Summer: Pina Colina Resort
The heat of summer is still on full blast. You can feel it right when you step out of your house in the morning, it's unbearable! Have to find ways to keep things cool, and since it's summer break and the kids are at home, you gotta start looking for fun activities to do with them while beating the heat at the same time. One of my smartest friends (mr. Google) who knows almost anything lead me to this wonderful place. I was searching for a resort that was nearby and this popped up in the search results. It's in Tagaytay and it has a pool! So this will do wonders in cooling us off! The name of this resort is Pina Colina which means Pineapple hills. It was called this because the place that it was built on is a pineapple plantation on top of a hill.
A couple minutes drive from Tagaytay rotonda is all it takes to get here. It's a little pass the Tagaytay Market, located on a steep hill. You really can't miss the place since you can see part of it from the main road below, or you can ask some locals for directions.
Since it was just me and my hubby and two little kids, we opted for their Studio deluxe room with AC. It was 2,350 pesos for an overnight stay (2pm-12nn) but i had to pay an extra 500 pesos for my son who is alittle over 3 feet tall, kids 3 feet and under stay free.
The view going to the room was breathtaking! Mountains in the background and the beautiful blue skies above, the room was perfect. It has everything you will be needing even though you won't be spending that much time in the room, it's good to know you're well thought of. It has two beds, a dining table, AC and an electric fan, a kitchen complete with kitchenware and a gas range, it even has a rice cooker, a bathroom with hot and cold water, a personal ref, heck it even had a small backyard! Oh it also has free Wi-fi!
Free wi-fi, though it only reaches upto the porch of the units.
Backyard,you can do som BBQ-ing out back
side, stairs lead to the rooms upstairs
beds,small but comfy
Kitchen, you can cook your own food!
Main entrance and closet
Air conditioner and electric fan, yeah like you're gonna be needing it in Tagaytay
Perfect size for a family of four
Dining table, we had our lunch outside though
There's the room that we stayed in. They have other rooms depending on the size/number of guests, all are affordable, some even have bedrooms of their own. I recommend the studio deluxe because of it's price and because of it's size, you're only going to be using the room to sleep in at night anyways, and the beds are perfect.
A brief walk around the resort and this is what you will see. I have to mention that is was very quiet on the day we went there,not that many guests were checked-in on that day. Made it much more relaxing.
Here's a tour around the part of the resort that holds the rooms/houses/units.
Mountains in the background
I swear you can mistake these for houses.
Entrance to the resort, left side-rooms, right side-pool
Did i mention it being so breathtaking?!
The view from our porch
Now here's the resort part of the resort XD This is where we spent most of our stay here, from swimming to dining. Sun up to sun down.
The pool, about 5 ft. deep and it was freezing cold! Dining room on top
Dining room and function hall
View of the Jacuzzi (partially hidden) and another view of the dining room
A small waterfall by the pool
Another awesome view of the pool and the mountains in the background
No spitting, urinating,blowing nose, spouting water or DEPOSITING FOREIGN MATTER ( i wonder what the last part means?)
Dining room balcony
Beautiful flowers everywhere
Balcony for siteseeing
The pool at night
You have to see the place to appreciate it's beauty. The pool was calming and relaxing, it was cold, but not too cold, the dining room on top made it much more comfortable being in the shade while taking a dip. It's a small pool, i wonder how crowded this gets when all the rooms are occupied. Here's some more pics of the resort.
Town houses that are under construction
a view of the parking area
a view of the rooms/houses/units/town homes
The jacuzzi from outside
Slide and monkey bars
Park at your own risk?
These fruits look like small winnie the pooh's, i wonder what they're called?
Are you in love with the resort yet? Well for me it was love at first sight!
Next up, food! Here's what we had for lunch and dinner.
Menu (click for full size)
Service was fast, food was alright, A little on the expensive side since you really don't get that much served. If you don't like anything on the menu you can always bring your own food or cook your own food.
On a scale of 10, with 10 being perfect, i would give this resort an 8. Really not that much to complain about but i had a few. Wifi throughout the resort was slow and weak. You have to sit on the porch to get a decent signal. The food menu didn't have that much choices in it. The pool is a little too small. Oh well, that's all i had to complain about, no biggie. Still wa a relaxing stay, and the kids had a blast, i'd visit this place again, actually, i want to visit it again soon!
Next time you want to have a weekend getaway with the fam, i would highly recommend this place. Perfect view, perfect wealther and most of all, it was nice and quiet. I'll leave you off with some pics of us having a wonderful time at Pina Colina Resort.
Having a blast!
Wish you were here
Beach babe LOL
My wonderful family
Thanks for reading, questions are welcomed, leave a comment. Good day!
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