With barely two weeks left in summer, my family decided on an impromptu family swimming at one of Rizal's premier resorts, Club Manila East (CME).
CME is huge resort complex made up of a huge fantasy lagoon for kayaking and surfbikes (water bicycles), a kiddie pool, adult pools (a sun-screened pool, a 3-looped, 30-ft high slide, a 25-meter lap pool and a bean pool) and the resort's star attractions "2 wave pools (BeachWaves and OceanWaves, where one can actually do some serious surfing)".
CME also has basketball courts, volleyball courts and ziplines. Unfortunately, I was unable to tour the entire CME grounds as I was the designate "yaya" to my 7 year old, who would not leave the water.
Anyway, here is a quick peak at CME:
We rented a two (2) cabanas for our family of 25. Each cabana can seat down 15 persons, 7am to 7pm rental cost is P1500 each (not bad).
Entrance is P325 weekdays/P375 weekends; Free for kids below 3 feet (Note: they have senior citizen rates, so be sure to ask if you have seniors along).
My dad enjoying the view (yup pretty ladies in skimpy bikinis, nah!)
Meanwhile, in the other cabana, sits my 93 year old Lola. I think she is secretively wanting to do some swimming too.
Club Manila East also offers overnight accommodations, overnight villas costs P3000-P3300 per villa, which includes breakfast for 2.
This cute (fake) buko tree is actually a stand-in shower (swimmers are required to shower before going swimming).
Water, water everywhere...
The fantasy lagoon is right infront of our cabana.
The family wasted no time and jumped right in.
Water is surprisingly warm... "ang sarap lumangoy"!
Wondering where most of the people are? Head to one of CME's wave pools ~ the BeachWave!
The wave pool in action :P (sorry no videos of the OceanWave)
I think my youngest had the most fun at CME ~ I will let this picture do the talking :P
- CME does not come cheap at P375 per head. If you are a big family, entrance alone could easily pile to thousands. Consider instead hiring a private pool ~ like Cattleya Resort Antipolo.
- However, having said that, I think my family seemed to have enjoyed CME more with its multitude of specialized pools.
- Previously CME does not allow food to be brought inside. Buying food from their concessionaires was the only option. They have for the time being, allowed bringing in of food (drinks still not allowed though), but their notice says it is only until December 2016. Be sure to check out this information on their website incase of changes.
- No facilities for cooking (including grilling). There is no refrigerator either.
- The place is clean and well kept. The swimming pools were also well maintained. The pools were clean (less for the kiddie pool, hell knows what is in there... I am not sure if CME requires swimming pants/diapers from babies/toddlers).
- The cabanas were nice too, though it needs a bit of updating. The cabanas also lacked chairs. We were only given 15 chairs for sharing. We were informed additional chairs are coming, but yup NONE came (boo-hoo).
For more information about Club Manila East check out their website at www.clubmanilaeast.com.
Club Manila East is located at
Km.24 Manila East Road, Taytay Rizal
Tel 284-4740/54 and 660-2801 to 02