Pura Vida Beach and Dive Resort Dauin
Pura Vida Beach and Dive Resort Dauin
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8.0
Very good

"The resort was clean with a nice local vibe."

Tammy

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March 19, 2018

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What guests are saying:
Very good
yechiel from Israel
Family with young children
Stayed there for 4 nights, lovely bungalow and clean toilet. Very thoughtfully, water is provided free of charge. The towel is clean. However one has to bring their own toothbrushes and toothpaste. The restaurants serves good food.
Molly from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Private beach, nice people!
Libertad from Philippines
Group
I highly recommend this hotel to anyone who plans to go diving in nearby apo island. The rooms are clean and the hotel grounds are well maintained.
Jeanette from United States
Group
Very nice stay. Staff are very friendly. It's a bit far away from city.
Ying from China
Group
the best hotel in dumegete, fun dive is good, the manager is swidien, kindly. the service is good.
JINGJING from China
Couple
Fantastic all round resort, very friendly staff, breakfast good in the morning, good location for everybody who likes to chill, swim, or go diving, beautiful clean rooms some with stunning views of the ocean
Ken from United Kingdom
Group
This is a fantastic resort, which I will use again, I booked 4 rooms here for family and they were all of a very good standard, I wish I had spent more time here.
Ken from United Kingdom
Group

Pura Vida Beach and Dive Resort Dauin

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8.4
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10
Excellent service
8.8
Recommended by 93% of guests
Value for money8.1
Distance to city center15 KM
Location rating8.1
Nearest airportSibulan Airport (DGT)
Distance to airport16.2 km
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8.4
Excellent
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Suite (2 persons)
Suite (2 persons)
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  • Room size: 83 m²/893 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 1 queen bed
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Family Room - 4 person
Family Room - 4 person
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  • Room size: 58 m²/624 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Room (2 Persons)
Deluxe Room (2 Persons)
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • Garden view
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Standard Twin Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
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      • 9.6
        Exceptional

        "The food and drinks were amazing with lots of options."

        Yi C.

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        April 10, 2018

      • 8.8
        Excellent

        "Great location, ambience was excellent."

        Catherine

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        March 30, 2016

      • 8.0
        Very good

        "The staff were terrific and the rooms nicely set out"

        danny

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        October 17, 2016

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      9.2
      Exceptional

      "Great diving and perfect location in front of the beach."

      Goran

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      March 4, 2016

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      7.2
      Very good

      "We were enjoying how beautiful and serene Pura Vida was."

      Chandra D.

