Thursday, April 23, 2015


We did a resort hopping while in Zambales and the place that really stole our hearts and made us stay for the night was Ambay Beach Resort in Binuclutan, Botolan.

Ambay is an ideal hideaway for people who long for tranquility as this is a place that is so serene and eco-friendly. You can enjoy the sun, sea, and sky while lying on the sand, the porch of a nipa hut by the sea, a cushioned sofa made from driftwood, or just anywhere you fancy. It is definitely a place to start or rekindle a romance with nature and art. Mind you, the whole place is replete with objets d'art made from things picked from the shore and things from a bygone era. The whole place has a shabby chic ambiance that is appealing to a romantic like me.

Ambay is a place that promotes holistic wellness as they offer only vegan food, love and respect not just for people but for the animals too. From time to time, you will have a chance to be up close and personal with a friendly sea turtle as big as a wash basin and an equally friendly big fish with zebra stripes. Unfortunately, I didn't have the chance to meet any of them. Yoga classes, music, mural painting, and other creative activities are done to uplift the spirit making it absolutely the place for a weary soul that is open to pleasant surprises.

For more information about this wonderful place for the body and soul, visit Ambay Botolan website. In the event that you accidentally discover the place while traveling on foot, look for RO LIY. He will surely add flavor to your unexpected visit with his warm hospitality and boyish charm. He will prepare a yummy vegan meal for you, make you a bonfire as you recite your poems under the stars.

Everything is vegan

Sit on a work of art made from driftwood

So many interesting pieces of furniture

Singing and reciting poems 

Php800 a night with an electric fan only