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Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort

Sitio Pasil, 6013 Philippines
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#4 of 16 hotels in Malapascua Island
If you are thinking of diving or staying in Malapascua consider us your first choice. We have everything you need for a relaxing, exciting, enjoyable stay with first class facilities and service. Exotic is the pioneer dive resort on Malapascua. The first dive shop to open on the island in 1998, Exotic has grown over the years and is now the leading dive resort on the island, without compromising its original laid-back charm and outstanding service. Our continued expansion is a result of our customer’s loyalty and desire to revisit and share their Exotic experience with others. Why not come and see what brings people back to us year after year?
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Free internet
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Filipino
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ErikJanSp wrote a review May 2022
Venray, The Netherlands50 contributions48 helpful votes
Visited this resort many times. Feels like coming home. Room is perfect (Beach Front Room). Always clean and good service. The staff is so kind and friendly. The best dive master an extra demanding diver like myself can ask for. The owners will help you to the best! I hope to come back soon!
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Date of stay: May 2022
aniladaM wrote a review Apr 2022
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
Unfortunately, we couldn’t reach the resort as all ferries were canceled due to the unexpected typhoon. Very disappointing that the resort didn’t agree on at least a partial refund, knowing we won’t be able to enter the island. So we ended up paying for all four nights plus four more nights at a new resort where we got stuck.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Kevin C wrote a review Mar 2022
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Simply put the place to go that has the balance right from affordability to value. Food is beautiful, staff friendly, diving team amazing. Accomdation spot on. Highly recomend for families and dog friendly. The island is a great place and im sure other resorts are amazing as well.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: No roads on malapascua , bring back packs, this is an island life style if your expecting the...
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MortenWagner wrote a review Mar 2022
Virum, Denmark21 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel is nice. But the food! Serving takes a long time but it is worth waiting for: excellently prepared, arranged, seasoned and served. The chef/cook has worked in Singapore at Clarke Quay area where good food is highly appreciated and only the best make it there. Exotic is blessed to have him here. We stayed for 11 days and tried the entire menu card. Not one disappointment! Our room was also excellent, paid extra for S01, the bridal suite w balcony facing beach front and wrapping around the corner. Money well spent.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Nick V wrote a review Mar 2022
Quebec, Quebec, Canada9 contributions6 helpful votes
Around the island you can only find trash on the beaches and in the sea. A dive around will allow you to see dead coral and very few fish. It is the most desolate sight I've ever experienced. I guess the overfishing or years of tourism without caring for the environment killed everything!?!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
Jayvhel wrote a review Nov 2021
Quezon City, Philippines2 contributions1 helpful vote
Decided to go to Malapascua as a side trip to get certified for Advanced Open Water Diver and it’s one of the best decisions that I’ve made so far. If you have problems with your buoyancy, I strongly suggest you take the course with Chris Dickerson. Chris is an excellent dive instructor who will make you kiss weights underwater just to improve your buoyancy. Grumpy at times, his strictness and discipline will challenge you to do better and improve your skills. I have mini panic attacks just before descending but he is patient enough to let me take my time and assure me that it will be fine. The skills that I learned from him made me confident enough to jump to Technical diving. Aside from the excellent PADI courses, Exotic also has very good rooms that are well maintained. I’m a messy person but my room is always clean whenever I get back from training. Thanks to Manong Toti who tidies it up even without me asking. Food is superb. They have the best pizza and pasta in the island care of Chef Marco. And the girls (Jackie, Nica, Nisa and Roxane) will make sure you never get late for Happy Hour lol. If you’re going to Malapascua, stay in Exotic. You won’t regret it.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Best views
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Uwe F wrote a review Nov 2021
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This Resort is a very nice place to relax . The place has a very nice beach . The staff is very friendly all the time . The food is very good ,always fresh and with fresh herbs ,also the drinks . We hope to come back soon to this place !
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Connie Padilla wrote a review Jul 2021
Luzon, Philippines2 contributions
The dining experience in Exotic was extraordinary! Chef Marco’s Italian dishes featured genuine Italian ingredients cooked perfectly. Noodles were home made and al dente, the pizzas were cooked to a fine crisp and flavors blended marvelously in a wood and gas fired oven. Our fav dishes: parpadelle pasta with shrimp, pizza diavola, barco salsicha, crispy snapper accompanied by a divine risotto. I will really look forward to coming back!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Jay Lee wrote a review Apr 2021
Cebu Island, Philippines3 contributions1 helpful vote
Diving is an activity that always surprises me! I took the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver training course at Exotic Dive Resort in Malapascua Island, Cebu. They offer professional courses with clear instructions, practical demonstrations, and detailed explanations. Thanks to my divemaster, Chris, I'm more confident and well knowledged to go on more dives now! Most importantly, I met many wonderful friends this trip. Therefore, I'm going to plan to dive in Japan, Africa, and of course Taiwan as well. Let's explore the ocean world together!
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Date of stay: April 2021
Beccs wrote a review Apr 2020
Nicaragua36 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed in that place by accident. Had actually booked an airbnb that didnt answer, so we needed to find sthg lastminute. Booked while we were waiting to catch the last boat towards the island malapascua. And because it was so lastminute, we got a big suite for a very low price. Big terasse, right next to the ocean. Lots of privacy. Calmness. Beautiful resort: pool, garden, beach are... all nice and clean and very well maintained. Breakfast was super yummie. Wish we could have stayed longer. But they were totally booked (it was Christmas time... i know...). They have a very good equipped and managed dive center! Make sure you arrive in daylight - the resort is placed on the other side of the island. No cars. Its tricky to get there :)
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from MalapascuaExoticTeam, Team at Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort
Responded 19 May 2020
Dear Rebecca, Thank you very much for your kind review. Hope to see you again in Malapascua. Best regards,
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Frequently Asked Questions about Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Bounty Beach (0.5 km), Logon Beach (0.9 km), and Logon Church (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Amihan Restaurant, Ocean Vida, and The Craic House.
Does Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Filipino.
Does Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.