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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is set back from the beachfront, through a poorly lit alley. The resort and rooms themselves are lovely, spacious with a veranda looking over an overgrown garden. Breakfast is served at the resort, all other meals have to be taken elsewhere (you can ask for it to be delivered to your room, but that felt fussy).

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was friendly and helpful and I loved the layout of the resort with the balconies overlooking the overgrown gardens in the middle. It gave the rooms a very private feel. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were laid out well. The balconies were very enjoyable. And the bath towels were some of the softest and nicest I've come...

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Kong Kong
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice, cozy, clean, quiet & tranquil resort. A few mins walk from the beach front created the separation from the busy restaurants & bars. Room with large balcony was great for relaxing. Friendly staff always ever helpful to assist our needs. Will be back again!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The spa has so many different choices regarding different treatments to adapt to what each person prefers. One of my favorites is the aloe Vera massage which really helped soothe the sunburn (which is inevitable under the island sun) on my body within one treatment. They use all natural and organic products, such as the fresh aloe plant thy they...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a very demanding person who doesn't get haircuts anywhere but in Italy. Antonia managed to get my trust and did an incredible job! The place is beautiful and full of great amenities that give an even better experience! If you need to get haircut or spa sessions go there. There is also a decent gym, not easy to...

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Hasselt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the sister hotel, the ocean vida.... But I have been here 3 times for a massage. I tried the oriental, aroma and sunburn massage and absolutely loved every one of them! The italian lady is super friendly, the masseuses are professionals... If you want a relaxing treat for yourself, this is the place to be!

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London
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here as a special treat for my 30th birthday but sadly had a nicer time in places I stayed which were a quarter of the price. After being told by one member of staff there was lovely quiet beach we could visit, we asked the next day and another member of staff said there weren't any other beaches other...

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The place was great and peaceful since its away from the crowded beach.The balcony was our fave, it was so nice just being there with a glass of wine and enjoying the lush garden and time spent with someone special. It was all worth it and will definitely recommend this to all 😊

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FabienneandSven, Owner at Buena Vida Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Lynn Thank you for your review and it was a pleasure having you guys with us. Until next time. The Buena Vida team

Naples, Italy
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We stayed at Buena Vida from 23 to 29 December 2016, at first sight we thought we had to fight with mosquitos because of the trees and plants in the garden but instead we did experience no problems and the location was very pleasant because there was always a nice wind blowing on our terrace located at 1st floor in...

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FabienneandSven, Owner at Buena Vida Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Hi, thank you very much for your detailed review. We are glad you could enjoy your stay so much. We sure hope to welcome you again one day here in Malapascua. Warm regards The Buena Vida team

Beijing, China
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Unfortunately i found out this place at the end of our trip,because it situated on a second line of a beach( behind the resorts,which are on the first row of the beach). I attended Yoga classes,which you need to make a booking in advance. They have morning and afternoon Yoga classes, I went for afternoon class which was beginning level...

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FabienneandSven, Owner at Buena Vida Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Hello Alexandra Thanks you very much for your review. We are happy that you appreciated your short visit to Buena Vida. Glad you like our new hair salon. We are excited to have Antonia, a lovely Italian woman, who we know for many years in the Buena Vida team. We hope we can welcome you again and you get to...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Buena Vida Resort and Spa opened in February 2015 and is under Swiss/Philippine management. We offer 12 beautiful rooms with huge and lovely designed living terraces which are integrated in a beautiful Tropical garden - located at the second row of the beach. Our guests can use all beach chairs and sun beds from our second resort Ocean Vida Beach and Dive resort which is located right on the beach a 3-5 min walk away from Buena Vida. Also Sea Explorers dive shop is connected and dives can be booked in advanced with discounted rates. As a in house guests you can enjoy every day one free Yoga class and use our gym free of charge. We hope to welcome you one day in Buena Vida. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buena Vida Resort & Spa

Address: Barangay Road | Daanbantayan, 6013, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Malapascua Island
Price Range: RM389 - RM512 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Buena Vida Resort & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Avoid 9 with its leaky drain!”
L_Smash, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Great SPA, massage, and free yoga sessions!”
JenDenverStef, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“take a higher floor room more quiet.”
omrishtayer, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“When going out in the evening, you'll need a torchlight as the pathway is a bit uneven and dimly lit at night”
Emily_on_Sea, 7 Jun 2016 | Read review
“choose a room towards the back of the resort to be away from the noisy streets”
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