I started browsing the internet and came accross Villa Excellance Beach Resort located in Tanza, Cavite. Since their website provided factual details of resort amenities and facilities, I decided to set our day tour.
Tanza, Cavite is 32.47 kilometres (20.18 miles) from Pasig City. It was formerly part of General Trias. The western part of Tanza is Manila Bay, the coastline is 10.2 kilometers marked by stretches of warm grey sandy beach.
|Coastline of Tanza, Cavite|
We travelled to Tanza via Manila - Cavite Expressway (Coastal Road) then took A. Soriano Highway. We passed by CEPZA (Cavite Export Processing Zone Authority) and continued south towards Naic. After one memorial park landmark, a side road on the right with a signboard marked the direction leading to Villa Excellance Beach Resort.
Halfway to Villa Excellance Beach Resort, the newly opened Hardin Ng Postema garden resort will simply catch your attention. It seemed it is emerging as the next attraction.
Picnic tables with shade lined the beach front of Villa Excellance. They have wide beach area to play and frolic around. The resort can accommodate huge number of guests. The ground layout and arrangement of picnic tables, huts and cabanas were appropriate. They have wide open and secured parking areas that can accommodate even tourist buses.
|Beachfront Picnic Tables|
|Beachfront lined with Picnic Tables|
|Long and wide beachfront|
The entrance fee for a day-tour is on a per head basis (P250.00) We rented a beachfront Cabana for P700.00. One good advantage of renting a beachfront Cabana is I have the convenience of having my AUV parked right beside our Cabana. And it is quite distant from the more populous and noisy beach coast area.
|My AUV parked beside the Beachfront Cabana|
|Beachfront Cabana with Popoy enjoying the view|
|Inside the Beachfront Cabana|
The waters of Manila Bay was not convincing and invitingly clear, we decided to use the resort's swimming pool instead for a minimal fee of P50.00 (each). There were only handful of guests using the swimming pool which incidentally was very close to our Cabana.
|The Swimming Pool Area|
|My Wife with Beatriz and Dominique|
|By the poolside|
|My son AJ doing a Greg Louganis dive|
We had Sinigang na Baka, Rellenong Bangus, and Pork Menudo for lunch while for snack, my wife prepared her concoction of the mouth-watering Lugaw, complete with Goto and Tokwa and cooked right-on-the-spot using her ever handy rice cooker.
|Sinigang Na Baka|
|Lugaw with Goto and Tokwa|
We concluded our day-tour before 5:00 p.m. Along the way we passed by a fruit stand selling water melons at P100.00 for every 3 pieces. The water melons were sweet as it was very juicy.
Quite a bargain...
|Beatriz with her Mommy Olga|
|With My Wife|
Here are some useful tips and reviews regarding the resort and their amenities:
- Toilets are delapidated and stinky.
- Shower areas are dirty and does not have proper fixtures.
- There are no appropriate clean and dry changing rooms.
- There are no lifeguard manning the beach front.
- They should enforce regulations on alcohol consumption.
- They should improve their roadways.
- Quite noisy.
- They have open and secured parking lot.
- The grounds are kept tidy and clean.
Will I recommend this resort to friends and associates? Yes, but with reservations