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Truk Blue Lagoon Resort
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Chuuk
Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“KH”
Reviewed May 2, 2012

Pretty basic accomadation but not much on offer there. Clean rooms & good service. Food average but okay. The best wreck diving in the world makes up for the short fall in resort. Resort is still leaps & bounds better than truk stop.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2012

used this hotel for the first 4 days as a base before a weeks livaboard on the odyssey, because of the history around this resort and the island itself ya can forgive the basic ammenities.
the hotel was an old sea plane base and evidence is everywhere, the local dive center is well equiped and offer regular trips out to the lagoon.
rooms have great views but are basic, restaurant was ok, food cooked fresh for you, bar was ok, as was the local shop.
i would defo use them again, the staff were friendly but i'm convinced the dive guide was smashed out his face on something chemical !

Room Tip: ask for a top room... at least ya can hang your gear out to dry in safety
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Johannesburg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2012

I have read some very negative reviews of the resort. Some of the negative comments are perhaps a bit harsh, given the remoteness of this resort. In my view this is a very well run establishment, contered around the provision of providing a good overall experience to divers and , indeed thier non diving parners.
If you want a good pillow bring your own....... pillows from hell, and with an ear infection from too much diving to boot.
The food is good without being remarable, the menus accomodating most tastes that I could see.
It is however a DIVING resort and anybody waning an island gettaway should perhaps go elswhere.
The diving part is out of this world.Those wrecks are excellent and can cater for all levels of divers.
The key question of will I go back?

OH YES

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed March 31, 2012

We stayed at the Blue Lagoon for two nights following a great week on the Truk Odyssey.

When you drive through Weno it makes it easier to understand some of this hotels positives and negatives.

The natural environment at the hotel is truly beautiful. The hotel itself is laid out nicely so that the rooms (there are two storeys) all face the ocean. The rooms have huge glass windows at the front. The have sizeable decks with a table and chairs that are constructed to be sheltered from the rain.

The air conditioning worked very well.

The rooms are large but the one that we stayed in was in need of some sprucing up. I agree with other reviewers that the towels and bed linens need replacing. I didnt feel that they were dirty, just at the end of their lifespan. Similarly the beds were old and not very comfortable. I could see some rooms on the ground floor which appeared to have new beds so maybe the hotel is replacing things gradually although I would have thought they would prioritze the superior rooms located on the second floor.

We didn't drink the water either from the tap or in the water cooler in our room but rather bought botled water either at the gift shop or at the restaurant.

We thought the food at the restaurant was very good. They have a good selection of dishes. The grilled fish was great. They had a huge fresh fruit plate and great pancakes.

The outdoor bar is kind of run down but fun to gather for beers at night and watch the fabulous sunsets.

The resort provides kayaks free of charge and we pottered around checking out some wrecks close the resort. I also spent a couple of hours snorkelling and thought the fish life wasnt bad.

This is not a luxury place to stay however when you see how impoverished and run down the rest of Weno appears to be, you can appreciate that the Blue Lagoon is one of the success stories.

I had no problem staying here for a few nights.

The diving is excellent here however if I was not a diver, I would not recommend travelling to this fairly remote spot.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Tamuning, Mariana Islands
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Reviewed March 17, 2012

We just got back from a week in Chuuk and staying at the Blue Lagoon Resort. It was great and the service was as well. It has everything that you need for diving and more. Chenny has been diving here since the early 80's and does not need a GPS (like the liveaboards) to find any and all wrecks on the island by request. Service was excellent from all staff, dive shop, gift shop, restaurant, everyone. This is a great place to stay for divers of land trippers. This is an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and supplies don't come easy, but they provide what is necessary and the staff makes every effort to make the trip very comfortable. Reviews from others saying they expected more or were disappointed are poor reviews. Remember Chuuk is an island that has a large percentage of poverty level on the world scale. They still don't sit around and ask you for handouts or blame anyone for their situation. Most locals don't know what a five star hotel or resort looks like outside the islands. They make the best of what they have and I respect that a others should. A little respect and appreciation to the local people goes a long way. Thank you Blue Lagoon Resort!!! You all do amazing work and we will be back

Ryan S.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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ENGLAND,UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2012

