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Camayan Beach Resort (Subic Bay)




The fine sand pressing against one’s feet; feels like a massage in a million points. There’s the sleepy sun that is slowly pushing gray clouds, revealing itself to early joggers along the shoreline. Fresh air. Secluded bliss. Take a good guess where this place could be found. No, this is not Boracay.

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This is Camayan Beach Resort early in the morning (left photo above and picture below; I’d like to think the smoke-like matter hugging the mountain range in the background of the photo below is fog,  not smog). It’s a great place to stay while in Subic.

Anyway, going to Subic is now easier, faster and more convenient with the completion of the SCTEX, the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway. Branching separately a few meters from the entrance in NLEX-Clark, one going to Tarlac/Baguio (curve right) and the other (go straight) all the way up to Subic, the SCTEX is a smooth road that also provides a great view.

There are signs warning drivers of radars used to check speed, and I’ve figured out a month ago where this radar is contained. I always pass through a number of cars (and motorcycles) being flagged down at the exit points. It’s almost expected for people to be flagged down — the road is so smooth, wide and traffic-free that it’s almost a sin not to maximize its potential.

Speaking of enforcing traffic rules, other local government units, especially in Metro Manila, could follow the lead of Subic. In Subic, vehicles follow rules and respect “little things”, like a “stop” sign painted on the road — even with no police visible in the area. Stop means full stop; first to stop is first to go. Subic would make MMDA look like an amateur.

Anyway, going back to Camayan Beach Resort, I’ve been to Subic many times, yet I still have not experienced swimming in its beaches. For many of us, Subic is a export processing zone, a place where we could buy duty-free things and buy vehicles in auctions.

Imagine my surprise when I discovered that there’s a white beach just beside Ocean Adventure. Of course, the sand is not as white or as fine as in Boracay, but it’s more than enough to make my son happy.

I took a few minutes to sit alone in the restaurant and down a bottle of beer to help digest the steak we had for lunch at Meat Plus (a suggested steak house when you’re in Subic), watching the beach (which is right in front of the restaurant), and thinking short thoughts on the current financial crunch, the work left behind in Manila, and all the burdensome thoughts that made you go here in the first place. If Bush has his “shock and awe” doctrine, let’s have our “relax and recharge” doctrine.

Going to Camayan Beach Resort is not really difficult. Just follow the directions pointing you to Ocean Adventure and you should be fine. The winding roads slowly reveal the forest and the hidden destinations tucked amongst the majestic trees. If you feel lost, don’t hesitate to ask for directions.

There are monkeys along the road, that is, if you’re lucky. We must have been very lucky — we encountered monkeys in two points along the way. A 10-member group leisurely strolled down the pathway at Camayan when we woke up the next day.

Camayan is undergoing renovation, but still fully usable by guests. Ornamental plants appear to be newly-planted and construction works appear to be newly-retouched. A new wing is under construction.

There are many activities available, including diving, sightseeing tour of the islands, kayaking and biking. The beach in Camayan is open to day-tours (P275 per head), which means exclusivity to the beach is not guaranteed for those who checked in. The area around the rooms, however, are off limits to the guests.

Double occupancy is P4,950 on Fridays/Saturdays and P3,960 for Sunday-Thursday. That includes a free breakfast for two. Guests also enjoy a 20% discount to Ocean Adventure. It’s just a 5-minute walk. Contact details: Camayan Tel. No. (047)252-8000; Camayan Manila booking office – (02)706-3344. Ocean Adventure — (047)252-9000; Manila Office – (02)706-3344). Or see Camayan’s website.

There you go, the information you need on how to get there and how to contact for details. The next step is to actually go there. Just go.

21 thoughts on “Camayan Beach Resort (Subic Bay)”

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    For only P7500you can have free (2) certificate overnight stay to our superior hotel room superior , good for 3 adults free breakfast for 2 persons and free swimming to our pool and beach resort.Valid on Sundays to Thursdays. It can also accommodate up to 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children for an overnight stay in 2 superior room using the 2 complimentary certificate. (1) Certificate for buffet lunch for one person. Valid on Saturdays and Sundays You can also have additional benefits like (3) free certificate for pool side cabana. (5) Certificates for Day tour and BIG DISCOUNTS On the Membership Card ……….IT IS NEAR TALI BEACH and PUNTA FUEGO
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    . ROOMS:
    • Two (2) Complimentary certificates at a Superior Room with set breakfast for two persons. Room is good for two adults with 2 children below 12 yrs of age OR 3 adults. Excess person or child is at P800 sharing the same room. Valid only from Sundays to Thursdays bookings.
    • A 20% discount on room rates based on published rates during Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays. Membership card has to be presented upon check in to avail of the discount.
    • A 30% discount on room rates based on published rates from Sundays to Thursdays check in excluding holidays. Membership card has to be presented upon check in to avail of the discount.
    II. RESTAURANTS AND BANQUETS:
    • A 20% discount on total food and beverage bill for 1 to 10 people dining. Membership card has to be presented.
    • A 10% discount on total food and beverage bill for 10 and up number of persons dining.
    • One (1) Complimentary certificate for a welcome drink for one person. Valid at the Resort’s restaurant. Limited to non-alcoholic drinks and one certificate per table.
    • One (1) Complimentary certificate for a buffet lunch for one person, with a group of 5 persons dining. Valid on Saturdays and Sundays buffet lunch only.
    • Two (2) Certificates for a P5,000 discount voucher to be used in any function bookings with a revenue of P75,000. One certificate per function and has to be surrendered prior to final arrangements and payments.
    III. FACILITIES:
    • Three (3) certificates for FREE use of Cabana for a Day Tour. Only one certificate may be used per visit.
    • Five (5) certificates for complimentary Day Tour for one person. Can be used all at one given day.
    • A 20% discount on Day Tour fees, valid for a maximum of 5 persons only. Day Tour fees at P800 per person which includes P300 food & beverage consumables at the restaurant.
    • A 20% discount on Sports facilities and services.
    HOPE YOU LIKE IT!!!!

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  2. CAMAYAN BEACH RESORT

    Sir/Madam:

    In behalf of 583 Immigration and Travel Consultancy, may we respectfully request that we may be given an updated travel rate or contracted rates of your services.
    This is being requested for future business engagement with your company.

    Thank you and we are looking forward to your urgent reply.

    Very respectfully,

    CHRISTINE F. MENDOZA
    Proprietress

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    1. Ang pangit ng mga comments tungkol s Camayan.panu ka gaganahan magpunta dto.mga bastos daw ang staffs. Thanxs s advices.

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  3. hi!
    sayang i was trying to call sana the camayan beach,kaso sa mga nabasa kong comments, NO Thanks baka mapahiya lang ako sa mga boss at office mates ko.

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  4. nko balak ko panaman sana dito mag punta ang papangit ng mga comments…maganada ang beach kung di nman maganada ang treat sa mga guest wag nlang..alam ba ng owner yang ginagawa ng mga stufs jan…maganda pa pla sa white rocks sulit

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