When in Palawan: Best Places to Stay in Coron, “The Last Frontier of the Philippines”

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White sand beaches, crystal blue waters, breathtaking dive spots — these are just a few of the many reasons why travelers and nature lovers are smitten by the paradise called Coron. Located in Palawan, which has been dubbed as one of the most beautiful islands in the world, Coron is considered as “The Last Frontier of the Philippines” due to its pristine natural wonders that are unlike any other in the country.

Truly, Coron is a place that should be in everyone’s travel bucket list. If you haven’t visited yet, here’s a list of the best accommodations in Coron to give you a headstart in planning your trip.

Two Seasons Coron Island Resort & Spa

If you want to splurge and experience paradise at its finest, book a room at the Two Seasons Coron Island Resort. The hotel is literally just a few steps away from a beautiful stretch of white sand beach, where you can also enjoy various water sports and activities like diving and even wakeboarding. The staff can also help arrange trips to the Twin Lagoons, Barracuda Lake, Kayangan Lake, the Skeleton Wreck, and other tourist attractions in Coron.

After a whole day of island hopping, hiking, and touring, return to your lavishly appointed accommodations and sink into the plush bed for a good night’s sleep. Or for a truly luxurious relaxation time, head on over to the well-reviewed Narra Spa and try their signature massage. You’ll certainly feel like you’re in a piece of heaven on earth!

Two Seasons Coron Bayside Hotel

The Coron Bayside Hotel is the Island Resort & Spa’s mid-range twin; the Resort & Spa is located on Malaroyroy Island, while the Bayside Hotel is located in the Coron town proper. This doesn’t mean that the Bayside skimps on value. On the contrary, you’ll experience the same stellar service, amenities, and accommodations that the Two Seasons brand has been known for.

As it is located in a prime spot, the hotel has easy access to tourist destinations like Culion, Sangat Wreck, Siete Pecados, and other white beaches. Just ask the front desk staff so they can arrange a day trip for you. Regulars of the BarLo restaurant in Two Seasons Boracay will also be pleased to know that the scrumptious four-cheese pizza is also served in Bayside’s own restaurant, Baya Resto Lounge. They also serve other excellent dishes like the lengua sisig, spicy octopus, and various crocodile meat delicacies.

The Funny Lion

There’s nothing funny about the service in this unique boutique hotel — The Funny Lion takes itself seriously when it comes to your enjoyment and relaxation. The simple, contemporary design of the hotel captures the peaceful ambiance of Coron and allows you to enjoy the beauty of nature even more. The rooms are also well-furnished and clean, following the simplistic style of the exteriors, providing you with no-fuss comfort.

The Funny Lion is located about 15 to 20 minutes away from Coron town proper in Palawan, giving it an excellent view of the island. For truly Instagram-worthy shots, head on up to the roof deck to view the spectacular sunset in the afternoon.

La Natura Resort

If you’re a nature lover and would love to enjoy the beauty of Coron in Palawan without too much distraction from other tourists, then your ideal destination is La Natura. The resort is surrounded by a forest, shielding you from the hustle and bustle of the main town, allowing you to fully enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of Mother Nature. The surroundings are so peaceful that you might forget that the town proper is just 15 minutes away!

If you would like to explore the famed tourist spots of Coron, the staff at La Natura can help arrange such activities, like diving and island hopping. If you don’t want to leave the tranquility of La Natura, though, you can opt to birdwatch instead. La Natura has a birdwatching tour guide who can share with you tidbits about the various species of birds living in the La Natura compound.

Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center

For a truly breathtaking dive experience in Palwan, you can stay at the Discovery Island Resort. They have simple yet clean and comfortable native cottage-style houses and lodges, surrounded by hundreds of trees and each with their own seaside views for that authentic island paradise experience.

The shining gem of this resort, however, is the dive center. MDI Dive Center in Palawan is a five-star facility with more than 15 years of experience in the country. They can accommodate divers of all levels of experience, and also offer island hopping and snorkeling tours.

Coron is a place that’s simply too beautiful to not see at least once in your life. So do your research, prepare your itinerary, and be ready to immerse yourself in the wonders of Mother Nature.