Very good 7.7
Based on 108 reviews

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About Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort


Situated in Popotan Island, this resort emerges after a boat journey that bring you close to limestone cliffs, untouched islands, and pearl farms. Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort offers guests the peace and serenity of an island hide-away. Set along a white beach, the cottages are designed for family use. The cottages and a dining pavilion cater to your private quiet place so that you can enjoy nature’s bounty. The resort also offers guests a lot of interesting activities such as saltwater fishing, island hopping, leisure snorkeling, kayaking, mangrove exploration, and scuba diving. Please enter your preferred dates of stay and submit our online booking form to make a reservation at Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort.
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  • Wi-Fi [portable rental]
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Airport transfer
  • Shuttle service

Fitness & recreation

  • Dart board
  • Fitness center
  • Spa
  • Massage(s)
  • Games room

Water sports

  • Snorkeling
  • Watersport equipment rentals
  • Canoeing
  • Private beach
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Land sports

  • Hiking

For kids

  • Playground
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Food & beverage

  • Room service
  • BBQ facilities
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Bar


  • Pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • Laundry service

Guest services

  • Babysitting service
  • Tours

On-site facilities

  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family room
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Smoking area

Health and security

  • Safety deposit boxes

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Danish
  • Filipino
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Swedish
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-12 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 2500 PHP
Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Internet Usage Fee: 0 USD
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 1
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 20
Reception Open Until: 12:00 AM
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 90
Year Hotel Built: 2005
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2014
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The hotel arranges complimentary roundtrip airport transfers. Please note that guests are required to provide their flight details at least 3 days prior to arrival by email to Agoda Customer Service at
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Verified traveler reviews

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Very good

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.0
  • Facilities 7.2
  • Location 8.2
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.0
  • Service 7.5
  • Value for Money 7.5
  • Food/Dining 7.4
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Javier M. from Philippines
Families with young children
Stayed 5 nights in March 2016
Wonderful location but disappointing management
The location is amazing with the most beatiful coral reef I've ever seen. We travelled with a baby and only when we arrived there they informed us about the problem with the water facilities. We would like to have been informed about that before the arrival to be able to decide it if we stay there or not, specially travelling with a baby and they already knew about that. Our bedroom was the last one in the beach near the jungle and the second night we have a rat inside the room that eat some stuff, we asked to move and there were no free room that night but the problem was the awfull answer of the manager "it is normal to have jungle rats and if you don't like it may be you should live in a 22th floor in Manila", fortunatelly they changed manners and apologized and the next day they moved us to another room. The staff didn't clean the room for several days, we asked for and the only excuse was that the staff was overloaded. We almost lost our returning flight because they decided to go directly by boat to the town instead of droping us in the middle (3,5 hours trip instedad of 2 hours). They dind't coordinate between reception and the office in the city. On the other hand the stuff in the restaurant and kitchen were really nice.
Reviewed April 02, 2016

Kathleen T. from Philippines
Stayed one night in March 2016
Overrated & disappointing resort
View during the day, staff, the quiet environment
First, They do not tell you that you have to pay P2500 for van & Boat transfer going to & from the resort. Total is P5,000 just to get there and leave! Their "free" transfer is at a very inconvenient time of 430pm (which means u arrive at the resort 6:30pm). I think for the price of the room this should already be free of charge, or included in the overpriced room charge. P5k+ for a small cottage with no electricity during the day and no airconditioning & no working private bathroom with freshwater. They also have to inform guests before booking the rooms that their "dam" or source of spring water is not functional. Imagine showering with saltwater in your room--because the other option using "fresh" water is outdoors, in a shared, public & makeshift shower area (like a cheap hostel) which is only working from 5pm-8pm. Had we known this--we would have never booked for this resort. Food is expensive, overpriced for the small portions and it's not even delicious. Sizzling squid was not sizzling, tomato salad was actually just tomato slices. Also, the caesar salad has cucumbers and cubed tomatoes (tasted like a weird greek salad). We had to request for plates and utensils ourselves. But since2hours away from the nearest restaurant you have no choice but to eat here. Im glad we only spent overnight in this "eco-resort" because i could not wait to go back to coron town and stay in a cheaper hostel with better accommodations and service (like Sea Horse Guest House). They also say they have wifi in public areas but this is not true. The only good thing I can think of about this place is their friendly staff. I'd like to personally mention Maria, who waived the return fee of P2500 and made it free, because we were already demanding a refund for the booking. I would never return here nor recommend this to other people. Based on my recent experience, Coral Bay does not deserve their rating & commendations.
Reviewed March 28, 2016

