Best resorts in Puerto Galera
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13 Best Resorts in Puerto Galera for Amazing Summer Vacations

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The coastal town of Puerto Galera is one of the best summer destinations near Manila. Located just about 1-2 hours away from the port in Batangas, it is easy to reach and it offers a lot of attractions – including beaches, diving spots, and waterfalls. For those who are into cultural immersion, there are also tribal villages you can visit. Here’s a list of the best resorts in Puerto Galera that you can book for your next summer vacation!

White Beach is the most famous beach in Puerto Galera and is considered its main tourist center. Here you can find various beachfront resorts, restaurants and bars, and shops. For those who like a quieter location, Sabang Beach is preferable. Other places you can stay at include Aninuan Beach and Talipanan Beach.

1. AVSuites

AVSuites - premiere suite
Premiere Suite at AV Suites.
AVSuites infinity pool
Outdoor pools at AVSuites.

Formerly known as Amihan Villa, AVSuites is a hilltop boutique resort with splendid views of the surrounding mountain and ocean. It’s located in Aninuan, about 5 minutes walk away from Aninuan Beach.

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This resort is ideal for those who are looking for a resort that offers s quiet & relaxing stay, while still close to the beach.

his resort features a snap-worthy outdoor infinity pool, as well as a kiddie pool, in-house restaurant offering Filipino and Mediterranean meals, and a lounge area. Room options are the Twin-Sharing Suite, Deluxe Suite, Family Suite, and Premium Suite. Each room is airconditioned, with modern amenities and offers a mountain view, pool & ocean view, or both.

  • Location: Aninuan
  • Book discounted rooms via Agoda

2. Infinity Resort

Infinity Resort and Spa
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Known as the “Jewel of Puerto Galera”, Infinity Resort and Spa is considered one of the best resorts in Puerto Galera. This premiere resort sits in a 2-hectare property surrounded by mountains and the ocean, with a river running through one side.

It offers 20 well-appointed rooms, including Deluxe, Executive, Premier Suite, Family, and Villa. Each room is fitted with luxurious amenities, with some offering upgrades such as bathtub, hydro jet bath tub, workstation, living and dining areas, and a porch or veranda.

Here, you can relax in front of the beautiful beach or swim at the 400-sqm infinity pool with ocean view. There is also an outdoor jacuzzi, spa services including the Malasimbo Spa and fish spa, gym, and playground. On top of these, there are complimentary activities you can avail including snorkeling, kayaking, and the Mangyan Village tour. You can also tour the Infinity Farm, engage in watersports, or book an inland tour for additional fees.

This resort has a spacious 200-seater restaurant that serves Filipino, Asian, and Continental dishes and a pool bar so you can enjoy refreshing drinks while enjoying the water outside.

  • Location: Talipanan
  • Book discounted rooms via Agoda

3. Sunset at Aninuan Beach Resort

Sunset at Aninuan Beach Resort
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Sunset at Aninuan Beach Resort is a good option for everyone – including couples, friends, and families. Located along Aninuan Beach, it enjoys a quiet beach, amazing sunsets, and comfortable accommodations to make for satisfying vacations.

This resort features 31 beachfront rooms and 2 penthouses for those who want comfort and exclusivity. For groups, there are 6 villas offering stand-alone accommodation with either garden or ocean views, located in a compound with swimming pool and gym facilities.

During your stay, you can enjoy the quiet and relaxation of the beach, have a massage under palm trees or at the resort spa, or enjoy a nice dinner at the beachfront restaurant and bar. For those who like the outdoors, there is a nearby house reef home to sea turtles and other marine species where you can snorkel or dive, and the Aninuan Waterfall is only a short trek away.

You can stay at this beach resort without missing out on the fun, as the White Beach is only a 2-minute drive away from the resort.

  • Location: Aninuan
  • Book discounted rooms via Agoda

4. Marion Roos Hotel

Marion Roos Hotel
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For those who want to stay in White Beach, Marion Roos Hotel is a great option. This humble hotel offers good customer service, clean rooms, and budget-friendly rates.

This hotel is just walking distance from White Beach and close to a number of commercial restaurants and shops. It’s also a good base for exploring the neighboring beaches and other landmarks in Puerto Galera.

Each room is airconditioned, with flat-screen TV, bathroom, and a balcony where you can enjoy the surrounding town and ocean views. It also has an in-house restaurant and bar, terraces, and various services such as laundry and dry-cleaning for your convenience.

