We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Buena Vida Resort & Spa

Expedia.com
Orbitz.com
Travelocity
Hotwire.com
Hotels.com
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect average nightly room rates, including taxes and fees that are fixed, known to our partners, and due at time of booking. Other miscellaneous taxes and hotel fees which are not fixed or due at time of booking may be payable at the property at time of stay. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (120)
Room & Suite (29)
Dining (15)
Certificate of Excellence
Overview
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Fitness centre
3 Star accommodation
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
Reviews (150)
Filter reviews
103 results
Traveller rating
80
19
2
2
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
80
19
2
2
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews sister hotel yoga classes ocean vida green garden beach front oats short walk sea explorers vegan options humble opinion insect repellent relaxing atmosphere offer free beach towels homemade bread welcome drink relaxing stay
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 103 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

lad to have chosen to stay at Buena Vida. I made a last minute booking just a few days prior and had emailed to request for honeymoon decos. When we arrived, apparently they didnt get to see the email and they gladly adhered to my...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank suaneywaney
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The service is outstanding! The staff is friendly, professional and helps whereever possible to comfort their guests. When our backpack broke, the friendly reception manager even brought it to a sewer in town after her shift (!)and fixed it - for free! The rooms are...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Eugenia J
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Experience was very good. Breakfast was good and healthy. Resort and spa service was very good. Since resort is not beach front the road Access needs to be cleaned up since it can be smelly of drainage at times. Definitely will be back.More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank diveguyscebu
Response from FabienneandSven, Manager at Buena Vida Resort & SpaResponded 5 December 2018

Hello Eric V., thank you very much for leaving your review and your rate. Apologies for the access to the beach. Even it is a public walkway, we have our staff taking care for it several times a week. Happy to read you will be...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Thanks to all of the Buena Vida Family! We had a wonderful and very relaxing stay! The beautiful rooms located in this peaceful garden are most comfortable and have spacefull and chilly terasses or balconies! Don’t miss the spa treatments, massages, yoga and great diving!...More

Date of stay: September 2018
1  Thank Moonatsmile
Response from FabienneandSven, Manager at Buena Vida Resort & SpaResponded 15 September 2018

Hello Nadia M. Thank you very much for your warming feedback and staying with us. Was a big pleasure for us hosting you. Hopefully we see you again! Greetings from Malapascua, Buena Vida Family

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Positives of the resort are: Friendly staff Ambience Yoga and gym Negatives: Kitchen staff serving me meat knowing I am vegan No turn down service Staff not understanding English properly and disorganised with booking logistics Wifi in the evenings (not too concerned about this one...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank eloiseo2014
Response from FabienneandSven, Manager at Buena Vida Resort & SpaResponded 12 October 2018

Dear Ellie, we are sorry that you were not satisfied with your stay, because of your personal issue you are carrying around with you. We tried our best, even prepared for you special food, changed your room and followed up constantly. After you wrote the...More

View more reviews
About
Description
Buena Vida Resort and Spa opened in February 2015 and is under Swiss/Philippine management. We offer 12 beautiful rooms with huge and lovely designed living terraces which are integrated in a beautiful Tropical More garden - located at the second row of the beach. Our guests can use all beach chairs and sun beds from our second resort Ocean Vida Beach and Dive resort which is located right on the beach a 3-5 min walk away from Buena Vida. Also Sea Explorers dive shop is connected and dives can be booked in advanced with discounted rates. As a in house guests you can enjoy every day one free Yoga class and use our gym free of charge. Every Guest staying in Buena Vida Resort and Spa receive a complimentary 30 minutes Thai Foot Massage. We hope to welcome you one day in Buena Vida. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Refrigerator in room
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
12
Price range
US$ 58 - US$ 111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Buena Vida Resort & Spa Malapascua Island, Cebu Island
Location
Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Malapascua Island
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
12
Price range
US$ 58 - US$ 111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Buena Vida Resort & Spa Malapascua Island, Cebu Island
Location
Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Malapascua Island
Photos
Traveller (120)
Room & Suite (29)
Dining (15)
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 235 nearby hotels
Malapascua Legend
171 reviews
.15 km away
Hippocampus Beach Resort
210 reviews
.17 km away
Ocean Vida Beach & Dive Resort
483 reviews
.19 km away
Hotel Celtis Resort
48 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,681 nearby restaurants
Amihan Restaurant
701 reviews
.66 km away
The Craic House
361 reviews
.31 km away
Ocean Vida
616 reviews
.25 km away
Iroha
10 reviews
.68 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 619 nearby attractions
Bounty Beach
217 reviews
.22 km away
Mabuhay Thresher Dive Center
18 reviews
.48 km away
Logon Beach
62 reviews
.58 km away
Vida Spa
52 reviews
.01 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
RLeong
3 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Pascale M | Property representative |
Dear RLeong, It will depend if you would like to have a private transfer or use the public transportation: Private: The resort can arrange a driver picking you up at the airport, depending your arrival time it will take... More
0
Votes
Room Tips
"I don't think you can make a bad choice with any of the rooms."
bogota05
22 Dec 2017
Read review
"Try to choose the 1st floor rooms where can have better view of the beach and streets"
MunirchM
13 Jun 2017
Read review
"Avoid 9 with its leaky drain!"
L_Smash
27 Mar 2017
Read review
"Great SPA, massage, and free yoga sessions!"
JenDenverStef
13 Mar 2017
Read review
Show More 
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing