(SPOT.ph) Whether you're in the area for a food trip, a shopping escapade, or simply to go sightseeing, Subic is a no-fail destination for those looking for a quick getaway to the North. With summer coming up, you may want to start nailing down those plans for an outing with your friend group or family. To help with your planning, we rounded up 10 beach resorts in the Subic area, perfect for a much-needed break.
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Here are 10 beach resorts in Subic you can stay at on your next road trip:
Subic Bay Yacht Club
Rizal Highway corner Burgos Street, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Contact: (047) 252-5211 or (02) 8844-5777
Rates start at P11,000 per night
If you plan on spending a lot of time in the Subic Bay center, hopping from one shopping destination to the other with a few moments of relaxation included, you might want to consider Subic Bay Yacht Club as your stay. Located a stone's throw away from most shopping and dining destinations, it serves as a good home base for your trip. Not to mention, a stay at Subic Bay Yacht Club is bound to be a luxe one. Each room in the hotel has a private balcony with scenic views of the marina. And if you're one to participate in watersports and water excursions, most of these activities can easily be organized by the Yacht Club.
The Lighthouse Marina Resort
Block 4 Lot 1, Waterfront Road, Moonbay Marina Complex Central Business District, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Contact: (047) 252-5000 or 0917-512-3364
Rates start at P8,000 per night
Home to one of Subic's signature landmarks, The Lighthouse Marina is one of the best stays in the area. With rooms designed to provide comfort at every opportunity and amenities meant to give guests the most relaxing and memorable time, a stay at The Lighthouse Marina is definitely one for the books. Relax by the pool, or walk along the beachside, and get your much-deserved recharge.
ACEA Subic Beach Resort
San Bernardino Road, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Contact: (047) 252-2232 or 0917-114-1111
Rates start at P12,000 per night
To say that ACEA Beach Resort in Subic is big is an understatement. This vast property boasts several areas perfect for rest and relaxation. There's the pool which rests right in front of its private beach, indoor and al fresco dining areas for food-loving travelers, a bar and lounge, a spa, a table tennis area, a fitness center, karaoke, and a playground for guests with children.
Wild Orchid Beach Resort
Baloy Long Beach, Barrio Barretto, Olongapo, Zambales
Contact: (047) 223-1029 or 0939-915-2086
Rates start at P3,999 per night
Wild Orchid Beach Resort is right along Baloy Long Beach; this gives the resort a picturesque view of the surrounding seascape and mountainside. Aside from a beautiful shoreline, the resort features a swimming pool that guests can use anytime. The resort has its own restaurant and a sports bar area where fans can watch sporting events while downing some drinks. But if something more mellow and relaxing tickles your fancy, there's also the occasional acoustic performance by local acts at the garden lounge by the sea to keep you entertained.
Camayan Beach Resort
Camayan Wharf, West Ilanin Forest Area, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Contact: (047) 252-8000
Rates start at P4,999 per night
If you're traveling with kids and are fully intent on heading to the usual sights such as Ocean Adventure and Zoobic Safari, you might want to consider a stay a Camayan Beach Resort as it is the closest possible accommodation to these parks. Aside from its proximity to two of Subic's major attractions, it also boasts Subic's cleanest shoreline and beach waterfront. A stay at Camayan Beach Resort guarantees a swimmable beach which, if you know your area well, is a prime commodity in the Subic area.
Mangrove Resort Subic
Baloy Long Beach Road, Olongapo, Zambales
Contact: (047) 222-2724 or (0916) 664-5457
Rates start at P3,100 per night
The Mangrove Resort Hotel is a secluded beach-front property nestled within Olongapo’s Baloy Long Beach Road (near White Orchid Beach Resort). It offers travelers a peaceful refuge overlooking the sea and conveniently shuts away the city center’s noise. The hotel is set on its own private beach where you can sunbathe. There's also a pool you can swim in. The hotel also arranges activities like boating, diving, snorkeling, and fishing for guests.
Kamana Sanctuary Resort and Spa
Ilanin Forest West, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Rates start at P9,350 per night
If you're looking for a quiet secluded place where you can relax and meditate a la Eat, Pray, Love, your best bet in the area might be Kamana Sanctuary Resort and Spa. As its name suggests, this resort is all about pampering and reconnecting with nature. Kamana is well-equipped with almost everything you'll need for an ideal holiday: a clean beach, an infinity pool, water sports, and a spa. They even have an in-property restaurant that can sate your cravings, whether it's something Asian or more Western in flavor. There's very little reason you will need to leave the resort itself as it has almost everything, but should you decide to go out, it is a bit far from the town proper but is close to Ocean Adventure and Zoobic Safari.
iCove Beach Hotel
123 National Highway, Barretto, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Contact: (047) 602-7092
Rates start at P2,799 per night
iCove Beach Hotel is a simple, fuss-free boutique hotel in Subic. It has basic amenities like a pool, a spa, and a coffee shop, but despite its humble exterior, this spot packs a killer view of Subic Bay.
Out Back Resort
Location: 135 National Highway, Barrio Barretto, Olongapo City, Subic Bay
Rates start at P2,500 per night
Out Back Resort is a small property, especially if you compare it to most of the other resorts on this list, but despite having only 11 rooms, this place has enough charm and quality service to make a trip to Subic memorable. Similar to iCove, Out Back Resort also has pretty standard amenities like a pool and an in-house sports bar, but it does have an unimpeded view and access to the beach—a major plus in our book.
Le Charme Suites Subic
Location: La Terraza Building, 1131 Palm Street, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Contact: (047) 250-3333 or (0915) 933-8113
Rates start at P4,561 per night
Describing itself as a one-stop-shop destination in Subic, Le Charme Suites is a modestly sized businessman's hotel type of accommodation perfect for overnight stays and travelers who are out and about. But should you decide not to leave the resort and just hang out there, you can enjoy their amenities like their roof-deck pool that offers a stunning view of the surrounding areas, or a treatment in their spa which includes a sauna.
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