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Badladz Dive Resort
Ranked #3 of 52 Hotels in Puerto Galera
Certificate of Excellence
West Sussex, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Great dive centre, friendly and helpful staff”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

I stayed at Badladz Adventure Resort for a budget dive holiday - away from all the bars and "entertainment" at Sabang. I was not disappointed. Badladz presents excellent value for money, has a great dive centre and is in a very beautiful and relaxing location.
The dive centre is very well equipped and staffed - if you don't have your own kit, their rental kit is in tip top condition. Gavin, the resident instructor, is great and a font of all knowledge. The dive guides were excellent - I saw loads of stuff as they knew exactly where to find it. Some of the sites however were quite far, although the boat rides were fine.
Resort rooms are simple, clean and are well appointed, with lovely views across Puerto Galera bay. Staff where lovely and I felt very relaxed and at home. There were also a few other small bars a short walk away, plus Puerto Galera Yacht Club is nearby for when you want a change in surroundings.
A great little find and particularly good for either larger dive groups/ block bookings, couples or the single solo diver/traveller.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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BADLADZRESORT, General Manager at Badladz Dive Resort, responded to this review, 5 January 2014
HI SRT500,

Thanks for taking the time to give us such a positive review, we are always glad to see a guest of ours had a great experience with us here.

We all agree that the view here in Muelle over looking the bay is beautiful. Im happy to see you noticed our rental kit, we put a lot of effort into keeping the diving equipment in top condition for our divers to enjoy. I will pass onto Gavin and the rest of the dive guides the kind compliment you payed them, here at Badladz we love showing divers all the weird and wonderful creatures that make Puerto Galera a great dive location.

Thanks again for your time and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future for some more great dives and conversations.

Safe travels.

Maylen Cooney
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Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

I have visited Puerto Galera several times. My choice for accomodation is always Badladz.It is the most convenient hotel to the pier. Set up on the hill with great views of the bay.

They have good sized rooms with AC and clean bathrooms, comfortable beds. Laundry service is available.

If the pier/bay area is not for you.... The second Badladz beach resort is only a few km away with a beach and pool.

Badladz staff are very friendly and always accommodating.
The restaurant boasts a good selection on the menu, however its hard to start the day with anything other than the famed Badladz 'Huevos Rancheros'.
I have also noticed that the restaurant will cater to larger groups with special dietary requests.

The dive shop is on site and is staffed with experienced dive masters and instructors who can help with any and all of your diving needs.
One local instructor speaks many languages. The other is Irish, so a translator may be required... Just kidding, did I mention the laughs are free

All in all, if you go to Puerto Galera. This is the place to stay.

Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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BADLADZRESORT, General Manager at Badladz Dive Resort, responded to this review, 4 January 2014
Hi Richard J,

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving us such a positive review, we really appreciate it.

I am trilled to see you enjoyed the great views of the bay we have here at Badladz. It's a great spot to unwind after a busy day traveling from the city.

And like you said we have our sister resort that guests who stay in either Badladz can visit ,they can use the beach and pool when ever they want.

The staff will be happy to hear the kind words you said about them and the chef will be glad to see the great compliment you said about the Huevos Rancheros :)

We hope the next time you come Gavin's accent has improved :) just kidding,

Thanks again for the kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back for more laughs.

Until then , take care.

Maylen Cooney
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Ko Samui, Thailand
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

I have stayed at Badladz on three occasions totalling about three weeks in all. The place is perfectly situated just minutes walk from Muelle ferry pier and downtown Puerto Galera. The price is right and the rooms are clean and quite with beautiful harbour views from common balcony areas. The waterfront bar and restaurant also offers good value. Above all, the staff are fantastic with excellent local knowledge. Custom dive trips and instruction are organised on the spot and are highly professional. I can recommend the place as the perfect a base for Puerto Galera activities. Badladz also has a sister resort right on the beach just minutes out of town. Also good value and ideal for a quiet beachside escape. Alan from Australia

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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BADLADZRESORT, General Manager at Badladz Dive Resort, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Hi Alan,

Thank you so much for leaving us such a positive review , we really appreciate it. We are glad you found our staff so friendly and I will be happy to pass on to them the kind compliment you left for them.

