Summer has officially started and our social media feed is now being bombarded by photos of our friends traveling in and out of the country. Your next summer getaway need not be somewhere far--your next exciting vacation could just be a short road trip away from Manila! Why not make your #TravelGoals happen this summer by discovering new attractions in Subic and rediscovering the old ones? We’ve prepared a list of recommendations for an overnight tour in this favorite summer destination.
There are quite a number of hotels to choose from in Subic, that’s for sure. But did you know that the Best Western Plus Hotel Subic is the only internationally-branded hotel in the area? Book your Subic vacay here to ensure a first-rate experience during your stay.
Don’t forget to go for a morning swim in their pool, and have a sunny, hearty breakfast at their roof deck!
Best Western Plus Hotel Subic is located at Lot C-5B Block C, Dewey Avenue, Subic Bay. For more details visit www.bestwesternplussubic.com, call (047) 250 8000, and follow on Facebook (/bestwesternsubic) and Instagram (@bwplussubic).
Get your Chinese food fix at Fortune Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant. This well-loved Chinese restaurant is now open in Subic and you can easily spot it at the ground floor of Best Western Plus Hotel Subic. We suggest you order their salt and pepper spare ribs, cold cuts, Chinese-style beef tenderloin steak, signature shabu shabu, and their best-selling dimsum platter.
Fortune is located at Subic Commercial Light Industrial Park, Dewey Avenue, of Subic's CBD Area. Like them on Facebook (/subicfortune) for more info.
When in Subic, one must taste Sam’s Pizza! This square pizza has been winning the hearts of locals and foreigners alike for over four decades now. Sam’s is one the pioneers of the pizza craze in Subic when its first branch was put up by Mr. Sam del Rosario in 1976. Aside from their best-selling pizzas, people go to Sam’s for other comfort food like fried chicken, tacos, and spaghetti.
Enjoy a few drinks at Vasco’s Pub before you head back to the hotel, or anytime you wish since it is open every day for 24 hours. The view here is amazing, and it's one of the best spots in Subic to catch the sun set! The ancient relics and shipwreck displays in the restaurant will make you feel like you’re traveling back in time. In fact, there’s a museum at Vasco’s also known as Magellan's Point Maritime Museum where you could take a quick tour while waiting for your food to be served.
Vasco’s is located at Magellan's landing, Lot 14 Argonaut Highway, Subic Bay. You may contact them at +63 919 830 9387. For more details visit their website (www.vascosresort-museum.com)
Inflatable Island – Asia’s biggest floating water park - just got bigger and better! Come and chill in their newly dressed up Bali Lounge. -- an all-new pink and purple paradise that was made for the best photo spots with new eats and drinks to boot. There’s also a new kids’ area with a giant unicorn called Unicorn Island! Their classic playground with a watery twist is still there to give you fun and adventure through its awesome obstacles: there are swings, trampolines, monkey bars, slides, wiggle bridges, fun walkway ladders, crazy ramps, and even a rock climb iceberg.
For the best bouncing experience, they recommend wearing rash guards and swim leggings/shorts. This is a wipeout workout - you will slip and slide so better have the best outfit to match it! For the pet owners, here's good news: your fur babies are welcome to chill with you in the lounge.
Purchase play passes at Inflatable Island for as low as P499, and all passes include whole day entry to Samba beach, whole day use of their floating zoo, and exclusive access to their Bali-inspired lounge. Book online (www.theinflatableisland.com) to enjoy a 10% discount!
Inflatable Island is located in Samba Bluewater Resort, Lower Kalaklan, Olongapo City, Zambales (outside the Freeport Zone). Follow on Facebook (/InflatableIslandPh) and Instagram (@InflatableIsland) for more information.
Pump up your adrenaline by trying out water activities at Networx Jetsports located at Waterfront Road!
Aside from crowd favorites like jetski, parasailing, and banana boat riding, they also offer unique and exciting water activities such as jetovator, flyboarding, hoverboarding, U.F.O. riding, disco ball, and dragon boat riding.
Know more about their watersports activities and other recreational services by visiting www.networxjetsports.com.ph. You may also contact them at (047) 252 3469.
Explore Subic’s forest and different animals at Zoobic Safari. Things not to miss aside from seeing the creatures up close and taking photos of and with the animals: feeding the tigers while inside the safari jeepey, and watching animal shows!
Book a day tour for as low as P595 for kids and P695 for adults. For more information, log on to www.zoobic.com.ph.
Zoobic Safari is located at Group 1 Ilanin Forest, Forest Adventure Park, Subic Bay. Like them on Facebook (/zoobicsafariofficial) for more information.