The San Luis Del Mar resort is approximately a two-hour drive from Baguio City. There is a side road to Baccuit Norte along the Bauang highway that leads to the seaside. The resort is a 1.1 hectare beachfront property with beautiful landscaping and a spacious parking lot. We decided to go there for a family outing.
San Luis Del Mar has a deceptively spacious infinity pool with a gorgeous view of the horizon. They also have a function hall that can hold up to 150 people and a pavilion that can accommodate up to 500 guests. During our visit, they were preparing the pavilion for a wedding later that afternoon.
For lunch, we had no choice but to order their group package meal because a number of items on their menu were unavailable. We joked that it might be a good idea to install a buzzer of some sort per kiosk to alert the staff for orders and/or follow-up concerns; guests have to walk from the poolside all the way to the main building to find the resort staff.
We had the misfortune of having a group of teenagers rent the kiosk next to ours. They were rowdy and smoking. It was very unpleasant. Even if it’s an open space, maybe it would be a good idea to have a separate area for smokers.
For all the resort’s beauty, there were not enough bath/comfort rooms. On the upside, of all the beach resorts I have visited, San Luis Del Mar is by far the prettiest and has the cleanest pool water. The beach is nice as well. There were quite a number of boats on the shore when we were there.
The entrance fee per head at the San Luis Del Mar resort is ₱150.00 (₱200.00 during peak season) and the kiosk rental fee is ₱500.00 (₱600.00 during peak season). Room rates range from ₱1,200.00 to ₱4,100.00 — relative to number of people, beds, and month. Since San Luis Del Mar has a canteen, they also have a fee for cooking on the premises and bringing food.
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It was a nice, sunny day, so the pool water was so clear. We had a blast taking wacky underwater shots, competitive underwater selfies, and pretend-mermaid shots. A relaxing day at the San Luis Del Mar resort was exactly what we needed to wash away the stress from the past few months.
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