October 09, 2010, Saturday, I was forced not to attend my class to accompany my friends in Wonder Island. Jen asked me to join them and been contacting me three weeks prior to that date. And she got my yes last Saturday 🙂
Came October 9, I woke up early than usual class day, I need to as I will be travelling from Pasay to Calamba, I had two hours travel in mind. I left Pasay at 6:30 in the morning and was expecting to arrive Calamba Laguna at 8-8:30. While on the bus, I took a nap and was surprised I was already in Turbina at about 7:15 am, OMG I did not know it was that fast. I had to take my breakfast first in McDonalds Waltermart to awaken my drowsy mind so I can enjoy my lamyerda. I texted Wayne that I was already in the tryst and so she had to leave earlier because of me. She came in on time and we went to Llanas Supermarket Calamba to meet Jen and Jonas. Before 9:00 am, they reached the supermarket and we left for Aplaya.
From Llanas to Aplaya, it took us 15 minutes by tricycle ride worth Php80.00. Then we finally reached the port, the boarding area of Wonder Island Resort. We were transferred from the port to the island by the boat, and the travelling hour was 3 to 5 minutes (aalog-alog ang boat because we’re six passengers only). The transfer from and to port and island is inclusive in the package we had.
We left the port past 9 am and were excited to reach the Wonder Island, and have some fun.
As we were travelling, our humble minds and sights enjoyed the beauty and wonders of nature – of the lake, as if we were having our expensive cruise and we need to make things jovial and enjoy everything we see up to the very least and single cents we paid for our cruise. (as if as if as if)
And we finally got there, I made my friend the model of the welcome streamer 😉
We arrived at Wonder Island (i forgot) 10am, the staff served us the am snack which is also inclusive in the day tour package we booked. By the way, the day tour package was amounting to Php840.00 per person. This includes the am/pm snack, lunch, use of the facility, of the entire pools and the picnic umbrella. They do not allow to bring our own food.
AM snack, chicken sandwich and iced tea, served right away when we reached the island.
The following are the ameneties Wonder Island offers you. If you are a nature-lover, you will love this place, but if not, you’ll end up dissatisfied. We enjoyed the place as much as I enjoyed being with my Nikkoshi friends again.
Another adult’s pool – 6 ft
A kubo which is nice to stay with, costs P3k
Activity area up the resort
A nice view at the reception area
And benches to relax with while sight-seeing the whole of Calamba
BTW: Lunch was served at 12nn, viands were chopsuey, fried tilapia tinola and bananas – big serving though.
We decided to finish this memorable moment at 3pm, but because the boat was at the port waiting for a family who will be staying at the resort at night, we were not able to leave at 3, but at 4pm. Late that we discovered that we can stay at the back of the boat to feel the breeze of the air and enjoy the cruise. That was the highlight of our tour.
We enjoyed the boat ride, we reached the port, and then Jen annouced “s***t, nakalimutan ko yung basang damit namin ni jonas” Ahaha, we thought everything will be okay, nakarating na kami at lahat sa port and the boat needs to wait for another passenger para makabalik sa resort. We waited for an hour for those forgotten plastic wet clothes, 🙂 to pay for this palpak moment, jen bought penoy for the four of us..
That was the day tour we had at Wonder Island, we enjoyed it.
We had a whole day package 8am to 5pm which includes boat transfer, use of swimming pools, use of picnic umbrellas/picnic huts, set meal exclusive of drinks, for Php840.00
It would cost Php756 and Php730 for kids and senior citizens respectively.
Wonder Island also has overnight package, for inquiries and booking, you may contact their office in these telephone nos, (049) 545-1766/(049) 545-6491/(049) 545-6492 Manila line (02) 520-8556.
The resort is a nice place for team building, family gathering, reunions, wedding at the yacht, friends’ get together and many more.