Hotels / Resorts Category

Miniloc Island Resort

May 2, 2014

This year’s summer is turning out to be quite hot and I am sure many of us wish we could go to a secluded beach resort like Miniloc Island Resort (official website) to refresh and relax. This high-end resort is part of the world-class El Nido Resorts which is operated... (read more)

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

February 27, 2014

I’ve previously featured two sights in Bagac, Bataan and these are the Friendship Tower and Montemar Beach Resort. I’m now going to feature another sight from this town and this is the popular Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar (official website, Wikipedia). Named after José “Gerry” Acuzar, owner and chair of the... (read more)

Misibis Bay

October 16, 2011

Tucked away on the southeastern tip of Cagraray Island in Bacacay, Albay is the luxurious resort of Misibis Bay (official website). I have been vaguely aware of this resort for quite a while now but it is only recently that I read up on it. Of course, I also searched... (read more)

Lagen Island Resort

August 19, 2009

In March 2006, I blogged about Lagen Island in El Nido, Palawan. That was way back when there was no high-resolution satellite imagery of Palawan in Google Maps and Google Earth yet. The low-resolution satellite imagery (which came from Landsat) lets us see Lagen Island, but the resolution was not... (read more)

Batangas Country Club

February 11, 2009

The Batangas Country Club was the venue of the team-building outing my company’s team participated in last year. According to a sign at the front gate, the Club styles itself as an international-class resort. Well, I personally don’t think the resort is that classy but there were foreign guests there... (read more)

Treasures of Bolinao

October 25, 2008

The first out-of-town trip that I joined with my officemates that isn’t company-sponsored was at Treasures of Bolinao in Bolinao, Pangasinan. This is a remote beach resort at Patar Beach, Cape Bolinao on the western edge of the province and overlooks the vast expanse of the South China Sea. The... (read more)

Marco Polo Davao

March 9, 2008

If PBCom Tower is the tallest skyscraper in the Philippines, then Marco Polo Hotel is the tallest skyscraper in the largest city (by area) in the Philippines, Davao City. This 18-storey, 245-room hotel is a well-known landmark in Davao City and offers great views of the Davao Gulf, Mount Apo,... (read more)

Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village

September 19, 2007

It’s hard to describe what the Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village really is. It’s a botanical garden. It’s a resort. It’s a mini Nayong Mindanao. It’s a mountain park and picnic area. Whatever it is, the Gardens of Malasag is a major tourist attraction of Cagayan de Oro City, nestled... (read more)

Plantation Bay Resort and Spa

August 1, 2007

I said before that Shangri-la Mactan Island Resort is Cebu’s premier resort. Well, Plantation Bay Resort and Spa, is a close second in terms of prestige. This seaside resort is located about six kilometers down the coast from Shangri-la and is one of Lapu-Lapu City’s numerous beach resorts. Its architecture... (read more)

Shangri-la Mactan Island Resort

March 21, 2007

The Shangri-la Mactan Island Resort is undoubtedly Cebu’s crown jewel resort found along the northeastern shores of Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island. The delegates of the recently concluded 12th ASEAN Summit were accommodated in this seaside resort and several meetings were also held inside the hotel. The summit was to... (read more)

Fort Ilocandia

July 1, 2006

Laoag City’s premier tourist accomodation is the Fort Ilocandia Resort Hotel and Casino. The resort’s main compound is located right next to the beach and just southwest of the Laoag International Airport. Three kilometers to the southeast of the hotel is the resort’s 18-hole golf course and country club (formerly... (read more)

Peninsula de Punta Fuego

March 26, 2006

In Nasugbu, Batangas, three hours away from Manila via Tagaytay, is the exclusive Peninsula de Punta Fuego residential resorts. The 88-hectare site, mostly sitting on top of a rocky landform jutting out into the South China Sea, features a 9-hole golf course; a club house with its two-decked infinity pool,... (read more)


March 15, 2006

Located in Agutaya, Palawan is the hyper-exclusive and ultra-expensive Amanpulo resort. Amanpulo occupies the whole of Pamalican Island, part of the northern group of Cuyo Islands in the Sulu Sea and halfway between Boracay and El Nido. The only way to get to this tropical heaven is via the resort’s chartered... (read more)

Island Cove Resort

March 1, 2006

Let’s leave the public places a bit and head into the resort and leisure world. Our next feature is Southern Metro Manila’s secret hideaway, the Island Cove Resort and Leisure Park in Kawit, Cavite. This 12-hectare resort is only about an hour away from Manila via the Coastal Road and... (read more)