My hubby’s office mates from CSD-Makati and ESS departments organized a summer beach getaway in Canyon Cove in Nasugbu, Batangas. I got so excited when he told me that me and our two kids are included in their activity. Summer has not ended yet, and here we are for another sand and sun adventure. Yahoo!!!
Those who had cars offered a ride to those who do not have. In our case, we opted to bring our car because we will take the Cavitex route so we can visit again the now famous Kaybiang Tunnel, the new Ternate-Nasugbu Road in Maragondon, Cavite and the stunning sea view of Batangas, its coves and nearby islands.
It was almost 1 pm when we arrived at the resort. Froi, my hubby’s buddy was waiting at the parking area and led us to the apartment. It’s so nice to see old faces whom I did not see for years and meeting new staff, young and vibrant. So good to mingle with IT guys.
It was now lunch time and so we feasted on fried chicken, pork liempo, sinabawang tahong, grilled tuna, grilled eggplant, banana and watermelon. In times of a getaway like this, I always set aside counting the calories. Hehehe!
The apartment had one big room with private bathroom and toilet, living room, dining area, functional kitchen with gas stove, refrigerator, rice cooker, a common bathroom and toilet and a terrace.
What I like in this unit is that, occupants can cook food in the kitchen. What’s more, bringing of food is allowed with no corkage fee.
Beach swimming is free. But for those who will use the swimming pool, P200/head is charge for it.
By 2 pm, our little Shen Shen sweetly coerced us to swim. We changed to swim wear and strolled along the long and wide stretch of beige sand and frolicked excitedly to the water!
Water was clear, shallow and so calm. So safe for little kids. Sand had a fine texture so it was so nice walking by foot. The beach area was not crowded compared in front of the hotel and so we had the place to ourselves.
Unfortunately, there is no night swimming at the beach. By 6 pm, we got out of the water (wishing we could have stayed longer) and sat on the sand. The picture-perfect sunset photo was the only consolation left for us at that very moment.
We went to the swimming pool to continue our water escapade. There was no resort staff to pay for our fees so we assumed it was now free since it was already 7 pm. And so we dived into the pool happily!
After a refreshing swim, we got back to the apartment. Boys were busy grilling tahong, additional tasty viand for dinner. Wooh! Again, we had a splendid meal and we were fully satiated. We opted to walk outside rather than to sit and to enjoy the night-time solitude.
When we went back inside, we watched tv in the living room. By 9 pm, Shen and I stayed in the room, together with the girls and slept early. Pao slept in the sofa. Later, my hubby and the boys were busy swapping stories over a glass of beer.
I awoke early for my favorite sunrise photo. But as we went to the beachfront, the sun was rising at the back of the apartment. Such a failure, anyway, I had my amazing sunset photo naman the other night. We strolled early in the beach to catch the morning scent of the sea. It was so peaceful and so wonderful savoring the defined tranquility of the beach. Later we settled for breakfast.
I helped washed the dishes and later we immersed in the water and basked from the pleasant warmth of the morning sun. It was so relaxing to swim, no noise, no crowd.
We rinsed early and explored the adjoining hotel. There was a Gift shop inside so I bought key chain and ref magnets for my souvenirs. Then we went to the Kids Playground but little Shen did not want to play so we proceeded to the adult pool packed by bathers.
We ended up walking in the beach savoring the remaining minutes watching the calm water. Indeed, it was so invigorating that I want to stay more and feel more nature’s finest gift.
Before we check-out, we had our lunch and packed-up.
- Superior – P5,800 – good for 2 adults & 2 children below 12 y.o.
- Deluxe – P7,800 – good for 2 adults
- Suite – P9,500 – good for 4 adults
- Executive Suite – P12,000 – good for 2 adults & children below 2 y.o.
Water Sports Activities:
- Pedal Boat
- Skim Board
- Jet Ski
- Banana Boat
- Speed Boat
- Donut Boat
- Island Hopping
- Day Tour fee – P1,000/person (Inclusive of P300 consumable)
- Day Tour is from 7 am to 6 pm only.
- Bringing of food is not allowed on the hotel.
- Bringing of pets is strictly prohibited.
- Proper swimming attire i.e. swimming trunks/board shorts, swimsuits are required.
Location: Far East Road, Piloto Wawa, Nasugbu, Batangas Contact numbers: 908-111, 840-2446, 840-2327, 840-2365, 840-2204 Website: www.canyoncove.com.ph