Atmosphere ResortFar East,Philippinesfrom Â£2125
A boutique resort in the heart of Dumaguete, with an award winning dive team, but also ideal for non divers and anyone looking for a wellness retreat in the PhilippinesCall us or email to book
Atmosphere Resort is a vibrant, modern resort in Dumaguete that has established itself as the place to go. Divers, non divers, friends and families, everyone is welcome here! We just love the combination of stylish relaxation in resort with some of the most exciting muck diving in the Philippines. Dive with turtles at Apo island, go dolphin watching in the Tanon straits or grab your bike to explore the region on land. Do as much or as little as you like! The team at Atmosphere prove that luxury holidays needed not cost the earth. There are 5 beautiful room grades for your stay at Atmosphere. All room types have air conditioning, flat screen TV, minibar, complimentary wireless internet, bathrobes, California King size beds with luxurious Egyptian cotton linen, solar heated water, complimentary eco-friendly amenities, as well as fresh fruits, coffee and tea. The deluxe suites are contemporary, with a bright airy space to relax in. Upgrade to the premium suits for a large open layout bedroom and lounge. If you prefer separate living quarters, why not try the garden apartments. Families and groups will love the family room or pent house options, where up to 4 people can share the accommodation. The Blue restaurant sits on an 80 meter long volcanic beach overlooking Siquijor Island and Apo Island. Select from a bed and breakfast, half board or full board package. Breakfast is a mix of buffet and a la carte. There's even a special divers menu, for those who are eager to get back to water as soon as possible. The kitchen offers a fine dining experience, for all palettes. with 3 different menus available in the resort, There's a superb wine cellar on site, and once a week you can enjoy a wine tastings and local style beach BBQ night. Thursdays are always popular, thanks to the weekly cocktail party with free round of drinks and live music. Atmosphere's stunning main infinity pool is 20 meters long and 8 meters wide, the deepest end being almost three meters deep with a gradual slope to the 1.2 meters in the shallow part. The main pool is ideal for laps, lounging and is also used for occasional scuba classes. It is situated by the pool bar with adjacent low sofas and dining tables, which makes it ideal for Happy Hour at 5pm. The central Shala is The Sanctuary's relaxation and reception area where you can recline and read a book to escape the mid-day sun. The spa is open 9am to 10pm and on offer is a wide range of massage therapies, spa treatments, wellness programs, yoga, and fitness classes. The reef in front of the resort is ideal for snorkelling, and there is a snorkelling map in the dive centre. Atmosphere provides regular baby-sitting (local charges apply) while guests dive or have a night out at the Atmosphere bar. The baby-sitter will take care of children within the resort area, whether it is in the comfort of the room/apartment or by the pool or beach. Kids' Cove is a kids' club on Atmosphere premises with access to fully equipped play rooms and a playground and has scheduled activities ongoing all days of the week, scuba classes, snorkelling, yoga and spa services, as well as a dedicated Kids Menu in the restaurant.
6 new Premium Suites are spacious deluxe rooms for two guests, with added luxuries and details. The spacious living area has the choice of a California King or a Twin bed setup, a lounging area with an opulent sofa, as well as added amenities such as a Nespresso machine and a lovely indoor/outdoor bathroom with double sinks and a well-appointed terrace.. The Premium Suites are designed for either double or twin occupancy, or a 3rd person on request.
Our 14 deluxe suites look out over the lush green lawn and gardens. The suite has a California King as standard but twin share is also an option, and a 3rd person can be accommodated on request, A desk, widescreen TV and wireless internet will keep you connected or you can disconnect and submerse yourself in the outdoor rain shower within the natural surroundings of your own private outside pocket garden.
8 Garden Apartments boast a veranda with an outdoor lounging area and hammock. Each apartment boasts a master bedroom with floor to ceiling picture window. A large, luxurious semi-outdoor bathroom with a solid mahogany vanity counter with 'his' and 'hers' sinks and a spacious walk-in closet are also part of the amenities. There is an additional day bed/sofa in the bedrooms that can be made up for a third person for an extra fee.
4 Penthouses are the most luxurious type of accommodation. The floor area of over 200 square meters allows for a beautiful spacious arrangement comprising of the master bedroom and guest bedroom, modern en-suite bathrooms and an open plan fully-fitted kitchen overlooking a huge living and dining area. The external balcony has room for both dining and lounging outside whilst in the comfort of your elevated penthouse. The second-floor penthouse fits 4 people in 2 separate bedrooms.
