Tuesday, December 23, 2014

NORDTROPIC Resort and Residences



Just recently our team won from a competition in the office and decided to spend the prize for our team outing. We planned for a week and considered a lot of options.  We laid out plans, made some researches and contacted different resorts but most were fully booked (it was few days before Christmas you know). One resort (I won’t mention its name for it leaves a bad taste in my mouth) confirmed that they still have available cottages and rooms, all we need to do is reserve (pay half of the amount) and we can’t do the reservation over the phone or deposit the payment or use credit card so we have to go there. To keep the story short, it was not an impressive resort as it looks on the photos online, plus with the worst customer service. There’s a reason for everything and it was a blessing in disguise, because we made our reservations at NORDTROPIC Resort and Residences. 

Our first visit with Frecklish ..Very approachable, he toured us around the place and even showed us their rooms.



View from the 2 Bedroom SUITE with Terrace for  7,500.00 Php
This resort made their soft opening just last April 2014. Some floors and units are still under construction.
One of the bedrooms GOOD FOR 4 ADULTS & 2 CHILDREN Can allow 2 Extra Bed Maximum

Shower Room
The place is so clean and tidy.
Bathroom

The lobby...

View of the place from Cafe Cabana



Perfect for relaxation...
Cafe Cabana






Above were photos taken during our ocular visit. We made the reservation 2 days before our outing. We should have it Sunday but they have bookings that day and suggested Monday so that it will not be crowded. I was so in love with the place and grabbed the Monday offer. We made the reservation for Day-use (from 8am-5pm) with buffet(350php) and with pool use(200-500php). You have an option not to use the pool and not pay additional cost for it, but I doubt if you'll not be tempted to take a dip into their clean and inviting pool.

So here comes Monday...Our meeting place was at SM- Van/V-Hire Terminal around 6am..
 Horsing around while waiting for others to arrive.
 We rented a van from SM terminal for only 720 php (18pax). I learned that it is cheaper to rent a van from there on the spot, than to contact a van ahead of time that would cost 1,500-2,800php. We saved a lot! Take note of this thrifty tip ;)



 Hurray!!! After few minutes drive from the city proper we arrived at the area! The girls were all excited...!!!
 And this is the early morning view of the place..Still low tide..

White sand shore...
View of the shore from the pool...
 And let the party begin!!!
Swimming pool Rules and Regulations..


Cafe Cabana...
 Exploring the white sand shore...
 The girls busy with their pictorials...
 Busy writing a love note in the sand Martha?
Beach beauties...
View of the pool from the shore...





The Beach bums...



Lunch buffet...


They have set of food to choose from. The team can't decide which one to choose so we ask for the chef's advise and it was just worth it.








There are chaise lounges and beach chairs available where we just left our bags and belongings. Very safe, the guard was roaming around from time to time and you can watch your belongings from the pool. Our cellphones and cameras were scattering around and nothing was lost.

 Groufie...
It was indeed a great experience for our team and will definitely recommend it to our friends. Another thrifty experience just around Cebu for Miss Blue the Thrifty Wanderer. Nordtropic Resort and Residences...CHECK!!!