Pico de Loro x Pico Sands Hotel

Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo CoastSummer is really here! And this summer, me and my family have been getting invitations for staycations and out of town trips. A nice opportunity to bond as a family also.

Last March 24, we had a chance to stay overnight at Pico de Loro Cove with some of our blogger friends this time. Coincidentally, my husband and I were also celebrating our wedding anniversary! What a treat!Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast

Pico de Loro Cove is named after Mt. Pico which resembles a parrot’s beak. “Parrot” is “Loro” in the Filipino language… hence the name. Get it?Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast

Pico de Loro Cove is the maiden residential community of Hamilo Coast. Nestled along a 1.5-kilometer stretch of white sand and calm blue waters, the 40-hectare community is a first glimpse into the future of Hamilo Coast as the premier sustainable beach resort town of the Philippines.

It has a beach and country club, 4 residential clusters: Myna, Jacana, Carola and Miranda. They also have a beautiful 7-storey boutique hotel called, Pico Sands Hotel, where we stayed for the night.

I felt right at home immediately as the staff were very warm and courteous.

We had our group picture taken by the lobby and surprisingly, this photo was also given to us as a souvenir.Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast(L – R) Celine Arenillo, Melo, Chef Jaymie, Spanky, Eugene, me, Chuckie and Gerry.

We had a spacious Premiere Lagoon View room that can accommodate a family of 4 with 2 beds.Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo CoastThanks to my husband for this lovely panoramic shot!

A balcony that overlooks the lagoon.Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast

A spacious bathroom complete with basic toiletries.Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast

Equipped with a complete mini bar.Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast

And on the bed, a cute reusable bag with a Pico de Loro stuffed toy.Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast

The room alone already made me excited to stay. All the more knowing what Pico de Loro has to offer!

I love that Pico de Loro Country Club offers assorted activities for kids and adults.

Adult and children’s pool.Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo CoastPico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo CoastPico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast

Club Pico’s indoor children’s play area.Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast

Billiards and bowling at B&B, indoor table tennis, badminton, volleyball and basketball courts.Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast

For gym rats like me and my husband, they have a fully equipped Fitness Center.Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast

And for your spur of the moment cravings or for those sudden basic necessity needs, a convenience store called, Grab N’ Go, is located at the lobby of the Country Club.Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast

We were also brought to the Pico de Loro Beach Club via shuttle service.Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast

Pico de Loro Beach Club is exclusive to members and accompanied guests. It has a swimming pool, pool bar, locker rooms, Kultura Butik gift shop, restaurants and sports & recreational facilities.Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo CoastPico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast

The pool overlooks the sea giving that “infinity” feel from a certain perspective.Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast

Pico de Loro Cove also has amazing restaurants that serve scrumptious dishes by Chef Jaymie.

If you want Mediterranean cuisine, go for Pico Restaurant at the lobby of Pico Sands Hotel.Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast

We had our filling lunch here during our arrival and also when we had late lunch before we headed back to Manila the next day.

Papa al Pomodoro
Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo CoastStewed tomatoes with basil and parmesan toast.
Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast
Callos
Ox tail and tripe stewed in tomato sauce, chorizo and garbanzos.
Beef Tenderloin Salpicao
Using imported beef tenderloin sautéed with garlic, red wine served with vegetables and mashed potatoes.
Bulalosso
Beef bone marrow cooked osso bucco style served with pasta or rice.
Sinigang sa Manga
Just the right thickness from the gabi. Not to sour from the mango and the freshness of the shrimp all in one bowl!
Pico Restaurant is open 24 hours

But if you opt for Filipino fare, there’s Sun Coral Cafe at the Ground floor of Pico de Loro Beach Club where we had our dinner.Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast
6AM to 10PM (Friday to Saturday)
6AM to 8PM (Sunday to Thursday)

Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast
Bulalossa Rice
Leftover Bulalossa from our lunch prepared for us by Chef Jaymie. How can you say no to something this good?
Pico Burger
Juicy. Makes for one very good afternoon snack.
Tinola Cavite
Your usual Tinolang Manok but using squash giving it that thick and creamy ginger texture. It was pleasant to eat and very comforting.
Crispy Pork Slab
Crunchy, oily, salty and delicious! It doesn’t matter if it will kill my diet, I’d still eat this again and again!
Pan au ChocolatPico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast
Comes with vanilla ice cream, cream and strawberry. Pour it altogether and eat it while its warm.

