Welcome to The Shark’s Tail

At the Shark’s Tail we have one philosophy which we draw our plans from.

     How can we exceed expectations?

A simple philosophy but with an unlimited potential for improvement it fuels our drive to bring the best experiences to our hotel guests, our divers, our restaurant diners, our pool swimmers and of course the socializers in our vibrant bar.  We don’t stop there though – being a part of Malapascua we have a firm duty to the environment and the local community. This is upheld with behind-the-scenes policies for local farm purchasing, recycling, waste management and composting. Having inherited one of the few swimming pools on the island we recognize the impact on the water table this brings so we also perform rain water collection and storage.



New Ownership

The Shark’s Tail is the new name for the Purple Snapper in Malapascua Island, Philippines

We decided to give this beautiful resort a face-lift and the love and attention to detail it’s been lacking in recent years. Originally called Kuan Ba meaning “Urm” the resort was renamed The Purple Snapper some eight years ago but after the owner returned to his homeland the resort struggled to survive.

We have now taken over the resort and have an exciting renovation plan which will see the resort restored to its former glory! Fear not though, the resort is not in bad shape at all and we are not turning it into a building site.

Our improvements feature a bar and restaurant refit, refreshing the dive equipment and the addition of a stone baked pizza oven and pool bar.


We love food, especially Stone baked Pizza and Gourmet Burgers! If you can find a better pizza or burger on the island we will steal it off you and find out how they did it – so beware!

Our kitchen is having a complete refit and with the addition of an always hot wood burning stone baked pizza oven, our pizza will be served in about 10 minutes from the time you order. Similarly our burger hotplate is built for quantity and always sizzling with our secret recipe gourmet burger selection – cooked to your liking every time.

We also have a full menu of other delicious dishes too. Everything is priced reasonably it’s all seriously tasty not to be missed.

Dive Centre

At The Shark’s Tail Dive Centre you can be assured of top quality equipment, superb dive masters and the finest instructors.

Our equipment is regularly serviced and chosen for it’s quality and performance in the warm waters of Malapascua. We accommodate every level of diving ability and we deliver our service with one simple mantra in mind.


Every diver is special and every diver deserves a special time.

We offer a full range of SSI and PADI dives to every local dive site and provide a wide range of dive packages and dive courses.

Sports Bar

At Eho’s Bar we offer something simple; a relaxing bar with background music serving affordable cold drinks, pizzas and burgers. The seating is as comfortable as it is plentiful and there’s a billiard table in tip top condition. In the garden there’s a swimming pool with a smaller bar and BBQ area.

Is it the best bar in Malapascua? Well, that’s for you to decide.