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Out of the Blue Resort
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

I stayed three nights in Villa 4 with my boyfriend in March and had the best holiday ever. The resort was everything we had been told and read about on Trip Advisor. The booking was easy to make and we paid our deposit at the bank in Makati.. The staff were great especially Tricia and did everything we asked. We even got free laundry every day. Food was excellent and we really enjoyed our breakfast every morning which was included in our rate. They have two swimming pools with larger lower one being our favorite especially at night. And what great air cons and mattresses. We were so sad to leave but we will be back soon.

Room Tip: Have a massage and manicure and pedicure in your room.
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Daphne M
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Reviewed 16 April 2013

We booked OOTB's Villa 1 from 27-29 March 2013 for our summer/holy week vacation. Reservation was a breeze and email replies from Trisha came lighting fast. From Batangas Pier, we took the one-hour ferry ride going to Sabang. There, two of the OOTB staff were there to welcome us and help us carry out stuff to OOTB. From Sabang Pier to OOTB is a loooooong walk and it would be a good idea to contact OOTB beforehand to ask assistance with your luggage. Of course once you arrive at OOTB, expect to climb more flights of stairs. But we did not mind the "exercise", especially when we saw how nice the resort was!

We were a party of 6 adults and my 2 kids and the 3-bed room; 2 storey villa was more than enough for us. The kitchen was pimped-up with pretty much all we need - microwave oven, cooking utensils, plates, cups, saucers, 7 bottles of 500 ml complimentary water every day, and pretty much all the things you want to have in your kitchen. With a spanking stove/oven, you can even bake a cake or two - too bad, I don't know how to. If you want to have a massage inside the villa, there is a massage bed right in the balcony.

For the bedroom, we occupied what I though to be the master's bedroom - the one with the tub, shower. Unlike the usual resort/hotels, you do not get the mini packs of soap, shampoo and what have you's. Instead, the resort will give you liquid soaps, lotions and shampoos in their big bottles. Not sure though if you can bring them home with you...we'll we didn't. There is yet another balcony on the second floor with a breathtaking view of the sea!

The package we had came with breakfast at the famous The Verandah. It's not buffet, but I'm not complaining. Their plated breakfast is more than enough to perk me up in the morning. Their pancakes were so fluffy and heavy, one piece is enough for me...but of course I ate all three!

Guests have the option to swim in two pools - one was located right in front of Villa 1, while the bigger one was found near the main entrance of the resort. Of course the one near the Villa one had the better view of the sea, but my kids enjoyed the bigger pool since steps are shallow but wide enough for them to simply play around, while my hubby and I went for laps at the deeper side of it.

It was the perfect haven for a solemn and relaxing holy week! No other option in Puerto Galera other than OOTB.

Some downsides? I guess most, if not all were just isolated cases, but nonetheless....

Do not expect the resort to have a wide seashore. We had to walk to the Big La Laguna area to find a spot where my kids can play in the sand. But then again, we knew that Sabang is a dive-spot area from the start so it was not a surprise to us. Just saying...

We were not able to get wifi all over. Our gadgets can detect 2-4 hotspots but only one worked fine, if you are in the balcony of our villa.

The occupant in the villa below ours was smoking tobacco...'nuff said. Good thing we had to put up with the smell for just one night.

Early morning of our last day, we did not have running water in the villa because, as we were told, they had to shut off the water tank the night before due to guests complaining of the noise from the motor of the water tank.

...and be ready to carry cash, because credit card payments incur surcharge. But this was made clear from the very start.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Bantayanscape
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OOTB-JB, Owner at Out of the Blue Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2013

Thank you very much for your comments. As always we appreciate constructive feedback. Nice to hear you and your family and friends had such a good time. Thanks especially for the feed back on the WiFi, as we are adding further routers to all areas and will ensure Villa 1 is fully covered. Sorry about the loud water pump that had to be turned off, but it broke a bearing (hence the noise) and could not be repaired for 24 hours. We brought a spare bearing as well a new one to make sure this doesn't happen again. Hope to see you all again soon.

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Reviewed 9 April 2013

We had a family holiday here & it was execllent. We had the big villa at the top with a small pool at the side. It has 3 big bedrooms plus a large sleeping area on the landing, 3 bathrooms & a large upstairs balcony with a view to die for. There is a big lounge on the ground floor, a good kitchen with a range of pots/tools for cooking, a toilet & a further covered balcony area looking out to sea again. Food is good & the staff are so very nice. They were so friendly & helpful. Laundry is also done for free which is something we never had before. All rooms have good split level aircons but being so high up there is always a cool breeze off the sea.
On the ground level there is a further large pool with a small kids pool added on. From there it is a short walk of about 25m & you are on the white sand beach.
On the beach there are several small stores selling soft drinks/booze/water, snacks, ice creams, tolietries, swimming shorts/bikinis & all the usual beach stuff. There are several restaurants as well all of which are very good & not at all expensive. The best restaurant is Hemingways which is about 10 or 15 mins walk along the beach towards Sabang town & the best bar is also along the beach in that direction & its called The Point. Don't miss either of these especially The Point at sunset.
It is about 15 mins walk into Sabang town centre which has all you need in the way of shops, restaurants, ATMs, bars (some for adults only!!) & transport.
Out of the Blue has its own small fleet of bangkas for the trip across from a beach near Batangas Oil Terminal which is easy to find with their detailed instructions & map. The boats are fine - sound & with lifejackets for all which you don't always see. Our trips both ways were lovely in good weather.
For sure, we are going here again!! Great value & a great location.

Room Tip: Villa no. 1 for a big party but all are excellent. You won't be disappointed,
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Tim_Maloney
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

If anyone is thinking of going to Puerto Galera and you want to treat yourself, Out of The Blue Villas is definitely the place to go to. You won't get my family saying a crook word about it. We spent a whole week here in 3 Villas. Service was Great, Food Great, Staff Great, Villas Great. Would thoroughly recommend to any traveller. We will definitely be going back!!!

Room Tip: Doesn't matter which room you get all are fantastic, some have more steps than others, but that is ok to as you get exercise as well.
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank NarelleS782
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

This is our 3rd trip here at Puerto Galera and i must say every time we come here we always get good service! It doesn't miss a beat. The accommodation is beautiful, all the amenities you need are here and food is just wow. I love it here and you won't be disappointed... don't think, just book it. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank G K
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