The Pinoy Traveler

Ultimate Guide for Budget Traveler and Adventure Seeker

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey to the vibrant city of Hong Kong? If you are looking for the best hotel in Hong Kong ,  ...

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey to the vibrant city of Hong Kong? If you are looking for the best hotel in Hong Kong,  allow me to introduce The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel where luxury meets sustainability, promising an unforgettable vacation for every traveler.



Luxurious Accommodations with Panoramic Views


Nestled amidst the breathtaking South China Sea, The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel offers 425 meticulously designed guest rooms, each boasting panoramic ocean views. During my stay in the Premier Oceanfront Room, I was greeted by a spacious room adorned with a king-size bed dressed in the finest linens, ensuring a restful night's sleep. The highlight? A magnificent sea view greeted me every morning, setting the tone for a perfect day. For as low as P10,500 per night ( good for two pax with buffet breakfast), indulge in the ultimate vacation experience. You can book it HERE. For a discount, don't forget to use my promo code: PINOYTRAVEL





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Family-Friendly Fun and Themed Rooms


The Fullerton Hotel isn't just a hotel; it's a playground for families. With themed rooms featuring beloved characters like Hong Kong Safari, Mermaid Princess, and Pirate Paradise, children and adults alike are in for a treat. Dive into adventure at The Explorers, an indoor kids' play zone, or indulge in a whimsical afternoon tea amidst the wonders of Hong Kong.





Celebrity Treatment and Exclusive Amenities


During my stay, I had the privilege of glimpsing the luxurious room where the renowned footballer Lionel Messi once stayed. With its own private pool and stunning sea views, I must say it's the best room in the hotel. Moreover, The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel boasts four dining destinations, an infinity pool, a kids' lagoon, and a luxury spa, ensuring every guest's desires are met with unparalleled service and hospitality.



Indulge in Culinary Delights


Savor the flavors of Hong Kong at The Fullerton Ocean Park's four dining destinations, offering a culinary journey like no other. From sumptuous buffets to gourmet delights, every meal is a celebration of taste and indulgence.




Relaxation and Recreation


Unwind by the 60-meter outdoor infinity pool or let your little ones splash in the kid's lagoon, surrounded by panoramic ocean views. For ultimate relaxation, immerse yourself in a rejuvenating spa experience, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering captivating vistas of the South China Sea.



Unforgettable Events


Whether you're planning a corporate retreat or a lavish celebration, The Fullerton Ocean Park Hong Kong offers versatile event spaces to suit every occasion. From grand ballrooms to intimate dining rooms, your event will surely be a success against the backdrop of Hong Kong's natural wonders.



Explore Nearby Attractions


Conveniently located near Ocean Park Hong Kong and Water World Ocean Park, the hotel provides easy access to some of the city's most iconic attractions. Whether you're seeking thrills at the amusement park or relaxation at the water park, adventure awaits just moments away.



As you plan your next adventure to Hong Kong, let The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel be your gateway to unforgettable memories. Its luxurious accommodations, family-friendly amenities, and unparalleled service make it the perfect destination for travelers seeking the ultimate vacation experience. Book your stay today and embark on a journey to luxury and relaxation like never before.


How To Get To The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel 


You can take the MTR South Island Line ( Blue Line ) and get off at Ocean Park Station for direct access to the park entrance.  Go down to the parking area of Ocean Park Hong Kong and look for the complimentary bus bound for The Fullerton Hotel. Please be advised the complimentary coach service is available between the hotel and Ocean Park MTR station from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily, on a first-come, first-served basis. Another option is to take buses 48, 107, 629, or 973 to Hong Kong Ocean Park directly and take The Fullerton Hotel's bus. 


The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel  Location and Contact Information


Address: 3 Ocean Dr, Aberdeen, Hong Kong

Facebook Page:  The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel  Hong Kong


NOTE: For hotel, sim card, hotspot and tour in Hon Kong, use my  KLOOK promo code: PINOYTRAVEL

Nestled within the quiet town of Pandi, Bulacan, awaits a lovely private resort known as Behati Palm Private Resort. Embracing its name der...

Nestled within the quiet town of Pandi, Bulacan, awaits a lovely private resort known as Behati Palm Private Resort. Embracing its name derived from a girl's name of African origin, meaning "blessed; she who brings happiness," this beautiful property promises an unforgettable escape filled with joy and relaxation.



