Where to Stay in Coron: Sunlight Guest Hotel | Palawan


Popping with a yellow color you can spot a mile away, Sunlight Guest Hotel is every bit of its name, radiating light on a bright and beautiful day. Lending a Mediterranean vibe, it stands behind the water teeming with marine life and overlooking the islands of Coron and Uson. A small jetty within the property of the hotel instantly leads guests to a day of diving and snorkeling in the nearby Siete Pecados coral garden.

Anna Betina Pangalanan

This four-story and 60-room accommodation offers four room classifications: Superior Twin, Triple, Deluxe and the one where I stayed in, the Premier Room.

Ayi Del Rosario

Sunlight Guest Hotel Coron's other amenities includes a swimming pool called the Mallorca pool, a physical fitness gym, KTV rooms and three function and conference rooms. Cafe Azalea, where guests have their daily breakfast is the main dining place while the Ibiza Roof Garden and the Terrazza Lounge provides a chill hangout spot.

A part of the Sunlight brand

This Coron property is part of the Sunlight Hotels and Resort umbrella that also own and manages a similar hotel in Puerto Princesa and the Sunlight Eco Tourism Island Resort (SETIR) in Culion, all in Palawan.

Isa Rodriguez

Sunlight is a hospitality brand I had never heard of until this trip. Through my stays at Sunlight Guest Coron and SETIR, I got to experience firsthand the high standard of service offered by this hotel chain for myself over the course of several days.

Marky Ramone Go

From the aesthetics and design point of view, I find the dark brown theme of my room popping out in stark contrast with the sunny yellow walls as a surprising yet welcome oddity.

Isabel Malicdem

There’s enough space to sprawl my things around and my tired body on the King’s size bed, while the wooden desk gave me a few chances of finishing some writing gigs.

Anne Eliz Gumiran

My favorite part of the room was the balcony that opens to the sweeping view of the idyllic coastal town, quaint bays, and surrounding limestone mountains. Our trip coincided with the arrival of typhoon Odette in the Visayas so I would often stand out on the terrace to observe the picking up of wind speed. The night the typhoon hit Palawan — fortunately, the eye of the storm spared the part of Coron — I stood out at my room's terrace and listened to the increasing decibels of the whistling of the wind.

They serve great food too

I wasn’t sure if our buffet meals were curated or by special request of our tour organizer since our group of travel and lifestyle writers along with other travel agency owners and members of the Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines (TPB) made up most of the guests that time. One thing for sure though, Sunlight Guest Coron’s chef and kitchen staff served us a delightful variety of local and international cuisines. 


Mariane Tagaca

Each viand choices on the buffet table tasted like ala-carte meals meticulously prepared by a chef straight from the kitchen. This alone is a good enough reason for me to come back to Sunlight Guest Coron to find out for myself if their gastronomy offering is consistent.

Desa tayting

I hanged out near the pool a few times but wasn’t able to take a dip as the weather (no thanks to typhoon Odette) started to become windy the day after we arrived. Over-all, Sunlight Guest Coron is not a bad place to get stranded due to force of nature (we did for a whole day). 

Marky Ramone Go

In fact, it stands out as one of the nice accommodation finds in the island of Coron. Comparing it with the previous two places I stayed at in the island, would be like comparing rocks to paper.

Camille Briones

For reservation, just click to this link to Sunlight Guest Hotel Coron to book your stay.