Are you finding yourself on an anticipated long vacation and having the cash to spare for the expenses?
If you are coming from Manila, the country’s capital, why not just drive further north and experience what a pampering destination is like in one of these luxury resorts in Subic, Zambales?
Kamana Sanctuary Resort and Spa (check discounted rates)
The Subic Bay Freeport Zone has been home to some premium establishments in the area, and the Kamana Sanctuary Resort and Spa is one of them. As the name suggests, this resort-and-spa hybrid has an emphasis on not just giving the customers the best hospitality services but also healing and wellness through its spa.
Situated at Nabasan Beach and close to some of the region’s top destinations—Ocean Adventure, Zoobic Safari, and Tree Top Adventure Subic—Kamana Sanctuary Resort and Spa makes for a perfect landing pad for travelers who are also looking for entertainment as part of the journey.
Segara Suites Subic (check discounted rates)
Hotels come in varying sizes, and if proportion indicates what a hotel offers and is, then boutique hotels are the closest one can get to a home due to their smaller magnitude and traditional approach to customer service. The Segara Suites Subic, an establishment set deep within the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, certainly checks that mark.
From the surface, the Segara Suites Subic is conspicuously a place that is not shy about its roots, thanks to its mainly modern, oriental design, and fusion of Filipino and Asian restaurants. And that is not necessarily a bad thing—it is quaint.
Mangrove Resort Hotel (check discounted rates)
Miles away from the bustling city of Olongapo, the Mangrove Resort Hotel sets itself up as the perfect destination for anyone who is looking for respite from the busy life of the urban jungle. With its private beach within Baloy Long Road, this hotel gives a panoramic view of the sea and the Olongapo Lighthouse from a few kilometers away.
And with the shore just some steps away from the establishment, it is no wonder why various seawater activities—snorkeling, diving, boating, and fishing—are some of the highlights of the stay in this haven.
ACEA Subic Bay (check discounted rates)
While the turquoise waters of the seawater in front of this luxurious hotel are certainly a highlight of its existence, ACEA Subic Bay’s relative position to other landmarks within Subic Bay Freeport Zone inadvertently gives this business space an appeal. Just take a few steps from it and you are already in Dungaree Beach, and if you feel like seeing animals at their best entertainment performance, there is also the Ocean Adventure just a few kilometers away.
But in itself, the ACEA Subic Bay resort is a place worthy of admission for its pleasing services and generally likable structure—spacious and minimalist, in addition to the scenic view of the beach.
The Lighthouse Marina Hotel (check discounted rates)
The Lighthouse Marina Hotel is one of Subic Bay Freeport Zone’s iconic landmarks, largely for the lighthouse that it inhabits. Not only does it set the perfect environment for a picture-perfect event up close, but even afar, this lighthouse simply just serves a memorable purpose.
But while everything about The Lighthouse Marina Hotel is visually appealing and pleasing, so, too, are its dishes—which are a combination of both Western and Oriental culinary—that not only nourish the body but also the spirit, and various seawater entertainment.