March 26, 2018

Day Trip at Acuaverde Beach Resort

Since it is already summer season, my husband wanted to have a summer getaway with my in-laws. We inquired in two different resorts but the rate is quite steep for just an overnight stay so I suggested to him to have a Day Trip instead. The most important thing is the bonding and experience. That’s what we did last year when we went to Masamirey Cove in Sual Pangasinan. 



So last week, my husband called Acuaverde Beach Resort to reserve for a day trip instead of an overnight stay. We deposited the 50% downpayment and emailed the copy of deposit slip. We received the confirmation email the following day. Don’t forget to print the confirmation letter and attached the deposit slip because they will get that once you check-in. 



Fast forward to our trip, which is just yesterday. O di ba, bilis ko magblog, I know that you are looking for a summer getaway so siningit ko na ito sa mahabang listahan ko ng backlogs. You can check here the other resorts that we have tried in Batangas

Anyway, we left as early as 4:30AM so we can maximize our day trip. We arrived at the resort past 8AM, travel time is more or less 3 hours but we picked-up our in-laws in Laguna and we had breakfast stopover kaya natagalan. 

If this would be your first trip to San Juan, Batangas, take note that there is P20 Ecological Fee for all tourists visiting the town. You will pay this at the resort or Tourist Reception area. P20 per person, my son who is 9 yrs old is not exempted. Senior Citizen is P16 and PWD is FREE. Present the ticket upon check-in at the resort. 



When we reach the resort, the guard gave us a car pass ticket and the waiting staff immediately ushered us to the reception area which is just a few steps away from the parking space. Another staff gave us welcome drinks, I like their tamarind juice. Since we have Senior Citizen and PWD companion, we showed them our IDs so we could get a discount. My husband paid the remaining balance and they gave us our meal stub, flyer, and wifi access. 

Acuaverde Beach Resort Day Trip Package 

P1300 for adults 
P900 for kids 
P2000 Cabana Rental

Inclusions:

Use of Venue from 8AM to 5PM 
Morning Snack, Lunch and PM Snack 
Use of Resort Facilities (Shower Rooms, Beach and Wifi Access) 
Use of Water Sports Equipment (kayak & paddleboard)
Applicable Taxes and Service Charge.  

This is our Cabana which is just a few steps away from the reception, the cottage is very relaxing because of the trees. If may bed lang dun, makakatulog ka talaga. 




There are small cottages (Free) at the beach but it is first-come-first-serve basis, so we immediately reserved two spots since we are a group of six persons. We spent most of our time at the beach so parang sayang yung P2000 namin sa cabana, hehehe! We only go there for our morning snack and afternoon snack. The snacks will be delivered at your Cabana, 

Morning Snack: 10AM 
Lunch: 11:30AM to 2PM 
Afternoon Snack: 3PM 

Food 

We had pansit and juice in the morning. 



For lunch, we had a buffet at Cocina. The buffet is spread is not that grand but it is enough to make you full. They served Pork Sinigang, Sauteed Vegetables, Chicken Curry, Relyenong Bangus and Machado. They have salad, fruits, fruit salad, and lychees. For drinks, you have juice, coffee and of course water. My personal favorite are Beef Mechado and Pork Sinigang because they really use tamarind and not instant mixes. 





We had a tuna sandwich with potato chips and juice in the afternoon. Nasad ako dito because I don’t eat tuna sandwich so wala ko merienda. Waah! My husband ate my share. 



Activities 

Beach 



They don’t have a swimming pool so we just kill our time at the beach. Don't expect a powdery sand in San Juan, Batangas. So it is better if you have swimming shoes if you are not used to it. 

Free use of kayak and paddleboard. 



Just like Acuatico Resort, there is free use of kayak and paddle board but they did not allow us to use it yesterday because of the strong waves. Which is the same reason nung nagstay kami sa Acuatico. Now, I’m wondering if may nakakapagkayak ba sa San Juan Batangas because this is the fifth time that we’ve visited but never kami nakapagkayak. 




Playground 



If you have toddlers in tow, there is small playground beside the reception. There is fish feeding area but we arrived and left before and after the feeding time so we did not experience it. I have no idea if you need to pay for this activity. 

Note: 

1. For day trippers, the shower room and toilet are located before the playground. There are six cubicles, 3 for toilets and 3 for shower rooms (Girls). 
2. Wifi connection is good, I have a connection even at the beach front. 
3. Acuaverde Beach Resort is a pet-friendly resort, you can bring your pet for a fee. Actually, I’m nervous about this because I’m not fond of pet, good thing isa lang ang nagdala ng pet (dog). 
4. They are a pet friendly resort but not PWD friendly, there is no ramp so it was really a challenge to bring my aunt-in-law to the beach front. I just hope, hindi stairs yung isang side ng pababa sa beach. And because of this, nung uwian na lang nakabalik ng Cabana yung tita ni hubby. They just delivered the snacks and lunch to the beach. 

Despite of our PWD concerns, we had a great time at Acuaverde Beach Resort. The service is good, all staff are kind, friendly, and approachable. They even helped us in bringing my aunt-in-law to the beach front, apat din sila nagbuhat ng wheel chair with my aunt-in-law. Since the lunch is a buffet, we are not allowed to bring the food downstairs but because we have PWD in tow, they delivered the food to the cottage para hindi kami masita (baka sabihin nagtake-out sa buffet) hehehe! The place is relaxing, clean and well-maintained. For more pictures and videos, check it here 

8 comments:

  1. Akin nalang yung tuna sandwich, tamang tama gutom ako! haha. This summer, we don't have much plans. Isa pa lang so far, this coming Friday sa Bataan. I'm actually looking forward to it since early this month, gustong gusto ko ng mababad si Nate sa dagat dahil alam na madalas syang ubuhin pag ganitong season. Di na nakapag-antay ang katawan nya, inubo na sya uli last week. Times like this make me wish sana malapit lang kami sa dagat.

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    1. Hehehe! Enjoy Bataan! True, sana malapit lang ang dagat. More or less 3 hours din ang biyahe bago kami makaexperience ng dagat. :)

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  2. Try next time sa Palm Beach sis. Pricey nga lang pero pumupunta kami pag hindi summer para medyo mura. Sarap ng food

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    1. Ito yata yung bandang dulo na noh? True, mas mura pag di peak season. :)

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  3. I'm glad to have read your review of Acuaverde beach resort. My daughter and I would like to go to a beach resort in Batangas. Mukhang ok ito. We'll see if we can schedule and budget this day trip. Thanks.

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    1. Yes, this is a nice option. Wala lang swimming pool for kids.

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  4. Pwede po ba magdala ng foods dito? If yes, how much is the fee? Thank you

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    1. Hi, foods and drinks are not allowed because you are required to get the full board meals. I think pwede naman yung snacks like chips or cookies but you can check with the resort na rin. :)

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