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Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center
Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center
Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center
Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center
Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center
Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center
Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center

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7.7

Very good

451 reviews

451 reviews

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7.8

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 10 meters to the beach
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Nacpan Beach 111.0 km
Seven Commandos Beach 127.2 km
Las Cabanas Beach 128.3 km
Puerto Princesa Underground River 243.9 km
Ugong Rock 258.1 km
Nearby landmarks
Dicanituan Beach 10 m
Sunrise and sunset views 70 m
Coron Fishport 540 m
Canitauan Island 680 m
Prince Asia Pharmacy 1.1 km
Coron District Hospital 1.3 km
KokosNuss Garden 1.3 km
Drugstore Coron 1.3 km
Coron Boat Station 1.4 km
Sunset viewpoint at harbor 1.4 km

Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center

Dicanitauan, Barangay 5, Coron, Palawan, Philippines, 5316 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Coron part of Palawan, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Puerto Princesa Underground River. Massage and restaurant are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

Airport transfer

10 meters to the beach

Currency exchange

Daily housekeeping

Balcony/terrace

Safety Seal

The Safety Seal is issued by the Department of Tourism to affirm that this accommodation establishment is compliant with the minimum public health standards set by the government and uses a contact tracing application.

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Pets allowed

Car park

Game room

Swimming Pool

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Palawan every 33 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.5
Distance to city center3 km
Location rating7.8
Nearest airportFrancisco B. Reyes Airport (USU)
Distance to airport16.5 km

Rooms available at Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.8

Family Cottage
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 3 single beds
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Native Cottage
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 2 single beds
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Native Island Family Cottage
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Cottage Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
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Cottage, Ocean View
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Cabana
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    FAMILY HOUSE WATER VIEW
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      Villa
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        Family Sea View
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          Frequently asked questions

          How much does it cost to stay at Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center?

          Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

          What time is check-in and check-out at Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center?

          Check-in is from 11:00 AM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

          How do I get to Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center?

          Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 300 PHP. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center has a car park right on site for maximum convenience.

          Is breakfast offered at Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center?

          Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 5 USD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

          What are my dining options at Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center?

          Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

          What is the smoking policy at Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center?

          Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

          What restaurants are nearby Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center?

          Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center is located in Coron, famous for good restaurants such as Fika Indulgence, Brujita Bar and Restaurant and Lolo Nonoy's Food station.

          What popular shopping places are close to Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center?

          Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center is located in Coron area which features shopping places such as Coron Shopping Building and Makulit Shop.

          What are popular attractions near Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center?

          Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center is located in Coron area, which is famous for attractions such as Culion Museum and Archives, KokosNuss Garden and Luwalhati Park.

          What popular beaches are close to Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center?

          Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center is located in the Coron area, which includes Dicanituan Beach, CYC Beach and Coron Youth Club Beach.

          What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center?

          Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center is located in the Coron area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Coron Boat Station, Mount Tapyas Viewdeck and Mount Tapyas View Deck.

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          What people love about Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center

          • 10

            Exceptional
            Location

            "The location is beautiful, the people amazing, The food delicious, and cannot beat the sunset."

            Meagan

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            April 1, 2022

          • 9.6

            Exceptional

            "This resort exceeded our expectations."

            Harrel

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            December 14, 2021

          • 9.2

            Exceptional

            "My adult kids and I enjoyed our stay at Coron immensely."

            Esther

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            December 1, 2021

          Property ranking|Compared to 964 Palawan properties
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          Room size
          32 sqm.
          Room comfort score
          7.8/10
          Cleanliness score
          7.8/10
          Location score
          7.8/10
          Bigger than
          90
          %
          of Palawan properties
          Better than
          88
          %
          of Palawan properties
          Better than
          72
          %
          of Palawan properties
          Better than
          71
          %
          of Palawan properties
          Overall rating:

          7.7

          Very good
          451 reviews
          Cleanliness
          7.8
          Facilities
          7.0
          Location
          7.8
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          More about Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center

          More about Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center

          Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center

          Get the most adventure during your time in Palawan when you book a room at Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center.
          Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Keep up with all your communications easily with the resort's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the resort's airport transfer services. Shuttle services provided by Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center makes it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Palawan.
          Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the resort. Front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the resort's ticket service and tours. Packing light is possible at Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center thanks to the resort's dry cleaning service and laundry service keeping your clothes clean.
          Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the resort. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by resort.
          Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the resort are equipped with air conditioning. Some rooms at Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace.


