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Busuanga Bay Lodge
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Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying the customer service is impeccable. All the staff are very attentive and helpful. The view from the infinity pool is beautiful. The only reason why I didn't give it a star is because it's difficult to go to different restaurants or anything outside the resort. It's 1,000 pesos per person to go anywhere. Coron is much closer to outdoor activities, but basuanga bay lodge is quiet and peaceful.

Stayed: March 2017, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Dannah D
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BBL_OM, Manager at Busuanga Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2017

Dear Dannah D,

Let us thank you for giving us feedback about your stay. Thank you for your complements and comments.

And we hope to welcome you back here at Busuanga Bay Lodge.

Warm Regards,

Busuanga Bay Lodge Team

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Reviewed March 10, 2017

...It was one of the most calm and peaceful places I have been so far, and definitely an outstanding experience. Far away from the mass tourism the Busuanga Bay Lodge is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Philippines (which no words can describe in my opinion) in a luxury way of life. Especially the stunning view into the beautiful green bay with the open sea in the background is amazing and even better with the sunrise in the morning!!!! I really enjoyed the delicious food there, of course with a good glass of European wine (what is not so easy to get on the Philippines). And also, the Serviceteam was very motivated and friendly. But the highlight of the Busuanga Bay Lodge is definitely the Daytrip to the private Island of the Hotel…A small Island reachable by boat just for the guests of the Hotel...If any word can describe this little piece of land it is “unique”.

  • Stayed: January 2017, traveled with friends
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1  Thank bfellner
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BBL_OM, Manager at Busuanga Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2017

Dear bfellner,

Thank you very much for this pleasing feedback. We are glad we had provided you with a great experience during your stay in Palawan.

Hope to see you again.

Best Regards,

Busuanga Bay Lodge Team

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Reviewed March 5, 2017

What's not to love about Busuanga Bay Lodge! I just returned from a week stay at this resort and loved every moment. I'm avid snorkeler and I took advantage of every island tour offered. Each tour included a final stop at the Resorts's private island South Cay, where a grilled fish, chicken, and shrimp lunch (feast) was provided along with an open bar. Lounge chairs are all under thatched cabanas. Swimming and snorkeling the reef is great. Paradise couldn't be any better.

I stayed in a King Ocean Front room which was spacious and clean. The bathroom was quite large and with an excellent shower. I was just a minute walk from the dock and Dive Shop. Also the Seahorse restaurant bar. Excellent view of the bay and sunrise.

Food was good and plentiful. You can eat in the main pavilion or the Seahorse Restaurant which is down by the Bay. Room service is also offered. As mentioned the lunches at South Cay are excellent.

Although directly on the water, Busuanga Bay does not have a beach, but in a 15 boat ride you can take advantage of their private island, South Cay, which is beautiful.

The spa service are top notch in a lovely facility. I had a pedicure, massage, facial, and body scrub on my last day before my long journey home. Wonderful.

The pictures of the resort on their website are very accurate. I loved this place and I go to the Philippines every year. This will be my new go to resort. The only tiny negative is that the WiFi not very strong. But I understand this will improve over the next year.

Don't hesitate to stay at Busuanga Bay.

Room Tip: King Rooms on the bay are great, but I don't think you can wrong in any room.
  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled solo
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1  Thank Momma-Stasz
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BBL_OM, Manager at Busuanga Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2017

Dear Momma-Stasz,

Thank you for this overwhelming feedback. We are so happy to know you enjoyed your stay and had a great experience with Busuanga Bay Lodge.

We wish to see you again. Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can assist you in the future.

Best Regards,

Busuanga Bay Lodge Team

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Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our quiet 5 nights/6 days stay at Busuanga Bay Lodge.



We decided to end our busy three week trip of the Philippines in Coron, as we left it to the last minute we found few options left in area for a midrange stay and wanted to spend our last 5 nights winding down before our long flights home.

We emailed the hotel ahead for a transfer to be picked up from Coron port, of which we were met promptly as we arrived by ferry from El nido. The transfer was 1000p pp - the drive was around 45 minutes North East from the port.

Upon arrival we were greeted pleasantly by staff - chilled drinks & a live acoustic trio.
Instantly the views from the hotels reception over pearl bay were breathtaking, as well as the large infinity pool spanning across the front edge of the restaurant area.

Our sea view room was located at the bottom of the resort which was spacious & modern. We found the food & service beyond great during our stay.

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The cons, key things we wished were aware of -

• The main negatives to the resort are that it's very very isolated, so much so that there are not even any local shops or restaurants anywhere.

• The hotel doesn't have a beach or water access into the bay due to box jellyfish occupying the water, which only leaves the top pool area usable during the hot days.

• The tours are triple the price of that in town, and what with the hotel transfer being 1000p per person each way - we found ourselves becoming fairly board after a few days.

• The Coron tour we went on was very well organised, which made for a more personal experience - but personally would advise to still pay for the transfer into Coron town to run the local tours. You'll still save heaps even with the transfer costs. (1 hour boat trip south west to Coron island from the hotel & most of tourist attractions)

• The hotel is built/located on the hillside, our room was situated at the bottom of the resort - which made for a sweaty climb every time we wanted to utilise the pool & restaurant area. (80 steps)


If you're looking to see Coron and make the most of the local tours/area, we wouldn't recommend this hotel - simply just because of its remote location. We felt the hotel should at least run a free daily shuttle service into Coron town for its paying guests, rather than creating an even more isolated experience.

We felt the hotel was generally over priced for what they offer, food was great but again you pay for it.
* Note everything in the hotel from the room rates, to the food bills are plus pp 22% tax - which are not clearly displayed.*

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What made our stay were the stunning hotel bay views, the exceptionally friendly staff which couldn't do more for us and the real high level of food throughout our stay.

We'll definitely will be recommending Busuanga Bay Lodge - for a more relaxing chilled experience.

Stayed: February 2017, traveled as a couple
Thank OliverCamilleri
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BBL_OM, Manager at Busuanga Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2017

Dear OliverCamilleri,

First of all, allow us to express our gratitude in providing this relevant review. Thank you for your complements and suggestions, we will think through them and determine if applicable to our operations.

Thank you for possible recommendations and we also do hope to welcome you back here at Busuanga Bay Lodge.

All the best,

Busuanga Bay Lodge Team

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Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

The hotel is in Busuanga Bay. They have woderfull view over the bay from the pool in front of receiption and restauran. We book the room from agoda including all taxes but they overcharged taxes even we show them vouchers from Agoda. We stay 3 night in this hotel then extend our stay for another 3 days not because it is super hotel but there was no flight to Manila. So we took Air Juan sea plane from Busuanga to Manila. The only positive experience was island hoping tour with very polite and nice guide Ivan. Next time we will not stay in this hotel but we'll choose another one.

Stayed: February 2017, traveled as a couple
Thank ek6va
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BBL_OM, Manager at Busuanga Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2017

Dear ek6va,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and writing this review. It is good to know you enjoyed the scenic view and the island hopping tour. We will extend your complements to Ivan that he and his colleagues be more inspired.

If you have queries about the taxes, please feel free to contact us through reservations@busuangabaylodge.com and will be more than happy to assist you.

Once again, thank you.

Best Regards,

Busuanga Bay Lodge Team

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