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Swengland Beach Resort 

Big Lalaguna, Oriental Mindoro 5203(Show on map) 

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Very Good
4.0 / 5


(17 Reviews)

  • "The resort is located at beachfront, good for family and couple because this place is quiet and not crowded. Room is good and affordable. I&ap..."
  • "My two day day stay at Swengland was truly cool and relaxing. The views from the veranda are picturesque and soothing.The standard room that I..."
king, sharleen
Olea, Peter

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Hotel Overview

Swengland Beach Resort, located at the beautiful Big Lalaguna Bay offers 15 rooms each with private en-suite bathroom including shower and hot water, queen sized bed and cable TV. Their rooms are located at the rear of the building and are quiet and comfortable and constructed to western standards with modern furniture and finishes and tiled floors. They have a bar and restaurant that is a perfect spot to end a great days diving, trekking, boating, motorcycling, golfing, beach hopping or just lazing in the sun on beautiful Big Lalaguna Beach. Swengland Resort's open air restaurant offers the finest Filipino and European dishes and specialises in authentic Indian curries. Situated on the second floor overlooking the bay, it is the ideal place to relax and enjoy good food at reasonable prices. As Puerto Galera is famous for some of the best scuba diving in South East Asia with more than 30 prime dive sites on the northern part of Mindoro Oriental most of which being just a few minutes boat ride from the resort, this exemplary resort offers the whole range of PADI Courses from Discover Scuba to Dive Master using the latest teaching materials and multimedia techniques. Specialty courses include Deep, Wreck, Photo, Multilevel, Drift, Equipment, Night navigation. With their finest amenities, hospitable staff and impressive services, Swengland Beach Resort is the perfect place for both Holiday makers and recreational divers who wants to have a truly enjoyable experience in the beautiful island of Puerto Galera


• Check In : 14:00 • Check Out : 12:00 • GMT Time : +08:00 - Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi

Direction

The easiest way to get to get here is by private hire car or van and banca directly to Big Lalaguna beach. Just contact us to arrange pickup from the airport or your hotel in Manila can arrange this for you as well.

Another option is tourist coach which is cheaper than private transfer but almost as hassle free. There are two main operators, one being the SiKat service which departs the City State Tower Hotel in Malate and the other the Swagman bus which leaves from the Swagman Hotel. Both leave at 8a.m. and charge a flat fee of about 700 pesos one-way which includes bus and ferry tickets, and a guide.

A cheaper method, but only recommended for the experienced traveller is one of the many public bus services which ply the route from various terminals in Manila to Batangas. Make sure the destination sign reads 'Batangas Pier via Star Tollway' or similar for the most direct route. Once at Batangas Pier look for a ferry to Sabang from where you can walk to Big Lalaguna, or failing that Muelle Pier in Puerto Galera is a second option but involves another transfer via jeepney or small banca.

The fastest and most expensive method at around USD350 for up to 3 passengers is by seaplane but be aware that sea conditions are not always suitable for landing and takeoff.

Nearby Attraction

There never seems to be enough time in the day to visit all the tourist spots in Puerto Galera. Every trip to the island paradise seems to produce new wonders, and other places to explore. For the newcomers, some of the areas that you should not fail to visit are listed below.
White Beach is on the west side of Puerto Galera city, only a few kilometers away, making it one of the most easily accessible of all the beaches on the island. Not only is it easy to reach, but White Beach in Puerto Galera also attracts a lot of the locals, perfect for those that want to meet and make friends with Filipinos.
Sabang Beach with over 30 dive sites, several beach resorts and a wide array of bars and clubs, Sabang Beach has become the premiere party place in Puerto Galera. In the mornings and afternoons you can go swimming or diving, with the diving sites offering some of the most striking corals and underwater life forms you will ever see. In the evenings, you can dance the night away, or sing along at one of the numerous karaoke bars there.
Tamaraw Falls which is a little over 8 miles from the main town, is one of the most breathtaking of the numerous waterfalls in Puerto Galera. A naturally formed pool lies at the base of the cascading waters. Aninuan Falls is, together with Tamraraw Falls, the most well known waterfall in Puerto Galera. Aside from admiring the waters themselves, another popular activity that both locals and tourists engage in is trekking up the creek nearby.
The Mangyan Village is where the aborigines of Mindoro had settled in, and because of its vicinity to the Small Tabinay River, it has, since ancient times, been associated with gold panning and mining. It is still possible to go over some of the areas where ancient peoples had engaged in the digging and refining of gold in the past. Mount Malasimbo(over 2,000 ft high), overlooks the scenic beach of Puerto Galera is one of several mountain ranges that encompass the northern borders of Mindoro (the others being Mount Alinbayan, Mount Calavite and Mount Talipanan).
There are so many tourist spots in Puerto Galera that staying on the main island itself is not enough. To get a better sense of your surroundings, island hopping is highly recommended. You can start your island hopping at Haligi Beach, which is in Boquete Island. There you can relax on the soothing white sands, or you can go scuba diving. From there it is only a short distance to San Antonio Island, home of Long Beach and some of the most awe-inspiring coral reefs on the planet. Alongside it is Varadero Bay, where you can relax at some of the best resorts that Puerto Galera has to offer.

Hotel Features
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Bell/Porterage service
  • Billiard/pool table
  • Cafe/coffee shop
  • Dining room
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Family Room
  • Front desk
  • Game room
  • Information desk
  • Internet access (Wi-Fi) in public area
  • Lobby
  • Massage treatment
  • Power Back up Generator
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Safe deposit box
  • Tour desk
  • Wakeup call service
  • Water sport


Score Breakdown

Amenities
3.5
Rooms
4.5
Cleanliness
4.5
Location
4.5
Service
3.5
Value for Money
5.0
Review Score
4.3 / 5

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Very Good
4.0 / 5


(17 Reviews)



May 2013

king, sharleen

Philippines

4 / 5 Good "Adventure"
Amenities4
Rooms4
Cleanliness5
Location5
Service4
Value for Money5

The resort is located at beachfront, good for family and couple because this place is quiet and not crowded. Room is good and affordable. I'll come back again soon and stay again in swengland.

Jan 2013

Olea, Peter

Philippines

4 / 5 Good "Adventure"
Amenities3
Rooms5
Cleanliness4
Location4
Service3
Value for Money5

My two day day stay at Swengland was truly cool and relaxing. The views from the veranda are picturesque and soothing.The standard room that I occupied was superb with a spacious toilet and built in heating system.Foods all over Puerto Galera are rather expensive so make sure that you set aside at least 1k per day for 3 simple meals even if you are on a shoestring budget. Also, There are more foreigners than local tourists around.


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