Tropic Bay

A relaxing small resort with inexpensive weekly and monthly accommodation, swimming pool and small restaurant/bar on Negros Island.

View to Apo Island from Tropic Bay

Our Resort

Tropic Bay is located in the Philippines on the island of Negros, approximately 30km from the capital Dumaguete, on the outskirts of Zamboanguita a small coastal community.

At this time we do not have a road into the property, and guests enter via a few minutes walk on an unfinished small road, from the drop off point. We provide free airport shuttle for 1st time visitors and free porter service for luggage into the resort using our push cart system. Long term our local government have agreed to help  tourism in the area by paving the road, and we hope this will be completed soon.

We have shuttle service from the airport in Dumaguete (as noted above free for 1st time visit).  Alternatively guests on a strict budget can choose to take a tricycle or jeepney to the bus station from the airport, and then a modern air conditioned bus. The fare is approximately 55 pesos, or 35 pesos for a slightly older non-air con bus.  Buses run frequently ( every 30 minutes or so), all day and the journey is less than 1 hour. We email maps and helpful hints for travel and getting around to all booked guests prior to arrival.

We are not a day resort and only accept bookings for a week or longer via this website and our German booking agents.

Our place is ideal for guests looking for peace and quiet, who love nature and would like to get to know Philippine life first hand.

We offer free wifi throughout the resort.

Our fresh water pool is  6m x 8m and 1.8m in the deep end.

The ocean waters outside our resort are usually clean, clear and good for swimming, with an average warm temperature of around 28C. and a mix of stones and the light grey local sand  (lava and coral combination) underfoot.  Our beach area is natural not manmade and is more suitable for walking than sunbathing. As there are many mangroves along the beach, we clear the natural materials away on a daily basis.

From the water you have a wonderful view of the kilometer-long palm beach with the many fishermen’s huts and the dark green jungle mountains!

We have no unpleasant animals in the water, so no jellyfish, sea urchins, sand fleas, etc ….

You can walk for miles on the sandy beach and collect beautiful shells, stones and coral.

Our grounds include plenty of shade trees.


 The relaxing pool area.

 Pool side bar & restaurant area.

Our Accommodation & Facilities

Set in pleasant mature gardens, our units are simple in design, clean and with ensuite bathrooms.  Most are only suitable for 1 or 2 guests, although several can accomodate 3-4 for short periods. Starting in March 2018, we are slowly refurbishing the resort, one unit at a time. As units are refurbished we will update the information on this site.

Studio Apartments

1 or 2 person studio style accommodation, all with bathroom, basic kitchen & outdoor seating area.

3 sea views – Studios, 28sqm plus 8sqm veranda, one with aircon.

1 sea view – Studio 35sqm (Aircon in the bedroom), plus 12sqm veranda.

2 sea view – Studios, 56 sqm on the 1st floor (one with aircon in the bedroom), plus 10sqm balcony.

  • All studios are solid stone buildings with floor tiles;
  • Ceiling height of about 3 meters!
  • Power supply 220 Volt (own 5 KV – power line);
  • Tiled shower / WC with hot and cold water;
  • Water from own wells;
  • Kitchenette with fridge, toaster, cooker and crockery;
  • Safe for your valuables;
  • Large double bed.
  • We provide bedding and free change once every 2 weeks.
  • Cozy sitting area (bamboo or rattan);
  • Wardrobe;
  • Fan or Aircon (see description);
  • Large (about 8sqm) veranda with sea view, (or 10sqm balcony).

Garden Bungalows

3 garden bungalows for 1-2 persons.

1 x 40sqm 1 bedroom bungalow (+ 25sqm veranda) directly in front of the beach,

1 x 50sqm and 1 x 30sqm 1 bedroom – bungalow, only about 30m from the beach with separate Aircon in the bedrooms.

  • Solid construction with floor tiles;
  • Room height about 3 meters!
  • Power supply 220 Volt (own 5 KV – power line);
  • Tiled shower / WC with hot and cold water;
  • Water from own wells;
  • Kitchenette with fridge, toaster, cooker, dishes;
  • Safe for your valuables;
  • Large double bed;
  • We provide bedding and free change once every 2 weeks;
  • Cozy sitting area (bamboo or rattan).

 Food & Drink

While each unit has a basic kitchenette including a small refrigerator and cooking facilities, we also offer bar drinks, soft drinks, snacks and full meals at our poolside restaurant area.

Breakfast and dinner daily choices are available, plus themed meals on our Specials Board, from local filipino to asian and international dishes.

In addition special orders can be taken and prepared with 24 hour advance notice.

While there are small local markets within 15 minutes walk, later this year we plan on also opening a small store within the resort for basic necessities.


If you would like to enquire about availability of units please either click the Booking button above or contact us on this  form and we will reply.