Skip to main content


Showing posts from September, 2012

Mothers' Day Treat at Kimberly Hotel Tagaytay

We were looking for a quiet place to relax and enjoy Mothers' Day in Tagaytay and found just that in Kimberly Hotel. The hotel is tucked some 3-4 minutes away Tagaytay's busy Aguinaldo highway.  It is not crowded nor noisy, which means honest to goodness relaxation time for you and your family.  We stayed in a premier room with 2 queen beds.  Room is clean and lived up to our expectations. The free buffet breakfast was just okay for me, but my dad loved it and went back for more than his usual servings.

We love Kimberly Hotel! Hotel Kimberly TagaytayBrgy. Kaybagal, Amadeo Road
Tagaytay City, Philippines

Tel: (63-2) 521 1888
Fax: (63-2) 526 7270

Rockpoint Hotspring Resort and Spa

It was a hush-hush weekend getaway for a family of 4 (consisting of  12 adults, 3 kids and 1 baby) for a budget a little under P5,000 inclusive of set breakfast.  We got ourselves an overnight family room airconditioned-accommodation in Calamba Laguna's Rockpoint Hotspring Resort and Spa.   We were travelling with oldies (shh! my mom is going to kill me if she reads this) so the decision to go to a hotspring was not by accident!    We had a very good deal and I am happy, Rockpoint did not disappoint us.  The resort is gated with a 24-7 guard for added security and an ample parking space. Staff were friendly, accommodating and attentive. Food was okay.  If you are not satisfied there are plenty of fastfood chains and Pinoy restaurants a few blocks away.  The place ofcourse is not 5 stars, but you would obviously get more than what you paid for.  

It was unfortunate, we never got to experience their spa :)  maybe next time! For more information you may visit their website at www.rockpointh…


For some relaxation, before going to the rush-rush HKDL park, take a leisurely stroll around HKDL Hollywood Hotel's grounds - well kept, and trimmed, simply lovely. 
One could easily spend half a day touring the hotel's backdoor scenery.

Holiday Inn Galleria - Birthday Weekend

My family is addicted to staycations!  We just love lazing in frill hotels, without really having to travel miles. .. and nothing seems to beat hotels with direct access to malls :)  What can say? Travel, relax, eat and shop: HEAVEN! For my youngest son's 4th birthday, I found a real steal deal via group buying.  I bought a 2 bedroom suite at Holiday Inn Galleria - good for 4 adults and 2 kids. The package comes with a 2 BR suite (each with its own bathroom and a tub at the master's bath) huge living room, dining area and a bar, plus buffet breakfast. It was absolutely perfect for my family and my recently married sister.

Up and Down and Around Ocean Park HK

Jumping back and forth the Waterfront and the Summit at Ocean Park has now become easier. You have the option to take the Ocean Express or do the popular scenic route via OP's famous Cable car.  The Ocean Express is a funicular train that transports riders to and fro OP's Waterfront and Summit in less that 10 minutes.  It runs inside a tunnel that cuts through a mountain (I think).  There is a mini show inside the train about creatures underneath the sea. Real cool!!! It is a good alternative if you want to move low land to high land in a hurry. 

Not for the faint of heart is OP's Cable Car. It takes you to a 30minutes or so uphill climb to the Summit.
Vista is great, but a little scary. 

Ocean Park Shows

With so many cool stuffs to do at Ocean Park (OP), remember to pencil in the following - NOT TO BE MISSED attractions, in your itinerary (1) Cool Shows at the Whiskers Theatre Have fun watching the Sea Lion Fun Time.  This show is sure to keep your kiddos interested.
(2) Ocean Theatre at the Marine World See their latest show, "Sea Dreams" and  have fun watching dolphins and sea lions up close, while they perform - very entertaining!

(3) Emperors of the Sky at The Waterfront Be amazed as exotic birds perform at arms length.
 For a complete list of Ocean Park's shows and attractions, please follow this link (OP shows).

Ocean Park - HK's Premium Park

Although we are not first timers at HK's Ocean Park, this place never fails to deliver.  This park re-invents itself to keep you coming back for more. It has successfully combined thrill rides, educational showsand affection for animals under one roof.   This uniqueness makes a day at OP trully enjoyable and unforgettable. When in HK, a trip to OP is a MUST!!!