The beach front is calm and the water fantastic for wading. Good vacation for family bonding. If you need floaters or toys for building sand castles, please bring them. The resort won't provide these. Lounge chair facing the beach front consist of cheap looking plastic monoblock chairs.
This resort is notorious for charging for everything. You will be charged a fee for bringing in food and drinks. Other guests were saying that the resort charges corkage for the food brought in and eaten at the resort. They check the waste bins in your rooms and charge accordingly. Other guests also say that the resort charges for beach towels. We weren't charged for these though.
Pool looks old and dated. Rooms were recently given a much needed renovation. Full sized pull out beds can be used in each room but the resort charges per head anyway. Service is slow. Food has improved from our last visit but can still be improved much. If you have special dietary needs, just bring your own items to be on the safe side.
All in all, I'd go to this Resort if I wanted a quiet, no frills beach vacation with my family without needing to buy plane tickets.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Montemar is in Bagac, Bataan, in a private cove where the Mount Mariveles range, blessed with lush flora and fauna, meets the beautiful West Philippine Sea. Rated "AAA" by the Bataan Department of Tourism, and an established leisure spot since the 1980s, Montemjar is regarded as the "most beautiful white sand beach resort closest to Manila." One need only hop into a car and drive less than 3 hours from Manila to experience the pristine waters and wide white-sand beach of Montemar. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Montemar Beach Club Hotel Bagac
- Montemar Beach Hotel