Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort

Swimming Pool at Pura Vida Resort in the Philippines great for scuba divers Beach at Pura Vida Resort in the Philippines Exterior of room at Pura Vida Resort in the Philippines for scuba divers swimming pool at Pura Vida Resort in the Philippines Pura Vida Resort in the Philippines

Island At A Glance

No of Rooms: 
11 Standard Bungalows, 12 Deluxe Rooms, 3 Family Deluxe Rooms, 2 Suites with Jacuzzi
Meal Plan: 
Bed & Breakfast
Swimming pool, scuba diving, spa, land tours including day trips to Casaroro Waterfall, Twin Lakes, Malatapay Wednesday Market, Balanan Lake and Baslay Hot Springs
Star Rating: 

Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort is a beautiful little resort located by the beach with accommodation set around tropical gardens and a central swimming pool. The resort’s beachside bar and restaurant is a wonderful place to relax after a day of superb diving that can be accessed from this resort.

Located on the south side of Negros island, just a 40 minute drive from Dumaguete airport and close to the famous Apo Island Marine Sanctuary, the resort offers daily dives to some stunning sites.

Everything from critter diving to rich coral walls and drop-offs is easily accessed from this resort, offering guests the best of Philippines diving from one location.

Your Accommodation Options

Standard Bungalow
Rooms at Pura Vida Resort in the Philippines
Interior of room at Pura Vida Resort in the Philippines

There are 11 Standard Bungalows, built from native bamboo and located amid the tropical gardens. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with shower, overhead ceiling fan and an outside terrace with comfortable bamboo furniture.

Deluxe Room
Deluxe room at Pura Vida Resort in Philippines
Interior room at Pura Vida Resort in the Philippines
Deluxe Room at Pura Vida Resort for scuba divers in the Philippines

The 12 spacious Deluxe Rooms are located around the swimming pool and are shaded by coconut trees.

The rooms offer air-conditioning, ceiling fan, cable-TV, mini-bar, en-suite bathroom and a large terrace which provides great views of the pool area and ocean.

The resort also now offers three generous Family Deluxe Rooms as well as two luxurious Suites with Jacuzzi bath.

Restaurants & Bars

Pura Vida Resort in the Philippines

The main Beach Restaurant is located above the dive centre and offers panoramic views of the sea and beach.

The restaurant offers a variety of Asian and international dishes using fresh local ingredients at very reasonable prices. There are also tables and chairs down on the beach by the Pool Bar where meals can be taken.

A wide choice of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails are available at the Pool Bar every evening, the perfect place for sun-downers!


Swimming pool of Pura Vida Resort in the Philippines
Pura Vida Resort in the Philippines
Dive boat at Pura Vida Resort

The Pura Spa offers Swedish, Shiatsh, Thai and Aromatherapy massages, together with reflexology, manicures, pedicures, sauna and steam bath.

Pura Vida also offers various excursions including visits to the interesting market of Malatapay, the Casaroro Waterfall, the naturally heated Baslay Hot Springs and the Twin Lakes, home to 180 species of trees, 113 species of birds , 27 different kinds of mammals and 49 different kinds of amphibians and reptiles.

The resort has a swimming pool and beautiful beach, perfect for relaxing on a non-diving day!


Scuba diving centre at Pura Vida Resort and Spa
Dive boat at Pura Vida Dive Resort in Philippines

Pura Vida Resort has a very good PADI 5 Star Dive Centre on site, managed by the excellent Sea Explorers who run a number of dive centres in the Philippines. The centre includes a retail shop and an air-conditioned classroom for training. A full range of courses are available, from Open Water Diver to Divemaster and Instructor Developement Courses (IDCs) are scheduled four times per year.

A range of equipment is available to hire and the centre has separate rinse tanks for computers and cameras.

Two to three guided boat dives per day are typically scheduled from one of five dive boats. Four of the boats are native Outriggers, able to take between 10-14 divers, plus there is a smaller speedboat for 8 passengers for short range diving.

The resort has a wonderful house reef, easily accessed from the dive centre, where guests can enjoy further dives. The coastline of Dauin has some fantastic dive sites and Apo Island, with it's rich coral walls and drop offs, is just a 30 minute boat ride away.

Travel Information

Travel to Pura Vida Dive Resort in Philippines

The most common routing to Dumaguete is via Cebu. If you are travelling through or from the UK we can arrange flights to Cebu on either award winning Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines - we are very pleased to be able to offer our clients 30kgs luggage allowance for dive equipment with each of these carriers.

On arrival into Cebu you will be met at the airport and transferred by land and sea to Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort.

It is very easy to combine your stay in Pura Vida with a stay at Ocean Vida Resort, Malapascua and below is a sample itinerary.

We are very experienced in putting together combination itineraries throughout the Philippines, and we have first-hand knowledge of this destination, so please give us a call to find out more and to get a personalised itinerary and quote to suit your requirements.

Sample Itinerary

Travelling from the UK with 7 nights Pura Vida Beach Resort + 6 nights Ocean Vida Resort, Malapascua
Day 1

Depart London Heathrow in the morning for your overnight flight to Cebu, via Hong Kong.

Day 2 - 8

Arrive Cebu in the afternoon and transfer to Pura Vida Resort, Dumaguete for 7 nights and enjoy 12 dives.

Day 9 - 14

A scenic 7hour journey by land and sea will transport you to Ocean Vida, Malapascua for 6 nights and enjoy 12 dives.

Day 15

Depart Ocean Vida in the morning and transfer to Cebu for your onward flight to London via Hong Kong.

Day 16

Arrive UK early in the morning.

Guide Prices

From £1725 per person plus £320 departure taxes.

Price includes return international flights in economy class on Cathay Pacific Airlines from London Heathrow to Cebu.

In Dumaguete it includes a 4hour transfer from the airport by land and sea and 7nts accommodation at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort in a twin/double Deluxe Room with breakfast and 12 dives with use of tanks and weights on air.

From Pura Vida it includes a scenic 7hour transfer by land and sea to Ocean Vida Resort Malapascua for 6nts accommodation in a twin/double Deluxe Room with breakfast and 12 dives with use of tanks and weights on air.



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