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Crystal Blue Resort

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crystal Blue Resort is a great place for muck diving, especially for photographers. I went to the resort for 11 days in January 2018. They pick you up at the airport In Manilla and drive you for 2 to 3 hours to the resort. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my second trip to CBR. We were part of an underwater photo workshop for 10 days. The resort is 2 hours from the Manila airport and well worth the drive. The staff is finely tuned to ensure your needs are met and exceeded....More

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Response from Mike B, General Manager at Crystal Blue ResortResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for such kind words. We work hard to support the guest's needs and strive to deliver on an extraordinary experience. The crew and staff are the magic of CBR and were all happy you enjoyed yourself. Thank you for taking the time to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first trip to Anilao. Only there 4 nights. No doubt I will return to Crystal Blue. Very well organized. Experienced, knowledgable and accommodating guides. Great camera room. Staff is very helpful. Good food. Very clean. This was my first time shooting underwater...More

1  Thank John S
Response from Mike B, General Manager at Crystal Blue ResortResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks John, were happy you enjoyed the trip and had a chance to experience Anilao. Hope you think of us again when your planning your next trip.

Reviewed 18 June 2017

This resort is intimate and the employees really take pride in it. It's somewhat unique in that respect. From the driver who met us at the airport, to the front desk manager, to the restaurant staff, they were all genuinely helpful and pleasant. This is...More

2  Thank JonnyDub
Response from Mike B, General Manager at Crystal Blue ResortResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind words, my only regret is not responding sooner. We're happy you enjoyed your stay and hope that you think of us the next time your planning a dive trip.

Reviewed 24 May 2017

Overall an excellent dive resort. For the underwater photographer it doesn't get any better. Great camera room, excellent guides and Mike Bartick is a great teacher and photographer. The resort is very well maintained and the food was splendid. Very courteous staff. Can't wait to...More

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US$ 93 - US$ 105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$ 93 - US$ 105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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"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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"Resort is built on a hillside, the higher rooms have a great ocean view, only a few steps higher floor 1."
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