Lunedi, quando ci conosciamo. Imelda Papin sang of love and loss all in a span of a week. Martedì, quando ci siamo incontrati di nuovo. This is one that blossomed in about two and remained eternal. Mercoledì, confessate il vostro amore. Esteemed glass chandelier merchant to Asian powerhouses of yore, Paulo crossed the seas from the glorious man-made archipelago of Venice to the natural beauty of ours. Giovedi, abbiamo apprezzato molto anche. It was in those shady times that he found his light in Luna. Venerdì, È pieno di romanticismo. I nostri cuori sono solo cantando. All in twelve days she became the moon to his sun and he, her heart and soul.
Their story, unlike our ill-fated songstress’, took them around the globe and bore them joy in a daughter. The Sabalones family-owned beachside rest house in San Fernando became their escape from the city when they escaped from the world. It was there that Paolo and Luna shared many great memories with the Sabaloneses.
O per velocizzare il vostro arrivo. As with everything, all good things must come to an end. Partenza inoltre progettato per accelerare. The bliss of years blurred time and it seemed as fast as he came that Paulo had to leave. La passione specificamente con gusto. Paulo lives on in Luna and in the lives of the Sabaloneses. It is with such fondness that the family decided to develop their little weekend getaway into Paulo Luna Resort & Spa.
Suckers for near impossible love stories, The PussyKat and I excitedly headed four towns down South of The Island to the coastal San Fernando. An imposing façade screen feature of wood wrapped around a stark white building with bold swathes of geometrics first came into view. Receptionists welcomed us at the lobby with bead necklaces while the rest of the staff in attendance chirped in warm greetings. Zen simplicity in the decor nods to Paulo’s Italian heritage with moderne touches all embracing the greenery. The deceptively limited frontage pours out into a vast garden with three pools and villas covering over a hectare of space.
Paulo Luna Resort & Spa boasts of a selection of fourty-two well-appointed rooms with either pool, garden or ocean views promising restful retreat. Our bellhop whisked us to ours where we were almost tempted to immediately sleep in had a party not been underway.
The welcome party at night had all guests in white with the bar flowing generously to give everyone some color. Buffet tables groaned under the weight of a wide assortment of food as later did guests in fullness. The Island claims fame to have the best lechon among the others and, not by much stretch, in Asia, but San Fernando could boast of the meatiest. A personal favorite in the lineup would be the resident chef’s Salmon In Cream which had even the salmon-averse PussyKat in approval. A Beef & Mixed Veggies Stir-Fry rounded out the offerings.
The opening drumbeaters gave a way to the acoustic serenade by a local talent over dinner and a DJ later took over to pump up the crowd. I began with a rather innocent tasting Gin & Tonic which made a roundhouse kick by the time I got to the Tequila Sunrise. A Black Russian popped me back awake to wash up with Margarita Slushies. The night went on as the drinks poured on. The crowd slowly thinned out into the wee hours of the morning and inebriated laughter echoed in the villas’ hallways as we all made our way back to our rooms.
Pulling back the drapes to let the morning sun in opened the room into our own patio and into lush greenery. A light breakfast and strong coffee at the open dining hall helped peel back sleep from our eyes. The cool pool in view invited us in for a dip. With a choice of three there was just no excuse not to.
The lap pool behind the main building would be best for those seeking to squeeze in a vacation workout as it would be alternative to the fully-equipped gyms on the upper and lower ground floors. The resorts original swimming pool gaps the adjacent kiddie and freeform infinity pools extending out to the sea wall for more liesurely pool pursuits. A tufted, lowered deck of recliners look out to the sea from beyond the pool’s edge.
San Fernando is surprising and seems to have more up its sleeve. Paulo Luna Resort & Spa alone hinted at a wave pool attraction at their adjacent lot while it also is looking at expanding the main resort at one on its other side. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the resort. Our stay was brief but we left raring and ready to return.
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Note: The lines in Italian are of the song “Isang Linggong Pag-Ibig” translated via Google Translate. The author is not able to guarantee the accuracy of the translation. The lines have been added only to reference the whirlwind romance nature of Paulo & Luna’s love story and nothing more.