Calling all scuba divers and wannabe wetsuit-maids!
AivyMaes Divers Paradise Resort Dauin does exactly what it says in the name: it offers beach side accommodation, affordable diving courses and fun dives. Absolute walk in dives, heaven for macro/muck dives.
It also offers sightseeing: Pulangbato falls, Casaroro Falls and twin lakes.
The dive sites are ranked in the top ten in the Philippines and Apo Island is just 30mins boat ride away. Amazing.
All the rooms are within beautiful wooden huts to give you that beach-life vibe. Everyone gets their own hammock lined balcony, too!
Linen and a towel is included, along with a personal water station and mosquito net.
Common kitchen, free coffee, tea all day and complimentary bread/pastries every morning, Feels like home!
Location: situated in Poblacion 1 Dauin. Right on the beach! A supermarket and cafe is close-by and it’s possible to walk to central Dauin and short bus ride to central Dumaguete.
Besides the listed accommodation, we also put together the best hostels in the world; the 5 Star Hostels.
We stayed in a former winery in Santorini, in a former jail-now 5 Star Hostel and many more. And we share all of these unique budget accommodations with you.
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By now you should have the answer to your question where to stay in the Philippines. Which of the best hostels in the Philippines have you fallen in love with? Let us know!
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