As part of a group which included 5 divers and 1 non diver we stayed at the Blue Lagoon Resort Truk 1st March 2012- 16th March 2012. The resort is divided into two parts, the dive centre and the hotel. When we were met at the airport for the transfer to the resort it was soon clear by the constant piles of wrecked cars, burnt out, unfinished houses we were entering a very undeveloped country with large unemployment. As we passed through this area which ended as the resort began you couldn't help but feel unsafe. The main road is under construction and whilst this is happening the dirt track has constant craters. We had booked a family room through Dive Worldwide when we checked in, the welcome was more of a case of
what they didn't have than what they offered. When we entered the family room we were met
by the housekeeping making our 18 year old daughter's bed on the floor! The bedding had
tears and the sheets were threadbare. The bathroom was dirty and the towels were stained
and in need of being thrown away, they provide 'drinking water' in a plastic container the water
had scum sediment on the bottom and the container was filthy. We complained at reception
and the duty deputy manager was not interested, I said to him that I would give him 5 hours to
sort out the problem. I returned 5 hours later and he said that the manager came over to see
me but we weren't there- we had waiting in and had not left the room. He then said that as we
were not there it was our problem not his!! I then contacted Our diving centre to contact
Diveworldwide with our situation. We had to buy bottled water which was only available in the
shop on the resort. The following morning the manager of the resort seen us and explained he
was willing to provide us with 5 small bottles of water a day during our stay and he could
provide another room for us- the other room was completely different, it was clean the bedding,
towels, furniture was half decent the only problem was it only had 2 beds but we tip to toe
managed- there was no way our daughter was going to sleep on the threadbare, stained
carpet. There is only 1 restaurant in the reosort and even though there is opening and closing
times if it is quiet they will just close. There is a little cafe which is run by and is next to the
dive centre, we found the food here was amazing and extremely cheap- we tended to mostly
eat here and when we were diving all day the lady was only too willing to wrap and pack a
lunch for $3 where the restaurant was $18! I am the non-diver and on previous diving holidays
that is not a problem I go out on the boat and enjoy the marine life and snorkel.
The diving centre was well stocked and would go out of their way to accommodate your needs
but this would come at a price as the diving gear was priced to hire at a high price. They
insisted that you pay the bill at the end of the week as a group it was all listed as a group and
not individual the listing of dives, equipment, boat and guide hire was very confusing. When we
individually broke the bill down we found they over charged us by hundreds of dollars when we
challenged them the man said immeadietly "we want you to be happy if you don't agree we will
remove it, you not pay it" but it was down to us to find these extras that we never had! The
diving was amazing and the local guides knew their stuff and would hit the dive every time
without any modern technology just simply using transits. The marine life, wrecks were
incredible but if you prefer reefs to wrecks there is only one reef. All the gasses are shipped in
so be aware of the cost of the gas you use. The staff will tell you about their home island and
how they will show you where they live and they would like you to see their home while your
Off- gassing but then charge you for a boat trip at the end of the week!
Around the corner from the dive centre is a little shop this is very well priced and the cheapest
place to by bottled water. As all the provisions are shipped into the island it comes at a price-
don't think I will buy that there when I get there as you won't be able to as the items available
are a skeleton stock. Take all what you will need with you. quick note: all the rooms are the
same size there are no family rooms. The wreck diving is paradise but unfortunately the island is hell! Their is no swimming pool or entertainment.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

Chuuk is incredibly gorgeous and while many people come here to spend hours under the water, that was not our priority during our 5 day visit. In fact, my girlfriend and I aren’t even certified in scuba diving, so strapping on a tank was actually the least of our priorities.

“So why did we come to Chuuk?” many other people at the Blue Lagoon Resort asked us.

It became clear that Chuuk’s other activities had been forgotten among the fantastic wreck diving that was present. This destination offers WAY more than diving and if you come here for only diving, you are truly missing out on the best Chuuk has to offer.

Let’s start with the Blue Lagoon Resort: This was definitely the best place to stay in Chuuk. Hands down. It could use for some improvement in the rooms and some modernization, but remember it’s pretty far in the middle of nowhere so don’t expect first class amenities. Still, you’ll get a lovely room with a lovely balcony with amazing views, and most importantly the air conditioning works fantastic. The resort is on incredibly gorgeous grounds and you can swim right in front of it (although it’s not the best swimming, it’s still quite lovely). The food at the resort was something we were worried about as well – afterall, we were eating breakfast and dinner there every day. Surprisingly it was fantastic food. Eggs or pancakes each morning were really good, and fish each night for dinner was awesome. We were blown away with how great and inexpensive the tuna sashimi was. Fresh grilled reef fish with lime was so good. Beer selection was nice and the desserts they had were delicious. You can’t go hungry here! There’s also supermarkets in town with canned literally EVERYTHING, so no need to bring your own snacks unless you like something specific.

Activities:

Scuba: We didn’t go scuba diving. We didn’t need to. There is SO MUCH ELSE TO DO and people just don’t realize this. In fact, the people at the dive shop don’t really sell anything well so we had no idea what to expect of many of the activities we decided to do and had to rely on our best judgment.

