When one goes back to a place for a 2nd time based on an amazingly good 1st time experience there's always that nagging feeling in the back of your mind as you travel that somehow you'll ended up disappointed in the comparison; that the 2nd time (or subsequent) will leave you feeling a little emptier than the previous.
Well, having stayed 6 nights last year I chanced on 15 nights this time around and can only say that any such doubts were completely unfounded. The stay was superb - every bit as good as I could have hoped for and better.
Now in business for 18 months, the ambience and service have maintained and if possible improved year on year.... friendliness and ability to get everyone together is a great plus, accommodation is great value with wonderful high vaulted 'open' roofed cottages.
Food menu has taken a step forward too and now with superb desserts care of owner Tim's resident mum; Diving is great and varied - walls and drifts on Apo, Sumilon and Siquijor, and superb, fascinating macro in the sands at several sites along the coast - superbly managed by Adam and Jim and delivered by DM Jun and DMTs Allan and Rocky, with specialist course instruction also available from Saila and Julia.
So I've now spent 21 brief days of my life at Liquid - and the only ones I regretted were the ones I left on.
Explanation of the 'only' 4 stars on 'sleep quality' - the mad cow and slightly erratic rooster over in the next plot..... but hey, why sleep so long when there are sunrises to enjoy and diving to follow.
Here's to my next visit.........
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Liquid caters to the modern day traveler that can do without Television, mini bar or a private butler, but still wants a comfortable place to hang their hat. A budget PADI 5* IDC dive resort based in a quiet beach location 25 minutes from Dumaguete city. Scuba diving in the Philippines is amazing, explore it with our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort. Liquid Dive Dumaguete is your home away from home where you are part of the family. Affordable, comfortable modern facilities with a native twist set on a large beach front property with views of Apo and Siquijor Islands. Whether you are a flashpacker, backpacker or holidaymaker Liquid is the place for you. Talk to like minded travelers over family style dinners after a day of world class dives. Our team understand the need for comfort on a budget in a friendly relaxing atmosphere and that's exactly what we offer, after all we live here!! - eat, sleep, dive...live - it's that simple ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Liquid Dumaguete Dauin, Dumaguete City, Philippines