Magic Island Dive Resort: Beachfront Stay and Underwater Experience in Moalboal

Magic Island Dive Resort in Basdiot, Moalboal is the perfect blend of beach staycation and underwater paradise.  It hosts diving activities in the best diving spots around and near Moalboal. Not just that, they also have comfortable rooms for a relaxing stay with an oceanview

The resort flaunts ten (10) standard accommodations that will give you a restful night at the ocean.  All rooms have air-conditioning units, WiFi access, and ensuite facilities. Their cottages can also be set up with either a queen-sized double bed or twin beds, and in five of their cottages, they can add a third bed if required.

Photo by Ephraim Basbas
Photo by Ephraim Basbas

Moalboal is a known destination for stunning beaches in Cebu and some places are already crowded with tourists. But this place is different. The number of guests is controlled to ensure social distancing. On top of that, the management is committed to give everyone a holistic and peaceful staycation by the beach.

Magic Island Dive Resort is nestled between palm trees on a rocky coastline in Moalboal. Whether you want to bask under the sun rays or cool off from the heat, there are spacious lounging areas complete with sun beds and umbrellas. Their swimming pool is a prefect thirst-quencher during summertime.  Of course, the stay is never complete without you soaking into the cold waters of either their pool or the Moalboal seas.  

Photo by Ephraim Basbas
Photo by Ephraim Basbas
Photo by Ephraim Basbas
Photo by Ephraim Basbas
Photo by Ephraim Basbas
Photo by Ephraim Basbas
Photo by Ephraim Basbas


Ready to explore the wonders underneath the surface? Suit up and let’s dive.

Scuba diving has always been one of the activities that have trended for the past few years. Fear not because with the right people around you including professional dive masters, scuba diving will surely be an activity that will make you appreciate more the mysteries that surround the oceans and seas most especially when you go deeper.

Photo from Magic Island Dive Resort Facebook Page
Photo by
Photo from Magic Island Dive Resort Facebook Page


Who wouldn’t want a feast after a day of swimming, snorkeling and diving?

Their bar and restaurant are open to serve everyone with delectable dishes and cold drinks to cap your fun-filled day at the resort. Well, breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can get a good meal right from their in-house restaurant. All the tables in their dining area are linked together to allow everyone to sit and talk about the day that was.  

Their bar too is open to give you tropical cocktails made with the freshest fruits and branded spirits. You can also try swimming in their pool drinking your favorite drink since the bar is not far from the pool – a great time to tell tales about the adventures you had for the day.

Photo by Ephraim Basbas
Photo by Ephraim Basbas
Photo by Ephraim Basbas



  • Entrance fee: P100 per head
  • Opening hours: 8AM – 4PM (may not accept day use during weekends due to full bookings)
  • Beach House Rental: P750


  • Standard Rate: P5,950/night (good for 2 persons)
  • Promo Rate (valid until end of June 2021): P1,800/night (good for 2 persons)
  • Extra bed: P300

DISCOVER SCUBA DIVE RATE: P2,100 (includes gear and guidance of a professional in-house instructor)



Exact location: Basdiot, Moalboal, Southern Cebu – approx. 2.5-3 hours away from the city.

BY BUS: From the South Bus Terminal, ride a bus heading to “Bato via Barili”. Inform the driver ahead to drop you off at Gaisano Grand Mall or the Moalboal Municipal Hall. Bus fare is ~P120 per head (one-way) and travel time is around 3 hours. From either Gaisano Grand Mall Moalboal or the Municipal Hall, ride a tricycle to Magic Island Dive Resort.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Magic Island Dive Resort” in Moalboal. Parking space is available.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: The rates, contact details and other information indicated in this post are accurate from the time of writing but may change without's notice. Should you know the updated information, please message us on Facebook.

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