- Reviews: 336
Tepanee Beach Resort: Great location
I settled on my choice of Tepanee mainly because of the location and I was not disappointed. Communication with the resort was excellent from the outset with emails answered promptly and my questions answered fully.
Upon arrival on Malapascua early in the morning, I was afforded an early check- in at no extra cost. The rooms are all self- contained bungalows set in gardens and my was clean, spacious and nicely furnished with its own private balcony. Although I had not chosen the more expensive option of a sea-view room, sitting on the balcony I was able to enjoy a partial view of the neighbouring beach.
Breakfast is not included in the price of the room but guests are charged an extra 300PHP per day whether or not you choose to take it! The choice was fairly limited (you are on a tiny island) but it was well prepared. The resort restaurant is tiny but in a beautiful location at the edge of the resorts own private beach which is a lovely secluded cove so it was not a hardship to take breakfast there after the first dive of the day.
Staff are very friendly and incredibly helpful. There is free wi-fi and although initially I found it difficult to join the network from my room, once I had joined I had a good signal.
Overall, if you are looking for somewhere with an intimate feel and stunning views then I would recommend Tepanee. If you have mobility issues however this may not be the resort for you as it is a steep flight of stairs from reception to access the bungalows and another steep flight of stairs down to the breakfast area and beach.
The resort has its own private and secluded beach.
- Reviews: 1
Blue Water resort: Blue Water Accomodation
Their prices are generally very reasonable and it seems most of their guests are walk-in customers.
I got a room for 500 pesos a night, it was low season so i got that price and its non aircon room, It was good for backpacker like me. Besides I'm used to stay in non aircon room.
this resort offers both a dive centre and a combined bar and restaurant.
- Reviews: 1311
cocobana beach resort: romantic beach hotel of malapascua
vers beautiful rooms..at a phantastic beach, nice garden, good food
friendly host and employees
near center of malapascua
Freddy (from Suisse) was the first who build a Beach Resort on this Island. It is also with 22 Bungalows the biggest Resort on the Island. Very good management, good Restaurant. The staff is friendly. Cottages are clean. Prices are in the upper category.
Nice Ambience and Beach-Garden-Buddha-Bar for relax and fun.
- Reviews: 4
Mike and Diose's Beach Cottage: Malapascua's cheap and good accomodation
The room per night was very affordable (P400) and the service was good. Mike (the German owner) was very friendly and helpful as well. It's a bit far from the boat station and restaurants/bars but if you want a less crowded and inexpensive place, then this is the place. The room has two single beds and there is one clean bathroom outside.
- Reviews: 7
Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort: Malapascua 1st Dive Operator
This place has the full range of accommodation, standard rooms, and others with more amenities. Mine was a simple one with air-conditioning, fan, private toilet and shower room, and a balcony overlooking the resort restaurant. The better rooms come with hot water, mini-bar and satellite TV.
The restaurant prices are OK, food is OK but nothing fantastic. Dive operation is tops!
This place operated the first scuba diving tours on the island, since 1997. Along the way, they've probably learnt many things that make good dive trips. Nitrox is available here. I got a great divemaster, Paul, on this trip. Overall, the operation is good but not tight - but there is definitely room for improvement: e.g. after my first dive, there was no water in the soaking-water container for my underwater camera housing; a couple of vacuum flasks of hot water are provided on the dive boats, but there are no fresh water for guests, divers have to bring their own, or ask the boatmen for their water.
- Reviews: 3
Sunsplash Resort: Clean but expensive
The Sunsplash resort is situated along the main beach and therefore has convenient access to most amenities, such as eating places and dive shops, nearby. But then again, accomodation there is pretty much next to one another and so, as long as you stay along the stretch, getting around is not a problem.
The room I booked was pretty spacious with a double bed, satellite TV with clear reception, air conditioning and a mini fridge. It also came with separate shower and toilet areas. The sheets seemed clean enough but the pillows were so flat I needed to stack 2 together for it to provide decent support.
It would have been better if there was a water heater for shower. Considering the cost of the accommodation per night (3000php per night), it seemed too thifty of the management to switch off all electricity from 10am-5pm. You can forget about chilling in the room within that time as it'll be rather dark, stuffy and boring in the room. You could always draw back the curtains for some light but that would also mean whatever you do in the room is in full view of all passers-by. The resort tried to provide deck chairs and sofas outside the rooms for guests to relax in but then I didn't always want to be in the sun with the insects and flies...
Housekeeping was thorough in their cleaning but was kind of slow. Breakfast was part of the cost and it was a simple buffet of a mix between Amerincan-styled and Asian food. Staff was slow to top up food though. I guess the leisurely pace of life was generally reflected in the speed with which the staff worked. I observed the restaurant staff setting up breakfast somewhere around 7am and 30minutes later, they were only done setting up the cutlery. I asked them if the hot drinking water was ready since I wanted to make a drink for myself and the reply I received was that I had to wait for the water to boil. Well, it didn't happen till another 30minutes later...
Water from the taps is salty and not suitable for drinking and you'll still feel sticky after showering.
