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A trip to the Philippines won’t be complete without visiting at least one of its many world-renowned beaches, unspoiled islands, and abundant waters. Coron is one destination where tourists can experience all these.
Forming part of Palawan, known as the country’s Last Frontier because of its strategic location and rich ecological resources, Coron holds more adventures — above land and underwater — than one can imagine.
From crystal-clear lagoons, towering limestone cliffs, and world-class shipwreck diving sites, Coron tours have become a must-try for travelers to fully enjoy a tropical getaway in the Philippines. While separated from the main Palawan island, this group of islands has its own airport making it conveniently accessible.
Coron hotels and resorts also suit every traveler’s preference, from the most private and luxurious down to mid-range and budget. We’ve rounded up a list of where to stay in Coron on your next dream vacation:
Photo by Coron Soleil Garden Resort
Coron Soleil Garden Resort is a 3.5-star hotel that offers guests ultimate convenience as it is strategically located around important town establishments and has close proximity to some of Coron’s top attractions.
It is just 700m away from Mount Tapyas, a popular hiking trail along rolling hills that ascend up to the highest viewpoint in the entire town. Kayangan Lake, dubbed as the cleanest lake in the country, is about 6km away through Coron island-hopping tours – totally worth the trip.
Aside from exploring mesmerizing land- and seascapes, guests can definitely enjoy staying in the resort. It has an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by trees for a breezy setting, and drinks can be ordered from the poolside bar while lounging around.
Coron Soleil Garden Resort also has its own restaurant, fitness center, and spa services for more recreation and relaxation. WiFi is also freely accessible for those who wish to stay connected throughout their stay.
Beautifully appointed rooms, complete with air conditioning, flat-screen TV with cable channels, desk, safety deposit box, and minibar, await guests at Coron Soleil Garden Resort. Some of the guest rooms feature a dining table and kitchenette. The best part of this Coron resort is that all of their accommodations open to balconies or patios with serene pool views.
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Nature takes center stage at The Funny Lion boutique hotel resort in Coron. This 3-star property boasts glorious sea views while being surrounded with lush greenery. The resort’s theme is contemporary safari, characterized by its eco-chic exteriors — a combination of concrete structures with natural material detailing — as well elegantly designed rooms which are equal parts sleek and cozy.
Located in the outskirts of Coron Town, The Funny Lion serves as a peaceful refuge in this already tranquil destination. Mount Tapyas is just about 1.6km away from the resort, while the Bayside Plaza is less than 2km away.
As it is perched on an elevated site near the coastline, stunning ocean views await guests especially when hanging out at their Pride Rock Deck rooftop bar. Make sure to watch the sunset from here. It also features an outdoor swimming pool with comfortable sun loungers and two jacuzzis. If you’re feeling hungry or wanting deep relaxation, The Funny Lion has on-site dining options and its own wellness facility, the Sea Tree Spa.
Choose between its Cub, King, or Pride rooms, which are all equipped with air conditioning, LED TV with cable channels, coffee and tea making facilities, in-room safe, refrigerator, and private bathrooms with hot and cold showers. Staying at The Funny Lion is already an adventure in itself while in Coron.
Photo by Sunlight Eco Tourism Island Resort
For those looking for a true island getaway experience, Sunlight Eco Tourism Island Resort ticks all the boxes. Nestled in the azure waters of Culion, about a 30-minute boat ride from Coron town proper, it is one of the most private Coron beach resorts as it has the entire Naglayan Island to its own. Aside from the seclusion, top-rate facilities and amenities make Sunlight Eco Tourism Island Resort a luxury retreat.
The island resort’s property spans a total of 18 hectares of lush hills, shorelines with impressive white sand, and beautifully landscaped gardens, so guests can truly enjoy a myriad of activities and services. Sun worshippers can lounge in the private beach area, or in the outdoor swimming pool overlooking turquoise ocean waters.
The resort also features spa and sauna services, a number of restaurant and bar options, a fitness gym, a dive shop, and a playground for kids — perfect whether traveling solo, as a couple, or with the entire family.
Guest rooms, which are all waterfront, come in the form of luxurious villas, with varied sizes according to guest capacity. Single-detached villas offer ultimate privacy, while two-bedroom units accommodate a larger party. All villas feature air conditioning, LCD/LED televisions, balcony, and private baths with hot and cold showers.
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There is nothing quite like the charm that El Rio Y Mar Resort offers. This Coron beach resort should be well-considered when planning your dream getaway in Palawan. Imagine beautifully-appointed cabanas along a white sandy beach with the ocean at your doorstep and rolling hills with lush vegetation at the back — total tropical paradise.
The entire beach resort and its natural surroundings spell romance, tranquility, and enchantment all in one. Guests can freely enjoy sunbathing in its 500-meter beach stretch, with views of mangroves and its neighboring islands.
