Escaping the City at Island Cove!
A couple of months back, Mark and I decided to pay a visit to Island Cove to get away from the stress that the city gives, and of course, to get our much deserved quality time together. If you remember, I had my first taste of Island Cove late last year when I went there for a tour. It was such a pleasant experience that I convinced Mark to come with me and de-stress by having a two day vacation on a rather secluded place located conveniently just around the corner.
How to get to Island Cove:
However, when we went to Cavite, Mark and I took the wrong van and ended up at SM Bacoor. We got off at SM, hunt down the mini bus going to Cavite City, and went down directly in front of Island Cove. It’s pretty easy to spot, and the drivers know the place, so no need to worry, really.
What to do:
Our room was just renovated, so it was a really nice treat having to stay on a freshly fixed room, with the smell of new paint still lingering (now that sounds weird). Although we did stay a lot in our room, we also took the chance to go around and make the most out of our getaway.
Visit Island Cove’s Wildlife Sanctuary
But of course, no Island Cove getaway would ever be complete without visiting their swimming pool and splash park! Each hotel reservation comes with a free pass at Oceania, but if you just want to swim, day passes are also available at the reception area.
Aside from the pool and the splash park, Oceania also has a variety of activities that you can try — from the maze to the small playground, to even Kinect (which I spent a lot of time on during our tour), you’ll never really ran out of things to do in here. Even if you just went here for a day tour, you’d surely make the most out of your stay.
Needing a pampering session? Island Cove also has a spa inside, and you can even ask their masseurs for a room service if you are that lazy! Is working out your way of taking out stress? They also have a really nice gym inside, or you can jog around the vicinity as it is big enough for you to get tired. They also have bikes for rental. Pretty much, Island Cove is a one stop shop for your needs. Huh!
Last, but definitely not the least, you and your whole family would surely enjoy the delectable selection of food in Island Cove. They actually have three different places where you can eat: the Sangley Point, where they serve you the more Westernized dishes; the Fishing Village, where you can enjoy sumptuous Pinoy food and fish for your own lunch; and the iCafe, which is the perfect place for a quick snack or two.
I made a separate and more detailed post about these food places during our tour. You can check it here: Food Trip in Island Cove and Leisure Park. By the way, when you check in, you are not allowed to bring your own snacks, but don’t worry, the food is pretty delicious and it’ll definitely satisfy your hunger throughout your stay.
So, what are you waiting for? If you need a quick trip outside the city, drop by at Island Cove for a nice treat! How about you, have you been to Island Cove before? How was your experience?