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Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Fantastic place, we've had a great time here, the diving has been amazing and the staff at the resort have been great. Rooms always clean and serviced everything well done DIVE boats equipped and very comfortable all guides had good knowledge of area and of what to look for.

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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 your enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you come back for another visit. Feel free also to review our divecenter under Sea Explorers Dauin. Best Regards from the whole Pura Vida Team

Besancon, France
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The facilities are great. We had a nice bungalow at the back, not by the beach but where it's nice and quite. It's clean and well kept. The staff is nice and friendly. Food is not so great, but nothing bad compared to the rest of the Philippines. I'm sorry but it's true, I haven't been swept off my feet...

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Talisay City, Philippines
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is so cozy. It feel likes home away from home. Staff are smiling and ready to help. Accommodation is well placed. Food is great. Going snorkelling and diving to Apo Island can be accommodated by the resort. The pool is small but inviting. Walking to the beach is quite an experience. Overall, it was a fun and memorable...

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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. The Pura Vida team was more than happy to serve you with a smile. We are glad to hear that you had a memorable stay with us and hope to have you here with us again soon. Best Regards from the whole Pura Vida family

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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

Hi Terry! Thank you for your review of Pura Vida Beach Resort. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Best Regards from the Sea Explorers Dive center team and Pura Vida family.

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where should we start? There is nothing negative we can say about the resort or the dive center. Every single staff member including the management greets you, knows your name and room number and what kind of drink you like. The athmosphere is relaxing. It really feels like holiday there. We loved the breakfast choice which changes sligthly every day....

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

Hello Mandy, thank you for writing a review of our resort. It was a pleasure to have you with us and we hope to see you again with us on one of your future trips. The Pura Vida family extends their regards with a big smile. Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely and quiet. Staff are all welcoming and breakfast is pretty decent. Though it's mostly a dive resort and doesn't really cater much to island hoppers and snorklers other than that, place is fantastic!

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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 had a great time with us and that you enjoyed your stay. With regards to Island hopping and snorkeling, our dive center Sea Explorers offers island hopping trips through its branches namely in Alona Beach, Cabilao and Malapascua, even for non-divers. Snorkelers/Non-snorkelers are also able...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds are very pleasant, the overall appearance is good. The pool is small, the beach while ok does not have the white sands so common in Philippines. The basic room rate is 3900php and for that you get a nipa roofed hut away from the main amenities. The hut is ok, but the entrance steps are made of bamboo...

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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. Thank you also for your concern about the bamboo steps of our standard room cottages. These cottages are designed to fit into a more native Filipino style, they are not very ideal for people with disabilities, that is correct. We wouldn't recommend that either. However, starting from the reception all the way...

Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Hello Eileen, thank you for your review of Pura Vida Beach Resort. We are glad to hear that you had great time with us despite the luggage delays. We apologize for the food coming in slow, we will look into it to serve you better next time. Until next time Your Pura Vida & Sea Explorers Team

Reviewed 16 April 2017 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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SeaEx-VidaManagement, Manager at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hello Mie, thank you for your review of our resort. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed you stay with us. We hope to see you again with us in the near future. - Your Pura Vida Team

Manila
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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...

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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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  • Pool
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $93 - $213 (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 Dumaguete City/Dauin, Philippines
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“My ocean view room was quiet and comfortable.”
N2243YCterryh, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“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
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