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Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Malapascua Island | P.O. Box 1200, 6000, Philippines
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I dont usually return to places I have stayed previously preferring to sample different places but Exotic was that good I stayed twice! This place ticks so many boxes in so many categories and when you consider its location on a low key undeveloped island it is truly remarkable and difficult to imagine anything could be better. Exotic has an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at Exotic Island resort. The staff couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. The beach is fantastic and the resort is on the best part. Food at the resort is great, we had a lovely breakfast in the mornings and delicious dinners too. I would highly recommend this resort.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was my first time visiting Malapascua and the resort set the standard for the island experience. Rebecca, the resort manager, was very helpful giving all information I needed traveling to the island. She also responded to all my inquiries promptly. The hotel staffs are very friendly and helpful as well. Stayed at their deluxe and beach front deluxe rooms... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Organized a trip to see the Threshers in July on very short notice. Exotic were a great 1 stop shop for all transport, accom and diving needs. Given short on time used the hotel transport option from Cebu airport, organised 6pm the night before and all worked very well arriving at Malapascua the next evening. Dive shop at Exotic was... More

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Arnhem
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff, good service, clean rooms, good restaurant and nice dive experiences, especially seeing a tresher shark. Would definitely stay here again if going back to this island. The restaurant served a wide range of food and everyone is really helpful.

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Doha, Qatar
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Having arrived in the Philippines a week earlier in Bohol at a five star resort, We were expecting the Exotic to be a nice three star hotel. Our expectations were far exceeded and to be honest, I had a better experience here than at the previous 5 star establishment. The Exotic is for divers, the full experience, a fantastic team... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Giving this resort a 5!! 1st is for their staffs hospitality and great service to their guest. :) 2nd although the location is quite far its all worth it, great view and the beach is a picture of paradise. 3rd cleanliness of their rooms , though having a salt water in your bathroom is not ok. :( 4th price is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I just returned from a 1 weeks stay with Exotic Malapascua. Very comfortable stay and clean rooms every time we are back from our dives. Rooms are well-lighted and you have all options to dim the lights for a more romantic feel or light the whole room bright if you need it. Food from the restaurant are very tasty and... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Malapascua is a perfect destination for divers from across Asia, especially from Hong Kong or Macau, which has direct flights to Cebu. After a 2 hr:40 min flight, 3 hour van, and 30-40 min boat ride, You’re there. I did a 4 week stay at Exotic Island resort earlier this year, about half IDC course and half fun diving. Exotic... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

We were just lying in the beach and relaxing, I have no experience of diving. But perfect for relaxation. Staff is adorable and friendly and food is really good! Music in the bar were some nights really terrible.

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Address: Malapascua Island | P.O. Box 1200, 6000, Philippines
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Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Malapascua Island
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Hotel Class:3 star — Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort 3*
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If you are thinking of diving or staying in Malapascua consider us your first choice. We have everything you need for a relaxing, exciting, enjoyable stay with first class facilities and service.Exotic is the pioneer dive resort on Malapascua. The first dive shop to open on the island in 1998, Exotic has grown over the years and is now the leading dive resort on the island, without compromising its original laid-back charm and outstanding service. Our continued expansion is a result of our customer’s loyalty and desire to revisit and share their Exotic experience with others. Why not come and see what brings people back to us year after year? ... more   less 
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