Blog Archive

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Jun and Carol Beach Resort Review » Affordable Pagudpud Beach Front Accommodation

Jun and Carol Resort
If you are on a tight budget or your backpacker group is looking for a cheap Pagudpud beach resort to stay while touring the beautiful town of Pagudpud in the province of Ilocos Norte, or you just want to enjoy the famous Pagudpud beaches, you might want to consider Jun and Carol Beach Resort. Although you can find lots of front beach resorts along Saud beach, most of them are not so affordable (based on our group's inquiry.)

One of our major weekend getaways this year is our two-day trip to Ilocandia and of course, the tour will not be complete without a refreshing side trip to Pagudpud. We decided to stay at Jun and Carol Beach Resort because it is the only resort that fits our very limited budget.

I decided to include this note on my series of Ilocos Tour posts so that you'll have an idea what to expect at Jun and Carol Resort or you can at least compare it to other resorts in Saud. Base on my experiences, most official websites of any resorts are mainly for their marketing strategies thus it will only tell you the best part of the deal.

Awesome view of the beach from Jun and Carol Resort Veranda
Here's a few photos and notes about our experience at Jun and Carol Resort which might help you decide if you are now scouting for a resort or a cheap accommodation in Pagudpud.

Resort Facilities:

Jun and Carol Resort has a nice open air restaurant at the beach front with meat and sea-foods on their menu mostly local cuisine. There are very few restaurants in the area and the foods are a bit pricey so we checked out the town for dinner.

Their air-conditioned rooms are large enough for four guests. You can also request for additional bed if you have extra companions for a very minimal price. The bed has comfortable mattresses and pillows but don't expect it to be like those at the hotels. They also provide the standard cabinet for your travel stuff.

According to the Resort's official website, wi-fi is provided in rooms but I think on selected rooms only. Also, they will charge you a very high rate of 25 Pesos per hour for using wi-fi. 

It's always important for a resort to have a clean and wide-enough comfort rooms just like in Jun and Carol Resort. The resort offers an extra wide shower area with cold and hot water and a clean toilet. However, water pressure is a little bit low so you might spend extra minutes in the shower. As an alternative you can use the dipper and pail especially if your friends are lined up outside waiting their turn.

Observations:
  • Their official website is not updated so you better checked out latest guest reviews.
  • You should be extra careful with your belongings because one can easily open the windows even if its locked. 
  • You cannot swim in the beach front. If you want to enjoy the waves you have to go to the nearby resort (just a few meters from the Jun and Carol)
  • Beachfront is not suitable for lazy swimming because of the dangerous waves and rocky seabed.
  • Sand in the beachfront is not as white and fine as they usually describes it.
  • No water sports/activities are available within the area 
Good Points
  • You can immediately enjoy the awesome view in front of the resort
  • Resort staff are courteous and very much willing to help you.
  • Basic resort amenities for a comfortable short stay are available
  • The area is generally clean and well-maintained
Jun and Carol Resort Information

Location: 
Jun and Carol Beach Cottages
Burayoc Point, Pagudpud Ilocos Norte, Philippines
Contact Numbers: 
Marvin: +639175471270, +639196405630
Jun: +639205740136, +639175486331
Arnel: +09214847746, (077)-676-0183

Room Rates: Their room rates ranges from 1,200 to 3,500 but they are willing to give discounts if it is not yet peak season. Please contact them directly to negotiate the price.

_______________________
Related Posts:
HERE ARE THE DETAILED POSTS ABOUT OUR  Ilocandia Time Travel

_________________





Related Posts with Thumbnails

About the Blogger

Yodi Insigne
Yodi de Veas Insigne is one of those delusional sorts who imagines himself a useful contributor to the greater blogosphere (Well, that's what he's trying to accomplish).

He started blogging for three reasons:

1. He always felt he has something important to say,
2. Books can make him cry,
3. He want to sleep at night.

He is a certified bookworm, travel junkie, shutterbug, movie freak, Mangyan freethinker who sleeps a lot and think a lot. He got a little vice, which is black coffee and cashew nuts. He got colorblindness on yellow and green - and he freaking loves it!

Google+ Followers

Subscribe via e-mail

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

  ©Yodisphere 2010 Creativity is copyrighted

Back to TOP