Thursday, 23 February 1995

Resort Review: Club Paradise (Coron, Palawan)

Date of Stay: February 23 - 27, 1995

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

Club Paradise Resort

Our cottage
The DOT-accredited Club Paradise Resort, on the idyllic Dimakya Island, is a beautiful 19-hectare rock island paradise on the northwest coast of Busuanga Island in Palawan. 

The exclusive, Class “AAA” Club Paradise Resort, opened in 1986, was expanded in 1990 and now has 26 non-airconditioned  cottages with bath (9 de luxe, 17 standard), 14 airconditioned family cottages and 20 airconditioned apartment-type rooms.  

It has a shimmering 700-m. long, powdery white sand beach, a magnificent and colorful coral reef (including large colorful giant clams) and crystal-clear, turquoise water.  It also has a saltwater swimming pool and a spacious clubhouse with a 120-pax, al fresco restaurant (Kanog), 2 bars (Dugong and Jungle Bar), lounge with indoor sport area (pingpong, billiards, darts and board games), video/videoke room, cable TV room, boutique shop, beauty parlor, 24-hour clinic and mini-library.  
Tellie relaxing at our hammock
There is also a jacuzzi, children's playground, tennis court and a well-equipped dive center.  

The resort also offers dive and dive courses,  waterskis, sit-in kayaks, wakeboards, ringo tubes, windsurfing, Hobie Cat sailing, banana boats and snorkeling as well as island hopping, bottom and troll fishing trips, Coron town and island trips and Calauit Island Wildlife Sanctuary “Safari” tours.  It can accommodate about 150 guests at one time. 

The resort’s rustic non-airconditioned, beachfront cottages, made of rattan, bamboo and nipa, had double beds (plus an extra one for me), a marble bath and a veranda with a bamboo sala set and an enticing  hammock for relaxing. 

Lounging along the island's white sand beach

Club Paradise: Dimakya Island, Coron, Palawan. Mobile number: (0917) 827-9852. 

Metro Manila booking office: 41/F Discovery Suites, 25 ADB Ave. Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1600. Tel: (+632) 719-6971, (+632) 719-6972, (+632) 719-6973 and (+632) 719-6988. Mobile number: (0917) 568-4863. Email: Website: