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Kamana Sactuary Resort and Spa

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Kamana Sanctuary Resort and Spa

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Ilanin Forest West, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, 2222 BataanSubic Bay Freeport Zone

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The leaves rustle quietly in the rain forest. The waves quietly approach, then draw back, seemingly hesitant to disturb the peaceful shore. This is sanctuary. This is Kamana.

Nestled between an old growth rainforest and the gentle Nabasan Bay, Kamana Sanctuary offers shelter from the hectic noise and the frantic pace of the city. Every modern comfort has been thoughtfully provided in each room, to ensure only one thing- that you leave refreshed, recharged.

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madfish69

madfish69

Kamana Beach Resort

5

on February 19, 2018

I had some spare time on my hands the other day so suggested to a friend we go and have lunch at the Kamana Resort and Spa Sanctuary in Nabasan Bay. Although quite isolated in its location, Kamana is very pleasant, being nestled between an old growth rainforest and the bay. Unlike some resorts, there is no entry fee to eat at the restaurant there.
Unfortunately, it can be a little difficult to find if you are not from the area but it is listed on most GPS location apps and being off the beaten track the place, does offer shelter from the hectic noise and frantic pace of the city.

To get there from the expressway or SBMA Central Business area (Ayala mall), head out toward the Airport then follow the main road towards Nabasan wharf, keep an eye out for the Nabasan turn off, then follow the road whilst staying to the right and you will end up at Kamana. There are signs, so you should not get easily lost.

Every time I visit this place, the first thing I notice is how large and spacious the resort is and especially the size of the restaurant dining area which could comfortably seat 40-50 people. As our mission for the day was to enjoy a nice ambient lunch, we found a nice table and sat down. We were immediately attended by a nice friendly waitress that served us a nice ice-cold glass of water and handed us the rather extensive and well-presented menu, which I should mention has a kids menu choice just in case you have the little ones with you.

The full menu had a large and varied choice of dishes with soups, appetizers, main courses and deserts, including pasta’s, seafood and steaks and all reasonably priced. To give you a bit of an idea of some of the options, Braised Ox tongue with mushroom sauce, Pineapple soy braised pork hock with sautéed banana blossom, smoked Angus Prime Rib with roasted vegetables or if Seafood is more to your taste you could try the Platter of Grilled Squid, Prawns and Tuna with a refreshing pomelo salsa or even a nice healthy Mango Cashew salad with mixed greens and mango cashew dressing. Of course, you may want to follow up with a delicious dessert like the Cinnamon spiced brioche slice with caramelized pineapple or the fresh rich mango cheesecake.

On this occasion we had limited time, so I opted to go for the Kamana signature burger with a nice juicy and thick homemade beef patty and comes with serving of French fries. To accompany that, an ice cold fresh Pineapple shake, which I must add was beautifully presented and both sweet and refreshing. My companion went for the Clam and Chorizo pasta and a fresh apple juice. Of course, there were some items on the menu that were not available but after 8 years of living in the Philippines, this is something I have come to expect but cannot accept.

There was a rather long wait for the food and the drinks to be served, about 25 mins passed before our drinks got delivered to our table and a further 5 mins for the food to arrive, longer than one would expect, especially considering it was a week day and they had no more than ten patrons dining at the time, which begs to question how long you have to wait should they actually be busy. The restaurant did look like they may have been understaffed and perhaps it was several of the staff’s day off, but the staff present were most certainly very friendly and attentive.

The resort has a variety of choices when it comes to accommodation but none of the options are very cheap with prices ranging from 6,600 to 11,660 weekdays in the low season and 7,150 to 12,760 in the peak season and only slightly more for weekend rates. Seasons run from June to September (Low) and from October to May (High) with any extra people in the room charged at 1980 peso per person. They do require a credit card imprint upon check in and an incidental deposit of 3000peso per day which can make it difficult for some people not wanting to carry large amounts of cash or using a debit card rather than a credit card.

All the rooms are spacious and very tastefully furnished, the higher end options also have a spa bath in the bath rooms. There is a number of individual rooms set out over the water which are the pick of the accommodation, each with a small balcony where you can sit and watch the fish swimming around whilst enjoying the sunset view.

My personal choice however are the hotel suites which have the bedroom set apart from the separate living area and complete with a kitchenette, again with a large spacious bathroom and spa bath. If you were to consider sharing with another couple to keep the cost down, then the deluxe twin rooms with a loft that has a second king-size bed would be your best option, these rooms have a smaller bathroom but still come with a standard bath tub.

All rooms have cable TV and DVD players in them so it’s still possible to lay back in bed and enjoy a good movie or still catch your favorite TV show. The rooms do not have a Wi-Fi connection in them which for a resort of this standard and price is a real let down and can be an inconvenience, but if the purpose is for a relaxing get away from the stresses of work and life in general it may be a bonus. All rates are inclusive of buffet style breakfast for two and there is Wi-Fi available in the dining area or the lobby should you need to check or send email.

The beach area is a little restricted and is mostly rocky with gravely type sand, not really suited to kids but there is plenty of white sand on the beach volley ball court and around the children’s playground to keep them happy.

The pool is very nice and offers a great view of the bay whilst bathing and has a nice area with a significant number of pool side lounges where you can relax, soak up the sun and work on that perfect tan. For those guests feeling a little bit more energetic beach volleyball and beach soccer is available at no cost or a paddle in a sea kayak enjoying the crystal clear shallow waters for 720peso an hour or a spin in one of the aqua bikes for 440peso an hour.

In conclusion I would rate Kamana Beach Resort a great place for a weekend getaway, bearing in mind the pitfalls of isolation and no Wi-Fi in the rooms but if that is not an issue for you then certainly consider this when booking your next getaway.

It is worth mentioning that the staff are very limited in their capacity to answer out of the ordinary enquiries, such as anything to do with the use of the corporate meeting room or the function rooms so for enquires of this nature they are most likely to direct you to the Manila office. You can find these contact details on the website.

Style: Western Culture

Food and Beverage 9/10 Infrastructure 8/10 Rooms 9/10 Beach and Views 8.5/10 Service 9/10

-Stephen Whiting, MoreFun PH in-house travel expert

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stoicram

stoicram

Classy resort

5

on February 19, 2018

Been only here once but came away really impressed.

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