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Buena Vida Resort and Spa
Buena Vida Resort and Spa
Buena Vida Resort and Spa
Buena Vida Resort and Spa
Buena Vida Resort and Spa
Buena Vida Resort and Spa
Buena Vida Resort and Spa

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8.9

Excellent

314 reviews

314 reviews

Breakfast14
Housekeeping14
Beach6
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8.3

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 160 meters to the beach
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Tops Lookout 109.9 km
Taoist Temple 113.4 km
Ayala Center 114.8 km
Temple of Leah 115.3 km
Casa Gorordo Museum 116.8 km
Yap Sandiego Ancestral House 116.8 km
Colon Street 117.2 km
Basilica De Sto. Nino 117.4 km
Fort San Pedro 117.5 km
Magellan's Cross 117.5 km
Nearby landmarks
Bounty Beach 140 m
Evolution Diving 310 m
Tepanee gym 680 m
Evo House Reef 900 m
Dakit-Dakit 1.2 km
Dakit-Dakit Coral Reef 1.2 km
Dakit-Dakit Island 1.2 km
Bool Beach 1.6 km
Lighthouse 1.8 km

Buena Vida Resort and Spa

Logon Malapascua Island, Malapascua Island, Cebu, Philippines, 6010 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Malapascua Island part of Cebu, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Basilica De Sto. Nino. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and fitness center on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transport

Excellent breakfast

Wellness
Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Massage
Sauna
Spa
Workout and Leisure
Exercise area
Swimming pool [outdoor]
Mind - Body
Yoga room

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Transport to airport

Valet parking

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Exercise area

Spa

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Cebu every 2 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.8
Distance to city center146.6 km
Location rating8.3
Nearest airportOrmoc Airport (OMC)
Distance to airport57.5 km

Rooms available at Buena Vida Resort and Spa

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.7

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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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              Frequently asked questions

              Does Buena Vida Resort and Spa have a hot tub?

              Buena Vida Resort and Spa does not have a hot tub.

              What time is check-in and check-out at Buena Vida Resort and Spa?

              Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

              How do I get to Buena Vida Resort and Spa?

              Buena Vida Resort and Spa is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Buena Vida Resort and Spa has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for an additional charge. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease.

              Is breakfast offered at Buena Vida Resort and Spa?

              Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Buena Vida Resort and Spa.

              What are my dining options at Buena Vida Resort and Spa?

              Buena Vida Resort and Spa features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

              What is the smoking policy at Buena Vida Resort and Spa?

              Buena Vida Resort and Spa does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

              What restaurants are nearby Buena Vida Resort and Spa?

              Buena Vida Resort and Spa is located in Malapascua Island, famous for good restaurants such as Vida Garden Italian Restaurant, Avrill's Nest and Da Alfredo's - Swiss Italian German Restaurant.

              What popular beaches are close to Buena Vida Resort and Spa?

              Buena Vida Resort and Spa is located in the Malapascua Island area, which includes Bounty Beach, Bool Beach and Langob Beach.

              What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Buena Vida Resort and Spa?

              Buena Vida Resort and Spa is located in the Malapascua Island area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Evo House Reef, Dakit-Dakit and Lighthouse.

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              What people love about Buena Vida Resort and Spa

              • 10

                Exceptional

                "The Buena Vida resort is beautiful!"

                Deity

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                July 20, 2021

              • 10

                Exceptional
                Staff 

                "The staff and divemaster in the diving shop Sea Explorer were great too."

                Masako

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                March 22, 2020

              • 8.8

                Excellent

                "We loved this place and will be back!"