          Dining and things to do

          Every day at Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center begins with a delicious in-house breakfast. Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the resort. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the resort, for whenever you get hungry. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the resort's bar.
          Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house BBQ facilities.
          Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center offers wonderful recreational facilities for guests to enjoy. Be sure to spend some time exploring the beach, which is accessible directly from the resort. End your days in total relaxation with a visit to the massage, located right at the resort. Cool off on hot days by joining water-world activities like snorkeling, non-motorized water sports and diving.
          If you like water sports, you'll appreciate the convenience of canoes provided by Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center. Get social at the resort's library and shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


          Reasons to stay here

          Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 86% cheaper than other options.
          Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 88% of the city's other accommodations.
          Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 87% of accommodations in the city.

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          Amenities and facilities
          Good
          Facilities

          7

          Most talked about facilities

          Food & Dining

          29 mentions

          Housekeeping

          7 mentions

          View

          5 mentions

          Breakfast

          4 mentions

          Languages spoken

          • English
          • Filipino
          • German

          Internet access

          • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
          • Internet services
          • Wi-Fi in public areas

          Things to do, ways to relax

          • Billiards
          • Canoeing
          • Diving
          • Game room
          • Garden
          • Massage
          • Outdoor recreational features
          • Snorkeling
          • Ticket services
          • Tours
          • Water sports (non-motorized)

          Cleanliness and safety

          • First aid kit
          • Hand sanitizer
          • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter

          Dining, drinking, and snacking

          • Alternative meal arrangement
          • Bar
          • BBQ facilities
          • Coffee shop
          • Restaurants

          Services and conveniences

          • Air conditioning in public area
          • Concierge
          • Currency exchange
          • Daily housekeeping
          • Dry cleaning
          • Elevator
          • Ironing service
          • Laundry service
          • Library
          • Luggage storage
          • Meeting/banquet facilities
          • Safety deposit boxes
          • Smoke-free property
          • Smoking area
          • Terrace

          For the kids

          • Family room

          Access

          • Non-smoking rooms
          • Pets allowed

          Getting around

          • Airport transfer
          • Car park [on-site]
          • Shuttle service

          Sports equipment rental

          • Bicycle rental

          Available in all rooms

          • Balcony/terrace
          • Desk
          • Fan
          • Free bottled water
          • Non-smoking
          • Shower
          Food and dining
          Breakfast options
          • American
          • Asian
          • Continental
          Restaurants on site

          Restaurant

          • Menu: Buffet
          Location
          Dicanitauan, Barangay 5, Coron, Palawan, Philippines, 5316
          Very good
          Location

          7.8

          Airports

          • Francisco B. Reyes Airport (USU)
            16.5 km
          • San Jose Airport (SJI)
            101.2 km

          Hospital or clinic

          • Prince Asia Pharmacy
            1.1 km

          Cash withdrawal

          • ATM
            1.7 km
          What's nearby

          Popular landmarks

          • Nacpan Beach
            111.0 km
          • Seven Commandos Beach
            127.2 km
          • Las Cabanas Beach
            128.3 km
          • Puerto Princesa Underground River
            243.9 km
          • Ugong Rock
            258.1 km

          Nearby landmarks

          • Dicanituan Beach
            10 m
          • Sunrise and sunset views
            70 m
          • Coron Fishport
            540 m
          • Canitauan Island
            680 m
          • Prince Asia Pharmacy
            1.1 km
          • Coron District Hospital
            1.3 km
          • KokosNuss Garden
            1.3 km
          • Drugstore Coron
            1.3 km
          • Coron Boat Station
            1.4 km
          • Sunset viewpoint at harbor
            1.4 km
          Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
          Property policies
          Children and extra beds

          Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

          All children are welcome.

