March 22, 2014

Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park - A Favorite Family Getaway near Manila

We've been to Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park many times, we've suggested this family destination to many of our friends, and we've brought many relatives and friends here because we like this place a lot. 

(Here are some photos from our previous stay at ICLPH)

This photo  was taken about 4 years ago

When the invite came to tour the place and meet the men and women behind Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park, I said yes and gathered my blogger friends so they too can see why we love Island Cove. 

Upon entry in the main lobby, we were serenaded by True Colors band. Later on, Nora and I joined them for this shot. I even joined True Colors in singing Sitti's song while the others are having breakfast.

The place is big but don't worry because there's a tram to bring you from one place to another with no extra pay. Bikes are for rent, too.

Photo form our trip last year

Buffet breakfast at iCafe was already in place upon our arrival. With kesong puti, ham, healthy bread, egg (cooked the way you want it), local fried fish, fruits and a lot more, you'll surely enjoy the first meal of the day.


After breakfast, we toured Animal Island, Maze challenge, Oceania,  gym, game room, different accommodations and function halls. 


Be amaze and touch animals like the crocs and snake at he Animal Island.  Animal Island houses different kinds of birds and a butterfly sanctuary. Other four-legged animals, like cattles and boars, are safely housed inside a fence.

Swim at Oceania

This 3,000 square meter facility has four giant slides inside Oceania. Kiddie Cove and boating  are the newest attraction for kids. 

Billiards and the practice shooting range is what I like the most. If not for the lack of time, I'd stay, I'd play billiards and practice shooting for hours.

Interactive game room

Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park offers different kinds of accommodation depending on your need. Cabana is best for the whole family.  The Cabanas has the two-bedroom type and up to four-bedroom with rates starting from P 6,300 on weekend and P 5300 on weekdays. For friends or co-workers,  Isabel and Calero is the suited for a large group. The use of Hotel pool, jacuzzi, entrance to Ocean Swim and Splash park are free with your overnight booking. 


Lunch at Fishing Village

A must try for kilawin lovers
After lunch, we visited Island Spa, karaoke room and the different accommodations

Island Spa

 Before heading back to Manila, snack was served at Sangley Point

  With Chef Jomar

Last but certainly not the least, the meet and greet over lunch at Fishing Village with Mr. Gilbert Remulla (Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park's Managing Director). We had a great time asking Mr. Remulla about Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park and other topics under the sun. His sense of humor, humility and intelligence is admirable. 

The tour at Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park last March 20 proved that this is still our favorite family getaway near Manila, and that we will never get tired coming back. With new attractions lined up, I'm sure my kids will be happy to spend a day or two (or three or four...) at Island Cove this summer and beyond. 

About Island Cove:

Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park is an ISO 9001:2008 certified and an “AAA” accredited resort by the Dept. of Tourism. Located in the historic town of Kawit, Cavite, this 36-hectare Mediterranean inspired island is approximately 45 minutes away from Manila.  I

This is a pet-friendly place.

Bringing of food is strictly prohibited.

Contact info: Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite Philippines 4104 | (+632) 810-7878 | (+632) 400-4273 | (+6346) 434-0210.


  1. Please please, let's go back and stay longer hours at videoke. haha. My love affair with videoke rekindled again when I hold the mic at Bayside KTV. Taralets na! haha. Love, love.. I can't forget the last time we were there, hehe. at lobby like seniors covered with socks and pyjamas, lol

    1. yes, love that bonding. walang tulugan maka online lang. tara lets!

  2. Gusto ko mag pa SPA doon sa may jacuzzi! lol!!!


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