Malapascua Exotic Dive Resort, the Philippines

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Malapascua Exotic Dive Resort is located on Malapascua Island, off the north coast of Cebu Island in the Philippines.

The best

The location. The long beach of Malapascua Island is one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen. The water is always a comfortable temperature to swim, it is shallow, and the tide is not so big. Tropical beaches cannot get any better than this. Palm trees make shade all day long, creating a perfect place to enjoy the beach without getting burned.

Another great point of Exotic Dive Resort is their expertise as a dive school. I don’t dive, but I got to know a lot of important stuff just being around them. I went to snorkel with the divers. They are the very first dive resort in this island. The diving spots, and all the local knowledge were pioneered by them. Their equipment is top-notch, and instructors and dive masters are professionals. If you are a diver, you would want to look into this place.

The worst

Other than the on-site restaurant, there’s not much of place to hang out if you are staying in rooms like Go-Pro, which is a simple room without a balcony. But Exotic Dive Resort is more heavily focused on diving courses rather than simply being a beach resort (but it is a great place to hang out on the beach!). But, if you come here to dive, or to get certified, you won’t have much time to hang out.

Internet Connection

The Wi-Fi connection is available at the restaurant. It’s not the fastest, but it works pretty well, considering it is in the middle of the islands.


Free Coffee       Dive shop      Restaurant      Sun chair   Private Beach

Best for

Families   Friends   Groups   Individuals

Ideal for

Relaxing   Outdoor sports (diving, snorkeling)   Meeting people 

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GoPro rooms (simple double room with air-con) for 1,500 pesos ($40). There are various types of rooms from super deluxe to GoPro.


The whole island felt pretty safe. And you can lock your valuables at the front desk. Exotic Dive Resort hires their on security guards, who are here 24/7. Yes, it is safe.

Contact Information


Phone: (+63) 32-4065428

Mobile: (+63) 999-9976601

(+63) 917-3276689





Editor’s pick

Exotic Dive Resort is a pioneer of Malapascua island. Highly recommended, especially for divers and beach lovers.

Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, travel in comfort: serendipity, science, delicious food, tranquil place, inspiring people, night sky, sarcastic jokes and animals bring her comfort. A formal cubic-farmer, now she's currently on a quest to find the place where she can call 'home'. She writes and photographs on Runaway Juno and Mastering the Art of Travel Photography.

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  1. […] to enjoy the beach in between their primary focus—diving. We tagged along with the divers at Exotic Dive and made our Malapascua base for five days at Exotic’s Resort. It was a fantastic way to end our […]

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