We went on an overnight swimming trip at Keni Po, Tagaytay City last Wednesday together with the whole family. We originally wanted to do it on a weekend but Keni Po's rooms were all fully booked already. We called them last weekend and inquired about a family room and they suggested the Villa where the room accomodates 6 persons for P3500. Excess person's charge is P200 without matress, extra matress costs P100. The Villa's amenities were bathroom with hot/cold water, aircon room, an attic, sala, dining table, kitchen with ref, stove and utensils and 3 TV's with cable. We thought it sounded good so we already reserved for it without even sending a down payment!

Come Wednesday, my companions already prepared to go at Keni Po(I was about to follow them in the evening after I finished work). Upon arriving they were greeted by a good news that Keni Po management decided that for P3500 they will already increase the number of persons included from 6 to 8! Wow, that's really a terrific news! Now we only have to pay for the 3 extra persons on our group. My sister also said that the staff were very friendly and acommodating. They really felt they were welcome. I too felt that when I arrived. Whenever I saw a staff they greeted me with all smiles, you won't saw anyone from them with a frown face.

The only thing I did not like on our room was the TV's position in the attic. The cables were not secured properly and the outlet's plug was far, the children kept on hopping over that we constantly reminded them not to play on that area. The stairs were also kinda steep, not really for children who wish to go up and down coz they might trip over.

With regards to the swimming pool , I wish there were a small pool for the children coz they really cannot swim or play on the pool. The swimming pool's deep was only 4-6ft so children would really need a water float or else they would have to sit only on the sides with of course an adult supervision.

Try spending a quiet weekend at Keni Po, there are also rooms for smaller groups and rates are really cheap there!

 Here's their website: Keni Po Rooms

Last Holy Thursday, we went at Ka Lolit's Beach Resort in San Juan, Batangas. We left our house at exactly 5:45AM but since we got lost along the way(I think we got lost somewhere at Ibaan town), we got to Laiya, San Juan at already 9AM! I thought when we got to the municipal hall of San Juan and turned right, the beach would be just a few minutes from the town, but I was wrong! We spent another 45 minutes finding Virgin Beach Resort, which was our original plan. However, when we got to the gate, the guard told us that they were fully booked since 3AM! We just asked the guard what would resort would he suggest and he then told us to go to Ka Lolit's which was about 1-2minutes from Virgin Resort. I don't know why he suggested the place, maybe bacause it's just near Virgin or maybe they were sister resorts?

Anyway, we got to Ka Lolit's and we were underwhelmed by the resort, besides the cottages made of bamboo, some rooms for bigger groups, the comfort/shower rooms were dirty and in a poor state. I really believe the management needs a major renovation of the comfort/shower rooms. But...

The beach itself was very beautiful! Compared to the Nasugbu beach that we went(Johndel Resort), this was waay better! The water's clean and clear, sand is off white, you won't get the yacky feeling of stepping barefoot, though you have to wear slippers coz it's extremely hot!

The kids really enjoyed frolicking on the sun and beach, I myself enjoyed a lot! I would want to go back there, not on a summer next time, maybe during the offpeak season so the weather wouldn't be as hot. Try the other beach resorts around San Juan, I believe this resorts are better than Ka Lolit's.

Entrance was P200 per person, children were free(our kids are 3,4 & 5 yrs old) and this including the cottage! We were counted as 7 adults so we only paid P1400 all in! The parking though was P150 for the duration of our stay(day tour).

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