Yey! Even before the year ends we got an opportunity to travel all the way to Batangas for a quick weekend escapade at Club Balai Isabel. We’ve been longing to visit this resort and experience it for ourselves. After several attempts this year, finally we can include it in our #PrigiTrip memories hihi! At Club Balai Isabel, you don’t have to wait for summer to relax and chill. Here, you can have it all-year-round. There are many things that you can do inside the resort that you will surely treasure.
Anyway, I have listed some examples below:
Hubby and I usually go on an out of town trip together to spend some quality time. We both stay in the same roof but discovering new places together is something magical for us. It’s our way of de-stressing and getting back to the basics of enjoying each other.
We stayed at the Bañadero Suite located at the Orchard Lane. It has its own spacious living area, television, dining table,mini ref and a room that has two beds. The restroom is accessible from the living area and the bedroom. I personally liked the fresh scents of the bed and sheets. One thing that I’ve noticed they don’t have any intercom or phone that can connect you to the lobby/receptionist. Better be sure that you have requested everything you need because this area is quite far.
Club Balai has three different pool areas, the Kumintang pool, Terraza pool and Talisay pool. These pictures were taken at the 500 sq m. Kumintang Pool, they transferred the inflatables swans that day which are originally located at the aqua park. The pool can go deep from 4ft up to 7ft. The Terraza pool is an infinity pool located near the restaurant while the Talisay pool is somehow located in a secluded garden. We find the Kumintang pool too enjoyable that we forgot to try the other pools inside Club Balai Isabel.
My favorite part of our stay at Club Balai Isabel was our play time at the Aqua Park. The whole Aqua Park sits on the Taal Lake, you get to see the beautiful view while stretching some of your muscles in some of their obstacles.
At first, I thought walking through the inflatable is easy but I was completely wrong. I slipped and stumbled myself haha! My knees were shaking too while I was trying to climb to go to the slide.
Some obstacles were manageable but there are times that you have to balance yourself to avoid getting into the lake. In case you dropped yourself into the water don’t worry as long you have your life vest you’re safe.
- P1,850/head: Inclusive of lunch, snacks, use of facilities like pool, basketball, billiards and 1 hour Aqua park ticket
- P990/head: Inclusive of use of facilities like pool, basketball, billiards and 1 hour Aqua Park ticket
- P1,250: 4 pcs. of 1 hour Aqua Park tickets
- P450/head: 1 hour Aqua Park tickets
For safety reasons kids below 13 years old are not allowed in the Aqua Park.
We also tried some water sports activities at Club Balai Isabel which I also posted below.
Jet Ski P2,000/30 minutes or P3,500/hour
If you have an extra budget, I suggest go and try the Jet Ski. It was my first time to drive this vehicle, trust me it is easy to operate. You can even get close to Taal if you want.
Banana Boat P300/head; minimum riders of 5 people (15mins.)
This is definitely the activity at Club Balai Isabel that you don’t want to miss out. We were provided with life jackets for our safety. It was a thrilling ride, everyone’s screaming and laughing at the same time. You have to hold on tight if you don’t want to fall into the water. Thank God we survived this ride haha!
Other water sports:
- Kayak P150/hour single seater; P300/hour double seater
- Fly Fish P500/hour
- Speed Boat P6,000/hour
- Pedal Boat P500/hour
- Parasailing P2,500/hour (good for 4 pax)
Of course, our vacation is incomplete without indulging on food. Club Balai Isabel has two dining area. The Kape Kumintang which offers snacks and drinks. This one is near the Kumintang Pool, in case you want to freshen up with a cold drink after dipping in the pool.
Another dining area is the Terraza Restaurant which has a good view of the Taal especially in the morning. We arrived around lunch time and we ordered some of their best-selling dishes. Sayang! I’m excited for the Tawilis but unfortunately it’s not available. We had the Bulalo, Kare-Kare and Fried Chicken which are all good. During our stay, we also tried their dinner and breakfast buffet. I just forgot how much the buffet costs.
Actually we were invited by Club Balai Isabel to experience their first ever “Lakeside Pool Party”. The spacious Kumintang area were transformed into a party ground. They prepared some colorful floaters where anyone can even sit or rest while enjoying their pica-pica and drinks.
They charged P600.00 for checked-in guests and P900.00 for walk-ins inclusive of drinks and some pica-pica. The party started around 7:00 PM and lasted until 2:00 AM. We were entertained with some of the biggest DJ’s in town with matching the foamy effects that made the crowd danced all night
The Lakeside Pool Party of Club Balai Isabel was indeed a success, I’m sure there are more events like this in the future.
Aside from your swim wear, don’t forget to prepare your camera if you’re planning to visit Club Balai Isabel. Most of the spots here are picture perfect and Instagram worthy. If all weekends can be like this, I’m the happiest wife haha!
Kidding aside, thank you Club Balai Isabel for the warm welcome. We can’t wait to be back soon!
How to get there:
Via Public Transportation
- Ride a bus going (Tritan and Jam Bus Liners) to Lipa, Tanauan, Batangas City. There’s a bus terminal in Buendia-Taft just across the Atrium Hotel.
- Get off at Tanauan Town Proper Bus Terminal.
- Take the tricycle (located beside the bus terminal) and ask the driver to bring you Talisay Jeepney Terminal (beside Mc Donalds Tanauan).
- From the terminal, take a jeepney bound to Talisay.
- Drop off at Talisay Town Proper which is near the Church of Talisay.
- From there take a tricycle and tell the driver to bring to Club Balai Isabel.
Via Private Transportation from South Super Highway
- On South Luzon Expressway, go straight to the STAR Tollway
- Take the ramp at the Tanauan City exit and turn right.
- From the National Highway, follow the road going to Talisay Town Proper.
- Go straight ahead, Club Balai is just 500 meters away from the town proper.
Via Private Transportation from South Super Highway (via Tagaytay)
- Take the Sta. Rosa Exit and Turn right.
- Follow the main road leading to Tagaytay.
- From Tagaytay, turn left at the intersection.
- Just go straight until you see a public elementary school on your left and the Ligaya Drive on your right.
- Turn right at Ligaya Drive and follow the road to Talisay
- Once you pass the bridge, Club Balai is just 200 meters away.
Club Balai Isabel
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ClubBalaiIsabel/
Reservations: (043) 728 0307 / 0906 518 5494
Monday to Sunday 8:00 AM-7:00 PM