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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Caylabne Bay Resort, Ternate Cavite

When hubby went on a company sponsored 3-day summer outing at Puerto Galera, I felt depression setting in. Hey, I just gave birth barely a week and post-partum depression is a reality so i felt like i needed to be out of manila enjoying the sand,sun and sea never mind if hubby is not around. After all, he didn't invite the family to go with him. So i surfed the net for the nearest beach resort and i got Puerto Azul and Caylabne Bay both in Cavite. My first choice was originally Puerto Azul but reading about the comments of people who have there recently says that it has fallen into a state of disrepair and besides Caylabne has a better website so the decision on where to go is already made for me.
I called on the number listed on their website and eventhough it is saturday, somebody answered and entertained my call courteously. I didn't know that Caylabne bay is by membership only but this time they have a day-tour package for 5 persons for 2,500 inclusive of lunch and so i immediately booked 2 day tour package. Since we didn't have a car, hubby brought the car with him, again i surfed the net for vehicles for rent and i chanced upon a rent-a-car agency based in makati FILCAR(02-8178346). The rate was 3,500 for a 10-hour rent, the unit was an innova, i have to shoulder the toll fees, driver meals, fuel and parking fees. Overtime pay is at 200 per hour in excess of the 10 hours. Not bad since all the other numbers i did call offered much higher rates. Besides, they have been in business for so long and when i did visit their office in Makati their operations manager was very accomodating and assured me that their drivers have been with them for a long period of time and so are road and trustworthy.
Having accomplished my deed for the day, the family and I attended the anticipated mass at megamall and after which we had dinner at Kamayan. Early the next morning, we woke up early excited for the trip to Caylabne. The driver was prompt at 6:30, we stopped for gas(800), and also breakfast at the Petron Pit stop at Slex Mc donalds. We thoroughly enjoyed the drive towards Caylabne, especially the part in maragondon towards ternate, enjoyed Caylabne also, enjoyed everything even though i wasn't able to take a dip because i stayed with baby marga just enjoying the wind and the sights, and people watching. The kids are just so happy never mind the scorching sun. We went home tired but very happy. It maybe true that money can't buy you happiness but the experiences you get because you have money to spend is close enough to giving you happiness especially if the experiences are shared with your loved ones. Hey, i maybe a few bucks poorer and jobless at the moment but i totally don't regret these bonding moments. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Enjoy some photos that we took...


  1. This is a pretty awesome resort, never been to there before but definitely will check the place out on my next Mindoro trip. Great pictures by the way, Thanks!

  2. Hi! The photos were taken using my trusted samsung s7330 mobile phone with only 3megapixel.