Sampaguita Resort

Sampaguita is for divers that insist on world class diving at your doorstep in an idyllic natural setting.  This homey oceanfront dive resort features 14 traditionally styled bungalows scattered around lush gardens shaded by gigantic palms. The atmosphere here is friendly, relaxed and casual. The seaview rooms are spacious with double or twin beds, ceiling fans, refrigerator, minibar, photo tables and hot and cold water. (Air conditioning can be provided at an additional cost). The rooms are constructed with all natural waterproof materials such as wood, coconut bands and woven fibers. Some of the rooms are larger, and split-level, to accommodate families and an extra adult.

At Sampaguita, the first boat dive is scheduled right after breakfast. You can do one or two morning dives returning to the resort for lunch and relaxation time. The third dive is in the early afternoon and a fourth, the "night wall dive", is offered right after sunset. Sampaguita Resort has three 15 meter boats, each suitable to accommodate 12 fully equipped divers. These Bangkas are built according to the marine Philippine tradition with extended keel, minimum draught and typical side stabilizers which give the boat a seagull wing shape. At only three and half miles from the Resort is the closest dive spot, Pescador Island, one of the most famous diving spots of the Indo Pacific area. This small island has massive walls and is truly heaven for divers and photographers thanks to the myriad of life forms of unbelievable colors and variety. You will discover corals and sponges of all species and dimensions, big gorgonians and soft coral trees, plus turtles and big fish such as sharks, barracudas and tuna.

Other activities include hiking to pristine waterfalls, trekking to the highest point on Cebu, canyoning, village market visits, snorkeling, beachcombing and swimming off White Beach, one of the most spectacular beaches in the world.

You'll find Sampaguita in the Central Visayas along the southwestern coast of Cebu Island in Tongo Point facing the island of Negros. Cebu may be reached by flight from Manila or ferry service from Negros.