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Coral Bay Resort
Ranked #47 of 99 El Nido B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 17, 2013

We liked the place very much. It had a good and relaxing atmosphere. Breakfast was good. We had a beachcottage and the view was amazing!! We booked several boat trips via Coral Beach and it was very nice. They pick you up at Coral Beach, so you just walked through the shallow water to reach the boat.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

We stayed at Coral Bay during the first two weeks of January 2013. A Couple and 3 kids (12,9,3 years). The location is great and just a short ride into El Nido. On arrival we were welcomed by the Robert, Alain and Mercedes and fresh beers, the garden is fantastic and very well maintained, the sea view is amazing. I was definitively glad to choose Coron Coron beach over El nido town. We were presented Saldy and his son, who organized all our private Island Hopping departing from Coron Coron Beach just few meter from our room, Saldy is a professional and knows very well all the secrets of El Nido. The breakfast is good and the staff were very helpful. The kids were having fun in the huge and well kept garden, playing around and swimming in the beach just in front of the hotel.
We would like to thanks all the Staff: Rob, Alain and Mercedes for this wonderful time. This is the place to go with young Kids. See you next January !!!

Room Tip: Incredible Sunset, IF traveling with kids take the family room with private garden.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

for 6 nights and 7 days, for 4 college backpackers, this was better than any place I'd expect in El Nido. We had no reservation, and were lucky enough to be able to walk in and grab the last two rooms. Relatively close to town by tricycle. The owners are stand up guys! They treat their resort as if it is a home, not a hotel. It is in the most beautiful location... the sunsets... everything about El Nido was perfect but our accommodations made it even better. Air Condition, spacious bathroom, nice patio, very quiet, right on the beach, great breakfast every morning before the day. Stay here, you won't regret it. I will be referring anybody I know that goes to El Nido to stay in this place... Enjoy :)

Room Tip: Both rooms we had were identical and perfect...
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank JJaber
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

The sunsets here are amazing!!!! We enjoyed several with a few cold beers and our cameras. It is a 50p ride to town but so much nicer to stay out here. We did walk it one day, 2km but really once was enough, it was a hot day. There is quiet and long stretch of beach to explore out here. There are a few restaurants nearby for dinner as Coral Bay at the moment does not have a full restaurant...construction is underway. Breakfast is complimentary and they will serve it to you on your deck or wherever you want. It is a choice of meat, eggs, and toast or pancakes..both are good. They have hot and cold water available anytime for tea or coffee. Rooms were good, wifi, nice showers, a/c. Several rooms have amazing decks! Excellent stay here, merci!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Jaboda
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We stayed here during the last week in January. The location is a short tricycle ride into El Nido town which, whilst isn't always that convenient, we were glad for. The sunsets from the beachfront garden are just beautiful and Coron Coron is much quieter than El Nido meaning we were able to get a good nights sleep, which I'd heard wasn't so easy in town. The rooms here are absolutely fine but they are fairly basic for what you pay for. The breakfast is good and the staff were helpful, though it was not always easy to find them. I think they'd do we'll to set up a small sunset bar here.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Liz1212
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

We came to El Nido during Chinese New Years Holiday and the little town was packed with visitors. We were hoping for a few quiet and relaxing days at a waterfront hotel only to find that El Nido beach was noisy and crowded, also with very little vacancy any available hotels charged very inflated prices.

Luckily we booked 2 nights at Coral Bay after already spending a few days in an unimpressive Viewdeck Inn. What a difference! Coral Bay has a beautiful and quiet garden with wicker hammock, spacious rooms with beach and ocean views. And after multiple cold showers, poor water pressure, spotty or no wifi days, our stay here seemed luxurious. The town has power blackout from 6am to 3pm, but Coral Bay runs their own generator from 6am-10am. Breakfast is served in the garden from 6am onward, both the staff and owner were very friendly. They kept apologizing having us wait just 10min to check in! Our only regret was no staying here longer.

Corong-Corong beach is very serene compared to El Nido and the sunset from here is incredible. Unfortunately the water here is not swimmable as it is very shallow for quite a distance, with seaweed and rocks. We walked around in the water and onto sandbars during low tide and saw many jellyfish floating around as well as urchines lurking in the seaweeds.

I Coral Bay would consider opening a restaurant and add a beach front bar too. Though the place is only a short tricycle ride from El Nido, we would have liked to have a drink with the sunset view and have dinner close by, as there aren't many restaurant around the hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Qian21
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

This resort is located on an island in the middle of nowhere, absolutely fantastic location. My partner dives, and he enjoyed the diving opportunities from here. What you need to be prepared for are that the rooms are very basic.There is also no hot water and the electricity only runs from 6pm-6am, which restricts things, and makes the room less comfortable. You will be up early, as the fans stop when the electricity does, so not much sleeping.
The food was good, but it was very similar each day, it would have been an issue if we were staying for longer than a few days. A tip is to get to the food when the meal starts, as we noticed that there were birds and flys that would get to the food, and the food is guaranteed to be hot, if you get there after the animals it might not be that safe to eat and the temperature is cold. We did feel that things might have been better if some entertainment was provided, maybe something for the resort to consider.

We enjoyed the short trip there, but we didn't enjoy the rooms, so on that basis we wouldn't return. If basic rooms are ok for you, then give it a try, a beautiful location not to be missed.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Rainbow2011
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Address: Lugadia Village | Corong-Corong, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > El Nido
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 99 B&Bs / Inns in El Nido
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Coral Bay Resort , is situated 10 MN from El Nido by Tricycle Right on the Beach of Corong-Corong Facing the Islands of the Archipelagos of Bacuit enjoy the fantastic Sunset. All Room are Air-con and Fan Hot/Cold Water all the Room are around the Big Garden that cover most of the resort we are on the beach.Including Free WIFI. ... more   less 
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