Sunday, February 5, 2012

Toes in the sand. Acuatico Beach Resort

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After spending some time with hospitals and doctors, we have no idea how to proceed. Before I even knew all these would happen, I already made reservations at a resort out of town so that we can all spend time together. Little did I know this 'plan' of mine would come in very handy. I was an inch close to cancelling the booking I made because of daddy's condition, I was thinking he couldn't go too far just yet. But then his doctor advised him to take a little vacation so that his exhausted body can fully recover. More so, daddy's doctor was more concerned that this transition might affect his peaceful state of mind. She suggested this R&R would somehow clear his head (especially at that time his mind was feeling cluttered), calm himself because he was troubled and free up mental energy (he was feeling tired at the start of treatment). So a day after daddy was released from the hospital we hit the road.

We were on our way to Acuatico Beach Resort in Laiya, San Juan, Batangas. Shameful as it may sound but we GPS-ed our way there. I guess there's no harm in that considering that daddy was not in the right shape to navigate. So it was JM the driver, GPS + me, the course plotters. We had to make one stopover in Sta. Rosa to pickup Jojie, JM's girlfriend. We had to stop there for a quick bite too. So after 3 more hours of serious exploration, we finally reached our destination.  

I chose this place because it was closer to home plus the view was really picture perfect.  I figured this would be a comfy place for dad and a big, safe playground for Kaya.  After checking in, we all came down to our cottage and the view was as beautiful as the pictures.  We got the Terrazza room (good for 4) which was beside the infinity pool.  We just added additional mattress for the extra head.  Ang dami kong sinabe, why don't I just let these photos speak for me.  I'm sorry for the picture flooding, can't get over the photogenic view.  
Free bottled water and Uraro 
Queen size bed 1
 Queen size bed 2 - daddy took a quick nap when we got there
Welcome drinks - Pandan Juice, in fair masarap!
 View from the room
The bathroom with FKO. (Fat kid outside) LOL.
Drying rack
Our cottage
Hinde na mapigilan ang bagets.
Jojie (girlfriend), JM (FKO)
More pre-nup shots like this in Tagaytay. Hihihi.
Checking out the beach front.
 Mabuhangin, malamang.
Happy happy me. 
Maxi Dress: Roxy
Jelly Sandals: Vivienne Westwood for Melissa
Eyewear: H&M
Kaya's so cute in board shorts.
Kaya and JM
A closer look.
Lablablab =)
Mother nakadungaw. =)
Relak relak.
Kaya and Jojie
...and she loves the water.
I love this pic.
Finally, they succeeded in forcing me to take a dip.
I miss you!
New found BFF, Kiara - she just met her by the pool.
After resting, daddy and mommy took a walk on the beach.
This never fail to make me smile.
My happy feet shot. =)
After an afternoon of fun-filled activities, we sure were famished.  Dinner was served buffet style by the main hall.  I forgot how much it was per head, but what I'm sure of is that the food was worth the cost.  It was one of those moments that I knew I OVERATE and not feel any amount of guilt.  Feast your eyes. 
Table centerpiece
Good little YUMMY Piggy. LECHON!
Balot + Penoy, namiss ko 'to!
Oh my GULAY!
Rice, stayed away from this of course. =)
Seafood skewers + I forgot the dish on the right
Kaya loves this.
Create your own Halo-Halo
My favorite, Mango Tapioca. Had about 4 bowls of this.
Sobrang like nya ang watermelon.
Photos on our second day.  We had a good night's sleep so we all feeling alert and energized the next day.  A great breakfast kicked off our morning.  Just looking over these photos make me drool.
Manong cleaning the pool.
One of those my baby is now a lady moment. Sniff.
"Mommy, I'm so excited!" - repeated about 20 times =)
Tuyo, Kamatis, Dilis
Tikoy, Scrambled egg
Pork and Beans, Beef Tocino
Corned beef
Beef Arroz Caldo
My first plate. Take note, first.
Good morning!
Peaceful morning
Picture habang wala mashadong tao. =)
Building sand castles
Old guy playing foot ball with grandson.
Tuwang-tuwa sa pedal boat
Para lang kaming mga junakis ni Daddy Em dito. =)
Mother and daughter
Not to forget, skin protection.
I look fat beside Jojie. Ahahaha.
Kaya just met her (Kiara) yet they were inseparable.  They cried when we had to go. Aww.

We had 2 days and this resort helped make it awesome.  It was an overwhelming getaway and definitely a relaxing one for my parents.  After the trip, we felt so rejuvenated we still have the fire to make a Tagaytay and Laguna side trip.  Will tell you more about it on my next posts.  

Acuatico Beach Resort
Reservations Office:
Unit 142, G/F Mile Long Bldg.
V.A. Rufino cor. Amorsolo Street, Makati City
Philippines 1223

Reservations Numbers:
Mondays - Thursdays (8am to 6pm)
Fridays (8am to 5pm)
(632) 892-7577 to 79
(632) 408-8383


“The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea.”
-Isak Dinesen


Debbie said...

eat all you can? buffet?
thanks for sharing your experience. more resorts to visit like >>>> Batangas Resorts and
Laiya Beach Resorts Review <<<

Jemuel Padolina said...

Awesome reviews and lovely photos. Good time family bonding.

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Precious Grace A. Garcia said...

Thanks for sharing! :) lovely photos.

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