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“Dive review only as we did not stay at resort” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Purple Snapper Dive Resort

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Purple Snapper Dive Resort
Florida
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101 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Dive review only as we did not stay at resort”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

Nice little place with good service, especially the divemaster James. He was helpful and friendly. This shop was recommended by our resort owner who is not a diver. It is located away from the beach but they will pick up your gear and return it to you no problem. They also picked my son and I up in front of our resort. The dives were interesting but could have been planned a little better due to the relatively strong current in some areas, but all in all nice people to dive with, from the dive master to the boat helpers.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Seoul, South Korea
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

This place has great rooms at great prices. On our first visit we arrived at 9 am after a 5 hour bus ride and the owner checked us right in we didnt have to wait until 2 pm.The food is amazing they have home made bread for all other their meals. The free breakfast is also delicious. My husband and I decided to get certified as open water divers while we were there and we had a great experience. So great we went back a month later and did our advance course there. Everyone at there is very nice and helpful. Anything you need they are there for you.They dont have a beach front location but it is very close to the beach and they also have a swimming pool. We were there in December 2012 and in February 2013.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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63 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

The owner is very helpful and friendly. When some guests showed up without a booking, he helped them find other accomodation before booking them in the next day! He made sure everyone is well taken care of. Though my booking was screwed up, he apologized and went striaght to finding me another place to stay for 1 night at the same price as offered. The vibe at the resort is very nice, divers and travellers just hang out at the bar around to talk and mingle around. There is a dive school which is a little on the expensive side but the staff were very friendly too!

The backpackers' rooms come with shared bathroom but the room itself is pretty spacious and comfortable, towels and linen provided. Only bad thing is the cocks crowing every morning at 4am which makes for not a good night's sleep. But if you sleep like a log, highly recommend this place

Enjoyed my time staying there

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DianShan
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013

We didn't stay in the resort itself as we already had accomodation on Malapascua, but I cannot recommend the dive school highly enough.
Great, friendly approachable instructors with the highest regard for safety. I complete my open water course with them and they taught the theory so well I was able to attain 100% on the exam. My other half is a more experienced diver and she rated the adventure dive with the Threshers very highy as well. All in all Highly Recommended, especially for a keen Scuba Diver.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mandaue, Mandaue, Philippines
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

Spent Good Friday here in Purple Snapper with 11 other friends and it was EXCELLENT! We arrived in the resort 4 hours ahead of their check-in time (excited much?! hahaha) but they were so kind to provide as a vacant room for our things, for the exception of not using the bed of course. We reserved 3 backpacker rooms 2 weeks before, so it's no hassle. The staff were very accommodating plus unlimited use of amenities (pool, minibar, table tennis and billiards) is just so perfect! Special mention to their minibar since we've made it like our own. We had our acoustic and drinking (hahaha) sessions in there. One more thing that my friends and I were amazed is their clean comfort room, though it was public (backpacker guests).

No hidden charges, a perfect budget accommodation! It's a feel-free type of resort. Must-recommend especially for barkada budget escapade! Two thumbs up PURPLE SNAPPER!

You can check on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLbeYwpFdqo&feature=youtu.be for our malapascua (purple snapper) escapade! \m/

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John A
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Scherpenheuvel, Brabant, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2013

Purple snapper is a magic place, with a social sharm, nice food, cool people who take the time to get to know you personally, clean. And all at a backpackers price ticket. It's 80 m away from the beach and beachbars, close to the local shops and restaurants. Above all this the diving is great!
(not so expensive as at the beach located dive shops)

As you can see .. only good things. Very suitable as well for people travelling alone like me.

It's one of the resort that can count on me visiting them again :).

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Annemie C
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Singapore
Level Contributor
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

We enjoyed every minute of our Malapascua vacation with so much activities such as island hopping, snorkeling, diving and simply hanging out in Purple snapper most of the time and we also made a lot of fun new friends in this place . They have mid size pool at the back, mini bar and table tennis which are perfect to spend time with friends. We took the AC room with a king size and queen. It's clean, affordable and comfortable. Their foods are good but a bit pricey so we always eat at nearby cheaper restaurants. Overall experience is very good. The owner is very helpful, the diving instructors and staffs are very friendly which made us all feel welcome and at home.
And the birthday chocolate cake is heaven! Thanks to the chef who rush back from city to the island to finish my surprise birthday cake! :) I will surely come back and bring friends over again.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kathybala
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Property: Purple Snapper Dive Resort
Address: Bounty Beach, 6013, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Malapascua Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 15 Speciality Lodging in Malapascua Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Purple Snapper Dive Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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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