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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very accommodating and friendly. Affordable and superb place. Highly recommended.. Will definitely be back there after holy week. Thank you PRINCESS your the best..keep up the good work! KUDOS to Purple Snapper

Thank Kanneth L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all. Their rates are very affordable. In terms of budget. #2. Staff r friendly. 3. Food. U cn hve 'em prepare for ur food at a very affordble cost.( grilled seafood , pancit etc.#3. Few min. From d beach. #4. Security, safe place #5. If ur with friends who wnt to stay awake chillin d cozzy nyt till...

1Thank Jetri Bee A
Andy G, General Manager at Purple Snapper Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Jetri, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed 14 March 2017

i was there few weeks ago,,and that was so awesome and nice place. i stayed there for couple of nights, the rooms are very typical and tidy, staffs are very much polite and accommodating.. So much fun in that place, the new owner made the best things to put his resort in standard and yet very affordable resort in the...

Thank Mechell G
Andy G, Manager at Purple Snapper Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thankyopu Mechell, it was a pleasure to have you here and thank you for your excellent review.

Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Nice and polite staff! Might be a problem if you have a problem waking up early to the sweet sound of cocks getting ready for the day. Good and cheap diveshop aswell. The Breakfast We had included was good aswell! Recomend it!

Thank Adrian M
Andy G, General Manager at Purple Snapper Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Adrian, we're very happy you had a good stay with us and enjoyed the diving. We hope to see you again soon :)

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

excellent resort value for money purple snapper is a two minute walk to the beach and close to all the bars and restaurants. it's also on the same road as the local authentic restaurants and shops. I ended up staying 4 nights and it was excellent. friendly family run. treated guests as additional family member. went diving with jedd and...

2Thank nescafe l
Baguio, Philippines
Reviewed 11 January 2016

The resort has a pool, though not a beachfront. Their food are good as well and fast wifi connection. The room assigned to us was a bit rusty and very typical, but I like the nipa type accommodation they offer. Friendly staff.

Thank JamesJosephGalvez
United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed here bcoz we want a good vacation/diving., but we ended up in chaos. Reception, restaurant, and rooms is hell..no food.,no waitres,no receptionist,no divemasters(just freelance)no manager,its like the place is run by a ghost!! Staff knows nothing about customer service. Dont go here or your money will be wasted.

1Thank maddog201
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2015

This place is great for low budget travellers who want to dive. Our experience just wasn't that great and it has a feel of decline about it. The pool looked great but there was no loungers or chairs to make it seem a bit more welcoming and a place chill out. And yes the chickens are a pain, sorry to...

1Thank SuzieWong_T
Göteborg, Sverige
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed for 8 nights and we loved it! If you are traveling on a budget and you want to dive (why else would you go to Malapascua?) Purple snapper is really the place to go! They have a really nice promotion giving you a free backpacker room if you do 2 dives per room a day...

5Thank Bullen424
Croydon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

We came to this resort after friends of ours had already been staying here for a couple of nights. The owner gave us a free room because we were doing Dive courses and diving daily with them. The dive cost is 1500 peso per dive including equipment which is a very good price for the island. Our dive instructor Kiko...

2Thank fr0ggy

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Purple Snapper Dive Resort is emerging as one of the best places to stay in Malapascua. Located 100 meters from Bounty Beach, Malapascua’s primary shore, Purple Snapper Dive Resort offers travelers a good taste of local life and culture while in close proximity to the beach. Being one of Philippines’ top diving destination the resort is a good choice for those hit by the diving bug. We are never too far from many of Malapascua’s dive operators better yet, check out our newly opened dive shop. Stay with us and only be a dive away from seeing Malapascua’s majestic attraction-the thresher sharks. Pick any of our 25 native style rooms and be treated with true Filipino hospitality. Mabuhi! Welcome to paradise! Wecome to Malapascua! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Purple Snapper Dive Resort

Address: Bounty Beach, 6013, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Malapascua Island
Price Range: $19 - $400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Purple Snapper Dive Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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Purple Snapper Dive Hotel Malapascua Island
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“Spacious and Clean”
kannethl, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“best views and peaceful place”
mechellg2017, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“fan rooms have the best value. Dive with them for free or extremely cheap room rates”
kareezac, 5 May 2015 | Read review
“Aircon rooms are good value for money.”
392richardt, 1 May 2014 | Read review
“The best rooms are incredibly cheap so go for them!”
TedJones_44, 25 Sep 2013 | Read review
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