The name and the logo they use to represent their resort definitely does not match. However, I have to tell that I had the best time in that resort and no trivial things like this bothered me. This resort is right in front of the bounty beach and one can just relax on the hammocks and have the best view. Well the thing that bothered me a lot were the boats but I know one can’t help it as there is a row of dive shops and they have all their small boats parked right in front of the resort. Hippocampus has a dive shop run by Luke, a person from UK, under the name of Devocean. They are professional and their local dive guides are amazing bunch of people. Well we all know that Filipinos are known for their hospitality. The island’s best bartender is also found in Hippocampus and…
Why people has given negative reviews don't know. But after reading negative reviews I had very low hopes with my stay. But it turned out to be outstanding stay. Rooms were average but nice and clean, wifi was weak this is a problem in a Malapascua that's okay. We booked a Aircon room and it turned out to be exceeding expectations. We were offered welcome drinks on arrival. Hotel has a live music on select days, nice bar to meet new people, nice restaurant with amazing beach view.
This was my third trip to Malapascau and every time I have stayed and Hippocampus. Hippocampus is centrally located in the middle of Bounty Beach. The rooms are clean and spacious with comfortable beds, which are thoroughly cleaned on a daily basis. Breakfast is included and with several choices on the menu there is something for everyone. The Hippocampus bar is another great feature of this place as it boast (and rightly so) the best cocktails on the island! Add in live music twice a week and you have an amazing place to stay and relax at. All the staff do an amazing job to make you feel welcome and they cannot do enough for you. I highly recomend staying here as it just keeps getting better and better! I will be back for sure!
"Hippo" as the resort is a affectionately know give bounty beach a soul. Caz when the Hippo is a rocking the people come flocking!!! The unplugged open mike music sessions are a highlight on the island. In addition, the food and drink (try a "Divers Spritz" and the "Bangers and Mash" dish) is top notch combined with the friendly staff and in touch management any visit is refreshing and revitalizing. Their professional in-house dive shop Devocean also offers quality diving courses and sub aqua adventures that are not to be missed!!!!
Hippocampus is probably the best place to stay in malapasqua Small resort, room are simple but there is the necessary Their huge strength come from their service attitude Everyone seems so happy to work here Reception, housekeeping, food and beverage, all the people there are so nice On top of it their food is great One of the best breakfast I got here In Philippines with few nice different option Please do not change anything, we will be back soon Thanks again for you hospitality