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“The best place for young travellers to stay in Padre Burgos”

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Michael's Resort and Dive
Ranked #3 of 3 Padre Burgos B&B and Inns
Reviewed 16 July 2011

The guesthouse is beautiful and by the ocean! We got the best view of the sunset and sunrise! The rooms are clean and the owner will go out of her way to make sure that everyone has everything they need. Yvonne, the owner, welcomed us into her place and took care of us like we were family. We were sad to leave!

The guesthouse has a restaurant for breakfast and dinner, they have happy hour for drinks at night (view on the coean) and they organize group snorkeling trips to see Whalesharks for you that depart right from the beach behind your room. Amazing! Our own boat and crew even stopped us on a small island where they cooked BBQ for our group of ten for lunch!
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 July 2011

A group of us showed up in Burgos one afternoon without any reservations and went for a walk trying to find reasonably priced accommodation. Most places mentioned in the travel guides we had with us were booked, and others were incredibly expensive. After about 5 hours, a mysterious person dressed in orange directed us to Whaleshark Divers.

Whaleshark Divers (formerly known as Maloy's Guest House) is run by Yvonne and her husband. They used to be big shots in the city but packed up shop and moved out to Burgos to have an easier lifestyle. As some of our group had arrived before us and already sorted out the accommodation, our arrival saw Yvonne running up to us and hugging us like long lost friends. It was around 11pm when we arrived, and she rallied her staff to cook us up a delicious dinner on the spot.

The hospitality and service at this place is unlike anywhere else. Yvonne, or Mama, as she became known to us, looked after us like we were her own kids. She doubled the length of happy hour for us and gave us an amazing deal on food and accommodation. When we woke up the next morning, the breakfasts we'd each ordered the night before were being delivered to the table at the same positions we had sat the night before. She organised a whaleshark diving excursion for us at a price much better than any other company was offering.

Whaleshark Divers is located right on the beach, and is affiliated with a professional dive operator for serious divers. A new extension provides allows up to about 20 guests at one point. When some of the group wanted massages she called up a friend who popped over with her oils etc and gave really good massages. Clean rooms with fans, and some ensuites have hot water too.

This should be your first stop for any Burgos trip. Because it is not in any guides, it might be difficult to find, but if you ask around it's well known.

Directions :
From Cebu City
Ferry from Pier 1: Cokaliong Shipping or
Pier 3: Roble Shipping (Hicongos), Kingwell (Bato) or Medalliom Shipping (Bato)
From Manila:
Plane to Tacloban, then van to Maasin City (3.5 h), ride a multicab to Padre Burgos
From Bohol
Ferry from Ubay to Bato or Ubay to Maasin city

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with friends
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19  Thank Jamesnewzealand
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Reviewed 22 April 2013
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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14  Thank Johanna W
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Reviewed 29 October 2012
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Room Tip: Der Blick vom 1. Stock im Haupthaus auf den Pacific ist weltklasse. Die 4 Cottages direkt nebenan si...
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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10  Thank Simpel S
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Additional Information about Michael's Resort and Dive

Address: San Roque, Macrohon | Southern Leyte, Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte Province, Philippines (Formerly Maloy’s Guest House)
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Leyte Island > Southern Leyte Province > Padre Burgos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Padre Burgos
Price Range: £13 - £17 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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Michael's Resort And Dive Padre Burgos, Philippines

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