The resort also features recreational amenities such as two outdoor infinity pools, indoor and outdoor spa, and non-motorized water sports. Take a dip in the calm, azure waters while knocking back some tipples on its floating Port Caltom’s Reef Bar, and enjoy sumptuous meals at the Al Fresco Restaurant.
All rooms and cabanas at El Rio Y Mar Resort are situated beachfront, with a veranda for stunning ocean views. Each accommodation is complete with features such as air conditioning, desk, minibar, safety deposit box, and coffee or tea-making facilities. Bathrobes, towels, and hair dryers are also provided.
While the resort seems to be secluded away from the town proper, everything that any guest would need for a comfortable and relaxing stay are all provided at El Rio Y Mar Resort.
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Coron Westown Resort is a premier resort hotel and conference destination in Coron. From business-friendly amenities, recreational facilities, down to top-rate, beautifully-decorated rooms, this Coron resort proves that business trips can still be ultimately relaxing and enjoyable. Located by the main Coron-Busuanga Road, Coron Westown Resort also offers guests easy access to the town proper.
With three swimming pools, outdoor gazebos, and barbecue facilities, Coron Westown Resort makes it easy for guests to enjoy their stay and have plenty of recreational time. Daily buffet breakfast is also offered at the property, and guests can head to its Restaurant Cafe throughout the day for international and local meal dishes or refreshing beverages.
The resort also has several function rooms and conference halls that can accommodate small parties to as many as 300 guests. A well-equipped business center with printing service and computer access is also available.
Guest rooms feature a blend of Filipino culture and modern design, and are complete with amenities such as air conditioning, premium spring beds, duvet blankets, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and safety deposit box.
Guests can also enjoy their own refrigerator, mini-bar, and coffee and tea-making facilities. Topping it all off, spacious bathrooms with walk-in showers and complimentary toiletries are provided in each room.
Photo by Two Seasons Coron Bayside Hotel
With its 4-star rating, Two Seasons Coron Bayside Hotel is one of the most prestigious Coron resorts for guests to consider when thinking of where to stay in Coron. From a strategic location by the main Coron-Busuanga Road close to the town proper and by the seaside, vacations are made more delightful when staying at this Coron hotel. Coron Port is just 300m away, while the mesmerizing Maquinit Hot Spring is about 3km away from the property.
Panoramic views of Coron Bay await guests as they take a dip in the hotel’s Bayside Infinity Pool. First-rate facilities can also be enjoyed, including its BAYA Resto Lounge, Skydeck Jacuzzi Lounge, gym, and a spacious conference room that can accommodate more than 100 guests. WiFi is also freely accessible throughout the property keeping guests connected while away on holiday.
Two Seasons Coron Bayside Hotel has 48 guest rooms, all of which have verandas for stunning views. Utter comfort and undeniable class can be expected in the accommodations, with features such as air conditioning, plush bedding, flat-screen TV with cable channels, iPod docks, and minibars. Spacious baths with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries round out the comforts every guest can expect at Two Seasons Coron Bayside Hotel.
Photo by Huma Island Resort and Spa
Experience an entire island of pure indulgence, private luxury, and limitless adventure when staying at the exclusively idyllic Huma Island Resort and Spa. Nestled in the private island of Diciligan, one of many unspoiled islands in the Busuanga area, this Coron resort is accessible via a private seaplane from Manila or Busuanga. Upon arrival, guests are treated with spectacular views of immaculate white sand beaches, glass-like ocean waters, and lush rainforest landscapes.
Huma Island Resort and Spa features a staggering 81 over-water and beach villas, all offering panoramic views of the pristine ocean and wide sky without any obstructions. Each accommodation is elegantly-decorated with contemporary fixtures and modern conveniences such as flat-panel TVs, private Jacuzzis and bathtubs, WLAN, and indoor and outdoor showers. Thatched roof water villas each have their own private sun deck, while the beach villas have private courtyards and open to the pristine beach.
Huma Island Resort and Spa also features 8 themed gourmet dining stations offering the best of global cuisines, a unique glass-floored spa complex with the Philippines ’ first and only authentic Arabic Hammam, and a yoga pavilion, its own dive center, fitness center, conference room, and library. Adding to its sheer luxury, guests are provided with their own “Villa Hosts” to take care of their needs 24 hours a day.
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Busuanga Bay Lodge is a 5-star accommodation resort located in the tranquil south-western part of Busuanga Island, offering some of the most exquisite views of both mountains and bay in the entire Coron. Expect nothing but first-rate facilities, top-notch amenities, and unparalleled service when staying at this luxury boutique resort.
