Friday, 26 December 1997

Resort Review: Coral Cay Resort (Carles, Iloilo)

Date of Stay: December 26 - 30, 1997

RATING (Scale of 1 to 10)
Location: *******
Rooms: ******
Condition and Cleanliness: ********
Staff Performance: *******
Room Comfort: *******
Food and Beverage: *******
Other Amenities: ******
Value for Money: *******
Coral Cay Resort in Balbagon Island


Coral Cay Resort, on the 42-hectare, 1.5-km. long Balbagon Island, is located near Gigante Sur Island and is a 20-min. boat ride from the island’s Brgy. Lantangan. 
Its 10 airconditioned cottages, with its bamboo-cladded interior walls and exterior walls cladded with split coconut logs, has its own tiled bathroom and verandah.  This  Class “A” resort also has 25 fan-cooled cottages with bath and a coffee shop/restaurant.
A Balbagon sunset

The resort offers torch-lit dinners, served al fresco under the stars, along its dazzling white sand beach lined with prickly aroma trees. The island's 3 km. long shoreline can be circumnavigated in about 30 mins., passing by a rocky shore where sea birds roost as well as the nearby barangay.