The 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Coron

Before we get to the 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Coron, lets learn a little about Coron. Coron is a tropical island in the province of Palawan in the Philippines and is best known for it’s World War II-era wreck diving. Coron also offers limestone landscapes, beautiful beaches, crystal-clear freshwater lakes, and shallow-water coral reefs. Coron has a unique charm of it’s own, and is more laid back and great for family vacations and diving adventures. Fully vaccinated travelers can now explore Coron with its idyllic beaches and enchanting lagoons. You can visit the most beautiful islands in the Philippines here or on Pinterest.

Coron Weather – When to Visit

There are two main seasons in Coron. First is the dry season (summer) which happens from November to May. Second is the rainy season which occurs from July to September. If you are visiting Coron for its gorgeous beaches, go during the dry season. You’ll be able to enjoy water activities like snorkeling and diving. Visiting during the summer season is also best if you plan to do some sightseeing in Coron Town. Year round temperatures in Coron average between lows in the middle 70s, to highs in the lower 90s. No matter what season you travel to Coron, the weather will always be warm.

Essentials to Pack for Coron

  • Slip On Shoes Flip flops will see you through most of your Philippines trip. If you want to bring other shoes, slip-on shoes that you can slide off when you enter your hotel or guesthouse are your best bet. I recommend some lightweight espadrilles like these or some comfy go-with-anything Birkenstock sandals like these.
  • Dry Bag You can buy a dry bag in the Philippines, but they only cost a couple of dollars and I wouldn’t trust them for long. I used mine to get on and off the boats (you usually have to walk about waist-deep into the water) but I wouldn’t have swum with it or taken it underwater. If you want a bag you can pack camera gear in to take into hidden beaches and lagoons, buy a decent dry bag before you go.
  • Walking shoes. You’re going to be spending lots of time on boats and in the water, but there are also some fantastic hikes. So pack a pair of running shoes that will dry quickly if they get back but will also support your feet.
  • Water shoes. Some of the islands are only accessible by boat. You’ll have to swim (or walk) a little way, so a pair of water shoes like these will protect your feet from stones and anything lying on the beach.
  • Underwater camera. The AKASO EK7000 4K30FPS Action Camera will get you some amazing photos and videos.
  • Toiletries The toiletry essentials you will want to pack are skin care or hair care (for out in the sun), mosquito repellent, hand sanitizer wipes, and sun screen.
  • Reusable Water Bottle The Philippines is cutting back on plastic. Help them out and do your bit for the planet by taking a refillable bottle with you. Try this great stainless steel refillable water bottle.

Best Coron Area Beaches

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Banol Beach

Banol Beach is a small, quiet, white sand strip perfect for lazing around in the sun, getting tanned and splashing about in the cool blue water! If you’re lucky, you may make a few four-legged friends while visiting. It’s best to come to Banol Beach in the mornings as it is a popular lunch spot for many of the boat tours. This quiet beach has the perfect setting for beautiful photo-shoots!

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Malcapuya Beach

The stunning Malcapuya Beach is a short boat ride from Coron Town. One of the best ways to get to this beach is through the Beach Tour bookable from Coron Town. This picture-perfect stretch of sand is mostly quiet except for a few small hotels on the ocean. With bright blue-green waters and white sands, this place has seriously some of the most beautiful scenery.

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Atwayan Beach

Atwayan Beach is the perfect place to unwind and is much less crowded than Banol. This is the perfect place for some great, quiet and peaceful snorkeling and for appreciating the beauty of the beautiful palm trees if you enjoy being close to mother nature.

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Bulog Dos Island

Bulog Dos Island can be reached via boat tour and is about an hour and a half to two hours away from Coron Town Proper. There’s plenty of bio diversities here, as you can see starfish, parrot fish, and corals. If you’re lucky, you might even get to see a barracuda or a stingray. The water here is so shallow that you can travel to its sister island and visit the Two Seasons Coron Island Resort.

