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Purple Snapper Dive Resort

Bounty Beach, 6013, Philippines
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My friend and I planned to stay in Malapascua for one night, eventually stayed for three because we had such a great time in the resort . The good experience started after we were wondering around the island to find a decent place (clean and not expensive) to stay and we got to "Purple Snapper", the owners welcomed us with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I booked this hotel via booking.com for 1200 peso. I was a bit annoyed to then find out they also did double rooms for 800 and 900 peso. My room was very basic. One dim light which didn’t illuminate the luggage rack so you need a torch to look in your bag! I chose a room with fan not aircon.... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Budget-friendly, no frills service..a stone's throw away from the beach(not beachfront but still ok). Pool is ok. The staff are generally courteous and accommodating (which is expected, of course).Rooms are ok as well. I'm one happy camper!

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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Before we arrived at Malapascua Island, me and my friend looked up for an affordable place to stay since we know that we'll be staying more outside (beach, island hopping, snorkeling) than inside a resort. And we found one. We took the backpackers room, which was really affordable (around 800 Php) - made out of nipa, a fan (which is... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

After reading about the fantastic diving in Malapascua, my Dad and I decided to spontaneously go up there from Mactan Island. Unfortunately, we weren't going to be able to get to the resort until late at night and the transit boats from Cebu island and Malapascua island would not run. HOWEVER, after calling the Purple Snapper Resort and discussing the... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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21 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights last August. This is not by the beach, you have to walk about 2-3 minutes to get to the beachfront. Overall had a pleasant time. Only complaint I can think of is that they had a lot of food unavailable on their menu when we were there. So some of us (myself included) decided to... More

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Pasig, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We went there on June 2, 2013. There were 4 of us in our group. the owner arranged our pickup from Maya port after a long road travel from Cebu City. Here are some of the outstanding things I observed when we arrived: 1.) The owners are very accommodating and welcoming but not intrusive (I really like that) 2.) It... More

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Manila, Philippines
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The room I got was for backpackers - P800/night. It was a cute nipa hut, had a wall fan, no t&b, big bed, just 1 window. I like the resort because its very "native" plus it has a swimming pool, billboards table (free use) and free brekky with unlimited coffee and juice! But what I didn't like about is that... More

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22 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Nice little place with good service, especially the divemaster James. He was helpful and friendly. This shop was recommended by our resort owner who is not a diver. It is located away from the beach but they will pick up your gear and return it to you no problem. They also picked my son and I up in front of... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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9 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This place has great rooms at great prices. On our first visit we arrived at 9 am after a 5 hour bus ride and the owner checked us right in we didnt have to wait until 2 pm.The food is amazing they have home made bread for all other their meals. The free breakfast is also delicious. My husband and... More

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Also Known As:
Purple Snapper Dive Hotel
Purple Snapper Dive Hotel Malapascua Island
Purple Snapper Dive Resort Malapascua Island, Cebu Island
Address: Bounty Beach, 6013, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Malapascua Island
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Malapascua Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Purple Snapper Dive Resort is emerging as one of the best places to stay in Malapascua. Located 100 meters from Bounty Beach, Malapascua’s primary shore, Purple Snapper Dive Resort offers travelers a good taste of local life and culture while in close proximity to the beach. Being one of Philippines’ top diving destination the resort is a good choice for those hit by the diving bug. We are never too far from many of Malapascua’s dive operators better yet, check out our newly opened dive shop. Stay with us and only be a dive away from seeing Malapascua’s majestic attraction-the thresher sharks. Pick any of our 25 native style rooms and be treated with true Filipino hospitality. Mabuhi! Welcome to paradise! Wecome to Malapascua! ... more   less 
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