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Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort
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7.5

Very good

153 reviews

153 reviews

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Housekeeping2
Food & Dining1
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8.0

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Popular landmarks
Nacpan Beach
86.3 km
Seven Commandos Beach
104.1 km
Las Cabanas Beach
106.0 km
Puerto Princesa Underground River
224.2 km
Ugong Rock
238.3 km
Closest landmarks
Popototan - work placement
190 m
Popototan Island
950 m
Cockfighting Arena
1.8 km
Galoc Island
2.3 km
Mangenguey Island
2.8 km

Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort

Barangay Maglambay, Popototan Island, Busuanga, Palawan, Philippines, 5317 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Busuanga part of Palawan, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Puerto Princesa Underground River. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and fitness center on-site.

Highlights

Airport transfer

Private beach

Balcony/terrace

Bar

Garden

Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Massage
Spa
Eco & Adventure
Canoeing
Hiking
Workout and Leisure
Fitness center
Facilities

Airport transfer

Shuttle service

BBQ facilities

Fitness center

Spa

Private beach

Game room

Restaurants

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Value for money7.3
Location rating8.0
Nearest airportFrancisco B. Reyes Airport (USU)
Distance to airport30.4 km

Rooms available at Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Sea View Room with Terrace
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 queen bed or 1 single bed
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Bay View Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Sea (partial view) view
  • 1 double bed
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Sea View Family Room
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Sea View Deluxe with balcony
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Garden View Rooms
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed or 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

Does Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort have bars on the premises?

Enjoy your vacation the best way with a drink in your hand at Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort's bar readily available right in front of your doorstep for whenever you need a sip or two.

Does Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort provide airport transfer?

Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort provides airport transfer service upon request with an additional fee of 2500 PHP in local currency. To request, check the box on the booking form just before the payment page.

Does Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort offer shuttle service for getting around?

For your ease of travel around the city, Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort offers None right where you need it making it easy for you to get to places effortlessly.

What kinds of entertainment are available at Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort?

Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort presents numerous entertainment facilities which includes billiards and games room for your relaxation while remaining your stay here.

What kinds of facilities are offered for kids at Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort?

While on holiday break with your loved ones, your kids can also discover the fun in sports and recreation facilities available at Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort which include kids pool and children's playground.

What interesting attractions are in close proximty of Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort that are in walking distance?

While staying at Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort, jump start your vacation by visiting the nearest attraction in walking distance to the property such as Popototan - work placement.

When was Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort built?

Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort was built in 2005.

In which languages can Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort's staff members communicate?

Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort can communicate up to 6 languages which includes English for guests that have a preference for this language. Please refer to the "Amenities and facilities" section and in the "Languages spoken" category to find out what different languages this property supports.

What do visitors like most about Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort?

Verified guests that stayed at Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort have given this property a rating of 8.013 for its excellent location as the main highlight for their stay.

What is the typical rating that past Solo travelers' have given to Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort?

Past solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort an average rating of 8.3. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that verified Business travelers' have given to Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort?

Verified business travelers that have stayed at this property have given Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort an average rating of 6.6. You can look up more detailed customer ratings and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

Property ranking|Compared to 1,167 Palawan properties
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Room size
44 sqm.
Room comfort score
8/10
Location score
8/10
Cleanliness score
7.6/10
Bigger than
95
%
of Palawan properties
Better than
92
%
of Palawan properties
Better than
74
%
of Palawan properties
Better than
70
%
of Palawan properties
Overall rating:

7.5

Very good
153 reviews
Cleanliness
7.6
Facilities
6.7
Location
8.0
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More about Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort

More about Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort

Experience the Ultimate Beach Getaway at Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort

Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort is a 4.0 star hotel located in the stunning island of Palawan, Philippines, offering a wide range of facilities for guests to enjoy. The resort's bar, restaurant, and room service provide delectable food and refreshing drinks that can be enjoyed in the comfort of your room or at the balcony/terrace while taking in the breathtaking views of the sea. The airport transfer and shuttle service make traveling to and from the resort a breeze, while the tours, private beach, and water sports (motorized and non-motorized) offer exciting activities for adventure-seekers. The spa, massage, and fitness center provide guests with the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate, while the games room, library, and BBQ facilities offer entertainment and a chance to bond with family and friends. Additionally, Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort is a haven for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts with its gift/souvenir shop, fishing, diving, canoe, watersports equipment rentals, and snorkeling facilities. Book your stay now and experience the ultimate beach getaway at Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort.