Accommodations at Behati Palm Private Resort cater to various group sizes, boasting four rooms capable of accommodating up to 30-40 guests comfortably. From spacious master bedroom to cozy bunk beds, every air-conditioned ensures a restful stay, complete with comfy bedding and essential amenities. With rates starting as low as P5,999, your perfect staycation with loved ones, whether it be with your partner, family, or friends.





Behati Palm Private Resort Rates: 


Day Tour ( Weekdays) 

8AM- 5PM- P5,999 / 10 pax

8AM- 5PM- P7,199 / 20 pax


Night Tour ( Weekdays) 

8PM- 6AM- P8,299 / 10 pax

8PM- 6AM- P10,299 / 20 pax


Day Tour (Fri, Sat, Sun & Holidays) 

8AM- 5PM- P7,199 / 10 pax

8AM- 5PM- P8,399 / 20 pax


Night Tour (Fri, Sat, Sun & Holidays) 

8PM- 6AM- P8,999 / 10 pax

8PM- 6AM- P10,899 / 20 pax


22 HOURS Stay (Weekdays)

8AM- 6AM / 8PM - 6PM - P15,199 / 17,699/ 30-40 Pax


22 HOURS Stay (Fri, Sat, Sun & Holidays) 

8AM- 6AM / 8PM - 6PM - P16,299 / 18,799/ 30-40 Pax





The crown jewel of the resort is undoubtedly the huge private pool, offering refreshing dips amidst serene surroundings. Illuminated beautifully at night, the pool invites guests for evening swims under the starlit sky. Families with children and seniors will appreciate the designated shallow area for safe enjoyment, ensuring an enjoyable experience for all.




Beyond the poolside area, Behati Palm Private Resort presents a fully-equipped kitchen, complete with modern appliances including a microwave, refrigerator, and air fryer. Additionally, essential dining ware is provided, ensuring convenience during your stay. Other amenities include secure car parking, CCTV surveillance, and a BBQ grill, allowing for delightful culinary adventures. They also have events place where you can celebrate intimate gatherings like birthdays, christenings, debuts, weddings, reunions and others. It can accommodate up to 100 guests.






For those seeking entertainment, the resort offers several of activities ranging from videoke sessions to engaging games of chess and billiards. Stay connected with high-speed Wi-Fi, enabling seamless communication and social media updates, or simply unwind in the tranquility of your surroundings.



Whether you're planning a romantic getaway, an intimate celebration, or a fun-filled reunion with friends, Behati Palm Private Resort promises an unforgettable experience. Discover the perfect setting for your next staycation or special occasion, and create cherished memories amidst the tranquility of Bulacan's charming landscapes. Book your escape today and immerse yourself in blissful moments at Behati Palm Private Resort.


Behati Palm Private Resort Location and Contact Number


Address: Patubig Street, Pandi, Philippines
Email: behatipalmprivateresort@gmail.com

Are you dreaming of exploring the vibrant streets of Hong Kong ? This bustling destination in Asia is a top pick for many Filipino travelers...

Are you dreaming of exploring the vibrant streets of Hong Kong? This bustling destination in Asia is a top pick for many Filipino travelers, offering a perfect blend of culture, cuisine, and captivating attractions. But before you embark on your adventure, it's crucial to arm yourself with some insider knowledge. Here are the top things you need to know before traveling to Hong Kong.



1. Book Your Flight Early for the Best Deals


Hong Kong is a popular international destination, which means flight prices can be expensive, especially during peak seasons. To snag the best deals, it's advisable to book your flight 2-3 months in advance. Keep an eye out for promos and seat sales from airlines like Cebu Pacific, which often offer discounted fares for flights between Manila and Hong Kong. Download the Cebu Pacific app to stay updated on the latest promotions and score cheaper flights for your dream getaway. 



2. Finding Your Perfect Stay in Hong Kong


Hong Kong Central


If you're someone who thrives on being in the heart of the action, surrounded by bustling streets and vibrant nightlife, then Hong Kong Island Central is the ultimate destination for you. Here, you'll find a dynamic blend of entertainment, shopping, and dining options, ensuring there's never a dull moment. Plus, with hiking trails weaving through the urban landscape, you can embark on exhilarating adventures right from your doorstep. Check Room and Availability HERE!


