Magic Oceans Resort
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- Escape the bustle of Bohol’s tourist hotspots for a quieter atmosphere
- Tranquil in-house spa with Japanese-style garden and yoga terrace
- Camera facilities including workspaces, camera rinse tanks, and air guns
- Explore a 17-kilometre coastline boasting some of Bohol’s best diving
Magic Oceans is a boutique dive resort located on Bohol’s east coast in the quiet town of Anda - far from the hustle and bustle of the popular tourist hotspots. Surrounded by idyllic tropical landscapes, this resort is a true slice of paradise, delivering the idyllic low-key getaways complete with hidden relaxation areas dotted throughout the ground, an in-house spa with a Japanese garden, and a dedicated open-air yoga terrace. This immersion into the stunning natural surroundings also extends beneath the waves, with an onsite PADI 5-Star IDC centre providing instant access to 17-kilometres of Anda’s magnificent coastline, where guests can explore a mix of walls, sandy slopes and muck. diving.
About Magic Oceans Resort
Magic Oceans Dive Resort is located on the east coast of the luscious island of Bohol, close to the town of Anda, and far from the crowded tourist areas. Bohol offers a wealth of different activities and destinations for independent travellers, both on and off the beaten track - and Anda is definitely an example of the latter. The resort is set on the water’s edge amongst steep rocky hillsides, dense jungle, and a delightful tropical fruit nursery. Of course, the serene surrounding gardens also feature plenty of palm trees, hibiscus, jasmine and other tropical flowers.
Combining the beauty and tranquillity of a 4-star boutique resort with the expertise and facilities of a PADI 5-Star IDC centre, Magic Oceans is well-equipped to deliver the Philippines dive getaway of your dreams. From the indulgent in-house spa and yoga studio, delectable cuisine, and wide choice of day trips, to the large, expertly designed dive centre, Magic Oceans Dive Resort offers everything guests might need - whether you’re looking for over-the-top relaxation, or underwater exploration.
Explore the resort
The resort’s restaurant offers a wide range of Filipino dishes as well as Asian and Western-style food prepared with fresh ingredients and passion. Amazing cocktails, beers, fresh fruit juices and more can also be sampled at the bar. The superb 19-metre swimming pool is surrounded by sunbeds, parasols, and an abundance of plants, and features a deep end for scuba training as well as a seating area in the water where guests can relax and read a book. Unique terraces are located throughout the resort - some pleasantly shaded and others soaked in sun, some offering beautiful sea views, others hidden in lush, tropical gardens.
Magic Oceans' Mahika Spa boasts a relaxing Japanese-style garden, air-conditioned massage suites, a hand and foot spa, and a peaceful yoga terrace. Guests can choose from a selection of different treatments from traditional Hilot massage and relaxing Swedish massage, to Shiatsu and reflexology. An experienced yoga instructor also offers weekly classes, with a focus on Hatha and Vinyasa styles. The resort also offers a selection of excursions, from local trips to waterfalls, caves, firefly watching spots, the world-famous Chocolate Hills and local markets, to full-day island tours, with options catering to everyone from nature-lovers to adventure-seekers.
Diving from Magic Oceans Resort
Magic Oceans' spacious PADI 5-Star IDC dive centre can comfortably accommodate up to 35 divers, each with their own personal space which they keep for the duration of their stay. Personal storage areas include hanging space and box storage for smaller items. The dive centre’s wet area incorporates several showers, and five large rinse tanks for dive gear and cameras. Full equipment rental is available, including 12-litre aluminium tanks with both DIN and Int connections, and nitrox is provided at an additional cost. Underwater photographers are well catered to with a dedicated camera area offering electricity, good lighting, and air guns.
Magic Oceans' fleet of three boats are equipped with fresh-water rinse tanks and offer refreshments such as tea, coffee, water, and fresh local fruit between dives - the two larger boats also feature a dry area and an enclosed toilet. Magic Oceans offers a full range of courses, from beginner to instructor, including specialities. The Anda area is home to 17-kilometres of diving pleasure, and over 35 dive sites - including a sandbank, Lamanok Island, and several diving day trips - not to mention the resort’s own house reef. Plus, Anda’s reef life has something for every diver, from bustling reef fish and colourful corals, to excellent macro life, curious sea turtles and a chance to encounter the big stuff, including mantas and whale sharks if you’re very lucky.
- Ask about a tour to some of Bohol’s magnificent natural cave pools and beautiful waterfalls - the local guides often know the most secretive spots!
- Take a day trip to nearby Tagbilaran to try out the local restaurants, explore busy local markets, and get a taste for Bohol’s vibrant city life.
- Bohol’s iconic Chocolate Hills are a spectacular sight any time of the year. However, to see them in their famed chocolate brown colour, visit between March and May.
Diving in Anda
Whale sharkDecember - April
Schooling reef fishYear round
Macro CreaturesYear round
Walls & pinnaclesYear round
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
PADI 5 Star IDC Resort
Open Water, Advanced, Rescue, Dive Master, professional courses and specialties