After seeing the resort on TV, we went to this place in Pandi, Bulacan last April 17. So with me was Reese, hubby, mom and Len.
I was quite disappointed starting from the time we lined up to buy our tickets, and below are the reasons why:
* There were separate lines for buying entrance tickets and renting cottages which was just okay, but the thing that sucks big time was that cottages were being reserved! This was not written anywhere in their website. So we ended up getting an improvised tent that cost 800 pesos and was situated at the farthest point of the resort, at Batanes Village near Madagascar's statue. Not really good, considering that we arrived quite early at past 9am and we ended up that way. As we entered, a lot of the cottages were still empty! Why not let the first customers take it?! I could understand that rooms can be reserved, but cottages?! What the heck!
* There were only 1 wave pool and 4 small-medium sized pools in the resort. And I witnessed it myself, they were accommodating more than they should. I understand that it was peak season, but how could you enjoy a place that has no more room to relax or to swim?! That's what we paid for in the first place! The resort was good for photo-opp with the various characters they have there, but not just good enough facilities as a whole. Take a look at the 12-door shower area and you'll know why. Also, I don't think the filters of the pool was able to do its job quite well with the quality of the water they have in their wave pool.
* On parking, since we're new to the place, we've parked at the nearest slot we first saw. Nobody told us, not even the guard nor the caretakers, that there were parking slots available nearer to the entrance of the resort. We ended walking more than 5 minutes from parking to that improvised tent at the middle of the heat of the sun! Then, on our way to the parking going home, an A-hole blocked the entrance/exit of the parking. The guard didn't know what to do and told us that there's no way to call the attention of the car owner in the resort. Oh well! Good thing the driver of the jeepney closed to us was there. He moved a bit and we're given enough space to exit. Thank God!
* Lastly, on our way to exit, hubby was asked by the security to bring out his camera. One of the guest was there explaining that her camera was stolen. Then we asked, is this the same model as yours? And instead, we were told to open our camera so that they can see the image inside. We declined since they were not able to answer us back. Then they let us go and apologize. I know it's difficult to lost something valuable, but if it doesn't look like yours so why bother? Weird & strange.
I've been to other resorts in Bulacan during peak season, but never got disappointed by this much. Lesson learned, don't try something you see on TV, when everybody else has seen it and are about to go there. Also, not everything we see on TV are as pretty or nice in actual.
My message to AMANA WATERPARK management? NOTHING. I've said more than enough here and they should know better.