Photos by ACEA Subic Bay and Subic Bay Yacht Club
Drive 84KM north of Manila, the Philippine capital, to the thriving coastal town of Subic. It offers an easy escape from the city and is favored by those who prefer road trips instead of plane rides. Subic is known for its gorgeous beaches, countless adventures for both adults and children, and fast-growing shopping and dining options at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
Subic is also a sanctuary for nature and wildlife. Closely interact with creatures of both land and sea at some of its most famous attractions, including the Zoobic Safari, Ocean Adventure, and the Tree Top Adventure Subic. Plunge into Subic’s water sports and activities. Try snorkeling, go wreck diving, or go on a day tour at the Inflatable Island.
If you’re planning a trip to Subic, it’s important to find the perfect place to spend a few nights. Hotels and resorts in Subic vary from beachfront accommodations to vacation houses inside lush forests. To help you find the best home for your trip, here’s a rundown of Subic’s best hotels and resorts:
The White Rock Beach Hotel is an 11-hectare beachfront resort with hotel accommodations and its own water park. It is considered one of the best-situated accommodations in Subic, being in close proximity to other beaches such as Baloy Beach (1.1KM) and Adam’s Beach (1.3KM).
Immerse in an exhilarating experience with White Rock’s 15 pools and 40 whirlpools, inflatable water park, and a long list of water sports activities you can try out with family and friends. When you want to take a break from the water activities, check out their bowling alley, table tennis area, or fitness center. Thrill-seeking travelers can also try zipline rides, wall climbing, and rappelling at the resort.
Unwind and head over to White Rock’s spa for a therapeutic massage, take in the sunset by the infinity pool, or just enjoy the undisturbed comfort of your room. White Rock’s Deluxe Rooms are good enough for two adults, while 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom villas are available for larger groups of travelers.
Photo by Wild Orchid Beach Resort
Situated just along Baloy Beach, Wild Orchid Beach Resort provides you with a spectacular view of the seascape and surrounding mountains. Nearby beaches like Driftwood Beach (1KM) and White Rock Beach (1.5KM) are conveniently accessible to guests.
Wild Orchid Beach Resort features a swimming pool and gym that guests can use at any time. Dine in the Wild Orchid’s restaurant and bar and enjoy a game of billiards and live sports streaming, or watch the acoustic performances of some local bands at the garden lounge by the sea.
The resort is popular for its staff’s warmth and hospitality. Guests can avail themselves of the resort’s 24-hour reception services and daily housekeeping. While relatively smaller in size compared to the other accommodations on our list, Wild Orchid still provides you the full holiday experience with their large, air-conditioned rooms and complete set of amenities.
Photo by Club Morocco Beach Resort and Country Club
The Club Morocco Beach Resort and Country Club instantly puts you on vacation mode once you arrive, with architecture and interiors reminiscent of the old Moroccan towns of Tangier and Casablanca. Feel the opulence of the grand staircase, the high ceilings, and the European-inspired art and furniture as you enter the lobby.
Club Morocco is a favorite among travelers, not only because of its impressive visuals but also because of its exclusive location. The resort is ideal for travelers who crave a quiet paradise far from the hustle and bustle of the city. Journey beyond the resort and include nearby attractions such as Adam’s Beach (2.9KM), White Rock Beach (4KM), and Balon Falls (6.5KM) in your itinerary.
Club Morocco boasts massive outdoor pools, sprawling gardens, a private beach, a bowling alley, pool tables, and a restaurant. The resort’s spacious rooms and villas can accommodate both small and large travel groups.
Photo by Subic Bay Yacht Club
The Subic Bay Yacht Club, a well-loved Subic mainstay, is strategically found at the very heart of the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. The Yacht Club’s guests can conveniently head to some of Subic’s most sought-after destinations like the Subic Le Man’s Go Cart Track (176M) and SBMA Beach (1.7KM). Well-known shopping centers like SM Olongapo, Harbor Point Subic, and the Duty-Free store are all just under a kilometer away.
