OFW Diaries – Family Outing in Cabangan, Zambales

It has been a tradition of OFWs or Balikbayans to organize out of town trips and beach outings whenever on vacation in the Philippines.

There are a lot of things to consider when planning this trips, like the time and budget, it can be really stressful at first but I’m glad our family getaway went smooth.

Zambales is known for its white sand beaches and location near Manila. The good things about it, is that it is only a four hour drive from Manila. A friend suggested a resort in Cabangan area.

The resort is called Club Monet, it is a Greek inspired resort that offers air-conditioned rooms with all the basic amenities, it has a beachfront location and a picturesque beach.

We arrived at the resort around 11:00 AM which is earlier than the check in time(2PM). The staff asked us to stay in one of the beachfront kubo while waiting for the rooms. The shed was equipped with a grill station, tables and chairs. We prepared for lunch while waiting to be checked in.

I was surprised that we were the only guests that time. It was like having the resort all by ourselves. If you’re looking for a peaceful and relaxing resort, this is definitely the place.

Upon check in, we were assigned two rooms. Each can accommodate up to five persons, it was quiet small, but I can’t complain about the price. The room is air conditioned, with clean towels, soft linens and pillows. They also provide toiletries like shampoo, body wash etc.

What I like most is the spacious bathroom. For this rate I really did not expect a bidet hahaha.

There are three floors in the building and there’s a rooftop that has really nice views. Beach in the front and greens at the back!

There’s not a lot of things to do in the resort. Being in the city for so long, I just let the time pass and enjoyed the nature,  I did appreciate the serene vibes that this place has to offer. It was indeed quality time with family, just swimming, cooking, having a few drinks and watching the sunset which was such a great way to end the day!

We ended the night early and woke up late the next day. We were served with a simple yet satisfying breakfast by the beach, this was already included in the package. Being an OFW, these are the things I missed most.

We had an ample of time to swim and relax after breakfast. We wasted no time and enjoyed the sun until the check out time at twelve. Oh Fun times!

Overall, I was attracted by the simplicity of the resort and the beauty of nature to compensate it with. I will definitely be back in Club Monet on my next vacation to Philippines. For a resort on a budget, Club Monet is pretty decent. You can take a group of unfussy relatives here without having to break your bank.  Here are  more  photos I have taken:

Club Monet is located in Barangay Felmida-Diaz, Cabangan, Zambales. Just Waze it!

  • Room rates starts at 2,500.00 pesos for 2 adults with breakfast – a maximum of 5 people can stay at an additional rate of 500.00  per head.
  • The resort is pet friendly
  • There is a fully equipped common kitchen and grill station and you can use it without any charge.
  • 50% down payment required to secure the rooms
  • Visit their FB page  for more details – Club Monet Beachfront Resort

Enjoy the vlog!


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