Customer Name: David Jones
Date of travel: August 2010
Destination: Moalboal, Philippines
Holiday description: 14 nights at the Magic Island Resort with 12 days diving.
Our holiday was excellent value for the money. The Magic Island Dive Resort was better than the description.
The organisation and professionalism of Ari and Desiree and their staff was exemplary, everything went off smoothly without drama.
Ari and Desiree are quite rightly extremely proud of what they have achieved and this showed in all the aspects of our time there. What was especially nice and different to all of the other dive resorts that we have visited were the personal touches, breakfast and the evening meal conversations with Ari, Desiree, Willem and all the other guests as well as bar time comparing photographs.
Ari and Desiree work hard promoting a welcoming and comfortable environment.
The food and restaurant menu are varied and well prepared. Ruth is a vegetarian and this was advised to Magic Island prior to our arrival and her meals were always checked by the friendly and attentive staff before serving. There is an Al La Carte menu however the standard of the ordinary menu is such that this was not explored.
The diving was exceptional and well managed the choices of site were always discussed and various requests accommodated (my air consumption) the diving was done in a very friendly, safe and relaxed manner. The Dive Masters and boat crew could not do more.
We would rate this holiday as a 9 (nobody is perfect) joint top with our list.
We would have no reservations whatsoever in recommending Magic Island to anyone who requires a memorable holiday and a great diving experience.
It may not float everyone’s boat (no phones, no TV and no shoes) but it ticked all of our boxes.