Comfortable Bay View Rooms at Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort

Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort offers comfortable Bay View Rooms, each measuring 30 square meters and featuring 1 Double Bed. These rooms provide guests with stunning views of the bay, allowing them to soak in the beauty of Palawan from the comfort of their own room. With cozy and inviting interiors, guests can expect a relaxing and comfortable stay at Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort.

Friendly Staff and Great Service

Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort is highly praised for its friendly and accommodating staff who go above and beyond to make guests feel at home. Reviewers specifically mentioned Dave and Bobbie from the dive center as being lovely and enjoyable to spend time with. The rest of the staff were also described as absolutely lovely, with Jim the waiter receiving special mention for being delightful. Guests appreciate the warm and welcoming atmosphere created by the staff, making their stay at Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort a truly memorable experience.

Experience a Memorable Stay at Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort

Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort in Palawan, Philippines, is a popular choice among travelers for its exceptional location and comfortable accommodations. The resort boasts an overall rating of 7.5, with high scores for location and comfort. Guests have praised the resort's staff for their friendly and helpful service, earning a rating of 7.5 for staff performance. The cleanliness of the resort has also been commended, with a rating of 7.6. Guests have enjoyed the food and dining options available at the resort, with a rating of 7.4. Although the facilities have received a rating of 6.7, the resort's value for money has been rated at 7.3, making it a great choice for budget-conscious travelers. With its stunning location and excellent service, Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort promises a memorable stay for all its guests.

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Amenities and facilities

Good
Facilities

6.7

Most talked about facilities

Beach

7 mentions

Food & Dining

5 mentions

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2 mentions

Breakfast

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Danish
  • Filipino
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Swedish
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Billiards
  • Canoeing
  • Dart board
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Private beach
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Spa/sauna
  • Tours
  • Watersport equipment rentals
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
Services and conveniences
  • Elevator
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
For the kids
  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool [kids]
Access
  • Pets allowed
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Shuttle service
Available in all rooms
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Linens
  • Mosquito net
  • Non-smoking
  • Seating area
  • Shower

Location

Barangay Maglambay, Popototan Island, Busuanga, Palawan, Philippines, 5317
Excellent
Location

8

Airports
  • Francisco B. Reyes Airport (USU)
    30.4 km
  • El Nido Airport (ENI)
    99.8 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Bogtong Rural Health Station
    14.5 km

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Nacpan Beach
    86.3 km
  • Seven Commandos Beach
    104.1 km
  • Las Cabanas Beach
    106.0 km
  • Puerto Princesa Underground River
    224.2 km
  • Ugong Rock
    238.3 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Popototan - work placement
    190 m
  • Popototan Island
    950 m
  • Cockfighting Arena
    1.8 km
  • Galoc Island
    2.3 km
  • Mangenguey Island
    2.8 km
  • Napula Island
    3.7 km
  • Backpackers Camp Site
    4.0 km
  • South Cay Island
    4.0 km
  • Depelengued Island
    4.0 km
  • North Cay Island
    5.3 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-4 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 5 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • The property provides a roundtrip airport transfer and pickup services from Coron Town and other nearby Islands.
  • Please inform the property about your flight details 3 day(s) before arrival or when the booking is made.
  • The transfer rates are as follow:
    - Daylight Transfer (until 05:30 PM): PHP 2500 per one-way per car (maximum of 10 guests)
    - Night Navigation Transfer (from 05:30 PM): PHP 3000 per one-way per car (maximum of 10 guests)

    The fees will be split amongst guests, depending on the number of guests requesting for the transfer service at that time.
  • Children under 5 years old stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Children 5 years and over are considered as adults.
  • Children under 5 years old will be charged for extra bedding.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until00:00
Getting around
  • Airport transfer fee2500 PHP
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)90
Extras
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 USD
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors1
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 20
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2005
  • Most recent renovation2014

Reviews of Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.5
Cleanliness7.6
Facilities6.7
Location8.0
Room comfort and quality8.0
Service7.5
Value for money7.3
High score for Palawan
Rating
9+ Exceptional (34)
8-9 Excellent (27)
7-8 Very Good (27)
6-7 Good (20)
<6 Below Expectation (31)
Time of the year
Mar - May (33)
Jun - Aug (19)
Sep - Nov (19)
Dec - Feb (68)

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9.3
Exceptional
Simon from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in March 2012

Highly Recommended Island Resort”

