Instead of having a huge anniversary getaway, we had a very luxurious staycation at Taal Vista Hotel for our anniversary! Cheers to 7 years! :)
Last year, Gerald and I went on an adventure to Cebu for our anniversary. That’s when we both decided to travel every year to celebrate our anniversary. This year, we had a huge plan to celebrate it in Palawan, but due to things that are out of our control, we had to cancel our flights and bookings. :( We really tried everything we could but to no avail. :(
We didn’t want the disappointment to stop us from celebrating so we went for a Plan B, which is a staycation in a luxurious hotel in one of our favorite destinations — Tagaytay.
We chose Taal Vista Hotel because it is one of the most popular whenever we search for hotels in Tagaytay. We got the Premier Room that has a good view of the Taal Lake!
We arrived very late, at around 6pm already, because of the terrible traffic, ugh, so we decided to just go to Sky Ranch and scoot. Oh yes, Gerald and I spontaneously bought scooters! Grabe kung ano-ano binibili ni Gerald, tapos ako sobrang supportive naman. Nako. Hahaha I don’t know, maybe we would also spontaneously buy a Korg tuner next time! Haha
We already bought tickets when the guard told us that scooters are not allowed inside. Our purpose of going to Sky Ranch was not to ride but just to scoot inside and with that, we just chose to waste the tickets (huhu) and just scoot around the parking area. Haha.
After a few minutes we headed back to the hotel for dinner at The Lobby.
Price is affordable, I must say, but the food takes so long to be served considering there were only less than people dining in that time. Good thing we weren’t that hungry and just waited patiently. Hehe.
We planned to have massage in their spa but it closes by 9pm and we didn’t want a room service. We decided to just get a massage elsewhere, thinking we would probably save more, but we’re wrong. Haha. The next day, we couldn’t find a spa nearby and the nearest we found was The Spa Wellness so we had to take it despite the price! My goodness, it was expensive, but again, it is worth it! However, I don’t think I’m willing to spend that much again for a massage. Hahaha.
Anyway, going back to my story about the hotel.. Gerald fell asleep first, which is very unusual, because I always sleep first. Maybe because he’s tired since he went straight from work. I decided not to wake him up but he told me I should have woke him up. Nah. But good thing we slept early because finally, we were able to catch the sunrise!
Whenever we travel, we always plan to wake up early to see the sunrise. Mind you, we wake up on our alarms but we always decide to just get back to sleep. Haha. This time, we really woke up early and watched the sunrise. Ahhh so beautiful!
Also, don’t you wish to wake up every morning like this? I personally requested for a room with a balcony because I’ve always wanted to experience just sitting on the balcony, watching the sunrise and the view. :)
When we’re done appreciating this beautiful view, we went down for the buffet breakfast. Oh, we love buffet, and their breakfast did not disappoint us! I was too shy to take photos, so no photos here, but I did have a few snaps back then, wish you saw that. Hehe.
After breakfast, we went to the pool for a quick dip. Thumbs up to the hotel’s great service, when they offered us a shuttle ride to the pool area. It was only a short distance, so on our way back, we just decided to walk.
There was another couple when we arrived but few minutes later they left so the pool was left for just the two of us. :)
We only spent an hour or two because it’s almost our check-out time already. :( We had to prepare real quick so we still have enough time to roam around the area and take photos.
And just like that, our staycation is done! I’ve always wanted to stay in a luxurious hotel like this, but never really tried because hey, it’s so expensive!!! Hahaha But after experiencing it in Taal Vista Hotel, I’m telling you, it’s worth it! Gerald even said he felt like a king and he wanted to stay for another day and we could have gone crazy and extend our stay but nuh-uh-uh, we got no money for that. Hahaha
I can’t believe that Gerald and I are already on our 7th year! Hoping for more years to come, as we achieve our goals for our relationship and both our families. :)