We love BALESIN! We were the last people who visited the island before it was closed and developed by Alphaland. We captured that trip here: [Balesin Island#1] Come Away With Me to a Balesin Escape [Balesin Island#2] Where in the Philippines is Balesin? [Balesin Island#3] What to do in Balesin? We finally went back recently, … Continue reading BALESIN ISLAND (ALPHALAND): Food Tripping Around the World in 7 Beach Resort Paradises!
I wrote an article on Balesin and hopefully it will be published soon in a new Travel/ Lifestyle Magazine. It will be a Nov/Dec issue and will be released by the end of October. … Thanks to the managing editor for fulfilling one of my dreams of being published 🙂 Can you guess what’s the name of this new magazine?
There are sports facilities in the resort which you can enjoy which includes: Beach Volleyball, Table Tennis, Tennis and a 6-hole golf course.
…The latter one is the best (if you know how to ride a bike) where in you can really enjoy exploring the island at your own time and pace. … It was nice to see this rocky tip but the waves on the other side of the island is normally strong so be careful.
In the Balesin Brochures, it would say that this is 3 hours away ( they forgot to put “at night” ) but if you leave manila at 6am, I would guarantee you, it would take you 4 hours at least.
…Here are the breakdown of the fees: Parking Fee — P10 Entrance Fee — P10 Terminal Fee — P3 53 hours parking — P125 Total: P143 pesos I suggest that you bring a car cover to protect your car from the heat and as a deterrent for people who might be tempted to steal your car’s contents. … Every time we stayed in the room, either we are taking a bath or sleeping 🙂 One problem though was that at night, people can see you inside so you had to bring down the roman shades to give you privacy but blocks the cool wind.
Everything was deliciously fried– fried fish galore, the rice was mostly hard as if it was yesterday’s leftover rice (yeah, it should have been made sinangag), the fried squid was as hard as stone, the soup was always oily, vegetables were tired, and the proudly made Balesin brownies have burned bottoms. … Just a word of caution on estimated hours of travel in any of the published marketing websites of these kinds of resorts: Always add + 1 hour to their estimated times because the quoted estimates are always based on ideal conditions driving at night when there is no traffic or when the waves are calm. … Since I like long driving, we decided to drive all the way to the Atimonan port (180kms away from Manila) so we were able to save on our 3 days/ 2 nights package which cost for us P7,000/head.