  • Location: White Beach
  • Book discounted rooms via Agoda

5. Edgewater Dive Resort and Spa

Edgewater Dive and Spa Resort
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Edgewater Dive Resort and Spa is one of the top-rated beach resorts in Puerto Galera. Located in a 1.5-acre mangrove bay in Sabang, this luxurious haven is ideal not only for freedivers and divers, but also those who are looking for a comfortable place for a vacation.

The best activity in this resort is diving. It is strategically located close to Sabang and between all the other dive sites in Puerto Galera. You can book for a fun dive, a PADI certification from beginner to instructor level, as well as freediving and technical diving.

Aside from its diving facility, the resort also has a swimming pool, a spa that offers a range of spa and massage services for your pleasure, and an in-house restaurant that serves Filiipino, French, and Mediterranean cuisine.

Different accommodations are offered, including standard and family rooms with garden or ocean views, suites, and villas.

  • Location: Sabang
  • Book discounted rooms via Agoda

6. Badladz Beach and Dive Resort

Badladz Beach and Dive Resort
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Badladz Beach and Dive Resort is a favorite option among those who are looking for an affordable but good-quality resort along Sabang Beach.

This resort features a semi-private beachfront ideal even for families, an outdoor pool, spa, and a restaurant that is famous for their Filipino and Mexican fare such as burritos, nachos, and more. There are gardens and lounge areas to relax and enjoy the outdoors.

There are different activities you can do, including scuba diving with PADI courses available, snorkeling, and sailing. The resort can also help you arrange other tours, including a visit to Funny Farm, a family-friendly experience where you can see organic farms and animals.

Accommodations include standard rooms, deluxe rooms, and upgraded suites. A one-bedroom apartment with ocean view is also available for those who want extra privacy during their stay.

  • Location: Sabang
  • Book discounted rooms via Agoda

7. Out of the Blue Resort

Out of the Blue Resort
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Out of the Blue Resort is a family-owned resort located along the lovely shores of Small La Laguna Beach in Puerto Galera. It offers spacious suites and villas, making it a great option for families.

Depending on your needs, you can choose from 1- to 4-bedroom villas. Each villa is airconditioned with modern amenities, with rooms having either a pool or ocean view, as well as living, dining, and kitchen areas. For single and couple travelers, there are studio rooms and upgraded suites with private jacuzzi.

Here, you can stroll along the shore, explore the nearby shops and restaurants, or spend the day at the resort sunbathing at any of the two swimming pools. Like other resorts in this area, diving activities are also offered. Groups can also enjoy exlusive upper pool deck BBQ and private boat tours around the island.

Finally, don’t forget to try the food at the in-house restaurant called The Verandah – one of the best restaurants in Puerto Galera, offering Filipino, Asian, and Western dishes as well as fruit shakes, cocktails, and wines.

  • Location: Small La Laguna
  • Book discounted rooms via Agoda

8. Utopia Resort and Spa

Utopia Resort and Spa
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Utopia Resort and Spa is a 5-star resort located atop a hill in Palangan, featuring luxurious accommodations and magnificent views of Varadero Bay, Puerto Galera harbor, and the majestic Mount Halcon. It’s ideal for those who want to splurge for a nice staycation away from the crowds in beach areas.

You can choose among three contemporary suites and four well-appointed cottages. Each room is designed for style and comfort, with views of the surrounding mountains and forests. Hi-defi movies and board games are also available in-room for added entertainment.

Other facilities include a large swimming pool and bar, health and beauty spa, cottages and outbuildings, and lounge areas. Its in-house restaurant serves Filipino, Asian, and International dishes and also caters to special diets such as vegetarian food.

The resort also offers complimentary area shuttle for easy transfers.

  • Location: Palangan
  • Book discounted rooms via Agoda

9. Fridays Puerto Galera

Fridays Puerto Galera
Photo by Fridays Puerto Galera.

Have the ultimate island getaway in Fridays Puerto Galera, an eco-friendly luxury resort located inside the lagoons of Muelle Bay in Boquete Island. Boquete Island is known for its white-sand shores and teeming coral life.

This resort features local architecture, with capiz, bamboos, and cogon-thatched roofs. It has 24 rooms fitted with airconditioning, hot and cold shower, smart TV, mini-bar and complimentary bath and coffee/tea amenities. Some rooms come with either ocean or forest views.

Facilities include a 120-seater restaurant with outdoor bar and grill that offers innovative dishes from the Philippines and other Asia Pacific countries, a swimming pool with kiddie section, and a business center.

For those who are into diving, Fridays is a jump-off point to several dive sites in and around Boquete Island. The resort also offers other water activities, in-house games, and spa. Other tours and motorbike rental are also available.

