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Chindonan Dive Resort

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Chindonan Island, Chindonan Island, Culion, Palawan, Philippines
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Nearby attractions
Bintuan Mangrove Park
(9.99 km)
Okikawa Maru Shipwreck
(15.07 km)
Concepcion Pier
(15.38 km)
Palawan State University - Coron
(18.18 km)
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francesca n
Loved it. Truly Paradise...not for everyone
I loved this place: it's truly paradise. The two Pierre(s), Sean (dive instructor) and the entire crew were great. The location is pure bliss: reminded me of pictures of Eden. It's remote, relaxing and with beautiful views all around. We did a lot of diving, kayaking, snorkeling and it was outstanding. kayaks are provided and it's a great resource. I want to provide as many facts as possible as I had a hard time deciding on a place and hope this will help others. The food was good if a little repetitive and all made from scratch. It was very clean. While this place is not luxurious in a traditional sense, it's luxury for people who like simple...we didn't do anything, service was amazing. As an example, I would be reading under an umbrella and a nice woman would bring me a bottle of cold water just because. If we were coming back from kayaking, two women would meet us at the beach to help with the kayaks. Outstanding service. However, paradise is not perfect and this is not the perfect place for everyone. Limited electricity ( 5 pm to 7 am and 12 to 2 pm) and very limited wifi. There is no hot water, which turned out to be my son's biggest (only) complaint. There is basically no beach and there are jellyfish so swimming by the hotel is not inviting or recommended. However, we did great snorkeling maybe 10-15 min of kayaking away. and even the house reef is very nice. They have a few umbrellas with chairs and hammocks. The umbrellas are nice but the chairs and the hammocks could use some love. minor, minor issue as I spent countless hours reading in the shade. The resort has just a few bungalows spread on a hill. Each bungalow is less than a 2-3 minute walk to the main/common building. Rooms are large with big porches. Our room (number 2) was composed by a large room with a queen bed, a twin bed, a sofa, chair, coffee table and then a walk in closet and a nice, modern bathroom. The porch had a nice sofa but could have used more furniture. Besides the cottages, there is a restaurant, built right on the water where all meals are served. the kitchen is kept spotless and open from 7ish am until after dinner. Breakfast and dinner are included. Breakfast is eggs, bacon and fruits. Dinner is a buffet that always has soup, one fish, one meat, one vegetable and salad. On nights when there were more guests, there were more choices. Dessert is also always provided. The fresh fish was amazing. bread is baked on premises everyday. Overall extras like lunch and drinks are not super cheap but not expensive given that you are on island where everything arrives by boat. all drinks/lunches/extras for a week for us were less than $150, including a couple massage. They didn't charge us for the use of kayaks either. The only other issue I would mention is on the diving side. Sean, our instructor, was great with my son and truly customized our dive trip (11 dives in 6 days) but the team/equipment could be better. Sean had to check everything as the crew would make mistakes when setting us up for diving and both my son and I didn't have a wet suit and boots that fit. On two occasions, the depth gauge on my regulator was broken. Overall the diving was great because Sean worked extra hard but there is room to improve. Never felt unsafe at all and my son completed his first night dive and deep dive so it was nothing close to a deal breaker. I have a feeling they know it as there was some new equipment. On the diving: the sites are very nice with a lot of coral reefs and a fun wrecks to explore but visibility is an issue at about 20 feet. Probably my biggest grievance (I got used to the cold water shower in a day or two). Also, there is plenty of coral varietals but not so much fish. Overall, again, the week was truly outstanding and I have a feeling that in 10 years or so I won't be able to afford this place. They are building something very nice. It's lost in the middle of nowhere and it's paradise.
Family - Nov 5, 2017
Juliane F
Great Place for Diving
The resort is located on a small island and it is a real 'getaway'. It's a great place to do diving. There are a lot of wrecks and coral gardens around - really amazing ! The team and the food is great and we can definitely recommend the place. Just be aware that Wifi is not really available - but this sometimes helps to come down 😁.
Couples - Oct 17, 2017
dave7hompson
A very special place
