Review of Blue Water Resort in Malapascua, Philippines


Where We Slept is our hotel roundup from our time on the road. We hope it helps budget travelers see how far their dollar can go--even though sometimes, it's not far enough!

Because it's a dive haven, Malapascua isn't super cheap, especially if you want to stay on Bounty Beach.

Accommodation at $20 or under is usually off the beach, which means no views and no sea breeze.

We were there in low season, so we convinced the folks at Blue Water to give us a room for 700P/night. It was nothing special, but it was oceanfront, a good size, and the hot water sometimes worked.

We enjoyed many hours on our balcony, reading, eating mangos, and chatting with those passing by.

low tide action on Bounty beach in Malapascua

If you have a bit more to spend, the rooms at Sunsplash Resort were really nicely outfitted and cost 1000P in low season. They're slightly off the beach, but by far the nicest thing we've seen in that price range.

Note that in high season, you should expect prices that are double what we paid. What can I say? It's just a super popular place!

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Interested in seeing the beaches of Malapascua without paying for a plane ticket? Check out our Malapascua photo tour.

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