                Lone

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                March 19, 2020

              Property ranking|Compared to 1,848 Cebu properties
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              Room comfort score
              9.7/10
              Service score
              9.4/10
              Cleanliness score
              9.2/10
              Value for money score
              8.8/10
              Better than
              99
              %
              of Cebu properties
              Better than
              98
              %
              of Cebu properties
              Better than
              97
              %
              of Cebu properties
              Better than
              95
              %
              of Cebu properties
              Overall rating:

              8.9

              Excellent
              314 reviews
              Cleanliness
              9.2
              Facilities
              8.9
              Location
              8.3
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              What travelers say they love:
              Staff very helpful wonderful location clean and comfortable
              SHUK from Hong Kong SAR, China
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              Buena Vida Resort and Spa

              Rejuvenate and recharge with a getaway and all that Cebu offers at Buena Vida Resort and Spa.
              Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the resort's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the resort's easy to book transportation services. Parking is always available, provided by the resort for their driving guests.
              While lodging at this wonderful resort, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the resort's ticket service and tours. The resort's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay.
              Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
              Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. The resort provides blackout curtains and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Buena Vida Resort and Spa include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. The resort also provides guests with a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water and mini bar in some rooms.
              Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the resort provides a hair dryer and toiletries in some select rooms.


              Dining and things to do

              Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Your mornings at Buena Vida Resort and Spa begin with a complimentary breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the resort. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the resort's bar.
              If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
              Resort's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage, spa and sauna. The many offerings at Buena Vida Resort and Spa ensures you'll have plenty to do during your stay. No vacation is complete without a refreshing jump into the pool. For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the resort's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy.
              Hot days can be cool fun with water activities like fishing, snorkeling, non-motorized water sports and diving. In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the yoga room in the resort.


              Reasons to stay here

              Past guests rate facilities here higher than 97% of the city's accommodation.
              This resort's food and dining score higher than 99% of accommodations in the city.
              Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 99% of accommodations in the city.

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              Amenities and facilities
              Excellent
              Facilities

              8.9

              Most talked about facilities

              Breakfast

              22 mentions

              Beach

              15 mentions

              Housekeeping

              8 mentions

              Food & Dining

              6 mentions

              Languages spoken

              • English
              • Filipino
              • German
              • Spanish

              Internet access

              • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
              • Wi-Fi in public areas

              Things to do, ways to relax

              • Diving
              • Exercise area
              • Fishing
              • Garden
              • Massage
              • Sauna
              • Snorkeling
              • Spa
              • Swimming pool [outdoor]
              • Ticket services
              • Tours
              • Water sports (non-motorized)
              • Yoga room

              Cleanliness and safety

              • Daily disinfection in all rooms
              • Daily disinfection in common areas
              • Face coverings on staff
              • Hand sanitizer
              • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter

              Dining, drinking, and snacking

              • Bar
              • BBQ facilities
              • Breakfast [free]
              • Coffee shop
              • Restaurants
              • Room service

              Services and conveniences

              • Currency conversion service
              • Daily cleaning
              • Dry cleaning
              • Elevator
              • Laundry service
              • Luggage storage
              • Safety deposit boxes
              • Smoking area

              For the kids

              • Babysitting service
              • Family room

              Access

              • Check-in/out [express]
              • Front desk [24-hour]
              • Pets allowed

              Getting around

              • Car park [nearby]
              • Car park [on-site]
              • Parking [paid]
              • Transport to airport
              • Valet parking

              Available in all rooms

              • Balcony/terrace
              • Blackout curtains
              • Coffee/tea machine
              • Complimentary drinking water
              • Desk
              • Fan
              • Hair dryer
              • Lock box in room
              • Mini bar
              • Non-smoking
              • Refrigerator
              • Seating area
              • Shower
              • Toiletries
              • Wake up call
              • Wi-Fi
              • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
              Location
              Logon Malapascua Island, Malapascua Island, Cebu, Philippines, 6010
              Excellent
              Location

              8.3

              Airports

              • Ormoc Airport (OMC)
                57.5 km
              • Calbayog Airport (CYP)
                95.5 km

              Hospital or clinic

              • Barangay Lanao Health Center
                13.4 km
              What's nearby

