Two weeks ago I received a text message coming from Jojo that the happy trippers were invited to visit La Vista Highlands Resort and Hotel. I was excited about the news so I requested for a day off so we can schedule our trip to La Vista. This will be yet another trip to enjoy for the Happy Trippers. September 7, we left Bacolod at around 9am and went straight directly to San Carlos City where La Vista Highlands Resort is located. We took the route of Murcia to cut the distance but the road is quite steep and winding.
Travelers also have an option to take the longer route which is the coastal road passing through the North of Negros with less winding but the distance is doubled. Visitors who opted to commute can take a bus ride from Bacolod going to San Carlos via Don Salvador. Travel time is approximately 90 minutes without stopping but the happy trippers made few stops to document some scenes along the way.
At around 12pm, we arrived at the place. We were greeted by Mr. Bryan Montinola, the Marketing Director of the Resort and the nephew of the owner, Mr. Albert Garbanzos. We were so amazed about the place. Its architecture is stunning and the landscape is magnificent that every visitor will be awed. Before we toured around the place, we were treated to a sumptuous lunch at their resto bar. The food is actually a thumbs up. After lunch, we headed straight to our room, guided by their friendly staff Miss Tonette Calar. When we entered the room, we couldn’t help but say “WOW”. The room has a first class interior. The colors are in harmony and the design is absolutely with class. The veranda is accentuated with fine wooden furniture and the cool breeze adds up to the relaxing atmosphere. At around 4pm, we started our photoshoot around the resort. Every angle is captivating, a modern masterpiece of a man who brought the highlands to the next level.
La Vista Highlands Resort and Hotel is owned by Mr. Albert Garbanzos, a world class Negrense Architect and Interior Designer based in Cebu. The building is a Modern Asian inspired architecture built on top of a hill which boasts a breath taking panoramic view of Mt. Kanlaon and Mt. Marapara. It has a total of 9 rooms: The Ridge Villas which has a total of 4 rooms with private lounge verandas overlooking the pool area and the mountain ranges and The Garden Villas has a total of 5 rooms, 4 rooms are suitable for groups of 8 and 1 room for group of 9. Every room is equipped with flat screen TV with cable, hot and cold pressurized rain shower, a mini bar and intercom. A Vista Resto Lounge is available to cater your food cravings and beverages. Poolside Picnic cabanas and Balinese are also available. They also have Jacuzzi that can accommodate as much as 20 persons. Soon the Resort will add more features according to Mr. Garbanzos.
“BALLS SPORTZONE” will be launched by 3rd week of September 2011. It will be the Resort’s Active Zone outlet located at the East Wing of the Resort. It will feature Billiards, Table tennis, Soccer Tables, Dart Boards, Game cards, Chess and others. A well-stocked Bar with an extensive Pica-pica menu complimented by an exciting Audio-Video sytems and Cool lighting caps the exciting ambience.
By late October 2011, they will also launch “VOICES” KTV Lounge. It will boast a state-of-the-art Audio-Video Technology & Acoustics with chic & cool Interiors. Simultaneously, they will also launch “THE FORUM’ Social Hall, a 200-pax capacity Venue for Banquets- Weddings, Debuts, Birthdays, private Parties, Seminars, medium-size Conventions and other Corporate & Private social events. It offers the latest in Audio-Video Technology and I.T. equipment for various social, corporate & private functions.
Aside from the Amenities the Resort can offer, they also have friendly staff who are ready to attend to your needs. Very Accommodating and always greet you with a smile. This makes the place even more relaxing for visitors.
La Vista Highlands Resort is a Gem in Negros Occidental. It’s a highland Resort with amenities of a modern and first class urban Resort Hotel. We are thankful to Mr. Albert Garbanzos and Bryan Montinola for the invitation. It was a wonderful experience and was indeed a HAPPY TRIP.
Tariff Rates of La Vista Highlands:
Entrance(inclusive of swimming)
Adult Php. 100.00 Children Php. 50.00
Per slot Php.800.00 average of 6 persons with Dining Table and Chairs Php. 50.00/ additional chair
Per umbrella Php. 400.00 average of 4 persons with Dining Table and Chairs Php. 50.00/ additional chair
Per Person Php.150.00 Minimum of 8 persons, maximum of 20 3 hours maximum usage, additional Php.100.00/hour. 4 hours notice prior to actual use
Introductory Room Rates: (inclusive of set breakfast and free use of swimming pool)
Check-in Time 2:00 PM Check-out Time 12:00 Noon *Late ckeck-out time charge is P 200.00/hour
Matrimonial Suite Php. 3,000.00 twin sharing Additional P 800.00/person
Family Suite 1 Php.4,000.00 3-Person Capacity Additional P 800.00/person
Family Suite 2 Php. 6,000.00 5-Person Capacity Additional P 800.00/person
Garden Villas 1 to 4 Php.1000/person 8-Person Capacity Additional P 800.00/person
Garden Villas 5 Php.1000/person 9-Person Capacity Additional P 800.00/person
La Vista Highlands do not allow drinks/ beverages to be brought inside the resort’s premises. Food brought in will be charged Php. 350.00/dish as corkage.
For Reservations, please contact:
Phone: 0949-7073383 or 09216124597
Look for Ms. Tonet