Atmosphere Resort & SpaCentral Visayas, Philippines
Located on an old seven-acre coconut plantation on the shores of Dauin in the south east of Negros Oriental, Atmosphere Resort & Spa is one of the finest boutique hotels in the Philippines.
Accommodation is scattered between the lush natural vegetation, and with just 36 rooms, the resort has an intimate and luxurious feel.
With the world-renowned diving location of Apo Island and the muck diving mecca of Dauins Marine Sanctuary being a short boat ride away, Atmosphere Resort & Spa is a perfect location to enjoy diving with some of the world’s rarest critters in arguably the best macro dive sites in the Philippines.
To find out more about this area, visit our Philippines page.
Cebu is easily reached with one stop from the UK and takes around 16 hours. The most straightforward routing tends to be via Hong Kong, Singapore or Manila with just short transits in each. The transfer time to Dauin being around 3.5hrs (mostly by road with a 35 minute ferry hop along the way).
Alternatively, you can choose to fly via Manila and take a night’s rest there, before joining a domestic flight to Dumaguete the next morning. Flight time is around 50 minutes, followed by a short 30 minute drive to your resort in Dauin.
Guide price: 7nts / 5 days diving from £2150pp*
Includes: Return economy class flights on Cathay Pacific from London to Manilla, domestic flights from Manila to Dumaguete, car/van transfers, 7nts B&B accommodation in a Deluxe Suite (twin/double occupancy) and 5 days unlimited diving.
Excludes: Overnight accommodation in Manilla, Sanctuary fee, Nitrox, equipment hire, special day trips and gratuities.
*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for twin share accommodation. Any length of stay is possible, please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.
Atmosphere Resort & Spa is perfectly suited for a twin centre holiday in this part of the world. Combine it with a stay at Amun Ini, Ocean Vida and Sangat Resort to get the full Philippines diving experience.
Exploring The Philippines
The Philippines is a stunning destination with so much to offer and divers return year after year to explore further regions. Visit our Philippines section for an introduction to where to go throughout this country, including diving the World War II wrecks of Coron, Central Visayas and Tubbataha National Marine Park.
Quick Guide: Atmosphere Resort & Spa
- Location: Dauin
- Transfer: Domestic flight 50 mins from Manilla to Dumaguete then 30 min car transfer
- Size: Medium
- No. of rooms: 36 (14 Deluxe Suites, 8 Garden Apartments, 6 Premium Suites, 4 Family Rooms and 4 Penthouses)
- House reef: Yes
- Meal plan: Bed and Breakfast, Half board and Full board
Get some rest
The resort has a total of 36 rooms, divided into 5 different room types; deluxe suites, family rooms, garden apartments, premium suites and penthouses. Each room has air-conditioning, king-size double or twin beds with white Egyptian cotton sheets, flat screen TV’s with entertainment system, mini bar, wireless internet connection, light airy bathrooms with branded cosmetics and large external balconies.
The 14 deluxe suites are located in the tropical gardens and have their own individual ‘pocket garden’ with outdoor rain shower and large terrace with loungers and hammock. Maximum occupancy 3 adults
The 4 family suites are able to accommodate a family of 4 in the same room. They have two double beds or one double and one twin, sitting area with comfortable seating, semi-outdoor bathroom, large pocket garden and terrace with corner couch. Maximum occupancy 4 adults.
The 8 garden apartments have comfortable lounge and dining area, fully fitted kitchen, walk-in wardrobe, luxurious semi-outdoor bathroom and sliding doors leading to a large terrace with loungers and hammock. Maximum occupancy 3 adults.
The 6 new premium suites have a large sitting area with cosy sofa, spacious partially outdoor bathroom with sunken tub and rain shower, and terrace with day bed and hammock. Maximum occupancy 3 adults.
The 4 huge penthouses have a master bedroom and guest bedroom, modern en-suite bathrooms, fully-fitted kitchen, large living and dining area and spacious external balcony which has room for both dining and relaxing. Maximum occupancy 4 adults.
Enjoy your stay
The resorts fine dining restaurant offers varied menus of freshly sourced seafood, steak and delicious local ingredients and is located by the beach, with beautiful views of Siquijor Island and Apo Island in the distance. For a little more relaxed dining experience, beach barbecues are held regularly in a candle lit ambiance. There is a sociable bar located on the main pool deck, offer a large selection of wines, beers, cocktails, milkshakes and snacks with Happy Hour between 5 and 6 daily! The resort also has a climatically controlled wine cellar and Sommelier allowing you to pick the perfect bottle of wine to compliment your meal.
The resort also has a gym and fitness centre which offers guided mountain bike tours and daily yoga classes, awarding winning spa offering various treatments including massages, facials and detox programs, swimming pool with sun loungers, children’s club and a host of excursions from local cultural tours to adrenaline filled quad-bike tours through the dense rainforest.
The dive centre offers up to 5 dives per day in groups of no more than four divers to one guide. Daily boat dives are from the two purpose built dive boats; Victoria, the spacious local banka with bamboo outriggers, normally used for longer journeys or day trips to outlying islands such as Apo Island, Siquijor and Sumilon, and the smaller and faster Eve, used for shorter trips within the Dauin marine sanctuary. Unlimited shore diving on the house reef is also available, as are dusk dives to see the mandarin fish and fluoro diving, where you can see the underwater worlds in a completely new light.
The in-house marine biologist conducts marine life presentations in the evenings several times a week and also teaches the unique PADI Frogfish Specialist course, which not available anywhere else in the world!
A 40 meter tall single column of water drops into a swimming basin of cold water that is surrounded by steep rock walls. Constantly misty and green, the site is stunning and a very popular excursion site despite the storm of 2011 which took away the man-made viewing platforms and some of the pathways. Be aware that there are 300 something steps to get down to the falls – and to get back up… Luckily, you can freshen up with a brisk swim in the cool mountain water before you start your climb back.
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Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd
Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9am - 5pm
Tel: 01449 535010
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