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We stayed here in April and really enjoyed our stay.
The rooms are clean, staff is really friendly and always smiling, and the food was very tasty. We also love the margarita cocktail, especially for happy hour :)
Stefan, the manager of Hippocampus, answered all...More
I booked this hotel purely based on the recommendation from my diving shop - DevOcean is the no.1 diving shop on the island (according to TripAdvisor June 2017. And I will write another review on them separately.). It is indeed convenient because they are literally...More
Thank Harry W
Response from hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach ResortResponded 4 days ago
Hi Harry, this is Lee.
Thanks for your review - I would just like to address your concerns.
1. Internet - Internet on this island is and has always been a problem. We are constantly working to try and improve it but we can only...More
I stayed here for 6 days for a diving trip mid May 2017. Devocean divers are located in the resort and I got an interesting package deal. Devocean divers are awesome by the way (see separate review). Lee was so quick and friendly answering all...More
Thank Peter V
Response from hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach ResortResponded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for the kind words, we are glad we could make your stay so good!
I will pass on the good compliments to the staff, as they and we as a team have worked hard to improve our services.
Hope to see you...More
Hippocampus has everything you need to have a great stay on Malapascua. The rooms are clean. well air-conditioned, and good sized. The staff is super friendly and are always available to help with whatever you need. Wifi can be a bit spotty on the island...More
Thank Casey D
Response from hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach ResortResponded March 27, 2017
Hi Casey! Thanks for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay here and that we could provide a good place for your vacation. Sorry about the wifi, it's always a problem here in the island. We are working on that now with...More
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I have booked this hotel with my wife for early January, we are looking forward to enjoying the Hotel, beach and some dives.
I just have a few questions. Does the dive shop has all size fins ? I am size 13 or 14 us.( I recently had an issue) What kind of dives did you do ? Should I bring a rash guard shirt to protect from the sun, water shoes , etc.
Are beach lounges available by the ocean ? and do I need electrical transformer to use my laptop and charge my phone ?
We are coming from New Jersey and trying to limit my luggage load.
Thank you for your reviews
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Hi there, fins should be OK... the dive shop uses open heel fins which means your front part of your foot slips in and an adjustable rubber strap goes behind your ankle. The only problem might be booties... not sure if they... More
Hi there, fins should be OK... the dive shop uses open heel fins which means your front part of your foot slips in and an adjustable rubber strap goes behind your ankle. The only problem might be booties... not sure if they have a big enough size of bootie (water shoe) for you. Might be safer to bring your own booties... they should be about 2 inches above the ankle, to provide protection from the rubber strap.
The dives are different every day. It is up to you what kind you would like to do. We have shallow reef dives, deeper reef dives, sunset and night dives, and deep dives. There are two deep dives with the sharks that you must have Advanced Open Water training or at least a Deep Adventure spec to do. Open Water divers are limited to 18M, but Advanced or Deep Adventure divers can dive to 30M. If you do not have this specialty, you can attain it here during one dive for a cost of around 3,500 php.
Rash guards are always good to bring, the sun here is very hot. You can also wear it during diving which is more comfortable than the full body wetsuits.
We have beach loungers and beach towels you can get and we will place it anywhere on the beach for you.
We have American style outlets here so charging is not an issue.
Any more questions, feel free to ask! See you soon
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"Double check the air-con and wifi with staff while booking. At lease you should have their promise in writing!"