This Lakeside Resort in Nueva Ecija Will Make You Feel Like You’re in Bali

It’s just 3.5 hours away from Metro Manila!

Famous for its gorgeous beaches, verdant rice fields, and rich culture, Bali is one of the most popular destinations in the world, attracting millions of visitors every year. But you don’t have to fly to Indonesia to get a taste of Bali — one resort in Nueva Ecija will transport you to the island paradise. Highland Bali Villas Resort and Spa is a Balinese-inspired destination resort with high-end facilities and services. Read on to learn more about “Bali of the North”.

Highland Bali Villas Resort and Spa

Just 3.5 hours away from Metro Manila, Highland Bali Villas Resort and Spa is a luxurious yet accessible escape. Located in the mountains of Pantabangan, the resort boasts breathtaking views of Pantabangan Hills and Intang Lake.

 

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Inspired by Balinese architecture, the hotel’s high-end facilities showcase a fusion of Balinese culture and the Philippine tradition of warm hospitality. The rooms feature cool stone floors, high ceilings, and air conditioning to keep them fresh year-round, and the bathrooms are stylish and modern, boasting luxurious skincare and bath accessories. Many of the rooms also have their own private jacuzzi.

Clockwise from top-left: The Matrimonial Suite; the Grand Family Suite’s outdoor jacuzzi; the Presidential Suite; the Presidential Suite’s outdoor jacuzzi (via Highland Bali Villas Resort & Spa)

 

Activities

The hotel rooms by themselves are already great for photo ops, but there are also plenty of spots around the resort that have Bali-inspired installations that are perfect for your IG feed.

 

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The hotel’s lakeside location also gives guests access to water sports, such as jet-skiing, kayaking, banana boat rides, and more.

 

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The hotel also boasts an infinity pool with an awe-inspiring view of the mountains and Intang Lake, a villa pool for kids and adults, and an outdoor jacuzzi.

 

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And, of course, there’s the spa, which offers Hilot, Ventosa, Swedish, Thai, and Sport Massages. The spa also gives guests access to a steam bath, sauna, and an outdoor jacuzzi with views of Pantabangan Hills and Intang Lake.

 

How to get there

If you’re traveling to the hotel by bus, you can take a bus from Cubao with routes leading to Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija. These are the routes recommended by the hotel:

  1. Genesis – Baler Bound
  2. Baliwag – Pantabangan
  3. Five Star – Cabanatuan

When you reach the Cabanatuan terminal, take the bus (Baler-bound), or jeep/UV Express (Pantabangan-bound). Ask to be dropped off at the 7-11 at Pantabangan, then take a trike to Highland Bali Villas Resort and Spa.

If you’re driving, you can simply follow Waze or Google Maps.

 

Have you ever visited Bali? What other sights in the Philippines remind you of the island? 

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