Club Paradise Palawan’s Dugong Bar
Club Paradise Palawan in Dimakya Island off bigger Busuanga was a German owned resort before it was bought by the Discovery Group, which also owns Discovery Shores Boracay. One of the existing structures, the present Dugong Bar, is a massive hut made from native materials. I love it’s size and once you go inside, prepare to be in awe of the interiors.
It has beautiful hard wood flooring all through out. Long tree trunks support the wooden trusses that in turn bear a massive roof made of bamboo slats interspersed with one another. Hanging from these trusses are drop lights that brings drama to the interior especially at night. Portions of the walls are covered with bamboo matting.
Dugong Bar is more than just a counter where you can have drinks which is just found at one of the corner. It has lounging chairs at the center and recreation facilities at the other side. This also serves as the front desk of the resort. Outside, huge trees flank the main entrance.
The whole structure really comes out beautifully at night when the warm lights are switched on and light and shadows bring drama to the whole interior. The prodigious use of wood is also another endearing material that brings out its coziness and character.
Club Paradise Palawan
Dimakya Island, Coron
Hi! I’m Estan Cabigas, a freelance architecture and travel photographer, writer and blogger from the Philippines and based within the Southeast Asian region. TenZeroFour is my primary Architecture Photography blog. Let me photograph your space, let’s collaborate.
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