Last hurrah before La NiÃ±a strikes... and this was not even on my list of "to see places"! It just so happens that my company needs to give their employees a much needed rest! My money and vacation leaves have all but been saved for my trips on the coming months... and visiting Laiya wasn't really on the budget... Good thing is, the overnight stay has all but been paid off...
So here we are at the Palm Beach Resort
, enjoying the sun and the lack of it! Apparently, the non-stop puoring rain who has been seizing Manila like a storm (excuse the pun), would follow us all the way to Laiya!But nonetheless, the fun didn't end while it poured, it was actually refreshing given the fact that it the mountain rain was exquisitely fresh, a rarity in the city.
Anyhow, the resort is beside the now famous La Luz Beach Resort. Although I find the beach front of La luz a lot more clean, pebble-free and exotic, Palm Beach offers better and cheaper accomodaion, amenities and hella great food! I'm a freakish food addict and they definitely have my two thumbs up in that category! They served of couse
Filipino dishes ranging from sinigang na baboy
to the classic merienda, puto
. They also got the sweetest ripe mangoes ever! At Php750 per head, the whole day buffet meal was well worth the spend!
Let's end the food topic there before I even go on to excruciating details about the food they served! The only thing that I didn't like about the resort was the fact that the the beach wasn't really sandy... was filled with pebbles and huge rocks! Although I did enjoy swimming at the beach, it was always a constant concern for most of us if we will get a cut at the sharp rocks and corals beneath us. Along the say 2 km stretch of Palm Beach, there was only a small area cleaned and devoid of the pebbles and corals.
One thing I would commend on are the rooms! The tropically designed casitas and bungalows were clean, spacious and airy! Another would be that it is near a marine reserve and has pretty nice underwater life! Although don't expect much during the low tide...
Well, there ain't much I can say for now. First, this is a company outing, one
trying to take a pix of my elusive friend!
that I have enjoyed tremendoulsy, and another is that I loved every single minute I played under the pouring rain while it washed away the salt in my bikini-clad body! No thinking, planning and fussing required on my part so... sorry, if I'm not able to provide any info.
Till the next travel...
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