Hello Summer!

Can you feel the heat? Summer is here! To kick start this sunny and hot season, our family went to the nearest resort to our home – Club Manila East. We actually booked tickets to Bohol for a 4-day stay from March 5-8. But, due to Arjay’s schedule (it’s Fire Prevention Month in the Philippines – a busy month for fire fighters), we had to cancel our trip to Bohol and just settled with an overnight stay in Club Manila East.

It’s Kelly’s first try at a real pool. I thought she’d cry her lungs out with the cold water and vast space full of water that rises way beyond her height, but she actually enjoyed it! She especially enjoyed the beach waves since there was another baby with a family playing with her. Too bad I didn’t have an underwater camera with me then. I could have recorded Kelly and the other baby crawling across side of the wave pool.

We are frequent visitors of Club Manila East. We usually rent the Doña Luz Villa (PHP 3,300/night) since we often go there as a group. But, since it’s just Arjay, Kelly, and I, we decided to try out the Don Renato Villa (PHP 3,050/night). Doña Luz Villas can comfortably accommodate up to four to six people (you have to pay extra if you exceed two guests per room). It has its own mini-kitchen, dining area, two beds, one sofa bed, and a bathroom with a tub. Don Renato Villas, on the other hand, can accommodate two people. All Don Renato Villas have their own private mini-pools.

Guests, however, can choose to go on a day trip for PHP 375/person. There are huts and cabins for rent so bag storage won’t be a problem. They also have clean shower rooms for day trippers.

Club Manila East is our go-to place every time boredom strikes the household. It’s a convenient location for those residing in the Rizal area plus they have numerous pools and activities for guests of all ages. I do not advise you to go here on a weekend, though, since the resort is usually packed on weekends (especially now that it’s summer).

Kimberley Reyes

Kimberley Reyes is an Online Business Manager for entrepreneurs who are ready to get off the hamster wheel and step into their CEO shoes. On top of helping her clients get organized and scale their businesses, she is also happily busy raising her five kids with her firefighter husband.

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