For the second year in a row, we January babies got together to celebrate out birthday in Laguna. We wanted to go somewhere new but Laguna is the most convenient and affordable for our needs. A long road trip wasn’t an option since there were kids and babies with us who can be a little fussy if they’re cooped up in the car for hours.
After a lot of research, I saw Spring de Laguna‘s ad and made an inquiry. I had the initial impression that the rates for Spring de Laguna would be more than what we wanted to afford. It turns out that they had an ongoing promo for the off-peak season plus an additional discount for advanced bookings of more than 2 weeks. So yay!
Spring de Laguna
The resort is located inside a private subdivision so we are assured of safety and a quiet neighborhood. There are 3 units: A and B can accommodate up to 20 people and can be combined to accommodate larger groups; Unit C is their largest unit which can accommodate up to 40 people. The owners gave us a map when we reserved the unit which was easy to follow. Aside from this, the subdivision is familiar to Waze so you can use this app to drive there too.
I booked Unit A for our group. The standard rate is Php 15,000. But they had an ongoing promo when I inquired which brought the rate down to Php 12,000. They slashed another Php 1,500 off the price when I reserved 2 weeks in advance. The amount we paid for Unit A was Php 10,500.
The unit was equipped with a videoke, refrigerator, griller and stove with gas which we can use for free. If we wanted to bring other appliances like rice cooker, there is an additional Php 200 for each appliance we were to use.
Unit A Details:
- Capacity: 10 – 20 persons
- No. of Rooms: 3 Air-conditioned Rooms with own toilets
- Total # of Beds: 3 Queen Size Double Deck Bed with pullout
- Sleeping Capacity: 20 persons
- Each room can accommodate 6 – 7 persons (maximum)
- Includes pillows and beddings, except for blanket & towel
The pool’s source of water was from a natural hot spring. The deepest part of the adult pool was about 4.5 feet so we were able to utilize the whole space. There was a small pool intended for the kids but that was where the hot water was coming from. It was more appropriate as a jacuzzi. The unit had a dedicated caretaker and we reached out to him if we wanted to adjust the temperature of the pool.
Areas of Improvement:
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay. The kids never stopped swimming and us adults enjoyed the jacuzzi to relax our muscles. There were some areas for improvement however:
- The lighting throughout the unit was not very bright. Fish was part of our dinner when we got there and we had difficulties removing its bones. The lights gave off a muted brightness that made our eyes sleepy.
- The stove only had one range. This made cooking difficult as we could only cook one dish at a time.
- We also had limited space on the kitchen countertop. The table on the dining area doubled as the cooking preparation table and dining table.
- There was a limited number of sockets both in the ground floor and in the rooms. There were 2 sockets in our room but only one was working. Imagine having to share the socket with 5 other people in the room for recharging batteries and whatnot.
Of Food and Birthdays
We never ran out of food during our stay. It seemed like I was eating every 5 minutes and the amount of food stayed the same. We wait for the food to cook, eat and then someone would immediately start cooking again. It was a cycle. LOL.
On the morning of the second day, I went out with my cousin to buy our birthday cakes from Mer-Nel’s. This was one of the reasons why we still chose to celebrate in Laguna. We also bought drinks and other supplies at a nearby grocery and when we got there, a feast was waiting ❤
We didn’t get to sing a birthday song or blow our candles. Everyone was busy with swimming, eating or running after my hyper nieces and nephews. Haha. It was a fun and relaxing weekend getaway for all of us 🙂