Location: Block 4 Lot 1, Waterfront Road, Moonbay Marina Complex, Central Business District, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales
Operating hours: 24/7
Estimated travel time: From Manila, 3-3.5 hours via commute; 2.5-3 hours via private car
Recommended budget: From PhP6,600 for Aqua Room for two; from PhP7,700 for Aqua Terrace for two; from PhP8,800 for Aqua Veranda for two; from PhP9,900 for Aqua Spa and Aqua Veranda Suite for two
For the Lighthouse Marina Resort, love is the name of the game: love for tourism, for our natural assets, and for each other. That’s why it remains a top destination for couples and partners.
For the three-story boutique hotel, love starts with their rooms which they call “Aquas.” Their distinct Italian-inspired ambiance offers a beautiful bayfront view perfect for two. Each room is also equipped with Ultra HD TV, premium mini-bars, Wi-Fi, and plush private baths, with the Aqua Spa Suite even having its own deluxe modern Jacuzzi.
Book a dinner date at the Sands Resto Grill, or grab a nightcap for two at the 720 Bar, which offers a panorama of Subic’s shore from the lounge. You can even arrange a Dinner to Remember or a Romantic Rendezvous with the staff, which includes a romantic set-up, bouquet of flowers, and your own butler. You can request for live musicians, a luxury yacht chart, and even your very own fireworks display.
Tip: You can also book your romantic dinner atop the lighthouse balcony!
How to get to Lighthouse Marina Resort: via commute: ride a bus going to Olongapo City from terminals in Cubao, Pasay, or Caloocan, and get off at the end of the route at the APO Monument. From there, you can take a taxi that will take you directly to Lighthouse Marina Resort; via private car: enter NLEX and take the exit after Dau going to SCTEX. At the end of the expressway, head towards Subic-Tipo Expressway, turn right to Rizal Highway at the next junction, straight through the bridge, then turn left onto Burgos Street, right onto Canal Road, then left onto Labitan Street. At the end, turn right onto Dewey Avenue, then make a left at the Ministop. Turn left onto Waterfront Road, and right at the first intersection, Lighthouse Marina Resort should be straight ahead.
Whether it’s an adrenaline-fueled adventure or a laid-back leisure time on a beachside resort, Subic certainly knows how to make Christmas memories for your whole family!
This article was originally published in Yoorekka on December 11, 2019.