Saturday, February 17, 2018

Canyon Cove Trip 2018

The first time that we went to Canyon Cove was in 2014 when I was still pregnant with Jeron. Johan barely remembers that since he was just 3 years old then. Canyon Cove is the only Batangas resort that we've been to and we really liked the facilities and the huge rooms. So, I convinced my husband that we go back to Canyon Cove to celebrate both our birthdays.

I checked Metrodeal first to see if they have a deal for Canyon Cove. They do have but check-in days are only during Wednesdays. So, I searched online to look for voucher sellers and I stumbled upon Canyon Cove Vouchers on Facebook. I am very careful on buying anything online because of the many scammers that are lurking but upon checking this page's ratings and feedback from previous guests, I was convinced that they are legit. I messaged the page admin, inquired about their vouchers, sent payment and waited for them to send me the actual voucher. The voucher arrived 2 days after I sent my payment. The page admins were very courteous and they answered all my queries as soon as they can. On the day of our trip, they even sent me a message wishing us a safe trip and a great vacation. Talk about great customer service!

Initially, we planned on having lunch in Kainan sa Dalampsigan. I've heard great reviews about the ambiance and the food. But, when we got there, an event was being held so we had no choice but to dine somewhere else. Unfortunately, we did not find another restaurant as we were driving towards the resort so we decided to just eat at the resort's restaurant after we were checked in.

Our voucher states that check-in time is at 3 pm. We arrived at 2 pm and was immediately assigned a room. However, I noticed that those who brought Metrodeal vouchers were made to wait. I'm not sure if it has anything to do with the voucher that I bought or they have a different process for Metrodeal purchased ones.

We were assigned a room at the Lower Level. It would have been okay since it was closer to the pool and the beach, but we had an issue with the window shutters which were not closing all the way through. We were not comfortable with the idea that people passing by will see us sleeping or lounging in our room. So, I asked the front desk for a different room to which they obliged and were very apologetic with our first room assignment. Two thumbs up for acknowledging your client's needs and acting on it.

We were transferred to a room on the 4th floor. It was very far from the beach and other amenities but with a view like this, I am not complaining!

When we were settled in our new room, we immediately went down to have our very late lunch. We ordered Garlic Rice, Bulalo Steak, Daing na Bangus, a glass of Iced Tea and one bottle of San Mig Light. Our bill amounted to around 1200 pesos.

While the husband is enjoying his bottle of beer, I took the kids to the playground. It was so humid that day but these kids didn't mind that at all. They had the playground to themselves and were just too happy to even take notice of the sun.

When they got tired, we went back to get hubby and we all walked up to our hotel room to change. The kids were so excited to get to the beach!

I brought beach toys and bubbles for the boys and they were having so much fun in the beach until it was starting to get dark already and we had to move to the pool. Johan was ecstatic as he loved to swim now while Jeron wanted to stay at beach. We don't have much photos at the pool as I went in to swim with my boys. 

When they got tired of swimming we dried up and went back to our room to bathe and change into dry clothes. We rested for a bit then went down again to have dinner. I remember the first time that we went there, there was only one barbecue kiosk that was selling, well, barbecues. Now, there are three more food kiosks - a buko juice stand, bibingka kiosk and another one selling an assortment of snacks. The boys didn't want rice so we ordered crispy chicken pops for them to share, I ordered some sort of misua and hubby ordered bibingkas.

We put the kids to sleep as soon as we went back to our room while the hubby and I stayed awake and watched a bit of TV. I finally dozed off around 12 midnight and was awake at 4 am. I didn't even have to wait for my alarm to go off. It was a good thing because I remembered that I wanted to do a time lapse video of the sunrise. That's one off my bucket list! 

When Johan woke up, I told him to change into his swim clothes and we went down to take photos. Hubby and Jeron followed soon enough so we can all spend more time taking photos, swimming and staying at the beach before we check out. 

It was a very wonderful trip with my boys. Husband and I were very anxious prior to this trip because our boys can get pretty rowdy and we didn't know if we'd survive this trip but we did and we all had fun! Canyon Cove is still our favorite resort in Batangas and we will definitely plan another trip soon!

For vouchers, I highly recommend Ise and Ida. They are selling vouchers for Canyon Cove in Nasugbu, Canyon Woods - The Peak Hotel in Tagaytay and Canyon de Boracay in Station 2 Boracay Island. Please tell them you heard about them from me. Here are their contact details:

Facebook Page: Canyon Cove Vouchers
Mobile: 0906 257 6479

Also, if it's not too much to ask, would you please like our photo on their page (link below) because we are joining their annual contest to win a free stay in any of the Canyon resort of our choice!

Like our photo here: Photo entry of Tabora Family

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