- Dive over 100 metres of thriving house reef whenever you want to
- Outstanding sports and wellness facilities including tennis court, gym and spa
- Eco-conscious operations with solar power, and no single-use plastic
- Speciality diving courses and seminars by in-house marine biologists
Dolphin House is a peaceful and perfectly balanced boutique eco-resort, located on a stunning white beach close to the heart of Moalboal. Tucked away in four hectares of lush tropical garden, this tranquil retreat exists in harmony with nature, providing the utmost in privacy and seclusion, and plenty of space for quiet relaxation. Enjoy world-class amenities for all, including a soothing day spa, a pristine 130-metre house reef, and an on-site marine biology college. Plus, spacious rooms catering to every travel style from backpacking trips to romantic honeymoon getaways.
About Dolphin House
Dolphin House is a beautiful boutique eco-resort located in Moalboal, Cebu Island. Set within four hectares of lush vegetation, this peaceful retreat offers a tranquil and uncrowded experience inviting guests to relax, unplug, and get in touch with nature. Treat yourself to a tropical getaway complete with an in-house spa and gym, tennis and volleyball courts, exquisite chef-prepared meals, and close access to some of Moalboal’s best diving. Dolphin house aims to work in harmony with its surroundings, encouraging environmentally-friendly practices, and equipping guests with the knowledge to travel and dive more sustainably through its in-house marine biology college.
This resort caters to scuba students with outstanding amenities that make learning easy and fun. Plus, Dolphin House’s high standards for safety and environmental awareness ensure a seamless and stress-free diving experience. The resort also boasts an incredible 130-metre house reef, home to stunning biodiversity and open for unguided exploration. Swim, snorkel, dive, and sea kayak your days away, or just stretch out and soak up some sun at the pool or private beach. No matter how you like to spend your time, you’re guaranteed to love Dolphin House!
Explore the resort
Dolphin House’s in-house restaurant offers refined daily specialities freshly prepared by professional chefs. This ever-changing menu features exotic local delicacies, western classics, and modern fusion dishes inspired by wellness, and with a focus on local and sustainable ingredients. Above the restaurant, the Titanic Lounge offers panoramic views of the ocean as well as billiards, darts, board games, and a library. The resort’s day spa provides a range of traditional and international treatments with fantastic views overlooking the ocean.
Snorkelling in Moalboal is a must, and with easy equipment rental and a beautiful house reef lying just offshore, Dolphin House is the perfect place to experience the area’s incredible marine biodiversity. Other activities available include sea kayaking, tennis, volleyball, and basketball. A variety of exciting excursions are also offered, including visits to the Kawasan waterfalls, exploring Pescador Island, whale and dolphin watching tours, sunset cruises, and trips to a local golf course. Dolphin House also features a large swimming pool surrounded by tropical vegetation which includes a children's shallow area.
Diving from Dolphin House
The dive centre at Dolphin House is well equipped with a full-service retail shop, battery charging stations, and multiple dry-rooms for personal gear and electronics. High-quality equipment rental is available, as is nitrox for qualified divers. This resort is an excellent option for starting or continuing your underwater education, with SSI, NAUI, and CMAS courses from beginner to pro, as well as speciality wildlife and ecology certifications. Scuba students can also take advantage of a dedicated training pool and small class sizes - with just two divers per instructor. Dolphin House created its Marine Biology College in 2012, and the resort’s in-house marine biologists offer regular seminars during happy-hour at the bar.
Dolphin House’s dive operation is seamlessly organised, with six boats offering up to three dives a day at all the region’s best sites. Dive groups are kept small and split by skill level and air consumption, helping each guest make the most of their time underwater. Most of the resort’s surrounding dive sites are current-swept walls and coral reefs, accessed in under 20-minutes. The resort’s own 130-metre house reef also features a beautiful drop-off and exceptional biodiversity. Guided night dives are offered right from the beach, and unguided adventures are available for advanced and experienced buddy teams.
- Don’t miss out on this resort’s marine biologist led whale and dolphin watching excursions!
- Pack lightweight clothing, comfortable shoes, and sun protection for afternoons of sea kayaking and exploring the resort on foot.
- Please bring your own refillable water bottle for use throughout your stay.
- This resort’s oversized suites and villas are ideal for families and dive groups, sleeping six or more.
Dolphin House Resort was built with conservation in mind and aims to run their entire operation in symbiosis with the surrounding natural environment. Great care was taken to protect the property’s beach and waterline during construction - helping to maintain the house reef in pristine condition. This also helped to preserve a perfect sunset view - without any buildings blocking the way. Extensive tropical gardens surround each of the resort’s structures, adding a secluded and natural ambience while allowing local wildlife to thrive.
Half of this resort’s energy is provided by an on-site solar plant. Mineral water and filling stations are found in guest rooms and common areas - encouraging visitors to bring a drinking bottle from home and supporting Dolphin House’s property-wide ban on single-use plastics. The resort also incorporates personal wellness into their eco approach. You won’t find televisions or distracting electronics in your room - this is a place to unplug and reconnect with nature. And, you can rest assured that each meal’s offerings will include locally and ethically sourced ingredients - including sustainable line-caught seafood.
This spirit of conservation carries over to the dive centre, home to the resort’s in-house marine biology college. Speciality diving courses and educational seminars are offered here, with a focus on local wildlife and reef ecology. The dive college also works closely with local authorities, environmental organisations, and scientists to ensure the continued conservation of the local dive sites they love.
Diving in Moalboal
Schooling FishYear round
Giant frogfishYear round
Walls & pinnaclesYear round
Plentiful reef lifeYear round
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
SSI, NAUI, CMAS
Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Advanced