Fantastic Dive Instructor, Great Centre & World Class Dive Sites

My partner and I stayed at the Coral Bay Resort for four nights in early March 2012. We decided to go to this resort as we wanted to do some diving on our trip around Palawan, but also enjoy relaxing on an island resort. We planned on only spending part of our stay at this resort diving but it was soo good that we ended up spending the majority of our stay diving. During our stay we completed our Advanced Open Water dive course in addition to some recreational dives. The diving on the wrecks is absolutely amazing and the dive centre is extremely professional. The dive instructor Steve is an extremely good instructor and has a real passion for his job. The resort is picturesque and the rooms are locally built beach huts with small balconies. The rooms are generally very clean. The water is tepid (not hot and not cold) which is generally very pleasant to shower/wash in due to the high temperatures outside. The electricity for the resort is supplied by a generator (which we couldn't hear at all - so it is definitely quiet) and it runs from 6 pm to 6 am. Although there is 24 hour wifi access nearby the main office but the connection speeds are quite slow. The staff are generally very friendly, responsive and helpful. The owners were also very friendly. The food is served in a buffet style for all meals, but is freshly cooked and very good quality (much better than some considerably more expensive resorts that we stayed at). The menu is generally a mixture of Philippine and European dishes and there a good amount of variety each day. This resort provides a fantastic alternative to staying in the cramped, busy and generally not that pleasant town of Coron. Even if you are not into diving the resort also offers other activities such as island hopping, trekking, kayaking and snorkelling. Although if you are even considering trying diving or learning to dive then this is a fantastic place to go with easy access to some world class wreck dive sites.

Reviewed March 21, 2012

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8.3
Excellent
Martina from Italy
Group
Stayed 3 nights in February 2012

Off the beaten paths, simple and charming resort”

Charming rooms and amazing diving!

my friend and i stayed at the coral bay dive and beach hotel in early february 2012. i decided to go there as coron is one of the new hot destinations in the philippines, less than one hour away from manila (where i now live), and has amazing wreck diving. i wanted to combine diving with some "surface" adventures, but we ultimately ended up spending the majority of our time diving. the day before flying back, we kayaked just off the resort beach and it was amazing. apparently you can see dugong (sea cows) frequently just around the corner from the resort, in the afternoon. we did not, because we went late, but other guests did. i think there are other attractions (island hopping, trekking), but if you are not into diving and staying for more than three days, i would probably suggest to stay on the main island (busuanga or coron) so that you have more places to explore. the hotel is simple but very charming. rooms are bush huts with hammock hanging outside. they are clean but without hot water. electricity runs at night between 6 pm and 6 am. the absence of air-con makes the adjustment to the hot temperature easy (there are fans in the rooms). my american [hint: air-con dependency] friend did not complain :d the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. they first checked us in in a regular room above the dive shop. i went to the reception and politely said that i booked a luxury room so the room i got was not what i expected. i was given a larger more comfortable room (in a cottage) in no time. i could really appreciate that. food in european and filipino. bread (real non-sweet european bread) is baked every day. i stayed only three days, and the variety over that time frame was good. you can always get one meat and one fish dish. this was helpful because the friend who was with me does not like fish. steve, the dive instructor is a delight. if you want to make a person happy, bring him mark and spencer milk chocolate digestives!

Reviewed March 05, 2012

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8.0
Excellent
Priscila from Australia
Family with young children
Stayed 6 nights in December 2015

Quiet Paradise!”

Location is amazing, with it's own house coral reef. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Peaceful in the middle of nature.

We had an amazing time at Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort. The communication with the resort even months before our arrival was prompt and professional. Pick up from the airport is a good option as they will take you directly to the resort (50 min by van, then another hour by boat). We were welcomed by the manager with drinks and showed to our bungalows. The bungalows are simple, yet with good taste, comfortable beds, mosquito nets, and a decent bathroom. There is not electricity during the day, which was fine with us as we did want a relaxing holiday. The resort's staff were super friendly, accommodating to our requests and made all the arrangements for our island hopping tour plus a kayak day. My husband did diving through the Dive center and was really pleased with the instructor's professionalism, good quality equipment and just the beautiful spot to dive. We were with a group of two other families with young kids and they had an amazing time. The kids can play by the beach, swim in the shallow pool-like waters by the resort and still enjoy some snorkeling by the corals. We stayed 6 nights and had a wonderful time. If you want a relaxing place, beautiful exuberant nature and sea life, this is a great place to go. Food wise, you are a bit limited in the choices since you depend on the only restaurant in the resort and it can take some time for the food to come. However, the staff was really friendly and tried their best to accommodate us. Highly recommend Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort.

