Atmosphere Resorts & Spa: a Luxurious & Eco-Friendly Retreat

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Experience a luxurious holiday at the eco-friendly Atmosphere Resorts & Spa.

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Atmosphere Resorts & Spa is possibly your best choice when you are in Negros Oriental and are looking for a luxurious hotel to spend your weekend at. Aside from the exclusivity that it provides its guests, Atmosphere Resorts & Spa espouses eco-mindfulness and environmental sustainability.

Swimming pool at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa

Atmosphere Resorts & Spa: a Luxurious & Eco-Friendly Retreat

    Our experience at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa


    Whenever we travel, it has become a tradition for us to cap our adventure with an overnight stay in a luxury hotel or resort. It's the perfect way to cap a week filled with activities. 

    Entrance to Atmosphere Resorts & Spa
    The entrance

    And since we were celebrating our 3rd wedding anniversary, we wanted to splurge in a hotel that was special but worth its price. Atmosphere Resorts & Spa was our choice and we couldn't be happier with our decision.

    About Atmosphere Resorts & Spa


    Atmosphere Resorts & Spa is located in Barangay Dauin in Negros Oriental and is about 40 minutes away from Dumaguete City. Situated in the heart of a coconut plantation, Atmosphere Resorts & Spa is a sprawling and lush property that is nicely secluded from the outside world.

    Our room


    The check-in process at Atmosphere was a breeze so we wasted no time and immediately went to our Deluxe Suite Room. We had a good impression of our accommodation; it was like a bohemian beach house. 

    Deluxe Suite Room at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa
    Deluxe Suite Room

    It had a high ceiling with a plush, comfortable bed located in the middle of the room. It had glass doors and windows covered by white curtains which you may opt to draw to let natural light in. 

    Hammock outside the room at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa

    The Deluxe Suite Room is more than adequate for two people. In fact, an additional bed may be added upon request.

    Couch outside the room at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa

    It had all the usual amenities such as a minibar and a widescreen TV but perhaps the most distinct feature of the room was the open-air shower. It is located at the back of the room and fenced high with a bamboo wall.

    Shower area at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa
    Shower area

    Not too comfortable with showering out in the open? Don’t worry; the bamboo fence is woven tight so nobody can see you as you indulge in a revitalizing shower.

    Green movement


    One of Atmosphere Resorts & Spa's advocacies is environmental conservation and this is very evident with the lack of disposable plastic bottles and containers inside the room. What you'll see are reusable ceramic pumps for the shower gel, shampoo, and lotion. 

    Mini pool at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa
    Exploring Atmosphere Resorts & Spa

    These toiletries are sourced locally in Negros Oriental and are certified eco-friendly. We are never particular when it comes to bath amenities but we do love the lemongrass scent and slightly cooling mint sensation of Atmosphere Resorts & Spa's bath products.

    Meanwhile, drinking water is held in a refillable dispenser. And if you want to bring water with you as you stroll around the property, the hotel provides a glass bottle that you can use.

    Package inclusions


    The following are the standard room inclusions at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa:

    • 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

      Dining at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa


      At Atmosphere Resorts & Spa's Breeze Restaurant, you may enjoy your meals to the soothing sound of the waves and the calming sea breeze. Aside from the regular food offerings in its menu, Atmosphere Resorts & Spa offers healthy food options for guilt-free dining.

      Eating lunch at Breeze Restaurant at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa
      Enjoying our lunch

      Our accommodation package came with a complimentary breakfast for two. It's not the usual buffet breakfast though because food is not laid out at the table where everyone can just take their food. You'll have to order breakfast food, which you can find on the Atmosphere's menu. 

      Breakfast buffet at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa
      Breakfast buffet

      According to one of the servers, that method was to avoid wasting leftover food which we thought was indeed a wise thing to do. In most buffet meals. you really can observe a lot of food wastage. 

      Nonetheless, coffee, juices, pieces of bread and cheeses, cereals, and mini sandwiches are available at the buffet table so you are free to get as much as you can consume while waiting for the mains to arrive.

      We ordered Spanish and Atmosphere omelets. We also got Filipino breakfast with tapa, bangus belly, corned beef, and eggs. We also requested a sausage plate with hash brown and a continental breakfast plate with waffles and bacon.

      Breakfast food station at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa
      Cereal and bread station

      All Filipino breakfast plates come with eggs and rice but you may customize these by omitting the eggs and rice. So for a plate, you can have tapa and longganisa, for example, and just have a single egg and no rice. 

      Since our orders were quite hefty already, we just asked for a single cup of rice. While waiting for our orders, we helped ourselves to slices of Emmental, Camembert, and cheddar cheeses as well as pieces of salami and pastrami. 

      This power breakfast is so heavy, it’s enough to fuel you until dinner or if you are doing any heavy physical activity.

      For lunch, one may choose from any of the Atmosphere's signature dishes. Since we had a heavy breakfast, we only opted for a light lunch of Aglio Olio Pasta and Crispy Asian Noodles with Chicken Sate. 

      The pasta was good but we liked the crispy noodles even more because of its crunch and variety of flavors. The servings were big and good enough for two people.

      Dinner at Ocean Restaurant in Atmosphere Resorts & Spa
      Dinner date

      During our anniversary night, we booked a table at the Ocean Restaurant. The restaurant is likewise perfect for romantic dinner dates with candle lights that provide a warm, soft glow to the surroundings. You may opt to order from their standard menu or specials for the night.

