When it comes to beautiful, sprawling, and sandy beaches with lovely waters, Zambales is definitely the province to beat. It’s geographically blessed with a very long coastline situated along the West Philippine Sea.
When most people think of a good, relaxing getaway in Luzon, cities like Subic and Olongapo which are nestled in the Zambales province are examples that immediately come to mind, and for good reason. Aside from beautiful beaches such as Subic Bay, Iba, San Narciso, and San Felipe, Zambales also boasts dozens of resorts with high-class services and facilities sure to make your beach trip as memorable and enjoyable as possible. Most resorts are situated near the beach, making them a great starting point for a few hours of swimming in the sea.
With all the resorts in the area – both the old and more traditional ones, as well as new ones popping up, it can be difficult to sort through them all – it’s even more difficult to pick just one. Here’s a handful of high-quality resorts you can choose from to guide you along the way in planning one of the best vacations ever.
1. The Lighthouse Marina Resort
The Lighthouse Marina Resort is located in one of the most popular resort areas in Zambales, Subic. This is one resort that never skimps of the luxuries a getaway should have. Their rooms feature a widescreen television complete with cable, a mini-fridge and bar, coffee and tea making kits as well as internet access, and a beautiful bathroom complete with a tub and shower.
When nighttime falls, the guests at the resort are greeted with a wonderful sight of the Lighthouse lighting up in the different colors of the rainbow. The resort also features a pool as well as an indoor game collection and DVD library. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Address: Central Business, Block 4, Lot 1, Moonbay Marina Complex, Waterfront Rd, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, 2222 Zambales
2. Kamana Sanctuary Resort and Spa
Being a somewhat new resort, the Kamana Sanctuary Resort has a very modern vibe to it. The Resort is located along Nabasan Beach for easy access. Their most popular rooms are the casitas, which are built over the water reminiscent of floating houses. The rooms have a television, refrigerator, a bathtub, and complete bathroom essentials as well as a safe for keeping valuable items.
You can book several water-related activities at the resort, such as aqua cycling, kayaking, and snorkeling. They also have an infinity pool which blends in nicely with the blue sea in the background. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Address: Ilanin Forest West, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, 2222 Bataan
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3. White Rock Waterpark and Beach
What’s unique about the White Rock resort is that it’s not only available for booking during the hot summer months, but it’s open all year round so you can go on a little “summer” getaway even when it’s not actually the summer season, but it’s also a hotspot for more adventurous types given all of the outdoor activities they have to offer. They have ten different types of rooms to choose from, all equipped with clean and comfortable beds, televisions, complete toiletries, and a minibar.
It’s hard to grow bored at the White Rock Water Park because they have a variety of different amenities for activities such as their infinity pool, wave pool, playground, as well as more stimulating activities like rappelling, wall climbing, kayaking, inflatable water parks, and more. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Address: White Rock Waterpark and Beach
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4. Mangrove Resort
Subic may have a plethora of amazing resorts, but Olongapo is far from falling short. The Mangrove Resort and Hotel is very definitely “simple yet effective” because though they might not have all the fancy bells and whistles, they do a great job of doing what resorts are supposed to be: relaxing and calm.
The Mangrove Resort has various amenities such as their in-resort restaurant, kiddie pool and adult pool, and easy access to the nearby beach. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Address: Baloy Long Beach Rd, Olongapo, Zambales
5. iCove Beach Hotel
If you want the all-makings of a great beach-side resort all while not having to break the bank, the iCove Beach Hotel is a top choice. It features easy access to a small albeit comfortable beach, and the wonderful service will make you feel right at home.
Their in-house restaurant serves delicious Filipino and international dishes perfect for a bite after a long day of swimming at the beach. They also have a kiddie and adult-sized pool if you want a refresher away from the salty waves. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Address: RH 5 Subic Baraca National Hwy, Olongapo, Zambales
6. Moonbay Marina the Villas
Moonbay is a resort in a prime located in Subic, near to all the shopping malls and fun events but you might find yourself not wanting to take a step outside the property when everything you need is already inside. The resort is surrounded by lush greenery and mountains, making for a very calm and relaxing atmosphere.
The rooms are very spacious which makes it great for large family bookings. They come complete with comfortable beds and sheets, desks, air conditioning, complete toiletries, and a wonderful view of nature outside from the large windows.
The amenities at the Moonbay Marina include their in-house restaurant and swimming pool. It is also within walking distance to major establishments as well as the beach. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Address: Waterfront Rd, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales
7. ACEA Subic Bay
The Acea Subic bay resort is another relatively new resort that will blow your mind right away as you enter the grounds with the fantastic view complete with lush greeneries, palm trees,
You don’t have to love the beach to be in love with ACEA Subic Bay. They have a stunning adult and kiddie pool, restaurant, playground, and water activities – you’re free to rent all the sports gear needed at the resort, too. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Address: San Bernardo Rd, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, 2200 Zambales
8. Camayan Beach Resort
Water and marine life lovers will have a blast at the Camayan Beach Resort, not only because of its proximity to the beach but also because it’s just a couple of steps from the Ocean Adventure Theme Park which has some of the best sea lion and dolphin shows in the entire country.
The resort has 85 different rooms to choose from, all varying in size and amenities. They have rooms good for couples as well as rooms spacious enough for team building or tour groups.
