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Crystal Blue Resort

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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“dive deck”(7 reviews)
“camera room”(31 reviews)
“photo workshop”(6 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended the Anilao Underwater Photo Workshop in April 2018. This was our first photo workshop experience and first trip to the Philippines. Crystal Blue Resort was great. Every single staff member was attentive and as helpful as possible. I cannot say enough about how...More

1  Thank mpinkerton1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Comfortable although basic rooms with en-suite facilities that are kept spotless and tidy throughout our stay. Excellent food with plenty of choices including local dishes and superb sweets from the dedicated kitchen team. The equipment, facilities and dive guides are very knowledgeable and keen to...More

1  Thank Jim A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing time learning about underwater photography and lightroom! Mike runs an amazing resort with world class diving, lodging, and food! 4 dives a day plus lectures. The meals were buffet style with both western and asian cuisines. Lots of fresh foods. Very delicious! All you...More

Thank barfiemermaid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Muck diving at its best. Staff knocked themselves out. Boat crew and Glenn, dive master, safety conscious to the max. Glenn found every critter on our list and so much more. Food VERY good! The bed was hard as a brick bat, but we slept...More

Thank 13pgh46
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Chose this resort because Mike Bartick hosts an intensive, macro photo workshop for divers. The driver picked us up from our Manila hotel, and it was about a two and a half hour drive south to Mabini, Batangas where the resort is. Van air-conditioned, and...More

Thank Leah M
Response from Mike B, General Manager at Crystal Blue ResortResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you for the kind words Leah, were all happy you enjoyed your experience at CBR.

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Price range
US$ 153 - US$ 160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$ 153 - US$ 160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
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Catherine W
29 March 2017|
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Response from Jim V | Reviewed this property |
It is pretty much about the diving. There is some snorkeling and swimming. If you like a massage, you need to give it a try.
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RCindyB
16 March 2015|
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Response from Mike B | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Please be careful as the power in the Philippines runs on 220, a 2 prong, round/flat socket is available in most rooms and areas at the resort including our camera room. However just because it fits doesn't always mean... More
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"Ask for a room near rececption"
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"Select rooms on lowers levels (10# or family) to avoid climbing stairs. Uppers rooms (20#) have great views."
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"Higher rooms have a lot of stairs to climb."
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"go high those rooms have an awesome view over Anilao bay."
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