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Atlantis Dumaguete Resort

Central Visayas, Philippines

Atlantis Dumaguete is a dedicated dive resort with 44 rooms built around a lush tropical garden and features a waterfront restaurant.

Being part of the Atlantis Hotels group (Atlantis Dumaguete, Atlantis Puerto Galera and Atlantis Azores liveaboard), you can expect the very high level of service that this company is known for. Atlantis Dumaguete has excellent facilities, including a pool and spa.

This is a fabulous dive resort with easy access to over 20 nearby dive sites, most of which are marine protected areas, plus day trips to Apo Island, Siquijor, and snorkeling excursions with the Whale Sharks in Oslob.

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Getting there
The easiest way to reach Atlantis Dumaguete is to fly to Manila and take a night’s rest there before joining a domestic flight to Dumaguete the next morning. Domestic flight time is around 50 minutes, followed by a short 30 minute drive to the resort in Dauin.

Alternatively, you can choose to fly into Cebu. The transfer time to Dauin being around 3.5hrs (mostly by road with a 35 minute ferry hop along the way).

Guide price: 7nts / 5 days diving from £2270pp*
Includes: return transfers from Dumaguete airport to resort, 7 nights accommodation in a twin/double share Deluxe Room, all meals at Atlantis Restaurant, coffee, tea, and filtered water during the restaurant’s operating hours (breakfast drinks, Italian and specialty coffees are not included after breakfast), unlimited Internet access, unlimited scheduled boat diving (typically 5 dives per day including night diving), and 1 day trip to Apo Island.

Excludes: International flights, domestic flight from Manila, overnight accommodation in Manilla, Sanctuary fees, 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.

Twin Centre
Atlantis Dumaguete is perfectly suited for a twin centre holiday in this part of the world. Combine it with a stay at their sister resort Atlantis Puerto Galera, or their liveaboard, the Atlantis Azores.

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: Atlantis Dumaguete

  • Location: Dauin, Negros Island
  • Transfer: Domestic flight 50 mins from Manila to Dumaguete then 30 min car transfer
  • No. of rooms: 44 Rooms (10 Deluxe, 29 Garden Suite, 1 Premiere Two Bedroom Suite and 4 Ocean Front)
  • Meal Plans: Full Board
  • House Reef: Yes

Accommodation

Get some rest
Atlantis Dumaguete has a total of 44 rooms. All rooms are spacious and en-suite with shower and feature air-conditioning and ceiling fan, a safe, TV with cable, minibar and refrigerator.

There are 6 Deluxe Rooms with a king bed that can be configurable to two single beds, and 4 Deluxe Rooms that have a queen bed. Some Deluxe Rooms have an adjoining room with 2 twin beds and the same amenities. These adjoining rooms are typically used by families.

Of the 29 Garden Suites, 24 of these have a king bed that can be configurable to two single beds, 4 that have a queen bed and 1 that has a king bed. All Garden Suites have a coffee/tea maker, DVD player and a large furnished balcony or patio.

The 4 Ocean Front Rooms all have a direct ocean view and feature a king bed that can be configurable to two single beds, coffee/tea maker, DVD player and a balcony or patio.

The Premier Garden Suite is a two-bedroom suite with one queen bed and one king bed that can be configurable to two single beds. There is a shared ensuite with shower, safe, air conditioning, ceiling fan, flat screen TV w/cable and DVD, minibar, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker.

Facilities

Enjoy your stay
Toko’s restaurant is right on the beach and will provide you with a unique dining experience. Using fresh local products and flavours, but made to an international standard, the restaurant offers daily changing blackboard menus for both lunch and dinner. Choose from an extensive list of cocktails and shakes, or sip the best coffee in town while enjoying the wonderful view.

The resort has a beautifully landscaped 100 sqm fresh water pool, sheltered by trees.

Internet is free with your stay at Atlantis and most areas of the resort have wifi connection. Connect with your phone, IPad or tablet, laptop, or use one of the complimentary desk tops to surf the web and connect with home.

Located next to the front desk is the boutique shop that sells practical items, such as sun screen, plus t-shirts, swim wear, sarongs, caps, unique silver dive jewellery, beautiful native art and dive equipment and accessories.

Atlantis Dumaguete has a newly renovated Spa with four private therapy rooms and a sauna and rain shower area to complement your therapy. With a wide selection of therapeutic and relaxing massage and spa services to choose from, the purpose-built spa is the perfect way to unwind and add the finishing touches to your holiday.

Diving

Go diving
The excellent dive centre has support for all levels of divers, including recreational, Nitrox, re-breather and technical diving.  There is also a purpose-built training pool and an air-conditioned classroom for those wishing to learn to dive, or further their training.

Fresh beach towels are offered every day, along with snacks and drinking water, and there is a hot water shower in the dive shop. Individual equipment storage cubby-holes will keep your equipment dry and organized and the dive centre has high quality equipment available to hire.

Underwater photographers will love the spacious camera room, with 21 individual cubbyholes to store equipment. The climate-controlled camera room has five air-guns, power sockets in both 220 and 110 volts, paper towel dispensers for cleaning O-Rings and fluorescent under-shelf lights for the all-important O-Ring check. There is also a 42-inch HD flat-screen TV mounted on the wall, with both HDMI and USB connections, so guests can view their photos and videos at the end of a day’s great diving.

