Atmosphere Resort

Beautifully situated within an old coconut plantation in Negros Oriental, the luxurious Atmosphere Resort offers a spectacular beachfront, lush tropical gardens, modern architecture and an excellent dive operation. There are fourteen suites overlooking the gardens, eight garden apartments with full a kitchen and a dining room, and four penthouses with two bedrooms each and a large living room area and a full kitchen. All accommodations have king-size beds but suites can also be fitted with two twin beds. Enjoy top-notch linens, complimentary eco-friendly bath products, tropical fruit in your room, air-conditioning, flat screen televisions, WiFi, DVD players and other thoughtful touches to make your vacation perfect. There is also a vast swimming pool, fine dining restaurant, beach bar, seafood barbecues and a chance to have your own romantic dinner on the beach.

Atmosphere’s 5-star PADI center offers a full range of courses, rental gear, underwater photography classes, and workshops on marine life. Apo Island is known for its stunning coral walls and schooling fish. Some of the world’s rarest critters are found here alongside Dauin coastline, a feat for any underwater photographer. Snorkeling is also amazing, and topside tours give you a glimpse of the natural beauty and indigenous culture of the area. Visit tiny islands to spot whales, whale sharks and dolphins, city of Dumaguete for historical buildings and the myriad of fiestas, carnivals and local markets. Two golf courses are nearby, and trekking and kayaking will keep you busy. The resort’s Sanctuary Spa is a calm oasis of serenity. Come here for Watsu, massages, facials, body wraps and yoga classes. Atmosphere gives back to its community with school lunch program and environmental protection initiates.

As a PADI 5 star Instructor Development Resort, Atmosphere understands the need for space, personalized service and technological requirements. With this in mind, diving guests enjoy private dive equipment storage spaces, wireless internet, complimentary nitrox, a camera/video room with private work space for each diver, a retail boutique, a classroom with flat screen TV, full equipment rental and a spacious briefing lobby. An experienced team of PADI Divemasters and Instructors run the dive shop overseen by our Dive Centre Manager. We teach all courses from beginner up to professional level as well as specialty courses and photo workshops and our PADI Course Director teaches instructor courses six times per year.

Languages available at the Dive Centre: English, German, French, Swedish, Finnish, Swiss, Japanese and Tagalog.

Our large dive vessel “Victoria” is a banka style outrigger boat, 88 feet in length and will hold up to 20 divers comfortably at any one time, which makes her perfect for trips to neighboring islands Apo and Siquijor. “Eve”, our speedboat, is a fast 30 feet long covered speed boat that will take guests to any dive site along the Dauin coastline within 15 minutes.

Atmosphere places the utmost importance on the quality of the food and beverage experience. The aim is to create a flexible approach to dining. Whether guests wish for a romantic dinner on the beach, a seafood barbeque, eating in our signature fine dining restaurant or simply relaxing at the bar, the choice is theirs. Breakfast is included in the room rate, and there are full board and half board meal packages available for pre-booking, as well as soft drink packages.

Blue Restaurant
Atmosphere’s fine dining restaurant Blue is located by the beach front and overlooks the famous Apo and Siquijor islands. Guests can start their day with a complimentary combined buffet and cooked breakfast from 6am until 10am. All day dining is available until 10pm and guests have the choice of the “All day dining” menu and the “Healthy Living” menu, as well as the blackboard specials menus that change daily. After 6pm, the evening “Signature dishes” also becomes available, as well as the evening specials on the blackboard. Atmosphere also has a separate children’s menu and a bar snack menu with smaller tasty dishes.

Al Fresco Dining
Beach barbecues are held regularly with seafood, poultry and meats barbecued right next to the guest’s table, a great opportunity to stick the toes in the sand and enjoy the candle lit ambiance. We also hold Filipino fiesta evenings on a regular basis. We offer romantic dinners in the privacy of our beach tree house or we can set up a dinner on the guest’s own terrace or on the beach.

