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Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Ghostpipe room in April. Everything was perfect from arrival to check out. We had amazing customer service from the owner, front desk, servers, and house keeping. We enjoyed a snorkel trip to Apo Island with Pura Vida Dive and that too was perfect. I can't wait to hopefully return one day soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't say enough good about this resort. Stayed there 7 nights and wasn't disappointed one time. The rooms were clean, good thick towels, comfy pillows, and the most friendly, honest maids ever!!!! The restaurant/bar was great. The food was great, drinks were cold, and service was impeccable. The dive shop was beyond accommodating. They found a way to make everything... More 

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Cebu
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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by this dive resort for lunch by the beach. The view is great, atmosphere quiet and peaceful, food acceptable, service was okay, toilet facilities clean and well kept. If you need a place to unwind and have time to enjoy the breeze, this is not a bad option.

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

Hello Mabel, hello Jan, we are very glad that you enjoyed your time with us here at Pura Vida and that you share your experience with other travellers here on Tripadvisor. Too bad you just stayed for lunch and were not able to see our rooms and all the other facilities we have to make our guests happy and satisfied.... More 

Laguna Province, Philippines
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147 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This is a difficult review, the first few days were very bad. After a talk with the owner things got better. (always remind them you post on Trip Advisor, it helps)(91,000 readers). But we had already suffered with our stay. The food was good (at 2 to 3 times the price of good restaurants in Dumagette). They have a friendly... More 

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

Hey Doug, first of all we would like to thank you for your review as we are always keen to hear how our guests felt during their stay. We highly appreciate your points of critics, only with these we can improve and work daily on giving our guests a better service. Please let me clarify one thing right from the... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

We came here to dive,family in tow.The resort is secure and well set up on the ocean front.The diving has been great.The dive side is well organised and punctual, guides knowledgeable, and helpful.The whole operation smooth. The only issue, no reef out front for snorkeling. But a short boat ride to Apo Island, 30 mins easy ride in the best... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Spent ten days there around 1 May this year. The rooms are adequate, the massage and service great, including a very good dive and snorkelling shop. The reception showed a lot of flexibility and helped us when we had an issue with one arrival. The food is very tasty - if I would wish to change something, it would be... More 

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

Dear guest, thank you very much for your review here on Tripadvisor and to share your experience at Pura Vida with other travellers. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the reception were able to help with the issues you approached them with, as well the Spa and the dive center of Sea... More 

Regensburg, Germany
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

A really great place where everything go right. the managment ( a little switzerland man ;-) and his wife ) and all the staff at diveshop and poolbar or the room mates lets you feel like you are in heaven. a very quiet place is it too with a excellent spa.

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

Hello Hubsi, thank you for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had an excellent time here with the dive shop, with all our staff at the poolbar and of course in the spa. It would be great if we can welcome you again soon and make you feel like in... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The hotel room was amazing, the resorts itself is very beautiful, though it was small swimming pool.the staffs are all very pleasant and the receptionist or the owner of the resort was very very kind and professional ..he keeps on asking us if we need anything..over all it was superb holiday..

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Thank Scorpions888
ManagementVidaResort, Manager at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hello Scorpion, thank you very much for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your entire stay with us. We do care about our guests and thats why we think it never can be enough to ask if we can help or assist you at any time. If you come back to the Philippines one day, please let... More 

Rocky Mountains
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41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

In general service is good, the rooms are clean, air-conditioned and well-lit (you can find stuff in your suitcase!) and the resort is quiet and peaceful. There is a great work-out facility within walking distance of the resort. However you only get 2 liters of water per day per room and need to buy the rest in bottles. Why not... More 

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

Hello RockyMountainDiva, thank you for your nice lines which you dropped here at Tripadvisor about Pura Vida. We are very happy that you had a great overall stay with us and especially with the dive center of Sea Explorers and our lovely masseuse Pearl. I was very surprised to read about the water bottles as we do refill them anytime... More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Pura Vida is a beautiful resort. The style is Polynesian. I was in a thatched hut with all the modern amenities and climate control. It was exciting just to walk in my room. The staff is friendly and well trained. The dive staff and boats are tops. Everything went as planned and no hiccups. The food is excellent. The diving... More 

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

Hello Wantabe, first we like to thank you for your review and your honest words you have over Pura Vida. We are very sorry that during your time of stay we had mostly non englisch speaking european guests around. But this can change from week to week. At the moment e.g. we have a big group here from the US.... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The new, spacious resort is located in Dauin, 15 kms south of Dumaguete City on Negros Island. Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort is built from divers for divers and is under Swiss management. Real tropical atmosphere with lots of coconut palm trees and other plants. Directly on the nice sandy beach and with its large swimming pool, it's as well an ideal place for families.Perfekt for Divers.Sea-explorers-management 5 star. Familie rooms-sweets-delux-standart(aircon)and economy rooms and soon 14-luxus appartments have a look at vidahomes.Ph stay with us with a smile ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort

Address: Washington Road | District 3, Dauin, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6217, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Negros Island > Negros Oriental > Dumaguete City > Dauin
Price Range: $76 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Pura Vida Beach & Dive Hotel Dauin
Pura Vida Beach And Dive Resort
Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort Dauin, Dumaguete City, Philippines
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Dauin
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Dauin
#3 Spa Hotel in Dauin
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Dauin
#5 Romantic Hotel in Dauin
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