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Marcilla Beach

Marcilla beach is like the lost paradise, undeveloped and wasted beach. It is hard to get to but is located on the main Busuanga Island and is reachable by scooter within an hour. Marcilla beach is beautiful and has a sandbar with a peaceful ambiance. WWII shipwrecks of the hauntingly beautiful Japanese warships make wreck diving a huge attraction here.

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Best Coron Tours & Activities

All-Inclusive Coron Island Hopping: Private Speedboat

See the beauty of Coron Island at your own pace and allow us to share with you. Its breathtaking destinations. Our private speedboat rental will flexibly allow you to go to the highlight destinations of Coron Palawan. Book your All-Inclusive Coron Island Hopping Tour here.

Coron Busuanga Calauit Safari Tour With Black Island (Private)

Take a day tour to see the savannah of Coron teeming with African giraffes, gazelles, zebras, brown deer and more Enjoy a nice morning safari tour around Calauit Game Refuge and Wildlife Sanctuary Visit some of the enclosures to see the variety of amazing local wildlife! Assist the park rangers in the morning feeding of some animals like the giraffe at one of the stables. Book your Private Coron Busuanga Calauit Safari Tour w/Black Island here.

Half-Day Water Activities Experience in Coron

Coron is known for its relaxing vibe that would want to make you laze under the sun for days! But if you want to add a little excitement to your vacation, why not join these awesome water sports at Royal Island Watersports? You can avail of these packages that will allow you to try all water rides of exciting activities in one whole day! You can scream your lungs out when you ride the banana boat, flyfish, bandwagon and hurricane. You can also opt to ride the clear glass kayak after watersports or opt to chill at the floating sea pool. If you’re looking to more adrenaline encounters with your friends, this is activity certainly suits you! Book your Half-Day Water Activity Experience in Coron here.

Coron Reef and Wreck Tour D

Snorkel and swim above the Lusong gunboat, sunk in World War II off Coron Island, on this full-day tour from Busuanga. Planing a two-stop snorkeling excursion in unfamiliar waters may be a daunting prospect, but this guided tour takes care of all of the details for you. With snorkeling equipment provided, lunch on the beach, and round-trip transportation via boat, passengers can focus on the underwater life at the reef and around the gunboat. Book your Coron Reef and Wreck Tour D here.

Coron Island Tour B (Shared Tour)

Get to know the picturesque islands of the Calamian Archipelago on this full-day boat tour from Coron. Spend the day swimming, snorkeling, and soaking up the sun as you visit places like Barracuda Lake, Twin Lagoon, Skeleton Wreck, Reef Garden, and much more. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch buffet on a pristine sandy beach and admire the idyllic scenery throughout the day. Book your Coron Island Tour B (Shared Tour) here.

Best Coron Restaurants

Kawayanan Grill $11 – 30

This restaurant with a native motif is perfect for anyone craving for seafood and grilled food. For a sampler plate for sharing, try the Kawayanan Platter (which comes with grilled crab, fish, squid, shrimps, lato (seaweed) and grilled kibiao (clams), which is a local specialty. Telephone: 63 917 574 4586 Web: Kawayanan Grill

Pang’et Firefly Floating Restaurant $11 – 30

They offer a unique experience, a romantic boat ride along the mangrove forest to catch the colonies of fireflies producing magnificent twinkling lights before the local dinner. Spend time on the water experiencing nature’s magic – the supernatural glow of bio luminescence. Telephone: 63 927 280 0029 Web: Pang’et Firefly Floating Restaurant

Trattoria Altrov’é $11 – 30

This Slovenian-owned restaurant is famous for its pizza and pasta dishes. They also offer vegetarian options and international options. Their pizza is cooked in a wood fire brick oven, served in an authentic Italian style. The ambiance is excellent, plus the restaurant’s interiors are reminiscent of a rustic villa. Telephone: 63 917 888 0793 Web: Trattoria Altrove

