Oasis preserved the natural beauty of the tropical environment and offers divers and non-divers a holiday experience where it all comes together.
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native bungalows surrounded by green
This beautiful green resort was opened in December of 2000. The resort is built on a spacious 5000m2 lot and has slowly and carefully been built up to as you see it today. All in all we have 21 rooms at this time, 16 rooms housed in 8 spacious two duplex (two under one roof) cottages, 8 beautiful Superior Deluxe rooms and 1 Suite. All buildings are constructed using native and natural materials. The roofs are made of what the locals call: ‘Nipa’. This is the leaf of fresh water palm that grows only in certain areas in Bohol. Furthermore we used lots of bamboo and wood to give the resort an overall natural look.
A lot of effort has been put into creating a natural looking environment that enhances that peaceful tropical holiday feeling. The garden around the swimming pool is teeming with flowers and there a variety of trees to provide shade during the hottest hours of the day. Chaise-longs and hammocks are provided and there is always a waitress around to serve refreshing drinks.
From the garden area follow a pathway to a flight of stairs that leads to the beach. Here the resort offers a beach bar and restaurant with lounge couches. Chaise-longs and parasols are provided during the day in our beach club near the beach.
Some of the staff has worked in the resort for many years. They have become somewhat of a big family and many guest returns to also enjoy their company. It’s not only the environment and the facilities that make Oasis Resort such an appreciated place.
After visiting the Philippines during his travels, Dutchman Bj Schaap started his first Seaquest Dive Center in Moalboal back in 1981. These were the real pioneering days when tourism in the Philippines was still unheard of, except to backpackers with the lonely planet guide!
Slowly in the 1980’s tourists were starting to finds their way to the Philippines, diving became ever more popular, so it was time to expand and in 1990 a new dive shop was established at Alona Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol.
The last decade has seen plenty of tourism development; the industry is still growing and so are we. Thirty (30) years of operating resorts and dive centers has given us valuable experience.
We are one of the longest established and most experienced scuba diving operators in the Visayas. The Seaquest Philippines organization now consists of two dive centers, and two dive resorts. All dive centers have the 5 star PADI Gold Palm ranking.
The success of the organization is the professional atmosphere combined with welcoming friendliness. Bj Schaap and his wife Maritess, who is responsible for the beautiful gardens and homely decorations throughout the resorts, have worked hard to get where they are today.
Their efforts have resulted in a steady flow of new and repeating guest who enjoy the holiday environment that they have created.