Sunday, May 8, 2016

One Weekend: Bataan Getaway

There's nothing like spending quality time with family while observing Holy Week traditions on a serene weekend. Ever since were little kids, we spend holy week in Bataan. I guess its just our go-to place whenever one calls for a beach trip.

Since holy week fell on a weekend, everyone was available to go and have some quality time away from the busy streets of Manila. Bataan is a 4-5 hour drive from the city. A lot of historical events took place in this province and there are numerous beaches that you can visit. This is our family's favourite place to go on a quick vacay.

We love going to the West Nuk beach in Morong, Bataan. Its an exclusive beach resort for NAPOCOR employees who are staying in their housing village in Bagac, Bataan. My uncle works for the company so we always visit the place. 

Its not your ideal kind of beach with all the powdery white sand and clear blue waters. The water is clean, the sand is not that white but the beach is peaceful and not too crowded. 


Sand between my toes, sea breeze and a bottle of beer is always a good idea.


One piece swimsuit, FREEWAY


It's the boyfriend's first time to tag along with the whole family for a quick vacay. Good thing he had a great time! hehe





Of course, my favourite part of our beach trip is visiting Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. Each year, this place offers new attractions and services that makes staying here worthwhile, worth the money, time and effort.


They keep on building new structures and buildings that shows and preserves the old Philippines feel. This what makes this place unique from all the modern resorts and hotels.

romper, slip ons, FOREVER 21 | sunglasses, SUNNIES BY CHARLIE | hat, bought in CAMBODIA







The best part is always the beach. I particularly love this beach because of the huge waves. Unlike the other beaches in Bataan, this beach is fun because we enjoyed fighting the waves. Of course, what's a visit to the beach without the amazing sunset? Always a magnificent view.





one piece, COTTON ON | sunglasses, SUNNIES BY CHARLIE







a little cheese won't hurt hehe

FAM BAM!


I've got to give it to the boyfriend for taking amazing photos! Sorry love, but I'm grateful! You're the best!





Look how this place just magically lit up when the sun sets. Amazing. 

You can watch cultural dances in Las Casas too! Definitely a trip down memory lane.


This was our last full day in Bataan, the next day we just had a quick swim in the pool and went back to Manila already.

swimsuit, I LOVE KOI | sunglasses, SUNNIES BY CHARLIE | cap, H&M
Told you it was a quick getaway, but its good to have an R & R from time to time. 


top,skirt, FOREVER 21 | watch, MICHAEL KORS | cap, H&M | sunglasses, SUNNIES BY CHARLIE
There are actually a lot of places to see in Bataan, but if you just wanna lounge by the pool and hit the beach, this might be a good itinerary for you.

I'm excited to share my next beach trip with you guys! Keep in touch!


XOXO,
NICOLE

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