Salaya Beach Houses
A boutique luxury dive resort that offers five-star diving services and world-class muck diving
- Experience personalised dive services at this intimate, luxury resort
- State-of-the-art camera room perfect for underwater photographers
- Join a dive trip to Apo Island - famous for its reefs and turtles
The award-winning Salaya Beach Houses resort is guaranteed to exceed your expectations. Situated in the heart of the Visayas, this luxurious boutique dive resort has been beautifully constructed with every kind of traveller in mind. Flexibility for families, privacy for couples and first-class diving services for underwater fanatics have all been taken into account. Add in some of the Philippines’ best muck and reef diving right on its doorstep, and you’ll understand why Salaya Beach Houses provides an exceptional topical getaway for divers and non-divers alike.
About Salaya Beach Houses
Salaya Beach Houses is a stylish boutique resort where romantic island charm and world-class diving combine. The team at Salaya have worked tirelessly to create a resort that caters to experienced divers, whilst remaining flexible enough for families, private enough for couples, and able to accommodate every guest's individual needs. From affordable cottages, ocean view suites and luxury penthouses, to fresh menus and wellness activities, Salaya transcends the average beach resort. And, with just 26 guests at any given time, you’re free to enjoy the peace and tranquillity - with no noisy music or crowds to disturb your holiday experience.
This award-winning dive and yoga resort is located in Dauin, on the island of Negros. With some of the best diving in the Philippines right on its doorstep, you’ll quickly realise that Salaya’s idyllic location was chosen for a very good reason. This area is famous for its world-class muck diving and the nearby kaleidoscopic reefs of Apo Island, guaranteeing one-of-a-kind experiences in the heart of the Coral Triangle.
Explore the resort
After an exciting day diving, sunny afternoon by the pool or trip around town, guests can enjoy sea views and the relaxing ambiance of this resort’s convenient on-site pool bar. Offering a range of organic juices, soft drinks, coffees, wines, beers and cocktails, Salaya’s friendly staff will help you select the perfect drink to complement your day. Salaya’s state-of-the-art restaurant also offers five star dining with a world-class view. Equipped with high-end appliances, the resort’s in-house chefs prepare a series of made-to-order dishes, showcasing the freshest ingredients and charming presentation. Or, if you feel like staying in, this resort also provides complimentary room service.
At Salaya, guests are free to find their own rhythm of relaxation. Wake up to beach yoga, wander over to the 22-metre ocean-facing infinity pool for a morning dip, or simply laze on the many poolside sofas and beach loungers. Sayala’s friendly staff are also happy to organise a variety of activities and excursions that will excite the whole family. Stand-up paddleboarding, snorkelling and boat trips are perfect water activities, while topside adventures include tours to nearby lakes, waterfalls, caves, jungles, and hot springs. After all the adventure, try out the tempting treatments and massages in the spa, where Salaya’s “free to be” mantra is reflected in its liberating approach to wellness.
Diving from Salaya Beach Houses
Salaya’s PADI dive centre offers personal five-star diving services every step of the way. With a maximum of just four guests per group, nitrox fills, high quality rental equipment, rinse tanks, equipment room, and a spacious native-style boat, divers have everything they’ll need at this well-designed dive centre. The resort’s dive staff take care of everything - from carrying and assembling gear, to rinsing and drying it for the next diving day. Underwater photographers will also love the camera room, fitted with charging stations, storage spaces and seperate rinse tanks. Experienced instructors teach PADI courses from entry-level upwards, including the world’s first ghost pipefish specialty course, and PADI Tec and sidemount programs.
The entire Dumaguete and Dauin area is a mecca for macro diving, rivalling the likes of Anilao and Lembeh Strait. Salaya’s divemasters are experts in finding the rarest macro critters that thrive in the volcanic sands along the muck diving coastline. Blue-ringed and mimic octopus, frogfish, rare nudibranchs, and seahorses are all commonly found. There’s also the marine sanctuary of Apo Island to explore, offering an entirely different experience to Dauin with its dramatic walls, action-packed currents and shallow reefs featuring vibrant corals of impressive sizes.
- Secret Corner is one of the area’s best muck and macro sites, where you’ll find rare critters in the rubble and volcanic sands.
- Frogfish are present year-round. However, they are seen in much higher numbers along with countless tiny babies from January until around May.
- Hop on a jeepney to nearby Dumaguete to find a wide range of restaurants, lively bars and energetic nightclubs where you can dance the night away with fellow travellers.
- Every Wednesday, the bustling market at Malatapay offers an insight into authentic Filipino life, with delicious local treats and busy livestock traders.
Diving in Dumaguete and Apo Island
Rare OctopusYear round
Exotic cuttlefishYear round
Hairy FrogfishYear round
Giant frogfishYear round
Clown frogfishYear round
Exotic NudisYear round
Healthy coralsYear round
Plentiful reef lifeYear round
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
Discover Scuba Diving, Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue, Dive Master, PADI Specialty Courses and Tec