Why We Fell In Love With Subic

30 May 2013

For the past 2 years, we have been in and out of the Subic Freeport Zone. Here are the reasons why we fell in love with Subic...
1. Good Roads
Now that SCTEX is already open, driving to Subic is smoother and easier. The usual 3 hour drive which most consider as a long, "exhausting" drive, has become a regular that we don't even bother about the traveling time and the stress of long road trips.
2. Perfect Accommodation: Forestview Residences
Location: El Kabayo Road Subic Bay Freeport Zone Philippines

Forestview has housed us for the past 2 years. It met our needs as a traveling family. Forestview offers villas that has 3 air-conditioned bedrooms, a kitchen, dining room, living room, clean bathrooms and covered parking for your car. With 24- hour security, clean surroundings, green environment and a very nice management.
3. What Will Keep You Busy in Subic

I'm talking about activities outside Zoobic, Ocean Adventure, Tree Top Adventure etc. One of the things my family loves to do is to explore. Our April visit was when my husband and I went on a date trip. We took advantage of the free time without the kids. We drove around the streets of Subic, places we've never been to. We discovered a lot of hidden beaches, and I'm talking about nice affordable beach resorts. Along the way, we saw some monkeys. Though tourists are allowed to feed them, please be careful because these animals came from their natural habitat, consider them wild.

We were lucky to see soldiers assemble some equipments at the Subic International Airport in preparation for the Balikatan Joint Exercise for 2013. 

Malls in Subic. Sm Olongapo and a nice place to visit in Subic is the Harbor Point Mall.
Strolling around Habor Point gave us a beachy- relaxed malling experience. Everyone's wearing flip flops and light clothing. It felt so homey. On a busy weekend, the place is filled with both tourists and residents of Olongapo.

4. Duty Free Shops and The Subic Bay Yacht Club

When in Subic, it is always a must to go duty free shopping. Most of the time, I shop for imported chocolates, toiletries that we don't have in our place and stuff that came in cheaper in Subic than in Manila. We were able to visit the Subic Bay Yacht Club because we were invited to an event.
5. Food Adventure

On road trips, I still bring home-cooked food. Usually on the first day, good for breakfast and lunch. The remainder of our stay is often spent eating out. Like every place in the world, there will always be the presence of famous restaurants. Meat Plus has always been a tourist destination. But other than that, if you explore some more, you will find other food havens that will make your adventure unforgettable. 
This summer, we made 3 discoveries: 
  • Cafe Balooga Habor Point Mall
  • the Coca- Cola Soda Fountain inside Royal Duty Free
  • 7-11 store in front of the Subic Bay Yacht Club
Aside from the one in Subic, please let me know if there's a 7-11 somewhere else in the Philippines that has an area where their customers can sit, relax and enjoy their refreshments by a lagoon.
    When it comes to food discoveries, I go for anything to eat that will make me happy and satisfied... I never limit myself to the famous ones and most especially to expensive restaurants.  One of the things I enjoyed this summer was eating halo-halo beach side at the Camayan Beach resort and having tea while getting pampered in a spa. And speaking of spas...

    6. Subic is also a Stress- free Zone 

    You will find a great no. of spas that also offers home services and are open up to 12 midnight.
    7. Blue- Green Waters

    Subic is known as a beach destination. Even driving around the place, you will enjoy taking a refreshing glimpse of it's blue- green sea.
    Subic has almost everything you need if you're looking for a great location for the family that's why we love it. We never get bored of it.

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