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Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort

Agoda.comUSD 150*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The overall resort is really great, small and big at the same time. The food at the restaurant is very good and all the staff is sooooo kind ;-) Get a fresh mango juice after diving, just a pleasure !!!!! About diving well just great from all the small ghost pipe fish to the hudge whale sharks. About the rooms...

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

Hello Sofia, thank you so very much for your lovely review, which is a great read. We are happy that you enjoyed your time with us. The resort - yes the ground is quiet big but we dont have that many rooms (approx. 30 in total) and it never feels it is packed. The Chef is doing a great job...

Biel, Switzerland
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We come here for the second time and all was perfect!!! Food,Wellness, reception bar and all the staff... And sure the dive center and the diving places... All the frog fish we see was amazing Thanks Chris and JR See you soon

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

Hey Djegge, a typical swiss impression, but sharing your experience in english - we love it. We are very happy to read that you had an amazing time with us and we highly appreciate your time while writing this review. Hopefully many other guests can read it and decide once more to come to Pura Vida. All the best wishes...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Accommodating Staff, front desk to dive team to restaurant staff and room service! My fiancé and I had an impromptu 'Forever Dive Buddy' ceremony. When the waitresses saw me come out in a veil, they immediately suprised me with a very special and beautiful plumeria and palm leaf bouquet! Wonderful massages at great prices!!!! Phenemonal Diving!!!!!! Meticulous ground keeping! Thank...

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

Hello Tabithas, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Our staff is always trying to make everybody happy and giving them the best service ever - sometimes even with small surprises. Thank you very much that you are sharing your experience here on tripadvisors for other guests to read before their arrival - we highly...

Illinois
Reviewed 22 March 2016

The attraction to Pura Vida is the diving. What makes this location so special is the range of available options. You can wall dive at Siquijor Island, you can dive the reefs at Apo Island - which may be the best reefs I've ever seen, or you can muck dive close to the resort and see things which will amaze...

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

Hello Jesse, first of all thank you so very much for your detailed review, i am sure many people will appreciate it and follow your advices. Tim is great and we love to have him working here, but surely he is not always and for everybody available as he has to check for his students or even Instructor candidates. But...

Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 11 March 2016

The Sea Explorers dive center offers experienced instructors and guides to optimize diving at multiple sites in the area. Apo Island and Oslob are both fantastic sites but there are reefs and sanctuaries available at the resort ocean front.

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

Hello Ruth, thank you for your review here on tripadvisor to let other guests know that we have those different dive sites around our resort. it goes from the beach dives with a lot of macro life, over to Siquijor with stunning wall dive, to Apo Island with one of the best coral gardens in the Philippines into Oslob to...

Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Resort living at its best! Great scuba diving in this area! Sea Explorers dive instructors on staff with trips; to Apo Island, to see and dive amongst the whale sharks, and dive and snorkel at numerous nearby ocean sanctuaries. Excellent accommodations! Superior service staff take care of all your needs. They all seem so happy with their jobs, and always...

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

Hello Skypond, thank you very much for that honest and great review of yours. We highly appreciate it and are glad that you are enjoying your stay with us. Just to clarify for other guests in the future, the monthly (long term stay) is only available at Vida Homes Condo Resort and not in Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort....

Haderslev, Denmark
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Very nice hotel, big and clean rooms, no bugs. Complementary water and coffie. Friendly staff. Hotel surroundings very nice, well kept. We stayed in the clownfish room, which had partly pool/oceanview and was located near the bar (good since there is only internet in the reception and bar area, but we could connect from the room) So we thought that...

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

Hello Karina, thank you very much for your helpful review - i am sure many travellers will appreciate the details you put in. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you have been satisfied with the room, the restaurant and the dive center. We are at the moment working on it to get the entire resort connected...

Rochford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2016

The rooms are very comfortable and pleasant, the resort grounds and beach a delight to relax in and the staff charming and helpful. The chef and his staff do a remarkable job of delivering a huge range of different menu options from local cuisine to pizza and western classics, all at very reasonable prices. Then there's the diving which is...

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

Hello Richard, thank you very much for you great review of Pura Vida Beach Resort. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay here with us. The kitchen is doing a great job, you are right, and we are very happy to have them with us. It is very important to have good food during your stay,...

Clichy, France
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Humans size rooms and bungalows, rounded aroud the pool with a lovely Bar restaurant facing the beach. Philippine Kindness at it's best ! The chef will seek your persoanl pleasure et even elaborate your own meal on request.

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

Bonjour Stephan, Merci for your great review here on tripadvisor. It helps us a lot if guests like you write down their experience during their stay here at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort. I hope many other travellers will read it and make their choice on where to stay when they come to Dauin. It would be great if...

Harpenden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2016

It is not often that I can write a glowing review but happily this is one time. My stay at Pura Vida was characterised by friendly well-trained staff doing a job they enjoyed and actually caring for the visitor. This approach went through all the staff even to the normally hidden hard workers in the kitchens and gardens. The accommodation...

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

Hello Ridley, we were very happy to read your review here on tripadvisor. As we can read here you had a great stay with us and we are happy that you enjoyed your time. We always try to give our best possible service for all our guests everyday. That you actually see that all of us care about you and...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre 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 Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Negros Island > Negros Oriental > Dumaguete City > Dauin
Price Range: $90 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort 4*
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, Philippines - Dumaguete City
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Dauin
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Dauin
#5 Romantic Hotel in Dauin
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“My ocean view room was quiet and comfortable.”
N2243YCterryh, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“Standard rooms smaller, the construction is more local in style but nice and the balconies offer more privacy.”
  • The standard rooms are in local style, and set back from main hotel (so no beach view)
  • Looks basic but beds are comfy, zircon works, showers are hot.
  • Very nice balconies in the standard rooms
758eileenl, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“huts are affordable and very clean!”
appleManila, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Best is the beach view which is near the restaurant, you may choose at a higher price.”
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primalinf, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Near the pool, so that you can take a dip anytime.”
tedmino, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
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