For many who know Matt and me well, the Philippines is one of our favourite destinations for beach weddings and honeymoons. Ever since we discovered this island paradise in Southeast Asia, we never fail to return each year, mostly thanks to its beautiful beaches and friendly locals. We loved it so much that we even did our wedding photoshoots there! Our many trips have led us to Manila, Cebu, and Boracay. This time, we finally had an opportunity to visit the world-famous Palawan to check it out for a wedding and honeymoon destination.
Repeatedly named as the ‘Best Island in the World’, Palawan is an archipelago of tropical islands that has been described as ‘rustic’, ‘romantic’, ‘affordable’, ‘relaxing’, and even ‘the single most beautiful place on earth’. This idyllic spot in the world is home to pristine beaches, mesmerizing sunsets, glorious landscapes and breathtaking wildlife and marine life. For those familiar with the popular Discovery Shores in Boracay, in this issue, we will take you to explore its sister resort in Coron, Palawan – Club Paradise. Read on to discover what is in store for you at Club Paradise.
Reasons to have a beach wedding & honeymoon at Club Paradise in Coron, Palawan
1. Discover a pristine & exclusive island paradise
Exclusively located on the Dimakya island in Coron Palawan, Club Paradise is nestled in the protected UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. On the island, you are surrounded by world-class reef and wreck dive sites. A haven for colourful floral and fauna, Club Paradise is also home to friendly sea turtles, monitor lizards and the gentle dugong. Raw, untouched and radiant, the beauty of this pristine island shines brightly. This beachfront resort is one of the best wedding destinations and best honeymoon destinations in Coron, Palawan.
The moment you arrive on the island, you will be greeted by island staff who walk right out to the beach to give you a warm welcome. Be surrounded by soothing breezes and refreshing vibes as you step on the soft sandy beach.
During our visit, 3 happy island staff came to us before we checked in, to give us an even warmer welcome with a song! It was a wonderful feeling to arrive at this welcoming island.
2. An idyllic beach wedding venue
Be transported to the blue waters of Palawan and exchange your timeless vows in this tropical island paradise. Surrounded by immaculate blue waters and reefs, the island of Club Paradise makes a surreal and idyllic beach wedding venue for your ‘I Do’. Exuding an exclusive and private ambience, you can have the entire island to yourself to celebrate this significant milestone with your loved ones. Imagine that every person on the island is a guest of yours! On your wedding day, run into the sunset for a romantic seaside nuptial and experience peaceful serenity on this exclusive island in Coron, Palawan.
On the island, no two weddings are alike. The dedicated events team at Club Paradise strive to make your significant moment special and exclusive to you with their bespoke and personalized services.
Club Paradise is a blend of barefoot elegance, untouched nature and warm service for a beautifully orchestrated celebration. It is here where you can transform a rustic seaside soirée into the fondest memory of your life. For couples seeking utmost privacy, intimacy and romance, this is the ideal wedding venue for you. Take a virtual tour here.
3. Entice your taste buds
On the island, be treated to delicious cuisines that will leave your taste buds wanting more. The Firefish Restaurant serves up succulent spreads that include local and international favourites. My favourite was their Aglio Olio and their Black Pepper Crab – I could not stop ordering it each day. It is definitely a must-try! Dishes are reasonably priced too.
On selected days, you can also enjoy entertainment and cultural performances. During our stay, the island staff went around the tables to sing and play music for diners – the lady singer was extremely talented and I really admired her charming voice!
Wine at cocktails can also be enjoyed at Dugong Bar. You can also play billiards, table tennis or foosball over drinks! It is a great spot for your guests to bond and unwind after the celebrations.
4. Comfortable living in traditional-styled huts
Modelled after traditional huts, staying at Club Paradise was true to the island experience. It was relaxing to be right next to the beach and the soothing waves. On top of that, it was a very comfortable experience. You get spacious living space befitted with modern amenities and furnishings that make for a relaxing stay. The bed is the hallmark of their room, for it was so huge it could sleep up to 4 persons with enough space to spare. I believe it is a super king size! It even came with 9 pillows, a first that I’ve experienced! Needless to say, it was super luxe and incredible. Getting out of this bed was tough. After all the hectic wedding preparations, lying here and relaxing for your honeymoon is probably the most comforting experience you can enjoy.
We stayed at the Sunset Villa that came with a veranda facing the calming beach. We could just walk right onto the beach whenever we felt like it. The hammock at the veranda was perfect for quiet relaxing, and you are accompanied with soothing sounds of the waves and a beautiful view of nature. On our arrival, we were both given a foot massage as a welcoming gesture!
5. Enjoy service that’s all heart
There was something special about Club Paradise. Apart from the peaceful surroundings, beautiful views of nature and comfortable amenities, you get to enjoy the iconic Filipino hospitality – warm and endearing service. We really appreciated the island staff always going the extra mile to make us feel welcomed and comfortable. The service provided by Club Paradise is polite and sincere, leaving you with a cozy feeling reminiscent of home.
On top of the warm welcome and cheerful smiles, the island staff of Club Paradise were very meticulous in their service. During our visit, they arranged for a private dinner by the beach. This dinner is perfect for celebrating an intimate moment together during your honeymoon. We had a dedicated staff on standby to help serve us whatever we needed. The entire dining experience felt very special. At Club Paradise, special occasions here are made extra special. In-room dining is also available and you can enjoy your meals from the comfort of your room or alfresco at your veranda.
6. Pamper and relax yourselves
During your honeymoon, spend time enjoying the facilities in Club Paradise. Lounge at the swimming pool and soak up the sunshine with drinks from the beach bar, have a workout at the tennis or basketball court, and unwind the day with a relaxing spa session at Glow Spa. An hour massage here will have you feeling rejuvenated in no time!
For couples who love to seek adventure, there are many island tours for your exploration. Be sure to go on the iconic Coron Island Tour to tour the signature attractions of Coron like Kayangan Lake and Twin Lagoon. You can simply arrange for your tours at the front desk. During our visit, we went for a private island tour that included a picnic at Diatoy Island. If you seek privacy and exclusive moments, that will make a great tour for you as it will just be the two of you on an entire island, enjoying the breeze, eating light snacks, and snorkelling in the waters.
Nature-lovers are bound to adore Club Paradise. Spend 20-30 minutes hiking up to Eagle’s Point, the island’s highest peak for a stunning view overlooking the island and its surrounding. Enjoy the abundant lush greenery on the way up and discover animals in their natural habitats. You can do this hike just before sunset for even more mesmerizing views.
It was a blessing to experience the natural landscape of Club Paradise, along with its signature hospitality and comfortable amenities. If you are seeking an idyllic, intimate and exclusive destination for your wedding and honeymoon, be sure to check out Club Paradise in Coron, Palawan!
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