              Popular landmarks

              • Tops Lookout
                109.9 km
              • Taoist Temple
                113.4 km
              • Ayala Center
                114.8 km
              • Temple of Leah
                115.3 km
              • Casa Gorordo Museum
                116.8 km
              • Yap Sandiego Ancestral House
                116.8 km
              • Colon Street
                117.2 km
              • Basilica De Sto. Nino
                117.4 km
              • Fort San Pedro
                117.5 km
              • Magellan's Cross
                117.5 km

              Nearby landmarks

              • Bounty Beach
                140 m
              • Evolution Diving
                310 m
              • Tepanee gym
                680 m
              • Evo House Reef
                900 m
              • Dakit-Dakit
                1.2 km
              • Dakit-Dakit Coral Reef
                1.2 km
              • Dakit-Dakit Island
                1.2 km
              • Bool Beach
                1.6 km
              • Lighthouse
                1.8 km
              Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
              Property policies
              Children and extra beds

              Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

              All children are welcome.

              Infant 0-2 year(s)
              Stay for free if using existing bedding.
              Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
              Children 3-4 year(s)
              Stay for free if using existing bedding.
              If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
              Guests 5 years and older are considered as adults
              Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
              Others
              • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
              Some helpful facts

              Check-in/Check-out

              • Check-in from14:00
              • Check-in until23:59
              • Check-out from12:00
              • Check-out until12:00
              • Reception open until23:59

              Getting around

              • Distance from city center146.6 km
              • Travel time to airport (minutes)180

              Extras

              • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 PHP

              The property

              • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
              • Number of bars/lounges1
              • Number of floors2
              • Number of restaurants1
              • Number of rooms 12
              • Year property opened2015
              • Most recent renovation2015

              Parking

              • Daily parking fee0 PHP

              Reviews of Buena Vida Resort and Spa from real guests

              Provided by verified guests of Agoda
              8.9
              /
              10
              Cleanliness9.2
              Facilities8.9
              Location8.3
              Room comfort and quality9.7
              Service9.4
              Value for money8.8
              High score for Cebu
              Rating
              9+ Exceptional (115)
              8-9 Excellent (38)
              7-8 Very Good (27)
              6-7 Good (4)
              <6 Below Expectation (10)
              Time of the year
              Mar - May (51)
              Jun - Aug (38)
              Sep - Nov (36)
              Dec - Feb (69)
              All guests (314)
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              9.6
              Exceptional
              Tawny from Philippines
              Couple
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

              A wonderful, relaxing place”

              My boyfriend and I appreciated all the efforts of the staff to make our stay a most memorable and pleasant one. The rooms were very well thought out and gave you a nice homey feel. We were surprised with the little treat of biscuits with a note they hung on the doorknob at night. It was a treat to receive something with a personal touch. Our spa experience was so good that we went two times! The staff were very friendly, thoughtful, and courteous. We really appreciated all their help most especially since we had a little problem with our card not working. Overall, our visit to Buena Vida Resort and Spa was truly memorable. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone who wishes to visit Malapascua.

              Reviewed May 11, 2018

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              Hello Twany, thanks for sending us a big smile back with your detailed warm feedback. It's a pleasure for us hosting you and we hope we will meet again. All the best from Buena Vida Family and Greetings from Malapascua Island.

              Responded May 12, 2018
              Buena Vida Resort and Spa
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Nina from Sweden
              Couple
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 1 night in April 2016

              Pure Bliss”

