Beat the heat and plan your summer vacation early. If you want a safe body of water where you can keep an eye on your kids, then a resort or hotel with a swimming pool is perfect for you. Are you on a hunt for a quick pool dip outside of Metro Manila? Here’s a little cheat sheet of some of the famous and not-so-famous pool getaways, depending on your budget.
IN NORTH/ CENTRAL LUZON
Oasis Country Resort is a 3-star hotel-resort nestled in Sevilla, City of San Fernando, La Union. Over the years, it has become the premier business and leisure destination in the province. It has a mini-Olympic swimming pool and a private beach house for those who prefer the sand and sea. The resort also offers swimming lessons during the summer.
Tel : (63.72) 242.5621
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China Sea Beach Resort has been one of the favorite leisure destinations among local and foreign visitors in Paringao, Bauang, La Union through the years because of its family-friendly surroundings. Swimming pool rates are P75 for children below 12 years of age and P100 for adults.
Tel : (63.72) 607.6607 / (63.72) 705.0833
Coconut Grove showcases Hispanic-Filipino styled villas, also located in the resort hub of La Union–Bauang. Apart from its swimming pool facilities, the resort also offers services for parties, conferences, and other activities such as ballroom dancing.
Bali Hai Beach Resort is also a favorite relaxation within the resort hub in Bauang, La Union that offers both a pleasurable swim in the beach or in the pool and an array of delectable dishes.
Mobile : (63.906) 471.9633
Email : [email protected]
Photo from: http://www.balihai.com.ph/
Fort Ilocandia Resort Hotel was inspired by Spanish colonial architecture. It is unquestionably a first-class paradise in Calayab, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. Apart from family fun in the pool, dad might want to check out its golf course that has been hailed as one of the best in the Asia Pacific region.
Tel : (632) 910.4203 up to 05
Photo from: http://flickr.com
Palazzo de Laoag Resort Hotel is a 3-star hotel in Laoag City, and is described as the only hotel in Ilocos Norte that has successfully blended modern functional features with classic architecture. It has separate pools for adults and kids.
Photo from: http://www.palazzodelaoaghotel.com
Villa del Mar Ivory Beach Resort rests in Saud Beach, Pagudpud, ilocos Norte. It has one of the beautiful white sand beach spots the Philippines has to offer. Day rates for pool use are P25 for children between 7 to 12 years old and P50 for adults.
Mobile : (63.921) 295.8196 / (63.919) 899.5673
Hotel Vida is located in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga. With Clark Freeport Zone being the growing center for business, aviation, tourism and gaming in the country, your family won’t run out of things to do. And, it has a pool for you and your family to enjoy.
Photo from: http://www.hotelvidaclark.com/
Holiday Inn Resort Clark Field, situated in Mimosa Leisure Estate, Clark Field, Pampanga, it offers a renowned international hotel setup. Beside the pool is a bar that serves cocktails and family friendly beverages.
Woodland Park Resort boasts of a chlorine-free and Olympic-style swimming pool–the biggest in Angeles City. It’s one of the most secure hotel spots in Pampanga. The resort is located along MacArthur Highway, Dau, Mabalacat, Pampanga.http://www.woodland.ph/
Angeles Beach Club Hotel is a luxury hotel like no other in Don Juico Avenue, across SM Clark City, Malabanias, Angeles City. It has a tropical beach pool hotel, bordered by powdery white sand and tropical flora.
White Rock Waterpark and Beach Hotel is an extensive beach area that provides you and your family with some pool fun plus a spectacular view of the Subic mountain ranges and a beautiful Subic Bay sunset.
Photo from: http://www.whiterock.com.ph
Palmera Garden Hotel and Beach Resort, said to be the lone 3-star Philippine resort in Iba, Zambales, is located in the North of Iba. Take a dip in the pool and relax in the nipa huts that serve as room accommodations.
Photo from: http://www.palmeragarden.com/
Subic International Hotel Corporation is a world-class hotel in heart of the popular Subic Freeport Zone, where business meets pleasure. Enjoy luxurious accommodations and some pool fun. It’s located on Rizal cor. Sta. Rita Road, Subic Bay Freeport Zone Olongapo City
Dreamwater Resort and Hotel houses five swimming pools, giant water slides, an interactive kiddie pool, and diverse facilities, all well-designed for your family’s enjoyment. It is located in Brgy. Sto.Tomas, Penaranda, Nueva Ecija.
Hunter Valley Plantation & Resort used to be a family rest house-resort before it turned into a fun option for family adventures and educational tours. They offer special packages that come with educational tours and swimming pool activities. It is found in Cabu, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines.
Tel : (63.44) 806.1671 / (63.44) 940.1901
Mobile : (63.917) 862.5571 / (63.928) 505.0546 / (63.918) 920.0640
Acropolis North Water Camp & Country Club, offers big slides in their pool, a lazy river and a water fountain. Aside from this, you can also experience “waves” in their pool. Swimming rates are P100 per head for both kids and adults. It’s located along Maharlika Highway Sumacab Este, Cabantuan City.
Tel : (63.44) 965.2296
Email : [email protected]
Photo from: http://www.staluciarealty.com
Some of these resorts, when not stated, offer free pool use to its check-in guests, while different rates may apply to walk-in guests. Rates may also vary depending on the season of your trip. But remember, it really doesn’t matter if you spend your summers by the pool or by the beach, in a luxurious or budget-friendly resort, what matters is the experience that comes out of it.
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