“It was one of the best weekends I’ve ever had” was all I could think about while heading home from a weekend getaway at Atmosphere Resorts and Spa in Maayong Tubig, Dauin. I could not wait to show my family the pictures from my trip and just see their reactions. Of course I got the “Oh My, we are definitely going there soon!” that I expected from my mom who is always down for a relaxing weekend.
I was invited for a 3 days/2nights stay here and I was so excited! I traveled with my 10 year old brother as we embarked on this trip and it was just such a cute and refreshing experience altogether. Him being my super adorable photographer and travel buddy, the jaw-dropping place was even made more enjoyable as I saw it with a new set of eyes. We swam, jumped around and enjoyed the sea, sand and spa like little kids and all the time my heart was so full.
Located on the island of Negros Oriental near Dumaguete, the luxurious resort is set on a seven acre coconut plantation that enjoys a spectacular beach view whilst savoring the warm coastal waters of the Philippine Sea. Greens and luscious manicured gardens welcomed you, as well as beautiful swaying pink and white flowers sitting all over the huuuge bungalows.
So what can we do here? Even if it’s well-known for being a first class resort for divers, Atmosphere Resort offers so much more. Whether you want to swim, indulge in the enchanted spa, practice yoga, engage in activities or simply read a book by the pools, you’ll surely never be bored at a tropical paradise as beautiful as this.
They also offer local tours which you can book by the reception, island hopping, whale watching, going to Apo Island, and even TRX and Circuit Training. You’ll never run out of things to do.
We checked in at around 7pm and were greeted by their welcoming staff with a drink. I remember staring at the yellow lit swimming pool while thinking that I couldn’t wait to dive in tomorrow. After signing a few forms, we were led to our room which was bigger and so much nicer than I have ever expected. I could fit my whole family in here! Even the bathroom area was huge. It had an outdoor shower which was reminiscent of my Bali trips and I have never felt more contented. I had such a good sleep I could just sink in these Egyptian cotton sheet beds for hours and hours. The interiors were so pleasing that I Face-timed my mom right away, showing her around because I wanted her to come back with me soon!
We stayed at the Family Suite Rooms but there are more to choose from depending on how many you are travelling with.
To book your room at Atmosphere, click this.
Here are some things that are always included when you check in at Atmosphere:
- Buffet and cooked to order breakfast
- Return airport/ferry transfers
- Baby cots for children below 3 years of age
- Complimentary WiFi
- Unlimited filtered water
- Complimentary afternoon bar snacks
- 24 hour swimming pool use
- Complimentary 10 minute Indian Head Massage
- Complimentary 20 minute Introduction to Yoga
- Complimentary excursion to Atmosphere Soup Kitchen
The Sanctuary Spa is awarded as one of the best in Asia for Best Spa Design and Best Spa Resort for Families, and it’s not hard to see why. Set in a tranquil, tropical garden, there are four private pavilions (each with a private bathroom), surrounding a water spa for water shiatsu treatments.
They offer a variety of treatments such as massages, facials, specific detox spa treatments and full detox programs, yoga, meditation and life coaching.
Definitely one of my favorite things to do, and it certainly helps when the resort gives you quality dining experience. Complimentary breakfast is served by the beachside, and not to mention they have a poolside bakery , plus a healthy living menu!
It is no doubt you’ll have a great dining experience with an awesome view here. You can also request for special dinners by the elevated treehouse, or a tropical dinner by the beach. I for one ate my pizza and fries by the pool, and it was the perfect combo! I love how they we’re so okay with it since some resorts would be so strict and uptight about things like those.
Every corner was so beautifully designed and so well thought of that I couldn’t help but take pictures from every angle. Hats off to the designers and the architects for such a marvellous job at planning and just making this place as beautiful as it can be!
Just half an hour away from this resort was Valencia’s Forest Camp— a nature themed park that had one of the best natural views. We visited this place in the morning and went back to the resort for breakfast. Aside from this, there are also lots of falls and beaches in the area so you could always explore the area if you wanted to.
To sum it all up, I obviously wanted to come back since I had such an amazing experience here and 3 days just weren’t enough! I had a wonderful weekend thanks to the friendly staff of Atmosphere who were also so helpful and professional. The amenities were excellent and the facilities were brilliant. You obviously have to spend more when staying here, but it was all worth it for me. I felt like a VIP and I would come back here anytime.
Swimsuits : (pink) Negritas Ph and (white) La Reveche
Yellow skirt and Pink High waist pants from Nakd
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Beige Shorts, Dress, Beach Blanket and Sandals from Lagu