After checking reviews, resort amenities and activities that we can do we picked Plantation Bay. We also want to go to Shangri-la Mactan so decided to go back here next year. There’s no need to reserve if you want to go here for a day tour however if you want to make sure you may call them. Not quite sure how to commute, we called them to ask for directions the day before.
Wakeup time was 5am to prep our things then we had our free breakfast again at 6am.
After breakfast, we took a cab going to Plantation Bay. Don’t worry about getting a cab as they’re everywhere and they normally have parked one near hotels to pick up guests. Day tour starts at 9 am but we were able to get in an at about 830am. Since I forgot to bring my board shorts and my girlfriend wants to get a new one, we decided to go to their small boutique. Stuff were a bit pricey so I would recommend you buy all things you need before heading here.
Package inclusions for Php 2000/head are the ff:
* Set lunch (served 12 pm-2 pm, unless otherwise specified)
* Choice of drink (local beer, soft drink, canned juice, iced tea, or mineral water)
* Access to all lagoons and swimming pools
* Wall climbing (1 pm-5 pm)
* 30-minute use of bicycles
* 15-minute use of non-motorized aqua sports (nips floater or kayak)
* Billiards, darts, Foosball, air hockey, and table tennis (9 am-5 pm)
* Use of shower rooms (dedicated changing rooms for daytrippers)
We first took a dip in one of their salt water lagoon then we had Kayak for 30 mins (ssshhh).
After feeling burned we decided to go in their Game Room and played air hockey while waiting for an available bike.
After biking, we then had our set lunch (appetizer, main dish, dessert and drinks).
Feeling a bit sleepy after, we head to one of the pool beds facing the falls and dozed off for about 30 mins.
After regaining some energy, we took a dip on one of their fresh water lagoon while having some drinks at the Pool Bar. Drinks here are a bit pricey at about Php 250/drink.
After this, we were suppose to do wall climbing but we were told to get dry first. A lot of people are also waiting for their turn so we decided to just wash up. We didn’t want to leave but hey it’s almost 5pm. After getting all our stuff in their safekeeping area, we asked for a cab and left the place just few minutes after 5pm. This day was well worth it. We are definitely going back here, not just for a day tour but for a couple of days stay.
It took us about an hour to get back to the main city because of heavy traffic.
We asked our cab driver to drop us off at Ayala Mall to get a decent dinner. This mall keeps on evolving comparing it to the last time I was here. We then came across to one of the restaurant my friend is telling me about, Mooon Cafe. I immediately called her on my mobile to confirm whats best to eat. A lot of people are waiting outside including ourselves. We waited for 30 mins before we had the chance to sit but it’s all fine. Staff were really nice and they set proper expectations to customers. We had generous serving of Steaks and Burritos. Yum! We thought we won’t finish them all but it was all consumed up just after few minutes. Brrppp!
After dinner, we decided to take a walk. It was Zumba Night in the main activity area. Haha.. Feeling a bit tired and sleepy, we stopped at a nearby breadshop to get something to eat for breakfast the next day before heading back to the hotel.
It was 9 pm when we arrived back and packed our things for an early checkout the following day before going to sleep.
Whew! Life Is Good! Good Food! 🙂 Can’t wait for Bantayan Island Adventure.
Here’s the rundown of our expenses for this day:
Php 350.00 – Taxi Fare from Verbena Pension House to Plantation Bay
Php 4000.00 – Plantation Bay Day Tripper Package for 2
Php 2974.00 – Miscellaneous (Personal Expenses)
Php 245.00 – Extra Drink for 2 during Lunch
Php 500.00 – Cocktail drinks for 2 (Pool Bar)
Php 250.00 – Taxi Fare from Plantation Bay to Ayala Mall
Php 550.00 – Dinner at Mooon Cafe
Php 214.00 – Bread from Breadtalk
Php 90.00 – Taxi Fare from Ayala to Verbena
Php 9173.00 Total
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