Olongapo – Cliff Royale tour 2

This is the other facilities and collections encountered by the author during the stay at the Cliff Royale Resort  in Olongapo.

 rows of cottage ideal for picnic and a place to relax and have a panoramic view of Subic Bay

The Cliff Resort is situated atop a cliff in  Barangay Barretto, Olongapo. Here, one can enjoy the sea in several ways: from  several  vantage point in the main resort area or up close by brisk walk down a winding path.

ideal place to have a panoramic view of the surrounding sea and mountain

surrounding beach resorts as seen from the top of the Cliff  Royale  resort

I was told that this particular resort  building ( which the resort management used as a restaurant area or function area)  had already encroached the sea frontage, since there is no available beach front .  What  might poses a problem is  during heavy monsoonal rains  or a big typhoon and a  tsunami might destroy this building.  I just browse on Presidential Decree 1067  or the Water Code of the Philippines.

nearby resort buildings

This law prohibits building structures within the easement zone of a seashore, river or stream. Said zone is “subject to the easement of public use” for recreation, navigation, and fishing, among other public activities. The distance is 20 meters for agricultural areas, three meters for urban areas, and 40 meters for timberland.

Please visit the link for more information about this law:

http://www.lawphil.net/statutes/presdecs/pd1976/pd_1067_1976.html

The pavilion had a marble mosaic tiles which was ordered from well-known marble company located in  San Rafael , Bulacan . According to Mrs. Elisa  S. Montecastro , She had to order them ( on her own specification) and the marble tiles were chipped according to the size . The design was pattern after the Arabic floral style which was copied  from one of her foreign trips.

Batibot chair or Tiffany Chair was also custom made by the owner of the resort . But instead of wood, she opted to used rattan . This particular type of chair is very popular in the 1950’s to early 1960’s .

collection of shells

furniture made from old tree trunks

statute of mother and child

one of the cottages which directly faces the Subic Bay

collection of table and chairs

door leading to one of the private rooms within the resort

old lumber made into furniture set

 basket from Benguet

The personal touches of the owner is reflected in the various furniture and ethnic items that is found within the resort compound. The fruit basket from Benguet is said to be more than 50 years old!

bromeliad mounted on a live tree truck

               Asplenium nidus or commonly called pakpak lawin

The resort is also like a botanical haven for plant and nature lover. Its full grown trees , lust foliage and flowering plants adds to the natural charm of the place.

Wood carvings from Paete,Laguna.

For those who are interested in coming to this place, the author highly recommend this resort for their ambiance, collection of various items ( which is like a private  museum )  , horticultural value, picturesque views, friendly  hospitable staffs  and even guests,  fresh foods ,  the best get away in this side of Olongapo !

biko and mochi native delicacies

The group was again treated to another round of afternoon snacks before we left for Manila . The author would thanks Mrs. Elisa S. Montecastro and her family for the warm hospitality and the accommodation that was extended to the entire group.  Maraming maraming Salamat po sa lahat  !

Address:

The Cliff Royale at Subic Bay
Km 133, National Hi-Way, Barangay Barretto , Olongapo City, Philippines

Contact Information:

Mrs.Elisa Montecastro
+63-917-8515273 (Globe)
+63-922-8672705 (Sun)
215-7923 (Landline)

Mrs. Victoria Montecastro-Benabaye
+63-906-3089480 (Globe)
+63-932-9899616 (Sun)
vbenabaye@gmail.com

Website: thecliffroyale.com/

Great Value For Parties, Social and corporate celebrations, company seminars and functions , location shoot, etc…

  Capacity 100-120 People

Amenities

Swimming pool with jacuzzi, club houses, picnic area and Beach

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