at the Buri Beach Resort. I found this place to be great place to relax and unwind. While it's no 5-star hotel, the service is second-to-none and you are well taken care of at this resort. It is small but the staff do a great job of making you feel like you are somebody, not like other large resorts.
The food was outstanding!! And it's a good thing because you have to take a boat taxi to eat any other place. They have a great little pool,,,2 actually, no beach to speak of so if you came to swim or hang out on the beach, it is better you go to Sunset Beach. But do stay here at night and visit the other beach during the day.
We had a wonderful couples massage at the top of the hill. It is quite a climb so if you are not in reasonably fair shape you may want to skip climbing to the top. It does however offer a fantastic but limited view. I actually had another massage session the next night to address a specific problem with my lower back and neck, the therapist managed to help with her "gifted" hands. A true professional! Truly a world class therapist. That alone was worth the entire trip.
We did experience some minor problems (water pump noise and some power outages), minor for us, and the manager did offer to board us in another hotel. But after visiting the other location, we chose to stay and overlook the noise of the water pump at the back of our cottage. It really was not that bad while the A/C was on, and we had our laptop music going. There are always power outages in the Philippines no matter where you go. The generators came on quickly and no problems there. The manager sent me an e-mail after my return home to ensure me the problems we experienced had already been fixed.
The beds are 5-star! And the pillows! A great night's sleep.
The bathroom and shower area of our cottage was strange if you are shy,,, you had to pull two panels (not attached to the door opening) together if you want some privacy. The shower is not where anyone can see, but the sink and the mirror are just there in the open. They have a full size bath tub sitting outside. Nice for a midnight dip.
Each cottage has some degree of privacy with its own gate.
Overall a very very nice find in Puerto Galera. Most of the folks that come here visit for the diving,, this is no dive resort, it is a fantastic little gem compared to what we saw in Sabang.
I would stay here every time I go to Puerto Galera.
- 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