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Malapascua Legend
Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Malapascua Island
Bangkok, Thailand
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“One of the best hotels on the island”
Reviewed 3 January 2013

It is definetly one of the best hotels on the island. If you travel with kids, this one has a beautiful swimming pool that kids will love. Food as all over the philippines is quite average, but the people are very friendly, You can even consider leaving the kids with the hotel staff while you go diving.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Woking, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 December 2012

I have only eaten in the restaurant. We ordered sandwiches and coke, and waited, and waited. The order was lost so we reminded them and they brought out the wrong drinks. While this was happening they served the people one table over, the waiter managed to smash the bowl of "caesar salad" on the table, the people being served were very understanding but complained that it wasn't a Caesar salad and requested to change their order. Later 3 dishes turned up on their table much to their surprise. Our sandwiches and chips (french fries) eventually turned up, but to our surprise the chips were completely tasteless and I'm fairly sure had nothing to do with potato. All in all a funny experience, but not one I'll repeat.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Cebu
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

second time to visit the place, the first time was June 2012 and the latest October 2012... both times we stayed at their Presidential Room # 1...it felt like coming home...

The beach, the island life, the locals and the staff all made us feel welcome, although the drive can be quite daunting, about 2 1/2 to 3 hours from the city, plus a 45 minute boat ride via the resorts private outrigger, you are well-rewarded when you get there...

being beach lovers,this has become our default long weekend getaway place...

food is good, maybe 6/10... plenty of good restaurants also around the area, snorkeling ( we have 3 kids 13, 10 and 8 years old ) and island hopping are the main attractions...

the only minor drawback we can say is the music the resort sometimes plays outdoors at night, i understand that some people may love pop music, but we'd actually rather listen to the sound of the waves...

we'll definitely be back again !!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 18 October 2012 via mobile

It's a breathtaking moment as you approach the white sand of Bounty Beach by boat, travel weary and itching to feel the sand between your toes.

The island is beautiful, great reef, lovely people and a few good places to eat. The pool at Legends is huge and always fresh and clean. Our room was fairly basic but clean and we felt well looked after with friendly and well-intentioned staff (if a bit clueless sometimes...).

The food isn't great though with lots of things out if stock, much better to est elsewhere.

Diving with the thresher sharks unforgettable although please listen to your dive master when you go - we saw lots of people stressing the sharks with invasive body positions and camera flashes. It's a fine line between appreciating these special creatures and ruining their habitat and interfering with their lives to their detriment.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2012

The hotel's one shortcoming is the staff are not proactive enough: I had to ask for my room to be cleaned and drinks were often left unrefreshed.

That said, the staff were always very happy to assist, were incredibly friendly and always smiling.

The hotel itself represents excellent value on Malapascua. It is the only hotel with a pool and it has cable tv, wifi in the rooms, and an open air restaurant/bar area that looks out on the beach and ocean.

I would not hesitate in recommending this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2012

We went to Malapascua for diving holiday. I like the location of the hotel, next to the beach and a PADI dive center is next door. The room is spacious, enough space to put our diving gear and it has a balcony and terras. The staff were friendly and helpful. The only downside is their food. The breakfast is fine - they served the Phillipines' breakfast ( with corned beef), and western breakfast. None of them are good. The hotel is also closed by to restaurants and bars.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cebu City, Philippines
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

The only resort with a swimming pool on the entire island. It's true that the island offers an amazing beach, but during my visit, the tide was low and there was a swarm of sea urchins at bay. This made me so thankful that the resort had a pool. This is also probably why the resort is a bit more expensive compared to the others in the island in terms of room rates. However, other than the fact that they're the only resort to have a pool, their rooms are also a bit bigger and has all the amenities expected of a decent hotel. I know this for a fact because I also checked with other hotels on the island.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Malapascua Legend
Address: Bounty Beach | Daan Bantayan, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Malapascua Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Malapascua Island
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Malapascua Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Malapascua Legend 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Malapascua Island is situated two and a half hours away by car and four hours away by bus from the city of Cebu. A barangay of the town of Daanbantayan, Malapascua Island takes pride in its world class diving spots and pristine white sand beaches. It is widely referred by locals as the "Boracay of Cebu." As a diving destination, Malapascua Island has become known for its beautiful coral gardens and excellent local dive spots, as well as further out sites like Gato Island, Monad Shoal, and Kemod Shoal. Monad Shoal is an underwater plateau where thresher sharks and manta rays can be seen on a regular basis. The town's name is derived from two Spanish words, "mal" and "pascua", which translated in English means, "bad" and "Easter" or bad Christmas. According to locals, the Spaniards named the island that way after they arrived there on a stormy Christmas. Malapascua Island is a promise of a great dive and a relaxing beach experience, making it a popular travel destination for local and foreign tourists alike. ... more   less 
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