          Infant 0-1 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
          Children 2-17 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
          Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
          Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
          Others
          • Reception is open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sundays to Thursdays and from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Fridays and Holiday Eves. Guests arriving outside these hours are requested to contact the property directly prior to arrival so alternative arrangements can be made.
          • Guests must provide a valid form of government regulated identification (eg. passport, ID card, driver’s license, etc.) upon check-in.
          • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
          Some helpful facts

          Check-in/Check-out

          • Check-in from11:00
          • Check-out until12:00
          • Reception open until23:00

          Getting around

          • Airport transfer fee300 PHP
          • Distance from city center3 km
          • Travel time to airport (minutes)40

          Extras

          • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)5 USD
          • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 USD

          The property

          • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
          • Number of bars/lounges1
          • Number of floors2
          • Number of restaurants1
          • Number of rooms 17
          • Room voltage220
          • Year property opened2010
          • Most recent renovation2015

          Parking

          • Daily parking fee0 USD

          Reviews of Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center from real guests

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          7.7
          /
          10
          Cleanliness7.8
          Facilities7.0
          Location7.8
          Room comfort and quality7.8
          Service7.9
          Value for money7.5
          High score for Palawan
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (47)
          8-9 Excellent (70)
          7-8 Very Good (60)
          6-7 Good (37)
          <6 Below Expectation (42)
          Time of the year
          Mar - May (70)
          Jun - Aug (43)
          Sep - Nov (48)
          Dec - Feb (95)
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          9.3
          Exceptional
          Jared from United States
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 5 nights in May 2012

          Great place to stay with excellent diving and food”

          Great prices, owners are very nice and always available to chat

          The room was clean and large. The diving was amazing. The hotel works with discovery divers (Marcel) and will help you set up daily trips to the wrecks. They pack your lunch and are extremely helpful in all respects. Marcel, the dive master for discovery could not be better, he has more than 10 years of experience on the wrecks and safety was a priority. We were able to see all of wrecks and do deep dives through the prop shaft. Amazing. Dive prices were very reasonable especially compared to Paradise Island or some of the expensive resorts. The hotel staff was very friendly and extremely accommodating. Since I wanted to do a lot of diving and had limited time they even helped me with some shopping in town at no extra cost. Allen and Little Mama, the owners of the resort are the best! Great nights of conversation, food, beer, internet and even English premier league. This is the perfect place to stay in Coron.

          Reviewed May 10, 2012

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          9.3
          Exceptional
          Fredrik from Sweden
          Couple
          Native Cottage
          Stayed 5 nights in January 2013

          Lovely hotel in secluded area”

          the peaceful location, the lounge, the dinners

          We stayed a few nights at Discovery Island Resort and really enjoyed it. You have to take a small boat to get to the island, but that's just a benefit, as you get away from the warm and loud city (and it only takes 10 minutes). The "native cottage" that we stayed in was absolutely fantastic, we were a bit worried it was gonna get hot, but the construction made it cool and airy. Big bathroom was a plus. NB that if you want to dive there are only shipwrecks to go to, so unless you're qualified for at least around 25m depth and prepared to go into the wrecks (with the dive master of course), I'd recommend just going on the snorkeling trips which are just awesome! Will absolutely stay here again if I go to Coron again.

          Reviewed August 24, 2013

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          8.7
          Excellent
          renaud from France
          Couple
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2012

          Very good place and ideal to explore the area.”