All room types have air conditioning, flat screen TV, minibar, complimentary wireless internet, bathrobes, California King size beds with luxurious Egyptian cotton linen, solar heated water, complimentary eco-friendly amenities, as well as fresh fruits, coffee and tea.
We would be happy to put together a tailormade booking for you, please fill in your details below and one of our diving holiday experts will be in touch with you to discuss your plans.
The Philippines is around 15-20 hours flight from the UK. Although composed of 7,107 islands (7,108 at low tide), with a total coastline longer than that of the USA, most of the population of the Philippines lives on just 11 islands. Most travellers will enter the Philippines through Manila (MNL) or Cebu (CEB) airports. The reefs are spectacular in the Philippines, with plenty of fish list buzzing around. Moalboal, Bohol and Puerto Galera are all super locations for reef divers. Snorkel with whalesharks in Oslob. Thresher sharks have made Malapascua famous whilst Sangat is wreck heaven. Love macro? Make a beeline for Anilao or Dumaguete. The selection of critters rivals anything you could find in Indonesia.
The dry season in the Philippines runs from December to April, making it a popular time for divers. May and November are transitional months with air temperatures climbing. June to September is the wet season, as the weather becomes stormier. The Philippines dive resorts are typically well sheltered from the worst, but you can expect to experience rain showers.
As standard, our holidays to Philippines are quoted with London departures. We are however able to book most major airlines. Popular options for the Philippines include Cathay Pacific (40kgs hold allowance), Singapore airlines, Qatar, Emirates, Malaysian, KLM and Etiad. If you would like to depart from a different UK airport (eg. Glasgow/Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham or Gatwick) or have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to the Philippines, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.
With a huge range of airlines to fly with, you can easily build in a stop over either on your way to or on your way back from the Philippines. Simply talk to your travel consultant about adding a stop over into your itinerary.
UK passport holders are able to obtain a free 30 day visa on arrival. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here
Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here
Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here
You will also be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.
As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.
An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here
Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here
On arrival in your Philippines destination, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. You will then be met outside of arrivals by a representative from your liveaboard or resort. Some reps are able to meet you airside. They will be holding a board with either your destination or your name on it. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.
If you have a hotel en route please follow any specific instructions in your travel documents. Where possible, you will be met by a representative who will assist in taking you to your hotel. If using a shuttle service, please arrange your return shuttle time back to the airport at the hotel check in. Domestic flights are common in the Philippines and run frequently. Manila airport is a large airport with several terminals. If you have to move between terminals, please allow between 30 and 60mins to allow for local traffic. Please ensure you leave plenty of time for check in or transit between flights (usually 4 hours min). Domestic flights can typically only be booked with a 20kgs hold allowance as standard. Excess baggage costs around $2-$5 per kg per way. Hand baggage limits can be strictly enforced on domestic flights. Due to local traffic and road conditions, land journey times can be difficult to predict. We recommend you take water with you and keep any essentials in your hand baggage to make your journey as comfortable as possible.
At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. On leaving the Philippines there is an airport tax of 750 PHP which must be paid in cash.
Your holiday includes international flights, domestic flights, airport transfers and 7 nights deluxe suite (B&B basis, 2 people sharing). All meals are served in the Blue restaurant. Our standard diving package is 20 boat or shore dives, but this can be adapted to suit your needs. Wifi is free of charge.
Any additional services in resort (spa, land tours, additional dives, kit hire, private guides and special trips) are paid for in resort. Upgrade to half board or full boar packages in advance - talk to your travel consultant for more info. Alcohol and soft drinks are an extra charge. Local park fees can only be paid in peso (450PHP night dive park fee)
Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.
The peso is the national currency however in resort, US Dollars, Euros, peso (local currency), Visa and MasterCard can all be used. Please be aware you may be charged a surcharge to pay by card transactions. USD notes should be in smaller denominations, new and in good condition.
Phone coverage is generally very good around this area - please check with your phone provider about any applicable charges for the Philippines
All rooms are fitted with two round pin sockets (European standard) and the electricity is 220v
Kit hire can be arranged in resort and is paid for locally
PADI dive courses can be arranged - please ask for more information about pre-booking
The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site
Nitrox is free of charge for all certified divers
A typical deposit for a holiday to Atmosphere Resort and Spa is £500-£800 per person, although this will depend on your exact flight option and travel class. Larger deposits may be required for some flight options (eg premium economy/business class).
We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.
If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation
If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course at Atmosphere Resort.