When in Manila and you hear the word Puerto Galera, images of White Beach immediately come to mind. But surely there are more to Oriental Mindoro apart from this popular stretch of beach?
We were trying to tick off the possibilities as we drove north of Balatero Port one weekend: first, the scenic zigzag roads we were passing by are perfect for leisurely bike rides. Second, the oceans surely have rich marine life for snorkeling and diving trips. And third, the lush forests and mountains inland also looked promising for trekking and other outdoor activities. We haven’t even arrived yet, but the wealth of possibilities was already staring at us in the face!
And when we reached our destination, Infinity Resort in Brgy. Talipanan, we knew we wouldn’t be left wanting of the classic Puerto Galera experience, because we were in for something quite new. And so our weekend began!
“As a family we are proud of Mindoro and we want to share that with people. Maliban naman sa Boracay at Palawan, kami naman ngayon! Mindoro naman ngayon,” said Infinity Resort‘s General Manager Hazel Morillo during its launch. “We are confident to share the flavor of Mindoro through Infinity Resort. We welcome you all to the next big thing in Mindoro!”
Just what is it about Infinity Resort that people can look forward to? For one, we love its modern Asian architecture, beautifully landscaped surroundings, and infinity pool.
Infinity is the newest and possibly most luxurious resort property of the province to date. Part of it is still in the works, but what’s currently on offer definitely didn’t skimp on luxury and comfort; quite the contrary, in fact:
“You look at one side and you see the mountains—infinity. You look on the other side and you see the oceans—infinity,” quipped Ephraim Morillo, the main man behind the resort. The property sits in between the mountains and the sea—Mt. Malasimbo behind and the ocean in front. We are quite happy to report too that there are no crowds, no blaring music from the neighborhood that interrupted our sleep and woke us up the next day.
In fact, early mornings at the resort look exactly like this:
Another thing we absolutely loved were the rooms. Allow us to show you why:
“All the villas were designed so that guests will always have a view from their own rooms,” said Rommel Dionisio, the property’s architect. All suites have floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies that open up to a view of the ocean and the sunset. They sure know how to spoil their guests!
The infinity pool was one of our favorite spots. We could stay here forever! There are separate adult and kiddie pools, as well as an enormous jacuzzi.
We had our meals at The Brae, Infinity’s indoor-outdoor restaurant. The resort has a resident German chef and a Filipino chef specializing in Japanese cuisine, so sashimi, maki, and tempura are always, always on the menu.