The Seashore Beach Club: A world-class waterpark

June 14, 2019



As ridiculous as it may seem but my recent escapade in San Juan, Batangas along with the travel bloggers behind Jeepsetters PH was honestly my first trip to the beach in two years. Thus, I was very much delighted that Seashore Beach Club didn’t spoil the excitement I felt as they didn’t disappoint in delivering the fun beach experience I’d been pining to plunge into all this time!

For those working and living in Metro Manila like me who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city for a day or two, this site is definitely worth your weekend, holiday, or vacation leaves since it would only take you two to three hours to get there. It’s highly recommended that you leave Manila early in the morning in order for you to avoid the agonizing traffic and make the most out of your stay at the resort since it’s a must for you to try the amenities and a plethora of water activities that they offer.



The constructions in some of its sections were still in full swing when we were invited to come over, but a walk-through in its premises promised that this is indeed going to be the newest world-class rest and relaxation hub and cut-above-the-rest aquatic recreational facility that we should all watch out for.

3rd Island Cove
Since that’s the case, we were dutifully accommodated by the amiable resort staff at the 3rd Island Cove, which is also owned by The Seashore Beach Club Inc. proprietor and president, Mr. Arnel S.Mindanao. The place is absolutely perfect for those wanting to have an affordable yet enjoyable beach trip, as well as feel the rural vibe through its lodgings that were all exquisitely spacious nipa huts suitable for solo travellers, couples, and groups. There’s also a huge elevated nipa hall with an extensive space in front of it that could accommodate a large number of people, making it ideal for family reunions, barkada get-togethers, and company team buildings. However, if you want to have the view of and closer access to the sea, you may opt to stay in one of its cottages situated at the shore.

Amenities



Clubhouses and Pools



The site of the Seashore Beach Club is just a few strides away from the 3rd Island Cove. You’ll arguably not want to leave it as soon as you set your foot on the resort. It boasts not only one, but two gorgeous and capacious clubhouses and three (yes, you read that right!) infinity pools, giving the guests an array of options on how they would like to spend their sojourn there.

For those who want easy access to the beach, you might want to while away the time at the grand beachfront clubhouse and bask under the sun through the beach benches and reclining chairs placed near the infinity pools situated at its both sides. It’s also in the beachfront clubhouse where you can dine and savor their sumptuous meals as you revel in the natural view.

Other facilities:
  • Coffee shop 
  • Fine dining restaurant (Both Formal and Non-Formal occasions)
  • Gift shops
  • Spa
  • Mini-Gym
  • Equipment 
  • Gadget Room
If you want to indulge on serenity and solitude, on the other hand, you might like to stay on the mini clubhouse wherein you can enjoy the swimming pool on the one side and the playground to the other side.

Lodgings
If the magnificent clubhouses and pools already impress you, wait ‘til you see its luxurious accommodations that would make your stay extra delighting. They have six (6) splendid cabanas that are good for two to four people each with a swimming pool that allows them to have a quick dip.

However, if you’re on a tight budget, you should fret not because you might opt to stay in one of the rooms of its two 10-bedroom structure which you can rent. The building is just across the cabanas so you can still share the private pool with the guests staying there.

Activities
More the accommodations and the amenities which will surely make you feel at home, it’s the plethora of activities that can be done on the resort that is going to make your sojourn in the resort exciting and unforgettable.

Aside from swimming into its refreshing waters, guests will certainly take pleasure in these heart-pounding and thrilling water activities as well:
  • Speed Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Diving
  • Pedal boating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Banana Boating
  • Paddleboarding
  • Hoverboarding
  • Parasailing
  • Fly fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Flyboarding


You can avail these water activities by paying the corresponding rates:
  • Paddleboard – P150/hr
  • Kayak – P200/hr
  • Banana boat – P300/person for 15 mins
  • Jetski – P3,000/30 mins
But if you're financially capable and yearn to take the adventure literally to a different level, then you should embark on the once-in-a-lifetime experience of flying via their chopper ride courtesy of Smart Sky Travel and marvel the beauty of San Juan, Batangas. It will cost you P16,000 and lasts for 10 minutes.

The Seashore Beach Club is not fully constructed yet so we only got to enjoy paddle boarding and the ever-popular Aqua Play Park. This inflatable playground is set up in the midst of the sea is definitely not only for the kids, but the kids-at-heart (okay, adult) as well. When it comes to safety, there’s nothing to worry about since everyone who would like to try it is required to wear life vests while children are not allowed unless accompanied by their parents or guardians.

