4 Ways to Enjoy a Leisurely Weekend at Anvaya Cove

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Anvaya Cove is a luxury resort that is perfect for relaxing weekend getaways with your friends or loved ones.

Anvaya Cove is an exclusive seaside development located in Morong, Bataan. Its name is a word from the Sanskrit language which means "family," thus aptly defining what luxury family getaways are. 
  
Entrance at Anvaya Cove

4 Ways to Enjoy a Leisurely Weekend at Anvaya Cove

    Our experience at Anvaya Cove


    Some days are so hectic that finding a few moments to breathe and slow down seems as elusive as a pin in a haystack. Furthermore, planning for a trip, when you have a lot of things going on in your head, becomes a heavy chore when it should have been otherwise on ordinary days.

    Enjoying the views at Anvaya Cove
    Enjoying the views

    As such, when we were invited by our friends to tag along with them to Anvaya Cove, we readily gave in and said yes without hesitation or second thoughts.

    A quick overnight weekend retreat, thinking about nothing else -- no plans, no itineraries and, especially, no work -- is more than enough to recharge our weary minds. 

    Take note though that since Anvaya Cove is an exclusive community, you need to be sponsored by a member or resident for you to book a stay in the resort. 

    Our friends had a business client who happened to be a club member at Anvaya Cove and who was willing to sponsor our stay and we were to contribute only a minimal amount.

    How to go to Anvaya Cove


    All things set, we were northbound one early Saturday morning, traversing the North Luzon Expressway even before the morning sunshine. 

    Strolling in the beach club at Anvaya Cove

    It's best to bring a private vehicle with you because there is no public transportation inside Anvaya Cove; you have to use your own car to go from one point to the next. It's also a long drive from the main gate to the residential and recreational areas.

    After we passed through NLEX and SCTEX, we were in Subic, Zambales by around 8:00AM. In Subic, there are directional road signages that lead motorists to Anvaya Cove. If you could not locate the Anvaya Cove signs, look for ones that indicate the direction to Morong Gate. 

    Commuting to Anvaya Cove is not a wise option because, as mentioned earlier, the only way to travel around the resort-community is through your own vehicle, unless you really want to take long hikes and bear the scorching heat of the sun.

    Our rented unit


    We rented a whole unit at Anvaya Cove. It was big; it had two bedrooms, a bathroom, a dining area, a living room, and a kitchen. 

    Our room at Anvaya Cove
    Our unit

    It had all the appliances that we need such as a refrigerator, a TV, a rice cooker, an electric stove, and a water heater, to name a few. There are also plates and utensils, as such, there is no problem with cooking your own meals in your unit.

    Our bed at Anvaya Cove
    Our bed

    As for the bedroom, there was a queen-size bed inside that can fit three to four people. There were also pull out beds so there were adequate spaces to sleep in for all of us. 

    How to enjoy the weekend in Anvaya Cove


    Indulging in a day of leisure and getting our dose of peace and quiet were our primary objectives for going to Anvaya Cove. And that was exactly what we did. 

    Here are the top three things that you can do to make the most out of your stay in Anvaya Cove:

    1. Cool down in the swimming pool


    First off, enjoy the swimming pool at the clubhouse. It was a big pool which was only 4 feet in its deepest section. 

    Swimming pool at Anvaya Cove
    The swimming pool

    It was kid-friendly, that's for sure, but there were also several lifeguards roaming around the edges of the pool so peace of mind is ascertained for guests’ maximum enjoyment.

    2. Swim on the beach


    After swimming in the pool, we then took a dip on the beach. It was certainly not as breathtaking as the other popular beaches in the country. 

    The beach at Anvaya Cove
    The beach

    The sand was also cream-colored to grayish and it was not fine. However, but the beach was good enough for a dose of sun, saltwater, and the sea breeze.

    3. Try Anvaya's recreational and sporting activities


    There are a host of other recreational and sporting activities that guests can avail of but at a cost. One may inquire from the Recreation and Leisure Department (793-9000 or [email protected]) for details.

    4. Take a walk around the beach club


    You can take a leisurely walk around the beach as well as the club. Anvaya Cove is surrounded by mountains, trees, and other greeneries. 

    Walking around Anvaya Cove

    A quick commune with nature and a breath of fresh air can do wonders and take away your stress.

    Dining in Anvaya Cove


    Several restaurants in Anvaya Cove cater to one's taste or fancy. There is Bamboo Cafe, an all-day restaurant that serves a variety of Filipino, Asian, Western and Italian cuisines. 

    The beach club at Anvaya Cove at night
    The beach club at night

    There is also Pawikan Beach Bar and Grill, a beachfront al-fresco dining area that specializes in seafood and barbecue. For cocktails and coolers, one may visit the Tower Bar and Sunset Bar.

    We wanted to try the food so we ordered at the clubhouse. I think the food here is just brought out from Bamboo Cafe. Food is good, especially the bibingka and puto bumbong but, as can be expected, it was a little overpriced.

    Anvaya Cove beach club
    The walkway leading to the beach club

    If you do not want to eat in Anvaya Cove's restaurants, you are free to bring rice, fresh meat and seafood, and vegetables that you can cook in your unit.

    We brought with us uncooked rice, fresh pork, and some noodles so dinner, as well as breakfast the next day, was not a problem for us. 

    We also had a few rounds of drinks after dinner and, after that, we were all in snooze land immediately. We woke up early and, after breakfast, we spent some more time on the beach and in the swimming pool.

    Epilogue


    We checked out early in the afternoon, made a quick stop at Puregold in Subic, then headed back to Manila. This quick getaway was enough to revitalize our minds and bodies and keep us going until our next adventure.

    If you wish to get further details on booking, let me share with you the contacts for Anvaya Cove: Lordy & Leah Purugganan-Fernando at 09778168998, 09778268998, and 09196083516.

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