It was lovely having you here and see you back here soon.

Maylen Cooney
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

Home away from home.
Hospitable & Friendly Staff.
Relaxing aura all over the place.
Good beer.:-)
Nice accommodation for normal person.
Delicious Food's.
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One of the best.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Thank CharlieVicTan
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BADLADZRESORT, General Manager at Badladz Dive Resort, responded to this review, 19 December 2013
Hi CharlieVicTan ,

Thank you so much for leaving a review for us Charlie , we really do appreciate it, I am really pleased to see you enjoyed your stay with us and we always like having friendly people like you around.

See you back here soon for some more good beer and delicious food's.

Take care.

Maylen Cooney
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

Well priced, clean rooms. Staff were helpful and inclusive. Food was really good too. Attached dive centre is thorough and dives were exciting. They know the best spots. Instructors made it safe and adventurous. Will be back!

  • Stayed May 2013
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BADLADZRESORT, General Manager at Badladz Dive Resort, responded to this review, 11 December 2013
Hi Greg S.

Thanks for giving us a positive review, We enjoy your feedback as it gives us more motivation to make our guests happy.

I'll let the all the staff and the guys in the dive shop know the great words you said about them.

Looking forward to seeing you back here soon.

Thanks

Maylen Cooney.
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Pornichet, France
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

A perfect situation, very convenient for arrival and departure, perfect for diving, in a peaceful and quite area, and not so far from the night life. Employees are very nice and very friendly.
If you are looking for the good balance between price, location, atmosphere and diving, Badladz is a very good choice.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Thank patatum
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BADLADZRESORT, General Manager at Badladz Dive Resort, responded to this review, 10 December 2013
Hi Patatum,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review , we really value your feedback.

We are pleased to see you had a great experience here. We agree ,it is so easy to find Badladz once you get off the ferry in Muelle and I will be sure to let the staff know the kind words you said about them.

See you back here soon.

Safe travels.

Maylen Cooney
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Semporna, Malaysia
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

I have a lot of fun when I was there...the people that's working there was really nice and funny...the place is amazing and they surprise us cause it was my mom's birthday...I would go there again if my parents let me go...NICE PLACE TO DIVE ..and amazing food

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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BADLADZRESORT, Manager at Badladz Dive Resort, responded to this review, 9 December 2013
Hi Chen97,

Thanks for taking the time out of your day to give us feedback, we really value it. So happy to hear you had fun here and I will pass it on to the staff what you said. We hope you enjoyed your Mother's Birthday and we look forward to seeing you guys here again for some nice diving and more amazing food.
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Property: Badladz Dive Resort
Address: Muelle Pier | Puerto Galera, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203, Philippines (Formerly Badladz Adventure Resort)
Region: Philippines > Mindoro > Oriental Mindoro Province > Puerto Galera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Puerto Galera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Badladz Dive Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The best of the Puerto Galera resorts! Our hotel is small, quiet and very clean. Located on the Yacht Harbour in Puerto Galera Bay at the "quiet" end of the main tourist pier, Muelle Pier. Our location is very convenient for travelers. You will be only 6 km from both Sabang and White Beach making it the best of both worlds. This makes it a nice alternative to the crowds at both these locations yet close enough to enjoy these spots, far enough away for rest and relaxation. You simply MUST try our famous International restaurant. We are highly rated here on TripAdvisor and serve the best Mexican food on the island. If you have come to learn how to dive, whether you are a complete beginner and just started learning to dive, or you’re an experienced diver looking to expand your qualifications, you’ve come to the right place. Our in-house dive shop offers you everything you need to discover the beautiful underwater world of Puerto Galera – no matter what your skill level is. We’ll take you to the best diving spots in Puerto Galera, which is one of the most beautiful bays in the world. You will find that staying here at BADLADZ Dive Resort is great value for your money and offers many conveniences whether you're here to dive or to enjoy the surrounding activities. ... more   less 
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