Starting Summer "Villa Excellance" - Beautiful Sunday

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My Share for #BeautifulSunday initiated by @ace108


The weather is getting a bit hotter each day which is a hint that summer is here. The best way to beat the heat is heading out to the beach or taking a dip in a pool. Let's take a dip together in one of the popular resorts near our area. A beach resort that has been around for years which has evolved to give the visitors a relaxing and fun experience. Come with me today as we chill by the pool and to beat the summer heat.

Starting Summer "Villa Excellance"



A popular resort frequented by locals and out of towners located in Tanza Cavite, Philippines. Villa Exellance is a resort that is very affordable. We have visited this place a couple of times in the past years when they still did not have any existing pools. When the place had a new owner things has changed since our last visit. The place now includes four pools including a wave pool.


From the entrance the fresh breeze from the ocean gently brushes against your face. A whisper that tells you that it is time to relax and leave all thoughts behind.


Before you enter you need to pay the entrance at the reception. You could either just walk in or call in for reservation during the peak seasons.

Entrance Fee


Beach entrance

75 pesos or $1.43 USD (day swimming 8am to 5pm)

80 pesos or $1.52 USD (night swimming 6pm to 7am)

Beach and Wave Pool entrance

250 pesos or $4.76 USD (day swimming 8am to 5pm)

290 pesos or $5.52 USD (night swimming 6pm to 7am)


You have an option to rent picnic tables, tents, huts, beach cottages and air conditioned rooms.

Regular picnic tables will cost you 500 to 700 pesos which is roughly around $10 - $13 USD

If you are planning to stay over night. Air conditioned rooms cost around 2,000 - 5,500 pesos or $38 - $100 USD.

The cheapest you could rent for an overnight is a native hut with no air conditioning with 1500 pesos or about $28.50 USD.

Some visitors just rent a picnic table and just bring tents with them for an overnight stay.


We had plans to stay overnight so we rented one of the air conditioned rooms. As my family were escorted to our room, I headed out to the beach instead. I had no plans to swim at the beach, but I just wanted to see the water. In this area, the water is not crystal clear unlike the beaches which is around 3 to 4 hours drive from here. If you are wondering how it looks like feel free to visit Exploring a Secret World.


A nice place to hang out, but I really wouldn't want to swim here. The water is cloudy in the coastline near populated areas which is very common. I guess it is still safe to swim, but I prefer to just hang out near the water.



They are still continuing the improvements in the resort. I am picturing they would be adding some more tables here in this area.


Still a lot of vacant tables at this time, but as summer moves on a lot will be occupied each day.


Grills are placed outside each section of the rooms if you want to cook your own food. You could buy some charcoal to cook some barbecue which is always on the menu for beach goers.


Here is the room that we rented and everyone is getting settled in. An air conditioned room that has a native roof made from coconut palm leaves. A picnic table just outside the room is a perfect place to enjoy your meals and do the cook out.



Time to check out the swimming pools and the kids are already ahead of me. If the entrance you paid is for beach and pool. You would have a stamp on your wrist so they will allow you inside. If you only paid for the beach entrance you wouldn't be able the experience their wave pool.


The pool area has four sections and the children's area is the first pool you would see upon entrance. Unfortunately, this area is under maintenance clean up at this time.


There are more picnic tables and native cottages inside the pool area.


Pool side tables rentals cost 600 pesos or $11.42 USD. Seems like a lot of people are still not set for the summer mood. Soon it would be really hard to get a table during peak seasons.


I told my kids to get changed if they already want to go for a swim. They wanted to scout the area first and prefers to take a dip when the sun goes down. I guess they wouldn't want to get a sunburn.



My aunts were enjoying just taking a walk around the area. My daughter escorting them along the way. They tire easily after a couple of steps, but it is good that there are a lot of vacant seats to take a rest.


Here is my lovely daughter and my two aunts. It was their first time to visit here and really loved how the place was very clean and well maintained.


