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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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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...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 3 April 2016

The resort is lovely. Beautiful sunrises, friendly staff and gorgeous reefs to snorkel in. The only complaint I have is that it wasn't until we arrived that we were told that their fresh water supply had been damaged back in December (this was mid-March) and so there was only salt water running through the sinks, showers and toilets. The only...

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

Dear juklesca, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it is much appreciated. With the spectacular view of the nature and wonderful marine life from the magnificent house reef is an excellent site for snorkelers and I am delighted that you enjoyed. Regarding your concern about the resort fresh water supply, I would like to point out...

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Reviewed 19 March 2016

we have been home for a month and are finally getting to a review of coral bay.we loved every minute of our time there.we woke every morning to a beautiful sunrise and a 10 minute hike to the other side gave us a prime spot to watch the sunset with a bottle of wine.priceless.in between we snorkelled on an amazing...

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

Dear wsbauman, Thank you for your glowing review on Trip Advisor, it's much appreciated. I am happy that you and your wife had a wonderful stay with us during your valued holiday! Our resort is situated on the beautiful island of Popototan Island perfectly secluded where you can walk around through the Island with the amazing panoramic view specially during...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Overall we had a really good time here! This is what we wanted - a total romantic getaway from a rushed life and appreciating beautiful nature. We actually wanted to get bored as our holidays are always rather full on. We stayed for 5 nights. Since I was relying on so many of the previous reviews, wanted to write a...

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

Hello Sir First we wanna thank you for taking your time writing such a long and detailed review. We really appreciate it. You seem to have enjoyed your stay with us. Its is good for us to know in details what you liked about Coral bay beach and dive resort. The two suggestions you mention we are already handling. The...

Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Coral Bay Beach Resort I don't know what to say about this resort. On one hand it's nice, on the other, I have a lot of reservations. There are a lot of good things about this resort but the bad points overshadows the good. First of all, the staff especially the resort manager was incredibly good. They offer free pick...

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

Hi Sir Thank you for the review. We of course appreciate all the good things you mention. We do admit that we also have things to work with. After your review we had a meeting with the kitchen staff, and nobody can explain management what went wrong the two times food was served with one hour waiting time. We really...

Taichung, Taiwan
Reviewed 12 March 2016

I'm still here and can't wait to leave the comment,it's really nice resort like heaven! The resort is so beautiful and thesurrounding is amazing ! You can get away from the cloudy people and all stress just relax here!enjoy the nature! The staffs are friendly and helpful! Especially thanks for Mike!He really give us a lin unforgettable memories !

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

Hi Miss Thank you so much for the positive review. Its nice getting feedback like this. It was a pleasure having you, please come back and visit us. We will prepare a surprise that will make you smile and enjoy. Yours sincerely

Quezon City
Reviewed 24 February 2016

I love the place. Really relaxing. Our room has a beach front view. I love staying on the veranda and reading while lying on the hammock. The staff were very friendly. It's an island and you can do some trekking and the view from the top is really amazing. The sunrise and sunset is really majestic. There's no electricity during...

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

Hi Thanks for the positive response. We really appreciate it. Yours sincerely Ulf

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
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  • Family Rooms
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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: $86 - $163 (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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“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”
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“Room facing the beach is better”
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“all the rooms looked good, but I liked the beach front cottage, it was incredible.”
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“Choose one of the rooms located between the office and the restaurant - they have the best access and location. Be sure to visit the south side beach for amazing snorkelling and sun bathing.”
  • The view from the restaurant, beyond perfect,
 of 5 bubbles mikepearson85, 10 Mar 2015 | Read review
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