(SPOT.ph) You don’t have to go on a long-haul flight or apply for a tourist visa just to see one of the most beautiful places in the world because it’s right in the Philippines—Palawan. Comprising many islands, it is home to popular tourist destinations like El Nido, Puerto Princesa, and San Vicente. Of course, Coron is still a top choice, being an island paradise surrounded by turquoise waters and dotted with white-sand beaches. Whether you just want to chill in front of a gorgeous view or explore shipwrecks and coral reefs, Coron is your destination.
Here are some of the island’s top accommodations:
Two Seasons Coron Island Resort & Spa
Bulalacao Island, Coron, Palawan
Contact: (02) 410-2075 to 80
Rates start at P27,000
Not to be mistaken for Two Seasons Coron Bayside Hotel, Two Seasons Coron Island Resort & Spa is known for their BAYA Resto Lounge where you can enjoy dishes like their Four Cheese Pizza, Lengua Sisig, and even Lobster Soup. You can also enjoy the view of Palawan’s sunset from their infinity pool or get close to Coron’s rich marine life by renting transparent kayaks!
Sangat Island Dive Resort
Sangat Island, Barangay Bintuan, Coron, Palawan
Contact: (0917) 650-9191
Rates start at P6,750
Coron is also known for its shipwrecks, which you can explore by scuba diving or freediving through expeditions organized by Sangat Island Dive Resort. Underwater adventures are not the only activities available at this resort, though! You can go sailing to tour around the island, go rock climbing and trekking, and even go bird-watching. You can also book a sunset cruise to cap off the day before you return to your kubo-type accommodations right by the beach.
Bacau Bay Resort Coron
Sitio Jolo, Poblacion 5, Coron, Palawan
Contact: (02) 553-8888 local 34 to 36
Rates start at P12,600
This resort has all the amenities you may need, whether you’re traveling with your family or even with your entire company! They have function halls and meeting spaces as well as a kiddie activity area where you can play games like Jenga, sungka, and board games. They also make your experience hassle-free by offering airport transfers and setting up tours to make the most of your stay on the island.
The Funny Lion
Sitio Jolo, Barangay 5, Coron, Palawan
Rates start at P7,500
This boutique resort, which features a rustic vibe and modern amenities, boasts a wide range of activities from kayak trails and trekking to tranquil coves with views of virgin mangroves. Their Asian-fusion in-house diner, Hunt Restaurant, serves fresh seafood delicacies and a grill buffet every Saturday! What could be better than all-you-can-eat inihaw after a long day of exploring Coron?
Sophia's Garden Resort
Sitio Jolo, Barangay 5, Coron, Palawan
Contact: (048) 723-1871
Rates start at P7,850
Sophia’s Garden Resort features Filipino-Spanish architecture amidst lush greens. The expansive garden is ideal for lounging around, while those who want to take a dip can do so in their outdoor pool. Plus, it’s just a five-minute drive from Coron Market—perfect if you want to bring back fresh produce and souvenirs for pasalubong.
Busuanga Bay Lodge
Sitio Lawi, Barangay Concepcion, Busuanga, Palawan
Rates start at P19,500
This boutique hotel has facilities and tour packages that will ensure you make the most out of the island. They even have seaplane facilities and a full-service marina if you want to sail around nearby islands or fly directly back home. If you’re hoping for a more relaxing stay, take a dip in their infinity pool that overlooks the entire bay area, enjoy fresh seafood and vegetables in their restaurant, or get a massage either in their air-conditioned spa or their bamboo-made spa facility.
Corto del Mar Hotel
Comiseria Street, Barangay 1, Coron, Palawan
Rates start at P6,200
Coron is rich in biodiversity and Corton del Mar goes out of its way to be environmentally conscious. They use salt instead of chlorine for their pools and even if you see plenty of woodwork around the premises, none of them came from cut trees! It is located a kilometer away from the city center, perfect if you want to go on a food crawl downtown.
El Rio y Mar
Barangay San Jose, Coron, Palawan
Rates start P8,000
Planning a no-fuss romantic escape or even a big destination wedding? El Rio Y Mar has a full-service wedding package for couples hoping to use picturesque Coron for their "I dos." The resort has plenty of facilities, including a sports room if you want to play billiards or darts, and a karaoke room for some good old-fashioned Filipino fun! Make sure you take a dip in their infinity pools with stunning views of Port Caltom and mountain scenery.
Coron Westown Resort
Busuanga Road, Coron, Palawan
Rates start at P4,032
Commune with nature with Coron Westown Resort’s customizable glamping packages. They can even help you create your trip itinerary when you book or when you arrive at reception. The resort has plenty of things to keep guests occupied, including a Mexican-themed entertainment center, a restaurant, a pool bar, and a KTV lounge!
Club Paradise Palawan
Dimakya Island, Coron, Palawan
Contact: (02) 719-6971 to 73
Rates start at P16,300
When you stay in Club Paradise, you’ll make the most out of what Dimakya Island has to offer. You can go rock climbing or hiking a trail towards Eagle’s Point—the island’s highest peak. You can go biking, then sail down Panggawaran River and enjoy the breathtaking view of lush mangroves. Afterwards, you can enjoy the resort’s in-house Glow Spa that only uses 100% natural coconut oil, ensuring they’re protecting the environment and your skin!