To continue with our posts regarding our recent trip diving in Subic Bay in the Philippines, we thought we would run through some of the great resorts in this amazing place.

Located only 1 hour drive from Angeles city and 3 hours from Manila, the resort is a very popular beach hangout for all sorts of visitors. Whether you are a foreigner, local or expat, Subic Bay is in a great location and offers it’s visitors so much.

Sun, sea, sand and a great atmosphere await those willing to make the drive from the larger cities. Although diving is the main attraction here there are also many other things to do, including relaxing on the fantastic beaches.

If you come here to add a little luxury to your trip to the Philippines then you will want to stay in one of the best hotels in Subic bay.

1) Visit Marina Hotel and Resort

Top of the list is the “Visit Marina hotel and Resort” and it is given the top spot for it’s all round appeal. It has a great location only 2 minutes of foot from the fantastic Subic bay beach and 10 minutes walk from the large shopping mall, called “harbor point”.

Whilst the hotel does not boast the most amenities, it does offer everything you need for a great relaxing escape. These include:-

  • 24hr Security
  • Lovely outdoor pool
  • clean and comfortable rooms
  • Bar and Lounge
  • Restaurant

The staff are extremely helpful and friendly, and always on hand if you need anything.

All this is offered at extremely reasonable rates with rooms starting at $65US a night inclusive.

2) Lighthouse Marina resort

Second place is awarded to the Lighthouse Marina Resort, again this property offers you a superb location with the magnificent Subic bay only a few meters away. Recently renovated this property is very plush for the rather reasonable nightly rate of $90US.

Onsite you will find all the facilities you would expect from a beach resort:-

  • Large outdoor pool
  • Children’s Pool
  • Restaurant / Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Business center and Internet – Free WIFI
  • Fully Air Conditioned
  • Room service

As with all hotels on the list service levels are excellent and staff are on hand to service your every whim.

3) Hotel Kamana Sanctuary Resort And Spa

For those of you looking for a more luxury property to stay at then this is the property for you. The Hotel Kamana Sanctuary Resort and Spa is a truly luxurious hotel.

Here you will be pampered and stay and in luxurious surroundings all for the reasonable rate of $150 US a night.

This 5 star property boasts :-

  • Full Spa facilites
  • Private beach for hotel residents only
  • Large outside pool
  • Air conditioned rooms
  • Playground
  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Concierge service

The rooms are very comfortable and of a standard you would find in any major 5 star hotel around the world. And it goes without saying that the staff here are top notch and offer the best of service

4) Casablanca Hotel and Resort

One for the budget seekers, this mid priced hotel can be booked in advance for as little as $50US a night. However staying on a budget doesn’t have to mean to missing out on service or facilities. Nope this hotel has the same facilities as many other hotels.

The sacrifice is the location and to get to the beach you need to drive around 5 minutes. This should not be a problem if you have hired a car as part of your trip or are okay jumping in a taxi arranged by the resort.

If you don’t fancy the drive one day the hotel has plenty to offer you. Swimming pool, bar and restaurant should keep you going for a day.

5) Whiterock Water park and Beach Hotel

The Whiterock resort would be much higher on the list if it was only a little cheaper. The nightly rate here starts at $125 US which is a little higher than comparable hotels in the vicinity.

However if you don’t mind the little extra cost you will be rewarded with exceptional service, modern clean air conditioned rooms and great facilities.

There are of course many other hotels in the area to choose from but these have been selected because they offer a great mix of the things we find essential in a resort.

Why not check out one of the review sites first such as trip advisor where you can read real reviews and get a realistic idea of a hotel.