CORON PALAWAN | Named the Best Island in the World 2014 according to Conde Nast Travel Magazine, it is without doubt that the natural beauty and landscape of Coron, Palawan never fails to impress tourists visiting this island.
This is why when we had friends coming from overseas, Coron was the place to be. After considering all the options, one resort stood out and that is CLUB PARADISE.
Club Paradise is an exclusive resort managed by Discover Leisure Company, an award winning company known for its hospitality and personalized service which is the trademark of the company. It is also considered as one of the best resorts in Coron, Palawan.
Reviews about Club Paradise were really good that is why we immediately booked online and decided to stay for 3 days 2 nights with friends.
From the Busuanga Airport in Coron, we were met by the staff of Club Paradise and went on a 45 minute van trip to the Club Paradise river port.
From the port area, they transferred our luggage onto the boat and off we went on a 30 minute boat ride to Club Paradise.
We slowly cruised along this river which was surrounded by lush mangrove trees. Apparently they also served as a barrier or protection to the locals during the typhoons. There was also a very informative guide from Club Paradise who pointed out some points of interest to us, making the boat trip even more interesting.
As we got out of the river, we headed out into the open ocean and our guide pointed out our destination. The excitement built up as we get closer and closer to this island paradise.
Beautiful white sand beaches and crystal clear waters await every guest at Club Paradise. We easily fell in love the moment we arrived.
Club Paradise was a dream come true. This is one place we've been wanting to go to for so long and I couldn't believe that was finally happening.
Along with us were Melanie and Mary Ann who came to the Philippines from South Africa and Hong Kong respectively to visit us. All of us were overwhelmed by everything we saw at Club Paradise.
Expect a warm welcoming serenade awaiting every guest who arrive at the resort. Club Paradise is constantly receiving good reviews from their guests and I am here to find out and experience it myself.
For our stay, we booked two separate rooms. One room was the BEACH FRONT COTTAGE which offers a great view of the beach and is basically few meters away from the turquoise waters of Club Paradise.
As you checked in, you will be treated to a nice and relaxing foot spa right on your balcony. A sign that Club Paradise is all about a place of total relaxation!
Located on the other side of the island, we booked a Hill Side Cottage. This cottage has spacious rooms and a balcony looking over the forest and the beach on the opposite side of the island.
Later in the afternoon after we settled in the room, we walked around Club Paradise and just appreciated it's serene and unspoiled landscape. It was beautiful. It was so quiet and all you could hear are the birds chirping almost like welcoming you to the island. Club Paradise has stunning white sand beaches that never get crowded. It almost feels like you have the island to yourself.
Ocean Restaurant is the main dining area of Club Paradise and what a better way to introduce Philippines to our guests buy letting them taste the best of our local dishes.
A glass of Margarita, delicious Filipino and Western dishes, beautiful music and great friends, just what we were expecting in what we call a good holiday.
KINILAW raw, cubed fish in a vinegar-based dressing, usually eaten as an appetizer.
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Kare-kare is a rich and meaty Filipino stew of oxtails, green beans and eggplant in a sauce thickened with peanut butter. (www.whats4eats.com )
Treat yourself to some good cocktails and drinks at Dugong Bar next to the reception area.
Indoor games located at the reception are also available and free of charge.
After a good night's sleep, time to head back to Ocean Restaurant for the buffet breakfast. Relax and enjoy the local and western dishes while enjoying the good view of the beach and watch the people as they go by.
A huge swimming pool divides the restaurant and the reception. A nice playground for the kids as it goes deep gradually.
We were very lucky with the weather and the beach was calling! Get to feel the finest sand, turquoise waters and a beach of your. It's beyond words! This is definitely one of the best beaches I've seen in the Philippines so far!
Relax and chill in one of the many sun beds available at Club Paradise. Perfect for those who want to get a nice tan.
You don't need to go to the restaurant for snacks. You can just call one of the staff and a menu will be delivered to you. For the afternoon, we decided to have a light snack on the beach.
While sun bathing, the staff approached us and we were given shooters and a slice of fruit which was very nice of them to do. The hospitality of the people and their smiles show their love for what they do.
Diving is very popular at Club Paradise, but for a non-diver like me, I am happy to do snorkeling instead. The island resort is surrounded by a marine sanctuary that houses different variety of fish and other sea animals.
At exactly 12:00 nn, while the sun is at its peak, we immediately went to the marine sanctuary and snorkeled for over an hour. Fishing is not allowed so expect an abundant marine life. I was also lucky to see a reef shark for the first time.
One activity that you must try is the kayaking using their clear fiber glass boat. It was so much fun because you can see the rich marine wild life under the boat.
Our decision to spend our summer 2016 at Club Paradise really became a worthwhile experience. Apart from it's world class island resort, one thing that really stood out the most was the hospitality of the people around Club Paradise. Their smiles and the service really made the whole experience a happy summer experience!
Our wonderful holiday came to an end, but the memories that we had of Club Paradise is something we will cherish for the rest of our lives as the highlight of this years summer holidays.
Thank you to all the people and staff for the hospitality that is beyond compare. Club Paradise is definitely not just a beautiful island but it is a dream destination!
No good byes because we will definitely come back!
Club Paradise Palawan
Address: Dimakya Island, Coron, Northern Palawan
Mobile: +63 917 827 9852
Manila Sales & Reservations Office Address:
41st Floor Discovery Suites, 25 ADB Ave. Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1600
Telephone: +63 2 719 6971
+63 2 719 6972
+63 2 719 6973
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Mobile: +63 917 568 4863