The resort has a restaurant called the Reef and a bar called the SandBar for all of your food and drink needs. Camayan Beach Resort is also equipped with an adult-sized swimming pool, scuba diving and hiking activities, a beach volleyball area along the shore, as well as a fish feeding area which is fun both for adults and for kids. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Address: Camayan Wharf, West Ilanin Forest Area, Subic Bay, Philippines 2222
9. Wild Orchid Beach Resort
The Wild Orchid Beach Resort is a one size fits all type of resort, with eight types of rooms to choose from. Aside from being a wonderful avenue for relaxation, the Wild Orchid is also located close to many popular spots in Olongapo.
All room options come with free high-speed internet access, toiletries, as well as a television and air conditioning unit. Bookings also come with a free breakfast. The amenities of Wild Orchid include a beautiful swimming pool for kids and adults, fun waterslides, barbecue facilities, sports equipment as well as a gym. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Address: Baloy Long Beach, Barrio Barretto, Olongapo City 2200, Baloy Long Beach Rd, Olongapo, Zambales
10. Vista Marina Hotel and Resort
Aside from being in a very prime location close to popular tourist spots such as the beach and lighthouse, the Vista Marina is a world-class hotel with big, spacious rooms boasting an incredible view of the Subic Bay. The rooms come with a safe as well as complete bathroom amenities, wifi connection, air conditioning, and television to make your stay all the more comfortable.
The Vista Marina is equipped with top-of-the-line facilities such as their outdoor swimming pool, bar area, in-room massage service, and restaurant. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Address: 2, Moonbay Marina Area Waterfront Road Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City, 2222 Zambales
11. Subic Waterfront Resort
The Subic Waterfront Resort is a top accommodation, surrounded by serene nature and equipped with top-of-the-line facilities and services at very affordable rates for those who want to see the beauty of Subic without going over budget.
The amenities of the resort include an adult and kiddie swimming pool, banquet facilities, poolside bar and snack bar, mini bar, board room, and inclusive wifi connection. The Subic Waterfront Resort is also in a prime location, being only a 5-minute drive away from the nearest beach. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Address: AYC Compound, RH 5 National Hwy, Subic, 2209 Zambales
12. Treasure Island Resort
The Treasure Island Resort is a beautiful and budget-friendly getaway right by the beach, with rooms equipped with complete facilities as well as quality air conditioning, a television, wifi connection, and a wonderful view of the sea in the distance. It’s a family-friendly resort that is sure to be enjoyable for children and adults alike.
The resort comes with everything you need to relax and unwind, such as a child-friendly swimming pool, restaurant, and floating bar. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Address: 50 Baloy Long Beach Rd, Olongapo, 2200 Zambales
13. Seorabeol Grand Leisure Hotel
Luxury comes first at the Seorabeol Grand Leisure Hotel, with five rooms of different sizes, all set up with clean, fresh beds, televisions, desks, and storage space as well as fully equipped bathrooms. Internet connection is also available, free with your room bookings.
Seorabeol boasts a large and very relaxing swimming pool, one for adults and one for kids with a small bridge atop of it great for snapping a few pictures of your trip. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Address: Waterfront Rd, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales
14. The Palms Resort and Bar
The Palms might be a relatively new resort, but their amazing facilities are nothing to scoff at. They’re located comfortably near San Narciso Beach and have rooms designed for luxury, equipped with a minibar, television with cable, internet access, and even movie streaming options for a nice night in with family.
Aside from being right by the beach, The Palms has other exciting amenities such as their jacuzzi, rooftop bar with an amazing view of the nearby waters, as well as a spots and activities area. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Address: Purok 1-A Brgy, San Narciso, 2205 Zambales
15. By the Sea Resort Hotel
True to its name, By the Sea gives visitors easy access to the nearby beach all while being a high-quality resort with luxurious, spacious rooms with air conditioning, complete amenities, hot and cold water as well as wifi connection. Founded in the early 1980s, By the Sea is a classic favorite loved by all generations, and one you’d love to come back to time and time again.
By the Sea is host to a beautiful Island Restaurant overlooking Subic Bay as well as a swimming pool and water sports activities for the beach which you can inquire about at the front desk. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Address: 99 RH 5 National Hwy, Olongapo, 2200 Zambales
16. Blue Rock Beach Resort
The Blue Rock Beach Resorts offers fun and relaxation at very affordable prices without cutting corners or ruining the good qualities a resort should have. They have four different types of rooms all prepared with air conditioning, hot and cold water, television, a minibar, and complete toiletries.
Some enjoyable facilities at the Blue Rock are their beautiful Floating Bar, swimming pool, and restaurant which presents a menu of delicious and fresh local dishes. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Address: Baloy Long Beach Road, Olongapo City, 2200
17. Subiza Beach Resort
Looking for a charming and scenic getaway by the beach? Look no further because the Subiza Beach Resort has all your needs to make for an enjoyable getaway with eight different rooms to pick from all at competitive prices, where you’ll be greeted to an amazing view of the sandy beach at the balcony.
The Subiza Beach Resort has a handful of great amenities to occupy yourself with during your stay, like their contemporary Seafront Restaurant, music lounge for a nice karaoke session, a beautiful pool by the seaside, and exciting water sports. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Address: 13 Baloy Long Beach Rd, Barrio Barretto, Olongapo, Zambales
Disclaimer: Photos are provided by the resorts via Agoda.