Perhaps, the best advantage of being single is you have more time for yourself and to have a free hand in deciding on what to do with it. So when you need to unwind and have some girl-bonding time, just contact all your single friends and go somewhere nice. We really didn’t have to go that far since just a few minutes from downtown Bacolod City is Palmas Del Mar.
The Costa Del Sol Suite at the Iberian Suites was just perfect for us. The room was very spacious for the four of us and it can still accommodate an extra bed. A wide flat screen TV will lure you to languor in your room but it definitely did not tempt us to miss the view of the sea by the balcony.
We also did not miss to appreciate the tall acacia trees at the back of the Iberian Suites with its wide expanse of branches gently swaying to the sea breeze. There’s also a pool with slides just adjacent to the Iberian Suites making it very accessible for a quick swim.
Another thing that never failed to get our attention is the food. We enjoyed breakfast by the poolside where I had two poached eggs, chorizo, a slice of watermelon, a piece of pandesal, a piece of ibus, brewed coffee and orange juice. Though the serving size was too much for me, I finished my chorizo since it was really good.
It must be our lucky day since we were invited to have lunch with no less than the owners of Palma’s Del Mar, the Lizares family. The family attends mass at the resort every Sunday and since it’s the birthday of a family member, lunch was courtesy of the family with a few invited friends. Home cooked food by the beach makes you forget about your diet.
Conversations with Atty. Andrea Lizares-Si and John Mari Lizares revolve around tourism in the province and the issues and concerns that hound the local hotel industry. After lunch, no less than Lizares siblings Andrea and John Mari and the resort’s new manager JB Ongsingco, toured us around the resort.
The Iberian Suites was the newest addition to the resort. There are still expansion plans to be anticipated including additional pools and function rooms. That means better service and more choices for customers.
Surely, you’ll find a theme which suits you among the different themed rooms at Palmas. There’s a pool suited to every family member. The Family Suites, Island Suites, Garden Rooms and Villa Cabanas continue to draw patrons who have enjoyed their rooms for the past 15 years. I was quite surprised at the rates since it’s quite affordable for a group and the rooms are quite spacious too. It’s perfect for families who want to spend a luxurious weekend away from the city but still very accessible.
Planning a garden wedding? The landscaped garden will serve as an excellent venue. Wait for sunset and you will be awed by the sheer beauty of the sun’s dramatic farewell. Wouldn’t that be a great backdrop for your beach wedding?
The pool at the Mediterranean Suites was very inviting with its Jacuzzi. At night, you will feel like you were transported, guess where? The Mediterranean, of course! The pool is lighted so that it has a warm glow, giving it a romantic ambiance. It has two Jacuzzis which you can use for free if you are a resort guest. It’s perfect for honeymooning couples.
All single women at a beautiful resort with a romantic sunset…you can’t blame us for our line of thoughts. Now, if only they have a wedding package that goes with a groom.
How to get there:
Palmas del Mar Bacolod is very accessible by public transport and by a private vehicle. Take the Airport – Central Market jeepney from downtown Bacolod and tell the driver you’re going to Palmas del Mar. You can also take the taxi. Any self-respecting taxi driver would know where Palmas is located. If not, better take another one. If it’s your first time to drive to Palmas, the location map below will be very helpful.
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For more info, contact:
Address: J.R. Torres Avenue, Bacolod City
Telephone: +6334-434-8987, +6334-434-7971 to 72, +6334-433-3587 to 88