The Bar
The bar is positioned pool side, with a sitting area of about 150 sqm. The bar is opened as long as guests enjoy themselves and offers a host of international drinks, beers, cocktails, Italian coffees, fruit shakes and snacks. Dining is also possible at the bar. In the Boutique by the bar, you will also find Atmosphere’s wine cellar with a wide variety of wines from all over the world.

The Coffee Shop
By the shallower swimming pools behind the tree house, the coffee shop serves Italian coffees, non-alcoholic drinks and mouth-watering cakes, tarts and other desserts. The coffee shop also houses the Atmosphere bakery where you can watch our pastry chefs in action.

Stepping out of the resort, Negros Oriental is renowned for outstanding natural beauty and fascinating culture. The vast mountain ridge behind Atmosphere is home to many scenic lakes and thundering waterfalls and the local indigenous culture means there are a myriad of fiestas, carnivals and local markets to witness. Beautiful and mysterious islands with amazing snorkeling and the possibility to spot whales and dolphins are close by and the nearby City of Dumaguete is a university-town with a long breezy seaside boulevard and historical buildings. There is also more than meets the eye with plenty of activities within the resort to avail of.

Atmosphere Soup Kitchen
Atmosphere Resorts sponsors a soup kitchen program that provides 85 children with a balanced lunch, 5 days a week, year round. The children are from one of the most impoverished areas in Dumaguete, 30 minutes away from the resort. The success of the program is owed to the mothers of the children who volunteer and run the program. The daily preparation, serving and clean-up is carried out by the mothers of the children eating. Atmosphere Staff visits ASK on a twice weekly basis and we’d be happy if you wanted to join us.

The Rush Zipline
The Rush Zipline is located near Valencia, 30 minutes from Atmosphere Resort, and the main attraction is a 600 meter long zipline cable with a choice of four riding styles: superman, tandem, sitting and inverted. The zipline can be combined with other activities in the same area (Valencia tour, Soup Kitchen etc.). Please be aware that the zipline has a weight limit of minimum 50 kilos and maximum 80 kilos (110 to 180 lbs).

Swim with Whale Sharks
Near Oslob village on Cebu Island, 1,5 hours away from Atmosphere by van and boat, a group of whale sharks congregate in a shallow bay. We will bring you there in an air-conditioned van and from the beach, you can step into a small boat and watch the whale sharks from the surface. Those who wish can get in the water and swim/snorkel with these gentle giants, however we follow the guidelines of WWF and do not permit scuba diving.

Walks & Treks
With nature and beautiful scenery on our doorstep, walking is sometimes the best way to experience the surroundings. Join Atmosphere on a morning walk, which can be a walk around Atmosphere where you can learn about the tropical plants and animals found in our gardens. For the stronger walker, a trek up the mountainside with picturesque views of coconut plantations and Apo Island welcome you. For the runner, there are good tracks up the hillside – ask Rae, Saila or Adam for their favourite tracks.

Yoga
Embraced by many, yoga can be practiced on a simple level for fitness and mental relaxation or on a deeper level to penetrate all aspects of life. At Atmosphere, both open and private yoga classes are held daily, from absolute beginners to intermediate and advanced. Yoga is held on our tree top yoga platform by the beach but can also be held in the privacy of your terrace or location of your choice.

Apo Island
Join Atmosphere for some excellent snorkelling in Apo Island. The marine sanctuary of Apo Island is only 30 minutes away by boat and we do trips there several times per week, weather permitting. The small fishing community on the island is welcoming and we may sometimes go ashore to explore the small village. Apo Island is surrounded by lush coral reefs with a myriad of turtles and colourful reef fish. It is an excellent spot for both the beginner snorkeler and experienced free diver.

Dumaguete City Tour
Dumaguete is a University town with several campuses, and it is the largest city of Negros Oriental. It is best known for being the home of Silliman University, which has a well-known marine biology laboratory. Dumaguete is also the principal seaport area with a wide commercial center and a famous boulevard. Also, for visitors, the old Bell Tower and oldest stone church in Negros Oriental are worth a visit. There is a big and bustling covered market in the midst of town and an anthropology museum housed in the oldest building of Silliman University.

