Travelling can make our lives colorful. It can enrich our views and appreciation about a place, culture, tradition, and people. But we don’t always have to travel far to find new and exciting places. Sometimes the most wonderful adventures could just be found a few hours from home.
That’s what I’ve discovered when we drove down south. Who would’ve thought that in only about two to three hours travel from Manila, we’d be transported immediately to that sunny Mediterranean isle of Santorini in Greece! Well, not literally though, but just a really beautiful resort that looks and feels like it.
I only learned of Camp Netanya after gushing through the place’s awesome online photos from a friend who went there. They currently don’t have a website, but my friend gave me their Facebook page, so we contacted them, and voila! We’re all set to that instagrammable place.
Camp Netanya is a white jewel sitting majestically, glistening under the tropical sun in the popular dive site of Anilao, in Batangas province. This architectural beauty is situated on a sloping hill, facing a sapphire blue sea. It was perhaps the most picturesque resort I’ve ever been to lately. Its whitewashed walls and cobalt blue domes echoes that of a Greek island resort simplicity. Believe me, you’d spend a lot of time taking a gazillion selfies and groupies from morning till sundown!
One of the resort’s highlighted amenity is their infinity pool. It offers an unobstructed view of the big and beautiful sunset right smack in the middle of the ocean! I thought it was the perfect, and most relaxing spot to wear sunnies, sip a smoothy and stay afloat for hours while watching the vermilion skies giving way to the sparkling stars.
According to their staff, Netanya was actually a private resort which discreetly opened to the public. That’s why the place isn’t as crowded as most resorts in the area since they only have limited accommodations for now. This makes them suitable to those looking for a relaxing getaway. Nevertheless Netanya is gaining popularity in social media, and they’ve been fully booked even before the peak seasons! So it is highly advisable to contact them in advance to have that Greek isle experience. Now, are you ready for your Mamma Mia moment?!
Camp Netanya is located at Barangay. Ligaya, Anilao, Batangas, Philippines. Visit Camp Netanya’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Camp- Netanya-Mabini-Batangas/284749188355167?fref=ts