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Bluewater Malapascua Beach Resort is finely located in Malapascua Island of the central Philippines in Cebu Provincial Islands.
The resort nestles on a green-blue Visayan beach of Malapascua Island.
Malapascua has just been recently discovered by outside visitors as a fantastic and ideal place not only for swimming but scuba diving and snorkeling.
It is attracting more and more visitors each year due to its natural environment, welcoming inhabitants, and white sand beaches.
Having said that, let’s check out what this island and this resort have to offer…
The following are just some of the interesting and fun activities you can enjoy with during your stay on this island and this particular resort…
You can dive (or learn how to dive through basic lessons) the crystal clear waters of Malapascua and discover the WWII Japanese ship wreckage, underwater life forms, and anything colorful creatures in the ocean.
Some featured dive sites
There are loads of spots where you can enjoy, including: Monad Shoal/Shark Point – an underwater island on the edge of a 200-meter drop off where thresher sharks reside, can be seen every day
The Monad Shoal is perfect for Nitrox for advanced divers where sightings of thresher sharks, whitetip sharks, manta rays, hammerheads (seasonal), mandarin fish, nudibranchs, pygmy seahorse, cuttlefish, coral gardens, is regular.
If you cannot dive deeper then just stay afloat and wear your snorkeling gears to enjoy the ocean. When you snorkel you’ll discover schools of tropical fishes with their pretty colors, sizes and shapes. Most often, you can find such beautiful fishes in the coral reefs surrounding the island.
More fun activities
Trip around the island. Yes, you can do this by renting/hiring a boat to take you around the island. I've been enticed by many boat operators to take this tour but I decided not to because I want to do it with a group or special someone. Of course, my heart was screaming...!
Walking around the island. Many visitors do this to enjoy nature, lonely bays, or meet welcoming folks. It takes about 3 hours, at least, to circumnavigate the island. I tried doing it but only to take photos.
Just enjoying the beach. Since the island has shallow waters off the beach, it is very ideal for wading, kayaking, shell collecting, and even snorkeling for small kids, specially during low tides. I did a kayak for the first time and I was struggling with it for a few minutes, then started to enjoy gliding above the gentle water.
Now, if you are the serious type of diver, here are some of the popular dive sites in Malapascua…
Dona Marilyn Wreck – a 100-meter long passenger ferry that sunk due to a typhoon in 1984. There, you can easily find the overgrown beautiful soft and hard corals, fishes including sweetlips, snappers and bat fishes swimming around.
Calanggaman Island – It is abound with fish and beautiful soft and hard corals and lots of macro life including nudibranchs and other critters underwater. This island is also great for relaxing at its beach – picnic, snorkel, etc.
Kimud Shoal – another site where you can actually have the chance to encounter bigger sea creatures, such as manta rays, white tip shark and threshers. The water depth is between 30m to 30m and only experienced divers are allowed to go.
Monad Shoal – It is the popular dive site if you want to watch thresher sharks, especially in the early morning when they usually come out from their caves. Manta rays can also be seen in the afternoon in this shoal. Nitrox is recommended.
Chocolate Island – It is a fantastic shallow dive spot for beginners with plenty of beautiful corals and macro life, including: harlequin shrimps, sea snake, cowries, seamoth, and nudibranchs.
Lapus Lapus – It is considered top dive spot in Malapascua due to its amazing macro life and beautiful corals of various species. You will surely encounter creatures such as:
pygmy sea horses, frog fish, ghost pipe fish, porcelain crabs, nudibranchs and others living among the corals. For beginners and advance adventurers.
The Lighthouse – When you dive near this place, you can observe patiently the beautiful but shy mandarin fish performing their mating ritual. As time moves on, you’ll see shrimps, crabs, moray eels, blue-ringed octopus and cuttlefish especially during a night dive.
Through Bluewater Malapascua beach resort, you can have lots of adventures including learning how to dive as a beginner or as a professional.
Most of these courses require actual practice starting in a pool and then out into the open sea, of course, with the professional and experienced instructors.
The required age for beginners is from 8 years old and above. Those interested to learn below 10 years of age is considered a non-diving course, which is also available and great for kids’ safety.
PADI Scuba Diving Experiences & Courses
Bluewater Malapascua Beach Resort offers the standard courses as follows...
Other specialized courses:
Deep Diver, Nitrox Diver, Night Diver, Drift Diver, Underwater Naturalist, Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver (PPB)
Just pick your desired or preferred diving course to help you enjoy your holiday much better. If you don't know yet, Malapascua Island's waters is known for its thresher sharks lurking in its deep waters. Yes, they are sharks but they are also the main reason why many divers would come--to observe them down underwater.
Okay then, if you have decided to check out this resort, you need to also see its accommodation.
Yes, Bluewater Malapascua Beach & Dive Resort has fine rooms for your wonderful and relaxing stay on the island. Please, note that the following rates serve only as guide. So, better inquire from the management directly for your exact and up-to-date rate since it changes depending on season and availability.
Executive Suite (PhP5,500): elegantly furnished, 2 king size beds, ref, TV, DVD, private bathroom, hot/cold shower; good for 4 persons; aircon
VIP Suite 1&2 (PhP4,500): beach front w/ balcony, lounge, queen size bed, mini-ref, TV/DVD, private bathroom, hot/cold shower; 2 persons; aircon
Front View (semi-suite) 1&2 (PhP4,000): with balcony, friends lounge, elegant room, 2 queen size bed, private bathroom, hot/cold shower, aircon
Front View (Semi-suite) 1&2 (PhP2,500): beach front, comfortable room, queen size bed, private bathroom, hot/cold shower; for 2 perons; aircon
Standard Room (junior) 1 to 4 (PhP2,500): main building, cozy room, queen size bed, private bathroom, hot/cold shower, for 2 persons; aircon
Standard Garden View (PhP2,000; 1,500): Filipino style with terrace, queen size 2 single bed, private bathroom, hot/cold shower, for 2 persons; aircon/fan room
Individual Cottage 1 & 2 (PhP2,800; 1,500): native style w/ balcony, queen size bed, private bathroom, hot/cold shower, for 2 persons; aircon/fan room
For the rates of other resorts located on this island, please search them below...
Inclusions & Extras
Included in the rates for each accommodation are the following:
Having seen those accommodation details above, you might want to get the beach resort's contact information. Here’s how you can get more details from Bluewater Malapascua Beach and Dive Resort…
If you wish and want to know more about this nice resort, you may use the following information and contact details.
Location: Bluewater Malapascua Beach Resort, Malapascua Island, Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines
Telefax: +63 32 429-9011
Mobile: +63 917-624-3710, +63 917-821-3127
To get to this amazing island, you can take a bus from Cebu North Bus Terminal in Cebu City for Maya Town. From this town, you can take a motorboat that will bring you to Malapascua in 15 minutes or so.
If you haven’t discovered your ideal holiday place yet, you may continue to surf…
Want to find out more? Sure thing, there are lots of resorts that offer various facilities, amenities and services on this amazing island. Check out the links below and see what you are going to discover...
Bantigue Cove Beach Resort
Moonlight Resort Bar and Restaurant
Thank you for visiting this page. We hope you’ll visit us more often to find more interesting info regarding Cebu Province and its beautiful beaches.
Please, enjoy your holiday!