Let us introduce ourselves first…

The management of Magic Resorts, Arie Hoogendoorn & Desiree Pullens welcome you to their home. Arie & Desiree opened the first resort of Magic Island in Moalboal, Cebu on January 2, 2005. Over the years, Magic Island became very successful and Arie & Desiree decided to open a second resort. A suitable dive site was carefully sought, land was purchased, construction plans were made and Magic Oceans opened its doors in Anda, Bohol on July 1, 2015.

Magic Island

Concheng is General Manager and responsible for Magic Island. She is always ready to answer any questions you may have. She is assisted by Mayeth, the receptionist. Breakfast is served from half past seven, however if you sleep in or relax, the same ladies will clean the bungalows, and so will be there to make you a late breakfast. The restaurant provides a perfect lunch and dinner which is prepared by Jake and the team. Also important, our diving team, led by our own PADI Course Director Jamie. We have been working for many years with the same captains, boatmen and dive masters. Manuel has been working at Magic Island since the beginning and knows almost everything about the underwater life around Moalboal. If there is anything you would like to know do not hesitate to ask him. Then of course we have the Evening Team. Would you like a delicious cocktail? Choose from the long list of drinks with or without alcohol. Chino, who runs the bar with Chuna, is a master in mixing cocktails! Our driver Toting will pick you up from the airport and make sure you’re back in time for your return trip. Behind the scenes, the facility team takes care of the resort maintenance and the beautiful gardens are maintained by Mario, who also looks after the pool.

Magic Oceans

Our newest resort is headed by Eef. He, together with Arie & Desiree, has built and developed the company. His team consists of 40 staff, including Samantha for Hospitality and Marketing, Evelyn at the front desk and Jessica with her team as the Dive Center Manager. Magic Oceans has three boats run by our experienced Captains Romel, Melchor and Romi, with our Dive Masters Larry, Lee-Ann, Roel and Valiant also in the team. The diving area in Anda offers a lot of diversity and our professional diving team is very knowledgeable on the area. The morning team is led by Dina and they take care of breakfast and the house-keeping. The most important thing about a resort is, of course, the restaurant and the kitchen. The evening team headed by Ruby with our cooks Errol, Darwin and Camilla make the most delicious dishes. Every evening is enjoyable. In good weather, dinner is served on the terrace right on the water. If you fancy another cocktail or drink after dinner at the bar Perfecto and Esther are there to arrange it right away. Delio our driver drives daily to the airport or ferry port to transport our guests to and from the resort. Furthermore, the maintenance staff and gardeners are busy to keep everything in the right order.

Contact information

Magic Resorts


Magic Island Dive Resort
Basdiot, Moalboal
6032 Cebu, Philippines
Phonenumber Philippines: +63 939 558 1905

Magic Oceans Dive Resort
Candabong, Anda
6311, Bohol, Philippines
Phonenumber Philippines: +63 939 361 3580

(please keep in mind the time difference, thank you)