Before the summer ends and the effects of global warming turn the already unpredictable weather even worse, we took the chance of splashing into the most raved resort in Nasugbu, Batangas today, Canyon Cove Residential Beach Resort. This resort was previously owned by the UCPB group and used to be known as White Cove. The resort went a complete renovation after it was taken by the Canyon Woods group, thus the change in the name as well. Except for the dilapidated buildings situated near the entrance gate of the resort, everything looked different from the time we first visited it in late 2003. The hotel is now fully constructed and there's a huge swimming pool to take pleasure in other than the beach. There's a restaurant where you can have a decent meal without going through the hassle of preparing and bringing your own food. The downside however, is that the food is overly priced! A buffet lunch costs around P450 with very limited food choices. A set meal of grilled foodstuffs (squid, tilapia, chicken) with a glass of iced tea costs P350. These are the only options you have since bringing in of food is prohibited. Unless you're too hungry, the grilled meal is already a good pick. It's just enough to fill your tummy but quite insufficient to satisfy your taste buds.
On the resort's facilities, it's generally clean. The overall landscape is a beauty but not something that will blow you away. The beach view is also nice and serene. When swimming, you have to be watchful of some jellyfish as they might be enjoying the water the same time you do. There's really not much to do inside the resort other than swimming and enjoying the company of family and friends. The only available activities are water sports such as jet ski and kayak. For the kids, there's a small playground to enjoy. The service of some staff was pretty slow specially in the reception area. Nonetheless, the warm and friendly accomodation of Batangueños was there to welcome us.
Canyon Cove Beach Resort is a good place for an out of town summer getaway. The absence of other interesting activities and things to explore will however prevent me in staying overnight. For those who will come from far places like Manila, your preference might be different. Honestly though, among other Nasugbu beach resorts which are open to public, there's no better choice than here.
Canyon Cove Residential Beach Resort
Brgy. Wawa, Nasugbu, Batangas
Tel. #: 5206400
Day Tour: P350 adults, P200 kids (with P150 consumables for food & bev)
Updated post on Canyon Cove - read here