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The Blue Orchid Resort
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

We absolutely loved our stay here, Steve and Michelle were fantastic hosts and really looked after us and booked all our activities, tricycles and transfers no problem at a competitive price.

The food was so good, definitely better anything else nearby in the town/Pangasan Beach. The location is a bit out the way from the above but it's right next to white beach which is way better and you have everything you need here at the hotel with a tricycle only 15 mins and 150 pesos.

The WiFi was temperamental but that's Philippines for you. But when it worked it was super quick! Hot showers, spacious room and even an upgrade to a beach front suite on arrival which was awesome!

Stayed: December 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Matthew G
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Blue O, Manager at The Blue Orchid Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Hi Matthew G, thank you so much for your wonderful review, we really appreciate it! It was a pleasure having the 3 of you here in the resort for a few days, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your sea view room. We agree that our location next to White Beach is fabulous - nice and tranquil, with easy access to a sandy beach which is not so common in the Moalboal area. We will pass on the kind words about the food to our kitchen staff, they work hard to prepare delicious food and a great job. Thanks again Matthew, we look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

Our fun packed stay at Blue Orchid Resort was definitely an unforgettable one. Not only did we scuba dive for the first time but we got to swim with turtles which was our ultimate dream. At first it was a little nerve racking but Steve, Emily and Julie were amazing instructors and introduced us gently into the underwater world. The resort itself had a super relaxed vibe and was run by the most friendly and helpful staff. We spent most of our time in the small restaurant and bar area where we met new people and ate the most delicious food. Happy hour definitely didn’t go a miss with the free popcorn either!!! Our room was spacious and simple with beautiful attention to detail, not forgetting the balcony with its awesome ocean view. We will definitely visit Blue Orchid Resort again one day to do some additional dives. Ps. watch out for Esmeralda, she is definitely a character!

Room Tip: Double Deluxe with Ocean View
  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank wanderersandwarriors
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Blue O, Manager at The Blue Orchid Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Hi wanderersandwarriors, thank you for your very kind review! We really enjoyed having both of you in the resort for a few days, and are so pleased to hear you loved your first diving experience! We agree that diving with turtles is an amazing experience and on many people's bucket list. It's great to hear that you also enjoyed our relaxed atmosphere and social vibe within the resort - we believe it's what makes the place so special. We hope to see you back here again in the future! All the best, The Blue Orchid Team.

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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

We stayed at this amazing hotel for 2 nights which were full of fun.
The staff is highly experienced and always available for help.
You can book organized day trip to Kawasan falls and Oslob (to swim with the whale shark).
The rooms are well equipped with beautiful view.
The food and drinks are lovely and 24h available.
And above all of this, I can't forget the scuba diving experience which is absolutely a MUST, and if you wish to make it more special just try it with the amazing professional instructor couple - Emily and Mat.

Stayed: December 2017, travelled with friends
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Blue O, Manager at The Blue Orchid Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Hi Adi, what a great review - thank you so much! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and filled your time here with so many activities. We think that Kawasan falls canyoneering is an amazing activity and not to be missed while in Moalboal. We are also happy to hear that you loved your first scuba diving experience so much, we hope you continue diving in the future and see lots more turtles! All the best Adi, hope to see you here again in the future!

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Just back from a week's diving holiday, and it was fantastic.

Mat, Emily, Steven and Michele are all very hands-on in running the show. It felt like a family run resort. In fact, all the staff members are very friendly and willing to do what it takes to make your stay comfortable.

There are great dive sites within 20 minutes boat ride from the resort. 2 dives a day over 5 days covered pretty much all the nice dive sites in the vicinity, from the amazing Sardeen run to the plane wreck. Colorful corals, turtles, a variety of nudibranchs, steep walls and an underwater cave - it's all there. To top it up, we got greeted by Dolphins on one of the dives - icing on the cake.

Usually, people come there for shorter stays, mostly couples. The food is decent (portion size, price, and taste) and happy hours run each day of the week :) It takes close to 30 minutes to reach the nearest town on a uniquely Phillipino tricycle. Expect a bumpy ride.

Would I go there again? Yes.

Room Tip: nearly all rooms are sea facing, opt for an airconditioned room preferably, in the newer wing
  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank PankajDev
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Blue O, Manager at The Blue Orchid Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Hi PankajDev, thank you so much for your excellent review of our resort! We had an excellent time taking you to all of the beautiful dive sites around Moalboal, and are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the diversity of sites in the area. We agree that the sardine run and airplane wreck are must-see locations. And dolphins make the whole experience even more special! It was also great to share stories with you both in the evenings over a happy hour drink or two - we hope to get the chance to do the same again in the future! Kindest regards, The Blue Orchid Team.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

If planning to dive in Moalboal then Blue Orchid is the place to stay. The dive centre has excellent Dive Instructors like Matt and Emily. Run under the supervision of Steven and Michèle,our stay was very hospitable. The local staff are extremely friendly and always at your beck and call. The boat captain Jinjin and his colleagues made sure our equipment was always assembled and was brought to and from the boat.
I will highly recommend this resort to anyone learning to dive or just visiting Moalboal and its surroundings.

Stayed: December 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Ratesh T
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Blue O, Manager at The Blue Orchid Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Hi Ratesh, thank you for this awesome review! It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and made the most of the fantastic diving we have so close to our resort. We agree that our local staff are absolutely fantastic, and our boat staff and management team work very hard to make each guest's experience memorable. We hope to see you back here in the future - until then, all the best!

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