Balai Ising Garden Resort at Putingkahoy, Rosario, Batangas
Summer is not over yet and if your kids are still insisting to go for a swim a week after your beach trip, you can go to Balai Ising Garden Resort at Putingkahoy, Rosario, Batangas. This resort is very popular and if you do not like the crowd, then this place is not for you. Or you could wait after the peak season when it’s not overcrowded.
But other than that, you will definitely love this place. Just this year, they opened the theme park for kids and kids at heart. Just look at these photos taken from Balai Ising official FB page. I took photos too but you won’t appreciate it because it’s full of people everywhere.
How to book a reservation
We contacted Balai Ising Resort and they suggested that we book 50% of the cottage to secure our day tour. At the time, only the porch was available, a week before our travel date. So I recommend that you do the same thing. You can deposit your down payment through any of the following accounts:
Metrobank Savings Balai Ising Garden Resort 504-3-50442058-3
BDO Savings Loida Almeron 630324557
Then send a copy of proof of deposit to their fb page or to their gmail account firstname.lastname@example.org together with your name, contact number, accommodation to reserve and check in date and time. Down payment is non-refundable.
See below published rates and contact numbers.
Check in for day tour is 7AM and overnight is 7PM. Pool is closed from 5AM to 7AM and 5PM to 7PM for cleaning and treatment. Since it’s peak season, we ensured that we’re at the resort before 7AM. As expected, there weren’t so many people yet and the weather is not so hot, perfect for swimming.
The porch is a modern and medium sized open cottage that can accommodate up to 20 persons. It has one large table with surrounding seat. There’s an electric outlet that you can use to plug your electronics and gadgets as well as its own grilling station. Take note that you have to pay for every electric appliances for Php100 each. Try to send a message to their FB page to check other cottages.
This is a garden resort, I think, because of the trees surrounding the area. It provides shade from the heat of the sun. The one close to our cottage is popular at midday because of the large trees around the pool. Since we only booked for a day tour, I didn’t have a chance to take a peek inside their rooms for overnight stay.
Other Attractions Inside the Resort
Once you are tired from swimming, which I seriously doubt, you can always take a selfie with famous characters from the movies. To name a few, there are life-size Ironman, Spiderman and Hulk from Avengers movie. From Justice League are Superman and Batman. Our favorite characters from Toy Story, Minions and Smurfs are there too.
You can also book this resort for weddings, birthdays, baptism and other special occasions. Just recently, they held Mr. and Ms. Eco Tourism of Rosario, Batangas pre-pageant competition at Balai Ising.
Take a lot of photos of your kids enjoying the water park. If you missed a family photo at the entrance when you arrived, you can do it before leaving. Capture happy moments with your family.
Overall we enjoyed the resort despite the large number of crowd. They had limit anyway on number of people coming in. Just expect long lines if you’re going to walk in. This is a good alternative from Camp Pulong Gubat water park minus the wave pool.
If you would like to extend your vacation, Balai Ising is near Laiya San Juan and you can check in to Doña Nena Resort for a beach trip. For more recommended places to visit, always check family travel and hang out spot. Do not forget to share.