I stayed with my family of 5 (2 adults, 3 young children) at the Blue Lagoon Resort over Xmas 2011. Although the rooms are a bit dated, they were functional (with aircon, a small fridge and a TV for connecting to DVD machines - there is no local TV channels - and we also asked for and got a kettle for our room for making tea etc) and all have large balcony areas for enjoying some outside breeze. We were in a double room with two queen sized beds and it was large enough for us all to sleep comfortably. The food in the restaurant was extremely good although the availability of reef fish seems to be dependent on the ability of the local fishermen, but service was good and the food tasted great. There is enough variety on the menu to stop it from being boring and I can certainly recommend the local dishes as worth exploring. All staff at the resort (including the diveshop and dive guides) were all very friendly and helpful and despite not being much of a beach my kids loved playing on the sand there was and snorkeling in the area around the resort.
There is a supermarket next to the dive shop which sells various grocery items and also drinks slightly cheaper than in the resort shop. Wifi was available from the lobby and restaurant but was not that fast and slowed down terribly when everybody logged on during lunch/dinner etc. Wifiu not available in rooms (weak signal as the routers are all attached the the main lobby area).
I did several days diving as well and covered a different wreck on each dive - the guides are very flexible about where you want to go so it is worth drawing up a wish-list if it is important to you - most diving is within a 30 minute boat ride of the resort and covers a range of depths. As a recreational diver with a depth limit of 40m I was worried that I wouldn't be able to visit many wrecks but there are a large number of wrecks well within recreational limits and some very interesting ones in very shallow water (<20m).
If there was a downside to our trip it would be that it isn't really possible to explore Chuuk on your own, we were told that walking out of the resort into town was not a good idea - you'll see why on the trip from the airport - which is a big shame. However we did spend our last day on a nearby island having a BBQ and watching a family of black tip reef sharks - it was an island BBQ trip booked through the dive shop and well worth doing.
All in all a great holiday was had by all and we would go back in a heartbeat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blue Lagoon Dive Resort has 54 guest rooms and is surrounded by beautifully maintained grounds. Blue Lagoon Dive Shop is located on our grounds and we are a short boat trip to the 40 plus wrecks in the Repair Anchorage, Fourth Fleet Anchorage and the Sixth Fleet Anchorage. Blue Lagoon Dive Resort also can offer you accommodation on Fonomu Island which has the Fourth Fleet Andhorage on its front door step, and is surrounded by a marine sanctuary and coral garden. For the non diver we offer kyaking, walking, snorkelling, land tours, island tours, fishing trips, the Kimiuo Aisek Memorial Musum, cable tv in the Internet lounge, lounge bar/coffee lounge, pool table and more. Contact us via email to find out account our current specials. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Truk Blue Lagoon Hotel Chuuk
- Truk Blue Lagoon Chuuk
- Truk Blue Lagoon Resort Chuuk, South Pacific