We heard about Wonder Island from a friend who went there a few weeks ago, and having a free Saturday because of a cancelled activity, we decided to go on a day trip. We browsed their website for details, and reading that it was strictly by reservation only, I called the very next day and booked for 2 only, since our kids had other activities for that day. Luckily, our daughter Sarah was free too and she wanted to come with us, so I called to inform them that there was another person coming with us.
The trip to Calamba took longer than usual, because of the slow traffic at the SLEX toll plaza. Then we took a couple of wrong turns before we finally reached the pier where the ferry driver from Wonder Island was patiently waiting for us. A welcome banner hung at the gate with my name on it... cool~
It was just a seven-minute boat ride to the island... so we sat ourselves in the front rows of the ferry and enjoyed the ride.
Wonder Island Resort is built on a two-hectare island in Laguna De Bay and can easily be reached by a 7-minute ferry ride from Palingon aplaya in Calamba, Laguna. Their day trip costs P840 per person and includes use of the resort's warm spring pools, set lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, and ferry to and from the pier to the island.
After a while, our morning snack was served... a huge saucer of bibingka topped with salted egg and butter with freshly grated coconut on the side.
Having had my fill of the heavy snack, which none of us were able to finish, I decided to stroll around and see the other areas on the island.
|Wonder Island Resort reception/store|
|Recessed picnic table|
|More picnic tables by the dock|
|Benches to the promenade|
|This way to the other areas|
|The chapel at the top of the hill|
|One of the pavilions for huge gatherings|
|Spacious grounds for team building and camping|
|Lovely bougainvilleas line the pathway|
|A helipad at the end of the pathway|
My daughter came looking for me...
So we went back to enjoy the pools. Lunchtime came and we were served a sumptuous meal of fried chicken, sinigang na bangus, tortang talong, steamed rice and bananas. We rested after lunch, enjoying the cool breezes of the lake. For our afternoon snack, they served us turong saging with langka, so yummy~
Very soon, it was time to go... we decided to go to the promenade and take more pictures before we took the ferry back to the pier.
|Boat used for the breakfast cruise|
|View of the resort from the promenade|
|Admiring Mt. Makiling|
|Happy at the end of the day|
Wonder Island Resort
Booking Office : 211 Rizal Street Calamba City, Laguna