Temperatures up to the boiling point are normal for summertime at the Beach in Dauin. Our guests enjoy the flat sea and stunning visibility on their coastal dives and Apo Island. Our great team takes well care, that our guests vacation at Mikes Beach Resort is exceeding all expectations.
Our Dive Master enjoy the delicious fruits:
… and Mike himself uses his very own Yoga-Techniques to gather energy and inspiration:
As you can see, we are all ready, the only thing missing is YOU …
…. from underwater
Wish you all enjoy tour day like we do.
Happy Valentines from Mike and Joeann
Gung Hay Fat Choy means “Best wishes and Congratulations. Have a prosperous and good year.”
Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. This year is the year of the snake, so let us honor this wonderful creature.
The year of the snake could not start any better. We have full house, cloudless sky and a nice breeze from the ocean. Perfect conditions for all of our divers to get wet and blow some bubbles with the banded sea snakes at Apo Island and the marine Sanctuaries in Dauin.
Gung Hay Fat Choy
to all out guests, friends and their families
Mike & Team
We just received the message from Tripadvisor that Mikes Beach Resort is the winner of the Travellers’ Choice Award 2013. We are very honored and say Thank You.
This award is based on millions of reviews from Tripadvisor Travellers. We belong to the Top 25 Hotels for Service in the Philippines. Not only that, with the 6th place we are the only Hotel and Resort of our region which made it into the top 15 ! (see other places here)
We take big pride in that recognition we received from you our fellow guests. We are aware that once in a while are some small hick-ups, and will do our very best to minimize them even further, anticipate our guests needs and be there whatever information or helping hand is needed.
This award is a big honor and an additional inspiration for all of us at Mike’s Beach Resort and the Adventure Dive Shop, to keep our standard, smooth some edges and to turn your yearly vacation to the best one you ever had.
Mike, Joeann & Team
Two words which sound so simple, but could fill books about Scuba Diving and Life. Bob Kieran is a dive icon in the Philippines and our PADI Master Instructor at the dive shop and takes care that our students turning into responsible safe diver. His passion for diving and underwater photography is unbroken and one will have difficulties to find a more experienced instructor in our areas.
His knowledge professionalism and great sense of humor is unique.
Bob is married and has 2 lovely daughters and the 3 are the only thing he would bring to a lonely Island for a few weeks.
His plans for the future are simply to continue breathing in and out.
Whenever you are around, don’t forget to say “HI” to Bob if you catch him above the surface, have a drink, and enjoy some of his stories.
Typhoon Bopha (Philippine name: Pablo) hit the southern part of Negros. Knowing about it ahead of time, we prepared the resort and dive shop for what was coming towards us. Our boats were transferred into a safe bay in Siit further south, and everything movable brought to a secure place.
On Tuesday afternoon, strong wind, waves and rain hit the coast of Negros Oriental. The next few hours were not what you want to have on a postcard picture. After the eye of the typhoon had passed, things calmed down surprisingly fast.
The whole staff of the resort showed up on Wednesday morning and started to clean up. The waves brought a layer of sand into the resort but we have no bigger damage to report.
By lunch-time bar and kitchen was up and running again and the rooms prepared for our arriving guests. At the end of a day the sand was all out again and life at our beach turned back to normal.
A big thank you to our guys and girls, which did an outstanding job.
It took Mike nearly 25 years and a trip to the DEMA 2012 in Las Vegas for Mike to meet his old friend Jerry Beaty again. Jerry is the successful associate publisher of Dive Training Magazine. Jerry’s knowledge about dive-tourism and his insights are unmatched in the industry.
After the reconnection in Vegas, Mike invited Jerry to visit our Dauin Beach Resort, whenever his busy schedule allows him to hop to the Philippine archipelago.
Most of our guests know Joy before they meet anybody else. Starting as a cashier behind the bar, she now is the office system manager and handles emails and inquiries. Joy is always has an open ear for special requests in the resort and works hard to get all organized for our guests.
Joy’s hobby is playing volleyball. She is a big fan of Filipino Actor Jericho Rosales. Like all the other staff, she enjoys her work at the resort as it is a big family with Mike and Joe Ann as very nice bosses.
Joy loves funny stories and videos, so don’t hesitate to share some when staying with us. She would take her family food and clothes to a lonely Island, where she would probably work on a baby, which is (with building her own house) her plan for the future.