Evolution Beach & Dive Resort

Evolution Beach & Dive Resort

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4.5
#1 of 6 special resorts in Malapascua Island
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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Evolution is small and friendly owner operated resort that provides everything you could need to enjoy Malapascua's great diving. We have 16 rooms with a choice of AC or Fan, all within a short distance from our golden white sand beach. The resort is home to one of the most highly rated restaurant on the island, where you'll find food for all palates, and a great selection of vegetarian dishes as well. Just let us know what you need to make your trip great and we'll do our best to make it happen.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Beach
Diving
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
Internet
Restaurant
Happy hour
Snorkeling
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino

Location

Bounty Beach, 6013 Philippines
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 75 out of 100
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Mactan Intl Airport
114.4 km
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Alyssa N wrote a review Jul 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our trip was planned last minute driven by the "let's get out of the city and see some sharks" mindset.

All information provided to us from the accommodation, diving, and even private transfers were very thorough and easily understood. Responses were quick which was great!

Our room was clean, beds were comfy, and most importantly (to us especially after a full day of diving) they had hot showers + good water pressure.

We came for the Thresher Shark experience and the dive team at Evolution delivered high quality service. Our divemaster, Elgen, explained to us in great detail the dos and don'ts - so please do try your hardest to stick to the rules. It keeps everyone, the environment and the sharks safe.

Apart from the Threshers, we enjoyed all our other dives as well, Elgen and I'm sure the rest of the dive team are great spotters. We love our seahorses and crustaceans! Beautiful soft corals at the dive sites that we went to and I'm glad that they do make it a point to pick up trash whenever they see it anywhere in the dive site.

Getting back on the dive boat was a new experience for us, not gonna lie, it took some getting used to. But no worries, your trusty divemaster is always there to help.

We are definitely returning for another shot at spotting the Devil Ray Mantas! Wonderful experience with amazing hospitality from beginning to end.

And yes, order the Hangover club.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sandseasky wrote a review Feb 2022
Manila, Philippines43 contributions43 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Evolution Resort is situated in an excellent location, with a wide beachfront that has a perfect view of the sunrise and a sky full of stars. The rooms are clean and spacious, and the staff is friendly and helpful. The pets are extremely cute too!

The resort made all transfer arrangements and of course it helped that they run an great dive shop too.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jonny N wrote a review Feb 2020
Larvik Municipality, Norway8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Arriwed Malapascua and Evelution Diving Resort in fully sunshine. And the atmosphere hit you adwonse. A friendly staff took care of you with a welcomedrink, and they where there for you the rest of the week. During the stay we went to the beautiful North Beach and also A daytrip to the spectaculare Kalanggaman Island.
Evolution Diving Resort has A special atmosphere of Kindness, Caretaking, Laidback and A touch of Backpacking that I give Evolution Diving Resort top score.
Will I be back? Yes for shure.
Thanks from 65 Year old Norwegian
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Joemisty wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore15 contributions49 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
They provide seamless boat/van transfer from airport to resort at a fee of php 5200 one way. The van is not exactly in the best condition but does the work. Resort room is clean, they fill up a flask of water daily. Bedsheet they didn’t change it from previous occupant (plenty of hair left behind on white linen). Diving with them - it’s not pleasant but I have reviewed them separately under evolution diving.

It’s probably one of the best resort in this small island, please manage your expectation well before the trip. Food is average, staff not smiley.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jillian C wrote a review Jan 2022
6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
the resort was very private and has a wide beach front with clean, fine, white sand. it was very comfortable. rooms are big and roomy, all amenities are in tip top shape. very clean and relaxing atmosphere. the owner matt came to meet us at the pier and already we felt welcome and at home.

we went around the island to take a peak at the other resorts. but really, if you're looking for a place to stay at malapascua, look no further because this resort is the best place to be. you have your privacy yet the staff and even the owners are at your service, friendly and easy. if you have any questions, special requests, they are more than accommodating. if you want to learn more about diving at any level, their team has so much experience, there is no better place to learn from.

also, the sunrise and sunsets here are epic. at night, it was a sky full of stars, with little to no obstructions. it was beautiful.

the only comment i would add for the place to improve is the food selection. it was good but not great and limited. understandable with less guests during this covid period. but it's still a very charming, comfortable place to chill.

overall, this trip is definitely one for the books.
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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B.F wrote a review May 2022
Tel Aviv, Israel29 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We came to Evolution Resort on April 7th evening after 2 long days traveling and without our luggage and our diving equipment that did not arrive to Manila with us.
The team that was updated by our agent (WildDive) on our situation were waiting for us with a warm and very friendly welcome , they made sure that we will have some new shirts, diving equipment and everything needed for our stay and diving until we will get our luggage.
They made all efforts and were in touch with our agent, the airline company and who ever needed to make sure that our luggage is found, safe, on the way to the Island and finally to our room – just amazing!
We stayed 5 nights in an AC DBL room that had been great with a nice view to the sea. The dives and specially Monad Shoal and Gato Island were WOW.
Food was great and the WHOLE team were AMAZING, everyone did his best to make sure that we will enjoy and we really did.
We faced the edge of an unexpected Typhoon including closing of the island by the coast Guard which held us for another day but the great team, again made everything needed for us to feel good.
We want to thank everyone for the hospitality, professionalism, solution to every problem and creating a wonderful feeling for every day of our stay.
Highly recommended also for a long stay for those who want to relax and forget everything and of course the dives are amazing, special and beautiful.

