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Take Me Back To Balesin

It’s summer in Toronto and I wish I could visit a gorgeous beach right now.   So I decided the next best thing would be to look through my photos from Balesin Island Club and share them with you!

Balesin is an island resort located in Lamon Bay, Quezon province, Philippines.  A small plane takes you from their hangar in Metro Manila to a small airport on the island in 25 minutes.

El Tordesillas Airport, Balesin Island

El Tordesillas Airport, Balesin Island

Map of Balesin

A map of the island.

The island has 7 villages, each with architecture and cuisine inspired by the best seaside towns in the world.

The first of these is Balesin Village, inspired by the beauty of the Philippines.   This side of the island has the best beach. Balesin beach
Balesin Beach

Woman on the beach in Balesin

Horseback riding on the beach in Balesin

Horseback riding on the beach in Balesin

 Within Balesin Village is the resort’s beautiful spa. The Balesin Spa
Entrance the the Balesin Spa

Love the all-white furniture

Love the all-white furniture

Get a massage by the ocean.

Get a massage by the ocean.

Or book your own private room in one of these spa suites and take a dip in the black-tiled pool.

Or book your own private room in one of these spa suites and take a dip in the black-tiled pool.

 Bali Village is inspired by the famous Indonesian destination.

Bali Village Clubhouse

Art in Bali Village, Balesin
Art in Bali Village, Balesin

Art in Bali Village, Balesin

Art in Bali Village, Balesin

Art in Bali Village, Balesin

Cocktails and appetizers while watching the sunset is perfect at the Nasa Dua bar.

Couldn’t get enough of the kropek and dilis dish (shrimp chips with anchovy dip) at the Nasa Dua bar in Bali Village. This is the perfect spot to watch the sunet. .

We stayed in the Spanish-inspired village of Costa del Sol.  The room was just amazing.

A bed in the bedroom...

A huge bedroom…

And a bed in the balcony.  What more can you ask for?

And a bed in the balcony. What more can you ask for?

The pool behind Costa del Sol village.

The pool behind Costa del Sol village

A view of the ocean from the balcony

A view of the ocean from the balcony

Phuket Village, inspired by Thailand, has a beautiful black-tiled pool.  The beach on this side is also where surfing lessons take place.  black tiled pool
statue

statue

small statues on the wall

St. Tropez Village is patterned after the popular French town.  I love the colors, brightness, and warmth of this village. St. Tropez


St. Tropez

St. Tropez


St. Tropez

St. Tropez

St. Tropez

St. Tropez

Toscana Village replicates the architecture and beauty of Tuscany, Italy. Balesin Toscana
Balesin Toscana

Balesin Toscana

Balesin Toscana

Balesin Toscana

Balesin Toscana

And my favorite, the Mykonos Village.  Inspired by Mykonos in Greece, this place is just breathtaking.
Balesin Mykonos Village
Balesin Mykonos

Balesin Mykonos

Balesin Mykonos

Balesin Mykonos

Balesin Mykonos

Balesin Mykonos

Balesin Mykonos

Balesin Mykonos

Balesin Mykonos

Balesin is just so beautiful.  My photos don’t do it justice.
I wish I could visit all the places that these villages are inspired by.   Which one’s your favorite?

 

Thanks for dropping by!

kerstie ladd

 

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  1. This was so amazing. Mind we will pick few of your gorgeous pictures and have them featured in an article that we’re going to make? Thank you. – Kayoken Realty

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