Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort
Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort
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"Excellent location with house coral reef with superb snorkli..."

Barend

February 27, 2016

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7.6
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  • Private beach

  • Balcony/terrace

  • Bar

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8.0
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Sea View Room with Terrace
Sea View Room with Terrace
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  • Sea view
  • 35 m²/377 ft²
  • 1 queen bed or 1 single bed
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Deluxe Beach Front Cottage
Deluxe Beach Front Cottage
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  • Sea view
  • 45 m²/484 ft²
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Bay View Room
Bay View Room
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  • Partial sea view
  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Garden View Rooms
Garden View Rooms
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  • Garden view
  • 40 m²/431 ft²
  • 1 queen bed or 1 single bed
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Sea View Family Room
Sea View Family Room
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  • Sea view
  • 60 m²/646 ft²
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Sea View Deluxe with balcony
Sea View Deluxe with balcony
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  • Sea view
  • 55 m²/592 ft²
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Sea View Beach Private Cottage with Breakfast
Sea View Beach Private Cottage with Breakfast
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
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Busuanga Airport (USU)
36.1 km
El Nido Airport (ENI)
99.4 km
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"Everyone in the resort was hospitable and very nice."

Denice J. from Philippines

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7.6
Cleanliness7.7
Facilities6.2
Location8.1
Room comfort and quality8.0
Service7.5
Value for money7.4
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6.4
Good
Kieran from Australia
Couple
Bay View Room
Stayed 3 nights in May 2018
Beautiful slice of paradise”
The island is absolutely stunning! The rooms were quite pricey in comparison to other parts of the Philippines for what they were, but they were nice enough. Had issues with water not working, but it is a remote island. The staff were all absolutely lovely! Sometimes hard to find when trying to order from the bar, but eventually someone would turn up. Jim the waiter is delightful. Food was expensive, and nothing special. Often items were unavailable, but again this was understandable due to the remoteness of the island. There isn’t really any wifi and mobile reception is limited, it didn’t really worry us however. Dave and Bobbie from the dive centre are both lovely, and we really enjoyed spending time with them. Very glad that we went there, but don’t go there expecting perfection, take the place for what it is and enjoy!
Reviewed May 22, 2018
3.6
queenie from Canada
Group
Bay View Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018
Acceptable”
Rooms were not cleaned during the stay. Rooms also were not clean when we checked in and smelled like body odour. Location of hotel is misleading. Would only stay in town next time. No loungers at the beach to enjoy the beach: just uncomfortable bamboo chairs you could not sit on for too long. When it is all nature and very quiet and nothing comfortable to sit on time goes very slow. You can’t even sit anywhere and read a book at the beach. Very disappointing.
Reviewed April 24, 2018
5.6
Maria from Philippines
Family with teens
Sea View Family Room
Stayed 3 nights in January 2018
Definitely for divers”
Not recommended for people who cannot “rough” it.
Reviewed January 30, 2018
2.0
Felishaine from Philippines
Group
Stayed 3 nights in November 2017
Worst experience in Coron”
Very expensive but not worth the money we paid for. Our rooms were very dirty including the toilet. We saw a rat inside our room. No towel in the bathroom. Food was very expensive but not tasty and served in very little portions. The beach in the island is dirty. Would never recommend this resort to anyone who want their money’s worth.
Reviewed November 28, 2017
8.0
Excellent
Walter from Switzerland
Couple
Garden View Rooms
Stayed 3 nights in May 2017
Very good”
Perfect location to relax and unwind; away from the intense tourist stream but great setting on an isolated island in "the middle of nowhere".
Reviewed May 14, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
Alastair from United Kingdom
Couple
Bay View Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2017
Wonderful”
Lovely food, staff and atmosphere in an amazing location. Only con would be longish travel by boat to get there - only an issue if it's a v short stay (like ours sadly). Would recommend to anyone.
Reviewed April 24, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Cia from United States
Group
Sea View Room with Terrace
Stayed 3 nights in February 2017
Nice spot, but management needs improvement”
