Hippocampus Beach and Dive ResortDescription
Hippocampus Beach and Dive Resort is located on Bounty Beach, on Malapascua Island. It’s surrounded by a colourful garden with orchids, flowering trees and many coconut palms. A few meters off the beach a coral garden is home of numerous colourfull reef fish and offers good snorkeling.
Hippocampus is built directly on the beach, offering 18 rooms integrated into a natural tropical garden. Each room come with a private bathroom and a large roofed veranda with view of garden and partly sea. Furnishing is in colonial style and includes a spacious double bed or two single beds. The larger superior rooms are equipped with airconditioning, hot shower and fridge. Four Deluxe rooms likewise with airconditioning, hot shower and minibar are located on the beach. WiFi internet access is available for guests without charge.
Magellan’s restaurant is located on the beach and the well-stocked bar is the perfect place to watch the sunset. The restaurant itself is very attractively located on the first floor. It is well known for excellent fish and seafood dishes. Supplies are getting daily from local fishermen.
The dive center offers early morning dive to Monad Shoal to spot the Thresher sharks, and up to 4 dives per day on Malapascua reefs. It operates one local banca’s and one speedboat which welcome up to 15 divers for the outrigger and up to 8 divers for the speed boat. All outriggers boats and dive center are fitted with oxygen, first aid, spare equipment and communication facilities. The shop is equipped with Cressi-Sub gear and provides 10, 12 and 15 litre aluminium tanks with international valves, and nitrox fills up to 32% is offered. The dive team consists of local people who have been diving for a long time. They all speak english, and dutch and german are also spoken at the dive center.
Outdoor activities can be organized by the resort such as day tours by boat circling the island, walking, island hopping, bicycle riding, massage…
Transfer from Cebu airport to Hippocampus, and vice versa can be arranged by the resort.