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Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center
Ranked #12 of 20 Hotels in Coron
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Very warm atmosphere , friendly stuff {especially RIZA!), good location, simple , very nice food .Hotel is located in an island , but to go to coron {5min), there was no problem : you call hotel boat whenever you want.

-No hot water , didn't got room service .

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2014 via mobile

We visited discovery bay just 3 weeks after the typhoon. While there was some damage, they (especially Alan, the manager) made every effort to provide guests with a good experience. There was a generator to replace mainland electricity and a 3g dongle to replace internet.

The location is just 5 min from town, so you can always have dinner there or go shopping. At night you just head back to your private island.

Prices are fair for what you get. In town rooms are cheaper, but the quality is often worse.

There is no white sandy beach, so the resort is best used as a base for island hopping (they will rent you a boat for about 2000php/day) or diving. Marcel, the local dive master is running the island's dive shop and will take you to any ww2 wreck in the area.

All in all I would definitely stay there again, as this resort provides a good balance between seclusion, price and activities you can do.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Manuel R
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

I stayed only 3 nights at the Discovery Island Resort but it was 3 very relaxing and nice nights. A public van was waiting for me at the airport and drived me at the piers of Coron Town where a boat took over to drop me at the resort.
The staff was very helpful and gave me many tips about the town, the things to see and to do around Coron.
If you're looking for a nice and quiet place to stay, Discovery Island Resort is certainly the place in Coron !

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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4  Thank Frederic C
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

I and Mark , my boyfriend did our vacation last september in Coron, he choose to be in Discovery, and we found out , it was a amazing, cheap but very relaxing place to be during holidays.
Ambiance is good, the rooms were clean, mini hotel is very nice. We did had a great meal everyday. The staff is really amazing, RIza, Irene, And Aida are very accommodating..

We will be back soon..

Mary

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Grace M
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Loved the peace here so much ended up staying a week! Coron Town is pretty noisy and, apart from a couple of good restaurants and the port, there's nothing to keep you there. We heard about Alan and Little Mama's place in a bar in Coron Town and, as if by magic, a boat arrived at the jetty the next afternoon for us to go have a look - so glad we did. Its like being part of the family - Resa and the rest of the staff look after you really well, the food is great and the atmosphere among travellers is really chilled out around the bar. My other half was working a lot of the time and found the quiet, electricity supply and good internet connection (along with the view!) a massive bonus. No need to go to Coron Town to arrange tours, can honestly say in 4 months in the Philippines, the private day tour to Coron Island was without doubt the best. It was just us and the boatman, who was an absolute star and so was his bbq'd fish! He took us to places to snorkel when they were quiet and at less than half the cost of the same trip in El Nido (which just couldn't compare). You can also hook up with other travellers if you want to share the cost on trips. Oh dear Alan, we'll definitely be back one day!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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1  Thank Renaud L
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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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3  Thank Jarrad M
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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
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Coron
Price Range: £34 - £50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Discovery Island Resort And Dive Center Coron, Philippines - Palawan Island

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