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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Club Balai Isabel: Perfect for Family Getaways

We love this resort. We’d already been here twice because my parents loved it. I first brought them here two years ago for my Dad’s birthday. They liked it that we came back here the following year. Club Balai Isabel is not only known just as a resort. It is also famous as an event and a wedding destination because of its scenic location.

picturesque, isn't it?

The Location

First thing I liked about it is the location. You have to go all the way down to Talisay, Batangas to reach this resort. It’s no easy way. You have to take that long winding road down from Tagaytay. It is quite secluded and not easily accessible to the general public. I love the thought that it won’t be so crowded because of that.

the idyllic lake

The Unit

We always book one of their units along the Orchard Lane. Their units there are great for families. It is very spacious and it can easily accommodate up to 8 pax.

There are 2 sofa beds with pull-out in the living room. It also has a flat-screen TV and a small dining table.

The unit also has a fully-furnished kitchenette. It has always been our requirement when we travel as a family because we love to bring and cook our own food. It is complete with a gas range, an oven, electric kettle and cooking and dining utensils. There’s also a small fridge, bottles of drinking water and coffee for free.

The bedroom has 2 queen-sized beds and a big wardrobe for your clothes.

The toilet and bath is also big. The others can still use the toilet or the lavatory while someone’s in the shower. Set of basic toiletries are also provided.

All of these just for PHP 6,325. Super affordable, right?

The Infinity Pool

The club has several pools but the Terraza Pool (infinity pool) is what we liked the most. Not only because it is somewhat near the Orchard Lane, but because it is really the nicest and the largest among them.

This is where we spent most of our time. We loved swimming here night and day.

the other pool

The Lakeside

This is another awesome feature of the resort. It is set at the Taal Lake shore, so you can see the tiny volcano up close.

Hello, Taal!

Just walking at the shore and checking out the volcano from there is already a fun activity. Water sports facilities like kayak, jetski and banana boat are also available at additional cost.

because i always fail in jump shots

All I could do is just to take the photo than to put myself into shame haha. ;)

The Sports Facilities

Dad and Mom liked playing badminton in one of the courts near our unit. The club has basketball, volleyball and tennis courts available.

my sporty folks sans the sporty shoes

The Chapel

Like what I mentioned in the first paragraph, it is notable as a wedding destination. It has a chapel where couples belonging to strict Catholic families can exchange their vows.

 It is a small yet a beautiful chapel.

Easy Breezy

Booking reservations with them is easy and hassle-free too. We also did not encounter any problems on our stays here. The staff are always nice. We would not come back here if we didn't like it the first time anyway.

happy peeps

I understand why my parents loved it here. Aside from the fact that it is a lovely resort, it also has something for everyone. Whether you're a couple, a family, a barkada or a large group from a company, there's got to be an activity that will suit you. So if you're planning a quick escape from the Metro, this might be a good option for you. It's a nice place to unwind and commune with nature.

Resort Information:
Club Balai Isabel
Address: Barangay Banga, Talisay, Batangas, Philippines
Reservations Line: 897 0229; 895 7230
Room Rates vary. Please check the website for more info.

Resort Rating: ♥♥♥♥


  1. I am horrible with jump shots too. :)

    1. Hey, thanks for visiting my blog! Glad I'm not the only (horrible) one lol. And yes, Bagan was one of my unforgettable destinations too. If only I could tell everyone why. =)