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Pura Vida is located on a beautiful beach-front location in Dauin, Negros, and boasts a state of the art dive centre and access to truly world-class macro diving. This family-friendly resort features multiple accommodation options and first-class facilities such as a pool, spa, gym and conference room, making it the perfect base for any dive trip to the region.
Pura Vida is a spacious beach resort located in Dauin, around 15km south of Dumaguete City, on the island of Negros. The Swiss-managed facility was built by divers for divers, with a first-class dive centre and activities to suit the whole family. Featuring a range of accommodation options, Pura Vida gives guests the opportunity to tailor their holiday to personal needs and gain the best possible experiences.
The resort aims to provide luxury dive holidays within a natural and environmentally-friendly setting, away from the busy and noisy daily routine, while maintaining a closeness to nature. Boasting a luxury pool surrounded by tropical gardens, spa, gym and a beautiful sandy beach, Pura Vida Resort provides complete relaxation, while the world-class dive centre caters to every divers’ needs.
There are 10 Standard Garden Rooms at Pura Vida which are located to the rear of the resort and are crafted from bamboo. All Standard Garden Rooms come with a balcony offering a relaxing view of the beautiful garden at the centre of the resort. Each room is fitted with a small cable TV, mini-bar refrigerator, in-room safe, coffee & tea making facilities and a tiled bathroom with hot water shower.
Pura Vida’s Family Rooms are located on the ground floor offering comfortable terraces with soothing garden views. Each room comes equipped with quiet air-conditioning, mini-bar refrigerator, in-room safe, complimentary water carafe, flat screen cable TV, complimentary coffee and tea making facility, and an ensuite bathroom with hot water shower. There are a total of 3 Family Rooms at Pura Vida offering guests a choice between 1 room with 2 single beds, 1 room with a queen-size bed and 2 single beds or 2 rooms with a queen-size bed and 2 single beds.
The resort’s 12 Deluxe Rooms are bungalow-style houses situated around the pool and beachfront area of the resort. These newly renovated rooms feature a walk-in dressing room as well as a comfortable bathroom with hot water shower. An inviting terrace allows guests to enjoy the relaxing ambiance of the luscious tropical gardens that surround the rooms. Each room is also equipped with quiet air-conditioning, flat screen TV, and a mini-bar refrigerator. These rooms available with either queen or twin beds.
Pura Vida’s 2 Suites are located on the second floor and feature spacious balconies equipped with a small bar, fridge, and sunbeds offering pleasing views of the tropical garden, pool and sea. Each suite has a living room furnished with comfortable sofas and a table made from high quality bamboo. The spacious ensuite bathroom boasts a large bathtub with whirlpool, hot water shower and double sink. Both suites are fitted with a king-size bed, flat-screen TV and quiet air-conditioning.
Pura Vida’s main restaurant is located above the dive centre and serves different styles of buffet breakfast every day – namely German, Spanish, American, French, Chinese, Filipino, and Swiss. Each style offers a different selection of main courses as well as juices, fruits and bread. Guests can enjoy lunch and dinner at the beachfront where tables are situated under traditional thatched roofs. On clear nights, dinner can be served under the stars. The menu boasts a wide range of Asian and European meals, including daily and weekly specials, made using fresh seasonal ingredients. A conveniently located pool bar, located beside the swimming pool and beach, serves a range of tropical drinks, fresh fruit juices, shakes, cocktails, liquors and local beer.
The resort spa lies within the luscious tropical gardens providing a quiet and relaxing environment and a variety of treatments such as Thai, Swedish and shiatsu massage, aromatherapy, reflexology and fruit body scrubs. An in-house gym is free to all guests and is equipped with first-class gym equipment, yoga facilities, air-conditioning, hot water showers and changing rooms. Pura Vida also features a modern conference hall which can accommodate 120 people for meetings, conferences, team-building, weddings and parties. The room is equipped with surround sound, stage lights, tables, chairs, projector, white boards, podiums and bathrooms, and can be divided into two separate parts. Other local excursions that can be organised include visits to beautiful freshwater lakes, ATV tours, hiking, boat riding, swimming, snorkelling and kayaking. Pura Vida’s boutique shop offers a range of handmade local products, beachwear, souvenirs, and cosmetics.
Sea Explorers’ PADI 5 Star CDC Dive Centre is located inside Pura Vida Resort and is well equipped to provide exciting experiences for divers of all levels. The dive centre is open from 8am to 7pm and boasts a retail shop, air-conditioned classroom and 3 store rooms for guests equipment directly on the beach. Up to 4 dives are possible every day, as well as evening and night dives, and day trips to Apo Island, Sumilon Island and two-tank dive trips along the coastline. Full equipment rental is possible from the dive centre including computers and blue-light torches and Nitrox 32%. 15-litre, 12-litre, and 10-litre aluminium tanks are available with Yoke and DIN valves.
The dive centre has three 16-seater boats and one 12-seater boat, each equipped with complimentary drinking water, coffee and tea, as well as first aid, oxygen and emergency communication. An extra smaller boat seats 8 divers and is also fitted with first aid, oxygen and emergency communication. Dauin offers excellent conditions for divers of all experience levels, and PADI courses from beginner to divemaster are offered, including regular IDC programs. The resort boasts access to 30 excellent dive sites with an abundance of world-class macro life, making it a paradise for underwater photographers.