We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“A wonderful quiet place for relaxation and romance”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Busuanga Island Paradise
Ranked #15 of 61 Coron B&B and Inns
Edmonton Canada
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A wonderful quiet place for relaxation and romance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2011

My girlfriend and I were looking for a place to relax and enjoy for a couple of days after the flight half way around the world to start our vacation together. Busanga Island Paradise was the perfect place to start our 3 weeks in the Philippines.

First off Palawan is paradise. If you are going to the Philippines make sure you include Palawan on the trip.

The best part about Busanga Island Paradise is the staff. They are amazing. Friendly, always ready to help you make your stay comfortable. Out cleaning the fallen leaves from over night before we have waken up. Attention to detail on cleaning and serving was amazing. I was witness to a westerner making unreasonable requests at one dinner and they still did everything they could to try to accomodate his request. I dont know maybe trying to impress his filipina girlfriend it was really quite sad. The treated him better than he deserved.

We booked a couple of excursions with them and the trip around the island was a nice relaxing afternoon for us after we arrived. The island hopping tour was one of the highlights of the trip. They arranged for our own boat to go to 4 islands. Our guide from the hotel that went with us, was great at helping my girlfriend who is not a good swimmer. Which allowed me to really enjoy the snorkling opportunity. I dont remember his name but he definetly earned a good tip for his services.

The rooms/cabins are large and clean. Big washroom. The location is away from the town so expect to spend quite time in the evening with your party. The food was included and is good. It is a great way to start or end your trip to the Philippines

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank xploring666
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

109 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    45
    42
    16
    5
    1
See reviews for
22
45
10
3
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (25)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2010

We arrived at Busuanga Island Paradise (BIP), and were immediately greeted by the friendly receptionist, Ate Trini. I was at first a little concerned how private the place seemed to be, but it ended up that that was exactly what I needed! After being shown to Casita 3, my husband and I just relaxed the rest of the day.

Next day, we scheduled a same day trip to Coron Island on a banca. It was easy to do, and after breakfast, our driver Bhoc (who is THE FASTEST driver EVER...like...F1 cars, eat your heart out!) drove us to town along with our tour guide Jerik. Jerik is cute as a button, and knows soooo much about the area, he's always telling you something interesting. He's also extremely friendly and helpful, and will always warn you of slippery rocks, sharp corals, and sea urchins.

After an amazing boat tour, the rooms are relaxing, and the quietness of the resort helps you to really unwind. Usually, the only sound you fall asleep to is crickets, a frog or two, and birds. No Jeepneys, tricycles or roosters!! If you want to take a shower, the bathrooms are uber clean. I remember coming home once, and the entire floor of the bathroom had just been mopped!

The snack bar is awesome if you just want a mango shake and some fries, and the restaurant serves up authentic Filipino meals. Recommend the chicken adobo, for sure, and some fried danggit for breakfast!

The Calauit Safari is worth the 8000 pesos they will charge you. Just the experience alone of careening down winding dirt roads at 4:30am with only the moonlight to guide you is worth it! But when you finally get to the sanctuary...giraffes and zebras abound, and you get to feed the giraffes, too!

Overall, the privacy of the place is something to be treasured. Who cares if there's no internet...you're not there to surf the web!! No cable tv, either...but again, who cares, you're there to relax! Let the staff cater to you (always 'yes po' from them), and enjoy, appreciate, and most importantly: EXPERIENCE the simplicity of life on the island, and like it did to me, it may change your perspective on things, and make you a happier person when you head home.

Thanks to all of you at BIP! Special thanks to Trini, Bhoc, and Jerik!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank marichankitty
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
makati
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2010

Everyone in the resort were so friendly , courteous and accommodating and ready to be of service anytime you need them. They served good food, place is clean. They even gave us a complimentary bottle of red wine for our birthday celebrant. We didn't exactly have a good experience dealing with their representative in Manila but they more than made up with the kind of service they offered from the time we arrived til we left.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank md1028
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fernie, Canada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2010

This place is in a very nice quiet and peaceful setting. The rooms are a good size with large comfortable bathrooms. The food was quite good and served promptly when you sat down. The pool is a very refreshing feature. People concerned about security will feel safe here because there are cameras everywhere.

Busuanga Island Paradise by my estimates is about 25 minutes from Coron. The hotel has good air-conditioned vans that will take you anyplace you want at any time. That is unless there are other gests that need to go places also. You end up car-pooling because it is unrealistic to take a trike to and from the resort. This is not a terrible thing unless you are trying to get to the airport to catch a flight. We missed our first flight out of Busuanga to Manila because other gests where taking a slightly latter flight and were not ready to leave when we needed to. Luckily I got on a later flight with another airline.

I made several changes to our stay at the Island Paradise when we first arrived. I needed and additional room because there was one more person in our party and I changed some of the tours around. I requested an estimate on the final cost and for four days I could not get one. The checkout process took hours and they were chasing me down the driveway for a plate of french-fries that my son had ordered and they forgot to put on the bill just before we missed our flight.

I paid far more money for this place then the other two that we stayed at on our trip to Palawan and the other two were far more convenient. There is also no internet available. Next time I would try some place else.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank TranscendentalTrekR
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2010

We were very happy during out stay at Busunga Island Paradise. For 3 or the 4 days during out stay, we were the only guests, so it was very much a personal and secluded stay.

