CORAL BAY BEACH AND DIVE RESORT
The staffs at Coral Bay Beach and Dive Resort are well-trained and equally experienced in a hospitality industry to meet the high standards and provide worth service. The Resort is continually maintained to preserve its exquisiteness. We are not a 5 star resort as reflected on our prices however inexpensive taking into consideration our location as a remote island resort surrounded by the abundant marine life on the coral reef.
We have currently have 19 guest rooms and cottages, all situated on a beautiful white sand with direct access to the sea, pristine reef and calm waters. The resort locality is sheltered by small islands so there are no waves and water currents. Whichever cottage you choose you will always be staying just few meters away from our calm balmy marine protected area.
Our Restaurant serves selection of Filipino and Western dishes. Our bar is well stocked with beers, spirits, liqueurs and cocktails to suit all tastes and our souvenir store stocks sundries, toiletries and a wide selection of locally produced gift and souvenir items.
We offer fantastic variety of half day and full day activities including kayaking, canoeing, nature walks, scuba diving, snorkeling and island hopping allowing our guests make their their holiday memorable whatever level of activity or relaxation. But take note there are trips and experiences not to be missed! (see Activities and Diving)
GOOD TO KNOW :
Prices: At Coral Bay, we don’t operate with “surprises.” All taxes VAT and service charges are included in our prices. And you won’t be met by any other “funny” extras.” Even though it’s not common in the Philippines!
We are a hushed resort. That means – at our resort we enjoy the sounds of nature. We are not a party place and we do not have karaoke, roasters or any other sound pollution. We provide soft music in our restaurant in the evening. Of course that doesn’t mean; you cannot have a party! But we don’t allow loud electronic devices in public areas. So please use your earplugs when you listen to your favorite music. Maybe it’s not everybody’s favorite music? Feel free to use our guitar in the restaurant and play – we would all like that!
The coral reef is our “baby”: You may swim and do your snorkeling all you want. But please do not stand on the bottom of the reef – even if you think its sandy bottom, there are also baby corals trying to grow and they don’t like to be trampled on! If you want a break from your swimming – use our floating platform all you want.
Mosquitoes are generally not a big problem here and we are NOT a malaria area. But if you are sensitive, bring jungle oil which you can also obtain in our souvenir shop.
We are eco friendly resort. That means we do not run generators during day time. When you are out swimming, diving or having any activities anyway from resort. There is solar power station in restaurant where you can charge your devices.
Why don’t we have hot water? Again, we are an eco friendly island resort. Our water supply is limited, coming from a spring a kilometer away. It cannot supply a nice looooong shower! And to heat up water would again affect our prices a lot. So we suggest you to take your shower around 17:00 when you are warmed up from the sunbathing! After the shower you are ready to relax in the restaurant! By the way, the typical temperature of fresh water is 22-25 C. The shower at the pier is solar heated – means you have a hot shower option there.
Air-conditioning: It takes a lot of power (running generators 24/7) to run it which would influence our prices. We are secluded facing east and we are gifted with a nice ocean breeze (Amihan) during the whole peak season and our fans help most people realize that air-conditioning is really not needed!
Day Trip to Coron Island: Please notice that we are situated 50 kilometers west of Coron Island. It takes approximately 3 hours one way to make a trip to Coron Islands and it’s expensive to go with a boat for 100 km. However, we can do this trip if necessary of course, but if you stay at the resort we can offer you the real beauty of Philippines without crowded places with lots of tourists and disturbing noise. Enjoy the many beautiful islands around our resort.
Internet: We have a very limited internet connection simply because of our location. More devices connected is resulting a very low speed, so please go offline when you have finished your tasks, so that others have a chance to send or download a message.
The Beach: Aside from resort beachfront with direct access to house reef there is 300 meters long white sand beach just 15 minutes walk or canoe ride from restaurant area. The south beach white sand is excellent for sunbathing and there is a chance to see “sea cow” if you get lucky. This is a private spot where only resort guests have the right of entry.
Remember to ask: If there is anything we can be helpful with or if you have any questions – please let us know we are happy to assist you. We want to make your stay best of the best.