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.

Island Cove - www.jhanzey.net

How to get to Island Cove:

Island Cove is one of the most popular resorts in Cavite, and it’s just 20 minutes away if you’re coming from Mall of Asia. If you’re driving, you can easily traverse the Cavitex and take the Marulas exit. If you’re commuting to Island Cove, on the other hand, there are vans and buses available in MOA. Just take any vehicle going through Cavite City, Tanza, Salinas, or Noveleta Exit. Get off at Zeus Gasoline Station (which isn’t a gas station any longer, but the drivers would definitely know where that is), and take another mini bus going to SM Bacoor or Zapote.

 

 

Island Cove - www.jhanzey.net
This is the mini bus that you must take, my child.

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:

 

Staycation

Island Cove - www.jhanzey.net
Mark and I are lazy people and we love to stay in, watch a movie together, eat, and cuddle (which is pretty obvious on the photo above). We definitely appreciate the fact that our place is quite spacious, and it offers ultimate comfort for its guests. We had a deluxe room with twin beds all to ourselves, plus a nice bath tub too.

 

Island Cove - www.jhanzey.net

 

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.

VisitΒ Island Cove’s Wildlife Sanctuary

Island Cove - www.jhanzey.net
Mark is like a kid in so many ways. He enjoys the company of animals, he’s easily amused, and he loves to capture these little adventures on the lens. Even though we’ve been together for a long time, we never really went out and visited the zoo, so imagine how excited he was to actually go on a quick tour at Island Cove. He’s such a baby sometimes, in a pretty adorable way (okay, enough gushing). Anyway, here are some of his photos from our trip.

 

Island Cove - www.jhanzey.net

 

 

Island Cove - www.jhanzey.net

 

 

Island Cove - www.jhanzey.net

 

If you wanna browse more photos, check out our album here. For more details about Island Cove’s Zoo, check out my previous post here.

Swim

 

Island Cove - www.jhanzey.net

 

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.

 

Island Cove - www.jhanzey.net
Splash Park!

 

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.

 

Relax

Island Cove - www.jhanzey.net

 

 

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!

Eat

Island Cove - www.jhanzey.net

 

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.

Island Cove - www.jhanzey.net

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?

56 thoughts on “Escaping the City at Island Cove!

  1. Wow, I don't think Island Cove was there when I still lived in Makati (a long time ago). I definitely have to check it out next time I visit!

  2. Wow, I don't think Island Cove was there when I still lived in Makati (a long time ago). I definitely have to check it out next time I visit!

  3. Ooooh, this looks fun! It's been a long time since my last visit to Island Cove so I'm glad that it's still as fun and relaxing as I remember it! πŸ˜€

  4. Ooooh, this looks fun! It's been a long time since my last visit to Island Cove so I'm glad that it's still as fun and relaxing as I remember it! πŸ˜€

  5. Reading this makes me want to pamper myself right now. I've been under a lot of stress lately and thinking about having a staycation somewhere sounds so alluring. Haha. This just gave me an idea of what I wanted to do this weekend. Thanks, ate Jhan! πŸ™‚

    PS. I didn't get to read your posts about your Cebu trip (and I was so looking forward to that), but I'll be back reading in the next few hours! πŸ˜‰

    Mimi Gonzales | The Foxy Heroine

  6. Reading this makes me want to pamper myself right now. I've been under a lot of stress lately and thinking about having a staycation somewhere sounds so alluring. Haha. This just gave me an idea of what I wanted to do this weekend. Thanks, ate Jhan! πŸ™‚

    PS. I didn't get to read your posts about your Cebu trip (and I was so looking forward to that), but I'll be back reading in the next few hours! πŸ˜‰

    Mimi Gonzales | The Foxy Heroine

  7. The place looks nice! And you look like you rally had fun.
    Sometimes I get sick of how my life is in routine here in the city and sometime I do want to stay away from the city buzz

  8. The place looks nice! And you look like you rally had fun.
    Sometimes I get sick of how my life is in routine here in the city and sometime I do want to stay away from the city buzz

Leave a Reply