Indulgent, tropical escape is an understatement when talking about Busuanga Bay Lodge, with its extensive range of facilities and services that include a clubhouse; an infinity pool overlooking the entire Busuanga Bay area, with sunbeds for relaxation; an airconditioned spa facility and a native spa with garden and ocean views; fitness gym; conference room; wine cellar; pool deck bar; and watersports center. Guests also have a choice to enjoy delicious food at Seahorse Bar & Grill situated at the marina or the Pavilion Resto located at the clubhouse — with ingredients all sourced from their own organic farm.
41 guestrooms that range from hotel units, suites, and villas are spread across the lush property. All accommodations are beautifully decorated to complement the natural majesty of the island and are fitted with air conditioning, plush bedding and down duvets, LCD TV, and Bose iPod docking stations. En-suite bathrooms are equipped with oversize showers and rainforest showerheads.
With sustainability as a priority, Busuanga Bay Lodge is committed to reducing their carbon output and conserving water through the installation of low flush toilets and tap aerators — now this is luxury redefined with the environment in mind.
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When talking about traveling to Coron, Club Paradise Palawan is almost in every list of where to stay in Coron. Its long-standing legacy, pristine location, and world-class service have made it a must-go, especially for those looking for privacy, serenity, and luxury in one.
It is an exclusive island resort perched on a 19-hectare private island in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, so guests can expect unblemished beach stretches, diverse flora, and rich waters teeming with marine life.
There are a total of fifty guest rooms at Club Paradise Palawan, including beachfront thatched villas with their own private balconies. They are also strategically placed to showcase nature’s wonders: wake up to mesmerizing views from the Sunrise Villas; witness majestic sunsets from the Sunset Villas; immerse in panoramic scenery from the Ocean View Suites, or relax to the tunes of humming tropical birds when staying at the Garden Suites. All accommodations are fitted with air conditioning, smart TV, mini-bar, refrigerator, electric kettle, safety deposit box, and En-suite bathrooms with hot and cold showers.
This Coron beach resort also offers a wide variety of recreational activities for guests to fully enjoy their Club Paradise Palawan experience. Facilities and equipment for kayaking, paraw sailing, and hiking are offered. Guests should also take advantage of the resort’s snorkeling and diving services, and explore the area’s abundant marine life, including a colorful house reef that is home to over 500 underwater species.
Photo by Two Seasons Coron Island Resort & Spa
Almost synonymous with Coron, Two Seasons Coron Island Resort & Spa is a world-class and eco-friendly accommodation that has won the hearts of many travelers throughout the years. Its 5-star rating says it all, but if we have to spell it out, guests staying here must expect luxurious bungalows, a full-service spa, a restaurant, and two pristine beaches. Located on the mesmerizing Bulalacao Island, this accommodation gem is just a scenic boat ride away from the main Coron Town.
A perfect balance of sheer luxury and raw nature, Two Seasons Coron indulges guests with top-of-the-line facilities as much as it delights them with an unparalleled brand of customer service. Accommodations in this Coron resort come in high-ceiling bungalows, delicately designed with a distinct contemporary Filipino tropical design, and fitted with air conditioning, warm lighting, flat-screen TV, and sofa seating area. En-suite bathrooms feature bathtubs and shower facilities. The bungalows also open to balconies for sweeping views.
When staying at Two Seasons Coron Island Resort & Spa, nature is your playground. Its shores are a turtle-hatching area and its waters a giant clam sanctuary. One can also bask under the sun at the island’s sandbar that connects to an islet, or on its two private beaches, each facing the west and east side.
Guests can discover the abundant undersea using the resort’s Molokini transparent kayaks and HydroBOB submersible scooters. Gourmet dining is served at the Sulu Restaurant, while refreshments can be enjoyed at the Bahura Bar. Round out your amazing stay with a rejuvenating treatment from the resort’s Narra Spa.
Plan Your Coron Vacation Now
Photo by Sunlight Eco Tourism Island Resort
From remote islands, crystal-clear lagoons, wreck diving sites, to dramatic hills, there is no shortage of spectacular tourist spots in Coron, Palawan. If you have been dreaming of an ultimate tropical getaway, then this paradise in the Philippines should be on your list.
Aside from immersing yourself in these magnificent sights and breathtaking adventures like island-hopping in Coron, it is also important to carefully choose where to stay for a fully satisfying and unforgettable vacation.
Coron hotels and beach resorts, especially the ones featured on this list, attend to almost every traveler’s wishes. Whether you are looking for fine luxury and pure exclusivity or a rustic and cozy atmosphere, business-friendly amenities or facilities for the entire family, indulgent in-room features or outdoor recreation and adventure, Coron’s wide array of accommodations will make you never want to leave, or yet, want to come back just right after stepping out of your room.