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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group (18 friends with families) visited Cabilao Island and staying at Pura Vida resort for 7 days. Most of us are divers except for the kids, therefore, we mainly come here for diving. The resort is very good, no matter their services and rooms as all rooms with fantastic sea view. Regarding diving, the coral and under water living...

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Running Springs, Caifornia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some rooms are on the beach, but those are not the best rooms of the house. The rooms on the beach are next to the very cute dive shop and a long lovely strip of grass lined with palm trees, but you have to go up two flights of stairs to get to reception, the restaurant, the bar, the spa,...

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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

The hotel was great, the staff make you feel personally welcome and tent to your needs. Always friendly there. The diving was amazing and lots of fun little things to see. Beautiful surroundings and peaceful.

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London
Reviewed 12 December 2016

At the very heart of this resort you understand that the owners, managers and staff believe in and practice being environmentally friendly. The have a complete passion to minimise harm to the environment. From our arrival to departure we were impressed with the standards of service received from all staff. All the employees were very courteous, friendly and helpful, it...

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This is the best place I have stayed for scuba diving so far and by far. "Bigsy" and her EXCELLENT staff made my stay easy by showing a weary traveller (19 hrs. on 3 different flights + bus ride to ferry). At the ferry, Bigsy left nothing to chance. She and her staff took total control of my gear and...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a first rate resort from every aspect. From the amazing diving, to the delicious food, to the spacious and comfortable accomodations, this is a resort not to be missed. The friendliness and hospitality of the staff was memorable and made our stay very special. The diving, through Sea Exploreers, was some of the best in the world and...

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Arriving at Pura Vida felt like coming home! The wonderful staff awaited us with welcome drinks and a warm welcome feeling! Diving in Cabilao is amazing! The dive crew takes care of everything. The room at Pura Vida Cabilao was extreme! Everybody at Pura Vida gave you the feeling of being part of the family! We will be back for...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We had a wonderful stay and dive experience at the Pura Vida resort and Sea Explorers dive center! The resort is relatively small with a range of accommodations, all with air conditioning and all very clean and comfortable. We stayed in the least expensive room type and it was very pleasant. The staff we all extremely friendly and knew us...

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Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a wonderful resort in the Philippines. Spent 6 days at this resort with Kids Sea Camp a family scuba diving group that caters to children and families, and had a wonderful time. The resort is beautiful, the staff is amazing (Suzette, Biggs and Tess were amazing and very helpful). The food was wonderful. The Dive Shop/Area was top...

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Bermuda
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is a fantastic resort in rural Philippines. Excellent diving. Fabulous macro life. The dive school is one of the best designed and organised I have ever seen, and the dive staff are incredibly knowledgeable and attentive. They work like crazy to ensure that you have the best exerpeince ever. They even help you on with your fins! We also...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pura Vida Cabilao is situated near the village of Cambaquiz on the north-eastern point of the island, directly on the white palm-fringed beach. Our resort, opened in January 2004, consists of 2 double, one single and one triple and 6 delux bungalow, situated above and under the cliff directly on a white sandy beach. The clean, spacious bungalows are equipped with shower, WC, hot and cold running water, air-conditioning and terrace with sea view. The well-kept grounds contain a tropical garden with palm trees and orchids. Enjoy the sea view from our cosy restaurant on the cliff-top offering delicious local and international cuisine.Have a vida spa relaxing time or have a dive. Sea Explorers is running the pro scuba diving center-dive with a smile.All padi courses.Land tours wil be arranched.Stay with a smile ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pura Vida Cabilao

Address: Cambaquiz, Philippines (Formerly Cabilao Beach Club)
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Bohol Province > Cabilao Island
Price Range: RM329 - RM460 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pura Vida Cabilao 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Better living at deluxe room”
 of 5 bubbles Divebiker888, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the beach are mid-range rooms. Deluxe rooms are up on a terrace.”
 of 5 bubbles gonebyby, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The rooms on the lower level are the least expensive and most rustic. Rooms upstairs have spectacular views of the water.”
 of 5 bubbles lzatl, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms and bungalows vary in price range and standards”
 of 5 bubbles kimontour1, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the beach offer waste of access to diving”
 of 5 bubbles 612trentm, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
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