For our 2nd trip to Puerto Galera, we chose to stay at Scandu Divers in order to be on the Big La Laguna.
We were a group of 9 and had organized everything per email, pick up service, rooms, dives, etc. We had a bit of a hick up with the pick up at the airport.. our group was devided in 2 coming from different planes, but neither one of the groups had anyone waiting with signage at the airport, so it was a good thing we had the club's phone number handy and could make a call... I must say that this was unpleasant and should not happen when airport pick up has been booked.
Upon arrival, we got free welcome drinks and a warm welcome. The restaurant is located spot on the beach with a nice view, and there is also a nice terrasse with wonderful view.
The rooms we had were the basic room type, so looking into an indoor court with a small swimming pool. However, they were spacious enough and well equippe. Some of the guys upgraded to the huge 3 bedroom suite with balcony etc and that one was clearly MUCH nicer than ours, but also pricier.
Food was good, it was nice to have breakfast included in the room rates, and the menu had a nice selection of western and filippino food. One evening, we bought fresh crabs from a local fisherman, and the staff cooked it and served it for us wonderdully. This was great and much appreciated.
The dives were absolutly stunning, and amongst the best in the Philippines (trip to Verde Island) and the divemaster and team very friendly and helpfull.
Overall, we are very happy with our stay, the beach at Big La Laguna is nice then the one on small La Laguna, and it is less crowded.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beach Resort Hotel and Dive Center with Waterfront and Poolside rooms. We also feature small Beach Cottages and 1 to 3 bedroom Waterfront Suites. 2 beachside restaurants serving Starbucks coffee. PADI and NAUI dive instruction ... more less
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