Great stay!overall rate 5 over 5
Adventure time in Crystal Beach!overall rate 4 over 5
The location is very accessible. The staff are accomodating and friendly. Everything that we need is available inside the resort. We like that the owner mingles with the guests. The place is quite and cozy, perfect for those who just want to bum out on a weekend. I also appreciate that the staff are honest, i left my shades in the beach and someone returned it to the reception area.
For foreigners, please do not take the timothy tree house because of the low ceiling.
Our first surf weekend in Zambalesoverall rate 5 over 5
I like the setup of the room, we stayed at Naomi 1. The A/C is cool enough even on a very humid day that we checked in. The bathroom is clean and has a complete set of toiletries ready for us to use. The staff is courteous. Great customer service overall. We also took a straight 3-hour surfing lessons with their partner Quiksilver Surf School, the instructors are indeed knowledgable and really knows what they're doing and teaching. I took lessons from Phil. Surfing Academy @ CME and Baler Surf school before, and right now I can fairly say that my favorite instructors/coaches are from Quiksilver Surf School at Crystal Beach.
Good wave and comfortable placeoverall rate 4 over 5
I am a Japanese surfer I often visit the Philippines but first time did surfing here first time in the Philippines
It was good wave and comfortable place and room. Surfing guide was kind
Spent only one night on a maximized stay.overall rate 5 over 5
Although the weather has its schedule of presence on specific days, this didn't stop the thumbs up experience we had. Its low profile entrance area would make you think if it's going to be worth it. But it was :) Warm welcome was given to us by the staff. And since we visited on a weekday, that explains the few to almost no other customers on board.
We were escorted to our Naomi room (which is quite far from the shore) and it's convenient enough to stay in since we want a private comfort room. After setting our bags in, I decided to eat a late lunch meal in their restaurant. I thought it was closed since I didn't see any one soul eating inside. I was told it's open so I proceeded to order (spam and egg meal) and easily enjoyed it after-which I headed to the shore to take a peek of the beach. It was drizzling. I saw a hammock towards the shore which is perfect to start the beach day with. Carrying my camera, I took some photos of the place and myself. The next thing I know, I woke up to the footsteps of 3 staff walking on the shore. I slept in! The comfy of lying at the hammock made me drift away to dreamland. I went back to the room and continued my sleep.
Early next day, of course, is beach time! We went to the shore and saw the hyper playing waves! It was so exciting but a bit scary because it was also raining thinking that it's not safe to go in. Initiated by my friend, we go for a surfing lesson (P400/hr). IT WAS AWESOME!!! I have partly overcame my fear of open water, waves, and surfing. I thought it's going to be a fail attempt but look who's a great student: ME. :) I'll never forget this experience.
All I can say is I will definitely come back here for a longer stay. I'm still yet to experience the bonfire, jamming band, and all other water activities.
Areas of improvement:
Re-design the entrance area and restaurant to make it more inviting.
Make the place more visibly clean.