Pico Restaurant also serves amazing breakfast to start your day right. But these 3 stations was where I pigged-out!
Bacon
Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast
Egg Station
Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast
Pancake Station
Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast

If you want to explore more of Pico de Loro, you can book a cove tour or island hopping if you want to experience sun and sand the Pico de Loro way. Look at this! We were brought to Santelmo Cove in a private boat right before lunch the next day because it was the best time to enjoy the summer sun! It only took us about 20minutes to reach Santelmo Cove.Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo CoastPico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast

Santelmo Cove is a wonderful hotspot of marine activity like snorkeling.Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast

It’s a paradise in Batangas! You can just bum around the shore and just bask in the sun…Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast
Or just simply enjoy the breeze of the wind and the sound of the waves crashing to the shore with your other half.Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo CoastThank you Spanky for this picture!

When you book your cove tour, packed lunch or snacks will be provided. There are boats converted into tables which you can use. Just don’t forget to throw your trash properly! There are big trash bins located in the area!Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast

Locals attest to seeing St. Elmo’s Fire in this area and aptly named it Santelmo Cove after the said weather phenomenon. With flawless white sand and turquoise waters, Santelmo has one of the best beaches in Hamilo Coast. One of the marine protected areas of the coast, Santelmo is also an occasional nesting ground of Olive Ridley and green sea turtles (pawikan). Giant clams (taklobos) and a diverse variety of sea creatures likewise make this cove an ideal diving and snorkeling spot.

Pico de Loro is also a beautiful place for destination weddings. Coincidentally, there was an ongoing wedding held at St. Therese of the Child Jesus Chapel when we were there.Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast
This chapel was built for Henry Sy, Sr.’s grandson’s wedding. This all glass chapel overlooks the beautiful Pico de Loro Cove. And if you are a Catholic staying over the weekend, no worries. Mass is celebrated every Sunday at 11AM.Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast

With everything happening in this wondeful place, Pico de Loro makes it a priority to strictly look after everyone’s safety. My husband had a minor cut on his foot and when I called the nurses’s station, we didn’t wait too long for a nurse to come knocking at our door. Good job!Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast

One day is actually not enough to explore everything that Pico de Loro Cove has to offer. Kids and kids at heart will definitely have an amazing time.
They even have a few surprises up their sleeves! When we went back to our room during our first night, we were surprised with a chocolate cake and this!Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo CoastPico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo CoastThank you Celine and Pico Sands Hotel staff for the thoughtfulness!

Going home, we passed through the Kaybiang Tunnel. Passing through this tunnel cuts the travel time. Of course, a group shot by the tunnel was in order! Haha!Pico de Loro Pico Sands Hotel Hamilo Coast

Pico de Loro Cove is just a 90-minute drive from SM Mall of Asia via the Cavitex-Ternate-Nasugbu route. It’s your perfect luxurious weekend escape from the urban life without traveling so far. No need to worry about excessive toll fees and petrol consumption.

Thank you Celine (Area Marketing Communications Manager), Pico de Loro and SM Hotels for the invitation! It was a wonderful and relaxing weekend getaway!

For membership inquiries, contact +63 2 945 8000. For Pico Sands Hotel reservation, call + 63 2 464 7800 or +63 2 464 7888.
www.picodelorocove.com
www.hamilocoast.com
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  1. Mary Jean Ner says: Reply

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    Overnight Stay starts P4,500/night

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