After a two-hour tour around the island, we were finally brought to our home in Balesin. We chose the Filipino-themed village since we wanted to be closer to the beach and the clubhouse. Members are given 14 free nights annually or pay Php15,000 per villa in excess of the free accommodation.
Aside from its close proximity to the beach, what I loved about our Balesin villa is how enormous and luxurious it is! Measuring a total of 100sqm., the villa can comfortably sleep up to four people without feeling cramped and confined. Tip: Request a villa nearest to the beach so you can wake up to a beautiful and uninterrupted view of the crystal blue waters of Lamon Bay.
When I say luxurious, I meant sleeping in a plush king-sized bed, watching your favorite shows in the LED television with Cignal digital cable, drinking coffee or tea courtesy of the complimentary CBTL machine, choosing where to shower between an indoor or outdoor (still private) bath, enjoying the sunset in a huge day bed and relaxing in your own personal whirlpool tub.
Yes, life may not be fair at times but its still good. And when you're given the opportunity to travel to places and experience things as beautiful, extravagant and lavish as Balesin is, you'll just have to be thankful then pinch yourself to check that this is indeed true and you're not just daydreaming.
Balesin Island Club
Lamon Bay, Polillo
Quezon Province, Philippines
Tel.: (632) 998-9521