The exciting large slide at Caribbean Waterpark and Resotel
Images: Resorts Negrense (R); Bantug Lake Ranch (L) Facebook pages
There’s only one word to describe summer in the Philippines: hot. Summer is a time of war, and our enemy is the heat. Filipinos are no stranger to this weather, so we have many ways to fight it. Air conditioners are set to their max setting. Halo-halo (shaved ice dessert with purple yam, coconut strips, tapioca, sliced bananas, and other fruits) and other cold treats are eaten daily. The more extravagant go out of the country to escape the temperature. However, one of the tried and tested ways of combating the heat is heading to the beach.
Good thing there are various resorts in Bacolod City where you can chill and enjoy a day under the sun! Check out the six best resorts in Bacolod, where you can indulge and forget how hot it is.
Location:Villarosa Road, Brgy. Punta Taytay, Bacolod City
Operating Hours:Daily, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
One can take a dip in a relaxing pool at Resorts Negrense
Image: Resorts Negrense Facebook page
Resorts Negrense is a 14-hectare resort paradise along the beach of Punta Taytay and is one of the ideal places to cool down and spend your summer vacation in Bacolod. You will surely love the place not just because of its proximity to many convenient landmarks but also because of its facilities. It has restaurants, cottages, nipa huts, a swimming pool, a viewing tower, and a kiddie playground that families will enjoy. By next year, it would have opened its bigger and better hotel accommodations, thus completing your Negrense vacation experience.
Location:Alangilan Road, Brgy. Granada, Bacolod City
Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday to Sunday and holidays, 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Boating in a lagoon surrounded by trees at Bantug Lake ranch can be a refreshing activity this summer.
Image: Bantug Lake Ranch Facebook page
Bantug Lake Ranch is a park that embodies the serenity and beauty of nature, making it an ideal Bacolod tourist spot. It has a man-made lake, a vast garden, and a swimming pool perfect for people who want to enjoy the lax, peaceful lake while drifting on their boat. The ranch has a boating lagoon, where you can rent your boat for PhP50 and swim for a fee of PhP120. If you feel like riding a horse along with the surrounding grasslands, you can ride one for PhP150, good for 15 minutes. Bantug Lake Ranch is a great place to relax, especially for intimate couples who love to commune with nature for the summer season.
Palmas del Mar Bacolod is one of the go-to resorts for tourists and locals in Bacolod City during the summer season. This five-acre resort offers various amenities such as a five-lane lap pool with slides, two kiddie pools, and a Mediterranean pool with its Jacuzzi. There is also a jogging path and an in-house gym, a well-landscaped garden, and its very own restaurant, all for your care and convenience. The entrance fee goes for PhP60, and the swimming fee is set at PhP130 for regular patrons and a discounted price of PhP100 for children and senior citizens.
Location:St. Francis Village, Brgy. Taculing, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Wednesday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday to Sunday and holidays, 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
The large pool at Forest Park Resort can accommodate 1,000 swimmers.
Image: The Water Garden at Forest Park Resort
The Water Garden at Forest Park Resort in Bacolod City is an ideal venue where you can bring your friends or family members to unwind amidst the tranquility of clear-turquoise water. This Bacolod resort is a cut above the rest because of its enormous swimming pool that can accommodate up to a thousand simultaneous swimmers at any given time. It also has various facilities such as a lazy pool, path walks, gazebos, mini-zoo, villas, canopy trees, and a grand pavilion to house 500 people. The entrance fee, which includes the swimming fee, is PhP120 for adults and PhP100 for children. If you want to stay in the resort overnight, you can rent one of their villas to accommodate up to six people for PhP5,888.
Location:Golden Field Commercial Complex, Bacolod City
Operating Hours:Daily, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
The resort’s Caribbean theme is apparent everywhere!
Image: Caribbean Waterpark and Resotel website
Caribbean Waterpark and Resotel is the place to be if you want to enjoy a peaceful vacation without leaving behind the sophistication and grandeur of the urban scene. The resort’s three marvelous swimming pools have two big slides and an outdoor Jacuzzi. If you go hungry, you can have your meals on the complimentary picnic tables and chairs. Guests can also spend the night in one of their air-conditioned rooms for rent, ranging from PhP2,300 to PhP6,200 a night. However, if you want a more comfortable shelter, nipa huts are also available for rent for only PhP400 (small) and PhP500 (large).
These resorts in Bacolod will surely give you a great time under the sun; don’t forget to protect your skin from UV rays! Have fun!
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This article was originally published in Yoorekka on April 26, 2018.
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