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Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well worth the effort to get there. From Cebu airport it's a 3 hour drive to the harbour and a 30 minute boat ride (weather permitting) to the Island. The beachfront resort is welcoming and the rooms are large, clean and well equipped. The restaurant offers a wide range of food and drink but its worth checking how half-board works....

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Tallinn, Estonia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So this review is only given based on my diving experience. And not so much of a bad diving or not welcoming staff, but the operational side during the dive, that is a bit of overstepping the safety measures in place, or giving a more informative diving experience We did 3 dives (morning and 2 afternoon), which were our first...

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Cebu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great: -It's a little paradise 4hrs north of Cebu City -Beautiful white sand beach resort, excellent lounging furnitures -Probably the best resort in the island -The restaurant and bar is the centerpiece, great continental food, draft beer, coffee -Rooms are clean, hot/cold water, cable TV -Friendly staff, great service -Didn't try the diving facilities but they seem well-equipped and resort...

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Arcata. CA.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did not stay there but we had a great meal there. We stayed on that Island 3 1/2 years ago and remember having great food there. We wanted to go back. We enjoy the atmosphere eating on the sand by the beach. They have a very large diverse menu. I think they grow some of their vegetables on the...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my 5 day at the hotel. What I can say is simple Amazing. The food is superb and the staff super helpful and funny and always smiley. The beach is on the front of the hotel and the sand is soft there are some corals but is not problem.

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DUTCHPHIL, Manager at Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you and we wish to see you back on the island :)

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Overall a great place to stay. Communication prior to arrival was prompt and transfers from Cebu were organised. Nice ocean view room air con and fridge, comfy bed. Great dive crew attached to the resort, good equipment excellent dive masters well organised. The only slight negative was the food breakfast was cold, menu choices often not available but overall would...

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Antipolo City, Philippines
Reviewed January 11, 2017

If you don't know the meaning of hospitality. Try Exotic Dive Beach Resort. 2 thumbs up. I got a lot of tie-ups, however, they standout!... You will surely love to come back. Aside from the beautiful Island.

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Singapore
Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Their rooms are spacious and has it's own balcony. Beachfront hotel and you can actually go out with your goggles to swim and see some chorals (if you swim a little farther). We did not get to dive but they had top of the line diving gears and instructors. These guys know what they are doing in the diving world.

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Germany
Reviewed January 8, 2017

When you arrive on Malapascua Island by your own, it is not really easy to get to the resort but I can tell you it’s a little adventure. After arriving on the island, a lot of people want to carry your bag and be your taxi. The prices they charge are ridiculous high. We politely said no and looked for...

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DUTCHPHIL, Owner at Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you and looking forward on your next visit :)

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed December 4, 2016

The first and largest diving resort on Malapascua Island really lives up to its reputation! Dive instructors and guides are really professional. Staffs at the restaurant are friendly and cheerful. Wide array of choices in the food and drink menu. Room is comfy and spacious, satellite tv programmes are available if you just want to chill in your room. The...

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DUTCHPHIL, Owner at Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear your wonderful feedback :) Thank you and we hope to see you back in the island :)

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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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: 6013, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Malapascua Island
Price Range: $54 - $102 (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
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