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Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort
Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in Dauin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 August 2014

I stayed at this resort a couple of nights this summer (2014), and it was one of the best resorts I stayed in. The people were accommodating and helpful, always smiling and attentive. The food was amazing. The rooms were incredible nice. Nothing negative about the stay! :)

Room Tip: All the rooms are amazing!
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

We stayed at Pura Vida for a week on a dive trip. It was wonderful with beautiful surroundings, lovely staff, terrific food and a great room. Everything is so close together, it is only a few steps to the pool, the bar, the restaurant and the dive shop. The hotel spa is so peaceful that we went back three times, love the massage of the day! The dive guides and support team were great (thanks Damron!). The boats were stable and roomy with someone to help you at every stage. We would definitely recommend this to anyone.

Room Tip: All the delux rooms are similar, we had 'Butterfly' which opens to a waterfall and small poo...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Spent a couple of nights in Pura Vida. Have to say it was really memorable. Warm welcome with the super friendly staff, the beach was great and i really loved the rooms, looked so native on the outside but was really comfortable on the inside. Enjoyed my whole stay. Perfect place to dive with 5 star divers. A must visit place in Dumaguete and i will definitely come back here.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Giovanni P
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

fantastic time at pura vida , I was part of a dive group of 24 and you couldn't have asked for anything more from the supa friendly staff , food was great .. not one complaint out of the group , jan jan was just fantastic as our dive master , we will definitely be back , many thanks to everyone.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Ian M
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chrisheim99, Owner at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Salamat po ian balik balik hope you come back soon you and the group was just awesome big hello from pura vida hugs..........

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Our family of 4 (boys 12 & 14) spent a week at Pura Vida and diving with a smile with Sea Explorers. The resort exceeded all of my expectations. The family room was spacious and comfortable, the staff amazingly friendly and the food just delicious. It was great to walk straight from the dive boat to the bar, then the pool! Hope to be back some day.

Room Tip: Rooms nearer to the beach are probably better.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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chrisheim99, Owner at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Hi Ken and familie
big pleasure to have you and your lovely familie with us.salamat po for the review helps us a lot.hope you come back soon best regards from pura vida the team with a big smile......

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We spent 8 nights recently at Pura Vida as we were in Dumaguete for an event. I had read through previous reviews on this resort and most were positive, so we decided to give it a go. We certainly don't regret our decision and I can honestly say Pura Vida is hard to fault. The service was second to none - all of the staff were friendly and more than helpful and it was so nice after a few days to receive personal service, with staff even remembering which drinks we liked with our meals. The accommodation was clean and comfortable. The restaurant was divine, beautiful food at reasonable prices. Breakfast was included in our rate and the quality was fantastic with plenty of variety. The grounds were beautifully maintained and an absolute oasis. We certainly had no issues with the size of the pool and spent many hours swimming - the sea out front is warm and clear which is perfect for swimming also. We didn't do any diving, but will be back to do some through Pura Vida as we were very impressed with the dive setup they had there. Despite not diving and the fact that they are a dive resort, we were in no way made to feel like an inconvenience. The European owner Chris and other European staff had a great rapport with the Filipino staff and treated them with nothing but respect. Chris took the time to talk to us and ensure we were enjoying our stay. We found him to be nothing but friendly and polite. It is obvious the European staff love the people and the country. Staff morale was very high and they were a very happy bunch of people which says alot about employment conditions. There had been previous negative comments about drinking water - yes you do have to buy bottled water, the resort does not supply any free, but at approx $1 AUD for a 1 litre bottle and readily available from them, it didn't bother us and if we are contributing to the success of this resort that is supplying locals with jobs, we were more than happy to buy water. It was a truly memorable stay for us we will be back again next year.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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chrisheim99, Owner at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

salamat po come soon back for a glass of wine cheers best regards from pura vida

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

My boyfriend and I visited this place for our 4th anniversary just this June 2014. When I inquired about the resort, I got a quick reply even though it was at 3 in the morning. Such dedicated staff! When we finally got to the resort, we received welcome drinks that were made from fresh watermelon. The staff deserves an A+++ for being so warm, friendly and welcoming. Our deluxe room was superb, the website's photos does not do it any justice! It's so clean, quaint, well-decorated, chic and very comfortable (the weighing scale in the bathroom was a nice touch lol). I liked that I got a personalized welcome note on a leaf from the staff,that was very thoughtful of them. We ate by candlelight at the beach and the food was oh-so good! A++++! The prices are reasonable (Php300 to Php400) and are served in generous portions. There is so much to choose from! Being cat lovers, we loved the resident orange cat at the resort and even slipped some food for the friendly kitty. I was quite hesitant about their breakfast buffet because I read that their choices were not so extensive (as what I've read from other reviews) but I was proven wrong. Perhaps they had improved their choices upon reading the previous reviews. There was a lot to choose from, the bacon was cooked to perfection, they have a variety of teas to choose from and they even have a variety of cereal to choose from. The resort's grounds were kept impeccably well and very presentable. Overall, this place deserves the 4 stars it has from Tripadvisor. The staff, the venue, the rooms, the food- just amazing! Worth every centavo :)

Room Tip: Choose the deluxe rooms or suites- they showcase the best of what this resort can offer.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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chrisheim99, Owner at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014
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salamat po balik balik thank you so much...........

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Address: Washington Road | District 3, Dauin, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6217, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Negros Island > Negros Oriental > Dumaguete City > Dauin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Dauin
#3 Spa Hotel in Dauin
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Dauin
#5 Romantic Hotel in Dauin
Price Range: £50 - £111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The new, spacious resort is located in Dauin, 15 kms south of Dumaguete City on Negros Island. Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort is built from divers for divers and is under Swiss management. Real tropical atmosphere with lots of coconut palm trees and other plants. Directly on the nice sandy beach and with its large swimming pool, it's as well an ideal place for families.Perfekt for Divers.Sea-explorers-management 5 star. Familie rooms-sweets-delux-standart(aircon)and economy rooms and soon 14-luxus appartments have a look at vidahomes.Ph stay with us with a smile ... more   less 
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