I was pleased to see so many improvements in the Pawikan Conservation Center in our recent visit. Aside from the new office they now have for the orientation of guests, they also have air-conditioned rooms where families/groups can stay overnight or for days. The rooms are not as fanciful as hotels or inns, but much better than native cottages in some resorts. They have wooden double decks and bunk beds with pull-out beds, all with thick mattresses and clean sheets. Each room has a private comfort room. There are rooms that can accommodate 4/6/10/16 persons.
I recommend families with small children to stay here for an educational opportunity to see the turtle's life cycle. Kids can see eggs hatch, and they can also release hatchlings to the sea. They will have a better appreciation of turtle conservation.
There is no in-house restaurant or canteen, but if you stay, you can bring in food and drinks (non-alcoholic please) without corkage, or you can make arrangements with the office for catering. The wives of volunteers can even cook for you.
Price ranges from P3,500 to P4,500.
The beach area has fine gray sand with clean waters. The sea breeze is known to have therapeutic effects on our respiratory system, so this is good for those with asthma or other respiratory ailments.
There are rows of bancas for island hopping, and native cottages for picnics.
After the Booking "fiasco" with Coral View Beach Resort, we looked for another resort. We stayed at White Coral Beach Resort. It is not a big place, but we like the aura. It does not have the amenities (e.g.,toiletries, towel, refrigerator, telephone/intercom, home service meals) of a beach hotel, but it was already okay for overnight stay.
There is 24-hour security,our room aircon is efficient, beds are comfortable, water is running strong in the CR/Shower (though they have hard water, the type that won't make your soap sudsy and your shampoo foamy), and the staff are generally friendly and hospitable.
The only problem we encountered was the slow,inefficient service of waiters and kitchen staff. There were many guests who came for Company Teambuilding. I guess the staff at the Dining Hall and kitchen were overwhelmed by so many guests... Lesson learned? Before you book,ask if there are big groups checking in.
1) The resort boasts of a big salt water pool where you can go for a therapeutic swim. Salt water is known to cure skin rashes like allergy and contact dermititis.
2) Fantastic sunset view!
3) Clean beachfront and surroundings!
This is a highly recommended resort. New, chic, modern rooms. Very nice and friendly staff.
Clean, nice, modern rooms, pool, unbelievable view.
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