              We spent 5 days at Buena Vida. I could have stayed much much longer. Firstly, the rooms are great with the most wonderful private terrace (see picture). We were told to keep the fan on, if we spent time in the terrace and were provided with mosquito candles as well as a natural mosquito repellant. We did not need to use any protection and did not come across any mosquitos. A small gripe may be that the wifi really is poor, but you can use the excellent wifi at the sister hotel. There is a minibar with soft drinks (can not recall if it had beer). There are also some snacks. What really made the ambiance 5* for me was the wonderful gardens which were tended to very well - in such a hot country I really appreciate such effort. The hotel is set back from the beach but has it's sister hotel on the beach called Ocean Vida were you may use the sun loungers on the beach. So do not let the fact that the hotel is set back from the beach put you off! You are provided with beach towels. The feel at Buena Vida is holistic and super relaxed. We had massages every night of our stay, there are about 7 or so different types to suit all. The massage rooms are nice and fresh and the essential oils are great. Rose and all the staff are smiley and attentive - always at hand. Always reminding you to enjoy yourself and relax. We ate at the sister hotel most nights as it was one beach but did enjoy the one veggie meal we had at Buena Vida. Last but by no means the least, I will mention my favourite part the Yoga, we had every morning, with the most amazing, professional and skilled yoga teacher Lorenta! Wow Lorenta, you need to know that you are a real credit and asset to Buena Vida. Lorenta even changed her daily morning classes to 6 am as it was a little hot starting at 7 in April as April is during the Philippine summer heat. Do not miss the Yoga classes, beginner or advanced - you must go! Lorenta will ensure that even if you are quite new to Yoga, like my husband, you will be doing

              Reviewed April 23, 2016

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              Hello Nina - thanks for spending time to leave us this nice feedback and we are glad that you had been so happy during your stay. It's a pleasure for us taking care for our guests and see they feel comfortable in our facilities. Hope to see you another time in our SPA, yoga classes, chilling on your terrace or our beach. Thanks for your stay. Greetings from Buena Vida

              Responded October 20, 2017
              Buena Vida Resort and Spa
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Christian from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 8 nights in January 2018

              Humble, peaceful & magical atmosphere ”

              Buena Vida is a very down to earth & relaxed little resort. It's has a very uncommercial vibe compared to a hotel concept with the emphasis on a yoga & massage theme wich is truly brought forward with an authentic & genuine feel. All the staff are incredibly friendly making you feel very welcome. The rooms & facilities are ideal for the location (remember your on a small low key tropical island). The breakfast area along with the open air yoga room are based in the backdrop of the resorts tropical & eclectic gardens. The large spa section with four private massage rooms is perfectly positioned away from the reception area giving it the perfect ambience & sensation of escape, also attached is an air conditioned mini gym (all brand new kit which includes a lifestyle multi gym station, two running machines, cross trainer, bike along with a mini dumbbell rack & adjustable bench). All in all Buena Vida is a great little humble & unpretentious resort that provides everything you need.

              Reviewed January 14, 2018

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              Hello Christian, satisfying reading your lines after your voting here. We are super happy to see we could serve everything to make your vacations the best times. Was a pleasure for us. Please come visit us again. Greetings from Buena Vida and Malapascua

              Responded February 23, 2018
              Buena Vida Resort and Spa
              8.8
              Excellent
              STEFANO from Italy
              Family with young children
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 6 nights in December 2016

              Great stay at Buena Vida”

              We stayed at Buena Vida from 23 to 29 December 2016, at first sight we thought we had to fight with mosquitos because of the trees and plants in the garden but instead we did experience no problems and the location was very pleasant because there was always a nice wind blowing on our terrace located at 1st floor in the corner side of the building facing the yoga terrace.They have free yoga sessions for hotel customers every day at 7am and 5pm, I didn't try but my wife did and she liked very much. I preferred to enjoy the SPA were you can have very relaxing massages at great price and enjoy herbs the` after, or use the Jacuzzi. There is also a gym but I didn't use it, I really wanted to relax and this is the best place to do it. Breakfast was good, you can have 3 kind of fresh juices, omelettes or eggs cooked in several ways, pancakes with inside banana or mango, muesli, fruits, milk, coffee, bacon, toasts, the`, and other things I forgot now. They are building a restaurant anyway they already serve some vegetarian meals for lunch or dinner, we tried once and we really enjoyed :) besides there is always relaxing music in the hall. the staff was really nice and supporting always! They also surprised me with a birthday cake on my birthday :). If we come back to Malapascua we will come back to Buena Vida.

