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Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort

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Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 18 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 16 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 16 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...

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...

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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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  • 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 Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: $92 - $214 (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 Luxury Hotel in Dauin
#2 Spa Hotel in Dauin
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Dauin
#3 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?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“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
“Sea View adjacent to Pool”
SharksSupporter1, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
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