I was scouting for a venue for a reunion of family members since the earlier booked has become too small for the swelling number of excited attendees. I first went to a beach resort I visited once before, checking their facilities, rooms, and rates. Villa Excellance Beach Resort in Tanza, Cavite, looked viable. On my way out of the beach resort, I decided to explore Hardin sa Postema, a resort I did not then consider. I liked what I saw.
Hardin ng Postema is beautiful and clean. The business model is simple – – pay entrance fees per person and you can use any picnic table you want, use the bathroom and shower facilities, and any of the 5 swimming pools within the complex. 2 huge “landscaped” pools, 2 kiddie pools beside the big pools, and an Olympic-sized pool.
Update May 2017:
Since I mentioned above, in my original blog, that Postema is clean, I need to include here an unedited comment from a reader sent just the other day:
“Went in this resort, last April 19 of this year. Our visit there is not very satisfying because of their poor facilities at that time. We notices that the place is not being maintained well. The management must ensure that water in the pool is being checked frequently for cleanliness, as this is a public pool, many people swam. And the shower rooms too, must be looked maybe after every 15 to 30 minutes as human poops and other wastes accumulate so fast in the area.With these experience, I highly recommend that you just look for other resort, where you can enjoy safely. I apologize for the negative comment. I hope the place will improve, to attract more visitors.”
My reply to this reader:
“Thank you for your comment. As a blogger who only shares experiences with places I go to, I encourage readers to post comments and updates about places so that travelers may be more informed. Just like you, I now hope that the management of Postema read this and improve the sanitation standards. There should be no excuse for a dirty place, no matter how busy the place is on any day.”
FOR THE KIDS :
There are playgrounds on two locations so that moms and nannies will not have trouble keeping kids busy and entertained.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Guests wanting to stay overnight or longer can book themselves one of the many air-conditioned rooms, basic and de luxe, all with clean bathrooms, TV, and ref.
House Rules as photographed :
Day Rate 7am-3pm
Adult – Php 100.00
Child – 50.00
Night Rate 3pm onwards
Adult – Php 150.00
Child – 80.00
CONTACT DETAILS :
suncell- 0923 2064022
PLDT Manila line: 5420186
HOW TO GET THERE:
By private car: Take Coastal Road , onwards to the new tollway CAVITEX (P58 toll fee). Drive onwards to the direction of the Cavite Economoc Zone (when lost, ask for EPZA). Go past the intersection and this should bring you to Tanza. To your right will be several beach resorts. When you reach Barangay Sahud Ulan, turn right. Thsi corner is easy to spot, there are signages of both Villa Excellance and Hardin ng Postema.
By bus : Take any bus or mini bus to Tanza or Naic, from Baclaran or Zapote. When you get off at the corner with the Hardin ng Postema signages, it is an easy walk to the resort.