Susan K. from United Kingdom
Families with older children
Stayed 3 nights in March 2016
Unspoilt Island
We arrived via boat, chasing the sunset behind this unspoilt island. Perfect place to unwind and go at your own pace and have the chance to reconnect with nature and the important things in life. Staff could not have been more helpful.
Reviewed March 18, 2016

Melissa M. from Philippines
Solo travelers
Stayed 3 nights in March 2016
A silent resort
Coral Bay describes itself as a silent resort - one of the few left in the world. It is in an island 1 hour away from Coron and quite peaceful. No noisy videoke bars, no water sports activities involving machines and no loud people. Unfortunately due to its remote location some facilities which we normally expect from a resort are unavailable. Electricity is turned on only from 6pm-6am and an hour midday. There are no air conditioned rooms and the water supply is not very strong. Despite this it was a great vacation especially since we were aware of these facts when we booked the stay. The staff (especially Sheryl and Lucy) are very warm and accommodating!
Reviewed March 12, 2016

Barend R. from Netherlands
Stayed one night in February 2016
Excellent location with house coral reef with superb snorkling. Professional and sympathetic dive master. Cottages are spacious and comfortable, even with aircon.
Reviewed February 27, 2016

wayne B. from Canada
Stayed 15 nights in January 2016
peace and tranquility
setting, snorkeling, sunsets
one of our best trips ever! the location is perfect with beautiful views. Snorkeling on house reef is phenomenal. lots of hiking trails to enjoy the sounds of nature and see the island. would highly recommend!
Reviewed February 15, 2016

Melani D. from Philippines
Families with older children
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016
Best place to relax away from home.
Location, size of the room, very quiet & relaxing
We're the only Filipino group during our stay & we had a really good time. From sunrise to sunset, we enjoyed every bit of our stay. + flexibility of mgt & staff. Very friendly & warm reception + boat ride going to & from the resort + island hopping with Kuya Bong + pancit bihon & spicy squid (we ordered more than 2x) + free breakfast & free coffee, tea + no electricity from 6am to 6pm (I give this a "plus" since we barely experience this nowadays. We are forced to go out of our room to breathe fresh air & appreciate the beauty of mother nature). - limited food from the menu (suggest to add grilled food) - no cold drinking water even during night time Can't think of any negative thing to say, cz we really enjoyed our stay here & we are already planning our next visit. Cheers!
Reviewed February 03, 2016

Denice V. from Philippines
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016
Best vacation ever!
Peaceful, Eco friendly, best service
We went there as a group, from the moment we arrived until the day we left, we were very taken care off. The manager was very attentive to our needs and very helpful. Everyone in the resort was hospitable and very nice. If you want peace and quiet and one with nature, disconnect from the modern world and its fast pace, then this is the place you need to be. You will be rocked to sleep by the soft sounds of nature. You will eat fresh catch of the day from the sea. Be greeted every morning by the beautiful sunrise. Visit nearby islands, be amazed by the beauty underwater. It's so sad that we had to leave. Thank you so much to all the staff and the manager for taking care of us and for making our stay as wonderful as it can be. Will sure be back!
Reviewed February 03, 2016

Rene S. from Switzerland
Stayed 6 nights in January 2016
Relaxed and quiet
Near to the sea, quiet place, few people
We've enjoyed it
Reviewed February 02, 2016

Alix W. from France
Stayed 4 nights in December 2015
Good place to stay and dive, food not good
Diving, hotel location and environment, quietness
Reviewed January 04, 2016


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