I have no idea that there will come a time when it would be hard for us to travel before kasi ang lagi lang reasons are either no budget or no time. But when COVID-19 happened, there are so many things to check and consider like restrictions and requirements before traveling.
After being stuck at home due to community quarantine, we are missing the beach so much. Hence, every time there are changes with “Level Restrictions”, we would take a risk and book a resort. Unfortunately, our first beach trip was a failure so we settled to farm resorts, so last year we went to Gina’s Garden and Farm and The Farm at San Benito Resort.
We are happy with our farm staycations but we are itching to go to the beach so my husband looked for a resort so we can have a beach getaway before the holiday is over. He inquired to different resorts and fortunately, Acuaverde Resort has an available room. We had a Day Trip here before and we were satisfied with our stay so it became my husband’s go-to resort. But I am not a fan of this resort because I’m scared of dogs and this resort is “pet-friendly” so lagi ako kinakabahan tuwing lalabas ng room at baka may makasalubong na dogs.
Anyway, our last beach trip was Palm Beach Resort so we were so excited because finally, after three years, we were able to go to the beach. Acuaverde Beach Resort is our first getaway in the year 2022.
We booked Casa Marina Queen for three days and 2 nights. During our trip, Antigen Test is still required so it is an additional cost to our budget pero pikit mata na lang kasi gusto namin makapagbeach ulit. PHP1,100 per person, okay na ito kaysa naman sa antigen test ng The Farm at San Benito.
The room rate includes:
Room accommodation for 2 persons
Complimentary Bottled Water
All Day Complimentary Coffee and Tea
Use of Kayak and Paddle Board
PHP1,600 - extra person per day
PHP1,100 - antigen test per person
PHP20 - Tourism Fee per person
To confirm the booking, full payment is required, yung last trip namin, 50% downpayment lang then yung balance sa resort na namin binayaran. Also when we had our day trip, included na yung meals but this time, breakfast na lang yung included. I don’t know when they changed that.
Beach Getaway at Acuaverde Resort
On the day of our trip, my son has still online classes so we waited for his morning classes to end before we went to the resort. When we arrived at the Tourism Center, we showed our reservation and ID’s then we went straight to Acuatico Beach Resort for our swab test. We waited for more or less 15 minutes to get our results, thank God we are all negative so we traveled to Acuaverde Beach Resort.
Upon arrival, we showed our swab test results, IDs, vaccine certs, and tourism slips. There were temperature check, an electronic Health Declaration Form, and baggage disinfection. While waiting, they served us the welcome drink which is Tamarind Juice. After several minutes, the staff ushered us to our room.
The Casa Marina room is about 22 sqm including the veranda so it is small, medyo mahirap kumilos lalo na may extra bed kami. Despite that, the room has cable TV, telephone, mini ref, and electric kettle.
What we like in our room is the location because we have a private balcony where we can see the garden and the beach. During our stay, kami lang yung guests sa second floor so pwede kami tumambay sa labas na walang katabing guests.
Acuaverde resort has two restaurants but only Al Fresco Bar was open during our staycation so we had our breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the cozy garden. I already blog about that so you can check my post below.
We savored our three days beach getaway because we don’t know when we can travel again. So we eat, swim, sleep and repeat.
“The sand may brush off, the salt may wash away but the memories will last forever”
Read: List of Batangas Resorts