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What makes Gerald Anderson's new resort worth a visit

By CAMILLE SANTIAGO Published Oct 14, 2020 4:31 pm Updated Oct 14, 2020 6:59 pm

Nestled away in the town of Botolon, Zambales lies a hidden gem destined to be an ideal location for an authentic and intimate getaway. Gerald Anderson's exclusive and private resort Hayati Private Resort offers spectacular views of the sea and mountains as well as access to the beach that can accommodate 25-30 people.

It's a good escape if you and your family want to get away from the city for a bit, if the LGU allows. Speaking of the quarantine, it's perfect, too, as you won't have to worry about social distancing—since you can book the entire place for yourselves!

Here are other reasons why Gerald's new resort might be worth a visit.

1. It's four hours away from Manila

If you want a beach getaway that's not too far from Manila, Zambales is a good option. You can get there via car or bus for as low as ₱389 via Victory Liner. A private car will get you there faster though as it will only take you roughly four hours.

2. It's home away from home

Hayati Private Resort transports its guests to a native Filipino-inspired home with modern touches. There are A-Frame rooms that are good for 2 people, and bungalows for bigger families.

3. There are so many areas for lounging

Guests looking for a relaxing vacation will find themselves more than satisfied at Hayati Private Resort. What better way to relieve stress than by taking a refreshing dip in the pool? Or how about catching a few Zzs in the cabana? It doesn't hurt that the place is overlooking the sea, too!

4. There is no shortage in recreational activities

As if the beach and pool aren't enough, guests can enjoy many other amenities, too! You can play billiards, basketball, ride the bike or kayak, play on the trampoline, workout at the gym, sip cocktails at the Tiki Bar, or have a bonifre!

Or, since you're there already, might as well check out what Zambales has to offer. You can hike Mount Pinatubo, do a short trek to the lighthouse at Capones Island, bathe at El Kabayo Waterfalls, shop at Duty-Free Centers, or go island-hopping!

5. The view is amazing

With mountains on one side and beautiful beaches on the other, it’s hard to find a grander setting. Hayati Private Resort is the perfect place to spend your lazy afternoons or to catch the sunset.

Banner image from Gerald Anderson's Instagram (@andersongeraldjr)