Atmosphere Resort & Spa
Island At A Glance
Atmosphere Resort and Spa is a stunning 5 star boutique resort, situated by the beach amid lush tropical gardens and swaying palm trees. With a beautiful spa, infinity pool and 5 Star PADI Dive Centre the resort offers luxury accommodation in beautiful tropical settings and access to some of the finest diving in the Philippines.
Opened in November 2008, Atmosphere Resort & Spa offers accommodation in suites and apartments, set among the landscaped grounds.
This luxurious resort offers guests all the comforts and facilities expected of a high category resort in a very relaxed and informal manner.
Located on the south side of Negros island, just a 25 minute drive from Dumaguete airport and opposite the famous Apo Island Marine Sanctuary, the resort offers daily dives to some stunning sites, ranging from critter diving to rich coral walls and drop-offs.
Restaurants & Bars
The resort's fine dining restaurant ‘Blue’ is situated at the beachside and takes full advantage of the beautiful sea views. Tailor-made menus range from freshly caught seafood or rib-eye steaks, carved at your table, to delicious home-grown vegetarian dishes.
Once a week the restaurant offers special evenings, including seafood barbeques on the beach and Filipino Fiesta nights, where you can sample the real taste of the Philippines.
Private dining is also available, whether on the balcony of your own suite, on the beach, or by the infinity pool under the stars. For the more adventurous, the “Day with the Chef” program offers the chance to accompany the chef to market and learn how to cook local Filipino delicacies.
Offering delicious cocktails, fresh Italian coffee, freshly-made fruit juices and milkshakes, together with a large selection of international drinks, including fine French wines and locally brewed beers, the Bar, which overlooks the infinity pool, is a great place to relax after a fantastic days diving!
The resort also has an extensive wine cellar with over five hundred world class wines from France. All wines are handpicked from boutique French estates on a yearly basis to guarantee top quality. The wines are stored in damp, climate controlled conditions to ensure optimum taste and aging and the cellar is open to guests day or night.
Facilities at the resort include the wonderful 'Sanctuary Spa', set in a beautiful private garden with running waterfalls, ponds and lush tropical plants. A range of beauty treatments and therapies are offered, including massages, facials, body wraps and water therapies, in one of the four individual treatment pavilions.
There is also a heated pool for Watsu (water shiatsu) treatments. Yoga and relaxation classes are offered daily, from beginner to advanced level. Tailor-made for the class or individual students’ needs, the classes range from gentle stretching and deep relaxation sessions, to fast paced classes focusing on flexibility, cardio-fitness and building core strength.
The resort offers numerous excursions including trips to Baslay Hot Springs, Balinsasayao Twin Lakes, Balanan Lakes, Cassaroro Waterfalls and Bais Whale & Dolphin Watching.
For the more energetic there is Mabinay Dry Caving, Mabinay Kayaking, Mount Talinis Trekking, Quad-Bike Tours and Motorbike or Mountain Bike Rental. Atmosphere Resort is also located within easy reach of 2 fantastic golf courses and the Matapalay Market, which is the largest open market in Negros Oriental where visitors are treated to a glimpse of the real Philippines. You can wander among the native people, water buffalo, cows and pigs and soak up the indigenous culture first hand and it is also an opportunity to sample some of the Philippines rare culinary delights such as the local lechon baboy (spit roast pig).
The resort has an excellent on site PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre where a full range of PADI courses in multiple languages are offered. These range from introductory dive courses right through to the PADI Instructor course, plus there are photography classes and workshops and marine life presentations.
There is a large wet area for hanging wetsuits and separate rinse tanks for dive equipment, computers and cameras. Each diver has his own dry storage locker and there is a dedicated camera/video room with private workspace for photographers.
Diving equipment is available to buy or hire and there is a large dive briefing area with comfortable lounges.
Dive sites are reached by one of two purpose built dive boats that include a 25m banca boat, used mainly for the day trips to outlying islands, and a 10m speedboat that can take divers to a range of dive sites within 15 minutes.
Fresh fruit, drinks and towels are provided on board.
The resort's location offers easy access to some of the best diving in the Philippines. Along the Dauin coastline, where the resort is situated, there are macro dives regarded as some of the best in the world , with frogfish, seahorses, ghost pipefish and flamboyant cuttlefish frequently found.
There is also a house reef, easily accessed from shore, that offers superb macro diving and great night dives.
Apo Island is perhaps the most famous dive area here and is reached by a short 30 minute boat ride. A marine park sanctuary for the past 20 years, Apo Island attracts a huge variety of marine life and there are 11 dive sites to enjoy on steep, coral covered walls and drop-offs where turtles, tuna, big-eyed jacks and humphead wrasse are commonlty seen.
The most common routing to Atmosphere Resorts is via Manila. If you are travelling from the UK we can arrange flights to Manila on either award winning Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Singapore or Malaysian Airlines - we are very pleased to be able to offer our clients 30kgs luggage allowance for dive equipment with each of these carriers.
From Manila your 1 hour onward flight to Dumaguete will be on Philippine Airlines, who operate daily flights. On arrival into Dumaguete you will be met at the airport for the 30 minute transfer to Atmosphere Resort.
It is very easy to combine your stay in Atmosphere with a stay at another resort elsewhere in the Philippines. Below is an example itinerary combining a stay at Atmosphere Resort & Sangat Island Resort in Coron Bay.
We are very experienced in putting together combination itineraries throughout the Philippines and we have first-hand knowledge of this destination, so please give us a call to find out more and to get a personalised itinerary and quote to suit your requirements.
Evening departure from the UK for overnight international flight to Manila via Hong Kong.
Afternoon arrival to Manila and transfer to your hotel for 1 night.
Morning departure from Manila for your flight to Dumaguete, arriving in the afternoon. Transfer to Atmosphere Resorts & Spa for 6 nights with 5 days fabulous diving.
Transfer back to Dumaguete for your flight back to Manila and onward connection to Busuanga, arriving in the afternoon. Transfer to Sangat Island Dive Resort for 6 nights with 5 days diving the wrecks of Coron Bay.
Transfer back to Busuanga airport for your afternoon flight back to Manila and your onward overnight flight back to the UK via Hong Kong.
Arrive UK early morning.
From £2440 per person plus £332 departure taxes.
Price includes return international flights from the UK to Manila with Cathay Pacific.
In Manila it includes 1 nights accommodation at the Manila Airport Hotel with Breakfast on a twin/double share basis and free shuttle bus transfer from the airport.
Price also includes return flights from Manila to Dumaguete and Manila to Busuanga.
In Dumaguete it includes return airport transfers and 6 nights accommodation at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa in a twin/double Suite with Breakfast and includes 10 dives with use of tanks and weights.
In Coron Bay it includes return airport transfers and 6 nights accommodation at Sangat Island Dive Resort in a twin/double Hillside Cottage on Full Board meal plan and includes 10 dives with use of tanks and weights.