We found another jewel in the pool of hot spring resorts in Pansol, Laguna, and I hope it remains hidden from the crowd forever.
Whether you are a first-time customer or a regular visitor at Pansol’s famous hot spring resorts, you will find that it could at times be overwhelming to see the long line of resorts that greet you as you come. Apart from the huge resort signs on each building façade boasting the names of their hot spring resorts, there are also the men carrying their “Private Resort” signs and inviting tourists to see their resorts. It could be annoying at times. Of course you’d want to choose the best resort there is, but the scene that greets you just makes it more confusing, more especially if you have not planned on where to go early on.
Throughout the years of going back to Pansol with my family, we’ve had our fair share of good and bad experiences. Most of our bad experiences come from hiring a private resort, mainly because of bad-looking facility. On the other hand, our usual problem with a public resort is that it could get really crowded with other guests at times, especially during peak season. It has become a real quest then to find either a private resort with good facility or a public one with only a handful of guests checking-in.
That’s why we felt like we hit the jackpot with the public resort we went to just after Christmas. We initially planned on seeing a Batangas beach but chose to go a different route because of the not-so-nice weather. The resort is called Blue Water Hotel and Resort, and it is just along the road going to the University of the Philippines Los Banos. I believe it is a new resort because we have not seen it before.
Feel free to visit Blue Water Hot Spring Resort’s Facebook page and let me know what you think!
The resort had three pools and one jacuzzi hut, all offering therapeutic hot water experience coming down straight from the feet of Mt. Makiling.
Everything looked good from the outside, but nothing felt better than dipping into the hot pools. We liked the secluded nipa hut/tub best because the waters were just knee-deep and perfect for our 4 and 5-year-old kids.
Since we didn’t plan on spending the night, we just paid the day fee of Php 380.00 for adults and Php 300.00 for kids upon entry. That already includes use of a cottage. They also have an inhouse restaurant selling grilled food ranging from Php 200.00 – Php 400.00 per order, along with alcoholic drinks.
We bought all our food from outside and NO corkage fee was charged for all of them (although I’m not sure about bringing in alcoholic drinks because we didn’t bring any). If you are spending the night, their room rates start at about Php 2,000.00, which I think is within the range of other good resorts outside.
Oh and while you’re at it, don’t forget to give the famous, and my ever favorite Mer-Nel’s cake a try! I assure you that your whole Pansol trip will not be complete without it!
NOTE: This is not a sponsored post. I am just a serious fan. 🙂
Planning on visiting Pansol, Laguna soon? Why don’t you give Blue Water Hot Spring Resort a try! Tell me of your experience in the comments below.
‘Til the next hot spring hunt,