Island hopping: We spent a day at Fonomu island, relaxing, having a beach BBQ, snorkeling in the waters; we were the only ones there and it was incredibly gorgeous. Literally paradise. We did the same on Jeep island and couldn’t have been happier. Honestly, these islands offer a really magical escape and relaxing on them was the definition of paradise. Jeep had a little better snorkeling but Fonomu was a little more beautiful if that’s even possible. You can spend the night on either island, which we didn’t do but I imagine is so wonderful.

Snorkling: You do not need to scuba to see wrecks! We saw some FANTASTIC and INCREDIBLE wrecks just snorkeling. I have photos to prove it ;) Really, it’s truly truly incredible to swim through and around these wrecks and you absolutely do not need to scuba; some of the wrecks star 5-10 feet below the water! Some of the boat drivers knew the shallow wrecks better to take us to them and the dive shop wasn’t really together when it came to offering the right wrecks for snorkeling, but we had a great guide both snorkeling days to show us different wrecks.

Fishing: The dive shop made fishing sound miserable. “You have to bring your own rod – all we have is line” they told us when we asked. Way to downsell something. They made it sound no fun, even though I’ve done line fishing many times. SO, we decided not to do this. BUT, 2 british gentleman on the trip decided to do the fishing one day and it looked like SO much fun. They caught some fantastic fish (lots of them, actually), including tuna, and had the restaurant cook them that night. We were so impressed. Really made us with the dive shop upselled it and made it sound fun. The problem is the locals don’t seem to care about fish and like canned things (like corned beef) and chicken and pork. It’s weird. Honestly though, what would REALLY entice I’m sure a lot of people would be spear fishing lessons. We saw some locals fishing like this in the reefs and thought it would be AWESOME to learn how to do this and try it out. Not many places in the world can one do this.

Island Tour: We went on tour of various larger islands around Chuuk. The people of Chuuk are quiet. They don’t talk much and don’t explain much and are VERY introverted individuals. Getting information out of them was a difficult task. BUT, we ended up learning a LOT about the islands and the people. How? During our island tour we ran into 2 girls on Peace Corps who had been living there for over a year. In 15 minutes of talking with them, we learned more about the people and the islands than we did the entire 5 days of asking questions. Walking around the islands were lovely and we saw incredible Japanese bases that had been bombed and it was very cool to see this history on land (as well as in the water).

So overall, the resort was wonderful (btw, they have a great dvd selection for nighttime watching, and their internet was super slow but the fact they had internet to send/receive email was a HUGE plus) but they did a poor job selling the activities they had and rather made it look a bit unorganized when scheduling everything. Blue Lagoon Resort has the potential to be a HUGE draw for a LOT of tourists. They focus too much on the scuba aspect and don’t realize they could be pulling in more tourists like my girlfriend and I if they market themselves better. Don’t listen to the dive shop, be assertive, and do what you want to do. Fishing, island hopping, bluest waters in the world, etc… PLUS the best wreck diving in the world. This is a romantic getaway unlike any other and once the Blue Lagoon Resort embraces this, they will attract a LOT more tourists. Maybe it’s actually something the Chuuk board of tourism should focus on too. Yes, best wreck diving in the world, but Chuuk is a treasure chest of other activities… if only the world knew, this island (archipelago actually?) could be packed with tourists from all over.

I hope to one day get back here. I also hope to offer any advice I can to the resort and the island of Chuuk to help show tourists around the world that this is one of earth’s most precious places . The Blue Lagoon Resort has potential to be one of the top island destinations in the world and I look forward to this happening one day.

Room Tip: 2nd floor balcony was so nice
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Truk Blue Lagoon Resort
Address: Weno, Chuuk 96942, Federated States of Micronesia
Location: Federated States of Micronesia > Chuuk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Chuuk
Hotel Class:3 star — Truk Blue Lagoon Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blue Lagoon Dive Resort has 54 guest rooms and is surrounded by beautifully maintained grounds. Blue Lagoon Dive Shop is located on our grounds and we are a short boat trip to the 40 plus wrecks in the Repair Anchorage, Fourth Fleet Anchorage and the Sixth Fleet Anchorage. Blue Lagoon Dive Resort also can offer you accommodation on Fonomu Island which has the Fourth Fleet Andhorage on its front door step, and is surrounded by a marine sanctuary and coral garden. For the non diver we offer kyaking, walking, snorkelling, land tours, island tours, fishing trips, the Kimiuo Aisek Memorial Musum, cable tv in the Internet lounge, lounge bar/coffee lounge, pool table and more. Contact us via email to find out account our current specials. ... more   less 
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