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Summer in August at SUBIC BAY!


Speaking of Summer Vacation, everyone loves it you know. This summer, my family goes to Subic Bay, Zambales Philippines. Why Subic Bay? It’s because it’s the place where the 22nd Philippine Robotics Olympiad 2023 will be held where our sons are contestants of the event. Since it falls to Summertime, let’s go to Subic Bay without a second thought.


How to go Subic Bay?

If you’re Cebu based, you can take a plane from Mactan International Airport for an hr ride to Clark International Aurport. Then a bus/van ride for two hours at the least to go to Subic Bay Freeport Zone. The plane fare around this time of the year is around Php 3,000. The bus fare is Php500 person or take a van for Php 4000 for 4-6 people can ride. We're so lucky enough to meet a transport service with a very reasonable price and good service to us. Thank you Kuya Mike, for sending us safely to Clark International Airport on time despite of waiting us for so long at the event area since awarding time came very late as scheduled. Click here if you'd like to avail the transport service.

Mactan International Airport

Clark International Airport

Where to stay in Subic Bay?

There are many hotels and condo for rents around the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. You may search through Agoda or Booking.com to find the best deals for room accommodations.

TREASURE ISLAND RESORT

My family prefers to stay at Treasure Island Resort. It’s a beach resort with beachfront access located at Long Beach, Baloy in Subic Bay, Zambales. The facilities of the resort include signature pool inside the premises, beachfront access of the Long Beach in Baloy, Restobar, and Diving Shop.  The family room accommodation starts Php 3,000- 5000 per night with FREE BREAKFAST for two. 

During our stay at the resort for the 4 Days and 3 Nights, we had a great experience at the resort. Starting from the spacious  & neat room we’d stayed, the food and cocktails at the Restobar, accessible beach right infront of the resort, and the courteous & hospitable staffs. 

TREASURE ISLAND RESORT (AGODA.COM)

What to do in Subic Bay?

If you come to Subic Bay purely for leisure, many tourist spots and activities you can engage with just coordinate with the hotel resort management for the available water sports they have and the tourist transport service they recommend. You and your family can do swimming, beach walking, do some beach Yoga if you like, engage with different available water sports, or just sit and watch the beach while sipping your favorite cocktail drinks.

In our case, our family came to Subic Bay for our sons' robotic competitions to attend with and a family vacation as well since we all together visited the place and it's during school break. But then, our time we're divided to go back and forth to the venue of the event, the Subic Bay Gymnasium at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone and the hotel resort. We arrived Subic Bay in Zambales a day before the robotic competition event, so we had whole day to relax and get used to the place and hotel resort. We even visited the venue for the competition to check the area before the competition and stroll the nearby mall and cafes around Subic Freeport Zone. We visited the following sites during our stay at Subic Bay, Zambales. And this is how our Subic Bay experience becomes so memorable! We bring home good memories like winning the competition as 1st Placer for 22nd Philippine Robotics Olympiad 2023 in Robo Sports Category Double Tennis. The MNHS Robotics Team will represent our country as part of the Philippine Robotics National Team to compete in the World Robotics Olympiad 2023 in Panama on November 7-9, 2023.

Subic Bay Freeport Zone

Subic Bay Yatch Club

Wildlife In Need Rescue Center

 

Seafoods You Like at Cebu Yatch Club.

Seafoods You Like at Cebu Yacht Club. 

 At Cebu Yacht Club, you can find diners. resto bar, coffeeshops and restaurants with signature meals from steak to seafoods like live crabs. One Friday afternoon, we dine at Mr. Krab to celebrate the educational milestones of our sons as With Honors students in Junior High School. This year they won Robotics Line Tracing competition from school to Division level and Science Investigatory Project for Tuklas Robotics for Intelligent Machine Category. Indeed, we’re grateful of their achievements and treating them with delicious meals is one way of our appreciations for them for performing well at school. Good job guys! We’re so proud of you!


At Mr. Krab, the Seafood platter with scalloops, shrimps, talong & sea shells halaan, Butterred Chicken, Beef Pochero, Grilled Squid we’re the main meals you can find in our table. Four Season pitcher drink and Tequila Sunrise serve as our beverages for the afternoon meal. For those who loves to eat crab, you can order a live crab and cook accordingly to your preference. We tried it once before. And its so yummy! Price and serving of their food is average. 

While eating our favorite Filipino cuisine, the sea view around and the cool sea breeze really makes us comfy and relax. The restaurant is non-AC building so it’s an open where sea breeze can passes freely around. When you’re dining, just watch out for cats roaming around under the table. 

About parking, you’re free to park anywhere the Cebu Yatch Club area. They have spacious parking area around but during peak hours it will be full but you opt to park at the nearby mall, the Mactan Island Mall.

The food service is great and fast and so with the courteous staffs of the restaurant. They will attend you immediately as you enter the restaurant premises. About the payment method, you can pay with cash or credit card. So much for that I think. So, our dining experience at Mr. Krab seafood restaurant is great and we’re all full and satisfied as we go out from this diner. Until next dining.

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Filipino Cuisine at FINA, Nustar Resort & Casino.

Dining out with family on special occasion is heart warming. No matter where and no matter what is the event as long as your eating with your family members, you feel at ease. This time, my family is dining at FINA, a Filipino-root cuisine at NUSTAR Resort. Our youngest daughter just completed her Elementary education with compounding achievements throughout her younger years of learning and full of hopes for the next journey. To celebrate the momentous event of her life, we visit NUSTAR Resort and taste our all-time favorite cuisine ever, the Filipino cuisine only at FINA. Come on and let's taste the Filipino dishes at this diner. 

Before filling our tummy with delicious meals, allow me to greet our daughter with Congratulations, Tinker Myles for all of your achievements and being a good girl to us! God Bless. We always love you!  



Inside FINA restaurant at NUSTAR RESORT.

    FINA MENU









Beach Dining with Sumilon Island View.

  Let's go somewhere the sun kisses the ocean. 

Here we go, the scenic Sumilon Island at our back while we celebrated a very special occasion of our family, a wedding anniversary. A perfect spot right here in Oslob, Cebu