Tagaytay is my second favorite place to visit next to Baguio. I love the beautiful scenery and lush greens, amazing landscape and relaxing weather. I just love staring at the lake and the volcano that is actually classified as the second most active volcano in the Philippines. But seeing this majestic view keeps me calm and actually, I find peace just by staring at it. I consider Tagaytay as my happy place.

When a friend invited me for a quick Tagaytay weekend getaway I said yes in an instant without even checking my schedule. :P Fast-forward to the trip itself, I conditioned myself that it'll be a 3 hour tops joyride but ours only took 2 hours max. I didn't  know which short cut the driver took but we we're all surprised that we arrived earlier than expected.

As we step down our van, a calming breeze greeted us and so were the trees around it. I noticed a restaurant-cafe like set up where Club Balai Isabel's guests were eating their breakfast and a glimpse of what I thought first was the beach.

We had our breakfast there and as we were about to finish I was about to ask my other friends what "island" was that, the one facing us, good thing I didn't voice that out cause it's TAAL VOLCANOOOO!!! 

I was like "SHOCKS, TAAL VOLVANO BA YAN?" oh well the joke was on me cause everyone in the group knows that it's Taal volcano. I was just really surprise cause I'd been planning my trip to see taal upclose within the months to come but lucky me, Club Balai Isabel made my wish come true. I was used to seeing Taal volcano from that usual angle where it's from the top. Like from Sky Ranch, TwinLakes, and even restaurants with Taal view. I never expected any sooner that I'll be seeing Taal in just the horizons plus that close. #HAPPYKID Now next on my bucket list is for a super close encounter with trekking on the side (^.^,)

Club Balai Isabel is located at Talisay, Batangas. You can get there via southbound until the end of SLEX. Enter Star Tollway and take Tanauan City exit and from the exit turn right. Go straight for about 20 minutes and you'll be seeing Club Balai Isabel on your left.

With 241 rooms, 3 swimming pools, 16 function rooms, restaurant, an awesome pizzeria, and water sports facilities + amazing view. Your Club Balai Isabel stay will definitely be worthwhile.

Hotel and Condotel starts at P5500.00
Ylang Ylang Suites | Sampaguita Manor | Camia Suites 
Mabini Lakefront & Lakeside Suites | Malvar Lakefront & Lakeside Suites
Recto Lakefront & Lakeside Suites | Agoncillo Lakefront & Lakeside Suites 
Laurel Lakefront & Lakeside Suites

Villas and Cottages starts at P7000.00
Franco | Borillo | Astudillo | Sheehan | Caro | Casas | Cecilia | Soto
San Nicolas | Balete | Mataas na Kahoy | Orchard Lane | Maria Lourdes Manor
Cottage A, B, C and D + Banga and Bahadero

Sports and Recreation
Basketball | Tennis | Volleyball | Badminton | Lakeshore Volleyball 
Billiards and Darts | Children's Playground | Water Sports
balikatan Obstacle Course | Camping Ground | Bike Rental

Now who's up for Water Sports?

If you're into water sports you gotta head onto the lake-shore of  Club Balai Isabel, where you can find kayaks and  jetski's.

Banana Boating

Jetskiing :)
And even boats that can take you closer to the Taal Volcano.

Water sporting not your thing? 
Or you just want to take a swim at a cozy pool?

There's a huge pool at Club Balai Isabel called Kumintang Pool where you can just dip and swim to your hearts content.

Kumintang Pool | Kumintang Boardwalk (left side)

Play Area Close to Kumintang Pool

Talisay Garden Pool
This is my first choice among the 3 pools inside Club Balai Isabel. Oh not not because of something fancy or what. It's just that this is kind-of-hidden. The guests usually go fopr a swim at the terraza pool or the Kumintang pool and because I'm a super shy person (lols) I prefer swimming with a small crowd :P

Terraza Pool
The nearest pool from the clubhouse. I like that it has a nice view of taal volcano and you can achieve the infinity pool peg for your pictures.  

Terraza Pool | Club House | Isabel's Pizzeria
Terraza Pool
Us "POOLING" around -toinks! :P
the talikodgenic me

Sa hinaba-haba ng (post na ito) prusisyon... 
Sa simbahan din ang tuloy.

Spousal of Mary & Joseph Chapel
Spousal of Mary & Joseph Chapel
Club Balai Isabel is the perfect wedding location for couple who wants to have "Nature" as a witness as they exchanges  "I Do's" and Vows. 

Spousal of Mary & Joseph Chapel
The Chapel is pretty nice too. Not too big and not too small either. Actually I kind of imagine myself walking the aisle nga eh hahaha. 

Classic Beauty

Also you can take amazing pictures in any parts of the resort. Most specially Taal Volcano as your backdrop? Amazing, right?

Function Halls
Kasili Hall | Kasay Kasay Hall | Batangueno Hall | Taal Pavilion | Talisay Pavilion
Tanauan Pavilion | Laurel Hall | Kumintang Boardwalk | Batangueno Garden | Pantalan sa Terraza
Aplaya | Rajah Hall | Wine Room | Tagong Gubat | Lakambini Hall | Maharlika Hall

Kumintang Boardwalk

Pantalan sa Terraza Located along the lake shore in front of the Clubhouse. 
You can have your coffee time here or meal for a different experience.

Tagong Gubat Hidden Forrest? tama ba? I like this idea!!!
Tagong Gubat
Fish Pond
Tagong Gubat +Club Balai Isabel Hotel Batangas 
The largest fern I've ever seen in my entire life (^.^,) and it's unfolding right before my eyes.

Wellness Village, a relaxation you deserve. 

 Nanay Unyang's Wellnes Village |  Spa Services

And these are the happenings during our Club Balai Isabel Staycation.


Jetskiing (^.^,)

 Krystel, Me and Anne

Bukod sa Bonggang mga Villa sa Club Balai Isabel...

 Bongga din ang kanilang Bougainvillea

Bongga ko there!!!

Club Balai Isabel 
Talisay,  Batangas
www.balaiisabel.com | facebook.com/clubbalaiisabel 
Makati Office: 02 897 0229 | 02 895 7230 | 02 556 8442
Mobile Phone: 0917 504 4157 | 0917 872 1512 | 0918 967 7078
Site Office: 043 728 0317 | 043 773 0004

Taal Volcano at a different perspective :)