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Malapascua Exotic Island Dive and Beach Resort

Daanbantayan beachfront resort with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free local cuisine breakfast and free WiFi in lobby
From
Rs4,578

Property renovations and closures

  • This property is closed from October 1 2020 to March 31 2021 (dates subject to change).

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8.8.Fabulous.
  • Overall the rooms were clean and tidy. The shower head could do with changung. The front…

    Dec 12, 2019

  • Quiet location at end of developed area, “around the corner,” slightly leeward of the…

    Aug 25, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 30 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Spa services

Feel at home

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Bounty Beach - 1 min walk
  • Daanbantayan Ferry Port - 11 min walk
  • Bagacay Point Lighthouse - 24 min walk
  • Guimbitayan Beach - 32 min walk
  • Tapilon Point - 9.8 mi / 15.8 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Super Deluxe
  • Beach Front Deluxe

Location

  • On the beach
  • Bounty Beach - 1 min walk
  • Daanbantayan Ferry Port - 11 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Bounty Beach - 1 min walk
  • Daanbantayan Ferry Port - 11 min walk
  • Bagacay Point Lighthouse - 24 min walk
  • Guimbitayan Beach - 32 min walk
  • Tapilon Point - 9.8 mi / 15.8 km
  • Sta. Rosa de Lima Parish Church - 10.8 mi / 17.4 km
  • Gibitngil Island - 17 mi / 27.4 km
  • San Remigio Public Market - 29 mi / 46.7 km
  • San Juan Neopmuceno Church - 29.5 mi / 47.5 km
  • San Remigio Municipal Hall - 29.6 mi / 47.7 km

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 30 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 11 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting/childcare*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • No onsite parking
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available. Services include Swedish massages and Thai massages.

Dining

Onsite venue - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Small print

Also known as

  • Malapascua Exotic Island Resort Cebu
  • Malapascua Exotic Island Resort
  • Malapascua Exotic Dive Daanba
  • Malapascua Exotic Island Dive
  • Malapascua Exotic Island Dive and Beach Resort Resort
  • Malapascua Exotic Island Dive and Beach Resort Daanbantayan
  • Malapascua Exotic Island Cebu
  • Malapascua Exotic Island
  • Malapascua Exotic Island Resort Daanbantayan
  • Malapascua Exotic Island Daanbantayan
  • Malapascua Exotic Island Dive Beach Daanbantayan
  • Malapascua Exotic Island Dive Beach Resort Daanbantayan
  • Malapascua Exotic Island Dive Beach Resort
  • Malapascua Exotic Island Dive Beach

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of PHP 9200 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Transfers via boat are required and must be arranged at least 24 hours before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Malapascua Exotic Island Dive and Beach Resort does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property is closed from October 1 2020 to March 31 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Malapascua Exotic Island Dive and Beach Resort.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 11 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Bebot's (4-min walk), KB Merk Eatery (5-min walk), and Hippocampus (6-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is PHP 9200 per vehicle roundtrip.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like snorkeling and scuba diving. Malapascua Exotic Island Dive and Beach Resort also has spa services.
8.8.Fabulous.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Lovely island would visit again

    I enjoyed the stay the staff were very nice to me

    2 night trip, Jul 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Location was ideal, right on the beach. Staff was very friendly and my dive master Dulter was very knowledgeable and eager to make all my dives informative and fun

    3 night family trip, Jun 18, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice Beach Hotel

    My friend and I had a great stay at this hotel. We loved the location and being right on the beach. The staff was friendly and the amenities were nice for convenience, such as the dive shop and restaurant. Know that there are not roads on this island and the wifi is not the best anywhere. We definitely would stay here again. Know that salt water is what comes out of the shower head and sink though. I think it is a Malapascua issue though and there isn't anything they can do about it.

    3 night trip with friends, Feb 21, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It IS exotic!

    Beautiful setting "in an exotic environment". Restaurant with lots of choices at a reasonable price. Great buffet breakfast.2 weeks and no need to go anywhere else to eat. Upstairs bar for socializing at the end of the dives. Their own house reef - nice. Spacious rooms, only top floor gets sun (seaview smaller). A/C noisy (plans to change them). Toiletries: Only shampoo in plastic "bag" impossible to open + bars of soap. Kettle provided, but not coffee/tea (can be easily bought just outside the resort). Sand-flies in restaurant (sand needs raking everyday, not done). Soft sand everywhere, so no use of fancy shoes. Private transfer from Maya worth the price.Best if one can share a boat. No internet in rooms, and works intermittently in the joint areas (same all over the island, I believe).

    Jorunn, 15 night romance trip, Feb 3, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    As with most of the hotels on Malapusca, the hotel is right on the beach. We were very grateful for the arrangement of travel for us from out hotel on Mactan Island to the boat to Malapusca, although I feel it was slightly misleading of them to tell us it included a private boat, as it was just the boat everyone else took, which we had to pay for, with added cost for an extra bag. The rooms themselves are very basic but clean, with good airc-onditionning.

    Andrew, 2 night trip, Dec 1, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Friendly and fun staff. Delicious food and a peaceful, relaxed environment

    Craig, 1 night trip, Nov 16, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    We stayed in one of the family rooms for a week at Exotic. The place is right on the beach and what I loved about Exotic was the fact it was on the tail end of Bounty Beach so it’s much quieter. The staff were attentive and since my husband and I are plant based the breakfast was catered for our needs, they were very accommodating. The rooms were a good size and the TV worked well. The only thing we didn’t know was the showers are salt water. The rooms were cleaned each day with new towels, but the bathroom wasn’t cleaned that well and smelt of urine. There are sun lounges you can use for free with free beach towels upon request. There is NO pool at Exotic either, but the beach is literally on your doorstep. We came to Malapascua for scuba diving but one area they can improve on is the hospitality from the dive shop which they lacked. We didn’t have a good vibe and feel from the dive shop from the staff working there. They seemed bored and apparently there are two Caucasian guys who are the instructors and not once did they said hello to us. They didn’t sell the dive very well and just gave us the price list. That’s a shame really. We were going to be a family of 5 Divers! Exotic seems to be very popular stay with Chinese tourists from HK and mainland China and we found them very loud/smoking the whole time at the restaurant. The food at the restaurant is not bad either It’s a beautiful spot and an amazing beach with great dives if you are here for scuba diving.

    Tao, 7 night trip, Jul 24, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    This is a great 3 star resort. Its my favorite on the island and I've been there 3 times and love it. There's a new roof top bar called the One up bar which is a great addition and I heard they'll be building a swimming pool soon. However it's right in the beach for swinging in a hammock or swimming. The restaurant has a great selection of tasty dishes. The rooms are basic and clean. I don't dive but my diving friends say it's the best. The service in the restaurant is way too slow. The staff are lovely and if you walk up to the counter they'll gladly get you what you want. But it's table service and most of the time the staff stand around talking and not attending to their guests. Luckily there are some other great spots to eat. Amihan, Angelina's and Maldito are favorites. Wait staff aside, I'll be back there as soon as I can :)

    Victoria, 3 night trip, Jul 13, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Staff and service very nice, only the Wi-Fi speed

    Dive shop staff take care all level diver, I really enjoy diving with them.

    Alex, 4 night trip, Jun 23, 2018

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    很不錯的度假飯店,記得帶刮鬍刀飯店不提供。特別的是搭船去另一個小島 ,真是美呀!

    Hai lin, 1 night family trip, Jan 24, 2020

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