Reviewed January 02, 2016

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7.7
Very good
Abigail from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in March 2014

Perfect getaway ”

Serene location, picturesque, friendly staff

I stayed at Coral Bay Beach and Diver Resort for 4 days and 3 nights in early March 2014. The resort is located in the idyllic Popototan Island and quite far off from the main Coron town. Warning: if you are looking for an island resort with an active night scene and five star/urban amenities (AC, hot shower, pool, spa, gym), go to Boracay/stay in Coron town/ or other high end resorts in Coron/Busuanga Islands. Coral Bay is a simple, serene well maintained resort with basic amenities. The island runs on a generator so the power is off between 6AM to 6PM. Wifi is available at the reception and dining areas, albeit limited - this didn't bother me at all as I chose to stay at the resort to relax and stay off the grid for a few days. Mobile reception for Smart telecom is limited to none - Typhoon Haiyan knocked off the Smart cellular tower in the island. All villas at Coral bay come with a hammock in the deck, for best views, pick the waterfront villas. The waterfront villas are about $65 to $75 USD a night - at Coral bay you get to see views that comes with a hefty tag price in other places in a reasonable, cost effective rate. Coral bay has its own house reef - its about 200 meters from the reception area. The water is crystal clear with rich and plentiful marine life. The dive center is well equipped. The owner, divemasters and the rest of the staff (office management, kitchen, housekeeping) are friendly, welcoming, and helpful.The resort has private boats for island hopping and has a speed boat for private transfer to and from the airport. The price for the speed boat transfer is a bit steep ($55 USD) but worth every penny as this gets you to the mainland in half hour as compared to the free, regular boat transfer that can take more than 2 hours. I highly recommend Coral bay and would stay here again. This is a little gem in paradise!

Reviewed March 19, 2014

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9.0
Exceptional
Justin from Canada
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in April 2012

Great place, super relaxing time spent at resort.”

Beach front, great staff and service, beautiful location, attention to detail visible throughout resort.

My girlfriend and I arrived at the Coral Bay Resort near the end of our trip in the Philippines and it was exactly what we were looking for. We spent our days relaxing on the beach right near our room and went swimming in the very warm and beautiful beach. The staff at the hotel were extremely attentive and were always close by if we needed anything. We really can't say enough about how great the staff were, they epitomize Philippino hospitality and attentiveness. Probably the highlight of our trip though was the incredible snorkelling which we did each day. There was an amazing coral right in front of the resort and the amount of sea life was stunning. Better than what we saw in Hawaii, best ever. We didn't get a chance to take advantage of any of the day adventure trips such as snorkelling just because we only wanted to relax and chill which we did. Lastly, the 3 meals provided were top notch and we could eat as much as we wanted. Great place for couples if you are looking for a romantic getaway in an amazing location with stunning views.

Reviewed May 04, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
Tara from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in May 2012

Fantastic!”

Beautiful place, lovely people, good food and a great dive shop!

Wonderful place. The current managers, Claudia and her husband, will go the extra mile for you - for example they helped my boyfriend organise a surprise birthday cake for me. All the staff are lovely. The setting is fabulous. It's very peaceful and romantic there. We did two discover scuba dives in the bay and I think it would be a great place to get your PADI, especially if you're like me and a little nervous or prone to seasickness - the bay is very sheltered, calm and tranquil. Steve the dive-master is great, a really nice guy and extremely capable. The reef and small (modern, not from WW2) wreck in the bay really are some of the best features of the place - you can go snorkeling whenever you like, for as long as you like. As others have pointed out, it's not luxurious, Coral bay is more natural and relaxing, so if that's your thing I highly recommend it!

Reviewed May 29, 2012

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9.7
Exceptional
Stephanie from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

Stunning resort, amazing location”

The food was amazing! And the remote location is unbeatable

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Coral Bay. We stayed four nights and wished we were staying longer. The couple who own the place are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are large and beautifully decorated, mosquito nets provided (although we barely needed them) and you get your own balcony and hammock. Being located on an island on the beach there is amazing snorkelling, diving and other activities you can do. The bar was a bit pricy - but then again they would have to get everything delivered from the main island so it is not unreasonable. The power is only on 6pm-6am but this is not a problem because during the day you are out and about and the sea breeze is cooling :) Wi-fi is fast and always available. We had the best time and would love to return.

Reviewed November 28, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Adir from Israel
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in February 2012

one word: wow!”

