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TravelPod Member ReviewsAmarela Resort Panglao
Such a nice place. Very private set on a hillside with great views and its own private beach. Amarela Resort is a small place with only 24 rooms and suites but feels much larger. The restaurant is fabulous with a good verity of dishes. It has snorkeling gear, kayaks, ping pong, darts and a small art gallery. You can lounge at the pool or take a stroll on the beach its up to you. This place really takes care of you. Visit the gift shop too! It is away from Alona Beach so you need a tricycle to get back and forth if you want to go there. The wonderful staff will arrange a pick-up for you. But to be honest once you get there, there is no reason to leave.
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... I compare diving to sex, even when it's bad it's still pretty good. The reef at Balicasag was beautiful and colorful, with both hard and soft coral, and an abundance of schools of fish. The highlight (or low point) of the second day of diving was another diver in my group, an older, not very attractive Aussie man, who on the boat was telling me he was a life model, or ...
... We chartered our own boat and had with a very good crew of three for the day as we headed out to Balicasag Island. This is a small remote island with the best diving around this area. We think it has around 500 or so folks on it. No roads and you can walk around the island in 45 minuutes. We hit the first two dives and then broke for lunch which appropriately was noodles, but man, sitting on the beach overlooking the ocean after doing two dives, ...
... we just line up and wait for the next one. …or the next one…or the one after that.
No sooner has J-she calmed slightly from her transport induced dramatics than we are on the next bus. Too easy. We buy tickets en-route and we are on our jolty, jarring journey down to Oslob, the gateway to swim with whalesharks.
My usual overly romanticised imagination of a lazy journey down the coast road with stunning scenery and sleepy towns is dispelled rather quickly ...
... sea life from starfish to eels and then a turtle! It was probably around 3 foot long we did our best to get as close as possible and once he disappeared we saw another 2! Dolphins and turtles before 9:30 Not a bad morning. After snorkelling we returned to Balicasag island for lunch, none of us was hungry as we had not long before eaten but we had to wait around for the old Ned Flanders/Antony Keidis look alike and in the process get bored ...
... from the 20 acre sanctuary portion. They estimate 10 Tarsiers Live indies the enclosure, and maybe a 100 or so altogether. Every day the guides spend 2 hours in the morning seeking the spots where the nocturnal and solitary little guys have parked themselves also they can show them to us tourists. Today they had found 4 of them, 2 were down low near the trail and easy to view, and 2 were high up in the bush. Needless to say, they are cuteness incarnate ...