Kalaw Place, Puerto Galera, Mindoro

Kalaw Place, Puerto Galera, Mindoro

Isolated on one of the promontories dominating Muelle Bay, Kalaw Place brings to mind the settings of “Sleeping Beauty” as soon as you walk through its large iron gate. The are is filled with molave trees, bougainvillea, cycas, fan palms, narra trees and wild orchids, all growing over wild grass. The main house, constructed more than 20 years ago by Mr. Kalaw – owner of the resort, is perched on a platform facing the sea, completely hidden by vegetation.

Mr. Kalaw put his whole heart into this beautiful, romantic old house. Twisted tree trunks serve as a columns and balustrades, bamboo as staircase ramps. Glass and capiz bay windows punctuate the facade made of huge bamboo brackets. On a slightly elevated terrace, as well as in the interior of the house, you discover attractive antique furniture, rocking chairs, pedestal tables, oil paintings, cabinets inlaid with mother-of-pearl and tables with thick wooden tops. Aside from the dining room where the meals are prepared by Mrs. Kalaw, the house also contains four guest rooms, two per level. One of the rooms on the second floor is an apartment composed of two bedrooms and one large living room with a built-in kitchen. All the rooms have spacious interiors with bamboo walls and pretty marble bathrooms.

Aside from the rooms in the main house, another house a few steps below, with a sumptuous view of the bay, has three very spacious rooms with a kitchenette. The rooms open onto a terrace through large capiz panels. What a pleasure to wake up in the morning with a wonderful view of the sea and the iridescent flight of the kingfishers!

A stone staircase goes down towards the shore to a little jetty. There is no beach here as the coast is fringed with mangroves. But it is here that you discover the coast and the nearby beaches. Puerto Galera, Coral Garden or White Beach are less than 15 minutes away. Mr. Kalaw can contact the diving clubs and provide you with a guide if you prefer to trek in the mountains.

How to get there

By land, sea and land, 3 hours by car/van from Manila to Batangas harbor. The resort can arrange fir a private vehicle to pick you up from the airport or your residence/hotel in Manila, or you can take your own car. The route is via South Superhighway. Get off at Exit 50A to Lucena, turn right to the Star Tollway, to Batangas get off at Lipa/Tambo exit, turn left to Batangas. At Batangas harbor, leave your car at the parking area.

Resort banca, one hour from Batangas harbor to Muelle Pier. Resort minibus, 5 minutes from Muelle Pier to the resort.



King Size Suite – Php 3,600.

  • good for 4 persons
  • with veranda, kitchenette, fridge,
  • bathroom w/hot water,
  • P 4,640.- good for 6 persons

2nd Floor Annex Apartment – Php 2,990

  • good for 2 persons,
  • w/kitchen, fridge,
  • bathroom w/hot water,


Basement Annex – Php 2,990.

  • good for 2 persons
  • Apartment w/kitchenette,fridge,
  • bathroom w/hot water; balcony,

Main House – Php 3,300

  • good for 4
  • 2-room- apartment
  • w/kitchenette, bath room
  • w/hot water,
  •  P 3,820 – for 5 persons

2nd Floor Main House – Php 1,960

  • good for 2 persons
  • 1-room apartment
  • bathroom w/ hot water
  • 2,480 for 3 persons

Simple Room with 4 Beds in First Floor Main House – Php 2,080
with own entrance towards back of the house

1st Floor Main House – Php 1,700

  • good for 2 persons
  • twin room w/ bathroom, hot water


1st Floor Main House – Php1,900

  • good for 2 persons
  • room w/ bathroom, hot water
  • double bed for 2 persons

Kubo with Veranda and Kitchenette  – Php 1,960

  • good for 2 persons
  • bathroom w/ hot water
  • 2,480 for 3 persons

Simple Cottage – Php 3,300

  • good for 6 persons
  • with 2 bedrooms
  • 1 sleeping loft living room/balcony
  • kitchenette and fridge


  • Extra Bed(for any type of room) – Php 520
  • Extra Occupancy (per xtra bed) – Php 365
  • Children below 10 years old are free of charge if they share bed with parents




  • Private Lagoon with own pier and bar
  • Swimming and Snorkeling
  • Paddle boat
  • Tennis court
  • Table Tennis
  • Billiard
  • quiet relaxation with nature amidst 3 hectares of private grounds


  • Water piped from the mountains via gravity assures an adequate supply
  • Electricity with Backup Generator
  • Communication services with phone, cellular phones, e-mail and fax
  • Arrangements of Bankas (pump boats) or Jeeps to explore all the beaches and places of interest
  • Organizing and catering private parties. We are well known for our Full Moon Parties
  • Laundry Service

About the Author

By admin / Administrator, bbp_keymaster

on Dec 01, 2007

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