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Came here as a special treat for my 30th birthday but sadly had a nicer time in places I stayed which were a quarter of the price. After being told by one member of staff there was lovely quiet beach we could visit, we asked the next day and another member of staff said there weren't any other beaches other...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was great and peaceful since its away from the crowded beach.The balcony was our fave, it was so nice just being there with a glass of wine and enjoying the lush garden and time spent with someone special. It was all worth it and will definitely recommend this to all 😊

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FabienneandSven, Owner at Buena Vida Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Lynn Thank you for your review and it was a pleasure having you guys with us. Until next time. The Buena Vida team

Naples, Italy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Buena Vida from 23 to 29 December 2016, at first sight we thought we had to fight with mosquitos because of the trees and plants in the garden but instead we did experience no problems and the location was very pleasant because there was always a nice wind blowing on our terrace located at 1st floor in...

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FabienneandSven, Owner at Buena Vida Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Hi, thank you very much for your detailed review. We are glad you could enjoy your stay so much. We sure hope to welcome you again one day here in Malapascua. Warm regards The Buena Vida team

Beijing, China
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately i found out this place at the end of our trip,because it situated on a second line of a beach( behind the resorts,which are on the first row of the beach). I attended Yoga classes,which you need to make a booking in advance. They have morning and afternoon Yoga classes, I went for afternoon class which was beginning level...

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FabienneandSven, Owner at Buena Vida Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Hello Alexandra Thanks you very much for your review. We are happy that you appreciated your short visit to Buena Vida. Glad you like our new hair salon. We are excited to have Antonia, a lovely Italian woman, who we know for many years in the Buena Vida team. We hope we can welcome you again and you get to...

Cebu City, Philippines
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The room we stayed is very clean, I love the porch, it is so relaxing and very spacious. Had a great massage during the stay, the only downside of the place is that it is not along the shore, and the neighborhood is quite a sore. But overall I love the peace and quite in that place.

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FabienneandSven, Owner at Buena Vida Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your review and we are happy to hear that you had a good time visiting Buena Vida. We hope to welcome you again one day. Warm regards The Buena Vida team

Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

A beautiful little hotel where they go above and beyond to meet your needs. From stellar service to arranging snorkeling and fishing and sight seeing excursions- they handle every detail perfectly. If you're looking to unplug but still enjoy western style comforts- hot showers, wifi, fabulous spa treatments- this is your spot! And Ocean Vida's beach and restaurant are yours...

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FabienneandSven, Owner at Buena Vida Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Frances Thank you much for your review. Was a pleasure to have you with us and we are happy to hear that could enjoy your stay so much with us here in Malapascua. We hope to welcome you again. Warm regards The Buena Vida team

Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

I was hesitant to book this place in the first place because I was going to an island and so, naturally, I would want a resort that is right by the beach. Turned out to be the best decision ever! Buena Vida is like paradise tucked quietly near the shores of Malapascua. It has a warm and accommodating staff that...

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FabienneandSven, Owner at Buena Vida Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Michelle Thank you for your nice review. We are glad you made the choice and even more happy to hear that could enjoy your stay so much. Also good to hear that you could release your stress with a nice massage. We do hope you come back with your family would be pleasure to meet them. Until then we...

Reviewed February 2, 2017

스쿠버다이빙 여행이지만, 부에나비다 리조트로 인해서 더 없이 편안한 여행이 되었습니다. 비치쪽에 위치하지 않아 불편하다고 생각할 수도 있지만, 그 덕분에 프라이빗하고 조용한 말 그대로 리조트다운 리조트입니다. 또 충분히 걸어다닐 수 있는 거리이고요.(메인비치까지 걸어서 5분) 또 리조트 주변에 트립어드바이저에서 순위가 높은 필리핀 맛집들이 있어서 이동이 쉽습니다. 무엇보다 리조트 스텝들이 너무 친절하고, 가족 같습니다. 필요한 비품(수건, 미니바 등등)은 언제든지 요청 시 도와주고, 주변...

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Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

The place is just so relaxing and very beautiful!!!!!!! THE BREAKFAST BUFFET IS JUST DELISH!i wish we stayed a little longer. The staff is just as friendly as ever!!!and very accomodating!i really wanna come back.i wish we stayed longer!

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FabienneandSven, Owner at Buena Vida Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your nice review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we do hope to welcome you again, next time a bit loner then ;) Warm regards The Buena Vida team

Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

Vegatarian resort. Really nice people which help without wanting anything back. The are real phoilipine people and are glad you there. Almost every request will be fullfilled. The resort has nice rooms and a great green environment. Very close to the bounty beach. This attitude is really great.

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FabienneandSven, Owner at Buena Vida Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Raymond Thank you for your nice review. We are glad you appreciated your stay with us so much and we hope to see you again. Warm regards The buena vida staff

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Buena Vida Resort and Spa opened in February 2015 and is under Swiss/Philippine management. We offer 12 beautiful rooms with huge and lovely designed living terraces which are integrated in a beautiful Tropical garden - located at the second row of the beach. Our guests can use all beach chairs and sun beds from our second resort Ocean Vida Beach and Dive resort which is located right on the beach a 3-5 min walk away from Buena Vida. Also Sea Explorers dive shop is connected and dives can be booked in advanced with discounted rates. As a in house guests you can enjoy every day one free Yoga class and use our gym free of charge. We hope to welcome you one day in Buena Vida. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buena Vida Resort & Spa

Address: Barangay Road | Daanbantayan, 6013, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Malapascua Island
Price Range: ₱4,969 - ₱5,823 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Buena Vida Resort & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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