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Taal Vista Hotel: Flair Weekend Getaways (Day 2)

Posted by on Jun 22, 2013 in Philippines, Tagaytay, Travel

Taal Vista Hotel: Flair Weekend Getaways (Day 2)

I usually hate waking up early because I just had to (work, errands etc).  One exception is waking up a wee bit early to experience Tagaytay sunrise!

When you’re staying in Taal Vista Hotel, don’t waste that moment and experience a beautiful sunrise – especially when you have that balcony view.  And then, eat their scrumptious breakfast buffet, and enjoy the view some more :)  Or not… because sleeping in their comfortable beds is just quite something on its own :)

Book Taal Vista Hotel online via Agoda.com

We woke up early to greet a beautiful morning!  Great weather in Tagaytay.  Lucky!

Huge hallway of the different Ballrooms

Their Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 1,000 guests

The lovely pool by the mountain wing side.

This great weather made me able to take this clear photo of the lake.

The structure on the left is a conference / events area by day and a club at night!

This place is perfect if you want an outdoor setting for a party and don’t want to be bothered by any probable rain.

Weekend market!

Game room!

No excuse not to get fit while on vacation.

Kids can have their fun too!

Herbs for sale that are part of the weekend market!

The wide open space for everyone to enjoy!

Majestic. Beautiful.

Couple pic.  Dressed quite comfortably because we were headed to the beach after this!

With the Taal Vista and SM team :)

The history wall.  Learned so much about Tagaytay and the history of Taal Vista Hotel.

We went around and I just notice the tiniest pretty details!

Finally, we arrive at the private garden of Taal Vista Hotel

Chef Edwin explains the different crops they plant on this land.

Most of these herbs are being used in Taal Vista’s Kitchen.

Organic… Only natural fertilizers, that’s why growing it is a bit slower.

But, organic is good!  No harmful chemicals 😉

Cherry tomatoes!!! They look delicious!  I want to grill some and eat wth cielo kebab or something 😛

Final group pic with Taal Vista Hotel team.

Also read:

Taal Vista Hotel – Flair Weekend Getaways (Day 1)

Sky Ranch Tagaytay: Sky Eye and Sky Fun Amusement Park

 

Taal Vista Hotel Gallery by FlairCandy

Book at Taal Vista Hotel now!

 

 

Taal Vista Hotel Map and Directions

from SM Megamall to Taal Vista Hotel


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Kilometer 60, Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway Tagaytay City 4120, Philippines

Book Taal Vista Hotel online via Agoda.com

Landline: +63 46 413 1225

Mobile: +63 (917) 809-1254

Taal Vista Hotel Website: www.taalvistahotel.com

Taal Vista Hotel Twitter: @taalvistahotel

Taal Vista Hotel Facebook: facebook.com/taalvistahotel

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Sky Ranch Tagaytay: Sky Eye and Sky Fun Amusement Park

Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in Entertainment and Lifestyle, Tagaytay, Travel

Sky Ranch Tagaytay: Sky Eye and Sky Fun Amusement Park

What’s happenin’ in Tagaytay?  Lots!  Apart from the usual attractions, you now get to appreciate a different view of the Taal landscape.  The Sky Ranch in Tagaytay is a leisure park within the 5 hectares land area beside Taal Vista Hotel.  Within the compound is the Sky Fun amusement park and other future developments like restaurants and a science museum.

Check out my blog post about Taal Vista Hotel.

The developers only hired the best engineers to build and operate the Sky Eye.  It is overlooking the Taal Volcano and the Taal Lake.  During the day, you get to enjoy a nice view of the lake.  At night time, you get to see city lights and a romantic view of Tagaytay.

Apart from this, they also have horseback riding by the Riding Loop area at P250 for 30 mins.  They are still building restaurant venues and other facilities.  There’s ample parking in front of the park, but if you’re staying at Taal Vista Hotel, it’s just a 5-minute walk!

Entrance and other Fees at Sky Fun at Sky Ranch Tagaytay:

  • Entrance   P100
  • Sky Eye              P150
  • Super Viking     P100
  • Mini Viking        P50
  • Wonder Flight   P50
  • Carousel            P50
  • Express Train    P50
  • Red Baron         P50
  • Nessi Coaster   P50
  • Horeseback Riding P250 for 30 mins

You can also rent Gazebos!

Sky Ranch Tagaytay

 

Sky Eye

Cotton candy colors by sunset time

Mandatory selfies

Painting colors on the Tagaytay landscape

Group photo!

Mandatory solo pic!

Carousel

Sky Viking

eeek! 207 ft high!

