Club Paradise Resort

Dimakya Island, Coron, Palawan

Club Paradise Resort
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Extra Beds for Infant 0-2 years:
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Extra Beds for Children 3-5 years:
Must use an extra bed. Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

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Most Recent Reviews

Kwokie K.
5.0 Stars

We've been looking to stay at Club Paradise for maybe more than 1 year already, for some reason – it’s always been booked whenever we wanted to stay for a particular set of dates. So this time around, an impromptu schedule worked better for us since we got ourselves a booking.

For the purposes of this review, let’s get the general details out:

1. It’s on the other side of Coron town, so going to Club Paradise means you’re going to take a boat and van ride back to town, before being able to go to the typical Coron spots like Kayangan Lake, Barracuda Lake, etc.

2. It’s a 20 minute van ride from the airport to the “riverhouse” which is a make-shift port for Club Paradise shared with El Rio y Mar. From that point, it’s a 30-45minute boat ride to Dimakya Island where Club Paradise is depending on the waves.

3. Being owned by the Discovery Group – expect top notch service and amenities!

We booked for the weekend of March 17-19, 2017 – specifically my wife’s birthday weekend. Booked flights via SkyJet which was very reasonable compared to Philippine Airlines & Cebu Pacific; I’m not sure why but my SkyJet roundtrip airfare was approximately 5000, where PAL and Cebu Pacific was 7000-9000 roundtrip.

For the accommodations, we ended up taking the Garden View Cottages, it’s the most modern out of the 3 types of rooms, situated from the beach front before you end up on the hill side rooms. The hillside rooms are more dated but also has that quaint laid back feel, the beach front rooms are of course the most expensive given the instant access to the beach, but get them for the best sun-set view as the sun goes down from the opposite island.

Our room had a queen sized mattress, a 48” flat screen, a work-table, a mini-bar with a fridge, a closet and the washroom. The washroom had wide sink area good for all your toiletries, a rain-shower with an option for the “handle-type” shower as well. It was nice & bright with “day-light” bulbs, while the room itself was lit with “warm yellow glow” lights – perfect before resting for the night. The bedside table had lamps, and plentiful sockets for all your charging needs.

The island restaurant, Fire Fish, is where you get your buffet breakfast. Funny enough, the resort manager says that they only offer buffet lunches & dinners on full or near to full occupancy – and they always say that they’ve been doing the buffet practically all-year round. Good for them since every dish that we ordered, was superb! Whether it was the grilled fish or the kare-kare!

For the island itself, the sand is white, even having that semi-pinkish glow with the sand having red particles from the corals! As you go around the island, huts with “duyan” swings & lounge chairs line the entire stretch with beach front cottages getting their own in front of the cottage. Also scattered are treated freshwater showers so you can wash the sand off coming from the beach, or even simple foot baths to clean the sand off your feet. They also have a kiddie pool connected with the main pool that doubles as the scuba training pool between the front desk & the restaurant. The main cottage where the front desk is also house the pool table, the dart board, the ping-pong table and the foozball table. It’s also where the resort bar is, where it stays open until the last drink is drank!

The staff says that they’ve lived through their share of typhoons the past years. The structures have been doing ok, but what suffered though were the coral reefs in front of the beach; despite that – we found it still full of marine life, we spotted different types of fish of course, but also having the resident “pawikan” or sea turtle by the grassy end of the island. We also spotted a rare blue spotted stingray! (Just make sure that you keep your distance!)

Now, what I’ve mentioned are pretty much the “default” things you’ve come to expect from a nice resort. As always, what strikes you are the special things you see which leave a mark on your stay. It may seem like a cliché but they have trained staff which really cater to you, I like that they talk to you not like just a regular visitor but are really friendly. They greet you “too much” as every member of the staff walking by greets you before your paths meet, even doing a gesture of holding their hand by the heart as they greet you. Much to my wife’s desire, they offered taking your picture every chance they’d see that you’d perhaps like to have one taken. You see security walking by the background every so often as well. I mentioned that it was my wife’s birthday weekend, what we’ve experienced before was a separate private dinner by the beach on other resorts. Here, we got a song from the staff aside from the colorful print-out (which my wife made sure to bring home) and a chocolate mousse cake! (That was a very nice and tasty cake.)

Over-all, the place was nice (and will only get better as they’re doing room improvements) with a great beach! No question on the clarity of Palawan’s waters (no algae sludge like Boracay) and marinelife is brimming! Service and hospitality was great, food service was good with the prices reasonable. You don’t feel ripped-off with the prices to quality ratio – as you can see, they have a great chef! Thank you to Club Paradise for making my wife happy on her birthday weekend! We will be back!

- kwokie -

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Shar C.
5.0 Stars

The perfect getaway place for couples who wanted to take a quick break. Staff makes sure that the resort is your home away from home and that you are pampered all throughout your stay. Although the resort is in a island, their amenities are complete (they have a resident doctor/nurse to attend to guests when medical emergencies arise). The calm waters and the sound of nature will definitely make you fall in love with the resort - not to mention the turtles and the school of fish that you could see just a few meters away from the island!

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Papa C.
5.0 Stars

A very very nice place in palawan. A wonderful and peaceful beach. A very sweet and nice staff. Away from hustle manila. 2 thumbs up. For Discovery Club Paradise. They even know what my profession is. WOW!!!

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May M.
5.0 Stars

Literally a paradise!

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Rj R.
5.0 Stars

Indeed a paradise. Enough said.

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