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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...

Baden, Switzerland
Reviewed 13 February 2016

We stayed there on high season but everything was very clean, well organized and the staff is very accommodating. They have on own dive shop, swimming pool and the food in the restaurant is yummy. Closed by is a gym.

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

Hello Juerg, thank you for your review here on tripadvisor, we highly appreciate that you share your experience with other travellers. We are also glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were satisfied with our service. it was lovely to have you here with us and we hope we can welcome you again one day in...

Denmark
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

A really nice resort located on a beautiful lava-sand beach. We stayed in a hut for 2 people in the garden. The surroundings and everything is very maintained. The pool-area is nice and the sunbeds are huge. The poolbar/restaurant was amazing. We had really delicious meals there. The breakfast is nice as well with a great selection. Cindy in the...

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

Hello Leyla, thank you for your honest review. We are happy to hear that you had a beautiful time here at Pura Vida and that you consider to come back if you visit Dauin again. After i read your review i asked around the staff and they told me that there are some guys burning leaves in the early morning...

Quezon city
Reviewed 6 February 2016

The environment of hotel is good and clean, the swimming pool is a little bit small, but clean. The staff there are friendly. In dumaguete it is hard to go different places, it is expensive on traffic fare, especially you rent a van, since you can not take a tricycle for 1 hour and above.. even the boat rates is...

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

Hello Joeyj, we are happy to hear that you had a great time here at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort. We keep a good eye on the cleanliness of the bungalows and as well in our garden, restaurant and kitchen. And we are glad that you can see and appreciate it. Fares of cars and vans in Dumaguete are...

Uddevalla, Sweden
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Tasty and good staff at both the resort and dive center +++++ Diving experiences were the best I have each with about +++++ Beautiful hotel area then you were not constantly out and dived +++++ Fins no näggatift and I miss nothing at this resort +++++

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

Hello Jarkko, thank you very much for your great review - short - but you bring it to the point. I am glad to hear that you had one of your best diving experience with our in house Dive Center - Sea Explorers - which we work with for a very long time already. We would be glad if we...

Beijing, China
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We stayed at pura vida during Christmas 2015. Our room is a family room that is made by two combined bedrooms, both room are very clean and nice decorated. The only thing is the AC is very loud. But later we found out it is quite common in the Philippines that they use this old AC model. All the resort...

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

Hello Doris, thank you very much for your review which makes us happy to read. It is great to hear that your stay was satisfying and you had a great time with us here at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort. Regarding the aircon - we are renovating our bungalows in the low season, and we started last year. It...

Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
Reviewed 20 January 2016

very good service & staff, pool small but clean & very nice, food& drinks very good; walking distance to snorkel area 10-15 mins (am not a diver), the breakfast was great (especially nice muesli on Sunday; also good for western, not only asian cousin; nice atmosphere

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

Hello Walter, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort. I will show your review to our employees to let them know that you together with many others are very happy with their service. We always trying our very best and it is nice to read that people appreciate...

Lidkoping, Sweden
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We stayed 8 nights at Pura Vida and it was great! The resort is small and cozy and the rooms are nice, clean, spacious and had everything we needed. There is also a well equipped gym available for the guests. We stayed in a deluxe room close to the pool and we were able to get internet access in our...

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

Hello Anna, thank you very much for your detailed review which will surely help many other travellers to find their right place to stay on their vacation. You are right, the internet is not very stable in any resort here in Dauin, as we are all connected to the same internet provider. We are hoping that they will fix it...

San Jose, California
Reviewed 20 January 2016

My family and I had a wonderful time at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort. We are not divers, but we enjoyed the easy access to Apo Island where we had some of the best snorkeling. It was just a quick drive and boat ride away. Breakfast was great, it was different everyday with a mix of Filipino, European, and...

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

Hello Katrina, thank you very much for your helpful review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes we do offer trips to Apo Island on a regular base with our in house dive center - Sea Explorers. If you dive or snorkel, we are happy to take you to Apo and they diving, as you experienced...

Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 8 nights at the end of our 4 weeks trip throughout the Philippines. We had two of their very charming and well thought out Bamboo Cottages at the front end of the property, two minute walk from the Beach and the dive center. It is obvious that the owners of the place wanted to create something...

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

Hello Tobias, great to read your review and it makes us proud that you enjoyed your stay with us. Especially that you mention every department of the resort, not many people are looking for the housekeeping or the gardeners e.g. But yes, we try to implement a great work place with great working conditions. We guess that we are doing...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Negros Island > Negros Oriental > Dumaguete City > Dauin
Price Range: $53 - $87 (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
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Dauin
#2 Spa Hotel in Dauin
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Dauin
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“Near the pool, so that you can take a dip anytime.”
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“Sea View adjacent to Pool”
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“Deluxe rooms around the pool are close to the restaurant and beach”
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