So Big Thanks to Matt and the whole team and hope to come back soon.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Teacherabroad13 wrote a review Jan 2022
3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently spent a week at Evolution and had an absolutely fantastic time. From the responsive communication with booking to being welcomed as we arrived, everyone at Evolution went out of their way to ensure we had a wonderful time. The resort is on the quiet end of the beach and our bungalow was cleaned daily. The food at the Craic House was quite good, we really liked the daily happy hour!

My husband and I are active divers in the Philippines and were extremely impressed by the professionalism and passion of the dive guides. We had a blast diving with Vince and Josh throughout the week. They were so friendly and approachable, even during the early hours for Monad Shoal!

We were lucky enough to dive Monad Shoal multiple times and while each dive was different, we saw the gorgeous thresher sharks each time. The dive boats were also large (good for social distancing!) and clean. We're already planning to go back again soon!
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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ABGSC wrote a review Jan 2023
Washington DC, District of Columbia120 contributions95 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
David and Nick helped coordinate our visit from beginning to end and it was fantastic! There isn’t much to see or do on Malapascua except scuba dive. The thresher dive was well worth the trip and the food onsite at Craic House was delicious. Understand there are severely limited resources on the island. Evolution offers relatively clean and comfortable accommodations, but this slice of paradise comes with a few imperfections. If you’re prepared they are easily overcome by the beautiful sunrises and gorgeous starry nights. Bring bug spray and an ounce of situational awareness and you’ll have a marvelous time.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring bug spray, the Craic house is the best food we found on the island; Google maps (etc.) has...
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Elisabeth T wrote a review Mar 2020
Carlisle, United Kingdom24 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 6 nights with a friend and did some diving. The resort is incredible, right on the beach, super clean, helpful and friendly staff. Everything is really comfortable and the island is easy to walk around. I did an open water course and had 1-1 instruction which was incredible. We also did a few fun dives - everything was really professionally organised and the staff were all really nice and adaptable.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Audrey wrote a review Mar 2024
2 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved the hospitality and enthusiasm of the staff and dive crew, especially their eye for details such as remembering our names, allocating labelled gear baskets for each of us and supporting us every step of our dive trip! The drinks and food were delicious and large portions, and the bed and pillow blanket was so comfortable. Special shout out to dive instructors Vince and Elgin for looking out for me underwater all the time. Thank you Evo!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Abbott asked a question Apr 2016
Huntsville, United States54 contributions35 helpful votes
Are there airconditioned rooms with two beds?
Answer from pappadiver
Philippines5 contributions1 helpful vote
Yes there certainly are. We have 8 Deluxe AC rooms with 2 queen size beds and 4 with 1 queen and 1 single. Have a look on our website under the 'staying here' section and you'll see some pictures.
Answer from SmileForYou
Chatswood, Australia102 contributions91 helpful votes
Their diving package gets cheaper as you dive more. Personally speaking their rates aren't that bad. But would I recommend them? NO. Just go to either Divenet or Thresher Shark Divers. They're much more professional and very accommodating even if you don't dive with them. And YES, guaranteed sighting of Threshers.
Answer from Technotrout
Copenhagen, Denmark30 contributions16 helpful votes
No. Simple answer. 24 - 28 meters of depth is enough to see the thresher sharks at Monad. :)
Miles B wrote a tip Oct 2023
London, United Kingdom11 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you have a small amount of local currency before you leave Cebu, to pay boat transit fees, island entry tax, tip porters etc. "
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mtremblay19 wrote a tip May 2023
Chelmsford, Massachusetts2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book your transfers from Cebu through the resort. The resort will take care of the van pick up from your hotel and water taxi. Round trip."
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ABGSC wrote a tip Jan 2023
Washington DC, District of Columbia120 contributions95 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring bug spray, the Craic house is the best food we found on the island; Google maps (etc.) has its limitations"
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KJ6759 wrote a tip Aug 2019
Bangkok, Thailand270 contributions54 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring your own water bottle, they will refill for you. Save plastic."
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Jean Paull wrote a tip Feb 2019
Singapore, Singapore72 contributions37 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"choose one with air conditioning."
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PRICE RANGE
₱3,377 - ₱6,055 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesVisayasCebu IslandMalapascua Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Evolution Beach & Dive Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Evolution Beach & Dive 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 Evolution Beach & Dive Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Evolution Beach & Dive Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Evolution Beach & Dive Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Evolution Beach & Dive Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Craic House, Amihan Restaurant, and Ocean Vida.
Does Evolution Beach & Dive Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Evolution Beach & Dive Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Evolution Beach & Dive Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Does Evolution Beach & Dive Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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