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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Hello Arie / Desiree - Just as I settled down to write this report, I see that Facebook has once again changed how things appear so . . . I am writing directly to you so you can post this on your site. Having been to the glorious islands of the Philippines four times, my observations and experiences cause me...

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MagicIslandTeam, Owner at Magic Island Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dearest Cindy, like so many before you you arrived as a guest and left as a friend. As we were blessed to see you more often, both at our resorts and at exhibitions, we can say you have become very dear friends. What we value a lot is that you will not shy away to tell if something is not...

norwich
Reviewed 5 November 2016

we had bungalow number 1 my husband dives and I don't I was wonderful we had a little stone bridge down to two sunbeds and a little sun house I could sit there and watch the divers come and go. .the swimming pool was lovely a short walk from our bungalow but not an issue the staff were amazing always...

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MagicIslandTeam, Manager at Magic Island Dive Resort, responded to this review

5 frog fishes in one dive and a singing Manuel; that is amazing! We did not move the fish specially for you :-). We are keen to please our guests and divers so singing is allowed underwater. It pleases us to hear that you had a great time and we are happy that you also had a chance to meet...

OH
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband, son and I dove with Magic Island in late August. The staff there is what makes this place so special. Everyone was so friendly and hard working. Cocheng knew how to meet our every need. I arrived first, as the other two were coming from a business trip. SInce my travel time was approximately 27 hours, Cocheng knew...

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MagicIslandTeam, Manager at Magic Island Dive Resort, responded to this review

Great to hear that you loved the service on arrival and during your whole stay. Yes, our team tries very hard to make you happy and pleased. With regards to the pork, yes unfortunately the supply of fish is not always working, it depends on the season, the weather but also that the seas are not that full of fish...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Combine the luxury of a 5-star resort with the intimacy of a small boutique hotel and you get Magic Island. Bungalows are great, resort is a good place to just hang-out and relax and if you're up for something they offer you a lot of activities (off course diving, but also day trip to whale sharks). Only downside is the...

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MagicIslandTeam, Manager at Magic Island Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5-star comparing however we modestly think that is a bit overrated :-). We do however believe that service is the most important thing and that must have given you that great feeling. The transfers can be arranged yourself, but the taxi lines are long and the taxis are not as comfortable and trustworthy as our own...

Beijing, China
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had cottage number 1 which I think is the best because it is right by the sea and you kind of have your "own" little extra terrace with loungers (it's public but hard to find for other guests and a walk from the pool, very quiet) overlooking the ocean. House reef offers top snorkeling conditions, very lively, nice dropoff....

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MagicIslandTeam, Manager at Magic Island Dive Resort, responded to this review

Cottage 1 or 10 are our favorite, but we have learned that each guest has an own perspective on that. We are just happy to please every guest and it is great to hear that you had a good time. Moalboal is indeed more than diving, going out for a day on a motorbike is unforgettable as well, so thank...

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Booked 9 days at Magic Island and another 9 days at its sister resort, Magic Oceans, on Bohol during the off season. Both resorts are diving/snorkeling dedicated resorts which also provide other activities as a side. All transportation from Cebu International Airport to Magic Island and then to Magic Oceans on Bohol arranged by the resort and worked seamlessly. Although...

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MagicIslandTeam, Manager at Magic Island Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Gerry for the long and complete review. For your information we have now upgraded the Magic Island bungalows with a coffee and tea set and a mini-bar.

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We spent a week of diving here and had the best time. The staff was super lovely and looked after us really well. The diving was amazing and it was super easy for all experience levels. Try the amazing cocktails on offer. Your friends at Dive Centre Manly

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MagicIslandTeam, Manager at Magic Island Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear friends from Dive Center Manly, it was our pleasure to share some of the cocktails with you. Our bar tender has gathered his recipes over the years and he refuses to delete some, so the list is only getting bigger

HOLYOKE, MA
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Paid $45 a night in off season. Apparently normally $125. PROS: They gave me the promo price from their new sister resort in Anda, where I had planned to stay, but was getting hit by the side effects of a typhoon farther north. Great staff Clean room Small but well appointed bath with hot shower great dive facilities Great design...

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MagicIslandTeam, Manager at Magic Island Dive Resort, responded to this review

You had indeed a very special price which we normally only offer in the low season for our sister resort. As it was not your fault that you could not travel there, it was only normal to offer you the same deal for Magic Island. The weather was for sure not very nice and the wind does not do well...

Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

The resort is absolutely beautiful and well taken care of. The staff is very friendly and will do their best to help you out. The dive manager Jo was excellent , she set up a private boat snorkeling trip for us and a canyoning trip which made our stay amazing. The food was excellent , just wish we could have...

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MagicIslandTeam, Manager at Magic Island Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am sorry to hear that the portions of food were not big enough. We actually always get the remarks that we serve too big portions, so here is something new. When you visit us again, please inform the office that you have a healthy appetite and they will arrange for you to get...

Bunbury, Australia
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Visit Magic Island recently with a group for some great diving. Lovely small boutique resort with only 11 rooms so we pretty much had the resort to ourselves except for an unsuspecting English couple. Mind you they didn't seem to mind us Aussies taking over the resort. The dive centre was well run and the dive masters and boat crew...

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  • Breakfast included
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Away from the masses, you'll have a wonderful stay in one of our ten cottages. Enjoy a great dinner in our restaurant or have a drink on our terrace with its magnificent view of Pescador Island. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Magic Island Dive Resort

Address: Tongo, Basdiot, Moalboal 6032, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Moalboal
Price Range: $112 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Magic Island Dive Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Magic Island Dive Hotel Moalboal
Magic Island Dive Resort Moalboal, Cebu Island
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“all villas are good !”
  • just a foto of a great resort - just cozy
  • excellent dive team and center
 of 5 bubbles juergenp692, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Not wheelchair accessible. Terraced grounds. However it is a dive resort so guests would not find the steps troublesome.”
  • Clean and neat and well equipped dive centre. Nothing gets lost!
 of 5 bubbles U6611INruths, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I would recommend the upstairs cottage if you'd like a view.”
 of 5 bubbles janmarietta, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Cottage number 1 for serenity and ocean, number 7 for pool lovers.”
 of 5 bubbles Chinetics, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms further away from the bar are quieter at night”
 of 5 bubbles 247terenced, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
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