Planning to escape this weekend? Try Subic Bay

If you have not decided yet where to escape this weekend, think of Subic Bay Freeport Zone. If you are fortunate, it will just take you two hours drive from Metro Manila, like our last visit a few months ago. Of course, it would be a different story if there is unusual or untoward happening along the route.

Simply known as Subic Bay, this former US Military Base offers its visitors ecological and natural tourism destinations. Aside from natural parks, clear-blue waters, white beaches, luxury hotel resorts, travelers will also enjoy the duty-free shops, restaurants, and other sports activities.

Where to stay at Subic Bay

There are hundreds of accommodations in Subic Bay, but due to limited space, we’ve only chosen 5 resorts/hotels.

1. Subic Bay Yacht Club

For those tourists who are looking for safe harbors and pristine flat waters; a vacation destination with elegant design; and, exquisite service, and warm hospitality, then SBYC is the perfect place for them.  Located northwest of Manila, the Club is set with the Zambales Mountain range on the eastern part and the tranquil Subic Bay that opens to the South China Sea on the west.

Photo taken form SBYC FB Page

The good thing is guests do not have to be club members to enjoy their facilities and amenities. Situated on 2,500sqm space are 5 large swimming pool sections: waterslides, children’s pool, Lap pool, pool bar, and the main pool. Swimmers and sunbathers may enjoy a good view of the harbor and edge covered with a white sandy beach. It has a tennis court, a basketball court, and a beach volleyball court.

Visit  SBYC at Rizal Highway cor. Burgos St.Subic Bay Freeport Zone or for more information, you call them at (047) 252 5211 | (02) 8844 5777 or visit their website at:

2. Segara Suites

Segara Suites features 18 elegantly appointed guest rooms, perfect for solo guest or discerning business travelers. Enliven with a contemporary Asian design, the stylish suites decked along in a tranquil exclusive stretch of Subic Bay that conveys easy access to the city’s must-see destinations, striving for an exceptional experience and total guest satisfaction. Sophisticated interiors showcase Balinese accents combined with modern yet homey touches.

Photo taken from Segara Suites FB Page

Along with its convenient location, rooms and other facilities are well equipped with amenities such as 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, poolside bar, shared lounge/TV area, bar, laundry service, restaurant, smoking area, concierge (room attendant), newspapers, safety deposit boxes, tours and more!

To experience a different dimension of satisfaction, Segara Suites is also keen to provide superb diversity of recreational facilities, including an outdoor pool, spa, massage, children’s playground, garden.

For more information, you can visit their website at:

3. Camayan Beach Hotel & Resort

Camayan is a destination by itself. Nestled on the quiet outer bay where lush rainforest meets,  white sandy beaches,  and aqua blue protected reefs are the family adventure, company outings, romantic get-a-way, and sports dream destination.

Photo taken from Camayan FB Page

Designed for nature lovers who like to escape city life but still have fun things to do, this beach resort has plenty of water and beach activities.  Guests may go scuba diving or swimming and enjoy the blue waters of Camayan. For the more adventurous visitors, they can go on hiking and savor the fresh air coming from the green and gorgeous forest of this former US military base.

You may get more information by visiting their website at:

4. ACEA Subic Beach Resort

Indulge in a palm-lined premiere private beach property experience. ACEA Subic Beach Resort is situated in a lush field and breezy oceanfront where fun adventures and relaxing activities await guests, all while appreciating the best view of Mt. Cinco Picos.

Photo taken from ACEA FB Page

Guests have the options to dive into limitless play, water activities, alfresco bar and dining, notable accommodations, and momentous celebrations.

For more information, you may visit their website at:

5. The Lighthouse Marina Resort

The resort prides itself on eco-friendly vacations that sustain the preservation of nature as well as contribute to the development of Subic Bay by promoting the local members of their community and nearby villages in Zambales.  

Located along the Waterfront Road, The Lighthouse Marina is also very conducive for corporate gatherings – from an intimate group of 20 to a tony reception of 150 persons. They can customize packages that would fit your organization’s preferences.

Photo taken from The LIghthouse FB Page

Further, the hotel has a surplus of space that could accommodate all sorts of gatherings such as meetings, conferences, presentations, product launching, and performances. Organizations can conduct training and team-building activities in a most stimulating and inspiring setting. Apart from state-of-the-art facilities and catering capabilities, great customer service and attention to detail are the least of what they can offer.

You can call The Lighthouse Marina at 0917 512 3364 / 0918 945 5697 or visit their website at:

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