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Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed in the instructors quarters with 3 mates. The room was basic, but clean and had air-con. The staff at exotic are so friendly and helpful and really contributed the wonderful time I had staying at the resort, and on the island in general. I would definitely recommend this hotel. The outdoor restaurant was right on the beach and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Checking in to Exotic Dive Resort will make you feel like dropping your bags in your room and go straight to the beach. The reception is right on the beach and so is the restaurant. The hotel has the best Wi-Fi in Malapascua, but even here it is sometimes hard to work with. Just remember that going to Malapascua is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For some reason we got the honeymoon suite when we visit them last. We both agreed upon being a nice place to spend a vacation. The big room had a even bigger terrace. From there we could enjoy the view. The room was clean and we enjoyed that aircondition was placed away from the bed, making it possible to sleep... More 

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Monza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good place to stay even if you don't dive. Good restaurant and very peaceful location. My room was ok ( I don't need so much to be happy) and very close to the beach. I really enjoyed my stay. All kind of guests: groups, families and solos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off I must say we did not stay overnight this visit. We will definitely next trip. We took the 45 minute boat ride from the marina and when we got to the island it was amazing. Plenty to do and just so beautiful. We only stayed a couple hours because it was towards the end of our trip. Next... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Resort is worth the wait after driving about 4 hours from Lapu-Lapu City to Malapascua. The beach is beautiful and relaxing,it's peaceful and the water looked clean and clear.The restaurant is quite good with delicious foods,if you are planning to learn how to dive this place can help you with that.The place is just beautiful with white sands and... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Big clean rooms and helpful staffs! Stayed here for 2 nights and just walk around the island. the resort is very nice and well kept. Recommended place to stay in malapascua island. They have adiving school for a reasonable price. but we just some snorkeling cos we don't have much time for the lesson.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We went to Malapscua with the sole intention of learning to dive. We visited several dive shops before and found that exotic were easily the friendliest and most professional that we saw. Andy and Kelly were our instructors and they were really accommodating and treated us like friends rather than just customers. We didn't stay in the hotel but we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I completed my IDC here and couldn't recommend it enough. A slightly longer than average course time allows you to absorb all the info you need, without feeling the added pressure of trying to fit it all in to a small time frame. Every day you get to eat from the resorts amazing restaurant, sampling the best the chefs have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Had a great stay and diving trip with the DMs there. The rooms are clean, with a puddle of water at your doorstep to clean off e sand before entering.. The DMs there are informative, and can accommodate to diver's request (i.e. macro photography, ship wrecks, deep blue sea)... U name it, they try to bring you there! Most important... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort

Address: | Sitio Pasil, 6013, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Malapascua Island
Price Range: $56 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Malapascua Exotic Island Dive And Beach Resort
Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Hotel Malapascua Island
Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort Malapascua Island, Cebu Island
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