Corto del Mar $11 – 30

You don’t have to be staying at the upscale Corto Del Mar Resort in order to enjoy the delicacies at their on-site restaurant. This Mediterranean themed restaurant offers an extensive menu with a variety of international dishes. Telephone: 63 917 526 8381 Web: Corto del Mar

Sinugba Sa Balay $11 – 30

This unpretentious grill and native restaurant, as it describes itself, is just the right place to sample genuine Filipino food in a pleasant, laid-back atmosphere. You’ll find most of the classic dishes of the country’s cuisine here, prepared in style and served in big portions at very reasonable rates. Telephone: 63 920 969 8143 Web: Sinugba Sa Balay

Best Coron Bars

Pirates Tavern

Address: Governor’s Dr, Dinagpan, Barrangay 5 Telephone: 63 917 555 5781 Web: Pirates Tavern

Get Real Bar & Restaurant

Address: Real St, Coron Town Proper Telephone: 63 917 555 3703 Web: Get Real Bar & Restaurant

Tapias Lounge

Address: Coron Town Proper Telephone: 63 995 224 4661 Web: Tapais Lounge

The 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Coron

26 Comments

  1. Lily

    I’m actually drooling over the picture of Coron in the Philippines as I’ve always wanted to go diving there. Once I’ve finished diving I would love to visit the Safari Savannah plains for a tour and see the Giraffe, gazelle, and Zebra at the Calauit Game Refuge and the Wildlife Sanctuary.

    Dinner would be at the Firefly floating restaurant as I love boats and it sounds romantic for my husband and me. The Busuanga Bay Lodge looks perfect looking onto the water from your room and the limestone islands or the Club Paradise Resort. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Coron is beautiful isnt it 🙂  Sounds like you have some great plans for your vacation there.  Thank you for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  2. Marlene

    This place looks very close to Heaven. It’s truly breathtakingly beautiful. I would love to stay for a long vacation and explore and see everything. There are so much to do. The first thing I’d love to do is the World War II-era wreck diving. That is something worth doing, and all the interesting things you can see below the surface must be spectacular.
    I absolutely love the view from above, its spectacular. The water is so clear and beautiful. The beaches, mountains and rock formations is breathtaking. I would love to explore it all in a tipe of a house boat, slow and peaceful. The beaches are beautiful, I’ll have to visit them all.
    Thank you for this great site and this wonderful post. One more place I have on my list of places I have to visit before I die. Thank you, this one is a beautiful addition.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Wow, sounds like you are ready to pack your bags and head to Coron!  It is beautiful and you will love it.  Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

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  3. Anastazja

    This is sure a complete travel page.  You offer information on beaches, hotels, activities and places to eat.  As well, you have made suggestions about the best time to go to Coron depending on what one wants to do.  It is interesting that you have mentioned fresh water lakes on Coron.  That is an added attraction for us which hopefully means a different kind of fresh water fishing.  Thanks for the ideas.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome, I am glad you enjoyed your visit to the 10 best luxury hotels in Coron.  Please come back when you are ready to book your flight, hotel and activities 🙂  I’d be glad to help.

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  4. Aly

    Thanks for sharing these great luxury destinations in Colon. The Philippines are about the farthest possible destination for me, so I’m glad there seem to be a lot of things to do there. I am going to want to stay for a while to make sure I can adjust to the jet lag and soak in all that the islands have to offer! I definitely want to explore the area in a private speedboat – thanks for the tip!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, you’ll probably want to stay for a couple of weeks to fully enjoy the Philippines!

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  5. Ashley

    Coron looks like heaven. All the beaches are so beautiful  I have always wanted to go somewhere with crystal blue clear water like the water on Coron’s beaches.  It just looks so inviting. Also, since the dry season starts in November, this is a great place to get out of the cold weather in the States,   The reef and wreck tour sounds absolutely exhilarating.  I would definitely be signing up for that.  The safari also sounds exciting, with giraffes and gazelles.  How neat.  Is airfare expensive or can you fly directly into Coron? Coming from the West Coast of the States.  Do you know if any airlines offer any promotion to fly to this part of the world? Thanks for your help!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You can fly into Coron and the flight expense really depends on where you are flying from and what time of year.  Well worth it though!

