Sampaguita Resort

A beautiful Visayas getaway awaiting for you.

The Sampaguita Resort is made of simple and traditionally styled bungalows that fall in total harmony with the surrounding environment. The resort has an Italian touch due to the presence of Sergio Forti, the diving instructor who decided a few years ago to settle down in the simplicity of this beautiful and secluded part of the Philippines. Be assured that at the Sampaguita, you will find a beautiful, friendly, relaxed and casual atmosphere waiting for you. The resort is located along the south western coast of Cebu Island, in the picturesque Moalboal peninsula facing Negros and is surrounded by tropical gardens that are shadowed by gigantic palms rustling in the marine breeze.

The resort has a total of 14 rooms, 8 of which have double or twin beds accommodating 2 guests. The remaining 6 rooms are more spacious and can be made available for 3 guests. Most of the rooms are located on a double level building offering beautiful sea views. Rooms are made of wood and have fibre panels, cocoon roofs and floors made of coconut bands.

Diving is scheduled with Gangga Divers with the first boat dive after breakfast, return to the resort before lunchtime to eat and relax and then enjoy a second early afternoon dive at a different location. Unavoidable, is the temptation of a third night wall dive rightly after sunset for a nocturnal all colours underwater event.

When you are not diving, take advantage of the excursions that are added on an "ad hoc" basis to the diving schedule or organised separately during the day. You can explore the beautiful White Beach, a very long, solitary and untouched beach of fine coral white sand allowing you to enjoy an undisturbed and relaxed swim in the crystal clear blue waters. Other options include a trip to the Orchid Gardens, an adventurous excursion to the gorgeous Kasawan Falls or a stroll through Moalboal’s market.

Board Basis :

  • Full Board basis including breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea and cakes

Transfer Times
2 hours from Cebu international airport.

Board Basis

Standard Room

Standard Rooms

There are 14 rooms in total, 8 of which have double or twin rooms accommodating 2 guests and 6 larger rooms accommodating 3 guests.

  • Mini Bar
  • Fan
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • En-suite Shower
  • Veranda
  • Air Conditioning (Extra Cost)
  • Bottled water



Friday, 06 December 2013

Fabulous Fiji by Marcelina Jesus on Sport Diver Magazine

Lured by the promise of world-class reefs and adrenaline-fueled shark encounters Marcelina Jesus ventures to the wild islands of Fiji.

Fabulous Fiji by Marcelina Jesus on Sport Diver Magazine

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Gangga Divers Sampaguita

Sampaguita Resort

The Gangga Divers Dive Centre is a full service diving facility operating according to the best PADI standards. The personalised service and attention to detail reflect in the excellence already widely associated with the image of Gangga Divers and the Lotus Hotels & Resorts. With this standard in mind, numbers of divers diving are a maximum of 4 divers to 1 guide. The dive guides are qualified dive masters and pride themselves in offering a bespoke diving experience to suit divers of all ages and levels of experience.

Gangga Divers at the Sampaguita Resort offers you access to the two special diving boats, called Bangkas, built according to the marine Philippine tradition with extended keel, minimum draught and typical side stabilisers which give the boat a seagull-wing shape and allow you to reach several different and undamaged diving places in the area without damaging the coral reef.

The house reef is rich in fish life, hard and soft corals and free from currents allowing for unguided diving with the applied buddy system rules. The last water entry is at 6.00 pm

Dive Centre Opening Times : Open daily from 8am to 5pm.

Pre-Bookable Equipment Rental & NITROX - Paid locally only

  • Full Set of Equipment (excludes Dive Computer)- EUR10 per day
  • Regulator - EUR4
  • BCD - EUR4 per day
  • Wetsuit - EUR2 per day
  • Mask & Snorkel - EUR1 per day
  • Fins - EUR1 per day
  • Boots- EUR1 per day
  • Nitrox Fills - EUR5 per fill

Please Note:
  • Protected Marine Area Conservation Fees of PHP 100.00 per boat dive are not included and have to be paid on site.