Welcome to BADLADZ. 🙂
Hi, my name is Sean Cooney. This is me with my wife Maylen Cooney (Big Bossing) and our daughter Patricia (Little Bossing). We welcome you to learn more about who would enjoy coming to Puerto Galera and staying with BADLADZ as well as a little more about us.
The Never Ending Holiday
I came to the Philippines in 1999 on a 2 week vacation and NEVER went home. My time here has been an exciting and successful mix of BUSINESS and ADVENTURE.
We like to say that our resorts are…
The Best Resorts in Puerto Galera
Fun, Relaxing and Laid Back… Having Fun in the Sun since 1999
We didn’t come up with those words though, these are the words we often hear from our guests who come stay with us here at BADLADZ.
We have received quite a bit of praise from our guests who take to TripAdvisor and share their experiences. So much so it has won us the following awards:
BADLADZ Beach Resort Awards
- TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award 2016, 2017
- TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014, 2016
BADLADZ Dive Resort Awards
- TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award 2013, 2016
- TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2012, 2014, 2015
If you read our reviews on TripAdvisor or any of the online travel agencies like Agoda or Expedia you will find common words like fun, relaxing, laid back and the best resort in Puerto Galera throughout the reviews.
Why Do Our Guests Say These Things?
Imagine…you arrive to Puerto Galera on the banka boat and you get off the boat, walk 3 minutes and you’re checking in at BADLADZ Dive Resort. After a quick check-in, a few minutes later you’re standing on the terrace overlooking Puerto Galera Bay.
Or maybe you ride 5 minutes from Muelle Pier and you arrive at BADLADZ Beach Resort. Once again, after a quick check-in you’re dropping your bags in your room and you’re heading out to the beach front garden to take selfies or relax with your friends or family with the ocean and islands in the background.
Then you go grab your swimming gear, order a cool drink from the bar next to the pool and then of course you jump in the pool.
It’s a great way to start a holiday and an excellent way to relax after a little traveling.
Why BADLADZ Adventure Resorts Over Other Resorts?
For the unlucky few who don’t book at one of our resorts, they may run into a myriad of problems such as no view of anything, no pool, no activities, bad location, no power generation (if needed) or no restaurant on site.
We have all the above…and…
Those are just some of the things our resorts offer that make us a great option for those who come on holiday here in Puerto Galera. We also have the basic things that weirdly some places lack like aircon rooms, hot showers, cable TV (local and international channels) and comfortable beds in our accommodations.
In 2016 we realigned and upgraded the power generation at our properties giving you great backup power generation at all our locations.
In the wake of the typhoon here in Puerto Galera in December of 2016 we found our properties booked full of holiday makers transferring to us from other resorts who did not have sufficient power generation during a 2 week brown out caused by the typhoon.
Side Note: Hey…it’s Philippines…these things can happen on tropical islands (not very often but they do). You just have to make sure where you are booking is prepared for it.
Enjoy All Our Locations
No matter where you stay with us, you get free access to our beach resort pool, you can hang out on the beach front lawn and enjoy a nice water view meal from either of our restaurants.
Like at our dive resort restaurant…
or maybe at our beach resort restaurant…
Your Locations Are Central
All BADLADZ Adventure Resorts locations are very central to all the tourist spots in Puerto Galera and we are 20 minutes from Sabang or White Beach. We’re close to Tamaraw Falls, Tukuran Falls and Infinity Farm (natural water pools). There are supermarkets, small gift shops and plenty of external places to eat outside of the our properties within easy walking distance.
BADLADZ Dive Resort
Muelle Pier, Puerto Galera
Mindoro Island 5203, Philippines
Small Tabinay, Puerto Galera
Mindoro Island 5203, Philippines
BADLADZ Beach Resort
Small Tabinay Beach, Puerto Galera
Mindoro Island 5203, Philippines
Sabang Beach Walk, Sabang
Mindoro Island 5203, Philippines
Our Mission for You
Our mission is to serve you and make sure you have the best experience you can have while staying with us. To give you the knowledge of the local area and make great recommendations on things to do based on your interests.
