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Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort

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Washington Street Dist. III, Dauin, Negros Oriental 6217 Philippines
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#6 of 16 hotels in Dauin
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
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Poolside bar
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marisahervas wrote a review Jul 2022
Iloilo City, Philippines93 contributions32 helpful votes
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Very nice accommodations; very good service and friendly staff from reception to the bars to the restaurant; very nice swimming pools; and very good food. This place may be pricey and I am not sure about the other resorts in Dauin but I guess the amenities and the whole place is what you are paying for. We planned to stay for 2 nights only but came back after a trip to Dumaguete for another 2 nights. So that speaks volumes of my liking the place! My only misgiving is WI-FI connection which is only strongest in the restaurants and bars. If you plan to do some work because you are on Work from Anywhere (WFA) this can be a limitation.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Marisa, Thank you for taking time to write a review. I am so excited to know that you are happy with our service, accommodation, bar and food, I can't wait to share it to the team. I will refer to our tech regarding the WiFi to find a solution on how to improve the connection in the rooms.
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norbert t wrote a review Jun 2022
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Dream team in service, best place to unwind and food is tasty.Our short visit was so relaxing.The staff is very supportive and accomodating.See yah again for our next vacation.Definitely, more visits to enjoy🙂
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Vida Homes, Guest Services / Front Office at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Norbertt, I sincerely want to thank you for the 5 bubble rating! It is great to know that you loved our service, place and food. We are just a call or email away for your next holiday. The entire team is eagerly waiting for you with big hugs. :)
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Niall O wrote a review Apr 2022
2 contributions4 helpful votes
Nice gardens, good location, friendly staff. Too much penny pinching and poor decisions by management. Our breakfast was included in the rate but coffee was powdered only. if you want normal coffee you have to pay extra. We were stopped at reception because we had a bottle of Diet Coke on our return. Outside food and drink not allowed on the property. (I am diabetic.) There was no complimentary water in the room (apart from an unsavoury looking plastic jug). Also there was ZERO housekeeping during our 5 day, 4 night stay. Our beachfront villa wasn’t reached by hotel Wi-Fi (though the gave the password for the room Wi-Fi anyway). The safety deposit box / vault didn’t work. Any efforts to have the hotel resolve these issues came to nothing. During this trip we stayed at four other hotels/resorts in the same price range but Pura Vida was massively over priced and was a poor offering.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The price may suggest that the resort is of a higher standard than it actually is.
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Robert B wrote a review Mar 2022
3 contributions2 helpful votes
I went with my wife and another couple for dinner on Saturday night. The food and entertainment was excellent. I'd suggest going as it was on the beach and very relaxing! We had Hawiian pizza and my friends had steak and chicken. All our meals were good. We enjoyed some cocktails and listened to the two member music makers! They were excellent!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: Close your eyes and chose, they are all good. There is also a nice gym if U R so inclined!!!!!
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the auspicious monkey wrote a review Aug 2021
58 contributions13 helpful votes
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Pura Vida is a good weekender place for sure. They expanded and made the main resort exclusive for stay-in guests and walk-ins or day goers can stay in the newer side where the restaurant and dive bar is way bigger than the old one and also has a huge pool. Stay-in guests get to enjoy the privacy of the resort, which is great! The food is good, menu hasn't changed for quite sometime , but no issues about it, its still good👍 staff are friendly and attentive... downside is, staff are sometimes nowhere to be found and no way of calling them, reception area is quite far from the beach side restaurant, so no choice but to wait.. all in all Pura Vida is a great place always for weekender getaways.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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604suey wrote a review Apr 2021
Shanghai, China7 contributions5 helpful votes
I booked a family room for three ppl from their official website and made fully payment one month before our arrival, and when we arrived, the reception staff brought us to a deluxe standard room which was originally for two passengers with an extra bed in it. I was so surprised since the photo in their website shows family room does not look like this. So I asked reception what happened, all staff in reception has no idea. They call the office to find out, I have to wait in the lobby for around 10min for the staff from office come to explain to me. It turns out that about 3days before my departure that office--sea explorers- send me an email says unfortunately due to a double booking so I don’t get the family room and all family room are booked and I only got a deluxe standard room. Somehow this email is in my junk box so that I didn’t receive it. So this was it, after 27days I made my fully payment , 3 days before my departuer they send me an email say oh sorry we don’t have that room any more~ Well I guess that everyone can make mistake , so I accepted the apology of the staff and just took that room. After whole night flight we were all exhausted. At least the view of resort still looks nice. But after 5 night, I have to say that it is really small, uncomfortable and inappropriate for three adults to live in. No mention the AC sometimes was not working and toilet water tank was leaking from the second day. Then comes to the story of our fun diving. When I book the accommodation, I also booked 1 pax OWD course for my friend, and fun dives for me and my husband. I had already told the sea explorers staff that our diving level are professional and with 900+ dives. The OWD course was good, professional instructor and very happy learning experience. However, when it comes to fun dive. I don’t know was it because that day the dive center was too busy or what. After signed up, I was waiting in front of the dive center for around 1 hour to meet my dive master. I could see all local dive guides were running back and forth just coming back from last dive and change gears etc. But till my diving boat was about to leave, our dive guide didn’t find out that he was missing two of his clients. Because that no one told me who should be my dive guide and when we should go to boat during that one hour! I used to work in a dive center in Indonesia for one year, in peak season, my dive center can have max 70 divers in a single dive schedule. This dive center can take about max 35 guests in total and I don’t understand how they run their dive business like this . Organization of hotel and dive center is total a mess, and definitely does not match the price. In the end , I still have to pay that extra bed fee in my room which was originally due to their fault. I will never recommend this resort to anyone and more people can know this resort better. At last I was arrive in 2019 Oct, not May 2020 since Trip advisor only gave me this option in the list.
