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The Blue Orchid Resort
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Moalboal
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 April 2014

The Blue Orchid Resort is one of the most beautiful places I've ever stayed in.

The room was comfortable and clean, with a massive bed and a lovely balcony facing the sea. Food was good, and it was great to chill in the restaurant and chat with Michael, the owner, Melissa, the manager, and the other guests after my daily dives. Both Michael and Melissa were very friendly and made sure that my stay was perfect.

Dino, the dive master, is vert experienced and very good. I felt perfectly safe with him, and massively enjoyed every dive - and got to see amazing places and animals, including sea turtles and whale sharks!

I had an amazing time at the Blue Orchid and I would definitely recommend the Blue Orchid resort to anyone traveling to Moalboal.
Such an amazing, beautiful place!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

This is the place that I've dreamed about... The beach is beautiful, on the north of white beach, and also private, the icecream-sellers cannot disturb you. The apartmans are big with a huge bed :) the staff is very nice, the manager and the owner are very friendly and helpful. The food are very tasty and they have also european food, if somebody don't want to try the philippines food. You can also go diving or snorkling, the sea is beautiful!!! Thank you so much for this beautiful days!!! Highly recommended for couples!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

This is a perfect getaway from the busyness of Cebu. The staff are relaxed and friendly, the food is delicious and fresh. The rock pools this time of year are magic and the snorkeling is great too! We stayed just two nights but would have loved to stay longer. There is quite a bit to do in the area and you should plan at least 3 days to fit it all in:).
The staff are accommodating and easy going. The bar/restaurant area is a great place to just hang out and meet the staff and other guests.
The drive from the airport is gorgeous - it takes about 2.5 hours but there is a lot to see so you won't really mind. There are several little cafes along the road to stop and pick up a coffee, sweet rice cakes (yum) and snap a few pics!
It is just a great place to unwind and enjoy the beauty of Cebu.

Room Tip: All the rooms face the beach with easy access to the pool and restaurant - perfect!
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

I got curious about this resort after reading all the positive reviews. When we wanted a place to just chill, relax and get away from all the stress, this was my first choice... and I'm glad we went there.

The place was right beside the sea. You can literally walk into the open sea one minute after leaving your room. They have cabanas cleverly situated at the edge of the land/"cliff" so that you can dangle your feet in open air and watch the waves crashing below you while waiting for the sunset.

The food was great! Very flavorful and not oily or greasy as some Filipino cooking can be. The staff are very cheerful and ready to serve you with a smile. Our room was spacious and always clean. We had our own balcony where we could sit, read books and watch the sea.

I'd like to commend their manager, Melissa, for always looking out for us, anticipating our needs and making all the arrangements so convenient. A huge thanks too to the owner Michael for generously leading us in a yoga session and showing us Moalboal from the rooftop!

The place itself is simple (no fancy frills), but in its simplicity, the hospitality and care of the people behind it shines through. I love the little details they add to make this place a home -- the small selection of books to read, the mattresses they set up for your afternoon nap, arranging activities we like... It was simply heartwarming. I will definitely go back there!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

The Blue Orchid Resort is just awesome. We were looking for something that was quiet, homey and a resort that looked like it “belonged” on the island. The great reviews of the place are absolutely accurate and we were beyond happy at the hospitality, food selection and preparation and the overall feel of welcome at The Blue Orchid.

Both the property manager and owner are extremely gracious hosts and ensured that our stay was as comfortable and enjoyable as it could be. The grounds were lovely and well kept; it felt like you were in a cozy garden/ocean getaway. It was very peaceful and relaxing and we enjoyed ourselves very much.

Bonus was the great diving instruction that we received; Dino’s an excellent teacher and we were able to obtain our PADI open water certification. Moalboal has beautiful reefs around it that the boat will take you to, as well as their house reef which is quite healthy and colorful.

Another bonus was the driver that was arranged to pick us up to/from the airport. Lito was an excellent on the ground guide – make sure you ask him to please stop for some chicharon at Carcar City on the way to the resort. Nom nom!

If you’re looking for a quiet, gracious and beautiful retreat that has great food, accommodations and diving on Cebu, I definitely recommend staying at The Blue Orchid. We would for sure come back!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

By far the best resort we stayed in, in the whole of South East Asia,

The management and staff couldn't have been more helpful.

Its such a relaxing awesome place to really unwind and chill out.

The food was incredible and the service was second to none we couldn't recommend this place more highly.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank burkey86
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

Well where to start. Maybe with a fact, that I regret rating any previous accomodation with 5/5, because now Blue Orchid deserves not only 5/5 but at least 6/5. It really is a wonderful place to spend your vacation.

Yes, it is located right by the sea and the resort is spacious and well maintained. Yes, the views are spectacular. Yes, rooms are clean and spacious as you can read in all previous reviews.

What really stands out are all the people who you meet here. From the Dutch managers and their boss to each and every other employee. They all are very nice and friendly. And I mean nice by nature and not only because you are spending your money there. Special thanks to dive master Dino, who had enormous patience during our diving course (I highly recommend to everyone!).

The menu in the resort restaurant is extensive offering delicious local, thai and western dishes. Try fresh grilled Lapu-Lapu fish or their thai chicken curry. If you desire some nightlife take a cab to Panagsama beach and have a dinner or drink there (try Czech In and their huge burgers or steak if you are in mood for western cuisine).

Thank you once again for the amazing time we all spent in Blue Orchid. Wish we visit some day again!

Room Tip: Pay the extra for deluxe rooms, the views are worth it.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Address: White Beach, Moalboal, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Moalboal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Moalboal
Price Range: £52 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Blue Orchid Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our beautiful, private, seaside resort accommodation is tucked away in a secluded corner of Mac Payong, just 30 meters from the 2km White Beach. Just a short drive away from Moalboal and Panagsama, it offers a quiet, idyllic setting for your holiday. The location couldn't get any better for diving as one of the best reefs in the area is directly in front of your ocean view room. The reef is perfect for beginner divers, and also for snorkelers. However the step walls make an exhilarating dive for seasoned advanced divers. The resort's architecture is a blend of Mediterranean and native styles incorporating local stone and thatched roof with white arches and Spanish tiles. Each room has either a large arched doorway or huge glass sliding doors to provide guests with amazing ocean views. Fall asleep after a hard day's dive to the sound of gentle waves and the wind gently blowing through the yucca trees. Office hours: 8am to 8pm Email to arrange airport pickup with a minimum of 24 hour notice. Check -ins are to be arranged in advance if past or before normal office hours. ... more   less 
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