Stay at TAG Resort Coron

This was my home for a weekend.

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This view will immediately greet you upon entering the TAG Resort complex.

We were meant to fly to Coron for work two years ago to check out this new resort TAG Resort, but the pandemic hit a week before we were supposed to leave, and the entire world was put on lockdown. We finally flew to the beautiful island of Palawan after a lengthy wait to explore what this new resort had to offer.

I haven’t gone to Coron in nine years. It was one of the most gorgeous places I’d ever been, in my opinion. You’ll enjoy it if, like me, you enjoy swimming, snorkeling, visiting beaches, and generally acting as a tourist in your own country. This most recent trip to Coron was a workation (work + vacation) because our consultancy, Happy Consultants Manila, had been in charge of bringing a few of our content creator friends to the resort so they could also get a first-hand experience of the place.

Our flight was scheduled to depart at 5 a.m., so I left early to meet everyone, including my friend and business partner Donna, at Terminal 2. The flight was delayed for an hour due to bad weather in both Manila and Coron. However, we were eventually given the “all-clear” to depart, and our first day at the resort was a free day!

About TAG Resort Coron

As previously stated, the resort was intended to open two years ago but was postponed until March 2021. It is currently the largest 4-star hotel and recreational complex in Coron. Located conveniently along the National Highway in Sitio Dipulao, Brgy. Poblacion 6, Coron, Palawan; about 20 minutes from the Nicanor B. Reyes International Airport and 10 minutes by tricycle from downtown Coron. TAG Resort Coron 112 rooms and suites. The overall resort is Balinese-inspired and it features furniture, sculpture, and art pieces from local craftsmen and artists.

The TAG Resort’s massive pool with half submerged sunbeds all over. There are also three pods that you and your friends can hangout out while being close to the pool.

The Rooms

There are 112 rooms and suites at TAG Resort Coron. I stayed at the standard superior room which was called Taglay (P5,888/night with breakfast for 2). The resort also have other rooms such as the superior room with garden view called Harding Taglay (P5,888/night with breakfast for 2), the walk-up superior room Tahanan (P5,888/night with breakfast for 2), the walk-up superior room with garden view Tahanang Hardin (P5,888/night with breakfast for 2), and the Tadhana (P8,888/night with breakfast for 2), a deluxe duplex suite with its own sunning deck and access to the lagoon pool. I love their room amenities, which consists of free WiFi, satellite TV, room service, mini-bar, gourmet coffee machine with pods, double-filtered water, and organic soap, shampoo and shower gels in upcycled containers. I like that there are no water bottles in the room but two water containers that you refill from the tap since it’s double filtered so it’s safe to drink.

TAG Resort also has conference and private areas that you can rent out for meetings, conferences, and private events. They currently have Coron’s biggest ballroom that can accommodate 500 people perfect for wedding receptions and special birthday parties.

What I love about the resort…

  • The TAG staff are very pleasant. They are extremely polite. They always smiled as they greeted everyone. They are always willing to help. It was a gloomy week when we visited, but the people at the resort made me feel warm.
  • I love how they have a sustainable plan which they call Green Tag Initiative. That’s why they have their own compost area and farm to table crops and poultry. Their soap, shampoo, and shower gels are made from natural ingredients and placed in upcycled gin bottles. Like I mentioned earlier, they use reusable water bottles instead of single use plastic bottle that you normally find in hotels. They also have an e-trike that their staff use to transport guests to their rooms.

  • I got in some exercise while staying at TAG because I enjoyed wandering around the resort. The resort is sitting on 2.9903 hectares of land so going around was really a daily dose of cardio. But there’s always the e-trike that goes around that can take you for a ride if you get tired.
  • TAG Resort also has a partnership with one of the island’s most experienced trip tour guides. Bathala Travel & Tours took excellent care of us throughout our island-hopping excursion in Coron. Because the weather wasn’t cooperating, they devised contingency plans B and C to ensure that we could still enjoy our Coron tour.

  • TAG has its own convenience store called Mopya just outside the resort. So, if you forgot a few toiletries, you want to snack on chips, or cup noodles, you need souvenirs, and more, they got them there. No need to go to the town to buy these things.
Convenient store along TAG Resort’s commercial strip. Taza, their coffee shop, is located here as well.
  • Aside from your room, there are other nooks where you can relax. There’s Buntag, a restaurant, Tampisaw, a lagoon pool surrounded by sunning decks, lounge chairs, and cabanas, Tagay, a poolside bar, and Taza, a coffeeshop. I also observed that there is free wifi throughout the compound, so if you need to send a quick email or finish anything for work outside of your bedroom, you can do so anyplace at the resort.

  • The went all out in supporting local artists and crafts experts. Everywhere you look there are amazing and one of a kind works from talented men and women from different regions. TAG Resort worked with renowned Davaoeno sculptor, painter, digital artist Kublai Milan as their primary creative collaborator and artist. You’d see a lot of his works in and out of the compound.

The Tree of Light. Designed by Kublai Milan

Speaking as someone who enjoys traveling and would spend on comfort for accommodation, TAG Resort is a place where you can stay in Coron comfortably and safely. For all of its amenities and service, the price is well worth it. They are currently working on a few plans for the resort to contribute to its growing potential as the place to be in Coron. For more information on TAG Resort, go to https://tagresorts.com.ph/.

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