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Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Super clean, beautiful resort! The diving was fantastic. Tim, Jan, and Jesse at the dive shop were very helpful and accommodating. The food was good. I think they would benefit from reducing the menu a bit, and focus on making certain foods excellent rather than just good. The staff is extremely nice. Overall, this place is a bargain for how...

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South Ari Atoll
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the hotel 4 days, my wife and 2 daughter. The hotel is just what you are expecting. Perfect place to dive and relax. The staf are really kind and the dive center on the hotel is really professional. Close to Apo island and wonderful nudi dive just some steps from the beach! The food in the restaurants...

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SeaEx-VidaManagement, Manager at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our resort. We are glad to hear that you and your family had a great time with us. Both our Pura Vida and Sea Explorers staff extend their regards to you as well. We hope to see you again with us sometime. Best Regards - Your Pura Vida Team

Winnersh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely hotel. Food is of a very high standard. Staff are very attentive and friendly. Rooms are very big, lovely modern bathroom and large bedroom with a fab view! We did some amazing muck diving where we saw some tiny tiny critters which we would never have found had it not been for the help of our dive guide...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved how their huts are situated far from the pool area. Quite place and great for unwinding. Staff were courteous and kind. The beach however is not best for swimming, especially with kids; as big boats for diving is docked right in front of the resort.

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SeaEx-VidaManagement, Manager at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our resort. It was a pleasure to have you herve with us. Hope to see you again with us sometime :)

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We had a Polynesian style bungalow (one of the cheaper rooms). It was cute and comfortable. The drinks and food in the hotel are great but are a little overpriced. Unfortunately we couldn't do any diving whilst we were there as the weather was awful. Dauin is a quiet area so there isn't much to do outside of the hotel...

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SeaEx-VidaManagement, Manager at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Pura Vida Beach Resort. We feel sorry that you had such bad timing with the weather. However, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our other facilities such as the Vida gym and vida spa. We hope you will come visit again so you can also do some diving around apo and dauin....

Orange Beach, Alabama
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is a lovely location, great muck diving. The one dive master I had was a bit lazy, trying to finish the dive as soon as possible. The dive operation as a whole was nice, but not very good at reaching out for customers to have a wonderful experience. I arrived after a dive trip in Palau and was really...

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SeaEx-VidaManagement, Pura Vida Management at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our resort and dive center. We appreciate the constructive review as we always try to listen to our customers so we can continue to improve our services. Since your review is about your stay which was almost a year ago, it is difficult for us to check who your dive guide was, whether it...

Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

All staff members were adorable.... we felt like coming Home.... Dive guides were gorgeous - like Mug Diving... Apo Island is a must- don't miss it when you visit pure vida... balanan lake is lovely and is worth "riding" up the hill... Spa - Perla is a adorable therapist... Ginger Tea was healing nearly every pain... We miss you already...

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Lee D, Marketing Officer / Owner at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank very much for your review of Pura Vida Dauin. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed everything from the diving with Sea Explorers, up to the Vida Tours, and Vida Spa. It was a pleasure to have you here with us and we will be looking forward your next visit here. - your Pura Vida family

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a boutique down to earth style stay this is the place for you. It's not fancy but is clean, adequate and hobbit style quaint with a local feel to it and that's what I want when I travel to a new country. It's small enough that even when it's full it still feels like you...

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Lee D, Marketing Officer at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hello Dennis, we are glad that you were able stay with us and that you had a great time staying with us. The whole Pura Vida family extends their thank you for your review and we hope to see you with us again sometime. Cheers :)

London
Reviewed 13 December 2016

From arrival to departure we were impressed with the standards of service received from all staff. All the employees were very courteous, friendly and helpful. The resort is extremely clean, and the gardens and lawns are kept pristine. We stayed in the family room which was very spacious for 2 people and it had everything you needed. Whilst there is...

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Lee D, Marketing officer at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of our Dive Resort. It a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you here with us again sometime. Big regards from the whole Pura Vida and Sea Explorers family. Don't forget: Dive with a smile Cheers :)

Iloilo City, Philippines
Reviewed 6 December 2016

So many inviting places to visit in Dumaguete. So glad that my niece Hazel, brought us to this lovely resort, the PURA VIDA BEACH and DIVE RESORT. Many foreign visitors, signifying that we are indeed in the right place. We had our delectable lunch there, and swim in their pool which is beautifully designed , surrounded by beautiful plants.

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chrisheim99, Owner at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Tedmino Salamat Po visit us at Pura Vida and thanks to Hazel recommend us.Balik balik and happy to serve you with a big smile cheers Thanks for the review

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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 )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Breakfast included
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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
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, Dumaguete City, Philippines
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#2 Spa Hotel in Dauin
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Dauin
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“Near the pool, so that you can take a dip anytime.”
 of 5 bubbles tedmino, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Sea View adjacent to Pool”
 of 5 bubbles SharksSupporter1, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Deluxe rooms around the pool are close to the restaurant and beach”
 of 5 bubbles Kimothy1003, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask them how to run the TV ”
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