              Reviewed January 09, 2017

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              We are super happy to read your detailed feedback and your rating that you spend great vacations in our resort. We are also glad that you spend time in our yoga and SPA facilities. Hope to see you another time, thanks for your visit! Greetings from Buena Vida resort

              Responded October 20, 2017
              Buena Vida Resort and Spa
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Masako from Australia
              Couple
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 4 nights in March 2020

              Exceptional”

              We enjoyed our stay at Bueva Vida Resort and Spa very much. Staff were helpful and friendly. The resort is beautiful and the room has a nice taste and very relaxing. I also enjoyed a massage and yoga sessions there. There were some construction/maintenance work while we were there and it could be noisy during evening/night but it was understandable as they had big damages from cyclone in December. The staff and divemaster in the diving shop Sea Explorer were great too. I would love to go back to Malapascua Island and this resort again. Thank you.

              Reviewed March 22, 2020

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Enrique from Philippines
              Couple
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 1 night in February 2019

              Our Best Ever Travel Experience in The Philippines!”

              I had the pleasure and privilege to spend my girlfriend's birthday at Buena Vida Resort & Spa and I have no words to clearly express my gratitude and thankfulness with Lorenza and all the Staff. They were very accommodating, kind, friendly and never got a "No" or "Maybe" as an answer. They made my girlfriend feel at home (Colombia) The room was lovely decorated with Flowers, Balloons, Fabulous Smell, and Clean. We had a romantic tour around the island waiting for the sunset. After it the best massage I have ever received so far (I normally have massages twice a month), and the best was yet to come, they exclusively cooked Colombian food (Bandeja Paisa) and even reserved the Jacuzzi just for us. Wow! I love this place and we will go back soon! Thank you so much!!!! I Love You Guys!

              Reviewed February 27, 2019

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              Dear Enrique, we have to thank you for being our wonderful guests. It was a big exciting pleasure for us organizing your stay and especially your girlfriends birthday. Happy being in your memories now for the future. Amazing feedback, we feel thrown back. Thanks for trusting in us and hopefully returning quickly. Warm greetings from the Buena Vida Family.

              Responded March 29, 2019
              Buena Vida Resort and Spa
              9.6
              Exceptional
              Christianne from Singapore
              Group
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 1 night in June 2018

              Exceptional”

              I stayed with my sister for one night at Buena Vida recently. I had arranged to be picked up from Cebu City at 4am as we wanted to have an early start because of our very limited time. I was very disappointed when nobody showed up at the appointed time. We had to wait for two hours before somebody showed up. The drive was smooth though and the driver was very corteous and polite. The 30min boat ride was also smooth, boat crew were fine. When we arrived at the resort, we were offered free massage which more than made up for the agonizing delay, by the way. Massage at Buena Vida's Spa is one of the best I have experienced. I very much recommend the Aroma Oil Massage. The room we were in is nice and clean. It had all the basic amenities we needed. The location is quiet nice as we were tucked away towards the village, very quiet and private but not too far from Bounty Beach where all the restaurants, Scuba shops are located.Over-all, I would definitely recommend this resort.

              Reviewed June 20, 2018

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              Hello Christianne! We are truly happy that we could find a good compensation due to your arrival on the island to make you smile and happy in our facilities. Thank you very much for your stay and your time placing your feedback and rate. We hope to welcome you again. Greetings from Buena Vida Family and Malapascua.

              Responded August 21, 2018
              Buena Vida Resort and Spa
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Violeta from Spain
              Couple
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 4 nights in January 2018

              Paradise”

              I wish that I could back there right now, as it was the most pleasant stay during our holidays. Its a marvellous place. The garden, the breakfast, the yoga, the staff.... everything makes you feel comfortable, relaxed and in peace. Malapascua can get very hot and after diving and exploring there is not so much to do, so having a nice place to relax is a must. Buena Vida Resort is without any doubt the best place for this. You can either chill in your hammock, do yoga or get one of those incredible massages they offer. I can only say thank you for all the staff there for making our stay the highlight of our travels and for taking such good care of us. Special mention to the great Yoga teacher Lorenza who added a special touch to this already great experience (Thank you!!). Finally I also have to add that the breakfast buffet was my favourite in the Philippines with healthy options and delicious juices. I hope I can go back soon!