Pine trees were strategically planted in parts of the pool area to give that natural feel to it. I really love resorts with a lot of trees it contrasts the tile covered pools. The feeling that you are in a pool, but surrounded with nature adds a relaxing vibe to it.



This pool has an elevated area and a lazy river goes around it. A small bridge connects it to another section with another pool.





The next pool is the smallest one and yet uniquely designed as it has a small platform connected by a bridge in the middle of the pool. Flowing water rushes on the sides of the bridge.



On the platform is planted a small palm tree and I think this is a perfect place to hang out with a margarita on hand.


I really love this section and I would love to have something similar to this design if we could have a pool. Also not much people goes to this quiet section. Later you would see where all the people are hanging out.



I think we will be spending a lot of time here later in this area once we go for a swim. But for now let's check out the other areas of the resort.


Two water slides designed as a pirate ship is one of the attractions for those who love water slides. I am not much of a fan of water slides, but the kids would surely enjoy this slide.



Now for the biggest pool in the resort, designed like an artificial beach this is where all the people hang out.


There are also two jacuzzi like pools on both sides of the large pool area.


People flock to the wave pool area which is activated for like 10- 15 minutes after every hour. A siren goes off which indicates that the wave pool is activated.


People enjoyed being tossed around by the artificial waves. I have to admit that it is quite enjoyable from my experience. If you close your eyes you could almost feel that you are out on the ocean.


Some just sit by the shore and relaxing while the waves roll over. I guess the only thing that is missing are artificial sand near the shore.


You may not enjoy the beach in this resort, but their pool made it worthwhile. I love how they turned the pool into an artificial beach experience. From the blue clear water to the palm trees that surround the pool. It is an experience that everyone would surely enjoy at a very affordable price.



Summer is definitely here and this resort is a great place to kick it off.





This only the first part of our stay in Villa Excellance. Would you like to know how the place looks like during a night swim? I could only tell you one thing............. Magic. Thanks for joining me today on our trip to this resort. I wish you could also enjoy the cool breeze and cool water. Hope you join me again for the next part of our experience. Until then enjoy the rest of the weekend and beat the heat as summer is here.

Let me know what you think and let's talk about fun in the sun. Cheers!


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This was an excellent tour of this resort! So very detailed, I feel like I have already been there myself.

I really love then palm-roofed huts for overnight stays. I am pretty sure that I would not be able to take that Philippine heat anytime soon, especially in the summer, but, those are pretty sweet retreats to kick back and do a BBQ !

The wave pool is pretty neat and I do like going into them, although I am totally with you, liking the more peaceful, less crowded area with the bridge. Plus, it is really pretty! And yes to the Margarita! ;)

It looks like you and the family had a wonderful time and I look forward to seeing the next part of it. And if I have never said it before, you have done such a wonderful job raising your kids. I love the way they defer to your elderly aunts and it is refreshing to see the respect shown. Well done. I know some will think it is a cultural thing, but, so many of the youth today have thrown culture to the wind. Sadly.]

Have a great week. Superb post!

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I took so much photos that I had to break them down lol. I tried my best to show as much detail as I can, but sometimes I just lose myself taking photos not noticing time. None of us took a dip until the sun was down and you would see why on my next post.
Kids are really hard to raise but I do my best to always get them on the right path. I raise them like how my parents raised me and part of it is always to pay respect to elders. We take care of our elders, keep them close to us as much as possible which is a part of our culture. My daughter also loves taking my aunt on walks in the park on some weekends and gets an ice cream or a burger after lol. It's really fun to have family close by as it brightens up the home. It's just Tuesday here and still a long week ahead. Hope you have a fabulous week my friend.

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That is the way I was raised and the way my children are raised. I can't think of any other way I would want to see them. We take care of our own, but, I can see that some in my culture do not and there is distance between them. No culture is immune, I have seen it in all, but, I think the Western Culture is more likely to be guilty.