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      April 30, 2018

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      Agoda Reviews (267)Booking.com Reviews (40)
      8.4
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      10
      Cleanliness8.8
      Facilities8.7
      Location8.1
      Room comfort and quality8.4
      Service8.8
      Value for money8.1
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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Christine from Philippines
      Group
      Deluxe Room (2 Persons)
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2018
      reception staff very friendly”
      It was such a pleasant transaction, from the phone calls to make adjustments/revisions to the room booking to actual face-to-face service of the staff at the reception. Bar staff we're a little less friendly. Massage at the Vida Spa was less than satisfying. Clean and relaxing venue but therapist lacked skills needed to provide a rejuvenating and invigorating massage. But overall a good experience.
      Reviewed August 30, 2018
      8.4
      Excellent
      Adam from United Kingdom
      Family with young children
      Garden
      Stayed 1 night in July 2018
      Very nice room and breakfast”
      Very nice native room although feels like you been put outside the resort. Food was good and well priced. Breakfast had a good selection. Only negative is the native house allows mosquitoes in unchecked
      Reviewed July 15, 2018
      8.0
      Excellent
      bernice from United Arab Emirates
      Family with teens
      Garden
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
      Mostly a great place, would go back but wouldn't dine here.”
      Loved the room, clean and comfortable although the steps leading up to it seemed a bit hazardous. Reception staff were wonderful. The setting was beautiful with the bar and restaurant right on the beach, plenty of sunloungers. The waiting and bar staff were nice but were acting as if they were being watched all the time. The food I found quite expensive compared to other places, and my daughter ordered a beef curry... she got chicken curry, when we told the waiting staff this she asked if we would please keep the chicken, my daughter said she really wants the beef... the waitress then asked her "why, are you allergic to chicken?" to which she replied "no, I wanted beef" the girl was very reluctant to change it. Also I asked if I could have a little extra garlic on my galic bread, they charged me 40 pesos extra The breakfast was a bit of a joke, but did have nice coffee. I did read a review on this place, it said something like Pura Greeda, which I think is maybe true.
      Reviewed July 06, 2018
      8.4
      Excellent
      Walter from Germany
      Couple
      Standard Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2017
      upper class hotel at beachwith small pool”
      tidy, but very small rooms; breakfast is nice; value for money is ok; very bitter: the "total price" which has to be "paid to the hotel" doesnt include all tax/fees; so at the end its a bit overpriced (around 20%). Problem by Agoda, but if payment is in advance, price is correct.
      Reviewed September 30, 2017
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Terry from United States
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Room (2 Persons)
      Stayed 1 night in May 2017
      Exceptional”
      This resort exceeded my expectations in almost every way. The staff, from start to finish, was friendly, professional, and competent. The room was very nice, well appointed and clean, with a beautiful ocean view. The Dive center located on the premises was also extremely helpful and professional.
      Reviewed May 14, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      YAN from China
      Couple
      Garden
      Stayed 3 nights in May 2017
      Perfect for Diving”
      The guestroom is clean and cozy, and staffs there are both friendly and helpful. Inside the resort there is a dive center, which is able to provide anything you need for diving. This place is suitable for divers who wish to go diving in Dauin and Apo Island.
      Reviewed May 08, 2017
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Brian from Denmark
      Couple
      Deluxe Room (2 Persons)
      Stayed 7 nights in January 2016
      Very nice and enjoyable stay”
      Very nice hotel, big and clean rooms, no bugs. Complementary water and coffie. Friendly staff. Hotel surroundings very nice, well kept. We stayed in the clownfish room, which had partly pool/oceanview and was located near the bar (good since there is only internet in the reception and bar area, but we could connect from the room) So we thought that clownfish was on of the best rooms. Breakfest was fine, changed the Manu every day, and different things to choose from. Very tasty dinner menu, a bit above average in price, but big portions The dive company Sea explorer was very good and professionel, felt safe with them all time. If you want to snorkel in the area, go to the North point dive site. Takes 10-15 min beach walk from the hotel, but is worth it. Costs around 300-500 pesos to get to town by tricycle, depending on where you go. Airport transport 500 pesos with tricycle. Remember airport fee 150 pesos pr. Person.
      Reviewed February 14, 2017
      8.8
      Excellent
      Molly from New Zealand
      Solo traveler
      Garden
      Stayed 4 nights in February 2017
      An excellent resort”
      Stayed there for 4 nights, lovely bungalow and clean toilet. Very thoughtfully, water is provided free of charge. The towel is clean. However one has to bring their own toothbrushes and toothpaste. The restaurants serves good food.
      Reviewed February 06, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Vincent from United States
      Couple
      Family Room - 4 person
      Stayed 6 nights in October 2015
      Amazing Resort in Dumaguete”
      Rooms, Staff and Spa
      This is a great Resort. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, the rooms were spacious and clean. The pool is great and plenty of spots to tan. Although I didn't do any diving, they have a great staff and all the equipment.
      Reviewed October 27, 2015
      8.7
      Excellent
      Jessica from Philippines
      Group
      Garden
      Stayed 1 night in October 2015
      Small but cozy resort”
      Room, Location, Comfiness
      We find comfort in this small resort amidst the bad weather. I love our room! It has modern amenities and comfy bed. We enjoyed our stay here. Spa service was great too! However, their food needs improvement. We ordered Chicken Tinola it was too salty. We also had Pura Vida Pizza for dinner and we didn't like it. Breakfast buffet was limited too, very few selections.
      Reviewed October 23, 2015
      8.0
      Excellent
      siau from Malaysia
      Group
      Garden
      Stayed 3 nights in September 2015
      wonderful service!!”
      service is great, helpful hotel staffs and everyone in dive center, great location and quiet in low season
