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Coral Bay Beach & Dive Resort

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 July 2013

My 3 friends and I had an amaaaazing time here. We stayed for 5D4N, and it is definitely not enough time to soak up all the goodness this island and its surroundings have to offer! First things first, do note that this is a uber remote island in the middle of almost nowhere with all its food/necessities brought in via...

3Thank slin88
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 30 June 2013

Our boat ride from Concepcion Pier and the approach to the jetty of the resort at Popototan Island was very dramatic thanks to the sunset. The sunrise was equally stunning as I opened my beach front cottage as the light flooded the front porch, the native hammock swaying and the placid clear water gently lapping about few feet away. I...

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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 24 June 2013

It's the only resort of the island, and only 1 restaurant for no choice, but we didn't care that much, it's all about nature, the cottage is deco with shell and bamboo and rock of islands, no much modern work, you can feel the breeze of the sea when lying in hammock right in front of room; the staffs are...

1Thank Sunnyhu
Reviewed 10 May 2013

This is a pretty straight review there are some good and bad things about this place. The Good -Great remote setting little island on the edge of the South China sea, remote and peaceful. -Decent hiking around the Island to keep you occupied for half a day. -Great kayaking around the island, well worth a day or an evening as...

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trimixPhilippines, Owner at Coral Bay Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hi. Thank you for your feedback, it is nice to hear, so we can change, what ever is possible. The good part, we are happy you enjoyed your stay. Happy you enjoyed your upgrade. We actually often do that, when we have better rooms available, not just because of something... we try to give our guest what we can. Maybe...

Reviewed 22 April 2013

When we arrived, Monica welcomed us by saying "welcome to our little paradise". And so it was. Beautiful quiet place, great diving, excellent food, great for kajak excursions. Perfect service. We loved it.

1Thank S_Leo_S_Leo
Reviewed 23 March 2013

Like many other reviews of Philippines resorts, I will begin by saying that if you want a 5 star experience, this place, like many others, is not the place to go. Even the owners (Ulf and Monica) of this fine establishment will tell you the same thing. Like many others, it has limited power (6pm - 6am), no hot water,...

5Thank the_Janadians
Reviewed 14 March 2013

It's a small paradise. Very nice bungalows with beautiful views. Great staff and service. A bit pricy and the food is ok. But the snorkeling on the housereef is super! Very healthy reef and lots of fish. And the diving with Steve and Gerald is the best. The wrecks are amazing and just a boatride away.

Thank Richard v
Reviewed 12 March 2013

Our stay in coral bay was more than we ever expected. We were prepared for the isolation of the place, as well as the lack of airconditioning and televisions in the room. When we arrived, however, we found that we didn't even miss them! The island runs on fuel and a generator so it is quite understandable why there is...

1Thank lissinmanila
Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 26 February 2013

My husband and I just returned from 3 nights at Coral Bay Resort and am starting to wonder if I was at a different resort to the previous poster. We found the resort to be beautiful, relaxing and well maintained, particularly taking into account the remote location. Our transfers went smoothly, in fact at the last minute the resort arranged...

3Thank ShazDwn
Monica w, Owner at Coral Bay Beach & Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you All for making our efforts and ideas worth doing, by sharing your good experience with others. We love the place, the sea, the people, - and do wish to make a difference for those who work for us,with us and all guests visiting, - we all try to give our guests the best stay, in a very special...

Reviewed 22 February 2013 via mobile

Upon traveling many hours into the feeling of distance, the final boat trip lets you collect your thoughts, while the islands float past you in a steady pace. The further you get, the more colours emerge, excitement starts to build - expectations are beginning to rise, the development of some island resorts on the way gives a hint of what...

Thank Winther73

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Breakfast included
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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: RM242 - RM355 (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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“sea view bungalows”
waterfalls_11, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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.”
  • Room 10, view from the back side
  • Dawn - sunrise
Qwerty_Poiuyt, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Most rooms have good access to breeze. Wifi is at reception.”
rossmbennett, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“pick a room right at the sea front”
MichaelB121, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room facing the beach is better”
124parlins, 1 Jul 2015 | Read review
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