We visited Blue Lagoon in August, I am a diver, my boyfriend is not. I was a little worried about taking him to such a secluded location with limited non-diving things to do but... he had a wonderful time and cannot wait to go back (that makes two of us).
I had read a lot about BL online and had spoken with a friend who stayed at the resort. I expected a good place to eat, sleep and have a few drinks at night. I was beyond pleasantly surprised when we arrived, the peninsula being surrounded by crystal clear waters, palm trees everywhere, hammocks for lounging, kayaks for guest use, and above all, friendly and helpful staff. We met Sam my dive master early and he even helped bring our luggage to our room the next day (United had lost it on the way). Renee, Felix, and Advin (and others!) were so helpful at the office even opening up the store late at night when we arrived with no luggage for toiletries.
We had paid for a premium room and were not disappointed. The room itself was large and with 2 beds we had a place to put our bags. The AC worked (our room was freezing at times) and the bathroom was supplied with daily drinking water, soap and lotion. We didn't have hot water as there was a pipe leak when we were there but it was so hot it didn't matter (it didn't even occur to us until day 3 that maybe we were supposed to have hot water and asked). The BEST part of our room was the view. We were on the second floor of the rooms looking to the south. The ocean was 50 feet away, with grass and palm trees in between. I woke every morning to watch the sunrise from our balcony, it was absolutely gorgeous.
The restaurant menu was much bigger than I had anticipated and prices were very reasonable. The food was very good and there was plenty of it. The restaurant staff were so friendly and nice (special shout out to Brenda our bartender). I have a soft heart for animals and every day ordered enough food to feed the kitties (and dogs when they came) after each meal. The staff had no issue with this and even gave me some extra food a couple of times to give to them.
The diving was amazing, I'm not an avid diver but have dove in some amazing places all over the world. This was by far the best diving I have done. The beautiful, clear, and warm water was perfect and really the only type of diving I truly enjoy doing. The wrecks were fantastic, and Sam, my dive master, was always helpful and attentive (and had a great sense of humor). Our boat capitan (Rambo) was helpful and always cool, calm and collected. And the office staff was also very attentive when we had a lot of questions and requested more info in the beginning. If you are coming to BL then you probably already know about the diving so I will move on from more details.
Our only bad experience with Blue Lagoon came on about our 5th night when we were sitting on our balcony for happy hour having some cocktails and enjoying the view. We kept hearing an extremely loud noise that was coming from toward the dive shop. My boyfriend realized it was a pig in distress. After walking down to find out what was going on we discovered that a pig had been slaughtered on the property, within about 100 feet from our room. I am an animal lover and was extremely distraught by this happening, on the property, and having to hear and see it. While this act may not bother many of the guests (I would assume mostly male) it did bother both of us tremendously. Anyone with strong views about how animals should be treated and/or beliefs about not wanting to be a part of or witness to this act would have been upset as well. I spoke that evening with the front desk and also the next day with Advin, the GM, who was already aware of the situation. Advin assured me this practice would not continue at the resort and I let him know that I would be including this in my review so that other people who visit would be aware this will no longer be occurring at the resort.
Despite this one experience, everything else was beyond our expectations hence the 5 star rating. The property grounds, staff, accommodations, views, amenities, food, value and of course the diving, make this resort a gem of Chuuk. We are already working on planning our next trip to Blue Lagoon (hopefully in 2018)?!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Truk Blue Lagoon Hotel Chuuk
- Truk Blue Lagoon Chuuk
- Truk Blue Lagoon Resort Chuuk