              Reviewed February 05, 2018

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              Hola Violeta! Fabulous : ) We were so happy to host you during your stay on our island and we can see that it was such a good time for you. We really hope to see you again in our Buena Vida resort. Thanks for your visit and leaving this comment for our next visitors. Sunny Greetings from Malapascua and the team!

              Responded February 23, 2018
              Buena Vida Resort and Spa
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Raechel from Thailand
              Solo traveler
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

              A gem of a hotel in Malapascua Island!”

              Buena Vida was breathtaking - from the rooms to the lobby and everything in between. An absolute paradise. The spa is an excellent way to treat yourself, with superb massages from trained professionals. The entire staff is friendly and hospitable, going above and beyond to ensure you have a pleasant stay. The location is also great, only a few minutes walk to the beach or market where you can discover delicious Filipino meals. I could not have chosen more perfect accomodations. I highly recommend staying at Buena Vida Resort and Spa!

              Reviewed February 23, 2019

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              Thank you very much Raechel for taking time writing down your nice explained feedback. We are very happy to read you enjoyed our SPA a lot, as we have of course a very big interest that our customers feel very comfortable and treated well. We count ourselves lucky for customers like you and it's our big pleasure and motivation every day to make you a pleasant stay. We look forward to welcoming you hopefully soon again. Warm regards from Buena Vida Family!

              Responded March 29, 2019
              Buena Vida Resort and Spa
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Charlene from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

              Warm & Welcoming”

              Had an amazing time at Buena Vida. Everything down to its rooms, location, customer service, spa, food and ambiance was perfect. Everyone was so friendly and accommodating. The spa treatments was amazing and relaxing. Breakfast was simple and healthy (the vegan pancakes are so good). The Yoga was so great especially in the hut they did it in. They made us feel at home, safe and thought of everything we would need. Loved it at the Buena Vida resort and would recommend to everyone.

              Reviewed November 20, 2018

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              Dear Charlene, thank you very much for sending us a big smile reading your "warming" feedback. Very happy to see you spend great time and had good vacations. Thank you for your stay, please come and visit us again, would be a pleasure for us. All the best from Buena Vida Family!

              Responded December 05, 2018
              Buena Vida Resort and Spa
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Mirta from Germany
              Solo traveler
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

              Couldn’t ask for more. Perfect ”

              First of all big thanks and compliment for the Buena Vida Staff . Friendly, kind, helpful, professional The resort is more than perfect with all the facilities. The spa and wellness is amazing. Very professional treatments. Unfortunately the Island was hit by a Taifun on Christmas Eve. But everyone from Buena Vida was taking care of all the guests even if they homes got hit harder. Big thanks for this. It was more than I was expecting. 🙏🏻 I definitely recommend Buena Vida 10 stars.

              Reviewed December 28, 2019

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              Hello Mirta ! Thank you very much for choosing our resort for your holidays and for taking the time to leave this nice review ! We are reading it with a big smile ! We are happy to read that you enjoyed our accommodations and facilities ! It was a real pleasure to have you as a guest, even if we got hit by the typhoon, thank you for your help ! In the days following the Typhoon, people calmed down little by little and life resumed its normality. We always strive to provide our guests with professional service and care We hope to see you again soon ! Best regards from Malapascua and Greetings from the Buena Vida Family !

              Responded January 02, 2020
              Buena Vida Resort and Spa
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Ryan from United States
              Solo traveler
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 5 nights in February 2017

              Above and beyond expectations ”

              The staff at Buena Vida consistently go above and beyond expectations to make sure guests have an amazing time while on malapascua island. They were more than gracious to guide us to the locations we wanted to go to as well as make sure our transit to and from the hotel went smoothly without any issues. In particular, I am so grateful for Lorenza and Fabienne's help in making our trip so memorable and smooth.

