Picturesque Playa Tropical

Sea, Sky and Pool

“Do not look at the world through your head; look at it through your heart.”
— Ketut Liyer

A Bit of Bali

Though I’ve never been to Bali, it has left an indelible imprint in my mind. Beyond its gorgeous beaches and fascinating culture, it was Ketut Liyer, Bali’s most famous son (after his name figured hugely in Liz Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love) that did it for me. This post is not about the medicine man though. It’s about this lovely Balineseque resort, south of Laoag, named Playa Tropical.

Casa Agua  (Moons Ago)

We rented the Casa Agua when Playa Tropical was still building the adjacent hotel. Each casa has its own private pool, creating that uttermost privateness if it is what your looking for.

Though Alexa will always be the family’s baby, she’s no longer the princessy tiny toddler (see the old photo above). Yesterday, she was practicing her mermaid moves.

Casa AguaTwo WorldsCasa Fuego

Playa Tropical is owned by Toni Carag, my co-tourism officer in the early days of the new provincial administration. There are so many things I admire about this refuge. The well-planned details. Also the one thing that connects all the tiny details which is the Balinese inspiration. Btw, the resort hotel was designed by the same team that designed Java Hotel.

Although the chill spot is set in Ilocos Norte, in Victoria, Currimao, to be exact — Playa Tropical fits into the whole milieu. It is an ideal relaxing place, faraway from the roaring concrete jungle, yet ideally located between heritage city Vigan and evolving Laoag.

Playa Tropical 5Lounge ChairsSmokeChillAsian SpiritFringyWarmthPlaya  Tropical Infinity PoolLovePlaya Tropical 4LoungingPlaya Tropical 6Cafe AmaraPlaya Tropical 5Playa Tropical 3SOOC... That sense of perfect timing!

A sense of perfect timing, SOOC! There are more beautiful photos, but this post is getting photo swollen:)

It’s the first day of school, I hope my fellow moms will be able to effortlessly adjust to their new work sked. Have a nice year in school, studes!

Playa Tropical 2Playa Tropical LobbyThe HutsUntitledSunset Splash
Playa TropicalSunset Stroll
Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2013

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