          Service always with smille, calm, billard, diving, rooms, free shuttle boat to Coron city

          We spent 4-5 days here and we had a good time. - The place is 10min from Coron city, accessible only by boat. Free shuttles are available from the resort to the town, which is good since some other places will charge you extra money for that without providing all activities you can have in town. - It is ideally located to enjoy tranquillity and all that Coron offers in terms of activities. In our opinion except few bars and restaurant there is nothing that could motivate the choice of staying in Coron. - Staff is really really nice. Always smiling and trying to arrange you. That was really easy-going and making the atmosphere more relaxed. - The resort is located in the mangrove. No sand beaches but a nice view and a quiet place. The resort is nice with a comfortable and relaxing lobby, great to have diner, a drink, to play billiard or to chat with other guests after a day of activities. - Rooms are comfortable and nicely decorated with a balcony and a nice view on the mangrove. Partition are in hard materials so don't fear to hear your neighbours. Only the hot water is missing and our mattress was curved and thus not that comfortable. - Diving are accessible directly from the resort. Same price as in town. Experienced dive master. - Food is cheap and good but menu a bit limited after few night. You can ask the chef to cook some fishes you can buy in town. - Only missing is a kayak or local boat to explore the small islands and the mangrove around the resort!!

          Reviewed October 05, 2012

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          kalie from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Stayed 4 nights in December 2012

          Best Hotel in Palawan”

          Location is stunning, staff couldnt be better, fabulous restaurant, super cute resident dogs!

          I wasn't sure whether to book here since there were a couple of subpar reviews - thank god we did. My boyfriend and I started our month long vacation and Discovery and it remained our favorite place. The location can't be beat - downtown coron is too busy and kind of dumpy, so with Discovery Bay being a super cheap 10 minute boat ride away, you got convenience and beauty in one. The restaurant and bar were great. We highly recommend the curry and the veggie spring rolls. Staff was unbelievably helpful in booking tours and organizing boat trips and airport pick ups. The sweet resident dogs really added to the laid back friendly ambience. The rooms were medium size, extremely clean, and most importantly bug proof. After talking to several other travelers I am convinced Discovery Island is the only place to stay in Coron.

          Reviewed January 10, 2013

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Ben from Philippines
          Family with young children
          Standard Air Conditioning
          Stayed 3 nights in July 2016

          Awesome location, Wonderful Staff, Fantastic stay!”

          Our stay was simply awesome. The staff here are absolutely wonderful and just so friendly and accommodating. I really felt as if we became friends and the island felt like our second home for the 4 days we were there. We were travelling with our 1 year, 10 month old daughter and the staff did everything to accommodate us even helping entertain and play with our daughter. The food in the restaurant is really good. With a menu as diverse as Thai, Indian, Filipino, Korean and Italian, I wasn't sure if they could pull it off, but they did. The only feedback I have is that the deluxe room should include a kettle, some cups and cutlery... A fridge would also be great but, all in all, not a huge deal. The boat ride to Coron is only 5 mins, however we chose to spend each night in the resort restaurant and bar as not only is the food good but it's very reasonably priced! All in all a wonderful stay thanks to the awesome, friendly staff at Discovery.

          Reviewed July 08, 2016

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          9.0
          Exceptional
          Armin from Germany
          Family with teens
          Stayed 4 nights in January 2013

          Lovel place close to town ”

          Incredible good restaurant, very friendly staff, beautiful sunsets and a real great dive base

          He had a couple of great days at the Discovery Island Resort. The best of the hotel was 1) the great food in their sole restaurant. Every single dish was yummy, nicely prepared and decent priced. 2) very friendly staff. You never had to ask things twice. Always attentive. 3) the great dive base headed by swiss people. Very relaxing dive tours all day long, making every single dive tour a tour to remember. THere is a beautiful beach you can reach by boat just 20 minutes away. Town is 5 minutes away.

          Reviewed January 12, 2013

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          8.3
          Excellent
          Ryan from United States
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 4 nights in September 2012

          Quiet Little Hotel Just Outside of Coron”

          Quiet. Friendly. Reasonable.

