Vacation To The Philippines 2009

My husband and I spent a three-week vacation to my homeland.  Although it was a tiring flight of 26 hours including the lay-over, we were very happy to be with my family back home.

First few days of  our arrival in Manila, we stayed at Cherry Blossoms Hotel in Manila.  The hotel is right behind Robinson’s Mall Ermita.  The room accommodation is very cheap and my husband doesn’t mind staying in a 3-star hotel.  We stayed 3D/2N at Baybayon ni Agalon Resort in Albuera, Leyte.  It is quite about 15-20 minutes SE of Ormoc City.  I like the way the resort required young kids to wear life jackets while splashing in the swimming pool.  The jackets are rented but, still, kids safety is important.  Room rates are affordable per room per night.  They have a mini-zoo with ostriches, monkeys, and few wild birds.  My niece and nephews enjoyed it there as well.

Next we stayed at Sabin Resort Hotel in Ormoc City.  My husband loved being there.  The room rates are reasonable for P 1,850.00 De Luxe Room.  Use of swimming pool is free for guests.  The food is great.  The only complain is the customer service.  My husband rated it as Good only.  Ten minutes for an instant coffee?  That’s ridiculous!  Anyway, we love being there because of the serenity of the place.  And the resort is closer to the city proper.

Then we stayed at Cebu Garden Hotel in Lahug, Cebu before our departure back to the US.  For P 1,400.00 per night, it was not bad at all.  About 10 minutes far from the shopping areas and 30 minutes ride to the airport, did not have complains.

And I am looking forward to our next vacation to the Philippines!  I hope it’ll be very soon.

Planning A Pool Party At Sabin Resort

My sister will be celebrating her birthday next month.  We will be organizing a simple yet a special treat for her because it will be the beginning of her journey to adulthood.  Yes, she is turning 18.

We are planning for a pool party.  And my sister likes that.  I already booked a room at Sabin Resort Hotel.  The resort is about 10 minutes Southeast of Ormoc City Proper depending on traffic.  It has been the family’s traditional venue for special events.  Up to now, the room rates remain affordable.   They have swimming pool for adults and kids too.  The newly built function hall can accommodate up to 100 guests.  Sabin Resort Hotel also has function rooms which can accommodate 30-50 people.  They serve great foods according to guests’ preference.  If I have to rate the customer service from 1 to 10, I say 6.  My rating is based from our stay two years ago.  Sabin Resort Hotel is a memorable place for me because it’s where my husband gave his marriage proposal to me.

Anyway,I hope everything will go as planned so my sister’s party will be memorable for her too.  The resort is very accommodating when it comes to ambiance.  I bet she and her guests will have great fun on her birthday.

Vacation Pictures: Tropical Beauty

Vacation in the Philippines Photos

Baybayon ni Agalon Resort Hotel in Albuera, Leyte

The tropical beauty

Sabin Resort Hotel in Ormoc City, Leyte

My younger sister and me

The children in the family. Oh I love ’em so much!

Pictures are taken during our vacation but we took videos mostly. ‘Will try to put one on here soon as I figured out how to upload videos on the Internet.

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