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Crystal Blue Resort

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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“dive deck”(7 reviews)
“camera room”(31 reviews)
“photo workshop”(6 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to say that I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first saw Crystal Blue Resort but it didn’t take long to discover what a “hidden gem” it is. Sure, there are a lot of stairs to climb to get to/from the rooms...More

Thank lionelwhittaker
Reviewed 2 March 2018

We stayed here in mid-February of 2018. Mostly, it was a good trip but there were some serious problems you can read about further herein. There are lots of reasons one might hope to go back to this resort but the problems we experienced leave...More

3  Thank Shortbull
Response from Mike B, General Manager at Crystal Blue ResortResponded 3 March 2018

We're sorry you had such a poor experience at CBR. We try very hard to make all of our guests feel welcomed and work very hard to make you comfortable. Construction, ugh. Things take a while to be done the right way and often times...More

Reviewed 7 February 2018

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

Thank DrJessicaPierce
Reviewed 4 February 2018

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

1  Thank George M
Response from Mike B, General Manager at Crystal Blue ResortResponded 6 February 2018

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

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US$120 - US$121 (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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