          I stayed here in late September and it was exactly what I was hoping for: quiet, peaceful, and not too far from Coron. As a diver signed on with Seadive (the Alpha Dog of diving around these parts) I was worried that it would be inconvenient as getting to and from the island involves a 10 minute boat trip. It wasn't inconvenient at all. Just telling Reza or any of the other staff when I wanted to leave with as little as 10 minutes warning and the boat was ready for my departure. They'll pick you up as well for free any time before 7 or 8 or something and then there's a 100-150 peso fee if they're to pick you up any time between then and midnight. The rooms themselves were simple but nice, though don't go expecting hot water if you're in one of the little cottages. Food in the restaurant was tasty and reasonably priced and the whole experience was perfect. While there's a lot of other options, the main one for me would have been staying in Seadive itself. While the food there is better (I had dinner there almost every night) the operation is crowded, the rooms aren't anything special, and overall it's just a louder, less relaxing place to stay. Discovery Island Resort worked out perfectly for me and I'd definitely stay there again next time I travel to Coron... which I'll have to do as I haven't yet seen all the wrecks. Great spot.

          Reviewed October 07, 2012

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          8.3
          Excellent
          Andrea from Australia
          Group
          Stayed 4 nights in March 2012

          It's the simple things in life.....”

          Away from Coron, the service by far!

          i thoroughly enjoyed my time at discovery. from the simple island life, to the consistent smiling staff, i found a place away from the hustle and bustle where i could unwind. yes, there is no running hot water, but you're in the philippines - are a day of diving, do you really need it? if you want the creature comforts of 5 star, do not come here. if you want the rustic, but clean, charm of island life, here's your place. riza, with her beautiful and sunny disposition, will always do what she can to accomodate your tastes and interests. she arranged an island tour for me and i was not disappointed, even down to my fresh tuna lunch! allan, a mad man city fan, can often be found at the bar to have a beer and a joke with the girls and fellow travellers. don't be put off this accommodation not being in coron - it's only a 10 min bangka away and it is available all night should you want to have a meal and a few drinks out. just let riza know your plans and she will arrange it all for you! my only criticism of the rooms are the seriously hard beds - but again, i know this isn't the shangri-la and it's fine. the rooms were clean, quiet and spacious - what more could you want? the dive shop on the door step was an added plus - the boat picked us up each day, with our packed lunches, and off diving we went - big thanks to luke, our guide, for a lot of laughs and some great diving. i wouldn't hesitate to recommend the services of discovery - your island awaits!

          Reviewed April 10, 2012

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          9.7
          Exceptional
          John from United States
          Family with teens
          Stayed 1 night in March 2012

          Gorgeous, tranquil retreat”

          Beautiful views, scrumptiously clean, warm, friendly staff

          We only learned of this resort on our last day in Coron when our ferry to El Nido was cancelled. It was so much nicer than anything we saw in Coron Town for the same price and we wished that we had more time to spend there. We had already spent enough time in Coron so that we were happy just hanging out on beautiful Discovery Island. The food was excellent and there was internet available for us to rearrange our schedule. The entire staff was kind and helpful. We highly recommend this resort.

          Reviewed April 07, 2012

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Jeanette from United States
          Family with teens
          Standard Air Conditioning
          Stayed 10 nights in May 2018

          Best vacation in years!”

          Our group included our 86 year old father, 4 middle-aged adults, and 2 teenagers. We spent 10 days at this resort and wished we could stay longer. It was quiet and beautiful with endless options for adventure. A short boat trip connected us with all the activity the bustling town of Coron has to offer. The staff was friendly, helpful and often went the second mile to ensure that our needs were addressed. We divided our time between island hopping, snorkeling, and SCUBA diving. Marcel and his dive team were great and gave all of us a first-time diving experience we hope to repeat. We all want to go back!

