Emon Pulo redefines luxury and relaxation in Zambales

The opportunity to unplug from all the digital noise is the new luxury. For stressed-out executives seeking a break from life’s responsibilities and urban professionals who want an escape from the daily grind, remote getaways with a view of the sea and mountains offer pure bliss and relaxation.

The luxurious and newly opened Emon Pulo Beach Resort, nestled in Silanguin Island Cove in San Antonio, Zambales, offers just that kind of place.

After a full day sightseeing in Subic for the Lakbay Norte media tour and 45-minute sunset speedboat ride from Subic Bay Yacht Club, we arrived at the resort’s dock. We were welcomed by two friendly Labrador Retrievers before we were assigned to different rooms and later on, enjoyed a hearty buffet dinner.

Poolside view at Emon Pulo Beach Resort. Photo by Kara Santos

We saw the resort in its full glory the morning after. We marveled at the luxe accommodations, including the poolside rooms and treehouse cabin with a beachfront view.

Envisioned to be a modern Filipino-style tropical beach resort but with a touch of home, Emon Pulo’s landscape and accommodations were designed to fit the owner’s strict and high standards for comfort, safety, and class.

Emon Pulo Beach Resort. Photo by Kara Santos

All the rooms here are priced at P15,000 each a night but vary in room capacity.

The VIP Pool Side Rooms each contain a king size bed and sofa bed that can accommodate two to three persons per room. Each room has its own aircon, a 50-inch TV, Alexa Echo Show, and private comfort room.

Their hotel rooms have two options. The Executive Room has a single king size bed and a sofa bed that can accommodate two to three people per room while the Deluxe Room has a queen size bed and twin/double beds and can accommodate four people.

Beach at Emon Pulo

These rooms are also air conditioned and have TV sets and comfort rooms.

For guests who want a truly unique stay, the glass cabin treehouse offers the best views.

The main room has a queen size bed good for two to three people, with a beautiful view of the bay, while the Garden View side is good for four people.

Photo by Kara Santos

These rooms have access to a common area lavatory and shower area nearby.

For larger groups that want a more relaxed feel, there are also Kubo rooms that can fit eight to 10 people, at four per room plus two people in the veranda area.

Each native hut is air conditioned and has two rooms inside, each with a queen size bed and double deck bed.

Glass treehouse room at Emon Pulo Beach Resort

For day trippers, the resort also offers open air cottages you can rent for P1,500 per day. Relax and dine out along the beach in these cozy cottages.

Emon Pulo also offers a range of activities for guests to unwind including ATVs, kayaks, jetski, volleyball, basketball, kneeboard, wakeboard, banana boats, fly fish, and more.

Room at Emon Pulo Beach Resort

Guests are free to use the mountain bikes to explore the mountain trails behind the resort.

For those who crave adventure, ATVs and dirt bikes offer easier access to raw trails in the mountains.

Emon Pulo’s in-house restaurant serves buffet meals all day, including a generous breakfast buffet spread and seafood dinners.

Open air kubos at Emon Pulo Beach Resort

I particularly enjoyed our meal of steamed crabs and shrimp by candlelight. The restaurant is still in the process of finalizing its ala carte menu.

While the resort does have satellite WiFi, you’ll definitely want to unplug. The signal is just strong enough in the early mornings and late at night to check occasional messages on Facebook.

There’s no Globe or Smart cell signal in the area, including nearby spots so for the most part, you can put your phones away and enjoy quality time outdoors.

No wifi, no signal, no problem.

Terrace at Emon Pulo Beach Resort

From Emon Pulo, you can wake up to a view of the sea and mountains, go island-hopping to nearby areas in Zambales like Nagsasa Cove, Anawangin Cove, Camara Cove, and Capones, or simply chill out and let the sea breeze melt your worries away at least for the weekend.

Helicopter ride at Emon Pulo.

No time for a long road trip and boat ride to get to the resort? Level up your travel experience to and experience new heights in Zambales by renting their helicopter for a two-hour ride from Manila to Emonpulo for P45,000.

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For inquiries and reservations, book directly through https://emonpulo.com, or contact +63 998 558 3333 or [email protected].

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This trip was made possible through NLEX Lakbay Norte, a media familiarization tour in Northern Luzon that aims to promote safe and fun travel by highlighting destinations in the North.