              Reviewed February 09, 2017

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              Reading this comment and feedback treats the team and us very well. Thank you for giving us such a nice feedback - we are more than happy that you had great vacations here at Buena Vida and the island. Let us know when you come back and it's a pleasure organizing the trip for you again. Greetings from Malapascua

              Responded October 19, 2017
              Buena Vida Resort and Spa
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Mariana from Japan
              Couple
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

              Best Place to stay in Malapascua”

              We absolutely loved this place! We had a beautiful and perfectly clean room on the second floor with a wonderful view of the garden. It is perfectly located near all the restaurants and the beach. Although the beach in front of the ocean vida(sister hotel) is full of boats parked in front and the beach is covered in seaweed. However staff from buena vida drove us to the North Beach which is super nice! Breakfast is delicious and healthy and every night we a little treat was waiting for us in our room. The jacuzzi is wonderful option if you want to skip the beach. The most outstanding though is the staff! Lorenza teaches a wonderful yoga class and is always there to help you. Manali at the reception always welcomes you with a smile and is prompt to help you! Rechelle did my nails a Christine a wonderful massage! Thanks buena vida for a wonderful stay!

              Reviewed January 06, 2019

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              Dear Marina! Reading your warming feedback gives us again a big smile back thinking about your stay. Thank you very much for your smile too and enjoying Malapascua Island during your vacations. Hope we will meet another time, would be a BIG pleasure for us hosting you again. Greetings and all the best from Buena Vida Family!

              Responded February 22, 2019
              Buena Vida Resort and Spa
              8.7
              Excellent
              Dee from United Kingdom
              Solo traveler
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 3 nights in February 2016

              A little sanctuary of indulgence...”

              The little extra touches that make you feel special, superlative spa services & beautiful rooms...

              Buena Vida completely exceeded my expectations. The rooms were tastefully decorated with an amazing outdoor space complete with hammock, beanbag & cushioned seating. I indulged in a massage that did not disappoint. The staff were friendly, helpful & small touches like flowers in the room & small treats hung on the door with sweet messages certainly made me feel special. It is worth noting that the hotel is a very short walk away from the beach via a small alleyway which at night is unlit. But once you've met he locals you'll soon realise that you are completely safe so this was not a worry. I would highly recommend Buena Vida, it is an oasis of serenity, complete with jacuzzi tub...

              Reviewed February 14, 2016

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              Thank you Dee for choosing our place to spend your vacations. We are happy that we can read you had good times in Buena Vida and the island. Maybe you come and visit us again - would be a pleasure for us. Greetings from Malapascua

              Responded October 20, 2017
              Buena Vida Resort and Spa
              9.6
              Exceptional
              Marloes from Netherlands
              Couple
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 10 nights in August 2016

              Best resort ever had”

              this resort is complete, especially when you have the rooms with the big balconies. It feels luxury and they thought about every detail. The buildings are perfectly finished and this for Philippine standards. it is the top of the top in Philippines for this price. I recommend this place to everybody. Best on the island malapascua. And the distance from the beach is absolutely perfect unless you want a sea view. The breakfast can use a little more variation but again, the quality of it is perfect. The staff is 100% ready for you and super friendly. They even know when you arrived, when you leave ( even the chef in the kitchen knows) They have a good organization. I appreciate that kind of places a lot.

              Reviewed August 18, 2016

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              Hello Marloes! Kind regards for your warming feedback to our stuff and our facilities. We are happy you had great times on the island and enjoyed your vacations as best as possible. Greetings from Buena Vida team, hope to see you soon!