Photo by Subic Bay Yacht Club
The Subic Bay Yacht Club is an adventure in its own right. It treats you to a picturesque view of the marina, and each suite comes with its own balcony for you to take in the stunning vista of the sea. Enjoy their vast selection of facilities, including outdoor pools, the fitness center, table tennis and badminton areas, and a bowling alley. The Yacht Club also arranges diving excursions and banana boat rides upon request. At the end of a long day, dine and wind down at the Yacht Club’s restaurant or indulge in a wellness treatment at the spa.
The Subic Bay Yacht Club’s rooms and suites are classic yet lavish with mostly white interiors, brass accents, and marble bathrooms – all complemented by the fresh flowers, toiletries, and refreshments that come with your stay.
Photo by Vista Marina Hotel and Resort
The Vista Marina Hotel and Resort is situated within the Subic Bay Freeport Zone and is located only 80M away from the SBMA Beach. This Mediterranean-inspired resort stays true to its name and provides you with a stellar view of the sea as well. Notable spots like the Subic Bay Venezia Casino and the Inang Laya Monument are less than a kilometer away from the resort.
Enjoy the nearby beach or frolic under the sun in the Vista Marina’s outdoor pool and cabanas. Grab a bite at the resort’s Marista Restaurant, which serves a spectrum of Asian cuisine choices. You can avail of the hotel’s in-room massage service for a relaxing night-in, or head out for a fun night by the bay at the Vista Marina’s Cascade Bar.
While straying away from the Mediterranean theme, their rooms are just as beautiful with wooden furniture and floral accents. A one-night stay at the Vista Marina Hotel comes with free breakfast sets for two.
Photo by Camayan Beach Resort Hotel
The Camayan Beach Resort Hotel is a go-to for travelers in search of exciting sights and attractions. The resort is located only 290M from Ocean Adventure and 2KM away from Zoobic Safari. Immerse yourself in activities like canopy rides, trekking, and interactive freefalls through Subic’s forest at the 5KM-away Tree Top Adventure Subic.
Hang out at the beach or try out Camayan Beach’s water sports activities, snorkeling, and outdoor swimming pool. Many travelers who have stayed at Camayan often commend the hotel’s cleanliness and upkeep, as well as the service of the staff behind it.
Camayan Beach Resort’s rooms and suites are simple yet homey, bringing you the rest and relaxation any traveler looks for in a vacation. For a one-night stay, a superior room, which can accommodate up to five guests, includes two queen-sized beds, a 50” flat-screen television, and complimentary coffee and tea.
Photo by Subic Coco Hotel
The Subic Coco Hotel is a laidback 3-star hotel located in the Central Business Area of the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. The relaxing 37-room accommodation appeals to both business travelers and Subic’s millennial visitors. The SBMA Beach is easily within reach at only 560M away, while shopping malls like SM Olongapo, Harbor Point Subic, and Duty-Free are all under 800M away.
The Subic Coco Hotel may not have the pool and leisure activities the other hotels and resorts on this list have to offer, but the rooms are certainly some of the most stylish. The interiors are as pleasing to the eyes as the hotel’s art deco exteriors – modern, sleek, and minimalist.
If you’re doing a solo trip to Subic or traveling with a small group, we recommend booking their Superior or Deluxe Room. If you’re coming with a bigger group or staying for a longer period, consider booking their loft-type accommodations. The lofts provide you more space with a living room, a dining area, and a kitchenette, making you feel right at home.
Photo by Kamana Sanctuary Resort and Spa
Kamana Sanctuary Resort and Spa is an oasis as restful and luxurious as its name suggests. More than a resort, it is a haven for reconnecting with nature and investing in health and wellness. The resort is situated at Subic Bay Freeport Zone’s Nabasan Beach and is just 750M away from Ocean Adventure, 2.4KM away from Zoobic Safari, and 4.7KM away from the Tree Top Adventure Subic.
If you’d rather stay at the resort the whole time, that’s absolutely fine! Kamana has just about everything you need for an ideal holiday – a clean beach, an infinity pool, water sports, and a spa. Kamana Sanctuary Resort’s restaurant offers a wide array of Asian and Western fusion dishes. Dine-in or order room service and find out why their Angus Bistek and Seafood Platter are guest favorites.
The resort’s dark mahogany roof and cream-colored façade are complemented by the artfully designed modern rooms embellished with rattan accents. Choose from Kamana’s Standard and Deluxe Rooms, Loft-type Suites, and Casitas built on stilts above the sea.
