"The room and terrace were very spacious, clean and relaxing."
Lito - October 21, 2017
The location is directly on Bounty beach, the restaurant has a variety of foods that you can choose from, breakfast is buffet style.
Matej | August 4, 2019
The staff in the restaurant were friendly, the One Up bar staff were excellent and the food was great on ever order.
Daryle | September 4, 2019
The service was great, the staff was great, the diving and diving operation was great, the food was very good.
Tom | July 28, 2019
Beautiful sunset and sunrise on the quiet, almost private, white sand beach.
Riza | January 11, 2020
Food was amazing and the buffet breakfast had a solid amount of choices.
Daryle | October 4, 2019
Highly recommended stay, away from noises and other resorts.
Mattia | March 12, 2020
|Value for money||7.9|
|Distance to city center||160. Km|
|Nearest airport||Ormoc Airport (OMC)|
|Distance to airport||57.3 km|
Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.
Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 6800 PHP. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Cebu with private transportation, the resort can arrange car rental for you.
Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
"I believe we had the best room in the resort."
October 21, 2017
"The buffet breakfast was great as well."
September 4, 2019
"Loved the location, serene and quiet."
October 4, 2019
If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Malapascua Island, look no further than Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively island has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy room service, meeting facilities, a bar/pub, safety deposit boxes, and a restaurant.
Experience high quality room facilities, including a fan, refrigerator, mini bar, balcony/terrace, and television, to help you recharge after a long day. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including massage treatments, water sports, a spa, and a garden, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Malapascua Island.
"Great staff specially Angelita, she is so friendly!"
March 5, 2020
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-7 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 8 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort
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Definitely one of the best places to stay on Malapascua Island. Really polite hotel staff all around and they even upgraded me and my girlfriend to the honeymoon suite free of charge. A really good and varied food menu and not too expensive compared to other places on the island. The only thing I have against this resort is their dive shop. I went in to try and book some diving but the female member of staff working in Exotics’ dive shop was so rude, useless and didn’t really know how to talk to customers. Evolution diving right next door were awesome. All in all, this is a brilliant place to settle down of a night and would definitely book again if I was to ever visit a second time.
Five star dive resort!”
The trip started out great with the airport transfer. On time and safe driving by the driver. Upon arrival at Maya Pier, we were whisked off to Malapascua and were received with a warm welcome. Registration was quick and fuss-free and we had porters to carry our bag to the room. Rooms are located at the back of the resort and offered no seaview. But at least there was more privacy and security. In terms of price, it may not be as worth it as the rest of the resorts on Bounty Beach because of the lack of seaview. On the other hand, the room itself was splendid. Spacious, clean, and comfortable. Everything was done with a diver in mind. However, it could have been better if the resort can provide at least 2 complimentary bottled waters for guests everyday. No comments on the restaurants as our budget did not allow us to dine there. Staff were excellent and very friendly. The dive centre was excellent in terms of facilities and service. All the diving boats were well maintained as with the equipments. We had an awesome divemaster, Pusoy, who seeked out every little critters to make our dives worthwhile. Overall, we had a good time diving with Exotic and the resort offered a homely place for us to rest and relax after a day of fun.
Memorable Diving Experience in a Remote Island”
This place is great if you're a serious diver. There are other better beaches in the Philippines, so if you don't dive, check those out instead. The beach in Malapascua is nice and better than many beaches in the Philippines -- but that's not why you would go to this island. You go here to see Thresher sharks and to have a world-class diving experience (the latter is true if you stay in Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort; I wouldn't be able to speak about the other resorts in this island). Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort is in a remote island, so you have to think about this experience in that context. And in that context, this resort is 5-star. It has everything you need: Air conditioning (in an island, electricity is often an expensive and unavailable luxury), good food, Wi-Fi in the restaurant (Wi-Fi is also a luxury in a remote island), and very kind and attentive staff. We plan to go again after the rainy season has subsided for great visibility underwater: Q1-Q2 2014.
