Saturday, December 3, 2011

Canyon Woods Resort Tagaytay Weekend




If you are looking for full proof family bonding time, I suggest you seek out Canyon Woods Resort in Tagaytay.

Minutes from entering the resorts, my boys were already out exploring the vast grounds of Canyon Woods. 

A short stroll from our lodging is the activity center.   A play ground, mini-golf, an outdoor pool, billiards, gym, bowling alley, duck feeding, boating and a fishing area  surrounds the resort's Pavilion where we had our breakfast. 










The kids wont leave the resort's play ground. 

 

 

My eldest enjoyed the mini golf... he won by 2 points (**wink**wink**)!
 
 
The pool water is cold, but that is not stopping my kids from dipping (bbbrrr!!!).
 
 




 

Now the duckies :D 
My youngest wants to take all of them home!



 

Dinner is at the Canyon Wood's Main Club House.


 
Unfortunately it was already late and it was too dark to appreciate the view.
 
 




   



Before heading to our room, we decided to give the billiards and bowling alley a visit.

Long day today, the kids had fun and enjoyed every minute of our stay at Canyon Woods.


Canyon Woods Resorts Club is located at Diokno Highway, Bgy. San Gregorio Laurel, Batangas. Contact Number 521-7878.



Calaruega Church Tagaytay

For the longest time, I have been wanting to go to Calaruega Church in Tagaytay. 

 I have heard so much of it's picturesque garden and chapel. The opportunity came last November when my family decided to go to Tagaytay for my weekend birthday. 

 We stayed at Canyon Woods Resort and as it turned out Calaruega is just a few more kilometers down South (or is it a few mountains and hills up South...?).
The view was simply breath taking. I was shooting pictures like a maniac... (really!)

 



Unfortunately, my husband said it was not as all good on his part, since he had to carry my youngest on his shoulder, going up the flight of stairs to reach the main chapel!

(my husband, preparing for the climb up)

 



 
It was amazingly beautiful... (close to God and close to nature).


Calaruega Church - Caleruega, The Transfiguration Chapel
Address: Brgy. Kaylaway, Batulao, Nasugbu, Batangas
Contact Numbers: 0921-830-4226 0921-270-9890

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Alona Golden Palm Resort: Our Home in Bohol


I took a chance on this small 7 room, boutique resort house for our family vacation in Bohol to celebrate my husband's 21st birthday (lol!!!).  And I am happy I did. My husband who was initially pessimistic, was obviously delighted I choosed to book there!

 
The garden was very well kept. The room and bath that we stayed in was equally clean. The pool was surprisingly heated to luke warm, perfect for kiddos...





The resort is located about 2 minutes walk from the beach, which makes it a perfect place to relax away from the busy and noisy Alona beach front.

It was much safer inside the resort too as it was gated, well lighted and guarded. It was okay to just leave the kids wandering and running about, while I sip into my delicious fresh mango shake.

We got a superior deluxe room at the ground floor, which was perfect since it was right in front of the pool.




(we had 2 queen size beds, a mini bar, free daily coffee and tea and very powerful 2hp air-conditioning unit - freezing!!!)



(the front of our room)


(my family swimming, this is also actually a jacuzzi)


(pacquioa sleeping)


The resort owns 3 well trained dogs and my youngest grew a fonding of Pacquioa, the black pit bull. He literally begged to take it back home to Manila with us.

The staff were nice and accommodating. They readily attended to my request of cake and arranged for special in-room massage for my husband.  

They gave him cake while singing a happy birthday. Sweet!!!



(well trimmed garden)



(my son lounging)



(picture perfect back ground, every time)

(the pool bar has everything, prices also better than the other restos by the Alona beach front)


(the 2 minute walk to the beach includes a stairs)

Alona Golden Palm Beach resort is our home in Bohol!!!



Alona Golden Palm Beach Resort is located in Alona Beach, Panglao Island Bohol.  Check out their website - http://www.alonagoldenpalm.com for additional information.