Before my family and I went here for day tour, I made a thorough research. I asked an officemate what the ambiance like, and he told me it was 'OK' and it is more of a family / barkada / masa type of resort. Well, and so we came with low expectations..and indeed..it is for 'masa'. It is very ironic that there is a large poster at the entrance of oceana waterpark that advices the proper swimming attire, and yet I could count on my fingers the number of people wearing such. Almost all are on their t-shirts and worse, some are even on their i-just-got-out-of-the-house attire...geez..
And then, there's the food. Way overpriced for the quality. 'Ate at Sangley Point (buffet) and was surprised that they only serve buffet appetizer and dessert but they serve set main course, which I thought at first was ok..but then we barely touch our plate..almost unedible..pork was though to eat and the chicken(looks like chicken embotido) was so-so. We also ordered mais-con-hielo at Sangley point express...and suprise..an order costs 120 pesos!
Food at fishing village was better..we finished everything but again, it is overpriced.
We enjoyed the tour of the zoo that they have, especially the experience of holding an ostrich egg :) and taking a closer look at the tigers.
A lot of improvement can be done here, the place seems run down, improperly managed.
All in all the trip, like my officemate has said, was 'OK'.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park is located in Kawit, Cavite, Philippines. This Mediterranean-inspired getaway is only 45 minutes away from Manila. Retire to their air-conditioned rooms after a fun-filled activity day. Each one is amply fitted with a toilet & shower, refrigerator, and coffeemaker. Other in-room amenities are the refrigerator, coffee/ tea maker, IDD telephone, and Internet access. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline, Hotels.com and Agoda so you can book your Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.