Oyster Forest Life Resort - TagaytayWednesday, January 11, 2017
When in pantry, I and the team always planning on where are we going, traveling up north or down south, by land, by sea or via plane. Wherein most of the time, didn’t push thru. With that, we’re just laughing out loud on our plans and tease ourselves that we’re Team Drawing. Well, just like an architect who has a plan and draw it.
However, that was not the case last week. As we started to plan to go to a place where we can have a coffee while sitting on a veranda with a relaxing ambiance. A place close to nature and yet within a budget. Then, when we went back to our table, browsing and searching for a place was our first agenda.
Seems like a plan, huh?
So, the search goes on… what to look for?
~ To drink beer or liquor from sunset to sunrise. (In tagalog, hashtag walwalan.)
~ Have a coffee in the veranda with a relaxing view.
~ Swimming pool
~ With a veranda, of course!
~ Relaxing view, more of nature.
~ Cool weather
~ Within a budget, approximately Php1,000 per person.
And voila, we’re heading to Villa Filomena in Indang, Cavite.
Well, that’s our not-so-concrete-plan the day (Thursday) before the agreed day (Friday). Almost everyone shows support though and that’s already a hint that I’m off to somewhere, a spontaneous trip that connotes an adventure.
“Bessie, travel time would be 6-8 hours going to Indang, Cavite from Makati. Plus, the traffic because we’re going to depart after-shift which is around 2-3 in the afternoon and its Friday. Plan B?”
“Ok, sure! Antipolo or Rizal? 2-3 hours away from Makati. Tagaytay? Public transportation is not a problem. Hmmm… 2-3 hours away from Makati, too. Or somewhere near so others with shift the next day can join us. Decide.”
And voila, after several calls and exchange of messages, we’re heading to Oyster Forest Life Resort in Silang, Cavite. An estimate of 5kms away from Tagaytay rotonda. Hooray!
Oyster Forest Life Resort is hard to find! Gee… there’s no signage, the waze app and google map provides a wrong direction. That’s the struggle of driving at night. Luckily, others were already at the resort and still able to answer my calls and gave me the right direction – a big sigh of relief!
The resort has 10-12 villas with 2 bedrooms, a swimming pool, trees around, and flowering plants. However, it was not well-maintained. It’s an OK place for a barkada getaway with a goal such ours. Who needs the pool and ambiance by the way if you’re drunk, right? The important thing is that you’re having fun and enjoying your peers’ company.
We booked a Villa that’s good for 8 persons for only Php3,300. So, who are we to complain? All-in-all, the total expenses were only Php650 per person which includes accommodation, beers, liquors, and foods. By the way, the resort also has a falls which we weren’t able to see because of the trees that blocking the concrete stairs and not-so-safe trail.
To sum it up, it turns out well as planned. Good job, guys! Where are we heading next?
relaxing view in the morning
the villa also has bamboo table and chairs good for the group.
one of the bedrooms
bamboo villa on the quiet part of the resort
the sun is up!
hi there kittie kat!
table and chairs by the pool
the resort's entrance
the barkada mandatory photo
Caffeine-fix at Starbucks, Tagaytay
1 iced venti cafe americano, white mocha, with ristretto shot and breve, please. No water.
Oyster Forest Life Resort
Purok 3, Brgy.Pasong Langka,
Tagaytay City Proper, Tagaytay, PH
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Have a great day!