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Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort

Agoda.comUS$137*
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#3 of 14 Hotels in Dauin
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rooms, whether deluxe or the more atmospheric standard versions, are clean and well equipped. Reception staff were super helpful when we arrived with no luggage (thanks to Philippine Airlines flight delays). Dive operators Sea Explorers are situated on premise and are professional, service oriented and resourceful. Food, however, is slow in coming and occasionally very overly salted.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place, amazing diving og dive staff. The best boat, and good quality rental gear.Good food, and in general really nice and helpful staff. Location right on the beach. Big, comfortable and clean rooms. We had the mandarin bungalow, right next to everything and great view

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Manila
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: incredibly clean huts, immaculate gardens, friendly owners who greet you good morning and good evening, yummy food with big servings, yummy breakfast, polite staff, friendly dive center people, fast internet everywhere Cons: beach is not white sand (but soft), waves kind of rough, staff does not have a set package for oslob tours, very expensive transportation options, food pricey...

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SeaEx-VidaManagement, Manager at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of our resort especially from our staff who work wholeheartedly to make our place a success. It gives them a lot of joy to read reviews like this. Our dive center offers trips to Oslob whenever there is a minimum of 6 divers who want to go there. Unfortunately, there were not enough...

Reims, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is located on the beach in Dauin. It takes between 30 and 45 minutes to reach Dumaguete depending on traffic. The standard rooms are in small cottages 200m from the beach, the deluxe rooms are almost on the beach. Standard rooms are really cute and well made / maintained. They may be a bit small if you carry...

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SeaEx-VidaManagement, Manager at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of our resort. It was a pleasure to have you with us here and we hope to see you again with us someday. Yes the pool gets a bit crowded on Sundays due to the walk in guests and especially now that summer is here. But we are currently planning some improvements to...

Davao City, Philippines
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed in this resort for 2 nights. The experience is worthwhile. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. Our room is clean, spacious, and with style, it is actually very unique for me, with a nipa hut theme rooms, it adds to very relaxing and island life ambiance. The surroundings are clean, swimming pool has depth...

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SeaEx-VidaManagement, Manager at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of our resort. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you with us again sometime. Best Regards from the Pura Vida Family

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Super clean, beautiful resort! The diving was fantastic. Tim, Jan, and Jesse at the dive shop were very helpful and accommodating. The food was good. I think they would benefit from reducing the menu a bit, and focus on making certain foods excellent rather than just good. The staff is extremely nice. Overall, this place is a bargain for how...

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SeaEx-VidaManagement, Manager at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Pura Vida. It was a pleasure to have you with us. Thank you also for the feedback regarding the menu. We are currently redesigning it for a bit more easier overview. Best regards from the whole Pura Vida Team

South Ari Atoll
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We were in the hotel 4 days, my wife and 2 daughter. The hotel is just what you are expecting. Perfect place to dive and relax. The staf are really kind and the dive center on the hotel is really professional. Close to Apo island and wonderful nudi dive just some steps from the beach! The food in the restaurants...

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SeaEx-VidaManagement, Manager at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our resort. We are glad to hear that you and your family had a great time with us. Both our Pura Vida and Sea Explorers staff extend their regards to you as well. We hope to see you again with us sometime. Best Regards - Your Pura Vida Team

Winnersh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Really lovely hotel. Food is of a very high standard. Staff are very attentive and friendly. Rooms are very big, lovely modern bathroom and large bedroom with a fab view! We did some amazing muck diving where we saw some tiny tiny critters which we would never have found had it not been for the help of our dive guide...

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I loved how their huts are situated far from the pool area. Quite place and great for unwinding. Staff were courteous and kind. The beach however is not best for swimming, especially with kids; as big boats for diving is docked right in front of the resort.

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SeaEx-VidaManagement, Manager at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our resort. It was a pleasure to have you herve with us. Hope to see you again with us sometime :)

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We had a Polynesian style bungalow (one of the cheaper rooms). It was cute and comfortable. The drinks and food in the hotel are great but are a little overpriced. Unfortunately we couldn't do any diving whilst we were there as the weather was awful. Dauin is a quiet area so there isn't much to do outside of the hotel...

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SeaEx-VidaManagement, Manager at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Pura Vida Beach Resort. We feel sorry that you had such bad timing with the weather. However, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our other facilities such as the Vida gym and vida spa. We hope you will come visit again so you can also do some diving around apo and dauin....

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  • Pool
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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The new, spacious resort is located in Dauin, 15 kms south of Dumaguete City on Negros Island. Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort is built from divers for divers and is under Swiss management. Real tropical atmosphere with lots of coconut palm trees and other plants. Directly on the nice sandy beach and with its large swimming pool, it's as well an ideal place for families.Perfekt for Divers.Sea-explorers-management 5 star. Familie rooms-sweets-delux-standart(aircon)and economy rooms and soon 14-luxus appartments have a look at vidahomes.Ph stay with us with a smile ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort

Address: Washington Road | District 3, Dauin, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6217, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Negros Island > Negros Oriental > Dumaguete City > Dauin
Price Range: RM298 - RM687 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Pura Vida Beach & Dive Hotel Dauin
Pura Vida Beach And Dive Resort
Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort Dauin, Philippines - Dumaguete City
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Standard rooms smaller, the construction is more local in style but nice and the balconies offer more privacy.”
  • The standard rooms are in local style, and set back from main hotel (so no beach view)
  • Looks basic but beds are comfy, zircon works, showers are hot.
  • Very nice balconies in the standard rooms
758eileenl, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“huts are affordable and very clean!”
appleManila, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Best is the beach view which is near the restaurant, you may choose at a higher price.”
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primalinf, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Near the pool, so that you can take a dip anytime.”
tedmino, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Sea View adjacent to Pool”
SharksSupporter1, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
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