Summer is indeed here. And what’s the perfect time to plan a beach getaway but now?
Though I have long accepted the fact that it may take some time before we can haul our kid army to the beach, it sure didn’t stop me from daydreaming of having our dose of vitamin sea soon.
Enter the relaxing experience I had at Buri Resort and Spa in Puerto Galera.
Last year, after winning the coveted Team of the Year award, our awesome team of 10 headed off to Buri Resort and Spa for a much needed (and deserved!) R&R.
It took 2 hours travel time from our office in Taguig to Berberabe Port in Batangas where a private boat arranged by the resort picked us up. Strong waves welcomed us, wobbling the boat, momentarily silencing our otherwise loud chatter and laugh. Despite of the bumpy ride, we cannot hide our excitement as we finally get a glimpse of the resort’s facade.
THE RESORT & AMENITIES
If you are only familiar with the wild, party-crazed, mini-Boracay like side of Puerto Galera, you’ll be in for a surprise once setting foot at Buri Resort and Spa. Being the only 4 star boutique spa resort in Galera, the place boasts of a private and serene ambiance perfect not just for honeymooners but also for city-weary groups like us.
The landscape of the resort is surrounded by lush greens that added to it’s tropical vibe. One thing to note though, since it’s situated on a hill — prepare for steep and winding stairs to be able to go to the villas.
We got the Pool Villa which is 2 story, duplex styled that can fit up to 6 persons. It has 2 large bathrooms with complete amenities and an outdoor plunge pool that got us very excited!
Since most of us came from shifts the night before, we spent the a good part of the afternoon hanging out on our villa’s veranda getting drunk. haha! To sober up, we headed down to the pools which I think is the best part of the resort.
Let me photo dump so you can see for yourselves.
To get the most of our stay, we also decided to go to White Beach for some good old Mindoro Sling. 😀 Boat transfer can also be arranged by the resort but we opted to haggle with the bangkeros ourselves.
I was wary when I learned that we’ll be going to Puerto Galera. I’ve had had my fair share of mindless partying and to be honest, that’s what I thought the place only has to offer. But again, our stay at Buri Resort and Spa proved that there is more to Puerto Galera than it’s crowd of party goers.
The resort’s tranquil atmosphere and breath-taking view was a welcome change for us office dwellers. It really helped re-energized our spirits, truly a perfect place for relaxation.
Having said that, I think it’s about time for the team to plan a trip again, haha!
I think Buri Resort and Spa is one of Puerto Galera’s best kept secret and I plan to go back hopefully next time with the whole fam bam. It’s on my travel bucket list!
Do you have your own travel bucket list for this summer? I’d love to hear from you, do share!