as usual Great and Relaxing experience”
last weekend was my fourth time to stay in malapascua exotic this year and still it was an excellent experience staying in the resort. the resort staff was great, dive shop personnel incl its crew was awesome and the overall service was doubly excellent! definitely im coming back for sure and im bringing with me friends to enjoy malapascua exotic dive resort....
superb service and unforgettable experience”
malapascua exotic dive resort is like a school that specializes in hospitality and excellent customer service. very unforgettable experience, excellent service and more. special mention to ms chen of the diveshop, edgar of the restaurant and all the people working in the resort...... definitely recommending and were going back to the resort in the next holiday...... sir gens and wife
Quiet and clean”
we spent a long week end in malapascua and selected exotic resort becasue we have been there before and had a great experience. the resort has a diving facility, which is well organised with professional staff. we like the resort becasue it is located on the best part of malapascua beach, which gives great relaxiation and peace. the transportation from cebu was perfectly organised by the hotel, although it comes at a quite high price. the only downside is the quality of food: although the selection is very wide, the quality is pretty low. they should narrow down the choice and focus more on quality. anyway, we love malapascua and will be back for sure.
Friendly hotel in a beautiful location”
Most of the resort/hotels run along the beach, and Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort is on the far end, making it a quieter locale to stay. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. The restaurant offers a really broad range of dishes and everything we had was pretty tasty. The rooms are a nice size. The only down side was that the air conditioning unit is older (not a problem in itself) but it was really noisy (our friends in another room had the same issue). There were no fans in the room but the staff did bring up on request - these were almost as noisy ... overall though still a nice place to stay in a beautiful location.
sea, sun, sand, and dive”
It was my first time visiting Malapascua and the resort set the standard for the island experience. Rebecca, the resort manager, was very helpful giving all information I needed traveling to the island. She also responded to all my inquiries promptly. The hotel staffs are very friendly and helpful as well. Stayed at their deluxe and beach front deluxe rooms during my trip. I would suggest that you take beach front room for better view and it's closer to the restaurant. The restaurant food is average and a bit more expensive than usual but got a wide selection. Be warned about mosquitoes, flies and other bugs specially at the restaurant area. Took my PADI OWC and was very satisfied with the instructor and dive facilities. Joa was very patient and passionate in teaching the course. Overall the experience was good and will definitely stay in Exotic again when I get back to Malapascua.
Nice stay, friendly staff, nice food”
At our first night, we found that the air conditional was not cooling enough. Getting the resort people to come and check but nothing much can be done. Therefore, we requested for a room change and it was agreed without additional charges. Staff was friendly enough to assist anything we encountered. Location wise was perfect, a few walks to the beach. Diving facilities was good thou, equipment was well maintained and new. The staff at the dive centre was willing to reschedule the dive location for us when we asked for a day trip to Gato Island. I would rate 8/10 for Exotic.
best hotel in Malapascua. ”
Malapascua is very small island. we walked everywhere there and also stayed other hotel as well. It's the best location (quite and relaxing). If you r diver and has family both can be happy there. Best diving well organized shop very efficient. It was so difficult to book it. that's the problem. always fully booked.
Great place Malapascua”
I spent a long week end in malapascua with a couple, friends of mine. It was the first time for me at the island, and I found it awsome despite the travelling from Cebu is a bit long and not so smooth due to road condition. I arrived at the island and was immediately struck by the beauty of it and location of the resort. Quiet beach with palm trees, slow pace, friedly staff and guests. I did few dives and in one of them saw quite a lot of thresher sharks, the highlight of the trip. Great value for money. The only sad part was Italy losing the european cup final against Spain. But the place where I was made me forget the event right away. surely I'll come back
If I compare this hotel to another hotel in Malapascua, the staff here was not so friendly, but they were nice too. But the location is probably the best in malapascua, because the beach and sand is so clean and beautiful here. It is in a silent area of malapascua. We booked seafront and we got honeymoon suite, there was a nice view over the sea.
