April 22, 2010

Bellarocca: Mediterranean dream

All the buildings of Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa are built in a distinctive Mediterranean style and guests have different options for their accommodations. The most luxurious are the garden and cliff villas, which have one and two bedroom versions. Each villa has a living room, kitchen and dining room, a veranda (for garden villas) or balcony (for cliff villas), and an outdoor deck with a private pool and jacuzzi. The villas are perfect for those who want a truly private vacation.

a villa at Bellarocca Island Resort


The two bedroom terrazas, built as duplexes, are all located on the ridges of the island and have the best views of Mt. Malindig. They have the same features as the villas, the only difference being that terrazas do not have private pools and spas.

cliffside terrazas at Bellarocca Island Resort


I think that this particular cliffside terraza has the best location of them all, being on the northwestern tip of the island, with a magnificent view of the sun setting over the ocean while retaining its view of Mt. Malindig.

cliffside casa at Bellarocca Island Resort


Currently being finished are the garden-view casas, which have one to three bedrooms. They are scheduled to be available to guests by the end of this year.

casas at Bellarocca Island Resort


Last, but definitely not the least, are the hotel rooms. Adjoining the main clubhouse of the resort, the hotel offers standard rooms, junior suites and suites. I say "definitely not the least" for the hotel rooms are every bit as luxurious as the bedrooms of the villas, terrazas and casas; they just don't have living and dining rooms, though the suites do have sitting areas. There is also a lovely lap pool at the hotel if you don't feel like taking a golf cart down to the seaside pavilion and infinity pool.

lap pool and hotel rooms at Bellarocca Island Resort


I said at the beginning that the one and two bedroom villas are the most luxurious accommodations at Bellarocca. That is true only as of now. In a few more weeks, the three bedroom residential villa will be finished and that will be the most luxurious of them all: a wooden outdoor deck with patio furniture, pool and spa; three huge bedrooms with home theater systems and bathrooms with whirlpool baths; two large living rooms, one on each floor, with sleek modern couches and home theater systems; a full kitchen; and a roof deck with magnificent views on all sides.

the three bedroom residential villa at Bellarocca Island Resort


Our accommodations at Bellarocca were for a standard hotel room, for which we had a gift certificate; it was part of my prize for winning second place in a contest last year, and I would like to thank JM Zozobrado for inviting me to join that contest. My husband and I were the only guests to arrive last Thursday (we purposely schedule our vacations for the middle of the week because there are always fewer people) and Bellarocca's general manager, Monsieur Jan Michel Gautier, upgraded our room to a junior suite, so I would also like to thank him—for the room and for many other things which I will still write about. I also owe a debt of gratitude to John Tanjangco, whom I have never met or even talked to; he knows what for. Thank you, John, and bless you. BELLAROCCA SERIES #4

22 comments:

T. Becque said...

Oh, that looks nice Hilda!

brattcat said...

I think it would be very hard to leave such a haven. You must completely forget the real world while you're there.

ρομπερτ said...

Looks to me like "first price". Makes one glad to see that there are still such beautiful places around the world, nicely put into scenery by your photography.
Please have a wonderful Thursday.

daily athens

Photo Cache said...

oh i love the words "free upgrade". but upgrade or not that is one luxurious accommodations.

Leif Hagen said...

What a tremendous get-away! Were you hanging out with movie stars and celebs, Hilda?
BTW, I love your new profile photo with your orange life jacket - fun!

Halcyon said...

I like the looks of those buildings. SO modern and with great windows to get plenty of sunshine!

Kaori said...

The white buildings look spectacular! They one on the cliff must surely have a wonderful view. They will probably get a lot of reservations after your post, Hilda :)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a delightful and informative series. You have aroused my curiosity about the contest that you won. Was this a photography contest, literature, talent, blogging, or it could be one of so many other attributes. Congratulations.

Olivier said...

tres belle cette architecture, et un endroit vraiment magnifique

David said...

Is this a golf course????///very beautiful...Golf cars Calgary

AL said...

Oh woman! What can I say! That place is just fantastic!

VP said...

I really like all this sparse white sprouting amid the green and always in sight of the sea.

The TEFL Don said...

Hilda so I was sort of right with my comments on the first post in this series when I said like a Greek Island?

Very nice too!

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

What a beautiful and wonderful place to spend your vacation and romantic escapade.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

What an incredible view. Nicely presented.

Darryl and Ruth : )

the donG said...

a really great place. i like the shot from the top over the villas. let me see if i can schedule a trip there next year.

gogouci said...

So pristine and serene. I wish I were there, except not the bungalow hanging precariously from the cliff. Eeks.

Lois said...

I would never want to leave this place! It looks so fabulous Hilda. Congratulations on your prize!

Steffe said...

Looks a bit Greek in the style, although more luxurious than the places where I would normally stay on vacation!

Win & Win said...

Very Nice photos

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Thanks

Gunn said...

Lucky woman, Hilda!
This looks wonderful!!

Dina said...

I've just devoured your series on Bellarocca. What a super birthday you had. So glad you could experience a dreamy place like this (and that, through your eyes, I could too).