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Reviewed 18 January 2020

Discovery Island is a great little resort. The ten minute boat ride from Coron to the island really sets it apart.

Our room was comfortable with quiet and efficient air conditioning. The bar and restaurant are open-air but that suits the atmosphere of the place. The food is a mix of Philippines standards and typical tourist thing such as pizza and burgers. The bar is fine as far as it went but was a bit slack in terms of stocking (no tonic water!). The staff and management were lovely and friendly - but hey, it's the Philippines!

The private boat tour was very good indeed - vastly better than the big boats operating from Coron.

The airport transfer works exactly as described. Just be sure to leave enough time to work through airport security on the way out.

Room tip: The newer rooms have aircon. Best to check first as without AC would be quite uncomfortable.
Date of stay: January 2020
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Thank Martin P
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Reviewed 12 January 2020

We stayed here for 6 days in Dec 2019. The staff were amazing and very friendly. The service was great and the restaurant food was very good. The room was really nice with a view of the bay. Aircon worked great. Hot water worked too.

Ariza and the team (Thanks Starky and Lorna) go above and beyond to ensure guests are happy, which made us cancel our other resort and come back to Discovery.

The resort is set among a natural mangrove environment., Its calm and peaceful and away from the town. That said we went pretty crazy a few nights with kareoke and the bar area going off.

You can walk all the way around the island too. Pool area is awesome for relaxing, with a infinity style overflow and its close to the bar.

We were a couple, but this is good for family's, groups and solo travelers. Free ferry all day/evening to the town is also a great service. We never waited more than 15mins, at either end.

There is a small pebble beach, but dont expect white sand beach, it is not advertised as such and doesn't claim to have one, but this didnt change our experience at all.

Thanks so much Discovery, I hope to come back some day.

Room tip: Get a room with aircon in the large block. Request second floor.
Date of stay: December 2019
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Thank paddy1214
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Reviewed 7 December 2019 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the hotel from December 1 th til December 6 th.

The hotel is placed on a little island near Coron. The surroundings is peaceful and quiet which is nice.

The staff was smiling and kindly.

Although we were unsatisfied with the service. When we told the staff that we wanted to rent a kajak at the place we were told that it was no problem. But when we got to the reception a couple of hours later we were told there was no paddles to the kajaks while a former customer broke the last one.

Furthermore we only got our room cleaned once.

So overall we it was an okay hotel but don't expect to much of it.

Date of stay: December 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank soes_trier
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Reviewed 4 December 2019

Discovery Island is 10 min boatride from Coron Town. There is only this resort on the island, so enough space, privacy and nature for all guests. Rooms and bungalows are nicely equipped, clean and most of them have ocean view. The pool area is beautiful and hamocks are inviting for a nap on every verandah. The restaurant offers all kind of dishes from french press coffee to burgers and pizza.
In case you want to hit the town, there es a boat whenever you need. So escape is easy and after noisy time in town I have always been happy back in my small paradise.

Room tip: For sure bungalows are better than rooms, and it is worth it.
Date of stay: November 2019
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1  Thank 753matthiasg
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Reviewed 3 December 2019

My sister, her boyfriend, and I stayed here for three days and thought that this was such a great deal for what they offered. The airport pickup and dropoff was seamless, and getting to and from town on their boats is pretty easy, too. There are lots of places to relax around the property and the staff is so helpful!

We booked a private boat tour with them, which was amazing. Our guide, Joyce, is so funny and sweet and timed everything so we missed the crowds! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Date of stay: November 2019
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