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Date of stay: May 2020
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Jr Riddle wrote a review Feb 2021
Dauin, Philippines3 contributions2 helpful votes
We recently stayed here and to begin with this is a very nice resort, however...this is an upscale place and you would expect upon arrival someone would help you with your luggage...didn’t happen. Upon check-in we were supposed to receive a welcome drink...we had to ask for it and received a local instant iced tea that was so sweet it was undrinkable. The room was splendid! It was absolutely beautiful and everything was perfect. I told my wife that when we build our house I would like to have our master bedroom be just like this. The mattress was so comfortable I slept better than I have in ages. The only thing that was wrong with the room was the wi-fi didn’t work at all. I went to the front desk and was told that if I wanted to use wi-fi I had to sit in the lobby or the bar. I’ve stayed in a lot cheaper places that had great wi-fi. The food in the restaurant was ok but a little overpriced in my opinion. We have traveled a lot and never have I been to a resort that wouldn’t allow you to eat in the room. Upon checkout they tried to charge us for food they said was our dinner..we didn’t eat there for dinner. Then they tried to charge us for lunch that we had already paid for. They made us feel like they thought we were thieves. I feel that a resort of this caliber (which is not cheap compared to other resorts in the area) would be better at the basics. We talked to other guests that had similar issues and different ones as well. As the title says I’m really disappointed.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Angeldelight55 wrote a review Jun 2020
Denmead, United Kingdom73 contributions56 helpful votes
We stayed here for 2 weeks , this is our second visit, both my partner and I are divers and this place is on the beach , so you can walk straight from your room on to the boat. The deluxe rooms are spacious and clean, the staff are really friendly and helpful. The restaurant serves a wide variety of meals and can cater for everyone. I'd highly recommend this resort.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lozaerner wrote a review Dec 2019
Lucerne, Switzerland29 contributions104 helpful votes
Nice resort, very nice rooms. Pool is okay, although a bit small especially when several dive groups do their lessons in the pool (they seem to have priority). In general, this resort is a divers place. As non-divers, you feel that you come second. E.g. when you want to book a snorkelling trip with the on-sight provider sea-explorers.com, you need to wait until the evening before the trip and can only join if it is not fully booked by divers. Breakfast is great, this gives a plus point. There is a very nice snorkelling spot right from the beach. However, it is 15' walk on the beach from the resort.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Vida H, Manager at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort
Responded 28 Dec 2019
Hi Lozaemer, Thank you for staying with us and for your honest feedback on our property. We are sincerely happy to know that you find the resort nice plus the breakfast is great. We are currently building a new pool to provide more comfort to our in-house guests. We are sorry to learn about how you felt as a non-diver, we took note on your comment to ensure corrective measures be in place. We hope that you will still allow us to host your holiday again when you are in Dauin. Best regards, Pura Vida Team
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Mark R wrote a review Nov 2019
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We have had a wonderful holiday. The resort itself is an abundance of manicured lawns, lush gardens, delightful pool, surreal water features, friendly nocturnal garden frogs and a large diverse menu embracing the local cuisine with no stone unturned in the presentation. The staff themselves are outstanding, caring and deliver the highest standards and professional service. The diving organisation is perfect with a lot of attention to detail with above standard facilities, equipment and what divers of all standards require for cleaning and storage. The dive guides are knowledgeable, attentive and caring. The dive boats are well maintained and well designed with ease of entry and exit to the boat from the water. On a personal level, I am extremely grateful for the highest standards of care and assistance offered to me throughout our stay. Being a paraplegic and confined to a manual wheelchair I truly appreciate of all the extra care and support given to me. ♿️ Thank you everyone for a wonderful holiday.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Vida H, Manager at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort
Responded 5 Dec 2019
Hi Mark, We are sincerely grateful for your awesome and detailed feedback on our property. We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful holiday. It was indeed a pleasure to have you and your family with us. Hoping to welcoming you again in one of your Philippine dive trips. Cheers! Pura Vida Team
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US$87 - US$119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesVisayasNegros IslandNegros OrientalDauin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
31
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort?
Nearby attractions include Uzi's (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Finbar, Dauin Dive Cafe, and Beth's Kitchen (Former Cjay's Taco).
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Silliman University (13.9 km) and Belfry (12.7 km).