Typically, 5 dives per day are scheduled plus night dives and divers are placed into small groups, with no more than 6 to a dive guide. Most dive sites are reached within 10 minutes from the resort, but long-range dives to Apo Island, Siquijor, and snorkeling with whale sharks in Oslob are also offered.

Known as the frogfish capital of the Philippines, Dumaguete offers divers a great opportunity to see unique macro marine life on sandy patches, hard coral reefs, and artificial reefs.

Day Trips and Tours

Daytrip to Oslob Snorkelling with Whale Sharks
Started as an innocent interaction between local fishermen and the Whale sharks, this snorkel trip has become world famous. Local shrimp fishermen use to clean their catch early in the morning offshore and the cull attracted Whale sharks. After developing a friendship, the fishermen would offer the Whale sharks a handful of shrimp. While the 150 some odd Whale sharks documented migrate around the Philippines, they tend to drop by in small groups so there are almost always six or seven at an average interaction. One of the most popular trips.

Daytrip to Apo Island
Apo Island is one of the most popular day trips. Visit world Famous Apo Island for three great dives and a beach BBQ. Apo Island is know as one of the great conservation success stories in the Philippines. During the seventies, after extensive coral damage, the area was set aside as a protected reserve; one of the first in the Philippines. After 40 years guarded by the local islanders, the island has blossomed into one of the top dive sites in the Philippines. Sea turtles of several varieties, along with many varieties of both hard and soft corals, as well as humongous fields of table corals await. Don’t miss these great dives!

Twin Lakes
Balinsasayao and Danao, are a haven of pristine flora and fauna. There are two routes to the Twin Lakes that are accessible only with 4X4 vehicles and dirt bikes. On the way, you’ll be greeted by the accommodating natives, who are active and instrumental in protecting the lake against exploitation. While here, you can go kayaking on the clear waters. As you paddle quietly around the sparkling lake, you’ll see and hear many wild birds; go fishing with lines and hooks for tilapia and carp in the lake and mountain climbing to get an aerial view of the Twin Lakes, which are only separated by a narrow ridge.

In these surrounding forests you’ll see rare flowers, orchids, and birds. Stay overnight – either in the cottage or in tents.

Bird Watching
Bird watcher? Or looking for something different to do? This full day trip combines some of the most scenic areas in Dumaguete with the services of a tour guide and bird watcher. At Twin Lakes look for birds including the Olive‐backed sunbird, Crimson sunbird, Flaming sunbird, Yellowish white‐eyed sunbird, Orange‐bellied flowerpecker, Coleto, Visayan flowerpecker, Blue‐headed fantail, Elegant tit, Balicassiao, Black‐naped oriole, Visayan bulbul, Spotted wood kingfisher, White‐throated kingfisher and more.

Philippine tailorbird, Bar‐bellied cuckoo shrike, White‐winged cuckoo shrike, Emerald dove, White‐earred brown dove, Visayan tarictic hornbill, Crested serpent eagle and Brahminy kite and more. Then at the Forrest Camp and the Fish Ponds of Sibulan look out for the Common kingfisher, White‐collared kingfisher, Black‐winged stilt, Common sandpiper, Malaysian plover, Little egrets, Intermediate egrets, Javan pond heron and Brown shrikes. There’s also a chance to swim, walk and enjoy other activities.

Malatapay Market
Drive 20 minutes south and you are in Malatapay, home of the only open‐air market in Negros. Experience the traditional Philippine “barter” system. The locals from Apo Island and the surrounding mountains eagerly trade livestock, fish, exotic fruits, strange vegetables and household items. Sample some lechon baboy (roast pork) and enjoy a cold San Miguel beer while sitting on the beach. The market operates on Wednesdays.

Dumaguete City Tour
Thirty minutes from the resort, visit the town of Dumaguete. On the tour, you can see:-

  • The old Bell Tower built in 1818
  • Capitol area with Macias sports complex, the Aqua Center and the Freedom Park
  • Similan University Campus with the biggest library in Asia
  • The Similan Marine Laboratory, which houses a large collection of whale bones
  • The Botanical and Zoological Gardens
  • The City Ecological Park and Aviary
  • The Habitat For Humanity

Quad Bike Tour
Take a three hour tour quadbiking, walking and visiting the natural hot springs in Baslay. The trip starts with a 10 minute drive from the resort to the ATV shop and an orientation to the bikes and safety procedures. The 45 to 60 minute initial ride heads up through the lush tropical jungle, with plenty of birds and jungle flowers, to the hot pools about 12 kilometers (7 miles) from the main road. Relax for half an hour, then climb down the 240 steps to a naturally formed hot sulfur spring and waterfalls. Local snacks and the refreshing local buko juice (young coconut) are available. After the break, climb back up to the ATVs for the ride down, enjoying a clear view of both Apo and Siquijor Islands, and the Dumaguete coastline on the way. Four ATVs available only. Maximum number of guests is 8 – four drivers plus four passengers.

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