I am writing this as a thank you to the amazing staff at the resort! We left last week feeling sad to have departed from such a beautiful place, having spent three of the best days I can remember diving, eating great food and relaxing. Resort: The resort is located on a small island in Coron Bay within easy reach of the WW2 wreck sites. It’s run by two lovely, hospitable Danish guys who have retired there and take a great deal of pride in the place they have built, perched on a hillside overlooking a tiny beach. The island is inhabited but these are the only guest rooms. The resort is supplied by its own electricity generator and receives crystal clear water from a natural spring. There is a small, open-plan bar and dining area overlooking the pier and the bay. There is a pool table out the back and deck chairs lining the waterfront. There is basic Wi-Fi if you want but we enjoyed being disconnected for the short few days we were there. Dining: Breakfast and dinner are included in your room rate. Lunch is an optional extra. All meals are prepared by a very capable local staff who made very enjoyable dishes every night. There was plenty of fresh fish on offer and we liked trying the local dishes. Diving: The dive shop is staffed by a friendly, enthusiastic and all-round-great-guy, Sean. Sean is an experienced dive master and knows every nook and cranny of those WW2 wrecks. The gear in the dive shop is excellent and he’ll have everything you need to enjoy the spectacular wreck diving on offer. My girlfriend had done approx. 25 dives but I hadn’t dived in a few years. Sean was brilliant and got me up to speed in no time. I would definitely recommend doing a diving course there – I can’t think of a better place to do certification and in low season there is a good chance you could be on your own with Sean. Rooms: We took an entry level room (room 9) and it was very spacious and comfortable. There was a large balcony overlooking the bay through the trees and a floor-to-ceiling door/window to take advantage of the beautiful views in the mornings. (At the time of writing, the guys were completing some upgrades on the deluxe rooms overlooking the dive shop and pier, for those who are so-inclined) Activities: The resort staff are very knowledgeable about the local area and are happy to organise boat tours, day trips, excursions etc. There are a couple of kayaks and you can borrow snorkelling kit. Everything to do is water-based, essentially. (Note - The guys don’t recommend Coron Island tours from Chindonan as they have sometimes found park gates (unpredictably) closed on arrival during normal opening hours and have generally found it to be a frustration for their guests.) Overall we loved it and couldn’t recommend it enough. Come here for the peace and tranquillity of being on a tiny island, disconnected from the world, and for the amazing wreck diving.
Couples - Sep 21, 2017
Kristi E
Amazing place and incredible dive experience!
We absolutely loved everything about this place! Our air conditioned room was huge for me, my husband and 23 year old daughter. We spent four nights in August and had the whole place to ourselves. Being the low rainy season we were blessed with perfect weather. We did eight dives, mostly incredible sunken WW11 Japanese ships but also reef and night dives. Sean, our dive master was the most knowledgeable and thorough we've ever had. Everyone here, including the two Pierres, Sean and the adorable cooks made our stay so enjoyable. When we weren't diving we were kayaking with the free to borrow kayaks around the uninhabited islands near the resort. The food was outstanding and fresh. All in all, a perfect getaway that we would highly recommend. We'll definitely be back!
Family - Sep 16, 2017
Skye N
Island life
I work at chindonan dive resort and it take my breath away every single day , they say no 2 sunsets are the same in the Philippines and sitting at the amazing restaurant chindonan has right on the water you will be able to see yourself That this statement is very true , it's 15 minutes from most of the diving wrecks , the house reef is amazing to snorkel and dive on it has so much sea life down there it's crazy , let me tell you the food damn the food is good mouth watering buffet dinners to your choice of a scrumptious lunch and a full belly at breakfast this place is just paradise !!🌿🌴🐠❤
- Jun 18, 2017
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<p>The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out. </p> <ul> <li>Rollaway bed fee: PHP 1900 per stay</li> <li>Onsite credit card chargessee more

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  • Things to Do
    • Barbecue
    • Beach sun loungers
    • Beach towel
    • Parasol
    • Garden
    • Private beach
  • Hotel Services
    • 24-hour Receptionist
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Tours
  • Public Facilities
    • Coffee/tea in lobby
    • Restaurant
  • Food and Drinks
    • Breakfast
  • General
    • Terrace
  • Transportation
    • Airport transfer
  • Connectivity
    • Free WiFi

      Check-in and Check-out Time

      Check-in: 2:00 PM
      Check-out: 12:00 PM

      Location
      Staying at Chindonan Dive Resort is a good choice when you are visiting Chindonan Island.

      This resort is very easy to find since it is strategically positioned close to public facilities.

      About Chindonan Dive Resort

      Splendid service together with wide range of facilities provided will make you complain for nothing during your stay at Chindonan Dive Resort.

      24-hours front desk is available to serve you, from check-in to check-out, or any assistance you need. Should you desire more, do not hesitate to ask the front desk, we are always ready to accommodate you.

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      With all facilities offered, Chindonan Dive Resort is the right place to stay.

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