The fog dillutes the hue

Inside the Sky Eye

Also read:

Taal Vista Hotel: Flair Weekend Getaways (Day 1)

Taal Vista Hotel: Flair Weekend Getaways (Day 2)

Sky Ranch Tagaytay

Sky Fun Facebook: facebook.com/skyfunpark

Operating hours: 3:00pm to 10:00pm

Sky Eye, Sky Fun, Sky Ranch Location:

Kilometer 60, Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City (Beside Taal Vista Hotel)

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Taal Vista Hotel: Flair Weekend Getaways (Day 1)

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Tagaytay, Travel

Taal Vista Hotel: Flair Weekend Getaways (Day 1)

Escaping the chaotic Manila is simple. Drive an hour away to Tagaytay, and you will get all the peace and serenity you want. One of my favorite places to go is Taal Vista Hotel.

Book Taal Vista Hotel online via Agoda.com

Taal Vista Hotel is a landmark by itself.  It has been around since 1939 with a very rich story behind it.  The owner would usually go to a specific spot in this once-then an empty lot and it would allow him to think, be calm and be inspired.  It came to a point where he bought the land area and built this hotel with one of the most breathtaking view of the Taal Volcano and the Taal Lake.

There are many other places that will give you a nice view of the Taal Lake in Tagaytay, but Taal Vista’s is quite vast and spacious.  You will have plenty of space to take selfies, group shots, etc!  It is frequently a site for shoots, pre-nups, garden weddings and other events.

It’s a romantic place for couples, great place for families, and fully-equipped facilities for conventions.

Lunch Buffet upon our arrival at Taal Vista Hotel

Guava Gelato

This was one of the highlights of our lunch!  They also serve siniguelas ice cream which was also surprisingly good!  Match the gelato with baklang saba banana crisp and you’re good to go!

Guests were invited to participate in dancing the tinikling!

When you have lunch at Taal Vista, you will be treated with a cultural show by the Bughaw Dance Group.

Group shot after eating!  We all got happy bellies!

Cozy room with the lake view! My home away from home!

Book Taal Vista Hotel online via Agoda.com

5 star facilities and service.

The view from our balcony

The beautiful view inside our room.  We had fruits and flowers for positive energy ^_^

in the afternoon, we went for a nice R&R time at Asmara Spa

Asmara Spa at Taal Vista Hotel is open from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on weekdays (Sunday to Thursday) and 10:00am to 12:00mn on weekends.

Massage and other services range from P1,000 to P3,000.

Asmara Spa list of services and prices here.

A few minutes of walking, (or driving if you lazy!), is the new Sky Ranch

more details on a separate blog post!

The fog dillutes and distributes the color to the sky! 😛

Our dinner was just a great surprise!

I was admiring this romantic dinner set-up, thinking it was prepared for someone who was trying to propose… but, this was our dining table 😛

The weather was perfect!  It fogged a bit at some point, but the weather and the wind was just right!

Group photo: Matt, Me, Ro, Rica and Jo

Our dinner

Appetizer/Salad:  Marinated Smoked Salmon with Mango Tomato Salsa and Crisp Salad

Soup:  Fire Roasted Pumpkin Cuppuccino with Cinnamon Cream Broth

Main Course:  Duo of US Beef and Prawns with Potato Risotto and Grilled Vegetables

Dessert:  Warm Chocolate Erruption with Gelato Ice Cream

Do you want to experience this quite fancy dinner?

You can actually do!  Just call Taal Vista Hotel (contact details below) and request for this.  For whatever purpose it may be: to propose to your SO (special someone), to impress a business client, to celebrate with family etc… Taal Vista will help you!

Matt and me, with Chef Edwin V. Santos

Chef Edwin is my favorite chef to date, it is really obvious that he loves preparing food, even grows it in the private garden of Taal Vista Hotel!  He spent time talking with us and overall, he is just a really happy person <3 his energy is contagious – maybe also why the food he prepares is more delicous!

Clubbing in Tagaytay

and… we dressed up a little at night to Party at the Ridge!

It’s the place to be every Saturday night when you’re in Tagaytay as they invite club DJs, in partnership with Republiq.

I have been looking for something like this in Tagaytay for years and I’m happy to know there’s a bar/club place you and your friends can go to in Tagaytay!

That concluded our day :)  Coming up next, Day 2 at Taal Vista Hotel, tour of the hotel grounds and surprisingly more activities you and your loved ones would enjoy ify ou stay over.

Taal Vista Hotel Gallery by FlairCandy

Book at Taal Vista Hotel now!

Also read:

Taal Vista Hotel – Flair Weekend Getaways (Day 2)

Sky Ranch Tagaytay: Sky Eye and Sky Fun Amusement Park

 

 

Taal Vista Hotel Map and Directions

from SM Megamall to Taal Vista Hotel


View Larger Map

Kilometer 60, Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway Tagaytay City 4120, Philippines

Book Taal Vista Hotel online via Agoda.com

Landline: +63 46 413 1225

Mobile: +63 (917) 809-1254

Taal Vista Hotel Website: www.taalvistahotel.com

Taal Vista Hotel Twitter: @taalvistahotel

Taal Vista Hotel Facebook: facebook.com/taalvistahotel

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