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Buena Vida Resort and Spa

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Barangay Road Bounty Beach, 6013 Philippines
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#3 of 15 hotels in Malapascua Island
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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. Escape into a world of total comfort, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Treat yourself to a tropical spa experience; you deserve it! Our friendly staff will pamper you, renewing your mind, body, and soul. Relax your mind during a massage or just let your thoughts travel while enjoying the Jacuzzi under the tropical sky. We are offering Yoga lessons twice a day (for registered participants). Yoga is the practice that aims to join the mind, body and spirit. 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. We hope to welcome you one day in Buena Vida.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
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Wifi
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
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Private balcony
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Refrigerator
Walk-in shower
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Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Quaint
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Filipino, German
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Philippe D wrote a review Mar 2020
Singapore, Singapore30 contributions18 helpful votes
2nd time we are visiting Malapascua and this time decided to stay at Buena Vida due to their ties with Sea Explorers for the diving (which we also recommend...). We are very surprised on our arrival to see the overall resort layout; feels like home clearly and having been in MPascua before never thought the island has such spot to offer. It is indeed 150m away from the beach and the dive centers, but it does not matter much. At the end it's extremely calm, extremely neat, service is impeccable and Alex and her team at the front desk are always available to help. We truly enjoyed the quality of the bedding, the cleanliness of the premises. We must also indicate here the quality and variety of the breakfast buffet, along with the Italian restaurant on site which will be a separate review. Once again, in comparison to places we have been before in Malapascua, this one is clearly above the expected standards and we will come back there without thinking where we should go or how much it costs. As simple as that...
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: We stayed Room 12
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Responded 4 Mar 2020
Hello Philippe! First of all we want to thank you for choosing Ocean Vida Resort for your stay in Malapascua as well as for taking the time to leave us this nice comment! We are delighted to learn that you particularly appreciated the professionalism and kindness of our team as well as the quality of the food and breakfast! We make it a point of honor to offer our guests the best service they deserve! We hope to see you again soon! All the best from Malapascua and Greetings from the Buena Vida Family
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Kraft wrote a review Feb 2020
26 contributions1 helpful vote
It’s really amazing hotel with amazing staff and serves. Room look much much better when on the web site pictures. Very good healthy breakfast, yoga classes, massages. I think it’s the best place in this Island. You will enjoying this place!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 5 Feb 2020
Hello Lara! Thank you very much for choosing Buena Vida resort during your stay in Malapascua and for taking the time to leave this nice review here! We are thrilled that you loved your experience. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. All the best from Malapascua and Greetings from the Buena Vida Family!
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Esther wrote a review Dec 2019
24 contributions1 helpful vote
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The resort is just about 5 minutes walk from the beach. Everywhere inside resort allowed you to have tropical touch and feel. The room I stayed was with hammock in the balcony, I love it! <3 All the staff are super pure and nice, they are willing to help you out in any aspect! I had sea sick after diving, one of the staff walked from resort to the beach (where I was taking rest) with balm with him, trying to reduce my illness. Moreover, they leave greeting notes in the room every single day after cleaning. They are just so warmhearted! I had Spa every single day during my stay, they suggested different treatments based on my condition and my preference. The Spa rooms are very well decorated with dimmed lights, pleasant smell and relaxing music. Masseurs are very well trained too! Breakfast was good as well, love their small croissant. They do make-to-order other than buffet breakfast. Everything was so pleasant and memorable, the only minor issue was the wifi, I barely could connect, but that's a good thing on the other hand, this made me completely blended into such good environment!
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Room Tip: Quick access to the beach, restaurants but still quiet inside resort, super good choice to escape...
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Response from oceanvidamalapascua, Gérant at Buena Vida Resort and Spa
Responded 11 Dec 2019
Hello Esther ! Thank you very much for staying with us and for leaving this great and complete feedback ! We are happy to read that we reached all your expectations and we are reading your review with a big smile ! We place a lot of importance on customer service, and always do our best to satisfy them to the highest degree ! About the wifi, it's very difficult to get a good connexion here on the island so sometimes it's going slow. We apologize about that ! But as you told in your review it's a good way to fully enjoy the atmosphere of Malapascua ! We hope to see you again ! All the best from Malapascua and Greetings from the Buena Vida Family !
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Leahil01 wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom76 contributions34 helpful votes
This hotel is exactly as all the other comments have said. Cute, boutique. It’s 5 minute walk from the beach. The rooms are lovely and the little details make the difference, ie mosquito spray, a torch, little hand written notes. Hand made cookies left on the door in the evening. Breakfast left for you on your porch. Honestly a really nice hotel to stay. The spa is also one of the best!! We had a massage every day! The only one small thing I would say which needs to be improved is the cleanliness. Sometimes my feet were dirtier after leaving the shower as the floor wasn’t the cleanest and the sink, but that wouldn’t stop me recommending. They just need to clean a bit better :-)
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from oceanvidamalapascua, Gérant at Buena Vida Resort and Spa
Responded 28 Nov 2019
Hello Jacquelyn, Thank you very much for staying with us and taking the time to leave your impressions! Your feedback is very appreciated! We are happy to read that we reached all your expectations! We apologize about the cleanliness, we take your advice into account! It was a real pleasure to have both of you as guests! We hope to see you again soon! All the best from Malapascua and greetings from the Buena Vida Family !
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romtas wrote a review Nov 2019
Wilfersdorf, Austria128 contributions76 helpful votes
In July 2019, my stay at BUena Vida was less relaxing than in former years. There were noisy (!!!!) building sites around/ near the hotel and this noise was highly enervating - so it was certainly NOT very inviting.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from oceanvidamalapascua, Gérant at Buena Vida Resort and Spa
Responded 10 Nov 2019
Hello Romtas, Thank you for staying with us and leaving your feedback. We really apologize about the constructions around our resort. During the low season, some resorts take the opportunity to make renovations or new constructions. Fortunately it does not happen often. Know that the buildings are finished now and that the calm is back ! We hope that this incident hasn't diminished your confidence in our establishment and we will be pleased to welcome you again soon ! All the best from Malapascua and Greetings from The Buena Vida Family !
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PRICE RANGE
US$87 - US$103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesVisayasCebu IslandMalapascua Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Buena Vida Resort and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Buena Vida Resort and Spa?
Nearby attractions include Bounty Beach (0.2 km) and Logon Church (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Buena Vida Resort and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Buena Vida Resort and Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Buena Vida Resort and Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Buena Vida Resort and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ocean Vida, The Craic House, and Oscar's Bar and Restaurant Malapascua.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Buena Vida Resort and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Buena Vida Resort and Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Buena Vida Resort and Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Buena Vida Resort and Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Filipino.