April 23, 2010

Bellarocca: Body & soul

Aside from swimming and golf, what else is there to do at Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa? Aqua sports, of course. You've already seen the kayaks on the beach in my Water, earth & sky post the other day. You can also choose to go snorkeling or windsurfing, and the aqua sports center also has jet skis and aqua scooters.

the aqua sports center, seaside pavilion, guardhouse and terraza at Bellarocca Island ResortBecause of the unusual mix of clouds here, this photo is especially for Sky Watch Friday.


You can take the hobie cat out for a sail, like the three women out there in the distance. If you choose water skiing or a banana boat, you'll be towed by one of these boats in the marina.

the marina at Bellarocca Island Resort


If peace and quiet is what you crave, Bellarocca has a meditation sanctuary, which is also where wedding ceremonies at the resort are usually held.

the meditation sanctuary at Bellarocca Island Resort


The main spa of Bellarocca is still being constructed, but I think that it cannot beat the location of the remote spa. It is set on one of the highest points of the island and the view is magnificent. Of course, to appreciate the view you have to be able to stay awake during a relaxing massage. Can you?

hilltop remote spa at Bellarocca Island Resort


One of the best experiences at Bellarocca: the dining. The food is excellent. As usual, we found the serving sizes too big for us, especially since we enjoy having more than just one course; the staff were kind enough to split all the dishes for us, which we really appreciated. I love these wooden arches at the entrance of the main dining room, though we didn't have all our meals here. Tomorrow, my last Bellarocca post, I will show you where some of our meals were served.

main dining room at Bellarocca Island Resort


Of course, Bellarocca also has more sedate indoor activities; it has a library and a lovely billiard table, and every room is equipped with internet access and a home theater system. But who wants to stay indoors on an island resort this gorgeous? BELLAROCCA SERIES #5


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28 comments:

J Bar said...

It reminds me of some of the surf life saving clubs around Sydney's beaches.
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Photo Cache said...

that is the life, isn't it? i love the first image. i can't wait to see the food shots coming up, right?


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Halcyon said...

Wow! This place looks better and better. I usually "relax" quite a bit during a massage. ;-)

Manang Kim said...

Wow that is what I need now. A good spa and vacation time. Happy weekend!

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brattcat said...

The meditation center looks very tranquil but I think you would have a hard time keeping me inside at such a gorgeous location.

ρομπερτ said...

More and more, I believe, that you re-discovered paradise.

A wonderful Friday for you.


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JM said...

The place looks fantastic! But I'm pretty sure I would be snorkeling most of the time! :-)

Kaori said...

Seems like no matter how long you stay, it would still be too short ;D

Al said...

That place looks like paradise to these eyes.

Jacob said...

This place is utterly magnificent! But then, you had me when you mentioned golf!

Very beautiful photos, Hilda!

Vernz said...

Wow, the first photo looks like a boat from afar .. this place is splendid ... Hi HIlds ...

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Sharon said...

What a fun place to relax and enjoy! Your photos are gorgeous.

Louis la Vache said...

HIlda - «Louis» has been teasing you, comparing this to Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay. Teasing aside, this looks like a fabulous resort and «Louis» is happy you and your husband were able to experience it.

Don and Krise said...

Hi Hilda. I hadn't had the chance to read your post yesterday so I caught up tonight. What an amazing place. I guess I didn't realize you had won a contest to go there. Whatever the reason...WE ARE JEALOUS!! The grounds are magnificent, we both love those infinity pools, and the architecture alone is something else. I'm almost sorry tomorrow is your last post from there. :-(

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Angela Robak said...

Sounds like you are sure making the most of your excursion! What a beautiful spot. Too much for the eye to absorb to be restful, though, I am thinking. :)

luna miranda said...

this place is becoming famous! the first photo looks like Greek.:p

i wish i could visit Bellarocca but i heard their rates are expensive.:p

Olivier said...

c'est vraiment magnifique comme endroit, j'aime beaucoup la dernière photo

Carolyn Ford said...

I think I could enjoy this place...wow, beautiful!

Kcalpesh said...

It's a beautiful place! Staying there would be SO MUCH FUN for sure!

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Evelyn said...

Wow, this looks like a great place for some R&R

Misalyn said...

Sobrang inggit ako sa vacation mo! :) What a beautiful place to relax and enjoy.

Cezar and Léia said...

This place is really THE DREAM!I loved the meditation space!
Have a nice weekend dear Hilda,
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Léia

James said...

Wow , wow and Wow! What a great looking place and the photos are excellent!

Have a great weekend Hilda!

VP said...

This is really some kind of wonderland! Excellent pictures of a fascinating place.

White Oleander said...

Woooooo...I'd love to have a bathtub in my home now!

mirage2g said...

I frequent Marinduque as a kid, my mom having relatives there....I would definitely include Bellaroca next time we're there...lovely series...hihi and i don't think Eric would mind :D

P.S. Hilda, I think you're a moderator over at CDP, right? Could you help me with my rss feed? my photos don't show in the portal and kindly remove my other blog there I think that's the reason I'm having problems. Maraming salamat!

jfilac said...

Bellaroca is like an island in Maldives. The amenities are truly world class.


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