Infinity pools with the view of the sea, the beach or islands is so common. Not that I don't love them but to find an infinity pool facing a mountain declared as natural park with lush vegetation of original forest cover is something else. That makes Vista Tala Resort and Recreational Park in Orani Bataan exceptional and puts it on a league of its own. I discovered this place via social media and immediately tried it a few weeks ago. Tried another resort on the other side of Bataan that same week and our stay at Vista Tala Resort made for another awesome weekend.
The first thing you notice is the weather, it is very similar to that of Tagaytay. I love it! Thanks to the elevation and the lush vegetation around it. We went around the resort at night and it was quiet and fog added to that mountain-weather feel like what you get when you are in Baguio. The resort is sprawling so be ready to walk the stretch of it especially if your room is located near the gate as ours was.
So you have an idea what I mean by "sprawling" , here is an aerial view of the resort I took the liberty of getting from their Facebook page.
The five (5) room types at Vista Tala Resort means they can cater to a whole-range of guests. So whether you want to keep it on the budget or splurge, there is an accommodation fit for you.
1. Nipa Hut
All rooms facing the mountain so everyone get's to enjoy the same visual treat.
Nipa Hut Rooms
Below this section is the trail to the river below. I was told that the resort offers free hike to the river in the morning. Yes, you get a guide for free. That's around 700 steps down which means 1,400 or so steps back and forth. Too bad we were to leave early the next day so going to the river will have to wait on our next visit.
BARKADA ROOMS (Dormitory)
The Resort has indeed positioned itself as a destination for families and couples, and for the barkada too! Or maybe a bigger group like company outings. They have two (2) Dormitory rooms, the largest Barkada Room I have seen to date --25 pax capacity --without sacrificing space. It is complete with toiletries for all, cable tv and a dining table. And a balcony too for that perfect chill with your tropa.
The Infinity Pool
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
For breakfast, they serve silog which they took to a different level in terms of food presentation and taste. The weather was a lot better in the morning so we got to enjoy dining at the al fresco section of the resort's restaurant. This experience I will always cherish for years to come.
The resort has been opened to the public for 9 months now but they still consider it on soft opening as one can notice major construction still ongoing beyond the pool area. Soon to come are more events venue and a zipline which will surely be a major draw for events and recreational activities. Thus the addition of 'Recreational Park" in the name.
I am always in awe how they came up with such property. The people behind it are a genius. Such a refreshing change of location to the weary city dwellers like us.
A fitness gym, videoke rooms and games center are on the works too!
They still have to work on a few minor details like planting some dull spaces but the facilities and amenities here are top-of-the-line.
On Tripadvisor, I have high standard for giving 5-stars for hotels and accommodations but I am giving Vista Tala Resort and Recreational Park 5 stars for the huge potential it has and for the amazing view that will surely be the envy of many resorts in the Philippines for years to come!
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VISTA TALA RESORT and Recreational Park is located at:
Brgy. Tala, Orani Bataan, 2112 Orani, Bataan
Phone: +639175699479; +63999904680