Saturday, November 10, 2012

Bearland Paradise Resort

Finally, we were able to visit Bearland Paradise Resort in Tigbauan, Iloilo. Though a mere 20 minutes drive from the city, we often put off going to the resort. I mean, if we want to swim at the pool, we can just walk to the clubhouse hehe! And with their room prices, we might as well drive to Boracay. But, midday today, I finally persuaded myself and my sis to visit the paradise resort. So off we go after G's dance class, 2:30pm.

located at Brgy. Tanpael Tigbauan, Iloilo

Going to the resort is easy, Tigbauan is the second town from the city of Iloilo after Oton. Once in Tigbauan, it is hard to miss Bearland Paradise Resort, just have your companion have an eye at the left side of the road, after Sol Y Mar, slowdown as few meters after, you will see the Bearland sign which will direct you to pass by a rough road. Follow the rough road until you reach the cemented area, you will not miss the resort. If you're feeling any doubt, just ask a local, like we did, they'll surely point you to the resort's entrance. 

I wondered why the driveway was narrow, it turned out, it is used for passenger drop off to the reception area, their parking lot is outside the resort.  As we are there for an afternoon swimming only, we went directly to the resort and paid the fees at the reception area. I called in the morning though to inquire if the place is open for public that day. You never know, there may be a private event =).

Reception (at night)
At the reception area, the kids are excited!

Upon arrival, we paid the entrance and swimming fees.

After paying, we were accompanied by a staff to the poolside where the tables and chairs are. There's just one family at that time, and the place felt private. The kids hurriedly changed to their swim wear and enjoyed the two pools and jacuzzi.  

Ladies CR/Changing Room

There are no showers at the changing room. At the right is the common shower area.

While the kids are enjoying, my sis and I walked around and took photos. The staffs are courteous and they greet you every time. They are also non imposing and let you wander around except on the overnight accommodation area.

G enjoying the fountain at the kiddie pool
loungers by the adult pool
Even with our kids on the water, we felt secured leaving them since the pools are shallow especially the kiddie ones. The adult pool is only 4 feet deep as well. But supervision is still important. 

lounger and sunken bar 
Walkway beside the pool, good place to witness the sun set.
Bearland at night.
We love the afternoon and evening at the resort. Bearland is a good place to laze around and relax. You can order drinks and food, watch the beach and horizon turn beautifully as the sun set. Afterwards, take a dip at the pool or enjoy the jacuzzi. I think we were lucky that we went in a day that there are few guests around. It felt like we have the resort for ourselves!

Will we come back? Yes! The kids enjoy the place and the adults were able to lounge around and enjoy too!

Going home, I suggest not to turn back to the rough road, especially if you leave the resort at night. We left at around 7pm. Drive straight and when you are at the end of the road, turn left and follow the traffic which will bring you to the main road. We didn't bother to ask for direction as I figure, a lot of traffic only mean that we are going to the highway. Ask around though if you are in doubt, the people of Tigbauan will surely direct you, it is unlikely to get lost in a small town :).

The Rates:

General Admission – Php 250/pax
Children 3-10 yrs old - P150/pax
Sun Lounger – Php100

Package Cottage Rental:

Php 2,200.00
Good for 5 includes:
P600.00 food consumable
Bamboo cottage or Tables &chairs
Access to all ameneties

Php 3,600.00
Good for 10 includes:
Entrance and swimming
P1000.00 food consumable
Bamboo cottage or Tables &chairs
Access to all ameneties

Php 4,500.00
Good for 15 includes:
P1,200.00 food consumable
Bamboo cottage or Tables &chairs
Access to all ameneties

Php 5,200.00
Good for 20 includes:
P1,500.00 food consumable
Bamboo cottage or Tables &chairs
Access to all ameneties

Note: All packages does not allow outside food and drinks. Corkage and fees apply.
Extra child entrance: P100   Extra adult: P200

Table with chairs and umbrellas:
Good for 4 persons – Php300
Good for 6 persons – Php400
Good for 8 persons – Php600
Table with chairs (canopy) – Php1,000

Bamboo at beach:
Group of up to 8 persons – Php1,500/day
Group of up to 20 persons – Php2,200/day
Cottage wood up to 20 persons - Php2,300/day

Note:Cottage price does not include consumables nor use of all resort amenities

Cabana Accommodation:
One bedroom good for 2 persons – Php5,500
(Including breakfast for 2 & use of all resort amenities)
Two bedroom good for 4 persons – Php7,500
(Including breakfast for 2 & use of all resort amenities)
Additional bed - P600
Bungalow Accommodation:
Inclusion: kitchen and use of all resort amenities 
Two bedroom -P10,000
One bedroom in double storey house house good for 2 – Php6,100
Deluxe villa for 6 – Php22,500
Luxury villa (family suite for 8) - P24,500

*includes all use od Resort Ameneties
Pre-Nuptial Package with snacks and drinks (Good for 6 pax) – Php6,000
Exclusivity for venues up to 150 persons – Php35,000

Contact Info:

Telephone: (033) 3330748
Globeline: (033)5118016
GLOBE: 09178292327
SMART: 09186297840

1 comment:

  1. Mamahaling resort, hehehe! Ngunit ang baybaying dagat ay hindi nila pagmamay-ari na kung tutuusin ay pareho lamang ang pakiramdam ng paglublob dito at doon sa may Parara na malapit sa bukana ng ilog lalo na bago sumikat ang araw (libre naman doon, eh). Well, good thing na ang Bearland ay nakatutulong sa pag-unlad ng turismo sa Tigbauan, di po ba? Sana po hindi lang ang turismo ang umunlad kundi pati livelihood programs lalo pa't maraming Tigbauanon ay abala lagi sa kanilang perennial industry araw-araw, gabi-gabi- ang madyong!