4/19/2013

Activities and Rates at Ocean Adventure in Subic

It's been 5 years since I've been to Ocean Adventure and knowing that our guests would like to surprise their son on a Dolphin Encounter, I also got excited! 

From Manila to Subic is around 4 hours drive. Better to leave early to avoid the traffic in Manila. But, once you are NLEX (North Luzon Expressway), the drive will be very smooth. Just make sure you watch your speed. ;)



Even before we arrived at Ocean Adventure, I already called and MADE A RESERVATION that we wanted to do the Dolphin Encounter. It's advisable to phone them ahead of time as they have time slots for all of their activities. We were lucky to receive the 12:00 noon slot. 

Here are the rates of Ocean Adventure. 


Rates of Animal Encounter


Once you paid for all the fees, they will hand you this Park Schedule. This will be your guide inside the park. 




First act is the Balancing Act with the African Acrobats. I really appreciate the programs they have because taking Care of the Environment is always integrated in every show or performances they have. 


A lot of jaw dropping stunts. Yet, they really put on a great show! 



After the first show, we went straight to the Briefing Hut for the Dolphin Encounter. 


Here they will discuss the Do's and Dont's once you are next to the Dolphin. 


  There is really nothing to worry about the Dolphins. Some of the kids were afraid at first but they are totally harmless and well-trained. 



After the briefing, time to go to the Dolphin Lagoon where the encounter will take place.




Before you go down, sanitation is important to keep their Dolphins healthy and safe. 



Everybody was very excited with the encounter. I could imagine how rare it is to actually touch and be next to a real Dolphin. It's a dream!



Once you are in the water with the Dolphins, they will first explain some facts and information about the Dolphins so it's also an educational activity.  

You will also be doing some activities with the dolphins such as feeding them, instructing some directions and   even to hug and kiss them. 





This Dolphin Encounter really is a great experience for all. Not just for kids but also for the whole family.  The encounter will normally last at a maximum of 30 Minutes. In addition, this could be a great surprise for your child!



After this great experience, we went straight to Sea Lion Point. 



This is a very entertaining show. They even include guests in the show which makes it more entertaining. 







They also tell people that taking care of our environment benefits not just us but also the marine species. I liked that!


Time for the big event, the Dolphin Show. Before the show these guys (Kawangis ng Tribu ) performed first. I love the drum beat, it's very festive! 




These Dolphins are amazing... I just wanna see them up in the air always! They are beautiful!



 One thing we observed here, They are loved and it's home for them. 






After all the activities we've done, time to get the photos from the Dolphin Encounter. The fee is Php 500.00 and they will give you a cd with other pictures of the Dolphin included. I think it's really worth it as this was a great experience! 


  Other site that you could check out are the Ocean Aquarium and Sea Trek. 





Contact Details:

Ocean Adventure
Telephone Nos. +63 (47) 252-9000, +63 (47) 252-5885 
Fax No. +63 (47) 252-5883 

Manila Marketing Office

Telephone No. +63 (2) 706-3344 to 46


E-Mail: info@oceanadventure.com.ph




4/17/2013

Park'NFly - The Best Airport Parking along NAIA!

Everytime we fly somewhere, we always take our car with us and park it at the airport. We just find it more convenient to have your car with you when you travel for a few days. 

We normally leave our car at NAIA Terminal 3 but parking can be very challenging. Sometimes, it took us a long time just to find parking at that Terminal.

Since we are flying on a different carrier and there is no overnight parking at Terminal 4. 
Park'NFly is a great option!  

Park'NFly is easy to spot. It has a big sign that cannot be missed and next to an intersection and PTT Petrol Station.  


Park'NFly is open 24 hours and provides a free airport shuttle. They will pick you up as well when you arrived at the airport. You definitely have nothing to worry at all! 


Their parking rate is Php 381.00 good for 24 hours. 
You also need to present your ORCR at the front desk. 

You will just hand them the key and they will park your car for you. 


After a few minutes of paper works and waiting, our shuttle finally arrived that will take 
us to Terminal 4.


Their shuttle service is very clean and spacious. 



Tipping is not required.


 Even the driver of the shuttle service was in uniform. We somehow felt like VIP's! 



We definitely made the right choice of going to Park'NFly. The service is excellent and we know that our car is taken care of.




Phone Numbers: 
(02) 854-9302 to 04

4/16/2013

Indulge yourself with the the finest teas at TWG Tea Salon and Boutique, Resorts World

Finally, the time has come to visit the finest luxury tea in world, The TWG TEA SALON AND BOUTIQUE located at Resorts World Manila. Since we had time left before we flew to Coron, we decided to stop at Resorts World and have some tea at TWG. Just looking at it from the outside seems grand, what more inside?


As you enter the place, the different aromas of teas welcomes you. It smells very posh! The interior of the place is very tasteful. The tin cans aligned along the walls are just trying to tell you that they have the finest varieties of teas available today. 


Talking about the smell and aromas of teas, they also have scented candles for sale. 


The staff of TWG are always there to assist you in case you have any questions about their teas. They even let you smell some of them if  you want to. Every time they open a can for you to smell is like taking you to a different world. It's hypnotic! 


 Aside from selling teas, they also have Tea Sets and Pots available for sale. Prices of the Tea Pots are quite expensive but they are the top of the range and the highest quality pots. 





Now it's time to order... Since it's summer time, we decided not to have hot teas but instead we ordered the cold varieties. They have a wide variety of teas to choose from and prices also vary. 




Here are some of the prices on their Tea List just to give you an idea. 


We wanted something very light at that stage so I ordered Scones under Tea Pastries. I found the prices of their pastries not too bad compared to other restaurants. 


 I just loved looking at these tin cans. I asked one of the staff about the coloured ones on the top  shelf and how much they cost. He said they cost around Php 75,000.00 and they are all hand painted. I would love to have one of those but there is no way that I can afford it. 



They also have small tin cans which are a nice collectible items.


After all the smelling I did of their teas, I came  to a decision that this is my favorite! The Immortal Moment Tea (A divine TWG Tea creation of Ceylon black tea blended with legendary notes of vanilla.).  Simply Divine!



I ordered a Fruity Mountain Tea, I wanted something Lemony 
and this I enjoyed so much! 



This sorbet is a must try! 


I liked how they served your pastries. They do it the proper way. My Scones are at the bottom, followed by Macaroons and Cream and Tea Jelly on top! Perfect! 


Aside from Scones, we also ordered for Tea Macaroons. I'm speechless! When you put them in your mouth different flavors just explode in your mouth. The Best Macaroons so far for me! 



Their Tea Jellies are so good! Please do try them. 



We really enjoyed our TWG experience. Prices might be too high for others, but soon you will realize that it's really worth it!  I cannot wait to go back. 





TWG Tea Salon & Boutique 
Resorts World Manila, Ground Floor - Block 1,
Shop 17B, Newport City,
100 Andrews Avenue, Newport Cybertourism Zone, Pasay City, Tel: +632 551 0696, +632 551 0925

Operating Hours: 
Monday to Thursday, 11:00am to 12:00am
Friday to Sunday, 11:00am to 1:00am