As the country reopens safely, Pico Sands Hotel offers an amazing getaway experience that highlights the natural beauty and relaxing surroundings of its idyllic location in Batangas. It takes a short road trip to shake off the pressures of city living in this tropical paradise that is kitted with amenities and activities for a fun and relaxing weekend stay.
Families will enjoy bonding activities such as lounging on the property’s sunny and sandy shores and enjoying watersports at the beach on a kayak, jetski, or towable ride. Another aquatic option is frolicking in the cooling waters of the swimming pool area that is surrounded by lush gardens.
For indoor fun, the expansive property that includes the Pico de Loro Country Club also has a full-sized basketball court, as well as facilities for tennis, badminton, and squash. There’s a bowling lane, video game rooms, billiards, and KTV for those who want to fully enjoy their time together while on vacay.
Guests who want to embrace the beauty of nature after staying indoors for so long can arrange to take a hike along the tree-lined Pico and Santelmo trails that are perfect for bird-watching. Those who want to meet creatures under the sea can book a scuba trip with experienced divers. For a more stroll, there is a shaded path that winds around the property’s manmade lagoon that is perfect for some meditation and me-time before returning to the city. For the ultimate in relaxation, guests can book a de-stressing signature massage at the Rain Spa.
Then, at the end of an exciting day, the hotel’s spacious rooms are designed to offer a comfortable respite from all the activities, state-of-the-art amenities, and sustainable eco-friendly solutions such as water dispensers located conveniently in the hallways instead of water bottles and toiletries that don’t come in single-use containers.
Escape to paradise
Those looking to have a bespoke beach experience on their Pico de Loro getaway can book the Break Free package that is designed for luxurious relaxation. The beach vacation package includes three-day- two-night accommodations at Pico Hotel’s well-appointed Lagoon View rooms together with full course meals including breakfast at the Garden. The luxe dining experience continues with private dining at the beach, a fun picnic at the exclusive Santelmo cove, and a gorgeous dinner under the stars. The itinerary, which is planned by a dedicated events specialist to suit your needs, is complete with a sunset cocktail cruise and guests’ choices of sports and recreational activities.
“People are so eager to be out on the beach and experience the sand and sea. After being indoors for so long, we want to be able to offer our guests memorable travel experiences where they don’t have to stay in their rooms. Pico de Loro is the perfect haven for outdoor activities not too far away from the city, where they can experience the joy of relaxing among nature in wide-open spaces,” says Walid Wafik, SVP of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp.
Events among nature
Pico de Loro’s beautiful chapel and its shoreline make the perfect backdrop for dream destination weddings. Memorable receptions can be held in the extensive garden area, while the ballroom can accommodate up to 300 people, along with smaller rooms for those who want to hold boardroom meetings, and the beach areas that can be used for team building activities. “The property offers a variety of hosting different types of activities,” says Walid.
Wafik, who is also in charge of visitor safety at the SMX Convention Centers including the one that will be launched this year at Clark in Pampanga, is particular about guest safety when it comes to health protocols. Social distancing is maintained, as well as mask-wearing and constant sanitizing of shared areas. Rooms are thoroughly cleaned with industrial-grade materials temp and personal items such as the rooms’ water bottles are sanitized and then sealed with stickers for extra assurance. “At Pico de Loro Hotel, as well as other SM properties and malls, we want our guests to feel safe and we make sure that all LGU protocols are followed.”
Pack your bags and experience the joy of being outdoors again at Pico Sands Hotel. Reconnect with the tropical vibes of sand and sea while relaxing in luxury. For details on the Break Free Package and other offers, visit www.picosandshotel.com