              Responded October 20, 2017
              Buena Vida Resort and Spa
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Myra from Philippines
              Group
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 1 night in October 2016

              The Best in the Island”

              Staff: All of them are friendly and very welcoming. They treat their guests as friends whether they are locals or foreign,unlike on the other hotel where we stayed the next day. Hi Ate Lorenza and the rest of the staffs thank you for the warm welcome and for providing us the best service. We'll surely be back and stay there at Buena Vida again. Kudos for you guys! Stay that way😊 Location: Yes it is not in front of the beach but it is just like a minute or two away from the beach. Cleanliness: Everything is perfect. No nasty things inside the rooms. Rooms are well maintained. I love the garden and the hammock on the balcony. Oh also the cute puppies roaming around the garden. 😊❤️

              Reviewed November 02, 2016

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              Hello Myra, thanks for leaving your impressions and emotions in the feedback. We are happy that you had a great stay in our place, was a pleasure for us hosting you. Hope to see you again, Greetings from the Buena Vida resort and the island.

              Responded October 20, 2017
              Buena Vida Resort and Spa
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Sarah from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

              Exceptional”

              Staff were super friendly. Location was perfect to the all the nearest restaurants and bars. We loved the massage we opted for it was amazing! Breakfast was beautifully made too. The Oats with frozen bananas especially was the best! Oh and also fresh mango to finish it with. Thank you Buena Vida Family for the most comfortable and beautiful stay, we would love to return soon.

              Reviewed March 11, 2019

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              Thank you Sarah for being our guests and for your detailed lovely feedback to our resort. We count ourselves lucky for customers like you and hope the next welcome will not take too long. Very happy you title up your personal highlights at our breakfast - we either can't resit in the mornings. All the best and sunny greetings from Malapascua. BALIK BALIK - Buena Vida Family

              Responded March 29, 2019
              Buena Vida Resort and Spa
              8.4
              Excellent
              Gwen from Canada
              Couple
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

              Great Stay”

              Stayed here for 5 nights and had a wonderful stay. The room was clean and when you left your room it was promptly cleaned every day. Warm shower and quiet AC. The breakfast was buffet. The staff was helpful with whatever you needed and the massage was amazing, overall a great experience. My husband had massages at other places on the island and definitely said Bueno Vida was by far the best. It's not on the ocean, if thats what you are looking for, though is connected with Ocean Vida Resort and you can stay there at the beach and run up a tab at the restaurant and bar. The mosquitos weren't bad, and I expected them to be bad, as you are in the jungle. I would recommend the Bueno Vida and really enjoyed the vibe there.

              Reviewed January 22, 2019

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              Dear Gwen! With smiling faces we read your detailed feedback, thanks that you took time to write down all your experience with us. Happy to see we made you happy during your stay at Malapascua Island. Hopefully we get another chance to host you. Warm greetings back to you, all the best from Buena Vida Family!

              Responded February 22, 2019
              Buena Vida Resort and Spa
              9.6
              Exceptional
              Björn from Germany
              Couple
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 1 night in February 2018

              Wonderful hotel with a relaxed charme”

              Very much enjoyed or stay at the Buena Vida Resort and Spa. Had a very relaxing massage, a cosy room and very helpful staff. Would have loved to stay longer!!

              Reviewed February 07, 2018

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              Hello Bjoern! Thanks for leaving a feedback for your stay in our Buena Vida resort. We are happy to see you had a good time! Greetings from Malapascua!

              Responded February 23, 2018
              Buena Vida Resort and Spa
              9.6
              Exceptional
              yi from Hong Kong SAR, China
              Solo traveler
              Standard Air Conditioning
              Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

              nice and cozy resort”

              The resort is closed to the beach, it just talks 2 mins walk. quiet, nice, and cozy.. the other beach-front resorts are too noise due to the live band in the restaurants. for myself, i prefer Buena vida as it is far away from the noise music. i can enjoy the quiet and relaxing holiday. but the massage service is always full, we can't book it.

              Reviewed May 03, 2018

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              Hello Yi, thank you very much for leaving your feedback after your visit with us. We are very sorry you could not make a massage with us, hopefully you come and visit us again to get our full Buena Vida package. Greetings from Buena Vida Family.

              Responded May 12, 2018
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