Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Club Balai Isabel

It was my birthday that day and my friends and I were looking for someplace near just to unwind and be together.  I scanned the internet and came up with this amazing resort with breathtaking views.  We booked for an overnight stay.  When we got there, it was as it seemed on the photos.. beautiful indeed! Lush vegetation welcomes guests as soon as they enter and it offers an up-close and personal view of the lake and its world-famous volcano.  This picturesque setting makes it a popular wedding and pre-nuptial photoshoot destination.  We were given a room in the Orchard Lane with 4 double beds and a kitchen.  The clubhouse is at the heart of the resort and looks out over the infinity pool and the lake and volcano beyond it. The resort offers numerous big-sized pools, all situated to provide a great view of the taal volcano.  It is also great for company outings and large corporate gatherings since they offer needed facilities and function rooms.  Water activities are also available like kayak and jet skis and a trip to the taal volcano by motor boats.  We lolled by the pool, basked in the serenity of the place and I must say that our mere overnight stay was not enough.  The only thing I could impart a negative comment on was the food served at the restaurant.  It was really bland and pricey.  However, the resort allows guests to bring their own food and each room is equipped with a kitchen and needed utensils.  This place for me is a perfect getaway and I must say.. brides to be.. take it down for your future weddings.

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