There is also a small stone basin at the door step for guests to rinse their sandy feet or shoes in before stepping into the room. The basin at my door was filled daily with water but my friends staying next door to me did not have any water at all. Perhaps the basin was leaking or something...
I did not go to the floating bar run by this resort but guests will supposedly be ferried for free to the bar from the main beach.
- Reviews: 65
Malapascua Exotic Island Dive & Beach Resort: Excellent!
By our opinion is the best resort on Malapascua!
We have stayed in Deluxe room. Lot of space inside.
When we arrived there the wardrobe and some other furniture was missing, but during the next few days the bring in a lot of brand new furniture! We had two king-size beds and we used the second one as the wardrobe before they bring it! There is also a mini-bar which is excellent to have always cool water at your disposal. You can refill your bottles at the bar and thus save money and environment also since the plastic bottle is always the same!
There's always hot water available. It has also A/C and it functions very well!
Inside there's a big bathroom with a huge shower!
Our rooms were located near the dive center and it was very convenient for us!
It has also a nice veranda where you can sit and enjoy a drink.
It is also a very well kept resort. Everything is very clean and neat! The staff clean the rooms twice a day! They also clean the strip of beach in front of the resort - they are the only one who do it! We noticed that the beach in front of other resorts was quite dirty! Here it is like a post-card: clean and white and soft!
- Reviews: 23
Borggren Beach Cottages: a beautiful dark cottage at night
They don't have electricity when we were there. The whole island only has electricity from 6pm to 12midnight. Some beach houses has generator, ours doesn't. That's why we had it cheap - ! There's a 'common generator' that gives light to the island, and it was busted that time. We had some candles and a lampara at night. We don't really mind the not having electricity, we had a toilet that flushes and a shower and that's all that matters.
We don't have any neighbors, Ging-ging's restaurand is a stone throw away, we're a few meters away from beach.
- Reviews: 19
BB's Lodging House: cheapest accommodation in Malapascua
If you're concerned with budget, this is the cheapest accommodation you'll find in Malapascua. It's definitely not beach front and it's super basic. For off-peak, they've got 3 types of accommodation with price ranging from P200, P300 and P500 per night. THe P200 rooms are cemented blocks with a shower and basic toilet bowl (iwithout a toilet seat which you'd have to flush using a pail). The P300 rooms are a higher breed, it's more of a wooden cabana with proper toilet flush. The P500 rooms are big and spacious plus the floor is made of tiles and so is the bathroom. My first night I tried the P200 room and couldn't stomach it so I moved to the P500 room. I had much better sleep! Oh, they're all fan rooms. I think when it's peak season, room prices are P400, P500 and P750/night. Take note, electricity in Malapascua only runs from 6-11pm.
extremely cheap accommodation but not for the faint of heart nor the obssessive compulsives.
- Reviews: 171
BeBe's Lodging: backpacker's delight
it's dear thomas who told me about this place. coming from GingGing's restaurant, i happened to pass by and got a glimpse of the rooms from the gate and well they aren't bad. could you get any better than 300 peso room good for two?
- Reviews: 1
Exotic Dive Resort, Malapascua: Overpriced Exotic
The Dive Shop here is excellent, however, $62 - in rainy season - for a small, dimly lit room is way overpriced. The shower was barely usuable, the a/c sounded like a jet taking off and housekeeping just seemed to move the dirt around everyday.
The restaurant is ok but the dozens of flies the swarm around as soon as your food arrives quickly becomes tiresome
- Reviews: 8
Exotic Resort: The best on the island
Everything about the Exotic operation is first-rate. They will have a driver meet you in Cebu if you don't want to take the bus. The transfer from ground to the boat to the island is on time and easy, the rooms are better than the website makes them appear, and the price is a bargain. Although a diver, I don't like heat, so I was concerned about getting a "fan" room without A/C. The fan was a good one, the breeze pretty regular, and the room at $25 was a great deal. A good bed, ensuite and a nice porch to relax on.
- Reviews: 895
Ging Ging's Flower Garden: Malapascua's Cheap Accommodation
DR/bath P250 (two rooms share a bathroom). Basic guesthouse set back from the beach; behind the Cocobana Beach Resort. Restaurant popular among tourists.
Restaurant popular among tourists.
- Reviews: 895
Mangrove Oriental Resort: Malapascua's Classy Accommodation
Cottage/fan/bath P3500 (big enough for 4 people). Attractive place, built on a hill on the west coast of the island, with very tastefully furnished stone cottages. Apparently they're building a few cottages down at the beach which will go for only around P600. Quiet location about 15 minutes on foot from Bounty Beach. British owner. Restaurant.
Attractive place, built on a hill on the west coast of the island, with very tastefully furnished stone cottages.
- Reviews: 895
Kuan Ba: Malapascua's Cheap Accommodation
Dorm/fan P100 (four-bedroom), SR/DR/fan P250, SR/DR/fan/bath P800. Basic rooms, some of them quite small. Pleasant place, a fair distance from the beach, under English management. Restaurant. Swimming pool.
Restaurant and swimming pool.
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