El Galleon works closely with Asia Divers, the Philippines’ first PADI Career Development Center (CDC), where experienced instructors and divemasters, guide guests on world-class dive sites, which are only a short boat ride away. We have been in business for more than 27 years! Asia Divers are known for high standard of teaching all PADI courses from bubble-makers for kids to Divemaster or Instructor level courses. Our dive facility is just a few years old and there is nothing like it in Asia. We have a diving platform with a large pontoon. Boats can easily dock on the pontoon making it easy for our guests to get on and off the boats. Each diver has his/her own crate in the dive shop to store their gear. We have a dedicated camera room and rinse tank specifically for cameras. The dive shop is very spacious, so even when the shop is busy you never feel crowded. It’s a very relaxed feel around here and you know that you’re being well looked after by the crew who are always there to help you with anything you may need. All the convenience of a live-aboard but all the attraction and flexibility of being land based.
The El Galleon restaurant has been a passion with many people over the years and being right AT the waterS EDGE, you can enjoy your meal with one of the most amazing views in the world. Bringing together a number of spectacular delicacies and old time favorites, our restaurant is considered by most to be the best beach restaurant in Puerto Galera. It is here that our very own French Chef Antoine will prepare some mouth watering specialties from the sea or the land.
Our menu is full of wonderful dishes that will fulfill your wants and needs, whether it be a small snack like our scrumptious home-made pasta or baked mussels, Calamari Fritto or, a full meal like our special spaghettis, seafood plate, steak béarnaise or something from French Chef Antoine’s very own corner: Coq Au Vin, Quenelles of Fish, Quiche Lorraine and Pot Au Feu, are just a few of the delights.
Walking between Sabang and Small Lalaguna Beach, you can’t fail to miss The Point bar. In fact, many visitors to Puerto Galera, once they’ve found The Point bar, find it hard to escape.
So what is The Point bar? To call it simply a bar is understating its potential. While not really a restaurant either, it is actually a part of the excellent El Galleon Beach Resort and therefore serves the same sumptuous menu on offer at the beach resort. It's not a nightclub either, although the amount of hard liquor consumed in the form of SHOOTERS, a house specialty, is often staggering, which for the phrase ‘often staggering’ could also be suggested to many of the patrons after a long night at The Point bar.
You really couldn’t call The Point bar a watering hole either as, although it is surrounded on three sides by water, few, if any, of the guests ever drink water there. The Point bar is certainly not a disco, as that particular brand of music is not permitted within its confines, though to be honest it is not unusual to find frenzied revelers dancing wildly on occasions. The perfect place to relax where the main host, Allan Nash, popular PADI Course Director and Asia Divers Entrepreneur, has created a truly unique entertainment concept at The Point bar, one which packs them in night after night. Situated above Asia Divers’ most recent Dive Centre, The Point bar is at once sophisticated yet simple, a center of entertainment and relaxation. On a recent visit, we found two Hong Kong Lawyers, a senior Lufthansa executive and his family, a Banker, three yacht owners, a variety of tourists of all nationalities and a gaggle of SCUBA diving instructors from several different local dive centers mixing it up. Its easy to make friends at The Point. The adjacent El Galleon Beach Resort, with the best views on the island from its upper rooms, is the ideal family get-away, with a variety of aircon and fans rooms to suit most budgets. Unlike The Point bar, peace, tranquility, privacy and lush, tropical surroundings are the order of the day here. A resident, somewhat peripatetic French Chef provides a mouth-watering mélange of Continental and Asian cuisine to satisfy the most discerning palates, as well as a great deal of amusement when provoked.
After a hard day’s scuba diving, swimming, sailing, hiking or browsing in Puerto Galera, there’s really no better place to unwind. And that, dear reader, is exactly The Point
Our newest addition to the resort is our Barrel bar. It’s located right out on the water on our private deck. A beautiful place to catch the sunset and enjoy the light breeze along with your favorite cocktail!
The swimming pool is located beside our poolside cottages, you can even look out of your room windows, watching some swimming activities. El Galleon cottages afford the peace and tranquillity of private rooms, nestled amongst palm trees and warm breezes with the crystal clear waters of the Philippine Sea only a stone’s throw away.
Time to escape from the stress and tension of your daily life: come and enjoy this truly effective, full body massage. Our masseuse will make you feel more relaxed than you have felt in ages. A variety of different massages are available, such as Aromatherapy, Thai and Swedish body massage and many more.
Situated above the restaurant, the El Galleon conference room is the perfect place to combine business and pleasure. The conference room has seating for 25 people, fully air-conditioned, with TV/Video & whiteboard.
Connect to our free wireless Internet giving you flexibility and mobility in your Internet use. El Galleon Beach Resort is fully equipped with broad wireless Internet. Enjoy surfing the Internet and catching up with your friends on Facebook in the restaurant, by the swimming pool, on the beach, or even inside your room, with the fastest and secure access to the Internet during your stay with us. FREE Wireless Internet is available for our guests and divers.