We have been here for almost 2 decades and know the best things to do based on the kind of holiday you wish to have. You can relax, have adventure or both.
In 1999 we started off as a quaint resort on Puerto Galera Bay that we call BADLADZ Adventure Resort (now BADLADZ Dive Resort). We also started offering diving services and became a PADI Certified dive resort now serving the Puerto Galera area also since 1999.
Scuba Diving in Puerto Galera has been a big draw for tourists to come here and enjoy some of the best scuba diving in the world. The coral reef in Puerto Galera has been protected for over 40 years so it’s in great condition. The reef is full of life and color. There are over 40 dive sites here giving a wide range of diving to every diving level from complete beginner to very experienced diver.
Puerto Galera Philippines is the Center of the Center of marine biodiversity. There are more species of fish and coral here per square meter than anywhere else on the planet.
In 2012 we built BADLADZ Beach Resort on a beach front property 2 kilometers away and added a children’s and adults pool.
Maylen Featured in Forbes Magazine in 2012
We are extremely proud of our very own Maylen (Big Bossing), whose life as an entrepreneurial woman in the Philippines was featured in Forbes Magazine! When you meet here make sure to get her autograph! 😉
This is a result of her dedication and hard work over the years to become a excellent business owner who has genuine interest and care for her customers and her staff.
Here is an excerpt. Read the full story at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/elisadoucette/2012/06/29/on-being-a-filipina-business-woman-and-having-it-all/
In 2013 the BADLADZ Scuba Diving became an Aqua Lung Partner center. All of our BCD’s, wetsuits, masks, fin’s and boots are provided by Aqua Lung and we have Apex balanced regulators.
This means we have the best dive equipment on the market and a duty to only have top quality equipment for the use of our diving guests. All of the equipment is maintained by qualified technicians so this gives peace of mind to our guests.
All tanks are Hydrotested once a year and cleaned twice a year. The tanks are filled using a professional Coltri Sub compressor to ensure clean air for scuba diving. We also have Nitrox tanks available to those divers trained to use it or want to be trained.
Our staff carry all equipment to and from our dive boat for safety and your convenience so all you need to do is relax and enjoy your dives.
1,000,000 Views on YouTube in 2013
Our BADLADZ YouTube Channel hit 1 million views in August 2013 which was a great milestone for us and proved that creating videos was definitely going to be part of our customer education platform online.
In 2015 we became really busy with several of our businesses. We started Pampered Spa in Sabang Beach on the beach walk. This is 20 minutes from either of our resorts. We have 14 beds for massage. We have a full range of other spa services.
Across from the spa we built Thailand Fashion Boutique which has imported womens clothing direct from Bangkok. We also have BADLADZ Embroidery in the front of Thailand Fashion Boutique store where many of the local businesses & tourists come to have their uniforms, towels, shirts & hats embroidered.
Also in 2015, we built BADLADZ Apartments which houses daily, weekly, monthly and yearly guests. We have studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units. We have received great response and have several long term tenants. These are only a 3 minute walk from BADLADZ Beach Resort and have full use of the resort facilities.
In mid 2016 BADLADZ Dive Resort, our popular Philippines dive company, received notification that our BADLADZ Scuba Diving was ranked in the top 10 in the world as an environmentally friendly dive company.
In 2017 we are making some big changes at the beach resort. We the spa has proven to be a great success so we have extended it even further. We now have to have 5 beds and a full service spa area. There is shower and aircon in both rooms.
We are also expanding your room options to add in suites. This construction will last from June 15 – September 15. You can see the latest perspective below.
Our team are here to make sure you have a fun and relaxing holiday. We employ over 50 Filipinos at any given time to help us run all our businesses. They all speak English and Tagalog. In TripAdvisor our staff is a big reason our guests enjoy visiting our accommodations and spas.
Learn More About Us
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I am always happy to talk about this curious country so come and visit us in Puerto Galera, this place is AWESOME! If you have any questions feel free to email me or come stay with us and lets have a beer.
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We look forward to you coming to see us here in Puerto Galera!