          Reviewed June 05, 2018

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          7.7
          Very good
          Ralph from Germany
          Couple
          Native Cottage
          Stayed 4 nights in February 2012

          Nice resort in a great location”

          quiet location at only 7 boat minutes from Coron town

          we stayed at the discovery island resort from feb 5 to feb 9, 2012, at a native fan cottage. you reach the tiny island by private shuttle boat from coron in only about 7 minutes. greeting upon arrival and check-in without any problems. there were a lot of highly irregular steps to climb to our native bur nice and beautifully overlooking cottage. the cottage was clean, sufficiently spacious with a good bed, windows on 3 sides, a bathroom with cold shower, a wonderful veranda. in 4 nights, beddings were not changed and after 2 nights we had to ask for fresh towels which we got without problems. the restaurant (with free wifi access, electricity allowing)is nice, the food was ok (nothing really exciting)but all together (food & drinks) a little on the pricey side... we went there mainly for diving and the discovery divers did not disappoint us - professional, swiss managed dive center with excellent dive masters, good boats and reliable equipment!

          Reviewed February 12, 2012

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          9.0
          Exceptional
          Wu from Hong Kong SAR, China
          Couple
          Native Cottage
          Stayed 3 nights in July 2011

          Isolated location with super warm service”

          The staff were super nice and welcoming

          The resort is located on an island 5-min away from the Coron town. The island is quiet and calm. The nipa rooms are basic but you feel like living in a jungle and you are at zero distance from the nature. So if you are a nature-lover, you can't miss this resort. The staff were super welcoming and helped a lot on our trip planning. Snorgelling and diving trips were well provided. The food was great too. Lunch can be prepared from the restaurant for day trips. We even asked for fresh catches from the market to be grilled during our trip. It was super yummy!

          Reviewed September 27, 2011

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          9.3
          Exceptional
          Milona from Philippines
          Couple
          Native Cottage
          Stayed 4 nights in October 2014

          Awesome stay at Discovery Island Resort”

          Refreshing, quiet ambiance, excellent customer service, great value for money

          Stayed for 5 days and 4 nights and had an awesome vacation. The owners and staff were really warm and accommodating. We appreciate Little Mama and her husband Allan checking on how we're doing everyday, engaging us in conversations about Discovery Island and Coron. Rizza, our attending staff, was excellent making sure our island tours are well arranged and enjoyable, our transfers back and forth go without a single hitch, and we have everything we needed. We love the island location, just 5 mins away from town. Food was great, but would love to have more selection. We would love to come back soon! 😊

          Reviewed October 26, 2014

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Jonathon from United States
          Couple
          Family Cottage
          Stayed 3 nights in February 2013

          Wonderful Place”

          Great food, great staff

          Coron is a pain to get to from El Nido, but this hotel is remarkable. The staff (especially Resa) are very friendly and very good at making sure you have everything you need. The rooms are simple, a bed, some shelving, standard bathroom, with no AC (just a fan, which was totally sufficient while we were there). There is internet in the restaurant. The power goes off and on throughout the day (I overheard that a new power plant is being built, but it just made the whole experience that much better) but there is a back-up generator at night. A boat can take you into town in about 10 minutes but we were content to eat all of our meals at the restaurant, which had a variety of dishes and anything seafood was fantastic. One day Resa organized a boat tour which included lunch and took us around to many beaches and lagoons. We did some excellent snorkeling. We don't scuba dive but this is place to go if you do; the resort is close to many sunken WW2 vessels. This was a really relaxing place to stay; highly highly recommended.

