Tuesday last week when we went to Nasugbu, Batangas to have family fun at the Canyon Cove. We have reserved two adjacent rooms two weeks before this trip. Honestly I had little expectations of this place as there were bad reviews all over the internet. In fact, I had to call once a week just to make sure that the two rooms were still reserved under my name as I’ve read somewhere of an incident where they reserved but had no room when they got there.
We went to the place even if we were not sure how to get to Canyon Cove. Surprisingly, it was not hard to find and we didn’t get lost. At SLEX, we had to exit at Sta. Rosa and then just go to Tagaytay. Upon reaching the Tagaytay Junction, we turned right. (The advice we got was if we’re faced with two options, we should always choose to turn right.) We somehow got to Barangay Wawa, and at the left side of the arch (“Thank you”) just before leaving the Barangay is the path going to the resort.
We got there at 11am. We knew that check in time is at 3pm, still, I went to the concierge to check in and we were happy to be informed that the rooms were available and we can check in early. Wifi is available at the lobby so I had a chance to share a photo via Instagram.
Like I requested, our rooms are adjacent. The room on our left had two twin beds and one bay bed. I could say that the room can accommodate 5 petite persons (or 2 couples and 1 person). While the room on our right had a king size bed and one bay bed, which can accommodate 4-5 persons (a family of 3, or maybe 4 if we’re talking about 2 kids; and 1 person to use the bay bed).
King size bed:
For the bathroom, well I must commend that there was a phone beside the toilet seat which is very essential for emergencies (this can save lives as there are old people that have heart attack while on the john and no one can hear them) but my daughter noticed and asked “where’s the bidet?“. Even a four-year-old noticed this inconvenience. There were only 3 towels available even if they say that a room is good for 4 pax.
We were able to sneak in some lunch. Well, I think the bag inspectors didn’t mind that there were some food inserted in some of the t shirts in our bags. But we saw a family holding a couple of grocery bags and was told that food (that much I guess) can not be brought inside the resort. I couldn’t blame the inspectors as the food were so obvious, can be seen through those grocery bags and the bags were just so many.
After lunch, we decided to check the playground in front of the pools. But it was too hot, the kids didn’t want to play at the playground. They opted to just play with the sand.
We waited until 3pm before we finally jumped in to the pools. The pools are great! What I love most is aside from the kiddie pool, they have a baby pool about 1 foot deep. The use of cabana is free for those people who are staying at the resort (as opposed to day tour).
I also checked the beach. It was white sand alright but still, there were small rocks and shells on the sand, you wouldn’t want to walk barefoot on it. There’s kayak, jet ski and banana boat for rent, which I know is good news for the adventurous ones.
At around 5pm, we decided to have our snack in our rooms. We went down to stroll around and swim again at around 7pm and left the pools to have our dinner at around 9pm. (Because we were told we can only order food from 9pm onwards, I’m not sure why. I know this would be bad news for other people. What if you are so hungry at 7pm? Your only choice is to avail of the buffet.)
We ordered some pancit canton at P220 each and pancit bihon at P200. Each order is good for two people only. I’m not sure if I was hungry but I found it tasty.
The next day, we woke up early as the complimentary breakfast is available from 6am to 10am only. And we plan to swim again before we check out at exactly 12 noon. The food was so-so, most tasted bland.
Since it was Holy Wednesday, there was no bacon. Instead, choices were sardines, beef tapa, scrambled eggs and salted eggs. The only available was banana ketchup, they had no tomato ketchup. Desserts were fruit salad and gelatin. There was coffee, juice and cereals.
We called the concierge so they can send a cart to get our bags for check out at around 11am. Overall, I can say our stay was better than I have expected and better than most of the reviews that I saw over the internet.
Four stars out of five.