Sangat Island Resort

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Island At A Glance

No of Rooms: 
4 Hillside Cottages, 6 Beachfront Cottages, 2 Bungalow Suites, 2 Hilltop Chalets and 1 Lambingan Villa
Meal Plan: 
Full Board
Sports: 
Diving, snorkelling, kayaking, jetski, water skiing, island hopping tours and nature trekking
Star Rating: 

Sangat Island Dive Resort is a beautiful resort situated along a private 300m stretch of pure white sand and surrounded by towering limestone cliffs, lush tropical forest and majestic coconut palms.

Sangat Island Dive Resort is located in Coron Bay, just an hour's flight from Manila. This small and friendly eco-resort offers a range of accommodation, from native-style Beachfront Cottages and Hilltop Chalets to a secluded family villa on its own private beach!

The waters around Coron Bay are steeped in World War II history and the resort offers easy access to around a dozen WWII wrecks. The diving here is superb, with exciting penetration dives into vast holds and engine rooms of Japanese gun boats, sub-chasers and cargo vessels, all sunk in September 1944 by the US Task Force.

Your Accommodation Options

Hillside Cottages
Hillside cottages at Sangat Island Resort in the Philippines
Interior of Hillside Cottages at Sangat Island Resort in the Philippines

There are four Hillside Cottages at the resort, situated just back from the beach at the base of the lush covered limestone cliffs.

The traditionally built native-style cottages are constructed from local materials including hand woven bamboo wall panels, split bamboo flooring and Cogon Grass or Nipa Palm roofing. Each cottage has an overhead electric fan and en-suite western style toilet with shower.

Beachside Cottages
Beachside cottages in Sangat Island Resort, Philippines

Located along the beach front are the six Beachfront Cottages.

Similar to the Hillside Cottages, the Beachside Cottages are traditionally built from local materials including hand woven bamboo wall panels, split bamboo flooring and Grass or Palm roofing. Each cottage has an overhead electric fan and a large en-suite western style toilet with shower.

Additional features include an elevated wooden terrace overlooking the waters of Coron Bay, woven cotton hammocks and sun beds.

Bungalow Suite

There are two Bungalow Suites at the resort, set among the palm trees just a few yards from the beach, perfectly suited for families or friends travelling together.

Traditionally built from local materials, including hand woven bamboo wall panels, split bamboo flooring and Grass or Palm roofing, each suite comprises two cottages joined by a shared terrace area complete with tables, chairs and hammocks .

Inside each spacious cottage there is a living room area, a bedroom with overhead fan, and an en-suite western style toilet and shower.

Hilltop Chalet

There are two Hilltop Chalets at the resort, perched on rocky outcrops 20 metres above the resort and each reached by a spiral stone staircase.

The stone walled chalets offer spacious accommodation with stunning views over the resort to the sea beyond.

Each chalet is complete with a king sized double bed, satellite TV and a fully stocked mini bar. There is a modern, rock-tiled bathroom to the rear of each chalet with large glass-walled shower room and views overlooking the forest covered cliffs.

Lambingan Villa

At the far end of the resort, reached by a private wooden walkway built around a rocky headland, is a small, private bay where the Lambingan Villa is located. Half built into a natural limestone cove, the three storey villa offers guests unparalleled privacy in a unique and stunning setting.

The Lambingan Villa has been carefully designed to harness the beauty of its surroundings, including a rock-enclosed Balinese shower grotto just outside the villa by the beach.

The ground area of the villa itself has steps leading up from the beach to a large open air dining area and a shaded lounge with hammocks to the rear. On the second floor there is a large sleeping area, with two queen-size beds with ceiling fans, two western styled toilets off to the side plus a fully-stocked mini-bar. On the top floor is the master bedroom, complete with king size bed, ceiling fan, satellite TV, and views of Coron Bay and the surrounding limestone cliffs and forest.

The Lambingan Villa has been constructed from local materials and can accommodate a maximum of 6 adults and 4 children. It is the perfect choice for families or friends travelling together, or for a couple looking for complete privacy.

Restaurants & Bars

Coffee shop at Sangat Island Resort in the Philippines
Bar at Sangat Island Resort in the Philippines
Restaurant at Sangat Island Resort in the Philippines.