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  6. Preetam Dutta

    Great to know about the beautiful natural beaches and the eye-catching landscapes of Coron. Exploring the Philippines is a dream come true for me after knowing about the stunning beauty and watersports. I definitely consider going to  Malcapuya Beach for its quiet and cozy atmosphere along with blues and greens, less crowded Atwayan Beach for snorkeling, Bulog Dos island, and its starfish, parrotfish, and corals. Staying on Coron island and enjoying a delicious picnic lunch buffet on a pristine sandy beach with others sounds great.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Sounds like you would have a wonderful time!  I am glad you enjoyed your visit to beach travel destinations.

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  7. gravpeter

    Hey,

    Another fantastic review, this time about Coron in the Philippines.

    As I am used to from your previous reviews, there is again enough information available for enthusiasts.

    The descriptions of the different beaches, restaurants, hotels, practical tips, excursions, and much more are available. Truly a full-fledged brochure for those who plan to go there!

    Keep it up!

    With best regards,

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you Peter for taking the time to leave me comments 🙂

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  8. Ben

    There are certainly some of those destinations I’d like to visit. The beaches look super awesome, great informative article, love how you have incorporated the prices of restaurants in to the mix as well as the activities available. 

    .The ratings for the hotels are great as well which gives it promise for those interested.

    Great informative article.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thanks Ben, glad you enjoyed your visit.

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  9. Vasile

    This beautiful place reminds me to take a vacation at the beach, at the sea. My wife and I used to go to the sea every year and the places count on Coron, but my wife is no longer alive, so everything has changed for me. I didn’t know about Coron, but he looks fantastic. The beaches here in Coron are wonderful and I would love to go snorkeling and diving, which I have been passionate about year after year.
    Vasile,

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, Coron is one of those place you’ll want to vacation to again and again for sure.  Glad you enjoyed.

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  10. LineCowley

    Coron looks like a very beautiful destination in the Philippines and it is interesting that they do accept fully vaccinated travelers. Doing World War II wreck diving must be a unique experience, to be in such beautiful surroundings. My ideal would be to do a boat tour to Bulog Dos Island and her sister island to see the starfish and sea life. To see the coral would also be high on my agenda. Thanks for sharing. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, I believe that a visit to Bulog Dos Island is a must personally.  Glad you enjoyed the 10 best luxury hotels in Coron.

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  11. AL. S.

    This looks like an amazing place to take a beach vacation. My wife and I had a 20th wedding anniversary trip all planned out, but unfortunately, it fell right in the middle of 2020, so it all cat canceled. I have never heard of Coron, but it looks wonderful. I would definitely like the Wreck tours D and my wife would be really into any snorkeling adventures that were in the area. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Boy, Coron is wonderful.  But I don’t think you can go wrong anywhere in the Philippines.  Maybe you can plan your wedding anniversary here.

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  12. Daniel Tshiyole

    Now I know where I am going to stay if my friends and I do decide to visit the Philippines. It seems like it is quite affordable and it looks neat. I am a big neat freak so I don’t like going to places that are untidy. Your article is helping me plan my December holiday and I appreciate it. It makes my job so much more easy 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Glad I could help Daniel.  Yes, I do believe you and your friends will love Coron.

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  13. Paolo

    Hi! In my book, a trip to the Philippines could not be called complete if one does not visiting at least one of its many world-renowned beaches. What impresses me most is that they are all unspoiled islands. Coron is my top choice. Thank you very much for this selection of lodging options. I can’t wait to start booking.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I agree Paolo, and there is definitely a good choice of resorts to choose from 🙂  I don’t think you can go wrong with any of them.  Thanks for stopping by.

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