      Stay is really fantastic. The hotel staffs provide 5 stars service, very helpful and friendly There's dive center inside the resort, everyone in the dive center is so friendly and helpful.. very responsible instructor, they will make sure you master the skill before you are qualified.. :) Close to nice diving sites.. There is another resort call VIDA homes which was managed by the same owner.. can try this too if pura vida is full as the service will definitely be guaranteed :D highly recommended for stay if you can speak English...
      Reviewed October 01, 2015
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Floyd from United States
      Couple
      Suite (2 persons)
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2015
      No reason to leave”
      Great food, quiet location, relaxing atmosphere
      This was a weekend getaway from the hustle of Makati, and it was simply incredible. I booked a suite, which was actually the entire top floor of a townhouse. VERY well appointed for the location, and just a wonderful resort. Manicured lawns, GREAT food, and a little private beach area. It's set up most for those that dive, but it can be enjoyed by anyone. Spend a little extra and get a suite, well worth it!
      Reviewed August 07, 2015
      8.7
      Excellent
      Tara from Canada
      Couple
      Garden
      Stayed 4 nights in August 2014
      Good location for diving and relaxing”
      Diving, relaxing and perfessional/friendly staff
      My husband went diving with Sea Explorers while I relaxed and lied by the pool. He said the diving instructors were very knowledgeable and professional. We stayed in the bamboo bungalows which were very comfortable. The food was also good even for us vegetarians. It was low season and very quiet but Pura Vida is located between El Dorado and Mikes so there were still a few people around. Overall a great stay.
      Reviewed August 20, 2014
      9.7
      Exceptional
      David from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Deluxe Room (2 Persons)
      Stayed 5 nights in February 2013
      fantastic dive resort”
      Wonderful location & friendly
      we had five days of fantasic diving . the under water macro life is incredible with frog fish the size of a finger nail. the over all quality of the resort is great with a lovely central pool. very peaceful & relaxing with a nice pool bar to relax at before dinning on the beach. pura vida has everything to make a great diving vacation.,
      Reviewed February 20, 2013
      9.7
      Exceptional
      Peter from Germany
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2012
      Little Swiss Flair”
      Beach
      Wow,,,,,,what a nice resort. Perfect for diving and snorkeling. The food is excellent with a touch from Switzerland. I guess the owner is Swiss. The swimming pool is nice, but could be a bit bigger. My room was clean with comfortable beds, but no air conditioner, just a ceiling fan. Rooms with a.c. cost forty dollars more per night. An oval shaped bar, overlooking the beach is the meeting point for all the guests. Nice and friendly staff. I'll be back !!!
      Reviewed December 23, 2012
      8.7
      Excellent
      James from United States
      Couple
      Garden
      Stayed 4 nights in October 2012
      nice grounds clean rooms”
      beautiful beach setting
      everything about puravida is great (except for on thing, see below). the front desk staff is especially friendly and helpful. rooms are clean and pleasant. the pool is inviting. the owner, chris, has a dynamic personality. there is just one little (cheap to fix) thing that makes the stay less then totally satifactory -- one can access wifi only at the front desk which is not airconditioned and has a lot of mosquitoes. supposedly there are wifi in the rooms. well, i can overlook the fact the my room' wifi, perhaps due to the distance from the router, might not work. but why they cant make the bar and restaurants area wifi accessible is beyond me. the staff seems to think that not having wifi at the bar and restaurant area is an insignificant annoyance. this attitude is so different from all areas of other service they provide -- which is courteous and accommodating. diving is great at sites near apo island. this is the perfect hotel to dive apo as the on site sea explorers is a great dive outfit.
      Reviewed October 21, 2012
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Yi from Taiwan
      Group
      Standard Twin Room
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2018
      Great management, courteous staffs and the best choice for sea explorers!”
      We spent three days two nights in Pura Vida. The bungalows were very well designed with exotic style. The staffs were all wearing traditional Philippiana costumes and all of them were well dressed with professional makeup. The service was speedy and very detailed, staffs were well-trained and were friendly. The food and drinks were amazing with lots of options. Complimentary water provided in the room and free access to the gym. Even though everything in the resort was a little bit pricy, we had a great vacation there. The diving center was extremely professional and you can rent all the equipments here with a reasonable price, for both diving and snorkeling. It’s the best choice around the area, especially for divers! Highly recommended to those who desires to visit Apo Island!
      Reviewed April 10, 2018
      Hello Yi, Greetings from Pura Vida! We are glad that you enjoyed your vacation with us and thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful review. We will inform our staff with regards to this and surely it will make them boost to do more with their work. We are looking forward on seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Pura Vida Team
      Responded August 27, 2018
      Pura Vida Beach and Dive Resort Dauin
      8.0
      Excellent
      Tammy from United States
      Couple
      Family Room - 4 person
      Stayed 8 nights in March 2018
      Remote getaway geared towards diving”
      We came to this location for the scuba diving which is superb for macro photography. The resort was clean with a nice local vibe. It is very remote from other activities other than a small village within walking distance. The food was good not great and although all of the servers were very sweet, the service was very very slow. WiFi is unpredictable. The dive shop does a great job with friendly guides. It is a medium service dive operation so be prepared to handle your own equipment. We would come back again without hesitation.
      Reviewed March 19, 2018
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Rosarie from Philippines
      Family with teens
      Family Room - 4 person
      Stayed 1 night in June 2018
      Relaxing atmosphere, good vibes”
      Our stay was very relaxing. The sea is beside the restaurant . Staff were friendly. Loved how the room was set-up and decorated. Buffet breakfast was ok. No rice though.
      Reviewed July 10, 2018
      Hello Rosarie, Greetings from Pura Vida! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you love our place. We are looking forward on seeing you all again. Kind Regards, Pura Vida Team
      Responded August 27, 2018
      Pura Vida Beach and Dive Resort Dauin
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Carlo from Philippines
      Family with young children
      Garden
      Stayed 1 night in May 2018
      nice”
      nice
      Reviewed June 22, 2018
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