Sangat Island Dive Resort has just one restaurant and bar, situated just a few yards from the beach and shaded by trees. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served buffet style and a mix of international and local cuisine is offered. Unlimited tea, coffee and drinking water is available throughout the day and in addition there is a small snack menu available for in-between bites.

Free wi-fi is available to guests in the restaurant.

Adjoined to the restaurant is the resort's bar serving a wide range of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks, and there is a separate padded seating area around a pool table. The bar is open throughout the day and up until the last guest leaves.

Activities

The Islands of Coron Bay
Sangat Island Resort in the Philippines
Kayaking from Sangat Island Resort in the Philippines

There are a range of activities for guests to enjoy at Sangat. Watersports include waterskiing, windsurfing and kayaking and there are also jetskis available for hire. These can be hired in 30 minute sessions, or guests can embark on a guided 3 hour, 60 mile tour to some of the most spectacular islands in and around Coron Bay.

For those looking to keep in shape during their stay there is a small fitness studio available free to guests, with a range of free weights and weight training machines.

Sangat Resort is surrounded by a lush forest that is rich in wildlife, and monkeys, exotic birds and butterflies are regularly seen in the resort. For nature lovers wishing to discover more there are nature trails and guided trekking tours offered into the surrounding hills.

Island hopping trips and visits to local towns are also readily available.

Diving

Dive Centre at Sangat Island Resort, Philippines
Wreck diving at Sangat Island Resort, Philippines
Wreck diving from Sangat Island Resort, Philippines

The resort has a well-managed and well-stocked dive centre with up to date equipment for hire and Nitrox and technical diving is catered for.

A range of diver training is offered, from Open Water to Divemaster, as well as Nitrox and technical diving courses. Technical dive equipment includes a Nitrox membrane filling station, O2-clean 12ltr twin tanks, O2-clean 6ltr stage bottles, O2-clean regulators, dive harness with double first stages, stainless-backed technical wings, O2 booster pumps and soda sorb for re-breathers.

The dive centre has a fleet of five purpose built fibreglass dive boats, equipped with tank racks, boarding ladders and O2. The fast boats includes two 9.6m, 140hp tenders with room for up to 8 divers, and three 5.3m tenders for up to 4 divers. For large groups of divers wishing to dive together there is an additional 20m out-rigger, able to take up to 16 divers.

The waters and reefs around Sangat island have been protected marine parks since 2004 and there are many wonderful stretches of reef to enjoy, including Sangat’s own house reef. But the jewel in the crown here are the Japanese World War II wrecks that make this area famous and the resort has easy access to 11 superb wrecks.

Typically in depths between 25m – 40m the guided penetration dives into the holds and engine rooms of these WWII wrecks is an exhilarating experience.

Travel Information

Scuba divers arrive in Busanga Airport in the Philippines

The most common routing to Coron Bay 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 Busuanga will be on Philippine Airlines, who operate daily flights. On arrival into Busuanga you will be met at the airport for the 30 minute transfer to Coron town pier where you will board a boat for the 40-minute ride to Sangat Island Resort.

It is very easy to combine your stay in Sangat with a stay at another resort elsewhere in the Philippines. Below is an example itinerary combining a stay at Sangat Island Resort with the Atmosphere Resort in Dumaguete.

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.

Sample Itinerary

Travelling from the UK with 1 night Manila + 6 nights Sangat Island Dive Resort + 6 nights Atmosphere Resorts & Spa
Day 1

Evening departure from the UK for overnight international flight to Manila via Hong Kong.

Day 2

Afternoon arrival into Manila and transfer to your hotel for 1 night.

Day 3 - 8

Morning departure from Manila for your flight to Busuanga, arriving in the afternoon. Transfer to Sangat Island Dive Resort for 6 nights with 5 days diving the wrecks of Coron Bay.

Day 9 - 14

Transfer back to Busuanga for your flight back to Manila and onward connection to Dumaguete, arriving in the afternoon. Transfer to Atmosphere Resorts & Spa for 6 nights with 5 days fabulous diving.

Day 15

Transfer back to Dumaguete airport for your afternoon flight back to Manila and your onward overnight flight back to the UK via Hong Kong.

Day 16

Arrive UK early morning.

Guide Prices

From £2440 per person plus £332 departure taxes.

Price includes return international flights from the UK to Manila.

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 Busuanga and Manila to Dumaguete.

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.

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.

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