The rooms, the design, the food and the amazing stuff

me and my wife staid at the resort during our honeymoon in philippines. the place is located on an island (40 mins by van and another 40 mins by boat) far from coron town. the place is amazingly designed to integrate with the surrounding nature. the stuff was very nice and helpful and always had time for us, if needed something. our deal included three meals a day, and the food was excellent (big breakfast), in addition to that, you can order food and extras from the bar. we stayed at a deluxe room with a sea view and a fan. the room was made of bamboo with bamboo furniture, exactly how we expected to find in a tropical island resort (much better then the new western resorts which popped like mushrooms after the rain in thailand islands). the room had a big window facing to a balcony with a big bamboo hammock in front of the sea, which was excellent because we had nice sea breeze during the night. electricity is running from 6pm to 6am which is nice, but you don't actually need it. we didn't even used the wifi at all (they have it, but only near the reception). we scuba dived in there house reef, which was nice (but not more then that). the diving equipment was in a very good condition (most of it is new). i can write much more, but i will summarize the review by saying that the best thing about the place is that i can't wait to go back there.

Reviewed April 24, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
John from Australia
Couple
Stayed 7 nights in October 2013

Genuine coral island experience”

Location, food, environment.

This is a genuine coral island experience. If you are after a natural isolated diving resort with great training, and access to the best wreck diving in the Philippines, then this is it! If you prefer club med, then please read the resort conditions carefully to avoid disappointment! This is a remote site, with only water access, one of its attractions! We loved it and will certainly be going back soon.

Reviewed November 01, 2013

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8.0
Excellent
Lawrance from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in December 2015

Remote and quiet heaven”

Friendly, remote and peaceful

The resort is a great place to getaway from the hustle and bustle of a city or town. The resort is located at a remote island and only this resort in the island. However, there is still enough to do if you want some activities. Great hikes on the island to have a brilliant sunset/sun rise view and to other parts of even more remote beaches. You can also scuba dive or snorkel nearby the resort - which you can swim to. It has a beautiful coral site. You can also walk/hike 45 mins to a village and greeted by extremely friendly villagers (a must do if you are staying at this resort). We received warm greetings upon our arrival by one of the owner. It feels like I arrived in Fantasy Island! He explained about the facilities on the resort and set our expectations right. No power after 6am, no air-cond, no hot water, wifi connections not stable and it may take about 30-45 mins to get your dinner after you order. Although these sound like a downside, I actually didn't mind any of them. It is very breezy at the resort so it's cool enough without aircond and it didn't feel uncomfortable at all in the room. Food is better than I expected and I am not surprised having to wait long for food especially when the resort is full during the New Year eve holiday. Wifi connection is unstable but I expected this being in a remote island - connection is much better on the hills or north part of the island facing South China Sea. Overall I enjoyed my stay but if you are looking for a place with air-cond, shops, wifi and convenience, you may as well stay in town.

Reviewed January 03, 2016

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8.0
Excellent
Scott from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in January 2012

Great Location, Poor Service”

Location, Food, Snorkelling

Transfer - We arrived at the airport at around 9, and were met by a woman who informed us that we would have to wait until 10.45pm for another couple arriving before we could be transfered to the resort. Since we had got up a 5am to catch the 8am flight from Manila so as to make the most of our time at the resort, we resented being ask to wait for the next flight to arrive. Had we known we would of caught the 10am flight and got more sleep! A 2 hour wait at Busuanga airport was not how we had imagined our holiday starting, and were somewhat annoyed that the resort was putting its own interest ahead of its customers. Walk/Hiking - Walk on the island very poorly signposted. The trail (which is not very clear at times) divides into 2 paths at several points with no indication which to take. General information/service - When we arrived and through the duration of our stay very little information was given regarding the resorts services/facilities. One notable exception however was the diving instructor who was very helpful and informative when we inquired about diving.

Reviewed January 28, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Craig from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in November 2012

Best resort ever”

great food, service, diving and scenery

this was probably the best resort we have stay at. from the moment you made the booking to the moment the boat took you back to coron, you were well looked after. the danish owners were very welcoming and helped in every way they could. the food provided was of an excellent standard. the diving services available were of a high standard and the instructors were very accomodating. less that 50m from the resort there is a wonderful reef which is superb for both diving and snorkling. in fact this reef was in the best condition of any we saw in the philipines. the resort is very eco-friendly with generator power running from 6pm-6am. there is very little else on the island except for a small village about 1km away around the cove.

