Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa in Marinduque
Budget : ~Php40,000 for 4 persons (promo price for the room, plus food and airfare)
Duration : 3 days/2 nights
Bummers : NONE
Experience Santorini and get the answer to your every whim only from Bellarocca..
Anyone who wants to experience the high life without going out of the Philippines should simply board on a Zest Air plane, head on to Marinduque, and spend at least the weekend at Bellarocca. Going to Bellarocca is going on a luxurious trip. You will really spend a lot of money to stay and eat at this resort but for me, every peso we spent was worth it. It is by far the best resort I have stayed in, among all the trips I had around the Philippines.
If there was a question “if you were stuck on an island, what island would that be?”, I would definitely answer Bellarocca as long as I have an unlimited stash of cash.
Making its guests feel like VIPs is what Bellarocca is all about. From the moment we stepped out of the plane in Marinduque airport, Bellarocca’s team of trained bellmen and bellwomen started taking care of us. The word “hassle” does not exist for every Bellarocca guest.
When we arrived in Marinduque airport, their crew is already waiting for us. They lead us to the van that will take us to Bellarocca Marina. It was a 30-minute drive from the airport to the marina. The seats of the van were really cozy. There are single seats that looks like the ones you sit on in the movie house. While on the van, they handed each of us with a scented cold towel and a bottle of mineral water to refresh ourselves with. We did not even need to wait for our check-in luggage from the plane because they took care of that and they said that our stuff will be delivered in the room where we will be staying in Bellarocca. No carrying of heavy luggage for us.
From the marina, we had to take a 5-minute rubber boat ride to get to Bellarocca. When we arrived in the island, some of their crew members are waiting for us while singing a welcome song. Some were tossing flower petals in the air as we got off the rubber boats. They even gave each of us handmade flower necklace as a form of welcoming us.
Then, they took us to the lobby by riding one of their golf cars. Actually, golf cars are the only mode of transportation around the island aside from walking.
At the lobby, we were asked to fill out registration forms individually. They handed us with cold towels again and some welcome drinks. After a few welcome message and brief orientation about the resort from the manager, they brought us to our room.
We stayed at the Terraza, room 305. It has two rooms where the basement room has one large bed and the top floor room has a two separate beds. Both rooms have Sony Plasma televisions and TV satellite service is provided. However, there were only a few channels on the TV probably because the reception is not that good yet. Both rooms also have home theater satellite speaker systems and iPod compact Hi-Fi systems. Both rooms have internet connection. The basement bathroom has a bath tub and it is one of my favorite place indoors. Room service can be requested via Skype phone.
Our room has a great view of the sea and Mt. Malindig. Waking it up to this, I can stay here forever.
On our first day of stay in Bellarocca, we availed of the complimentary tour of the entire resort. We had the chance to see the different rooms and amenities.
Near the main lobby, the lap pool can be found. This pool is open to guests from 6AM-9PM but when your under the power of Jose Cuervo, you can swim there anytime you want. LOL.
They also showed as the inside of one of the two-bedroom villas that has its own personal infinity pool.
Then, we checked out the seaside area where the seaside infinity pool and the marina can be found. Bellarocca’s security outpost is also located near this area since this is the main entrance and exit point of the island.
What to Do in Bellarocca?
Bellarocca has an Aqua Sports Center where guests can enjoy water activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, hobie cat sailing, and wind surfing. There are dedicated guides who are always ready to help the guests. Even if you are scared of the water, you will always feel safe with the help of their trained guides.
Bellarocca has an entertainment and game room that offers recreation indoor activities such as billiards and foosball. This room also has public computers with internet connection. A collection of DVDs, books, and boardgames can also be accessed via the entertainment and game room.
Bellarocca has a fully airconditioned indoor gym that is equipped with the latest fitness equipment. They have treadmills, exercise machines, and free weights. They also have a ping pong table by the gym.
All of these amenities can be used by the guests of Bellarocca free of charge. However, other activities such as riding a jetski or getting spa services can be availed for a fee.
Honestly, I have no bad observation regarding Bellarocca. You really get what you pay for when you stay in this resort. All of their facilities are at top condition, the room we stayed in is very cozy, and all staff are really accommodating. I really appreciate even the small things that they did to make as very comfortable like not letting us carry our luggage, holding the door for us, and trying their best to grant all our requests. I definitely look forward to having that money again to splurge on this place. It is pampering at its best.
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