Merry Christmas, friends!
The past month has been packed with activities both at home and at work. Christmas time at the office usually means a full calendar with lots of events happening: from year-end assemblies to upcoming Christmas parties. But although this season usually gets real busy, the perk is that some of our office events take us to some new places.
In fact, one of our events last month gave me a chance to visit the Camayan Beach Resort for the first time. It’s a few hours of travel up North—we left Manila at around 9am and arrived at the resort at half past 12.
Camayan Beach Resort is located along the Subic Bay. There’s no public transportation passing by the area, so the best way to reach the resort is through a private car or a cab. For those taking a vehicle, there’s a spacious parking area just in front of the resort.
Camayan Beach Resort is a well-equipped facility with several suites for various types of guests—from couples to families and groups of friends.
During our visit, I was able to stay in the Deluxe Room, a spacious suite that can accommodate up to 5 people (but which I occupied solo, thanks to no-show guests in our group, haha!). The room is equipped with 2 queen-sized bed and comes with its own veranda. The design is a bit rustic modern, with native materials used in crafting some of the fixtures.
The Reef Restaurant and The Sandbar Lounge
The Reef Restaurant is right at the beach front, an open restaurant with a wonderful view of the ocean.
They serve buffet breakfast with several food choices—from local Pinoy breakfast (fried rice, daing, hotdog, longganisa, and omelette); pancakes, bread and butter; lomi and macaroni soup; cereal; fruits; and more.
Adjacent to the restaurant is The Sandbar Lounge, which is perfect for chilling out. Guests can try the special cocktails or simply engage in a fun competition with friends—there’s pool, billiards, and foosball to choose from.
Other than swimming (in the beach or in the pool), Camayan offers several other activities. There’s kayaking and snorkeling for those who can’t get enough of the ocean. Those who are a little more adventurous can try diving with a guide—there’s a PADI Dive Center in the beach, according to the resort’s website. Or for guests who simply want to relax, a massage service is also available.
For a full list of activities: http://camayanbeachresort.com/play-and-relax/
Insider Tip: I heard from the staff that local actor Gerald Anderson frequents the resort, so you may just catch him in one of your visits. Enjoy! 🙂