Reviewed November 12, 2012

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8.0
Excellent
Melissa from Philippines
Solo traveler
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

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8.0
Excellent
Roman from Switzerland
Couple
Stayed 7 nights in November 2011

Hidden Paradise”

Resorts own Coral Reef! Absolutely Quiet. Lovely Staff.

we loved the location. popototan island is a good 1h drive and 1h boat journey away from coron. it's absolutely quiet, no speed boats, no karaoke, no nothing. perfect for relaxation. the dives were great, we did our first wreck dives ever and we loved it. the owners and the staff are very friendly. there's always plenty of food at the buffet. a lot of meat, delicious fish and potatoes/rice. the best thing in our opinion is the resorts own house coral reef, just off the boat pier! you can go snorkling or diving without any planing when ever you want! we even saw a sea turtle, a water snake, box fishes, lion fishes, barracudas and many other fascinating animals in this reef. we will hopefully return one day!

Reviewed December 03, 2011

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8.3
Excellent
Ziya from Turkey
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

One of the most untouched spots of coron area”

Underwater life, quietness, food

It's a very quiet island resort with rich offerings. Rooms were really nice. Staff was friendly. Due to time limitation we were only able to make discovery diving around resort area. Was more than enough, saw couple of lion fish, baby sharks etc. Open buffet breakfast, lunch snd dinner is maybe the most tasty amd fresh food you can find in Coron area. It's impossible to be bored on the island, resort offers FOC kayaks, pool, chess, dart activities. The only cons is the long transportation time to the island. Shortest transportation from corom town or air port to the resort takes around one and a half hour(45 minutes shuttle bus and 45 mintes boat ride) Due to transportation limitations it took 3 hours for us to arrive the island ( we were obliged to go to the airport first to pick up another guest and boat delayed around 20 minutes). But for our return the owners were helpful enough to arrange transportation to Coron town only for me and my wife. Make sure that you stay iat least 3 days so you can enjoy it fully.

Reviewed February 15, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Brendan from South Africa
Couple
Stayed 5 nights in February 2012

Simply outstanding!”

Small resort on private island; amazing!

so many good things to say! location is outstanding, as is the accomodation - your bed is literally metres from clean and warm tropical ocean. the room itself was very comfortable. the 3 buffet meals daily - simply superb. the dive centre is great too, and the instructor steve is very friendly and knowledgeable about the main diving attractions in the area - the ww2 wrecks. divemaster gerald is great too. they arrange transfers from the airport or coron town as required. overall, the best accomodation i've experienced in the phillipines.

Reviewed March 12, 2012

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9.2
Exceptional
Barend from Netherlands
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2016

Wonderful”

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

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5.3
Marco from Australia
Couple
Stayed 5 nights in May 2013

Nice location, shame about the food + activities”

Coral reef, warm water, quiet serenity

The Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort is located in a remote west island in Palawan, about 2.5 hours by boat from Coron Town. It's in a gorgeous natural setting, and wonderfully peaceful. It's the type of place you go to snorkel in the coral, go diving, visit local islands, and generally relax in the tranquility. Unfortunately the resort is spoiled by the quite ordinary food, the low level of service, and the lack of activities. It would have been nice to be offered a morning fishing cruise to the West Philippines (or South China) sea, to catch something fresh for the barbeque, to have a guided snorkel session to explain what all the lovely corel and beautiful fish were, have some music about the place, have a regular clothes washing service, or even just have staff come to you to offer you a drink, rather than to have to constantly visit the bar. None of this was on offer, the place felt no so much a like a resort but just a hotel on a beach. Also the beach huts were on a beach with mangroves; which you couldn't actually walk onto, meaning the only way in the water was via the pier. In short: beautiful location, but the staff need to lift their game.

Reviewed June 03, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
John from United States
Family with teens
Stayed 4 nights in July 2013

perfect solitude and terrific coral reef”

isolation from city noises, access coral reef, beautiful island location

Our stay at Coral Bay was wonderful. No city/town noise or pollution, helpful staff, delicious food, beautiful surroundings.

Reviewed August 13, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
Omer from Turkey
Family with young children
Stayed 4 nights in April 2013

it is paradise”

bungolows, canoos and beach

This is a fantastic hotel where you can live the survivor feeling. Take the rekayaks and go to the other islands close to the hotel.The diving teacher Steven is a very friendly and helpful guy.You can also go to diving lessons with him as the area is a diving paradise.

Reviewed May 07, 2013

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