It’s summertime and that means it’s time to go to the beach! Last time I was at the beach was a year ago. We decided to go to Balesin Island which is a 25-minute plane ride from the city. It took us the same amount of time to fly to the island as well as going from the house to the airport. Our flight was at 5AM so the traffic situation was non-existent. But enough about the traffic because we are here to chill and relax.
Balesin is a private members-only island paradise. The island is 500 hectares and you literally have the whole island to yourselves, aside from the other guests. When we were there over the weekend, there was a total of 400 guests. I was suprised because I honestly didn’t see much people. It was that big and private. We stayed at the Balesin Village which is the Filipino-themed village. There are other themed villages such as Bali, Phuket, Toscana, Mykonos, St. Tropez and Costa del Sol. Our villa was the closest to the main clubhouse and had the best beach in the island (in my humble opinion). My villa looked like this. We even had our own private jacuzzi.
We were not able to get beachfront villas as those have been booked ahead but our view was still fantastic.
This was the beach by our village.
I’ve included below more pictures of the other villages in this amazing island.
Lastly, some more pictures with magnificent views.
I’m having #sepanx moment right now wishing I was still at the beach. Anyway, it was a good weekend trip and this will make me look forward to my next island/beach trip. When? I don’t know. Hopefully soon. Really soon.