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Purple Snapper Dive Resort - Hostel

Malapascua Island, Malapascua Island, Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines, 6013
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Based on 98 traveler reviews
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Nearby attractions
Bounty Beach
(0.17 km)
(1.59 km)
Guimbitayan Beach
(1.98 km)
Tapilon Point
(14.48 km)
Review by Traveloka users

13 Traveloka customers have stayed in this hotel and given reviews:

The hotel is not as expectation.
Everything is fine, I enjoy staying in this place
The place is nice but would be better if they have a garden with seats to relax.
The place is simple and quiet. The beach isn't very far from the place. A minute or two walk from the resort and you can reach the beach already. Though their WiFi isn't working really well. On our first day we can still connect but the next day we can't already. The food is okay. The staff are friendly and accommodating.
Our stay in Purple Snapper Dive Resort (now, The Shark's Tail Dive Resort) has been awesome! The staff are very accommodating! The new owner is reconstructing the resort. He is making sure the resort is comfortable for every guest. What I love about our reservation is: (1) Room is so affordable (2) with breakfast (3) Pool is well-maintained (4) Linens and towels are clean (5) Bathroom has hot and cold shower. Just a little downside; foods are way too pricey. Breakfast is too plain. Fan needs cleaning or needs to be changed since it's too rusty already. WiFi has problem. But overall, we has a wonderful stay and will definitely be back! Highly recommendable!
location is good however the meal is way to expensive.
Purple Snapper is place to go when you're traveling with budget and want to dive. Nice place! Would coming back for sure.
Affordable price, located near the beach, and the staff was helpful and friendly.
Loved the location, walking distance to the beach. Very good value for money!
Nice location! The beach is reachable within walking distance.
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Great staff
Purple snapper was an all round great resort; cheap price, clean, good food, nice rooms and even hot showers! Most of all though they have wonderful friendly staff. Dave the dive shop manager is funny and was very welcoming after are horrible journey getting to Malapascua which is just what we needed. Katie our dive guide was lovely to chat to and found us a thresher shark :) I would definitely go back if i get the chance.
Friends getaway - Jul 25, 2017
Bea Marynore D
Just right...
Me and my friend stayed here for 4days. The resort is like a 10-min walk from the beach. Some of the parts of the restaurant was under construction so there's some noise early in the morning. The staff were ok and helpful. Though, we had some miscommunications about the room and the dive packages. They told us that we could dive to Monad Shoal w/ our current license but when we arrived, the dive master won't allow us until we get advanced training. This was settled properly, though, it was a good thing that we had time to look for other dive shops to accommodate us. The food is just ok. It's a very quiet place in the afternoon.
Friends getaway - Jul 19, 2017
Great place! cheap, clean, dive shop and swimming pool
We stayed therein March 2017, the place was being renovated since it has new owners. We paid 800 pesos for a double room with shared bathroom, was clean and fresh with fan and moskito net.They are straw huts but that is all you need really, they have a swimming pool wich they clean every day, so there is some hours when you cant use it since it has chemicals. The food at the bar is really nice too, only onion rings I had in all Philipinnes and they were lovely. Also onthe dive shop was the cheapest in the island at that moment and since it is kind of hidden I was the only person to bookthresher sharks with them so I had a dive master for myself.
Couples - Jun 30, 2017
Very Accommodating Staff & Excellent Service 😍
I love Purple Snapper. Everything went smooth for our Team Building in Malapascua Island. From booking our rooms, to catering our meals through a sumptuous buffet which they made exclusive only for our group and really tasty food for a very cheap price. They also arranged our boat transfer to and fro the Island. The staff made the resort special coz they were really attentive to our needs and provided us with our request just like the bonfire. And we enjoyed swimming in their pool coz it was clean and deep. Kudos to you all esp. to Mechell and Jonie 😉
Friends getaway - Jun 2, 2017
Randy Y
Bad Travel Gone Perfect!
We were planning for the Kalanggaman Trip. We were so excited! However, the Hotel in-charge told us the other way around. Suggested us not to take the trip because it was unsafe. To make the long story short, the suggestion of the Hotel Staff did kept us safe and we have more fun on the Island at Brgy Langub. Thank you to the staff at the Hotel for the honesty and sincerity.
Family - May 13, 2017
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<p>The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out. </p> <ul> <li>Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: PHP 300 per person (approximately)</li> <li>Airport shuttlesee more

Hotel facility


  • Food and Drinks
    • Bar
    • Breakfast with surcharge
    • Poolside bar
  • Public Facilities
    • Restaurant
  • Sports and Recreations
    • Billiard
  • Hotel Services
    • Front desk
  • Things to Do
    • Outdoor pool
  • Connectivity
    • Free WiFi

Check-in and Check-out Time

Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM

Purple Snapper Dive Resort - Hostel/Backpacker accommodation is located in area / city Logon.

There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby, such as Bounty Beach within 0.17 km, and Lighthouse within 1.59 km.

About Purple Snapper Dive Resort - Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Purple Snapper Dive Resort - Hostel/Backpacker accommodation is the smartest choice for you who are looking for affordable accommodation with outstanding service.

Have an enjoyable and relaxing day at the pool, whether you’re traveling solo or with your loved ones.

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Purple Snapper Dive Resort - Hostel/Backpacker accommodation is a hostel with great comfort and excellent service according to most hostel's guests.

Purple Snapper Dive Resort - Hostel/Backpacker accommodation is the ideal choice for you who are looking for a comfortable yet affordable accommodation.

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