      We ordered Pork Adobo and Pork Bicol Express (there’s a version that uses chicken instead of pork). Both had huge portions; good enough for three people.

      The Pork Adobo was a little sweet like humba. The Pork Bicol Express, meanwhile, was mildly spicy and made even more savory with the full, creamy flavor of coconut milk. Between, the two we enjoyed the Pork Bicol Express even more although the Pork Adobo was also no doubt scrumptious.

      Breeze Restaurant at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa
      Breeze Restaurant

      Most ingredients that Atmosphere uses for its food are sourced locally or from locations very near the resort. Milk is bought from local farmers while fish is sourced from local fishermen to ensure freshness and, of course, to provide sustainable livelihood to the people around the community.

      Things to do at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa


      A day at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa is not enough to fully experience what it has to offer. But here are a few things that you can do at Atmosphere:

      1. Enjoy the swimming pool


      There are two swimming pools inside the property that you can enjoy throughout the day. The one beside the pool bar is used for dive training, being 9-feet. in its deepest section. 

      Swimming at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa
      Enjoying the swimming pool

      Be extra cautious while swimming though as there were no lifeguards on duty.

      2. Have a yoga session at the treehouse


      Sign up for a yoga session and enjoy the sound of the calming waves as you find your center at the treehouse.

      Treehouse at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa
      The treehouse

      Aside from being a yoga session venue, the treehouse also transforms into a fine-dining spot where couples can have a romantic dinner with a view of the ocean. The treehouse can accommodate a maximum of 10 guests only.

      3. Have a massage or pampering session at The Sanctuary


      The Sanctuary, Atmosphere Resorts & Spa's in-house wellness center, offers a variety of wellness treats like massages and nail treatments. 

      The Sanctuary at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa
      The Sanctuary

      Massage at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa
      Waiting for our complimentary head massage

      We took advantage of our 10-minute complimentary head massage here and the hands of the expert therapists worked wonders.
         

      4. Learn how to dive


      Diving lessons for adults and kids are available at the Atmosphere Resorts & Spa, courtesy of PADI-licensed instructors. For more information, you may check here.

      5. Enjoy the Happy Hour at the Poolside Bar


      Happy Hour at the poolside bar is from 5:00PM to 6:00PM daily. During this period, you may get two drinks for the price of one. We availed of our complimentary drinks as we enjoyed a serving of fried mozzarella sticks and live acoustic music.

      Poolside bar at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa
      The poolside bar

      Unfortunately, the beach at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa is rocky and the waves are strong so swimming at the beach is not a good idea. 

      You may, however, arrange a trip to the nearby Apo Island which offers amazing beaches and good snorkeling sites. Along the fringes of the resort’s shore is a fish sanctuary when one may arrange for snorkeling activity.

      Epilogue


      We stayed for only a night but it was already an unforgettable experience. It was hard to leave this beautiful place, so given another chance, we would definitely come back to Atmosphere Resorts & Spa.

      Beach at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa
      The beach

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      For inquiries and reservations, you may get in touch with Atmosphere Resorts & Spa through the following:

      Mailing address

      Atmosphere Resorts & Spa
      Maayong Tubig, Dauin
      6217 Negros Oriental
      Philippines

      Contact Numbers

      +63 (0)35 400 6940 landline
      +63 (0)917 700 2048 cell
      +63 (0)998 960 2289 cell

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        21 comments

        1. Aw happy third anniversary! Lunch at blue restaurant looks delicious, so glad you enjoyed your visit to the resort spa x

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        2. Thank you! It was a nice experience. Definitely a recommended resort.

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        3. Happy Anniversary guys. This place looks great, plus how awesome is the outdoor shower. Enjoy. xx

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        4. wow! what a great place to visit! I'll recommend this to my aunt next time they go on vacation here in the Philippines. The place look peaceful and food looks yum too especially the crispy noodles which I want to try

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        5. It's a great place indeed. Very secluded which makes it even more relaxing.

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        6. Nice! I the room looks big enough for more than 2 people! The only thing I found off was the shower outside the room? I'd feel uncomfortable taking a bath there. Anyway, the food looked great and the other amenities would surely bring relaxation. Thanks for your review of the place.

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        7. Amazing resort, I love such resorts who are in the midst of nature. The bamboo fence looked great and added and aura of nature all the more.

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        8. Also I wanted to add that I too want to be more ethical and I am a vegetarian and cruelty free blogger but I am also looking at ways that I can minimize my impact on the environment!

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        9. The Blonde Diary25 August 2017 at 18:08

          This place seems so beautiful and peaceful. And the food looka delicious! Glad you enjoyed your stay!

          xoxo,
          Gabi

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        10. That place looks cozy and nice. Love all the food photos you took. Seems like y'all had an amazing time :)

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        11. This looks like where my family lives in Indonesia but much much much more fancy! Looks like a oasis!

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        12. Wow! This is a very nice place and to be honest the first time I encounter a review for this spa and resort and to show how beautiful and environment friendly it is. Thanks for sharing!

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        13. Thats is a great idea to check yourself in a more luxury hotel at the end. Its like having a vacation in the vacation! Great choise you made! Those crispy noodle must be worth going back for!

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        14. Thank you for dropping by!

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        15. It was nice, indeed. Thanks for dropping by!

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        16. Yes, it was very nice. Thank you.

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        17. Oh, yeah. It was amazing!

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        18. Yup, the rooms are big. Thanks for dropping by!

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