Exotic Island Resort was great. The service was great, the staff was great, the diving and diving operation was great, the food was very good. I ended up extending my trip for another 3 days. Fantastic. Highly recommend.
Always the Best”
My 7th trip to Malapascua - only time I don't stay at Exotic, is when they are full! Always great food and friendly, helpful staff. The staff at Exotic have been doing it a long time and they do it RIGHT!
Good choice for an affordable vacation”
Malapascua Exotic has a really beautiful white sand beach and crystal clear waters for a nice refreshing swim. The restaurant offers a wide assortment of delectable dishes from both Asian and European cuisine, and the service is highly commendable. The disappointing part is the room which is lacking in modern amenities like wifi, intercom and cable TV. There is an old CRT TV in our room that does not show anything. Well I suppose people usually come to these resorts to enjoy the great outdoors so this could be a minor issue. Overall I must admit that I enjoyed my stay in Malapascua Exotic.
Simple island living”
Great stay with friendly staff, accommodation is on the cleanest side of the beach away from the busier resorts that are clumped together. Rooms are clean and simple, keep in mind that you are staying on an “off the beaten track” island so the bathroom and amenities are simple and certainly not up to the standard of the hoity, toity fancy resorts of Shangri-la or Hilton. Food is a mixture of Filipino and international and everything runs on island time so relax and enjoy the sun and sand
the hotel is belonging to the best offers in Malapascua. Located directly at a nice sandy beach, a nice restaurant with beach view, and an internal diving shop. The rooms are ok, but average standard, and beside the beach there is no additional infrastructure from the hotel. The village is nearby, with a number of restaurants, but no city or shopping centre. Good place for diving or quiet and relaxing holidays.
Amazing place to stay”
Amazing place to stay in malapascua. Very clean and very good rooms. Right next to the beach and this part of the beach has no boats to block the view. Very good restaurant in the hotel for lunch and dinner.
We aim for our guests' satisfaction in their stay. I'm glad that you enjoyed the foods and also the beach. Thank you so much for such a wonderful review and for taking the time to write.
Relaxing, peaceful and perfect stay.”
Journey to the resort was a bit of an ordeal and we then found out it could have been easier as the hotel can arrange pick ups from Cebu airport! Once there however the hotel was superb. A relaxing atmosphere, with a great selection of food at the restaurant and a very well run dive shop attached to the hotel. Staff were excellent-attentive, spoke very good English and very helpful. Would definitely stay here again, possibly on my honeymoon next year as I found out there is a honeymoon suite!
Very nice but needs more finer details”
We had an enjoyable stay at Exotic but we felt it needed a bit of extra oomph. We booked a Super Deluxe Room and obviously didn't do our research because it was more suited for a family with two queen beds and lots of space but not much else. We would have just booked a double if we'd realised (plus the location didn't seem any better) Pros: - location is good as it's a bit further away and on a bit of a corner along the nice beach - comfortable, spacious rooms with balcony - friendly staff - welcome drinks - good wifi (public areas only) - 400 php worth of included breakfast - good food and good value happy hour Cons: - we advised that our outside light was broken but it did not get fixed - no bathmat for inside the bathroom and it really needs one - barely hot water and very little water pressure - no wifi in room - mosquito issues I also could have used an actual blanket in the room as the air con at the lowest temp got very cold at night but it was too hot to turn it off We also did a dive with the resort which was all well organised. We were two divers and had two instructors with us for our Adventure Dive - Fish ID. You either need to be Advanced certified or do the dive as an Adventure Dive (you need your Open Water and you need to do study towards this dive) in order to do a Thresher shark dive. We saw 3 Threshers up fairly close and a few fish as well. I would recommend Exotic and we would stay again. If they could add a few more luxuries to the rooms (longer shower curtain, bathroom exhaust, bath mat, hand towels, wifi in rooms) and if some of their staff were a little more upbeat, this place would get 5 stars.