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Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center
Ranked #14 of 20 Hotels in Coron
Paris, France
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“Very nice hotel and staff !”
Reviewed 26 September 2013

We really enjoyed our stay, the whole 'staff' is really kind (Risa & Co :-) ), the room is very clean, the cook is great... No negative point !
We also did Wrecks diving with Discovery Diving, which was maybe more expensive than we expected, but at least the dive master and the divings were just perfect.

NB : Actually because of our flight delay we missed our 1st night at Discovery, but the booking was very kindly modified to let us stay one more night with no extra charge ! Thanks again ! (ok this is low season, but we had the same issue in the next hotel : IPIL Suites in El Nido, and we there just lose 1 night...)

Thanks and see you again :-)

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 July 2013

Stayed for two nights with a mate. Great atmosphere round the place. The staff were amazing, always ready to help and give advice on the area. Everything is on a personal level. We got out and dived a few of the shipwrecks which was a highlight, and handy how its all incorporated with the resort. The rooms were simple yet had everything we needed. Hot water in the shower would have been nice, but no major. Perfect if your in coron for the diving.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Its a really nice, peaceful resort in a beautiful setting. Rooms are quite basic and slightly run down, but clean and well maintained. I think more effort could be made to try to minimize the smell of mold in the rooms and improve bathroom facilities.

The views from the little island are stunning, service is very good and accommodating. We stayed there on the way back from our Tao Philippines Expedition and the hotel was nice enough to send a small boat to do several trips to take our group of 20 from our Expedition Banca to the Hotel as our boat couldn't come any closer to the resort due to low tide. It was very late into the evening and their help was highly appreciated.

Food is really good and staff well trained and friendly. The atmosphere in the restaurant is just perfect for long dinners with friends in the evenings. Discovery Island Resort is a perfect place to stay to explore the beauty of Coron, I would definitely stay there again.

Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

Stayed here during the week just before the rainy season kicked in high gear. Resort arranged a smooth airport transfer (taxi and then short boat ride) to the island. We liked being away from the crowded / busy town but we were only a 10 minute boat ride from the island to town. Ate most meals at the Resort and Allan provided excellent recommendations of restaurants in town. Place is set up to accommodate divers and non divers with activities. We are divers, dove hard for 3 days and ended up getting Nitrox certified to dive the wrecks. Christine was an excellent Dive Master and I highly recommend her (if you have a choice). I recommend getting Nitrox certified in order to take full advantage of multiple dives in less time. As they say in the Philippines, "up to you".

We made the following types of dives: wrecks, a lake dive and coral reef dives. All were spectacular. One the last full day, rented a mortorcycle for a ride to Conception. good way to kill a day and see the country side.

Did not have time to island hop but it looked fun and will do it next time.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

I stayed at the discovery island resort with a few friends, we decided we wanted to get away from the city life for a bit and this is exactly what we got. the island is beautifully basic, with cute self contained cottages, a fantastic restaurant and a dive school. everything you need for a lazy day. the island is a short boat ride from the main island, which i liked as i was away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to enjoy the nightlife. fresh food is served on discovery island every day. the food was unreal, i tried new delicacies which i loved. The fresh fish was my favorite with the best calamari and i loved little mama's salad! Also try the breakfasts philipino style, you will not be disappointed.

The service was impeccable. Little mama ( Merley), Riza and the staff bend over backwards to ensure you are comfortable and enjoying yourself. we went on a number of boat trips island hopping across palawan, the staff arranged everything, including a bbq on the beach on an amazing island called Pass island. Discovery island have a number of boat trips that i would highly recommend you go on, to see the amazing wonders palawan has to offer.

When you go to discovery you are made to feel like family, treated fantastically and helped in every way possible to make your stay incredible. This is a must see :)

Gloria

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Taoyuan, Taiwan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2013

We stayed here for a couple of nights and we found the staff to be excellent. Very kind, they always called us by name and enjoyed helping us with any requests we had, including a surprise birthday breakfast request with fresh cut flowers and delicious crepes.

Unfortunately the shuttle service is not efficient and we had to wait several times for long periods of time to get to and from town. They also didn't mention that in order to catch the ferry we had to go the restaurant "la sirenetta" and text when we wanted a ride. The first night going to the hotel we weren't aware of this, we tried to contact the hotel the evening before (via email) to arrange the shuttle but with no response.

The hotel had a nice relaxing atmosphere but unfortunately the lack of air conditioning and the uncomfortably high pillows it made for a difficult sleep.

Overall, its nice to get out of Coron town but the hotel is a little overpriced for the value (they charge for everything and they must cover the cost of transporting things to the island) and be prepared to wait for the transport.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2013

What an amazing place, had the best time there. First off, if your looking for hot showers, room service, TV or anything else like that, this is not the place for you. If your looking for great people, awesome diving, friendly smiles, great food and just an excellent overall experience, I absolutely suggest Discovery Divers Resort. I was able to dive on a few of the wrecks, visited some amazing lagoons. The staff, owners and dive masters we top quality for sure. Also, I want to add a special note for anyone visiting. There is one staff member who was way above the rest, this young woman not only arranged everything from my arrival, trips, dives and departure, she also chose all my meals for me (which was a great experience), answered every question I could think of and made my experience all the better. So, to Riza, thank you for making my vacation so memorable!!!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center
Address: Dicanituan Island | Barangay 5, Coron, Busuanga Island 5316, Philippines
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Region: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Busuanga Island > Coron
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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#3 Top resorts Hotel in Coron
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Back to 100% after Typhoon Haiyan. An Island resort and dive center on its own island just 5 minutes from Coron Town. Tranquil location with individual rustic cottages and modern lodge rooms. All rooms en-suite. Warm hospitality and good food. Ideal for island hoppers and divers. Private Coron Island Tours operated from the resort to show you the best and most beautiful spots that Coron has to offer at your own pace. With one of the most experienced dive centers in Coron, come dive Corons wrecks, lakes or coral reefs with Discovery Divers from our resort. Kayaking, seafaris around Calamianes Islands are also available. ... more   less 
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