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Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort

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Taipa, Macau
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pura vida helped our wedding to be a fantastic occasion for everyone present I cannot praise the place enough. The hotel fully accommodated the needs of our guests many of whom had travelled many thousands of miles They were understanding of the local families requirements and never failed. If reception would wake up to the rest of the resort it... More 

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Marion, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best trips I have had to the PI's! Intelligent, courteous, attentive staff! By far the cleanest resort I've been to in the Philippines. (I don't remember a single bug in the room the entire time.) We will be back!

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dive operation top notch. Really nice location and good feeling to resort. Staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast buffet was a disappointment but food otherwise was quite good. Rooms well appointed and very comfortable but limited availability of queen bed.

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very good and kind service everywhere in the resort (also room service), well organized diving, well maintained diving equipment, competent diveguides, excellent food, nice lodging and beautiful ambiente, well organized transfers inbetween the different Islands.

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Toronto
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot properly describe how much we enjoyed this holiday. Our room was a bamboo cabin with all of the modern creature comforts that looks like it is out of a movie set. The food was excellent and staff always attentive and helpful. While there I did 2 diving courses and 9 dives over 3 days. My training was highly... More 

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful resort, clean and the people were wonderful. Nipa Hut like places had everything necessary. They were the cheapest and I thought most authentic. Definately a place to go back to. The snorkeling was in some ways more beautiful than Hawaii because there seemed to be a greater variety of fish and coral. However, there was a lot of dead... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pura Vida is special because of its staff. From the cleaning ladies to the waitresses in the restaurants. They will go out of their way to get what the guests need. In terms of diving, my husband was quite please with the quality of their operation. He felt safe. My only suggestion is for the resort to offer more things... More 

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

Hello Irene, thank you very much for your tripadvisor review. We are very happy that you were satisfied with our service during your stay. I will personally inform our staff about your review and tell them that you had special experience with them. The same with the dive center - they will be happy to hear that your husband had... More 

Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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

Good day Belle, these kind of reviews make us happy and we get reminded that we do a good job out here. We always try out best to make our guests happy and that they enjoy their stay to the most. Reading it after in a review is a great feeling for us - thank you! We wish that you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 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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ManagementVidaResort, Manager at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hello Melissa, i think i dont have to tell you how happy we are to read your review. Thank you very much for your words here which hopefully help a lot of travellers to choose their resort for their next holiday. We are really glad to hear that everything went for your expectations and beyond. If you consider to come... More 

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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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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 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
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: $75 - $165 (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 Spa Hotel in Dauin
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Dauin
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Dauin
#5 Romantic Hotel in Dauin
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