Hotel Review: Bacau Bay Resort Coron, Palawan

by - Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Coron is one of the most visited islands in Palawan, Philippines because of its dramatic landscapes, gorgeous beaches and lakes, world-class diving spots and all sorts of wildlife. Palawan is also popular destination for honeymoon couples.

Fast forward, we chose to stay in Coron, Palawan (after our wedding) because of its beauty. There are arrays of accommodation options in Coron. I narrowed it down and chose Bacau Bay Resort Coron because of its excellent reviews on Tripadvisor.


» Bacau Bay Resort Coron «

Bacau Bay Resort Coron is a 1.5 hectares luxurious resort located in Coron, Palawan. The resort is 30 minutes away from Francisco Reyes Airport in Busuanga Island and 5 minutes away from the town of Coron.

» Rooms «

There are 80 rooms in total. Here are the 3 accommodation types to choose from:
 
  • Deluxe Room - 35 m² / 2 queen-size beds
  • Premier Suites - 47 m² / 1 king-size bed
  • Presidential Suite - 144 m² / 2 bedrooms with 1 king-size bed each
All air-conditioned rooms include:

  • Balcony
  • Working table
  • Complimentary coffee, tea and water
  • Espresso machine / Minibar
  • 32-inch LED TV with cable channels
  • Complimentary welcome amenities
  • Complimentary WiFi / Internet
  • Wardrobe closet
  • Safety deposit box
  • Digital alarm clock with Bluetooth speaker
  • Hair dryer
  • Luggage rack
  • Private toilet with hot and cold shower
  • Bathroom amenities: shampoo, conditioner, soap, shower gel, toiletries, etc.
We stayed in deluxe room at the 3rd floor with a private balcony. Here's the preview of our room:






Our view from our room:



» Facilities and Services «

24-hour front desk. The receptionists are friendly and easy to communicate with. They assist guests for airport shuttle and tour arrangements.

In-House Roundtrip Airport Transfer
Arrival. Days before our stay, I emailed reservations@bacaubaycoron.com about our situation. We availed their in-house roundtrip airport transfer (airport - resort - airport). Upon arrival at the airport, the staff holding the resort name signage was easy to find. He assisted us on our luggages and even gave us a welcome drink, one bottled water each. The driver was friendly and approachable. The transition was smooth. We rode on the private van. After 30 minutes, we arrived at the resort. 
Departure. Going back to the airport, the receptionist as well as the general manager assisted us with our luggages as we board the van. They even gave us photo souvenirs from our private tour as well as from the resort itself.

Fast check-in / check-out. They were aware of the guests, who were arriving and departing. I love how they were organized. I just presented my valid id and signed some forms. They also gave us some refreshments as we arrived at the resort. They even assisted us with our luggages to our assigned room.

In-room desserts. Every night, the staff delivered some desserts with notes from the general manager. I even collected eight notes as our souvenir. On the Christmas eve, they also delivered a bottle wine as Christmas present. We really appreciated it.



Swimming pool. Available from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. After our island tours, we took a dip in the pool and refresh! 


Lawn badminton. Available from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. We played badminton once in the morning.

Complimentary Kayak. We availed the free 30-minute kayak around the Bacau Bay's mangrove area. We also had a tour guide, who took us several pictures while we paddled around the mangrove area.


Exclusive Pier for Private Island Tours. All boat tours are inclusive of lunch, desserts, entrance fees to sites, licensed tour guide, snorkeling gear, first aid kit, bottled water, towels and government taxes.
Coron Island Tour. We availed the tour, which composts of the following destinations: Siete Picados, Kayangan LakeSmith Beach (lunch), Twin Lagoon and Barracuda Lake. I will share the details on my next blog post.  
Coron Island Ultimate Tour.  
Island Escapade Tour. 


Fitness Center. Open 24 hours. We dropped by at the gym once in the morning and enjoyed the fitness equipments that they offered.


Alon Spa. Available from 11:00 am to 12:00 midnight.

Function Halls: Culion Ballroom and Malcapuya Meeting Room
. Available for social and corporate events.
 
In-House Restaurants.
Amihan Restaurant. Breakfast is available from 6:00 am to 10:00 am. They also serve lunch and dinner. I love the Lamayo (fresh Palawan danggit) dipped with vinegar, salt, pepper and garlic!
Isla Bar. Available from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm.
Serena Pier Bar. Available from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm.
Pugon Cafe. Available from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm. If you want to enjoy the sunset view and Bacau Bay's mangrove area.


Our first breakfast at the resort

Mandatory Gala Dinner
. Every December 24 and 31 (7:00 pm - 10:00 pm) at Amihan Restaurant. The payment will be settled at the resort.

Grabbed from IG story


 
» My TripAdvisor Review «


» Info «

Website:                https://www.bacaubayresortcoron.com/
Address:                Governor’s Drive, Sitio Jolo, Poblacion 5 Coron, Palawan, Philippines 5316
E-mail Address:    info@bacaubaycoron.com / reservations@bacaubaycoron.com
Nearby:                 Francisco B. Reyes Airport (30 minutes away from airport) / Coron town (5 minutes away)
Check-in from:      2:00 PM
Check-out until:   12:00 PM

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. We booked our accommodation using our own money.

» Overall «

Just like what I said on my previous reviews, I do love our 9-day stay in Bacau Bay Resort Coron. They had the amenities and perks that we looked for in a honeymoon trip. The staffs as well as the general manager really cared for us, a true FILIPINO hospitalityWe had the BEST TIME on our trip to Coron and if I will be given a chance, I would love to live here. 😄

Date of stay: December 18 - 27, 2021

We would like to thank and mention some of the staffs, who took care of us during our 9-day trip: General Manager Gilbert, Mr Twing, Mr William, Mr Jojo and Ms Jas.



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