With 7,107 islands and having the fourth-longest coastline in the world, beaches in the Philippines come in many forms and sizes, from small desert islands to pink-sand beaches.
The northern Island of Luzon is no exception to this, and also hosts several of the country’s most exclusive beach getaways, where you could rub elbows with the country and the region’s elite.
Just less than 3 hours away from Manila by land, the Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature club is a beach resort community in Morong, Bataan. The upscale resort was developed and master planned for weekend getaways.
Access to accommodations at Anvaya are strictly for members only; shares to the beach club cost tens of thousands of dollars, and available shares to purchase are hard to come by these days.
Amenities at Anvaya include the Casitas, Bamboo Café, Tower Bar and Veda Spa.
Anvaya is also a treat for nature lovers, as the hilly terrain of the resort coupled with breathtaking views of the seas and mountains make for a great trekking and bird watching experience. Out to the sea, the resort offers wakeboarding, water skiing, kayaking, snorkeling and discovery diving.
South of Manila and part of the Roxas family estate, Punta Fuego is a seaside residential resort inspired by Fisher Island in Miami. Composed of twelve beach coves, the resort justs out to the sea covering about 150 hectares of land.
Accommodations for members at Punta Fuego include luxurious casitas and sunset suites with commanding views of the west sea.
Punta Fuego has just recently opened its Marina Services with its own Yacht Club. Among its services are berthing, storage, fuel refilling, repair and maintenance, brokerage and rentals. The Punta Fuego Yacht Club also has a bar and restaurant for its exclusive use.
Pico de Loro
A resort development by one of the country’s mall magnates, Pico de Loro Beach Club is the only resort club that can uniquely boast of a direct link and transfers from and to one of the world’s largest malls. Set by the west Philippines Sea at Hamilo Coast, Pico de Loro is a haven for foodies, adventure seekers and for those who simply desire a relaxing and quiet time.
Dining facilities at Pico de Loro include a restaurant, a café and an open-air bar. Shower and locker rooms were also built, including one for kids.
Adventure seekers and nature lovers will surely enjoy the roster of activities the resort has lined-up for them; the include mountain trekking, cycling, swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing and a boat tour.
For those looking into a relaxing stay, Pico de Loro offers massage services available from 7:30 in the morning to 8:00 in the evening.