Located in Talisay, Batangas, Club Balai Isabel is a nature-lover’s dream. It is situated along the shores of Taal Lake and with the best view of Taal Volcano, making the resort ideal for nature trippers. There is more in store, of course.
With 12 hectares in its area, Club Balai Isabel offers lush greenery and vegetation for the tired city dweller. This is the perfect spot for people looking for a place to recharge.
“Club Balai Isabel developed 30 percent of the property, with the rest left for Mother Nature,” says Club Balai Isabel owner Nelson Terrible.
“When we started transforming this property, we made sure that we kept the already existing vegetation here. We did not touch the trees that were already present. That is why you can find trees, such as bamboo and varieties of hardwood, which are hundreds of years old.”
“We even have many fruit-bearing trees, so we allow our guests to just casually pick the fruits as they please,” Terrible smiles. “There is so much fruit growing around here that it is best that guests enjoy them. It is good to see that we offer this unique experience.”
The resort boasts 253 rooms in various configurations, depending on the types and number of guests. They can be assured of fabulous views, absolute comfort, and amenities such as air-conditioning units, mini-refrigerator, and cable television, among others.
Outside the rooms, Club Balai Isabel comes alive. Guests will have a field day indulging themselves in the various activities and attractions that the resort has to offer. The resort has three different pools: the Terraza Infinity Pool, the Talisay Pool, and the 500-sq-m Kumintang Pool. Terrible says the Aquapark continues to evolve, with its inflatables as the main attractions. The pools are salt-filtered, making them friendly to both the human body and nature.
For guests in the mood for food-tripping, Club Balai Isabel is the right place for delicious (and Instagrammable) cuisine with Terraza Café and Restaurant and Kumintang Republik Restaurant. Terraza Café and Restaurant specialize in traditional Filipino cuisine while Kumintang Republik Restaurant is known for authentic Italian food.
Should guests opt for a more quiet quality time for body and soul, trust Club Balai Isabel to provide both. The resort’s spa is among the finest of its type, offering relaxing massages and treatments. For a more spiritual me-time, there is the Espousal of Mary & Joseph Chapel where couples have sealed their vows and renewed their commitments to each other. Right beside it is the historic ruins of a 17th-century church that is known to be the first stone church of Tanauan.
Well, guests will also appreciate the fact that the resort is a true friend of the environment. Terrible has championed the Sagip Taal Lake, a program that aims to raise awareness of the importance of protecting Taal Lake through solid waste management education and environment-friendly livelihood for the people who live around the lake.
With the unique experiences that Club Balai Isabel has, Terrible notes brightly that since they reopened in April this year, guests have been enthusiastically coming non-stop for team-building exercises, conferences, reunions, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and other occasions.