Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Balay Angkan Beachfront Villas, Zambales PH

The sand may brush off,
the salt may wash clean,
the tans may fade,
but the memories will last forever.

Core memory unlocked.

Photo grabbed from Balay Angkan's FB page

There came a point in time when road trips no longer excite me, hello backpains! But when our little one came into our lives, our personal preference took a backseat as her happiness always comes first. In short, we are just living in her world to guide her in a bumpy but exciting ride.

For a quick weekend getaway, we brought her (along with the rest of the family) to Balay Angkan in Cabangan, Zambales. This gorgeous beachfront property just opened last December 2022 and I guarantee you, it will be worth the 5-hour road trip from Manila. 

Weekend promo rate is Php16,000 for the first 10 guests while extra head charge is Php1350 each. Kids aged 5 and below get to stay for free as long as no additional bedding is required.

With its current setting, Balay Angkan is ideal for groups of up to 16 guests with its 2 villas and 2 air-conditioned teepee huts (more huts will be opening soon to accommodate bigger families/groups). The property also boasts of an open pavilion with a modern and fully functioning kitchen and complete dining amenities such as: 

  • 2 Toilet and bath (for common use)
  • 4-door Condura refrigerator
  • Gas and induction stoves
  • Charcoal smoker grill
  • Rice cooker
  • Coffee maker
  • Bread toaster
  • Cooking tools 
  • Tableware
  • Water dispenser
  • Ice maker
Photo grabbed from Balay Angkan's FB page

Photo grabbed from Balay Angkan's FB page

Villa 1 is a well-appointed room which can accommodate up to 4 guests max with 1 queen bed and a trundle bed, air-conditioning, ceiling fan (for extra hot days) toilet & bath with heater, a personal refrigerator and a smart TV with Netflix for an ultimate relaxing experience.

Alternatively, the bigger Villa 2 can sleep up to 6 guests comfortably having been furnished with 2 queen beds, a day bed and a provision for a floor mattress. Other room features are the same with the other villa with the exception of an additional work station - in case you need it.

Photo grabbed from Balay Angkan's FB page

Photo grabbed from Balay Angkan's FB page

Photo grabbed from Balay Angkan's FB page

Balay Angkan does not have an in-house restaurant so best to bring everything you need and cook your meals in their fully-equipped kitchen. Besides, meal preparation, cooking, and washing dishes can also be a great bonding experience for the family!

Tip: Bring snacks, drinks, and prepare a meal plan so you'll bring just enough ingredients with you to minimize food wastage. It also helped that my mom prepared ulam from home so we just needed to reheat it and cooked rice when we arrived in the resort for our late lunch.

Breakfast courtesy of my mom!

Pros: Beachfront property, relaxing ambiance, exclusive booking per group, accommodating and friendly staff/caretaker (thank you Marc and Mae), well-appointed and spotless villas, modern and complete kitchen, unlimited wifi, free use of kayak - truly a gem worth the trip.

Cons: None on the property as we loved every moment we spent in Balay Angkan! The beach on the other hand is not ideal for our little one to play around as it can get pretty rough with strong waves any time of the day. We just made them wore life vests at all times and never near the water if not with us for our peace of mind. The staff also advised us not to use the kayak for guests' safety.


Balay Angkan Beachfront Villas
San Isidro, Cabangan
Zambales, Philippines
Tel.: (63908) 820-5754
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