I have to believe that it is part of how they were raised, partly parents working and leaving kids on their own, (when my mother went out, one of our Aunt or Uncles kept us) and lastly - the so called social media and too much internet and not enough face to face time with other kids...

I agree having family close is as good as life gets! It warms my heart every time I see one of them walking towards my door.

I hope you have an amazing week and yes!! I look forward to part 2!

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What a beautiful place! I envy you for having summer already... will still be a while for us here in Germany. And then its over in 4 weeks :-b

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How is summer in Germany? Do you also head to resorts and beaches during summer time?

Wonderful tour my friend! I love the photos and the very detailed description of the resort! It looks like a perfect place to take the family.

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Hello my friend. How are you? It's get hotter and hotter each day here. Still looking for other places to cool down hopefully. Water here is very cold at night.

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Honored to be selected as an honorable mention. Thank you @lizanomadsoul and @steemitworldmap team.

Nice beach with nice pools. I was wondering if the spelling should be Excellence until I saw the sign.

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It is a good thing I got a shot with the name of the resort as others may also think as a typo lol. Thanks @ace108

This place looks so beautiful and relaxing. What a great tour !

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Thank you. It was really a relaxing stay for us. I got to recharge a bit.

Wow! That looks like an amazing place to stay and visit! 😍

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It is an amazing and a very affordable place to stay. Also there are some areas you could explore.

That definitely looks like a resort I would like to spend my summer at.
All the trees and the huge pool make it nice. I'm in the Philippines at least a couple of times a year, but I've never been to that part. Maybe you have just convinced me.

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Oh what parts have you been in? If ever you would be dropping by the country just let me know as I could provide some recommendations. Mountain, beach, culture, history you name it lol.

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I've been all over cebu, bohol, palawan, boracay, coron, mindoro. Some of luzon like metro manila, subic, baller bay, batangas.
Don't know where I will go next, but as long as there is Philippino food and it's near divable water I'm good.
I was thinking add another island like leyte panay negros or south-east luzon near legazpi.

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Aww you've been around that is awesome! You have been to the best spots already. Still there are some hidden gems waiting out there.

What a gorgeous post * ___ * This place looks absolutely wonderful, a haven for having family time and making memories :D Love all the photos and the information you included is also really neat <3

That pool is very awesome looking !!!

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Thank you for the kind words. I really appreciate it. I always try my best to share my experiences as detailed as possible. Thank you.

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This resort looks great. If it were not that far from Germany, it could be a destination for our next vacation.

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You are so far my friend lol. I bet you have a lot of gorgeous resorts in Germany. Well who knows maybe you could visit the country one day or I could visit Germany lol. Cheers!

I can see why that would be a really popular summer spot! That looks like it is worth the money with all those different options to enjoy. It is kind of funny that they made a mock beach right near an actual beach, but makes sense if the ocean there isn't very clear. I think I would prefer the quiet pool to enjoy, myself. I get a little overwhelmed with too many people around, so looks like you visited at the perfect time to me!

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Absolutely a quiet pool is the best. A romantic time with your loved one on a night dip is even perfect. Summer season is on and once the classes are off it would be really hard to find an uncrowded resort.

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That's probably why I prefer to vacation in off seasons, haha! It's easier to do that since I don't have any children. ;)

Wow! This seems to be the best time to visit the resort, as I don't like crowds. An excellent review here my friend!
Blessings!

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Thank you my friend. It was the perfect time but sad to say it won't last long. Soon the crowd will be pouring in. Although there are still a lot of isolated places hidden away from the crowd.

Wow, that is a very detailed post. It looks like you really had fun bonding with your family. Thank you so much for sharing this with us! I surely will look through your posts for future references if ever I travel going there. Thanks again and Have a great day!

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Get you plans ready as you will be in for a ride lol. I'll give some tips on the sweet places to visit. Have a great weekend!

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Wow, Thank you so much! Havea great weekend too!

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