I seriously do not know how to start this post, having left this blog inactive for a few months.. Let me start by saying that this is a late one. In fact, it’s so last year. Hah! My mom’s not one for parties or enjoys lavish stuff. I pride myself on being a good gift giver so I racked my brains until I remembered one of our conversations where she said she wanted to go out of town and relax. With that in mind – and the fact that she liked going to the beach but hated getting sand all over and soaking in hot springs – I searched for a resort I could afford to treat her to. Fortunately, I didn’t have to look that hard. Hello, Sea’s Spring Resort! (I actually couldn’t find any reviews of this resort online but I went ahead, threw caution to the wind and hoped for the best.) It took us roughly three hours via public transportation from Cavite to get here. The tricycle ride was by far one of the most exciting tricycle rides I’ve ever taken due to all the ups and downs (literally!) we drove through. The huge resort lobby was swarming with Koreans (I’m assuming the owner is Korean as well) so it took a while for us to check in. Thankfully, there was free wi-fi although the bad side is, this is the only wi-fi spot in the entire resort.
The huge Christmas tree in the lobby and the stairs up to our room. I made reservations to stay in the biggest room which had three beds. It also had a TV (mostly Korean shows though) and a nice view (being in the top most floor). The balcony and a medium-sized bath. You know how salt water makes your hair dry and frizzy even after you’ve washed and rinsed it with shampoo? The shampoo they provided kept my hair soft the whole time! I am seriously on the hunt for this which is why I took a photo.
Mom’s birthday weekend coincided with the long weekend which I treated as a chance to finally soak in some sunshine. Hence, I went on a tipid-sa-tela weekend. If you follow me on Instagram, you’d know (shameless plugging). Hahaha!
Once we’ve changed, we explored the resort. I loved how there were only a few guests (and we were the only Filipino ones at the time). My brother testing the water.. and all their pools’ water came from the sea. “Bathing in sea water without getting sand all over your bathing suit” – check!
“Hot spring” – check! They have two hot water pools which my mom almost didn’t leave. Haha!
I tried the Bamboo sauna just to find out how it is. I always see characters in K-dramas hang out in saunas. And boy, was it hot in there! I fell asleep for about twenty minutes and woke up all wet like I went for a swim in a pool of sweat.
We changed to our dry clothes to watch the sunset. Why do sunsets in beaches always look amazing? Though you cannot pay me to swim in this beach. The sand had too much trash to be appealing. Sea’s Spring Resort have really good customer service and the resort is nice but please keep the sea shore clean!
My fish of a sister went for a swim with me while Tristan spent the rest of the day watching TV. What a bum. Haha! I also taught Tin how to stay afloat on her back.
What would you expect from a Korean-owned resort? We made the most out of it and had Korean food for dinner. I was never a fan of Bulgogi but this one is tasty. Plus, the serving was huge! I forgot the name of the other dish but it’s a spicy seafood dish. Yummy though we had to drink lots of water after every bite. Hahaha! We also had Japchae (the best Japchae I’ve ever had!) and tons of side dishes (no one bothered to touch the kimchi though).
The next day was composed of buffet breakfast (“yay!”-fats), more lounging by the pool, munching on Korean ice cream (still within the poolside, “yay again!” – fats) and more swimming. Can I just stress how far from stressful (I get it, not that funny) that weekend was? 🙂
Sunsets by the beach are amazing, exhibit A.