Sea Explorers at Amorita Resort, Bohol

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Overview

Amorita Resort is located at the quiet end of the beach, situated on a cliff overlooking Alona Beach offering a picture perfect view of the Bohol Sea sunset and Siquijor Island. Guests at this exclusive beach resort can enjoy a host of activities right at their doorstep. The beach is just a short trip down the stairs from the resort. The Sea Explorers dive shop is within the Amorita Resort.

Accommodation

Amorita Resort comprises of different room categories: Villas, Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites (formerly Deluxe Garden Rooms), 1 Bedroom Suites & 2 Bedroom Suites. The Villas are freestanding for maximum privacy. The Deluxe rooms are located in a 2-storey building.

  • 20 deluxe rooms with two queen-size beds
  • 37 Junior Suites (deluxe garden rooms) with one king-size bed and one day bed or two double beds and one day bed
  • 5 special sea view rooms with one king-size bed
  • 18 units of 1 bedroom suite with one king-size bed with two day beds
  • 3 units of 2 bedroom suites with two king-size beds or one king-size bed and two twin beds with two day beds
  • 14 seas view or garden villas with private ‘plunge pool’, one king-size bed

Deluxe Room Amenities

  • Two queen-sized beds
  • Cable TV
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning unit
  • Mini-bar
  • Safety deposit vault
  • Rainfall-type shower with hot and cold options

Villa Amenities

  • One king-sized bed
  • Wide-screen LCD Cable TV
  • Individually-controlled air conditioning unit
  • iPod dock station
  • Mini-bar
  • Safety deposit vault
  • Rainfall-type shower with hot and cold options
  • Outdoor plunge pool

Resort Facilities

Adjacent to Amorita’s signature infinity pool is the resort’s Saffron Restaurant, named for the glorious colour of the sunset. The a la carte menu has local Filipino cuisine as well as Western style meals. A casual, relaxed and homely atmosphere comes from the fine, antique and hand-carved furniture and artworks spread around the resort. A small library, a leisure area and the Saffron Bar complete the main resort facilities.

After a long days diving, enjoy a relaxing massage from the resort’s licensed therapists in the comfort of your own room.

Complimentary WiFi access is available within the restaurant. The resort has mobile phone coverage but the signal can be patchy.

Pricing for Sea Explorers at Amorita Resort

Lean Season: Jun. 01 to Sep. 30, 2019AUDPHP
7 Nights Deluxe Double with 10 dives57000PHP|57000
7 Nights Deluxe Single with 10 dives95500PHP|95500
7 Nights Junior Suite Double with 10 dives60997PHP|60997
7 Nights Junior Suite Single with 10 dives103494PHP|103494
 
High Season: Oct. 01, 2019 to Dec. 21, 2019; Jan. 04 to March 31, 2020AUDPHP
7 Nights Deluxe Double with 10 pre-paid dives
60997PHP|60997
7 Nights Deluxe Single with 10 pre-paid dives
103494PHP|103494
7 Nights Junior Suite Double with 10 pre-paid dives
65001PHP|65001
7 Nights Junior Suite Single with 10 pre-paid dives
111502PHP|111502
 
Peak Season: Dec. 22, 2019 to Jan 03, 2020; Jan. 24-28, 2020; Apr. 08-12, 2020AUDPHP
7 Nights Deluxe Double with 10 pre-paid dives
70503PHP|70503
7 Nights Deluxe Single with 10 pre-paid dives
122506PHP|122506
7 Nights Junior Suite Double with 10 pre-paid dives
74500PHP|74500
7 Nights Junior Suite Single with 10 pre-paid dives
130500PHP|130500
 
This resort's prices are in PHP. The AUD prices shown are based on the current exchange rate. The price paid in AUD will be based on the actual exchange rate at the time any payments are made.
Important Information
Pricing includes accommodation as specified, with breakfast, weights, tank, and guide, boat rides and sanctuary fee for coastal dives at PHP 100
Note a Peak Season surcharge applies
Transfer will be by car/van and ferry (if available with business class ticket/s). Fees for excess luggage and porters are NOT included
The dive center is located inside Amorita Resort
Does NOT include sanctuary fees for Balicasag Island and special day trips
The per person pricing above is indicative only: we show 7 night with 10/12 dive packages at high-end and lower-end rooms (singles & doubles) for the purposes of comparison. We can give you a price (and availability) for any combination of nights/dives you wish to undertake, which will include any discounts due to you as part of that package, and any exclusions, or items payable at the resort. Use the [Enquiry Form] button to give us your exact requirements and we'll give you the best deal we can.

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Facilities

Training School Type: PADI Nitrox Fill:
Air Fill
Number of Guides 8
Gear Hire
Number of Boats 2
Gear Sales
Number of Dive Sites 25
Gear Servicing
Accommodation

Location

Amorita Resort is located at the quiet end of the beach, situated on a cliff overlooking Alona Beach offering a picture perfect view of the Bohol Sea sunset and Siquijor Island.

Alona Beach is reached from Tagbilaran on Bohol Island via a bridge in about 20 minutes by car. Fast ferries connect Cebu (departing Cebu City Pier) with Bohol (arriving Tagbilaran Pier) with Cebu with several departures daily, and taking about two hours.

What to expect

Dive Services

Sea Explorers dive shop offers several dive trips a day and in addition diving courses and equipment rental are available.

The dive shop has a small speed boat and two outrigger boats – the larger at 22m carries up to 12 divers and the smaller at 15m long up to 8. The boats are equipped with emergency kit, DAN Oxygen System and mobile phone. The outriggers have a simple toilet. Sea Explorers offers various departures during the day and night dives every evening. Full day tours to Cabilao Island (minimum 4 people) are also on offer. Note that Balicasag Island is now a marine reserve with a limited number of divers per day.

The well-equipped dive shop has 50+ 12 ltr aluminium tanks with INT and DIN connectors, 12 complete sets of hire equipment and Nitrox is available. Sea Explorers’ Swiss manager Felix Sutter is a technical diving instructor and offers Tec Deep and Trimix courses along with rebreather courses.

Dive Area

The dive sites are reached with the outrigger boats in 5 to 50 minutes. The trip to Cabilao Island lasts about 90 minutes. The dives are accompanied by European instructors and very knowledgeable local Filipino dive guides who are intimately familiar with the diving conditions.

The diving is varied with beautiful coral gardens in shallow water. Main attraction, however, are the steep walls with caves, overhangs and crevices. You find beautiful underwater scenery with sea fans, soft corals and feather stars where many colourful nudibranchs, frogfish, snake eels, stone fish and sea snakes have a home.

Highlights are the dive sites around Balicasag Island and Cabilao Island. The area can be dived all year round, with mostly good to very good visibility, and soft to medium currents. The health status of the coral is good to very good, no coral bleaching, and no dynamite fishing.

We think…

Amorita Resort is located on the quiet end of famous Alona Beach, which can get quite noisy at night. But it’s far enough from the restaurants and bars along this popular beach, so you can get plenty of peace and quiet for your well-deserved holiday.

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