Room: we were in Casita 5; rustic, independent and comfortable. We got to choose our room because we were the only ones there. The air conditioning was good at keeping the heat out. When I noticed the small gaps in the windows and wall around the air con, I was initially worried about mosquitos getting into the room, but experienced no such problem. There were ants in the bathroom, but that was fine as the problem seems to be everywhere. The shower was warm after you let the water run for a bit. The toilet broke on the last day of our stay, so it wasn't a big problem fo us, and I'm confident the staff woud have attened to it if we had brought it to their attention.

Hotel: there was a big clean pool, but I didn't actually get in because we spent much of our time during the day at the beach and swimming in the sea. There was also a walk you could do to get a good view of the surrounding area, but we stopped a little into the walk because there were too many mosquitos. In general, the whole area, not just the hotel, had many mosquitos. Due to the isolation of the hotel, it was good they had a DVD library and a large collection of National Geographic magazines to borrow. The were some renovtions going on while we were there, but the noise and intrusion was kept to a minimum.

Food: delicious large meals. our biggest complements to the chef for the chilli crab she cooked for us. we ate all our meals at BIP. The staff were also very accomodating and would ask us where we would like to take our meals; either in the pavillion, around the pool or on the verandah of our room. The bad thing is there are not nearby options for food. The staff were very accomodating when I told them I did not eat read meat.

Location: very isolated inland. About 15mins drive from the main town. So there is little to do around there exept relax, read and watch DVDs. But that suited us because our days were planned with activities and it was good to relax at night. The is NOT the hotel for people wanting nightlife.

Activities: all activities were very good and good value. first day we did the half day Coron town tour; included a good walk up to the top of a mountain for a awsome view of Coron island. second day did island hopping; had our own guide, very relaxing day with a good walk to Barracuda lake. third day went scuba diving, very good instuctor.

Staff: the receptionist was fantastic. she was genuinely helpful, warm, and hospitable. The resturant staff were great too.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank jenjenmoral
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Taipei, Taiwan
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2010

1. Take the early morning PAL flight to make the most of the time there. I guarantee whatever fatigue you feel will melt away just by watching the countryside go by on your way to the resort. This is a good 30 minutes to recompose yourselves.

2. The staff was very accommodating. We had welcome drinks while the receptionist (Milan) took us through the schedule. Everyone -from the driver to the boatman/tour guide- was genuinely nice, respectful, attentive, and engaging.

3. The resort itself was better than what we expected. The rooms were very clean and there were ready supplies in the closet. The bathroom was likewise very clean. We had our pick of the rooms because there were very few guests. Both the Casitas and La Vista rooms were clean and nicely furnished. All rooms had airconditioning. The surrounding area is large so you don't feel cramped. Visions of the MRT, malls, work, smoke slowly fade away. The property is huge, containing a small creek, a coconut farm, a hiking trail and a hill, in addition to all the houses.

4. We took the Island hopping package, and it was worth it! For that amount, we didn't need to worry about renting a boat, buying food, paying entrance fees or renting gears (except for the snorkeling gear --which can be replaced with goggles if you have them). We computed the costs and this package is better for 3-4 people. If there's more of you, a separate package may be better since one banca (for 30 people) costs 3000 pesos.

5. There was very little infrastructure and no fast food chains. There are plenty of restaurants. Fishes and corals are abundant. What's really impressive is the cleanliness of the water. You can see the bottom of the sea from the boat at siete pecados. Fishes are also already present at ankle-level water at the beach.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank fil_traveler26
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
QC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2010

due to the excellent weather our flight was not delayed. Mr. Tawinis (the driver who picked us up) was very accommodating, he helped everyone with their things and was seated accordingly. It took us at least 15 mins to get to the resort. Welcome drinks were served (it was really delicious!) the staff was very pleasant and very obedient with all of the guests.

We stayed at La Vista Suite C and found the room very much interesting, the room was enough for us 4 girls. A nice and clean bathroom, a loft and 3 queen size beds. The food was scrumptious especially the sizzling tanigue. food costs around 200- 250. It was clearly explained to us that the food choices are limited due to the availability of what they can buy at the market.

it's a place where you can relax and get away from your "boss" since there is no internet connection and a limited coverage from globe. it's not as crowded as the other resorts that i went to. as soon as i got back from the trip i immediately checked their website and it didn't do the resort any justice.

go here and you wont be disappointed :)

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank charissa1007
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Coron hotels
18.5 mi away
Two Seasons Coron Island Resort & Spa
Two Seasons Coron Island Resort ...
#1 of 1 in Bulalacao Island
4.5 of 5 bubbles 182 reviews
5.6 mi away
Corto del Mar Hotel
Corto del Mar Hotel
#4 of 20 in Coron
4.5 of 5 bubbles 302 reviews
7.3 mi away
Sangat Island Dive Resort
Sangat Island Dive Resort
#1 of 1 in Sangat Island
4.5 of 5 bubbles 355 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.6 mi away
The Funny Lion
The Funny Lion
#2 of 20 in Coron
4.5 of 5 bubbles 235 reviews
4.7 mi away
Asia Grand View Hotel
3.4 mi away
Coron Westown Resort
Coron Westown Resort
#8 of 20 in Coron
4.0 of 5 bubbles 410 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Busuanga Island Paradise? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Busuanga Island Paradise

Property: Busuanga Island Paradise
Address: Kilometer 12 | Busuanga Highway, Coron, Busuanga Island, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Busuanga Island > Coron
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Coron
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Busuanga Island Paradise 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Hotwire, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, Booking.com, Agoda, HotelsClick, Priceline and HotelQuickly so you can book your Busuanga Island Paradise reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Busuanga Island Paradise Hotel Coron
Busuanga Island Paradise Coron, Palawan Island

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing