When we went back home in Manila, I've already arranged in my mind to take my children for a swim. And since my aunt's home (where we stayed during our vacation) is in Antipolo City, I know that there are many resorts nearby.
The nearest one is just 5 minutes walking distance from Hinulugang Taktak waterfalls, 10 minutes travel time from Antipolo Cathedral Church and 8 minutes travel time to enormous Antipolo White Cross. The one I'm talking about is FEMAR GARDEN RESORT & HOTEL.
It was a great experience for my kids as they don't have so much chances for bonding and so am I, with them. The pools, resort and the rooms are clean. This was our second visit, actually. But our first time was when my eldest kid was still seven or eight years old. My two kids both have enjoyed the pool. Swimming is one of their common activities, aside from eating and playing! :D
It wasn't too expensive to stay there as compare to Villa Virginia Resort which cost way too much and it's a little far from Femar. The prices I have listed below may increase depends on the Management's discretion, for more information about prices please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at femarhotel.multiply.com and their phone numbers are 697-1838/697-1719/703-5048. So... book your stay NOW! :)
Resort Entrance Fee: *as of February, 2011
Day: from 6am-6pm Adult Child
Night: from 6pm-12pm Php120 Php80
Extended hours of stay on Friday & Saturday is Php35.00 only, for those who want to stay overnight.
Resort Rooms (every 12 hrs rate)
Non-Air : Php800
Picnic shed costs Php500.00 is good for 10 persons already. Umbrella cottage is good for 4 persons and costs Php350.00 only.
Hotel Rates: Check-in at 2pm, check out at 12 noon
Standard rooms (2-3 persons) Php1,700.00
Family rooms (4-5 persons) Php2,700.00
Extra Mattress: Php350.00
Extension per hour Php300.00