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Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort

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Washington Road | District 3, Dauin, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6217, Philippines
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Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A really nice resort located on a beautiful lava-sand beach. We stayed in a hut for 2 people in the garden. The surroundings and everything is very maintained. The pool-area is nice and the sunbeds are huge. The poolbar/restaurant was amazing. We had really delicious meals there. The breakfast is nice as well with a great selection. Cindy in the... More 

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Thank Leyla82
ManagementVidaResort, Manager at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hello Leyla, thank you for your honest review. We are happy to hear that you had a beautiful time here at Pura Vida and that you consider to come back if you visit Dauin again. After i read your review i asked around the staff and they told me that there are some guys burning leaves in the early morning... More 

Quezon city
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The environment of hotel is good and clean, the swimming pool is a little bit small, but clean. The staff there are friendly. In dumaguete it is hard to go different places, it is expensive on traffic fare, especially you rent a van, since you can not take a tricycle for 1 hour and above.. even the boat rates is... More 

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ManagementVidaResort, Manager at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hello Joeyj, we are happy to hear that you had a great time here at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort. We keep a good eye on the cleanliness of the bungalows and as well in our garden, restaurant and kitchen. And we are glad that you can see and appreciate it. Fares of cars and vans in Dumaguete are... More 

Uddevalla, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tasty and good staff at both the resort and dive center +++++ Diving experiences were the best I have each with about +++++ Beautiful hotel area then you were not constantly out and dived +++++ Fins no näggatift and I miss nothing at this resort +++++

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ManagementVidaResort, Manager at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hello Jarkko, thank you very much for your great review - short - but you bring it to the point. I am glad to hear that you had one of your best diving experience with our in house Dive Center - Sea Explorers - which we work with for a very long time already. We would be glad if we... More 

Beijing Region, China
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at pura vida during Christmas 2015. Our room is a family room that is made by two combined bedrooms, both room are very clean and nice decorated. The only thing is the AC is very loud. But later we found out it is quite common in the Philippines that they use this old AC model. All the resort... More 

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Thank Doris C
ManagementVidaResort, Manager at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hello Doris, thank you very much for your review which makes us happy to read. It is great to hear that your stay was satisfying and you had a great time with us here at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort. Regarding the aircon - we are renovating our bungalows in the low season, and we started last year. It... More 

Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very good service & staff, pool small but clean & very nice, food& drinks very good; walking distance to snorkel area 10-15 mins (am not a diver), the breakfast was great (especially nice muesli on Sunday; also good for western, not only asian cousin; nice atmosphere

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Thank Walter D
ManagementVidaResort, Manager at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hello Walter, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort. I will show your review to our employees to let them know that you together with many others are very happy with their service. We always trying our very best and it is nice to read that people appreciate... More 

Lidkoping, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 8 nights at Pura Vida and it was great! The resort is small and cozy and the rooms are nice, clean, spacious and had everything we needed. There is also a well equipped gym available for the guests. We stayed in a deluxe room close to the pool and we were able to get internet access in our... More 

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ManagementVidaResort, Manager at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hello Anna, thank you very much for your detailed review which will surely help many other travellers to find their right place to stay on their vacation. You are right, the internet is not very stable in any resort here in Dauin, as we are all connected to the same internet provider. We are hoping that they will fix it... More 

San Jose, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I had a wonderful time at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort. We are not divers, but we enjoyed the easy access to Apo Island where we had some of the best snorkeling. It was just a quick drive and boat ride away. Breakfast was great, it was different everyday with a mix of Filipino, European, and... More 

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Thank Katrina R
ManagementVidaResort, Manager at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hello Katrina, thank you very much for your helpful review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes we do offer trips to Apo Island on a regular base with our in house dive center - Sea Explorers. If you dive or snorkel, we are happy to take you to Apo and they diving, as you experienced... More 

Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 8 nights at the end of our 4 weeks trip throughout the Philippines. We had two of their very charming and well thought out Bamboo Cottages at the front end of the property, two minute walk from the Beach and the dive center. It is obvious that the owners of the place wanted to create something... More 

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Poole,UK
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83 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We absolutely loved our stay at the Pura Vida, so much so we extended our stay. Very much appreciated the charm and authenticity of this resort, with the bamboo theme running throughout. Our deluxe room was tastefully furnished, with all expected mod-cons, and scrupulously clean. The staff were outstanding and certainly made you feel part of the "family". The attention... More 

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Thank Corrib
ManagementVidaResort, Manager at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hello Corrib, we are happy and proud at the same time that you had such a great stay with us. Especially after your regular stay that you have extended your time with us makes us feel special. I will personally let the kitchen know about your review, i am sure they will be super happy about it as well. Thank... More 

Hong Kong, China
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Everything are good except the wifi are too slow and are down very often. Resort is clean and in good condition, staff are warm and helpful. Varieties of fishes can be seen in the dive sites. Not much current, not much crowd of fishes could be found. APO island is beautiful but not much fishes there. Diving gears are in... More 

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ManagementVidaResort, Manager at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hello Eddie, thank you very much for your review. We noticed it with the internet ourself, as we working with it everyday. Our IT guy already working on solutions and they will be hopefully soon implemented. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here at Pura Vida and that you had some good dive experience... More 

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