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Anvaya Cove, Morong, Bataan

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Anvaya Cove is a large golf and beach resort in Morong, Bataan, about 45 minutes from the main Subic Bay Freeport.  It was/is developed by Ayala.  There are single family residential lots and there are some condos.  We only saw a few of the single family homes up on a ridge overlooking the cover.  They were very large and expensive looking homes.

It is private so there are only a few ways for the general public to get access to the resort area.  If you know a member, they can sponsor you to visit alone on a weekday.  On weekends, the member must be with you.  Or, if you rent a condo, you get access to the resort.  In any case, the guests pay 600 pesos per head no matter the age, and 300 of that is consumable in the resort.

We rented a condo through AirBnb to try the place out.  That was quite expensive and I will write more about that in another thread.  If you rent a condo and don't want access to the resort area, you can use the pool area at the condo for free.  If you want access to the resort, it starts on the day of arrival, before you check into your lodging.  You can arrive as early as 7 am.  We made it around 0830 and our condo checking was at 3 pm.  You can stay in the resort beach area until around 10 pm, but the pool and other things close at 7 pm.  The restos and bar are open later.

We really enjoyed the resort area.  Top notch all the way.  Now we have to figure out how to get a member to sponsor us so we can just do day trips.  The day trip price of p600 with 300 consumable is more than fair, when you see what you get.  Gorgeous pools, super clean beach, friendly staff, etc., etc.  I have a friend from my daughter's school who had mentioned that his friend is a member and gets them in, and he might do it for us.  Fingers crossed!   By coincidence, this friend was there when we were so we chatted a bit.  His father's construction company does large infrastructure projects; roads, bridges, etc., and they have a contract to build the roads for an expansion of the resort.

Here are some pictures...

Pool area when we first arrived.                                             Our condo living area.

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Condo pool area, view from the condo                            Beach area just before sunset

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Our condo building from the pool area                              Sunset on the cover

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Nice, thanks for sharing!

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Beautiful place
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They have a 5 story viewing deck right next to the pool area. Here is Katy on the deck looking to the pool area.

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Here are a couple of panoramic shots that would not upload to the forum last night.  I guess they are too big.

This shot from the deck was around 10:30 am.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/hcVexRA6kCkKhUGWA

Sunset from the beach in the cove

https://photos.app.goo.gl/jha7rzwbmK9vb4sJ6

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Nice pictures Dan. Lovely property if we ever get up there will keep it in mind.

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Really explains the high price for short term condo rent. :thumbsup:

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53 minutes ago, Jollygoodfellow said:

Really explains the high price for short term condo rent. :thumbsup:

I still think it is way too high!

However, I would guess that the guy is paying some sky high monthly association dues!

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4 minutes ago, OnMyWay said:

I still think it is way too high!

However, I would guess that the guy is paying some sky high monthly association dues!

Supply and demand

You think its too high but you booked it rather than go somewhere else so the host supplied at a price which you paid whether you liked it or not. Yes I bet he pays high fees which gets passed on to the guest. 

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Thanks for the info - looks like a nice place. Looking forward to your post about the condo as might be interested to go there for a few days next visit (Jan or Feb).  Not sure if allowed for you to post the link (in your post about the condo) to the owners Airbnb page? If not, then can you kindly PM it to me?

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14 hours ago, Jollygoodfellow said:

Supply and demand

You think its too high but you booked it rather than go somewhere else so the host supplied at a price which you paid whether you liked it or not. Yes I bet he pays high fees which gets passed on to the guest. 

I agree.  And I disagree.  :89:

I believe in supply and demand, but I also think in the Philippines, as some commenters here said, sometimes it is out of whack.

We had kind of agreed we were going to see Anvaya for a night, damn the cost.  I shopped for the best deal and this was about as good as I could get.  So, going someplace else was not an option for this 1 nighter.

However, we won't go back at those prices.  If an expat with money is not wanting to return, don't you think something is wrong?  I may be completely out of touch with what an upper class Filipino family thinks is a good value.

Added by edit.  Right now he has a 11% off special until October 27.  The calendar is wide open for the rest of the month.  It seems that his main market is last minute weekend bookings.

I will post my AirBnb review later.

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