Friday, 2 May 2014

Resort Review: Marco Vincent Dive Resort (Puerto Galera, Mindoro Oriental)

Date of Stay: May 2-3, 2014

RATING (Scale of 1 to 10)
Location: *******
Rooms: ********
Condition and Cleanliness: *********
Staff Performance: ********
Room Comfort: *********
Food and Beverage: ********
Other Amenities: ********
Value for Money: ******

Marco Vincent Dive Resort

The Mediterranean-inspired Marco Vincent Dive Resort, located along a side road 100 m. from  White Beach, has 38 tastefully decorated, spacious airconditioned rooms with queen or twin beds; private bath with hot and cold shower; LED cable TV; mini fridge; sitting area and wi-fi internet connection (premier queen - PhP6,385, premier king - PhP6,885, queen - PhP5,385, de luxe - PhP5,885, super de luxe - PhP8,385, family - PhP7,885, and super family - PhP8,885).

It also has three restaurants.  Marivelles Restaurant, on the top floor, offers dinner, drinks and karaoke.  The poolside El Patio Restaurant serves Western, Filipino and Oriental breakfast while the Aqua Bar & Restaurant, along the White Beach front, offers a fully stocked bar and daily specials. All the rooms open up to a courtyard the center, of which, is an amazing 75 sq. m. indoor swimming pool (adult and kiddie) with adjacent massage bubbles.

The 75 sq. m. swimming pool

The resort also has a 120-pax conference/function room (Elizabeth Hall) at the fourth floor, billiards, fitness center, spa and a dive center with dedicated dive pool (divided into 2, 5 and 10 ft.).
It offers laundry, pressing, safety deposit boxes, land tours, watersports (banana boats, jetskis, etc.), island hopping. fishing, sunset cruises, shuttle service (Makati City to Batangas International Port or vice-versa), massage and room service.  The resort is near enough to the beach to be accessible to the beachfront bars and restaurants but far enough from the noise of the crowds. 
Marco Vincent Dive Resort: White Beach, 5203 Puerto Galera, Mindoro Oriental. Tel: (043) 287-3590.  Website:  Calapan City booking office: Marco Vincent Residence Inn, Boniifacio St.  Tel: (043) 441-0235.   Fax: (043) 441-0239-40.  Batangas City booking office: Batangas Pier.   Tel: (043) 723-0983.  Manila booking office: Unit 503, Cityland 10, Tower II, 156 H.V. De la Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati City.  Tel: (632) 813-6329.  Fax: (632) 892-0309. E-mail: and   

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