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Discover These Off-the-Beaten-Path Destinations in Negros Island

by Anna Golez

For the perfect, peaceful retreat, in the island of Negros lies a number of stunning, charming resorts.

While some of them are easily a couple of hours' drive from the capital cities of Bacolod in Negros Occidental or Dumaguete in Negros Oriental, there are a few spots that are not as accessible but totally worth the trip. Whether it’s a relaxing weekend by the sea or a diving adventure you’re planning, you’ll want to discover these hideaways.

Bugana Beach and Dive Resort in Sipalay, Negros Occidental

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Sipalay is known for its many tranquil beaches, and this beachfront resort has everything you need for a relaxing weekend. Bugana Beach and Dive Resort is a chic, family-friendly getaway. Guests can enjoy snorkeling and diving among the rich underwater life, island hopping to untouched beaches, trekking in lush forests, or paddle boarding and kayaking in Campomanes Bay.

Bugana Beach and Dive Resort
Barangay Maricalum, Campomanes Bay, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental
(034) 7130062
(034) 7028632
(0917) 7977671
(0917) 5198265

Punta Bulata Resort and Spa in Cauayan, Negros Occidental

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This boutique beachfront resort is the perfect spot if you want to truly disconnect from all the noise of the outside world. With its many private bungalows and cottages scattered across the expansive resort, Punta Bulata offers a truly secluded and romantic getaway. You can also explore the marine life on nearby Danjugan Island, or trek to the island’s five lagoons through limestone forests.

Punta Bulata Resort and Spa
Barangay Elihan, Cauayan, Negros Occidental
(034) 713 4888
(0917) 848 3558
(034) 433 5160

Nabulao Beach and Dive Resort in Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental

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This elegant resort is located in the private cove off the southernmost town of Negros Occidental. Guests can luxuriate with spa services like an in-house masseuse, or welcome stunning sunset views with happy hour cocktails. Water sports like paddle boarding or riding a banana boat are readily available. While you’re here, explore Ubong Cave during low tide to wade in its cool, shallow depths.

Nabulao Beach and Dive Resort
Purok Sampaguita, Sitio Totong, Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental
(0907) 5657090
(0945) 1506765
(034) 4762620

Mike’s Dauin Beach Resort in Dauin, Negros Oriental

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This cozy resort has only a few rooms, making it perfect for a secluded getaway in the “Coral Triangle” of Negros Oriental. Mike’s specializes in diving tours, wherein guests can spot a multitude of exotic marine species, but they also help guests navigate the province’s waterfalls, hot springs, and mountain lakes.

Mike’s Dauin Beach Resort
District III Poblacion, Dauin, Negros Oriental
(0916) 754 8823

Sea Dream Resorts in Dauin, Negros Oriental

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This idyllic beachfront resort has all the amenities you need for a complete getaway, like a pool, spa, and gym. The tours Sea Dream provides its guests are varied and exciting: You can go watch whale sharks, take a dip in hot springs, or visit the secluded deep crater twin lakes of Balinsasayao.

Sea Dream Resorts
Sea Dream Drive, Masaplod Sur, Dauin, Negros Oriental
(0998) 978 8900
(0917) 863 4866

Pura Vida Beach and Dive Resort in Dauin, Negros Oriental

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Serious adventurers who also crave a slice of relaxation will feel at ease at Pura Vida, where the Sea Explorers Dive Center is located. The dive center offers top training courses and tours in all the prime diving spots in and around Negros Oriental. Guests can also luxuriate in their well-equipped spa or along the beachfront for unobstructed ocean views.

Pura Vida Beach and Dive Resort
Washington Street, District III, Dauin, Negros Oriental
(035) 400 6959
(0917) 320 2284
(928) 507 7167

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About Anna
Anna L. Golez is a Bacolod-based writer who only likes to leave the house if there's good food, great company, extraordinary views, and interesting stories.

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