COI.PH: The Best Modern Japanese Staycation

As we drove down the one-lane back road to Coi.PH, I was as excited as a child on Christmas Eve. I was confident that the family would love this staycation because we love modern Japanese food and interiors, my friend Tina had highly recommended it, and it was created by the people behind Qiwellness Living. … Continue reading COI.PH: The Best Modern Japanese Staycation

A Journey into Taal Volcano’s Crater! (Photo Essay)

by Monique Tendencia Taal Volcano is perhaps one of the most well-known and easily recognizable volcanoes in the Philippines – and rightly so. Taal Volcano’s unique structure and location make it a constant backdrop and conversation starter. Inside the crater is a tiny island called Vulcan Point. Its uniqueness remains solely on the fact that … Continue reading A Journey into Taal Volcano’s Crater! (Photo Essay)

CAMP NETANYA: Santorini-inspired Resort & Spa in Batangas!

Camp Netanya Resort & Spa is a luxurious Greek-themed resort situated on the tropical paradise of Anilao, Batangas. Here you can enjoy a little piece of Greece–soak in their pools, indulge in their Mediterranean fare, stay in their Santorini-inspired villas–all with a touch of warm Filipino hospitality. We love the resort for its family friendly … Continue reading CAMP NETANYA: Santorini-inspired Resort & Spa in Batangas!

Taal Volcano: Guide to 45-minute Trekking Adventure to Crater Lake (via Private Route)!

Taal Volcano is an island within a lake, on an island within a lake, on an island! Did you get that? 😛 Just an hour away from Manila, this geological wonder is the smallest active volcano in the world. But despite being famous and all, we found that most Filipinos have a hard time locating the … Continue reading Taal Volcano: Guide to 45-minute Trekking Adventure to Crater Lake (via Private Route)!

Taal Yacht Club: Sailing 101 with Peter Capotosto

When JoMag invited us to have a sailing session in Taal Yacht Club during our monthly mastermind meeting, we were all excited and immediately blocked off our schedule for it. Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect, what to bring, and what are the preparations needed for it. It turned out to be an awesome … Continue reading Taal Yacht Club: Sailing 101 with Peter Capotosto

Kawayan Cove Photography Class

Here is an official invitation to Bloggers who would like to learn photography skills with an excellent subject like Bamboo Beach! Please let me know if you would like to join this photo class by texting me +63917-LOVEOAP (5683627). It is sponsored by Kawayan Cove so it is FREE to join but you need to be a blogger or photographer to join this activity.

The Blooming of Playa Calatagan


In the case of Playa Calatagan, there will be a public beach area and a private pool/ clubhouse area for lot owners. … Just to give you a flavor of how much it would cost to enjoy a day trip in Playa Calatagan: Pool Usage Fee: Lot Owner & Dependents (P100/ Adult, P50/ Child). Guests (P200/adult, P100/ child) Towel & Shower Fee Rental (P70) Whole Body Massage (P350/ 1hour) Cabana Usage Fee: Week days: Pool Cabanas (Small | Medium | Large) — We love the pool cabanas, it is like having your private jacuzzi in the cabana. 9am-1:00pm (P200 | P300 | P400) 1:00pm-6:00pm (P200 | P300 | P400) 9am – 6:00pm (P400 | P600 | P800) Garden Cabanas (Medium) — We love the 2nd floor garden cabanas because of the privacy it offers. 9am-1:00pm (P300 ) 1:00pm-6:00pm (P300) 9am – 6:00pm (P600) Weekends/ Holidays: Pool Cabanas (Small | Medium | Large) 9am-1:00pm (P300 | P500 | P700) 1:00pm-6:00pm (P300 | P500 | P700) 9am – 6:00pm (P600 | P1,000 | P1,400) Garden Cabanas (Medium) 9am-1:00pm (P500 ) 1:00pm-6:00pm (P500) 9am – 6:00pm (P1000) Golden Calatagan Sunset at Playa Calatagan Beach Club Complex is open from: 9am-6pm on Tuesday to Friday 9am-7pm on Saturday to Sunday.

[Kawayan Cove #2] Kawayan Cove Mystery Revealed


The 650 meter wide Bamboo beach is 80% private and 20% public area that can only be accessed via boat and through this resort. It is a fabled beach because for years, this was the secret white beach in Nasugbu and kudos to the family for maintaining the beach so well. … It is definitely a serene, secluded and secured beach escape which could be interpreted as boring if you like the night life or looking for some cool happenings in this resort.

[Kawayan Cove #1] Bamboo Beach @ Kawayan Cove


Gradient: perfectly gradual slope Waves: calm and small waves action Currents: No noticeable currents near the shoreline Underwater obstructions: Mostly sand, and some rocks near the edges Marine life: Plenty of fishes that you can feed.
… Beach Evaluation Guide by Allen Staley Technically the beach maybe defined as the area from the shoreline up to the natural sand area and if developed/landscaped shaded with other amenities up to 50 meters beyond the natural sand area. … The only finer white sand beaches I have seen are in Palawan and it took a microscope before one could say for sure which sand was finer and whiter.

Kainan sa Dalampasigan!

I must admit this place has been in existence for a long time now, but they just renovated recently so during my first visit — I was happy to find this garden place. Of course, this wouldn’t compare with Sonja’s garden or Antonio’s but you can say that this is more of a provincial version of a garden leaning towards a rustic feel to its ambiance. I was just excited to see the hanging vines and I took a picture above to remind me of the opening welcome scene when you arrive at this place.