Island Waters Resort lies in the heart of Morong, Bataan where it fuses modern Western architecture with Asian designs. All rooms face the ocean, and have an infinity pool to elevate the experience of your stay.
2017 was the year that Bobby & I set to leave out of town every month. One of the places that caught my eye back then was this nice resort in Morong. We’ve been to Morong several times, but we never got to stay overnight - so my personal goal was to give my boys a beautiful experience, even if we were only there for a weekend.
I read a lot of reviews about Island Waters Resort - all the rooms were facing the ocean (a plus), the vibe was welcoming, the rooms are polished and the rates are affordable. I was lucky to talk to a couple of people who got to stay in the place, and basing it from our standards, pasado siya.
Island Waters Resort
A modern resort in Morong, Bataan which is 2-3 hours from Metro Manila! We loved the vibe - and it’s inviting for families!
From the lush gardens and the sleek swimming pool with a view of the sea, there’s so much to love about this place.
The room we got was a standard Deluxe Room which costed P 4,500 a night. All rooms include air conditioning, H/C shower, innerspring double ensemble beds, TV (a must-have for Bobby), minibar ref, coffee & tea-making facilities, and private balcony.
Water activities are also offered but aside from that, it’s a popular place for events such as weddings and birthdays. They also offer family rooms that can accommodate families, barkadas, or big groups! They have a restaurant whipping up delectable dishes that are mostly local dishes - personally reminds me of home since food is Filipino cuisine (with a mix of Asian & Western influences)!
Our itinerary was pretty simple: sit-back, relax, and enjoy our stay. We didn’t plan anything but we did make use of their infinity pool!
I remember that these were the days Yñigo wasn’t as afraid of the ocean. Oh how I wish we had those days back! We were playing in the sand, dipping ourselves in the water (even if may konting waves), and we would walk the shoreline - looking for shells, or critters such as small crabs!
snippets from where we stayed
Daily Life in Bataan
During our trips, I like taking photos in the morning - some locals are up by 4AM preparing their boats, while others start their day as early as 6AM. This isn’t something I normally do in Metro Manila. My boys like their sleep while I can’t sleep, so my sleep cycle is not the usual.
I made it a point to wake up early with my son so we can walk around the place - see what locals are up to at the wee hours of the morning. Took the time to talk to some to ask what it’s like in Morong. Here’s some shots I took!
Island Waters Resort is highly recommended if you want a simple escape from the city! There are a lot of things you can do with the family here especially if you need to unwind and forget about Metro Manila (or wherever you’re from) for a few days!
Water is pretty clean compared to most beaches we’ve seen, and it’s not as crowded as others. We’re not sure if this is the case until now since a lot of establishments have been set up in Morong since we were last there - but it’s quiet, peaceful, and you get to appreciate the lokal life!