Many thanks to Alan for his patience during my reservation period. Our guest numbers kept changing but he didn't rush me into making a deposit until our plans got sorted out. The 50/50 payment plan was executed very well & I have nothing but praise for how Alan conducts his business.
We spent 4 nites in the Oceanside Villa & it was sensational. The villa itself is huge, gorgeous and provides incredible views of the surrounding bay & jungle covered hills. We spent a good chunk of our time just sitting on the main verandha, drinking San Miguels, listening to music & playing cards. The staff working during our stay was fantastic. They were very honest & provided us with receipts for every purchase they made for us (trikes, crates of beer, food, etc). In addition, they were fantastic cooks & made us some truly delicious meals. We were all very impressed.
The location of the property doesn't provide the greatest swimming conditions directly in front but you can hire the owners' private bangka for the day & tour around the neighboring islands/beaches at a very reasonable rate. Do yourself a favor and gather some snorkeling gear & head to Long Beach...very good coral & fish populations. A stop at Elizabeths' Hideaway Resort is a great option for lunch/beverages on a very nice stretch of beach. If you don't mind walking then you can access Big La Laguna in about 15mins & Sabang takes about 25mins. You'll pass through the local villages where everyone is very friendly & respects your privacy.
Our transfers to/from Muelle pier were flawless as was everything else about our stay at this property. I would highly recommend Puerto Galera Villas to my family, friends & anyone who takes the time to read this review.
A group of 8 of us went to Puerto Galera to scuba dive and stayed at the villa. We were there for 2 weeks at Christmas time. We could not have asked for anything better. I made the reservations in the very early fall. The owners Alan and Suzie were very responsive to all of my questions and emails. As the time got closer - they provided the telephone numbers of the staff so that we could call upon our arrival should there be a problem. We made them aware of our transportation needs from Manila and they arranged it for us.
The staff at the villa is top notch. We let them know our needs in terms of food/menu and we provided them with the money and they shopped for and cooked the food. Everyday they had lunch prepared after our morning dives and dinner ready in the evenings. They cleaned the rooms - helped us with transportation needs and other requests.
Everyone in our group loved the accommodations and we all felt it was excellent value for the price.
It made for an outstanding and memorable trip.
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We enjoyed our stay here. It had a very nice view and the assistants were very helpful. The beaches are accessible by boat ride and the assistants can help you schedule rides to the beaches or to town for nightlife activities.
We had booked this house with 2 families (9 Persons) and wanted to stay during Christmas and New Year. When we came there was still another party in the house, the house was extreme dirty, the rooms not cleaned and there was one room short. The party staying in the house before were out diving and their stuff was just thrown into the balcony by the staff. Later the other guests blamed us for that. The lunch served, however, was very good. The service staff, which should have been one cooking/cleaning couple was in fact a 7 person family withno space to sleep if we would have stayed. We knew it would be adventureous, but clean it could have been and rooms withbeds as promised in the description. It is definately not suitable for families!! The ocean turned out to be only seawead and not really nice to swim in. We decided to move out immediately and Alan Burrell promised to return us the money. We are still waiting. You are better off booking for example Coco Beach Resort.
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