Coral Cay Resort and Dive, Siquijor

Coral Cay Resort and Dive, Siquijor

Coral Cay Resort and Dive Shop opened in 1997. It is managed by an American, David Gerdin and his wife, who hails from Siquijor. The resort is very pleasant and well-maintained as it is. But its owner, David, a former building specialist, never run out of ideas for improving it, (particularly the construction of a swimming pool). The resort was constructed with utmost care, keeping eye on details; bright red lights in the bedrooms, fans that actually work, a safety box in the air-conditioned cottage and a sliding panel separating the terraces of certain semi-detached cottages.

The garden is planted with coconut trees, orchids and hibiscus. The resort has a large beach frontage where the restaurant, a big building completely open to the outdoors, is located. A bar made of bamboo has high stools arrange to face the sea. Green plants in earthenware jars decorate the area. A big, stone barbecue grill nearby promises grilled fish and seafood caught the day itself.

The bamboo cottages on the beach are the most pleasant. On the whole, the cottages are spacious with the exception of the standard ones which are a little smaller. Each differs slightly in style and decor. The floors are made of beautiful wood, the walls blending plaited bamboo and white pebbled-washed walls. The beds, covered in gaily colored blankets, are made of intertwined bamboo poles. The bathrooms have white floors with gray or beige marble walls. There are also the superb and huge Beach Aircon Deluxe room with its subtle decor and furnishings.

The economy rooms are in a low building at the back of the garden. Although they are small and a bit dark, they are also immaculately clean and functional.

The 4-kilometer long gold sand beach in front of the resort is particularly pretty, the hammocks suspended between the palm trees inviting relaxation. The warmth and enthusiasm of the owner is indeed a plus for this resort.

How to get there

From Manila by air, land and sea, 75-minute flights on Air Philippines or Cebu Pacific from Manila to Dumaguete, 10 minutes by car from Dumaguete airport to Dumaguete harbor, 45 minutes by ferry from Dumaguete to Siquijor Island. There are two ferries: Delta I arriving in Larena and Delta Car Ferry arriving in Siquijor town.


Rooms:                                                                       Rates (PHP)
Garden Rooms                                                              850.00
(Grounds Map location #2 & 3)

Garden Rooms                                                              900.00

Standard Deluxe (Taas)                                             1,300.00

Garden Duplex – (Sinugdanan 1 or 2)
2 persons                                                                         1,450.00

Garden Duplex – (Sinugdanan 1 or 2)                   1,600.00
4 persons

Beach Duplex – (Maanyag 1 or 2)                           1,900.00

Beach Deluxe – (Duol)                                                 1,600.00
(Grounds Map Location #8)

Beach Aircon Deluxe – (Naya-Naya)                    2,600.00
(2 persons) (separate bedroom)

Beach Aircon Deluxe – (Naya-Naya)                   2,900.00
(4 persons) (separate bedroom)

Beach Aircon Deluxe – (Layo)                               2,600.00
(2 persons) (separate bedroom)

Beach Aircon Deluxe – (Layo)                               2,900.00
(4 persons) (separate bedroom)

Two-Story Duplex – (Habagat)                              2,600.00
(Up to 4 persons)

Pool-side Aircon Deluxe – (Malipayon)            3,400.000
(2 persons)

Extra Bed/Extra Person                                          250.00


Amenities & Services:

  • Small Library and Game room
  • Native Outrigger Paddle Boats
  • Spelunking 100+ caves
  • Mountain Biking
  • Volleyball
  • Dune Buggy Rental
  • Kayaks
  • Billiards
  • Mini Gym
  • Motorcycle Rental
  • Dining and Bar Facilities
  • Full Laundry Services

About the Author

By admin / Administrator, bbp_keymaster

on Feb 19, 2008

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Comments (6)

  • Katrina

    send me a quotation for 68 persons..for a company outing for 5 days & 4 night only….this coming June. Do you have videoke machine that we can rent for the days that were gonna spend. I need a reply the soonest possible…

  • Tahoe Buck

    Yea, sounds about right. I stayed there a year or so ago. The customer service was lacking and the surrounding area was in a poor rundown state also, the dive equipment needed maintenence. The owner needs to get a grip on the situation or go out of business.

  • Gizelle De Guzman


    Our company, GOLDEN COMPASS TRAVEL CENTER, INC. is a newly established full service travel agency, registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission, with principal address at 594 Don Juico Avenue, Clarkview Subdivision, Angeles City (Pampanga).

    We would like to establish ties with you to avail of contracted rates accorded to travel agents. We appreciate if you could send us your available packages (local & foreign destinations) so we can possibly include these in our initial offerings.

    Please let us know also what your requirements are for accreditation.

    Thank you and looking forward to a fruitful business relationship with you.

    Very truly yours,

    Gizelle Morales-de Guzman
    General Manager
    Golden Compass Travel Center, Inc.
    (0917) 7911706
    Telefax: (045) 8931623

  • Meemai

    I wouldn’t dream of going back to this resort. We spent only two night there because the customer service sucks. We had to move to another resort because the owner was not pleasant at all. We stayed at this room, the same exact one shown in the picture above, and the door lock does not work. The lock button gets stuck. At one point we got locked out, I think it was 9 in the evening. We asked an extra key from the guard and he could not provide one. There was no customer service rep that we could talk to, the guard just told us that customer service rep will be coming in the morning and we had no choice. We had to sleep outside out room that night. That was the most horrible resort that I stayed so far.

  • Joy tan

    room rates?

  • Princess uy

    hi,pls gve me rates for holy week. thanks

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