Fridays Puerto Galera is ideal for those who want a laid-back tropical holiday in Puerto Galera, as well as diving enthusiasts who want a vantage location for fun dives.

  • Location: Boquete Island
  • Book discounted rooms via Agoda

10. Tribal Hills Mountain Resort

Tribal Hills Mountain Resort
Photo by Tribal Hills Mountain Resort.

Many consider this resort to be a hidden gem. Tucked away at the foot of a hill in the western end of town, Tribal Hills Mountain Resort offers panoramic views of Mount Malasimbo and the different landscapes going down to the shore, but is still only a few minutes away from the beach.

This resort is notable for its spacious, homey interiors that feature native woodworks. You can choose among standard rooms, deluxe rooms, or the penthouse suite which offers a sweeping view of the mountains and the South China Sea. Each room is fitted with modern comforts – there is airconditioning, but enjoying the cool mountain breeze is also highly recommended.

For easy dining, the Treetops Restaurant is ready to serve local and international dishes. There is an outdoor pool where you can cool off, or you can head to the nearby Aninuan Beach where you can enjoy quiet with minimal crowd. You can also hike to Aninuan Falls. For other in-resort activities, a small archery range offers woodland experience.

  • Location: Aninuan
  • Book discounted rooms via Agoda

11. Amami Beach Resort

Amami Beach Resort in Puerto Galera
Photo by Amami Beach Resort.

Feel right at home in this cozy, rustic beachfront resort along Talipanan Beach in Puerto Galera. Amami Beach Resort features beautiful native-style accommodations in budget-friendly rates – it is ideal for those who want a simple beach vacation in a quiet part of Puerto Galera.

You can choose among the Classic Room, Deluxe Room, Attic Room, and the Tree House. All rooms use electric fan, with upgraded rooms featuring sea views. For groups, a 3-bedroom villa located 3 minutes away from the main resort is also available for overnight stays.

It has an in-house restaurant that uses fresh, local ingredients to create delicious and Filipino meals.

The best thing to do at this resort is to enjoy the laid-back beach. You can also book an excursion to nearby attractions such as Talipanan Waterfalls, Tukuran Waterfalls, and Mangyan Village. Amami Beach Resort is also the organizer of the full moon parties in Puerto Galera, which is held several times a year.

  • Location: Talipanan
  • Book discounted rooms via Agoda

12. Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort

Lalaguna Villas in Puerto Galera
Photo by Lalaguna Villas in Puerto Galera.

This PADI 5-star dive resort is a great option not only for divers, but also for those who want to experience affordable luxury in Sabang, Puerto Galera.

Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort offers a range of villas furnished with the latest amenities and with indoor or balcony views of the Verde Island Passage, one of the most biodiverse areas in the world. You can choose among standard rooms, suites, villas, and multi-bedroom penthouses depending on your needs.

Scuba diving is available from beginner to advanced levels. For non-divers, you can enjoy the rest of resort facilities including an outdoor pool surrounded by lounges, fitness and spa, a recreation area with table tennis and billiards, library, and a clubhouse with karaoke and games. Local tours and excursions around Puerto Galera are also available. For groups who want to spend the day in the water, luxury charters and catarmans can be rented for day trips and sunset cruises.

There is no shortage of food and drinks at the resort’s 24-hours restaurant and poolside bar. You can order a range of Asian and Western cuisine, with a focus on fresh local produce and seafood. An extensive list of beers, cocktails, and wines are also available.

  • Location: Sabang
  • Book discounted rooms via Agoda

13. Atlantis Dive Resort

Promising a dive vacation of a lifetime, Atlantis Dive Resort is ideal for diving enthusiasts. It’s built in the hills of Sabang Beach, minutes away from over 40 dive sites in the area.

If offers up to 5 guided boat dives per day – all locations only 10 minutes away from the resort and where you can experience the biodiversity of the waters in Puerto Galera. For non-divers, there is a beautiful beachfront that you can enjoy for yourselves, island hopping activities, and a sunset cruise where you can tour the island while enjoying snacks and drinks. Other tours are also available upon request.

This resort has a swimming pool with shallow and deep ends for dive training, spa and wellness, beachfront bar, and a bar and restaurant featuring an ever-changing blackboard menu and Mongolian Wok.

It has 40 rooms equipped with airconditioning, solar-heated hot water, cable TV, and a fully stocked mini-bar.

  • Location: Sabang
  • Book discounted rooms via Agoda

That concludes our list of best resorts in Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro! Do you have other recommendations? Let us know in the comments section below.

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