Photo by Segara Suites Subic
The Segara Suites is found deep within the Subic Bay Freeport Zone and is within close proximity to the Duty-Free Store (320M), the Inang Laya Monument (520M), and the SBMA Beach (1.5KM). Popular restaurants and cafes like Holy Grounds Café and Meat Plus are also just under 400M away.
The newly built 18-room boutique hotel fully embodies elegance and tasteful resort living. Segara Suites Subic prides itself in its contemporary Asian architecture, Filipino and Asian fusion restaurant, and amenities such as an outdoor pool, spa, garden, and a children’s playground. The attentive and courteous staff are available to tend to your needs, and 24-hour night security is provided to ensure privacy and safety throughout your whole stay.
All of the rooms at Segara Suites come with vibrant pops of color, floral murals, quaint printed furniture, and unique art pieces on the walls. Two queen-sized beds or one California king-sized bed, a large bathroom, a 34” flat screen television, and breakfast are included in a one-night stay.
Photo by Mangrove Resort Hotel
The Mangrove Resort Hotel is a quiet paradise nestled within Olongapo’s Baloy Long Beach Road. It offers travelers a peaceful refuge overlooking the sea and conveniently shuts away the city center’s noise. The hotel is set on its own private beach and is only 2.94KM away from the scenic Olongapo Lighthouse.
At the Mangrove Resort Hotel, you can sunbathe on the beach, take a dip in the pool, or explore the rest of Subic fuss-free. The hotel also arranges activities like boating, diving, snorkeling, and fishing for guests.
The hotel rooms are rejuvenating with an ample amount of light, a balcony that gives you a fine view of the sea and the surrounding landscapes, and white and orange interiors that are just as easy on the eyes. Standard, Deluxe, and Executive Rooms are available for 2-4 adults, all-inclusive of a flat-screen television, toiletries, and complimentary tea and coffee.
Photo by ACEA Subic Bay
ACEA Subic Bay is a vast and luxurious beach resort found along San Bernardino Road at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. It is situated just a few steps from Dungaree Beach, 900M from the All Hands Beach, 1KM away from the Subic Bay International Airport, and 2.8KM from Ocean Adventure.
Photo by ACEA Subic Bay
The resort is sprawling with greenery and areas for leisure. ACEA Subic Bay comes with an outdoor pool right in front of its private beach, indoor and al fresco dining areas, a bar and lounge, a spa, a table tennis area, a fitness center, karaoke, and a playground for guests with children. Various motorized and non-motorized water sports activities are also available upon inquiry with the resort’s staff.
Each suite, designed to be calming and spacious with minimalist features and amazing sea views, comes with a buffet breakfast, toiletries, and complimentary tea and coffee.
Photo by The Lighthouse Marina Resort
The Lighthouse Marina Resort is an idyllic resort with room accommodations and amenities set in a building with Subic’s famous lighthouse. The resort is found along the Moonbay Marina Complex in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone and 50M from SBMA Beach.
While the lighthouse itself serves as a beacon to Subic’s boats at sea, the Lighthouse Marina Resort reinvigorates travelers who hope to find solace by the sea.
Check out the Lighthouse Marina’s Sands Resto Grill for both Eastern and Western-inspired dishes and the 720 Bar for a drinking and dining experience with a panoramic view of Subic. In addition to lodging and dining, the resort offers water sports activities like jet skiing, parasailing, and kayaking.
Aqua, a name the resort has aptly given to their rooms for the love of water, and its soothing qualities come in different sizes and rates. Each room is a dreamy home away from home, evoking their contemporary oceanic motif with nautical beddings and glass-encased rain showers.
Find the Best Hotel and Resort and Subic for Your Trip
Photo by White Rock Beach Hotel
A trip to Subic isn't complete without visiting family-friendly tourist spots like Ocean Adventure and the Zoobic Safari, discovering up-and-coming food spots around the Subic Bay Freeport Zone and finding the best deals at the outlet store. What truly makes the experience whole and worth remembering is the place you’ll be calling your home for the few days you’ll be spending in this beautiful northern beach town.
Give yourself a little break from city life and book your trip to Subic. Choose your perfect getaway destination from our list above!