Kowloon


For travelers seeking a balance of excitement and affordability, Kowloon emerges as an enticing choice. Areas like Tsim Sha Tsui and Mongkok beckon with bustling markets, vibrant street life, and a plethora of budget-friendly accommodation options. As someone who cherishes both convenience and savings, I personally recommend Kowloon for its proximity to iconic landmarks and shopping districts, ensuring every moment is filled with exploration and discovery. Check Room and Availability HERE!


Lantau Island


For a tranquil retreat amidst natural splendor, look no further than Lantau Island. Here, you can bask in the serenity of pristine beaches, immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Disneyland, or embark on invigorating hikes amidst breathtaking landscapes. Whether you're craving relaxation or adventure, Lantau Island offers a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, making it an idyllic choice for those seeking a balance between leisure and exploration. Check Room and Availability HERE!



Personal Recommendation


As someone who values both convenience and variety in my travel experiences, I find Kowloon to be the perfect blend of accessibility, affordability, and excitement. From exploring vibrant street markets to indulging in delectable culinary delights, every moment in Kowloon is infused with energy and possibility. Plus, with its close proximity to must-visit tourist destinations in Hong Kong and shopping havens, I can easily immerse myself in the vibrant tapestry of Hong Kong's culture and lifestyle.



3. Check the Weather and Pack Accordingly


Before packing your bags, familiarize yourself with Hong Kong's weather patterns. While the city experiences distinct seasons, autumn and early winter are considered the best times to visit, offering pleasant temperatures and ideal conditions for outdoor exploration. Be sure to pack comfortable clothing and don't forget to bring a jacket or pullover if you're traveling during the cooler months.



4. Ensure Your Passport Is Valid


While Filipinos can enjoy visa-free travel to Hong Kong, having a valid passport is essential. Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months from your date of travel to avoid any hassles at immigration. Additionally, it's advisable to have supporting documents such as hotel bookings ready, as immigration officers may request them upon entry.



5. Familiarize Yourself with the Currency


The official currency of Hong Kong is the Hong Kong dollar (HKD). Be prepared to handle cash transactions during your stay, and familiarize yourself with the various denominations of banknotes and coins. While currency exchange desks are readily available, consider exchanging money at local banks for better rates. For hassle-free, I recommend withdrawing once in a local ATM machine in Hong Kong. 



6. Pack the Right Travel Adapters


Don't forget to pack a travel adapter to ensure you can charge your electronic devices safely. Hong Kong uses plug types D and G, so make sure to bring the appropriate adapters. Consider investing in a universal travel adapter with multiple USB ports for added convenience. Invest in a reliable universal travel adaptor, such as Momax, available at Digital Walker stores nationwide, offering convenience and versatility for charging your devices.



7. Plan Your Itinerary in Advance


To make the most of your time in Hong Kong, create a detailed itinerary outlining your must-visit attractions, where to eat in Hong Kong, where to shop, and transportation arrangements. Websites like KLOOK offer discounted tours and activities, making it easier to explore the city's highlights without breaking the bank. Use my voucher code "PINOYTRAVEL" for additional savings on your bookings. You can also use this code when booking hotels, food, spas and massages, sim cards, train cards, and others. 



8. Learn to Navigate the MTR


The Mass Transit Railway (MTR) is the lifeline of Hong Kong's public transportation system. Familiarize yourself with the MTR map and download navigation apps like Google Maps and the MTR app for real-time updates on train schedules and service disruptions. With the MTR's extensive network, getting around the city is convenient and hassle-free. Make sure to buy an Octopus card before traveling to the city.



9. Essential Power Banks


Keep your devices charged and ready for action with a reliable power bank like the Q. Max X from Momax which is available in all DigitalWalker stores nationwide. Compact yet powerful, this portable charger ensures uninterrupted connectivity throughout your explorations. Bid farewell to battery woes and stay connected to capture every unforgettable moment.



10. Dress for Comfort


Opt for comfort over style when selecting attire for your Hong Kong adventure. Pack comfortable footwear, like Asics or New Balance shoes, ideal for exploring the city's myriad attractions. Check the weather forecast beforehand and pack accordingly, ensuring you're prepared for any climate changes.



