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Friday, April 13, 2012

10 Cool Things to Do in MATABUNGKAY BEACH HOTEL Batangas

It's Friday again and I am sure many of you will be heading to the countryside for a quick fix.Batangas perhaps? Matabaungkay anyone?

I am positive about this that when someone speaks of Lian Batangas, Matabungkay Beach Resort enters your mind.The resort property has been around for 30 years it has been synonymous to this side of Batangas. With it is a rich legacy.Long before Boracay and other destinations became famous, the then Matabungkay Beach Club used to be the "it" place for beaching and resort standard.

But 30 years behind it could also be a drag. The Filipino customer of our generation has never been as discriminating as it is now.Social media has made "buzz creation"much faster.When people are not satisfied about a resorts services and/or facilities, people speak of it real time and the implications could either make or break a place.

MATABUNGKAY BEACH HOTEL recognize that. The response is the re-branding of the property and the  continuous upgrading of its facilities. Matabungkay Beach Hotel is now juggling to introduce such changes while making sure it stays true to its tradition and rich heritage.....that's no easy feat.

But with all the metamorphosis going on, why does Matabungkay Beach Hotel continue to attract vacationers by the thousands?

Matabungkay Beach Hotel Batangas 
  MATABUNGKAY BEACH HOTEL Batangas


Some of the people I know who learned that I will going to Matabungkay  Beach Hotel warned me that the place is old.That, I noticed the moment I stepped out of the van. But looking around, I saw a lot of people in the pool area and at the beach.It's a relatively big property but I could tell the occupancy was high that weekend.I then tried to answer this basic curiosity in me, if this place is not as chick as the other resorts in the area, and even in other tourist destinations in the Philippines, then why do people keep coming en masse?

What is it in Matabungkay Beach Hotel that people see? After staying in the hotel over the weekend, I think I have an idea why.

"MATABUNGKAY BEACH HOTEL knows how to capitalize on its strenght"
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I went around and I saw people, they are alive. They are out of their rooms, enjoying the sun, playing with each other, interacting with their family's. The whole place is alive. It allows  people to breath, to interact, to feel and I think that's the essence of going away with your family or friends (barkada).

here are the
10 Cool Things to Do in MATABUNGKAY BEACH HOTEL Batangas



1. LAZYING AT THE POOL

We Filipinos loooove pools.And a resort/hotel with a good pool is definitely a winner.We also love to be seen.It's time to show off that body! Be seen at Matabungkay Beach Hotel poolside. :)

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the kiddie pool


2. BEACH BUMMING

The beach is perfect if you want to have that beautiful tan. It's shallow so it's perfect for families with kids with them. It's also perfect for activities such as kayaking as you don't have to worry of drowning if you topple from your kayak---that is, if you don't know how to swim.This is a family friendly beach.

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 3. BEACH PARTIES and Team Building

This is a major sell for Matabungkay Beach Hotel. It's very famous for group retreats. Groups come in hundreds and sometimes in thousands. With other resorts in the area not capable of accommodation big number of guests, the hotel is on the leaderboard when it comes to group retreats. I saw a couple of groups by the beach doing team building on our way to the beach concert when we were there.


And speaking of beach parties, Matabungkay Beach Hotel hosted a summer kick-off concert last time with no less than THE BLOOMFIELDS as guest performers!!! I will be talking about the concert on my next post. For now, I wanna say, I am now an avid Bloomfields fan!!! And to Matabungkay Beach Hotel, more beach parties please!!!!
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4. Play TENNIS, BASKETBALL,VOLLEYBALL 
or OUTDOOR CHESS

This is what I mean when I say the resort is ALIVE!!! There are so many  things to do so people don't lock themselves in their rooms.They go out, they play, the socialize!!!!

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chess, anyone?
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5.PICNIC WITH THE FAMILY

There are Nipa cottages along the beach where the family can  picnic. Eat together, play together.And oh, don't forget, you can always order fresh catch from the La Playa Seafood Grill just behind those cottages.

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6.CAMPING

There are tents available at one section of the resort should you decide to give your weekend retreat a twist. Camping anyone?

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7. TABLE TENNIS, POOL and DART

There's still something for those who prefer indoor sports. The start of summer in the Philippines has been weird.It was strangely "wet"and wet it was when we arrived at Matabungkay Beach Hotel. It rained the moment we started eating lunch!Hahaha.

The rain might keep you out of the ground but it doesn't mean there's nothing more to do here. There's table tennis, dart of billiards. And if that is not enough, there's even a VIDEOKE ROOM for you!

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 8. DRINK AT COGON BAR

If you are like me, you might need to loosen up a bit before you grab that microphone and sing. Order cocktails at the Cogon Bar. They have the perfect mix for you.

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9. SING your hearts out!

Who doesn't love videoke anyway? This facility is a sure hit.Wet summer? I don't think so. Let's give "singin in the rain"another name.

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10.TURKISH SAUNA and Massage

After a long day and all the fun activities. There's nothing like a relaxing massage.In our case, ito pa nga ang inuna namain when we came. yeah, we all lined up for the massage.

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THE CONTINUOUS UPGRADING

I am sure some of you still want to see the upgrading going on in Matabungkay Beach Hotel that I was talking about  a while ago. I will update you with it and the photos I took in connection to that on my next post.

check their facebook page : http://www.facebook.com/Matabungkay/info

HOW TO GET TO MATABUNGKAY BEACH HOTEL VIA PUBLIC TRANSPORT
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"If there is one thing I learned about my stay, it's that "each hotel/resort is a class of its own, each offers an experience unique of the place and the people in it as well as the people you are with"


My stay with Matabungkay Beach Hotel was surprisingly a pleasurable one. The activities I listed here are just some of the things you can do when in the Hotel.Best of all, you get all of this without ripping your wallet.Quoting Linus Tiu  "the bill is always part of the good news." True!

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8 comments:

  1. wow, after 5 years may sauna na sila.. ang funny lang nung style, hindi kaya may ahas sa kahon at baka mantuka.. hahah eto siya dati >> http://ardeeboi.blogspot.com/2007/10/matabungkay-beach-and-resort.html.. :P

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  2. parang maganda nga kasi ang daming facilities. as in madami talaga. tsaka kung affordable edi pasok nga talaga sa banga.

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  3. For me, the camping part is enticing...and the beach too. Maganda pa din. :)

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  4. sir tnx sa info.
    at ang laaakeee ng chess board!
    sa chess na yun di mo basta madadaya ang kalaro mo....

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  5. Wow nahiya naman ako sa outdoor chess! Bonggacious!!! Lav et!!!

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  6. punta kami dyan.. lapit na... exciting..

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  7. bawal magdala ng food?? or pede kaso may corkage fee

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