The Caylabne Bay Resort, only two hours away from Manila, is the seaside resort closest to Manila, along with Montemar Beach Club in Bataan. The last 15 km of the route go through a forest and offer superb panoramic views of jagged coastline, Corregidor Island and the Bataan Peninsula further away. It is only after entering the premises and the Look-Out Cafe that you will discover the high woods cliffs of the bay of Caylabne and its marina. The resort is located in a wooded area, so vast that a map – distributed at the registration office – is necessary for finding your way around.
The rooms are set in a white building hidden behind a curtain of trees, against a backdrop of tropical vegetation. With its arched balconies and pink tile roof, the resort has a Mediterranean touch. The suites are very spacious, bright and comfortable with one room, a drawing room and a bathroom, both with marble flooring. The rooms are completely white with a polished, two-toned wood floor and elegant wrought iron furniture. However, the absence of wall decor gives a rather impersonal atmosphere.
A family resort par excellence, children are treated like royalty here. A superb river-shaped swimming pool with a slide, mini golf and two playgrounds are for their exclusive use. The beach, sheltered by the pier of the marina, is completely safe. The water is quite shallow and a filtering net limits the swimming area. It is true that the sand is a mix of white and gray and often rough waters strip the beach of any attractiveness, but every effort is made to compensate this: amusing, colorful tents shelter the deck chairs and almost all sort of watercraft are proposed, notably kayaks – although you can only use them up to the breakwater.
El Patio Restaurant offers fine dining by the sea and serves Filipino and Continental cuisines in a Mediterranean inspired seafront ambiance. An orchestra serenades during meal time on some weekend nights. The Marina Bar, on the other hand, provides nightly entertainment with a Latin band during peak season.
How to get there
By land (2 hours), 75-80 km from Manila. There are two possible routes: The shorter one (75 km) starts at the Roxas Blvd. and goes through the Cavite Coastal road. The resort provides guests willing to take this route with a sketch. The longer (90 km) but faster route goes through South Superhighway. Exit at Binan/Puerto Azul/Tagaytay/Carmona. Take Gorvernor Drive from Carmona to Naic via Trece Martires. After Naic, you can follow the sketch given by the resort.
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