Bais Dolphin and Whale Watching
Bais is a community north of Dumaguete, approximately 2 hours away. It borders on Tañon Strait, between Negros and Cebu islands, which is the natural habitat of several whale and dolphin species that you can watch from a boat early in the morning. You may encounter the Pan Tropical Spotted Dolphins, Bottlenose Dolphins and Long Snouted Spinner Dolphins, Melon Headed Whales, Short finned Pilot Whales, Pygmy Sperm Whales, Pygmy Killer Whales and Dwarf Sperm Whales.

Shopping Trips
Let us take you to the main handicraft centers in the area for souvenirs, local art and jewelry. Among the places worth visiting are Handumanan Handicrafts in Dumaguete and Noah’s (Negros Oriental Arts & Heritage) in Bacong where you can visit the stone carving workshop. We also like to pass by the big Dumaguete covered market, with its fruit, vegetables and fish markets, as well as flowers, baskets and stalls with everything under the sun.

Balanan Lake
Balanan Lake is a deep freshwater lake found in the mountains of Barangay Sandulot in Siaton, southern Negros. The lake is bounded by mountain ranges and fed by three streams, and the ride through the mountains is very scenic. Activities offered are kayaking, boat riding, and hiking along the pathways around the lake. Near the lakes are three man-made plunge pools, perfect for a refreshing swim after your walk. Do not miss the old Balete tree by the entrance.

Malatapay Market
Wednesdays at Malatapay Market are always abuzz with activity. This is a local meeting place 15 minutes away from Atmosphere, frequented by traders, merchandisers, shoppers and visitors. On display is food, vegetables and fruit, tools and household items as well as clothes and bags. But most interesting must be the livestock market: Cows, goats and pigs in abundance meet their fate here in the early morning. Come early to see the hustle and bustle, and spend some time relaxing at the Malatapay Pier with some sweet banana fritters and local coffee. Or why not sample some Lechon Baboy (roast pork) and a cold San Miguel beer?

Valencia Tour
See something else than the beach by visiting the small mountain town of Valencia, 30 minutes away from Atmosphere. There are many things to do and see in Valencia – the small town has a European feel with its town square and slightly cooler climate. Whilst there, why not visit a fruit farm that grows a variety of tropical fruits such as the durian, rambutan, lanzones and mangosteen? Take a peak in a local home that has an impressive collection of WW2 memorabilia and finish the tour by going to the Forest Camp, a picnic site built next to a creek with eight man-made swimming pools.

Valencia Hot Springs & Waterfall
Another take on the Valencia Tour (see above) is to combine it with a visit to the Hot Springs and the Pulang Bato waterfall. The hot springs are naturally hot and slightly sulfurous, fed directly from the mountain into manmade hot pools, famed for their medicinal properties. The waterfall is named after the red rocks surrounding it and great for cooling off after a visit to the hot springs.

Kids’ Cove
Kids’ Cove is Atmosphere’s play centre, and it is situated by the entrance to the resort. During weekdays, it houses ONE International School, which caters to school children between 3 and 8 years of age. After class and on weekends and holidays, Kids’ Cove opens for guests’ children, who can avail of the facilities (classrooms, playground, toys, games and educational material) with assistance from our teachers - or babysitters for the Playground experience only. We also tailor creative activities for children, such as arts & crafts. Please speak to the front desk for more information, opening hours and rates.

ATV Tours
Do you want to enjoy the landscape but add a bit of adventure and adrenaline? Join us for an exciting tour of the mountain on a fully automatic quad bike. During three hours, you will experience both ride and trek through spectacular landscapes. We will be visiting volcanic hot springs nestled in the tropical rain forest of the beautiful Dauin mountain range. On our way down, you can enjoy spectacular views of the ocean and Apo and Siquijor Islands.

 

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DEMA Dive Deals!
7 nights / 5 dive days / meals + Nitrox!
$2210 per person

Group Specials:
Book 9 + 1 free
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Book by Dec 15, 2018. Valid for travel now until 2021 (except peak periods).

New bookings only. Cannot be combined with other offers. Prices are based on double occupancy.