It is important to understand these top things to know before traveling to Hong Kong. That way, it's easy for you to find the best place to stay, where to eat, and how to travel to a specific destination. Hong Kong is truly an amazing country that should be included in your travel bucket list. Embrace the rich culture, tantalizing cuisine, and endless exploration that await you in HongKong.

Are you looking for a perfect staycation spot near Metro Manila? Allow me to introduce La Mirage , a beautiful private resort nestled in the...

Are you looking for a perfect staycation spot near Metro Manila? Allow me to introduce La Mirage, a beautiful private resort nestled in the heart of San Rafael, Bulacan. This lovely property promises an unforgettable and relaxing getaway for you, your partner, family, or friends.



Just a short drive of just over an hour from Metro Manila, La Mirage offers an idyllic staycation experience. The name "La Mirage" derives from the French verb "mirer," meaning to wonder or look at – a fitting reflection of the resort's delightful ambiance.



Spanning a vast property, La Mirage boasts four distinct casas: Casa Olivia, Casa Talia, Casa Samuel, and Casa Angel. Each casa presents unique features and amenities, with a common thread of cleanliness and inviting, relaxing surroundings.




Among these, Casa Talia has captured my heart. This casa features a sprawling, Instagram-worthy swimming pool and a charming A-frame cabin that can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests. With three air-conditioned rooms, two indoor bathrooms with hot and cold showers, and a powder room, Casa Talia is the perfect example of comfort and style.


Rates for 7-10 pax ( with breakfast)

Monday to Friday - P15,000 

Saturday to Sunday- P18,000


Rates for 3-6 pax ( with breakfast)

Monday to Friday - P12,000 

Saturday to Sunday- P15,000


Rates for 2 pax ( with breakfast)

Monday to Thursday - P8,000 

Friday to Sunday - 12,000


Check-in time is 3PM and check-out time is 11AM


Rates for 25 pax ( Casa Talia and Casa Olivia )

Monday to Friday - P30,000 

Saturday to Sunday- P38,000

Check-in time is 4PM and check-out time is 12NN





Similarly, Casa Olivia offers three air-conditioned rooms with cozy beds, an indoor bathroom equipped with a hot and cold shower, and a private swimming pool surrounded by lush greenery. This casa is perfect for a group of up to 12 people.


Rates for 9-12 pax ( with breakfast)

Monday to Friday - P15,000 

Saturday to Sunday- P20,000


Rates for 3-8 pax ( with breakfast)

Monday to Friday - P12,000 

Saturday to Sunday- P15,000


Rates for 2 pax ( with breakfast)

Monday to Thursday - P8,000 

Friday to Sunday - 12,000

Check-in time is 5PM and check-out time is 1PM





If you're a solo traveler or a couple, Casa Samuel and Casa Angel are tailor-made for you. These casas feature an air-conditioned room with an indoor bathroom offering hot and cold shower facilities, along with a private swimming pool for your exclusive use.


Rates for 2 Pax ( with breakfast)

Monday to Friday - P4000 

Saturday to Sunday- P6000

Check-in time is 2PM and check-out time is 10AM



The amenities across all four casas include private swimming pools, complimentary breakfast, fresh towels, electric kettles, microwaves, and refrigerators. Additionally, you'll find a water dispenser with a complimentary gallon of drinking water, a griller, dining and living areas, and a portable karaoke system (3 hours max by request, except for 2 pax).



La Mirage ensures a secure parking facility and high-speed WiFi. Keep in mind that pets are not allowed, and smoking is restricted to designated areas.



For a hassle-free stay, remember to pack your favorite food, toiletries, slippers, proper swimwear, and utensils (plates and cups are available based on the number of guests). While cooking is not permitted, grilling is allowed in designated areas. You can also bring cooked food and drinks without worrying about corkage fees.



Discover the perfect blend of nature, luxury, and comfort at La Mirage in Bulacan – your go-to destination for a beautiful and relaxing staycation just a stone's throw away from the bustling Metro. 


La Mirage Location and Contact Information


Address: Kalsadang Bago, Capihan, San Rafael, Bulacam

Contact Number: 0996 442 3888

Email: lamiragebysd@gmail.com

Facebook Page:  La Mirage Resort