If you’re a non-swimmer and an aquaphobic (someone who has a morbid fear of drowning) like me, there are experienced and approachable lifesavers who will help you get to the inflatable playground. Since I’m a very average swimmer (or non-swimmer to be precise) when it comes to extreme activities. I enjoyed my time hopping  and bouncing on the trampoline, walking on and lying down the platform, and sitting on the edge it as I waded my feet in the water while watching the other guests enjoy the inflatable obstacle course that includes two (2) 40-feet Slidezillas (I have acrophobia so this was really a no-no for me), iceberg, mini zipline, human launcher, and mini monkey bars.

A two-hour access to Aqua Play Park costs Php500, which I think is already enough since I saw how my companions were able to try every section of the play park within that duration and I’m certain that you won’t allow yourself be totally exhausted after, right?

Membership
But before you pack your bags and set off to this exciting trip, let me tell you first that The Seashore Beach Club, Inc. does not actually accommodate walk-ins for this is exclusive only for members of the club. The membership given to the members may not be non-proprietary in nature but this allows them to avail a lot of perks offered by the chain of resorts not only in its San Juan, Batangas site but also in other locations – from exclusive access to discounts to the facilities and services of the said resort. 

Other privileges include:
  • Free 2 Days & 1 Night stay per year (Only for club & Immediate family members).
  • 50% discount on accommodation for a maximum stay of 7 days.
  • Up to 25% discount on activities, restaurants, facilities, resto bar, souvenir shop, and spa.
  • Lifetime membership that can be sold and inherited as per approval of the management.
  • The membership can be used in all Seashore Resorts and Hotels with the same perks.
  • 20% commission to any referral of non-members.
  • 30% profit sharing of the Seashore Beach Club annual revenue among members.
On-going and Future Developments
The Seashore Beach Club Inc. is a chain of resorts that are set to operate across the archipelago in the years to come. Thus, you might want to check if The Seashore Beach Club Inc, has an on-going and upcoming project on your future travel destinations through this list:

Current Projects
  • Seashore Beach Club in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
  • Anjaya Resort in Tablas, Romblon
  • Coron Discovery Resort in Coron, Palawan
Future Projects
  • Boracay, Caticlan
  • Bantayan Isalnd, Cebu
  • Anawangin Cove, Zambales
  • Cagbalete, Quezon
  • Donsol, Sorsogon
  • Future Hotel Projects
  • Baguio
  • Puerto Princesa
  • Davao
Rates
The Seashore Beach Club hasn’t reached 100% completion yet so day tours are what they could offer for now. So if you’re wondering how much you should prepare in order to get most of your stay there, here are the rates:

*Php 500.00 – Inflatable Adventure Park only
*Php 888.00 – Inflatable Adventure Park with use of Kayak, Pool including Lunch
*Php 1488.00 – unlimited use of Inflatable Adventure Park with use of kayak, pool, and with lunch
(*Note that these rates are charged per person.)

For questions and bookings, you may drop by their marketing office located at 1203 Entrata Building, Civic Drive, Filinvest, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Likewise, the beach club at Barangay Calubcub, San Juan, Batangas will accept inquiries and reservations during its regular operations. You can reach them as well through these numbers:

(+63) 997 530 5203
(+63) 9292204821
(+63) 9562384632
(+63) 9292204783

Getting There

Option 1 - Via commute:
Ride an ALPS Bus from either EDSA Nepa Q-Mart, Araneta Center Cubao, or Alabang Grand Terminal to San Juan, Batangas
(or)
From San Juan, Batangas town proper, hail a tricycle to the Seashore Beach Club

Option 2 - Via private vehicle:
Believe it or not, but the resort is now already searchable on Waze! Travel time usually takes two to three hours from Manila depending on the traffic. Traverse the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) connecting to the STAR Tollway in Batangas to Ibaan/San Jose, Batangas exit. The site is about 10 minutes from the municipal business district.

The members, however, are given the option to hop on a boat ride that will be provided by the resort if they wish to explore and experience it. Just in case they’ll be coming all the way from the airport, they will be transported via vans from the airport to the pier and be transferred to the beach through a boat ride.

I might not be able to try the entire Seashore Beach Club experience after being a chicken in the exhilarating Aqua Play Park, but I still enjoyed our whole trip there as I got to meet a lot of new people and because of the homey accommodation provided by Mr. Arnel Mindanao himself and his staff. Looking forward on my next trip there!

Written by : Mary Ann Bardinas

Photos from: Rizanoia

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