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4.17.2014

A Weekend in Paradise.

Whenever Mum comes home for her annual vacation, we make it a point to spend a day or two at the beach. You see, we're a family of beach bums, and my Mum, who spent most of her childhood and teenage years in Subic, practically grew up by the sea.

For this particular beach trip (which happened about two weeks ago), we decided to go somewhere close by since my grandmother will be travelling with us. That means Subic, Bataan, and most definitely Pagudpud were out of the picture. And so we ended up choosing Sariaya, which is about an hour and a half away from where we live. My sister, who acts as the family's travel planner, chose Paraiso Beach Resort for our weekend getaway.
Welcome to Paradise!
'Paraiso', by the way, is the Filipino word for 'paradise'. And I guess there's no better word to describe a scenery such as this.
Ahhh, the beach! :)
More of Paraiso after the jump! :)
Nestled in the heart of Sariaya, Quezon, Paraiso is a full service resort that offers great personal service, comfort, and value for money. The resort is ideal for families on vacation, and spacious enough for company outings.
My niece hanging out in one of the beach front huts.
They have picnic tables and elevated huts for small groups, while for bigger groups, they have large cottages, the picnic hall, or the even bigger pavilion. For those planning to stay overnight, they have ventilated nipa huts and a selection of airconditioned rooms.

Paraiso also has a mini playground for the kids (and even the kids at heart)...
Mini playground.
Enjoying some good ol' playground fun!
and a cafeteria that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snacks. Grocery items and souvenirs are also sold at the cafeteria.
The cafeteria/mini grocery/souvenir shop.
There's also an area inside the resort designed for intimate weddings, birthday celebrations, and the like.
The Century Tree (a live, hundred-year-old acacia tree) is one of the resort's attractions.
It's also an ideal, romantic backdrop for marriage vows.
And aside from the beach itself, the resort also has a large swimming pool, a kiddie pool, and a jacuzzi for the ultimate R&R (as in rest and relaxation).
The pathway heading to the pool area.
Pool rules.
Kiddie pool.
Dwarfs and toadstools.
Huge swimming pool.
Whilst there, we stayed at Waling-waling (Php 5000/night) - a beachfront room that can accommodate all 10 of us. It's more like a big cottage, actually.
Our home for the weekend.
The first floor served as our kitchen and dining area. We had our own sink, our own bathroom, and even a videoke machine. (Make sure you're armed with lots of five-peso coins. You'll be needing it for the videoke. Haha!)
Waling-waling, first floor.
Our bedroom was on the second floor. Inside were four double beds, a full-length mirror, a vanity table, and a small cabinet. The room was airconditioned, but we requested for an extra electric fan just in case the AC wouldn't be enough to keep the room cold for all of us. We also requested for an extra mattress (Php 200 each) and some extra pillows for my grandmother's helper. 
One big bedroom.
And this is why we can say they have great customer service. We requested for a lot of things, including a barbecue grill, food to be served in our cottage, etc... and they were all graciously granted.
The view from our window.
I love that our room was just a stone's throw away from the shore. You can hear the waves crashing just by opening the window, and you can smell the sea every time you breathe. 
Channeling Neptune, lol.
Enjoying the sand, sun, and sea.
Fun times, sans tablets and video games.
Best of all, you get an awesome view of the gorgeous sunset just by stepping out of the cottage. Same goes for the sunrise, too!
Ahh, the sunset.
Stunning. :)
Paraiso Beach Resort
Brgy. Guis-guis, Sariaya, Quezon
(02) 889 2845 / (042) 542 4591

16 replies:

michymichymoo said...

Lovely place! I haven't been to Quezon, but I'll keep this for reference should I plan a trip there. :)

savannah said...

I've never been here, but it looks like an amazing place to take a family vacation!
My hubby and I are yet to plan our summer vacation maybe I can talk him into this :) (most likely not though he has been taking about some football hall of fame :(...)

Scott said...

Looks like a great place to get away for a weekend (or longer). Beautiful photos!

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

Looks like a lovely place and fun for all the family.

mail4rosey said...

We're beach bums at heart too. I like your pictures, they make me long to go on vacation.

Lexie Lane said...

Wow! This is really beautiful. Definitely "paraiso-like" I'd love to go to this!

Rowena Wendy Lei said...

P5k for 10 people is super affordable!

Ane said...

it's places like these that make me love the beach so much!

What an amazing view of the beach and the sunset/sunrise from your cottage. :)

Kim Nieves said...

Wow! Hope I could visit Paraiso Beach Resort too!Great place to relax and enjoy Quezon.

Bronze Goddess said...

That century tree is amazing I hope they will never ever cut it off!

Kath Rivera said...

I soo need this kind of r and r! Malapit lang Sariaya sa province ng mom ko which is Lucban Quezon. Naku, I'm getting excited to have our family outing because of your post.

Elayna Fernandez-Bare said...

That really looks like Paraiso, which is also Paradise in Spanish

Sharon Ruggieri said...

What a bunch of fun stuff and so beautiful. I don't get see a lot of things like that in Phoenix. I am jealous :)

Ruth said...

Subic is also our best option if we want to go to ghe beach and doesnt want to travel long hours. Paraiso seems like a nice place to stay at. I love the playground and design of minipool :)

Ruth said...

Subic is also our best option if we want to go to ghe beach and doesnt want to travel long hours. Paraiso seems like a nice place to stay at. I love the playground and design of minipool :) and you got a good deal there :)

Ruth said...

Subic is also our best option if we want to go to ghe beach and doesnt want to travel long hours. Paraiso seems like a nice place to stay at. I love the playground and design of minipool :)and you got a good deal there :)

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