The couple running the place is very nice and helpful. They know the island well, and we highly recommend using their services. The place offers very affordable loundry services, their food is delicious, and they even have a trike and motorcykles for rent (if you are able to scuba dive and are skilled with a bike you´ll get a lot more out of Coron than if you are not).
Whether it´s hiking, biking or diving one´s into, they can get activities organized through their contacts. It´s reliable and the prices are already negotiated to a very reasonable level, which they always aren´t for an independent traveller. Also one of the owners is British, so if you´re traveling from Europe or North America there´s no language or cultural barrier that would keep you from being understood. He´s also an experienced scuba diver, so if you´re into diving, you can get everything organized directly from Kaba Kaba.
Please note though that Kaba Kaba is not well suited for a leisure holiday, as it is situated a couple of kilometres from the town and there´s not much to do at the place itself. The facilities are of a good backpacker standard: cleand with a European style bathroom. Just don´t be expecting any luxury, or much privacy in the bungalow type apartments. Warm water usually ran out in the evening, and power failures are common too, but these problems concern every accommodation without their own aggregation.
Kaba kaba is best suited for active travelers who are social and enjoy doing things. Their strongest asset is their small scale and the fact that it´s a family business. Everything´s easily negotiable, and conversations with the people running the place can take your understanding of the island a notch deeper than it would get in an average tourist accommodation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kaba Kaba Grace and Kevin will try and make your stay at Kaba Kaba a worthwhile holiday experience. If it’s adventure or just a time to chill out, Coron, Busuanga is the Philippine island for you. Kevin can take you SCUBA diving or Grace will cook that special meal.Island HoppingThe Island of Busuanga has so much to offer. Take a day exploring some of the 700 island making up the group of Islands knows as the Calamianis. Organized tours includes lunch and entry fees to island beeches and viewing spots.SCUBA DivingHave a go at SCUBA diving. If you enjoy the water why not take a day and have a try. Kevin will take you to an island beach where you can try it out with an experienced instructor in shallow water. Once you’ve got the hang of it, it’s time to explore the reef and have an experience of a life time. After lunch on the boat and a chill on the island, if you’re up for it you can try another dive site. If you’re hooked on diving it’s time to get you license and dive the wrecks, some of the best dive sites in the world!!! No exaggeration.In 1944 the American navy launched an airborne attack from the East Coast of the Philippines to the western Islands of the Calamianis in the South China Sea where the Japanese had moved their supply fleet from Manila, thinking it was beyond the reach of the Americans. But the three squadrons of bombers had auxiliary fuel tanks to make the longest airborne navy raid of the 2nd world war. We now have twelve wreck sites that make Coron wreck diving one of the top ten wreck sites in the world. There is diving for all from wrecks at just a few meters below the surface to 45m dives for the suitably qualified and experienced diver.For qualified divers wreck diving can be a breath taking experience. Going down the line to the wreck for the first time is exciting at the same time as being an anxious moment thinking about you’re experience. For the experienced and adventurous diver the Coron wrecks make great penetration dives. From a gentle look into the cargo holds to exploring rooms on the lower deck levels and checking out the engine bays and propeller shafts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kaba-Kaba Coron, Palawan Island