Summer is here! I was excited when I left the house for our day trip to Aquaria Beach Resort in Calatagan, Batangas. Carrying an overnight bag even if we’re not staying overnight, a camera to capture Aquaria sunset and my #SeizeTheSummer beauty essentials. Longing for another day in the beach, I am delighted to discover Aquaria for the first time.
Seats For Two went on a road trip heading Calatagan Batangas to visit Aquaria Beach Resort. In Makati, the weather was gloomy with frequent rain showers. Praying the sun would smile to us so we could enjoy the beach of Calatagan. My prayers were heard, alighting the van I already felt the scorching heat of the sun. “It’s time to get some tan“, I said.
Representatives from Fuego Hotels and Properties warmly welcome us, a friendly Aquaria staff immediately served cold bottled water and wet face towels to freshen up.
With a view of the West Philippine Sea, Aquaria Beach Resort is a water park with 525-meter of fine beach nestled within the Playa Calatagan Residences located at Calatagan, Batangas. This family getaway was developed by Landco Pacific Corp., and being managed by Fuego Hotels and Properties.
Not too long, resort tour started. The fab kiddie pool welcome us. The water playing invites us to change our clothes into swim wear. Near the kiddie pool is the bath house with more than 20 cubicles. The resort encourage the use of proper swimming attire.
We walked and reached one of the main attractions of Aquaria, the gigantic slide and pool.
After the quick tour, we were escorted to Sand’s restaurant with sumptuous buffet lunch awaits us. It was indeed a feast on fresh sea food, kebabs and grilled baby back ribs. Our group was excited to swim and try the amenities so we went to the beach.
Some immediately rode banana boat while others were taking photos of the calm beach. Others played volleyball, I took the chance of having my second henna tattoo. Thirty minutes later, I went to the giant slide and with much confidence I tried the 3-story gigantic pool slide. But the best part of this trip was the extreme banana boat ride gave me adrenaline rush, such a wonderful experience. While riding the boat, I caught a glimpse of vacationers swimming, playing volleyball and sunbathing.
How To Get There
The resort is open daily except Tuesdays, from 8am to 6pm. Overnight swimming is not allowed but we are looking forward to its expansion, rooms where guests can stay longer.
Telephone No: (632) 553-8888 or (632) 750-1894
Visit Aquaria on facebook, officialaquariabeachresort, www.aquariabeachresort.com
Rates: Php500/adult & P250/child on weekdays
Php700/adult and Php350/child weekends; Cove Pool Cabana good for 10-12 pax at Php1,000
How To Spend A Day In Aquaria Beach Resort
1. Try the gigantic slide
One of the best amenities in Aquaria is the three-story high pool slide
2. Go To The Beach
3. Water Sports
What’s a trip to the beach without water sports? If you’re adventurous, try water skiing, banana boat, snorkeling, sea kayaks, paddle boats.
4. Get a chic hennah tattoo
I had my first henna tattoo done at Mari Mari Cultural Village in Sabah, Malaysia. Although, I’ve been to Boracay a couple of times I never had my skin painted. I was happy with the two-tone butterfly tattoo Jerich did on my back.
5. Get a soothing body massage.
6. Sands Restaurant
Indulge in local cuisine and freshly-catch sea foods at Aquaria The Sands Restaurant overlooking the beach. They serve Pinoy favorites from Liempo with talong (eggplant), beef steak, Sizzling Sisig, noodles like bihon guisado to bilao fiesta that can be shared with the family.
7. Picnic by the beach
Guests can also bring their own food and set up a picnic lunch or snacks on the beach with a corkage fee of P100/adult and P50/child.
In this busy world, everyone wants to escape the hectic schedules, deadlines even for a day. Overnight swimming is not allowed, there are no available rooms for staycation yet. Aquaria offers various water activities and team building.