          Reviewed February 22, 2013

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          9.0
          Exceptional
          Renaud from France
          Couple
          Native Cottage
          Stayed 3 nights in September 2013

          Very nice hotel (peaceful & relaxing) and staff”

          Situation, Staff & Restaurant, Peacefulness

          We really enjoyed our stay, the whole 'staff' is really kind (Risa & Co :-) ), the room is very clean, the cook is great... No negative point ! We also did Wrecks diving with Discovery Diving, which was maybe more expensive than we expected, but at least the dive master and the divings were just perfect. NB : Actually because of our flight delay we missed our 1st night at Discovery, but the booking was very kindly modified to let us stay one more night with no extra charge ! Thanks again ! (ok this is low season, but we had the same issue in the next hotel : IPIL Suites in El Nido, and we there just lose 1 night...) Thanks and see you again :-)

          Reviewed September 26, 2013

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          9.3
          Exceptional
          Patrick from France
          Couple
          Stayed 4 nights in December 2012

          lovely hotel, very friendly staff”

          lovely resort at only 5 min boat ride away from Coron town

          Coron town is not very glamorous, so we were happy to be a bit further out. Lovely hotel, relaxing and calm, very well decorated. Friendly staff. they have all you need: restaurant, bar, dive center. The food is not amazing but if you re lazy after a day diving, it does the job, and anyway, Coron is 5 min away by boat (free shuttle) so feel free to go out for dinner and back. Enjoyed the free pool table.

          Reviewed January 08, 2013

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          9.3
          Exceptional
          Kelly from United States
          Family with young children
          Family Cottage
          Stayed 5 nights in April 2011

          Highly Recommend this paradise”

          Very peaceful and quiet

          we stayed at a cottage and loved this place. the staff was very friendly and accommodating. they were very friendly and entertaining with our son (who was the only kid at the resort at the time)they did a great job helping us plan our island hopping trips. i highly recommend the use of their boat over some of the boats at the coron dock. they have a larger boat and their guides/boat captain are very knowledgeable. we enjoyed exploring the little island this resort is located on. the cashew-nut trees are quite interesting. there are also beautiful views of the sunset from the cottages and dock. i highly recommend this place!

          Reviewed April 25, 2011

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          8.3
          Excellent
          Frederic from France
          Solo traveler
          Standard Air Conditioning
          Stayed 3 nights in October 2013

          Discover a little bit of Paradise on Earth !”

          Location, Staff and activities to do from the resort

          I stayed only 3 nights at the Discovery Island Resort but it was 3 very relaxing and nice nights. A public van was waiting for me at the airport and drived me at the piers of Coron Town where a boat took over to drop me at the resort. The staff was very helpful and gave me many tips about the town, the things to see and to do around Coron. If you're looking for a nice and quiet place to stay, Discovery Island Resort is certainly the place in Coron !

          Reviewed November 05, 2013

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          8.3
          Excellent
          Sean from South Africa
          Group
          Standard Air Conditioning
          Stayed 10 nights in July 2015

          Great Staff. Great location for diving ”

          Staff, location, diving

          The staff were fantastic and made us feel very welcome and comfortable. The resort is the only one on the island so it feels very intimate and special. The town of Coron is an easy 10min boat ride away if you want to get off the island for a bit. The rooms are basic, no fridge,TV,safe,kettle etc but it's all you need for a diving getaway. The dive centre was a little more expensive than the many in the town, however the extra is worth the while with great dive masters. I can highly recommend this venue as a base for diving and exploring the area.

          Reviewed August 08, 2015

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          9.0
          Exceptional
          Jane from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Family Cottage
          Stayed 4 nights in February 2013

          the perfect escape”

          relaxing, quiet, off the main island

          This was the perfect getaway for me. The resort is just off the main island of Coron and the boat ride (especially at night) is wonderfully relaxing. The cottages are far enough apart you can't hear anything going on, the scenery surrounding the cottages is amazingly serene. My cottage was at the top fo the hill, far away from everything, with the sunset beaming in the front door. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, working around my food restrictions. It is a self contained resort so unless you really need to go into town, you could just stay on the island and relax!

          Reviewed February 18, 2013

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