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Puybarban, France
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place seems like someone loved it a few years ago and, at some point, stopped loving it. The food was atrocious... probably the worst I have had in the Phillipinnes. The location is truly sublime and the snorkelling on the "home reef" is as good as you will get. However, when you treat your partner to a place like...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant place - we stayed here for four nights, went on 3 dives, Filip the polish dive master was great, all the staff friendly and helpful. Very peaceful chilled location, went on a kayak trip to watch the sunset on the Twin islands an hours paddle away, plus ten minute walk away from the resort is a private beach beach...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We selected Coral Bay after extensive research online about the Coron area. Coral Bay offered a great combination of PADI diving instruction, beautiful site and competitive price level for its category of hotel and beach front location. We had planned to stay our first 10 nights of a 21 night period in the Coron-Busuanga area but in the end, we...

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Running Springs, Caifornia
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I think some of the other reviews were pretty nitpicky. I personally love this place! Yes, the restaurant prices are higher than in Coron, but if this place is in your budget then I think you can probably afford a $6 hamburger on a remote island with it's own house Reef. And their french fries are the best anywhere! Someone...

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Ulf_Lobo, General Manager at Coral Bay Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi gonebyby, Thank you for taking the time to write such an extensive review. We are very delighted to hear you enjoyed the level of service for which Coral Bay is known. Our team is doing our very best to provide quality service in spite of the challenges being on the island. We are dedicated to make everything as smooth...

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We decided to visit Coral Bay Beach & Dive Resort as part of our trip to Philippines. At first i was not to sure about this place, the huts that the guests stay in are nice but being raised in an Urban area the thought of having no electricity for 12 hours a day really did not sit well with...

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Ulf_Lobo, General Manager at Coral Bay Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Adam_winchurch, Thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your holiday with us. We are committed to make everything as smooth and as enjoyable as possible, and we are lucky to have such a fantastic team and gifted with beautiful location. We pride our team in the way that...

Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

The place is quite nice and convenient. It is very relaxing and quiet and the environment looks great. The tours and diving are cheaper than in other hotels. We had a beach front cottage that was literally on the water and the view was beautiful but it would deserve a bit of refreshment and is quite small. The food is...

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Ulf_Lobo, General Manager at Coral Bay Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi Jamila H, Thank you for taking the time to write a Trip Advisor review. We are very delighted to hear you enjoyed the level of service for which Coral Bay is known. One of the unique feature of resort is the magnificent house reef with our very own Wreck where a large school of Jack fishes have made their...

Reviewed 11 August 2016

Location was very beautiful, place was calm and quiet, very relaxed atmosphere, staff was very helpful for everything... this is a location where you would go to unwind, relax, read and, of course, scuba dive The scuba dive instructor is very strict with safety and hence, makes you feel very secure... However, it was too far from the Coron city,...

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Ulf_Lobo, General Manager at Coral Bay Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear ManishaMisra Thank you for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your holiday with us regardless of the limitations being on the island. We are located two hours away from the Coron Town or the Busuanga airport. People are coming here to relax and appreciate the beauty of nature. We apologize that you encountered rough seas however as...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The photos online actually don't do this place justice. After a busy year we needed a holiday. And this place took all stress away. We r still here. All staff helpful. Kitchen is good standard. Dive shop gave good advice on where to snorkel even though we didn't do boat trips. If windy at resort, take trail 20 min to...

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Ulf_Lobo, General Manager at Coral Bay Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear rossmbennett, I appreciate you posting your gleaming review on Trip Advisor! Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort goal is to make your holiday extraordinary and be disconnected from the outside world and we are happy that we succeeded in giving you a wonderful holiday and just enjoy the beauty of nature. Our house reef in front of the resort...

Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for honeymoon last May2015. The location was very quiet that you could here aside from ocean breez are the different animals/insects at night. No electricity in the morning that time. There's a hammock in every balcony. As we rest in the hammock after we arrived in our designated room, i saw a green, tiny...

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Ulf_Lobo, General Manager at Coral Bay Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear Dennel G, Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor. It is always a pleasure to receive feedback such as yours. Our resort is situated in a secluded Island where wild animals such as monkey and coconut snakes are part of the attraction. We understand that you got terrified of what you experienced. We apologies for the unpleasant experienced...

Mandaluyong, Philippines
Reviewed 7 April 2016

...I have to agree with the last review: even though the resort was nice and we had a good time, the fact that the management considers it ok not to inform guest about the fact that there will be no fresh water in the showers is quite upsetting. If you don't manage to provide constant fresh water, please have the...

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Ulf_Lobo, General Manager at Coral Bay Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear Michael V, I appreciate you posting review on Trip Advisor. Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort is situated on the beautiful Island of Popototan in the Philippines which is over 2 hours travel by land & boat from the mainland. Our place is calm, relaxing and you can only hear the sound of the nature. To answer your complain...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort is on Popototan Island, hearth of Coron region Palawan archipelago, situated in a remote and pristine Marine Park conservation area. Nestled amongst a beautiful archipelago of tropical islands, pearl farms and reefs. We offer you the peace and serenity of an island hideaway with activities and options to learn Scuba Diving or dive on historical famous WW2 Japanese shipwrecks. Explore this fantastic area! Experience nature's magnificent beauty! We are happy to have a fantastic training ground with direct access from our Pier and a magnificent house reef with our very own Wreck where a large school of Jack fishes have made their home. WW2 shipwrecks provide unique ground for wreck penetration courses, deep and Nitrox training. Furthermore there's also many options for diving shipwrecks, beautiful reefs and unique geothermal lakes on half or full day excursions. Common species found on our reef include the beautiful flamboyant Lionfish, a huge school of swirling Jacks, a resident Goliath Grouper, regular visits from everyone’s favorite Hawksbill Turtle, Crocodile fishes, Rays, Trigger fish, Sweet lips, Cuttlefish, Clown fish s and a massive variety of macro to excite even the most experienced snorkelers. We also have regular visits from Dugongs (Sea cows) on the South Side of our reef From the resort, we offer as well day trips to other Islands, where you can enjoy the silence and beauty of nature. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Coral Bay Beach & Dive Resort

Address: Popototan Island 5317, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Popototan Island
Price Range: RM266 - RM421 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Coral Bay Beach & Dive Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Try to get a room close to the restaurant. That way you have everything close by. Don't worry about noise, it is always quiet.”
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  • Room 10, view from the back side
 of 5 bubbles Qwerty_Poiuyt, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Most rooms have good access to breeze. Wifi is at reception.”
 of 5 bubbles rossmbennett, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“pick a room right at the sea front”
 of 5 bubbles MichaelB121, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room facing the beach is better”
 of 5 bubbles 124parlins, 1 Jul 2015 | Read review
“all the rooms looked good, but I liked the beach front cottage, it was incredible.”
 of 5 bubbles CB22013, 1 May 2015 | Read review
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