Showing posts with label beach. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beach. Show all posts

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Good Dress Up One Weekend: Bataan Getaway. ELENABLOG

There's nothing like spending quality time with family while observing Holy Week traditions on a serene weekend. Ever since were little kids, we spend holy week in Bataan. I guess its just our go-to place whenever one calls for a beach trip.

Since holy week fell on a weekend, everyone was available to go and have some quality time away from the busy streets of Manila. Bataan is a 4-5 hour drive from the city. A lot of historical events took place in this province and there are numerous beaches that you can visit. This is our family's favourite place to go on a quick vacay.

We love going to the West Nuk beach in Morong, Bataan. Its an exclusive beach resort for NAPOCOR employees who are staying in their housing village in Bagac, Bataan. My uncle works for the company so we always visit the place. 

Its not your ideal kind of beach with all the powdery white sand and clear blue waters. The water is clean, the sand is not that white but the beach is peaceful and not too crowded. 

Sand between my toes, sea breeze and a bottle of beer is always a good idea.

One piece swimsuit, FREEWAY

It's the boyfriend's first time to tag along with the whole family for a quick vacay. Good thing he had a great time! hehe

Of course, my favourite part of our beach trip is visiting Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. Each year, this place offers new attractions and services that makes staying here worthwhile, worth the money, time and effort.

They keep on building new structures and buildings that shows and preserves the old Philippines feel. This what makes this place unique from all the modern resorts and hotels.

romper, slip ons, FOREVER 21 | sunglasses, SUNNIES BY CHARLIE | hat, bought in CAMBODIA

The best part is always the beach. I particularly love this beach because of the huge waves. Unlike the other beaches in Bataan, this beach is fun because we enjoyed fighting the waves. Of course, what's a visit to the beach without the amazing sunset? Always a magnificent view.

one piece, COTTON ON | sunglasses, SUNNIES BY CHARLIE

a little cheese won't hurt hehe


I've got to give it to the boyfriend for taking amazing photos! Sorry love, but I'm grateful! You're the best!

Look how this place just magically lit up when the sun sets. Amazing. 

You can watch cultural dances in Las Casas too! Definitely a trip down memory lane.

This was our last full day in Bataan, the next day we just had a quick swim in the pool and went back to Manila already.

swimsuit, I LOVE KOI | sunglasses, SUNNIES BY CHARLIE | cap, H&M
Told you it was a quick getaway, but its good to have an R & R from time to time. 

top,skirt, FOREVER 21 | watch, MICHAEL KORS | cap, H&M | sunglasses, SUNNIES BY CHARLIE
There are actually a lot of places to see in Bataan, but if you just wanna lounge by the pool and hit the beach, this might be a good itinerary for you.

I'm excited to share my next beach trip with you guys! Keep in touch!


Monday, November 16, 2015

Good Dress Up Summer In November. ELENABLOG

Hi! It's been a while and I'm saving the time and effort for blog posts that could help your next vacation or fashion issue. 

Anyway, I was away last weekend. Had the time to de-stress and relax by the beach. Don't you just love the smell of new white sheets in your hotel room? Good room service, great resort food, clean swimming pool and clear beach water? Ahhh thinking about these things makes me wanna book another quick vacay again!

Anyway, we went to Thunderbird Resorts and Casino Poro Point in La Union last weekend. It's my first time to visit a Thunderbird resort. They have one in Rizal as well. It's quite expensive to book a room but it's totally worth it. I mean the ambiance, the Santorini feel of the resort is amazing! An overnight stay is not enough! LOL

The moment we got to the gate of the resort, I was in awe! The place looks really nice and peaceful! Perfect when you're all stressed out with work and you wanna clear your mind *ehem* LOL Plus the white and blue Santorini like structures looks really refreshing, plus they super look nice in photos! Every corner of the resort is instagram worthy! ;)

The photo above is their 5ft. swimming pool. See the little dome by the bridge? That's a mini bar! You can order smoothies, cocktails and other alcoholic drinks and drink it by the pool. How nice! Maybe that's why the pool is just 5ft., it's made for plain chilling out and enjoying each other's company.

See what I'm talking about? I can't believe there's a place like this in North Luzon!

This is me having drinks with my love. hihi 

swimsuit, I LOVE KOI | sunglasses, FOREVER 21

I feel so giddy that my swimsuit matches the place. LOL 

Way up there is our hotel room! and obviously our view is their amazing pool and beach! AAHHHH!

bluetooth speaker, NUDE @ Beyond The Box

We got there Sunday around lunchtime and a lot of people are checking out already that's why there weren't much people during our stay. It seems like we rented the place! HAHA Good thing I brought my mini bluetooth speaker so we could still listen to music while swimming. 

Monday morning never felt this good! I've always hated Mondays because it's the first day of work in a week but this time, I fell in love with Monday. Seeing this view the moment you got out of bed is amazing!

I'm loving the white and blue interiors I wanna take them home! LOL

We had our breakfast at Olives Restaurant and they had different choices for breakfast, we chose the Filipino breakfast. Longganisa, scrambled egg, tomatoes, garlic rice and atchara. The breakfast is complete because before they served our main dish, they served us hot bread, muffins, cinnamon, butter, juice and coffee! I'm an ultimate breakfast girl so I really enjoyed this meal! 

We decided to hit the beach Monday morning because we wanna be there early so we went there around 8am and we're the only ones at the beach! Perfect time to take photos hihi!

The shore might look rocky (well it is) but we were amazed with the water because it was so clear! We're so bummed that our underwater camera went out of battery the time we're there! 

off shoulder top, STYLE STUNNER MANILA | bikini bottom, EIKA | sunglasses, FOREVER 21


My favourite view hihi <3 p="">

bikini top, ROMWE | bikini bottom, EIKA | sunglasses, FOREVER 21

There's a funny story behind these photos. So we're the first ones at the beach then few minutes after a lifeguard came to watch over us. Then Mon asked the lifeguard to take our photos then he said, "Sige po, wala akong magawa eh!" He's bored so he wants to take our photos instead. He even asked us to pose in different places by the beach! HAHA Thanks Kuya! :)

After swimming at the beach, we went to the pool for the last time. 

FYI, The same lifeguard took this photo of us. hahaha Many thanks to Kuya this was really a nice shot!

Before we left the resort, we had lunch first at Olives Restaurant.

We had "Devilled Chicken" and Roast Pork with mashed potatoes, garlic rice and vegetables. Both meals were delicious! They served free bread with garlic butter while waiting.

Thunderbird's famous ceiling mural.

Over all, our stay at Thunderbird Resort Poro Point was great and worthwhile! Even though our stay was quick, we got to enjoy their facilities. We even went to visit their Casino at night and had dinner at Vegas Restaurant. I recommend Thunderbird resort for your next get away with family, friends and loved ones. The money that you're going to spend is worth it.

Feel free to drop some questions on the comment section below if you want to ask me about anything related to my trip! I'd be happy to help! :)

Thank you Tin and Awin for this trip! :)

Photos by Raymond Tagle Jr.