I was a bit worried to stay here as a solo female traveller because of previous reviews, but had no problems concerning that. Although I found it a bit strange that the younger owner asked me to be friends on facebook only after I e-mailed and asked about the rooms there. But he made no contact during my visit, maybe because I declined he's request. =)
They made me sign a contract that staying there meant that I'd have to dive through them and not any other companies, even though they didn't go to the places on the dates that I would have wanted, so I didn't dive at all.
The standard room was very standard and a bit pricy for what you get. The mattresses were very thin and a bit uncofortable. And the breakfast doesn't start 7am like written, that's around the time the staff comes to work and breakfast starts somewhere after that, so if you need to leave the island early don't count on their breakfast. There's Mr. Kwiiz or something like that close by, that has better food for third of the price and many vegetarian options.
The place was situated next to few roads so there were motorcycles running around and a lot of roosters making noice. I stayed 4 nights around christmas and the locals were having x-mas parties every night untill 4 am in a basketball court very close to the resort so it was not peaceful and quiet at all. When I went to bed it was 85 desibels (at least according to my phone app) of gangam style for the 50th time for that day, so made it difficult to sleep. So I'd recommend staying somewhere else if you want a good night sleep in silence.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Purple Snapper Dive Resort is emerging as one of the best places to stay in Malapascua. Located 100 meters from Bounty Beach, Malapascua’s primary shore, Purple Snapper Dive Resort offers travelers a good taste of local life and culture while in close proximity to the beach. Being one of Philippines’ top diving destination the resort is a good choice for those hit by the diving bug. We are never too far from many of Malapascua’s dive operators better yet, check out our newly opened dive shop. Stay with us and only be a dive away from seeing Malapascua’s majestic attraction-the thresher sharks. Pick any of our 25 native style rooms and be treated with true Filipino hospitality. Mabuhi! Welcome to paradise! Wecome to Malapascua! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Purple Snapper Dive Hotel Malapascua Island