We went there on June 2, 2013. There were 4 of us in our group. the owner arranged our pickup from Maya port after a long road travel from Cebu City. Here are some of the outstanding things I observed when we arrived:
1.) The owners are very accommodating and welcoming but not intrusive (I really like that)
2.) It was my buddy's birthday and I requested for a birthday cake to be served around lunch time and I must say, they have the moistest, chocolatiest, best Devil Food Cake I've ever had (it was such a treat!) I also heard from other tourists and foreingners who frequent the place that the Mango Walnut Cake that they serve is to DIE FOR. (yum!)
3.) They have the latest gears and equipment for diving PLUS they have the most able-bodied, witty and smart divers in their lot. The rates are also competetive and they go out of their way to accommodate your diving requests.
4.) They have a pool! So dive trainings weren't much of a hassle.
5.) The rooms are not crowded in together, they have a koi pond, the surroundings are very peaceful and secure. Thumbs-up for this, since the resort is not a beachfront resor.
6.) GREAT PRICES. The rooms are modest ( we stayed in a backpackers deluxe room) very homey and relaxing. I must say, I slept like a baby in our 2 nights of stay there.
7.) They have a pool table and ping-pong table if you're not really much of a beach bum.
8.) They claim they have the best burgers, they have every right to do so. In fact, ALL THE ITEMS in their MENU IS ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS. Their chef really knows how to create tempting dishes for everyone.
9.) The owner even accompanied us and brought us to a very beautiful snorkelling spot.
10.) We're not really expecting anything but we are very satisfied with the service and the accommodations, very much worth our money.
We Will Definitely Go Back :D :D :D
- 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