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Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort

#8 of 13 Hotels in Dauin
Certificate of Excellence
Washington Road | District 3, Dauin, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6217, Philippines
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  • Location
    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for 7 nights in mid-August and we're not disappointed. Beautiful gardens, great clean accommodation in garden huts, amazing diving just off the beach or a short boat trip away, friendly & attentive staff, and good quality food. Thanks for a great time guys, next time we're in the Philippines we'll be back for sure.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

What a lovely resort. Just a pity service was lacking. Bar service was poor at best, breakfast was very average and slow. Diner was not memorable. Having said that the resort and rooms were really nice, they just need to inject some service ethos into their staff. Diving in the area is nothing short if excellent, the dive shop offer... More 

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chrisheim99, Owner at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer thanks again for your feedback as we take every review serious and to heart we would like to assure that all your point have been addressed explained and corrected so your future visit will bring us a 10 out of 10. 1.We can only apologies for your experience with our bar staff as we currently have new staffed... More 

Bacolod, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I was very surprised about this wonderful resort. We had a great time relaxing by the pool and beach. The staff was very attentive to our needs and service was excellent! Our room was very neat and clean. Overall its a thumbs up. Will definitely go back!!

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chrisheim99, Owner at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

hi vany love your review wow salamat po from pura vida and we hope you come back soon best regards chris More 

canberra
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

we were part of a much larger group (16 of us) for 4 nights and three days. The initial welcome was spoilt by a misunderstanding about the 'extras' per dive. An example was the extra 500? pesos per dive just to bring your camera. This is the first time we have been slugged for this added cost ever. The muck... More 

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chrisheim99, Owner at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer thanks again for your feedback as we take every review serious and to heart we would like to assure that all your point have been addressed explained and corrected so your future visit will bring us a 10 out of 10. 1. In regards to the sanctuary fee issue. Unfortunately Dauin has very high sanctuary fees which are... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Been to Pura Vida many times and it's always my "go-to" resort when I want to dive Apo Island. Like the world-class diving location, this resort is world-class when it comes to good service and comfortable acomodations. There are many options for dining locations. I think that the food is just a little overpriced for the quality you get, but... More 

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chrisheim99, Owner at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

hi komusta?safe back home? wow what a review...salamat po and always welcome back home away from home best regards chris and the team More 

Metro Manila, Philippines
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Got my PADI Open Water License training at Pura Vida last week. Their dive instructors are really great mentors. Really good dive facilities and equipment. I felt really safe. Pura Vida Resort is a paradise. The place is impeccable, their staff are really friendly and the food is superb! I will definitely come back here. If you're in Dumaguete, I'd... More 

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chrisheim99, Owner at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

wow what a review salamat po bro se you soon best rergards More 

Oak Flats, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We were a group of 5 divers and 1 non diver doing an adverture tour staying at Pura Vida Duain then boat transfer to Pura Vida Cabilao vis Oslob (whale sharks) with our last stop at Amun Ini Anda. We cannot say enough in regards to our trip with all three places looking after us like we were royalty. Pura... More 

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chrisheim99, Owner at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi stephan Thank you so much for your review.we highly appreciate it and we hope you and your friends come back soon.best regards the team More 

San Ramon, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We stayed in the Clownfish - a deluxe room. Close to beach, restaurant, swimming pool, and dive shop. Bar music volume always low and pleasant. Though close to everything, room was quiet. Entire staff friendly and accommodating. Adelfa and Arene are excellent dive masters - they could find sea creatures that were virtually invisible. Gaga and Gary (brothers) from the... More 

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chrisheim99, Owner at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Harry Thank you so much for your review.yes and we work on it very hard.we have now a new chef for sure now it is the way you love it.best regards chris More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Beautiful and relaxed stay here in Dauin. Rooms with hammocks and gardens which go right onto the beach. Very peaceful, good food & dive resort right there. They were also really organized an helpful.

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chrisheim99, Owner at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi fergy salamat po for your review.we highly appreciate it and hope you come with your friends soon back.best regards from the sunny philippines from pura vida chris and the team More 

Sydney
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32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We spent 3 days of diving and relaxing at this resort and found it just great. From the onset the staff made our group feel that there was not a thing that we needed to do for ourselves. The test dive was amazing, just out the front on the house reef. You didn't need to go any ware because it... More 

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chrisheim99, Owner at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Kelsy salamat po for your review.enjoy down under and come back soon and dive with a big smile cheers chris and the team More 

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