Liquid its very budget place so :
-no air con only fans -when is hot outside is hot inside
-no tv/radio - not a big problem but its nice to hv it
-only 1 small socket to charge ur electronic stuff
-toilet with half open door so if u doing number 2 unpleasant smell fill the whole cottage
-wifi works only in the common place and its one of the slowest one I ever encounter in Philippines
Don't be confused - place its not located in Dauin but around 2 km from it, but thats not the point. Liquid its absolutely in the middle of nowhere with road straight from hell. Road its so bad that drivers charge extra and if u wanna go to eat smth normal (or street food) u hv to spend at least 700 pesos to go / back to Dumaguete.
Place is strictly design for divers, I cant see family with kids using swimming pool (very depth), shallow part has maybe 3square metres.
For some unknown reason they served meals only with specific timeframe. For example lunch only 11-14 , once I came back from dives, had shower went to restaurant (was literally 14 10pm )but they refused to prepare meal.
Dinner (if u wanna heave normal meal ) its served strictly at 19 ( kind of like in the army ) I asked about separate table for my gf and myself, they refused coz "everybody has to eat together".
Also was kind of strange when stuff in very morning asking what I wanna hv for dinner. Well I decide what to eat when its time for dinner not 10 hrs in advance.
When I asked staff about strange meal hrs they said "cook needs to rest" Seriously ?
"Liquid" has 8 cottages so maximum 16 ppl can stay there and its such a big effort to cook for 16 ppl ?
Gz in my short cook's history I was cooking (on my own) for 25 ppl.
diving -they dont hv dedicated speed boat so it takes around 1 hr on super bumpy road to get to the local dive sites instead of minutes by boat. Liquid dosn't pay for table on the beach so when they offer coffee/ tea (for free )it serve on the ground which was bit awkward, obviously when u wait between dives there is no toilet and embarrassed divemaster advise to pee in the ocean (not sure what people should do if they wanna do number 2 )
Liquad has a normal big boat which I didn't use so I cant write about but i believe its solid and nothing to be complain about it.
Do I recon this place?
Simply I cant, I wanna freedom what I eat (very limited menu) and more precisely when. I hv been many secluded resorts where u were stuck but at least they have big menu and full time chief and working generators.
I dont wanna be mean coz staff is super nice and owners are nice folks (home made carrot cake one of the best I ever had) but I simply cant see point off going there. Truth u save on accommodation but u are force to eat in this resort ( no way u can cook smth in the cabin or eat cheap street food in the village) so saving money its a big "no".
Even if u on budget pick another place or stay in Dumagege and all dive resorts will happy pick u up from there for diving . (most of the stuff lives there so easy to arrange pick/drop off)
Don't be confused by TripAdviser ranking I was tricked as well.
Guys if u can't afford to buy limes (from Robinson )for mojito don't bother to keep it on menu list coz mojito with calamansi its not a mojito and taste like %#%# !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Liquid caters to the modern day traveler that can do without Television, mini bar or a private butler, but still wants a comfortable place to hang their hat. A budget PADI 5* IDC dive resort based in a quiet beach location 25 minutes from Dumaguete city. Scuba diving in the Philippines is amazing, explore it with our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort. Liquid Dive Dumaguete is your home away from home where you are part of the family. Affordable, comfortable modern facilities with a native twist set on a large beach front property with views of Apo and Siquijor Islands. Whether you are a flashpacker, backpacker or holidaymaker Liquid is the place for you. Talk to like minded travelers over family style dinners after a day of world class dives. Our team understand the need for comfort on a budget in a friendly relaxing atmosphere and that's exactly what we offer, after all we live here!! - eat, sleep, dive...live - it's that simple ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Liquid Dumaguete Philippines/Dauin, Dumaguete City