We were 4 people occupying 2 cabins. The cabins are great and clean. Can't do anything about the weather when the wind dies down at night except turn on the fans or a/c, but when it's breezy outside, it's so much more comfortable (and eco-friendly). The staff are friendly, if not shy. It's most likely due to language barriers, but we think also out of fear from the owner. We found out later that they are not being treated by the owner fairly. The kitchen staff walked out one day and the rest had to pitch in to serve the guests breakfast. There were higher winds than usual the 4 days we were there, so incredibly, there was never any fresh seafood. Now, I understand that it's hard to get fresh fish when the weather doesn't cooperate, but it was very unfortunate that there is not enough planning to stock the fridge with provisions. We went island hopping and we had no choice but to order really awful sandwiches from the kitchen to pack for our lunch. We never had the option to contract the boatmen to get us some fresh seafood to cook for us on each island stop. This was the only island vacation I've had that did not have seafood! We were surrounded by so much water! The kitchen was also always running out of things--even fresh fruits were hard to come by. Non-Filipino meals were so bad too. The pizza was laughable, the crepes like wet sponges, the spaghetti deplorable. We had no idea how the other guests were ordering that stuff. For the money that their guests pay, I think management can afford to plan kitchen provisions ahead of time--this just goes with running a hotel and restaurant in the service industry. Management can also afford to pay their staff overtime fees so that they have a stake in serving the guests well. Perhaps they can hire a better cook as well if they pay and treated them fairly.
Reviewed February 27, 2017
6.4
Good
Avelino from United States
Couple
Sea View Deluxe with balcony
Stayed 3 nights in January 2017
See below ”
No hot water, electricity only half day, costly transportation to and from
Reviewed January 23, 2017
5.6
Gaétan from France
Couple
Sea View Room with Terrace
Stayed 3 nights in January 2017
Incredible place but disappointing service ”
Stunning location but too expensive for what it is given the service quality. We encountered several issues that are not normal for that range of pricing (service at the restaurant or for the final bill did not correspond to our expectations for a such range of pricing)
Reviewed January 10, 2017
3.2
Charles from Indonesia
Group
Garden View Rooms
Stayed 5 nights in December 2016
Good location but too expensive compared to the provided service and philippines rates standards”
What We got for 150usd per day: - Twin bed room with garden view without air conditionner, without electricity from 6am until 6pm during the day, without hot water all the Time, with not so comfortable beds, with A broken fan which were replaced but We had to ask 2 times, with room Cleaning service every 2-3 days - A good natural environment very quiet - normal breakfast - lunch and dinner with normal food but fish and sea food have to be ordered in advance - management not so friendly - eco friendly supposed system which result in showering in the dark every day whereas the reception/restaurant have light (On during the day) and electricity. - transfers From airport to hotel is totally overprice (50usd) compared to standard local rates - tours rates seem overprice too compared Coron Town rates, but once Once You are there You have No choice than to eat/buy everything You need there and They charge the Bill!
Reviewed January 01, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Antonis from Greece
Couple
Sea View Family Room
Stayed 5 nights in December 2016
excellent eco friendly diving resort”
It's a lovely eco friendly destination which gives a opportunity to be PADI certified diver. The instructor, Filipe, is a really kind person, who will help you with your first steps in this new ''sport''. The resort in general is located in a very quiet island which is surrounding with many activities such as trekking, snorkelling, kayaking, etc. These options can keep you occupied during the day as the power is ON during the evening 6pm-6am. Though, there is not a stable internet connection. My personal experience was really good as i got my PADI and experienced all the activities. So, definitely i recommend the place. It's an absolute paradise.
Reviewed December 28, 2016
2.4
LAI from China
Family with young children
Sea View Room with Terrace
Stayed 1 night in February 2016
Not a good place for children”
No facilities No staff service Poor management Not a resort
Reviewed November 20, 2016
2.8
LAI from China
Couple
Sea View Room with Terrace
Stayed 1 night in February 2016
Save yourself”
Horrible food and staff Not a resort Dont expect any service, only ocean and coral reef.
Reviewed November 20, 2016
3.6
LAI from China
Couple
Bay View Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2016
Not a resort”
Coral is great Foods is expensive and awful No service no facilities Nothings other than ocean and coral Not recommended
Reviewed November 20, 2016
6.0
Javier from Philippines
Family with young children
Sea View Family Room
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
4.0
Kathleen from Philippines
Couple
Sea View Room with Terrace
Stayed 1 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
9.6
Exceptional
Susan from United Kingdom
Family with teens
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
8.0
Excellent
Melissa from Philippines
Solo traveler
Bay View Room
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
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
9.3
Exceptional
wayne from Canada
Couple
Bay View Room
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
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