10 Hidden Gems in Subic

by Isay M. Roque /
August 2, 2021
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Hidden Gems in Subic

Are you in serious need of a change of scenery? Do you desperately want to get away from the stress and congestion of Metro Manila, even for just a bit? Then Subic is a great destination for you — whether you’re looking to go with friends or with family

Though this tourist spot may have flown under the radar in recent years, Subic and its many beach resorts are definitely worth the roadtrip. 

Subic Beach Resorts 

Camayan Beach Resort and Hotel

Perhaps one of the most recognizable and well-known resorts in Subic, Camayan Beach Resort is a tourist favorite for a reason: the classic beach experience full of fun activities and beautiful views! Aside from their amenities, the resort is also highly recommended for its tourist-friendly location; it’s right next to Ocean Adventure and just a quick drive from Zoobic Safari!

Girl standing next to sand castle
Photo from Camayan Beach Resort and Hotel Facebook page

Want to learn more about Ocean Adventure and Zoobic Safari? Read more about it in the “What to Do in Subic” section below!

Check out their website here and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Reach them directly through these channels:
Hotel Reservations: (+63) 908 887 0369
Reservation@CamayanBeachResort.ph
Info@CamayanBeachResort.ph
GroupInquiry@CamayanBeachResort.ph

White Rock Beach Hotel

If you’re on the hunt for one of the most Instagrammable places in Subic, then White Rock Beach Hotel might be the perfect spot for you. White Rock has become a new Subic favorite for big family vacations, company retreats, and team-building spots — it’s big enough to accommodate a lot of people at any given time, despite quarantine restrictions! As an added bonus for pet-owners, this picturesque resort is pet-friendly!

White Rock hotel room interior
Photo from White Rock Beach Hotel Facebook page

Learn more about White Rock Beach Hotel on their website, Facebook, and Instagram.

You can also reach them here: 
0919 000 3722 
0918 814 6956
reservations@whiterock.com.ph

Club Morocco Resort and Country Club

Want a truly upscale Subic experience? Club Morocco Resort and Country Club certainly fits the bill when it comes to treating yourself to a fancy (yet still reasonably affordable) vacation. Enjoy leisurely walks on their grounds, fun games of bowling, and more at Club Morocco!

Garden and resort exterior
Photo from Club Morocco Facebook page

Visit their website here

Where to Eat in Subic 

Meat Plus

Is it really a trip to Subic if you don’t pass by Meat Plus? A bonafide Subic staple, Meat Plus is famous for their incredible steaks at affordable prices. If you haven’t gone to Meat Plus yet, then do yourself a favor and try it out the next time you head to Subic!

Steak and rice meal
Photo from Meat Plus Cafe Facebook page

Check out this Subic classic on their Facebook page

Texas Joe’s House of Ribs

Subic is a meatlover’s dream come true. Aside from Meat Plus, another must-visit for Subic is Texas Joe’s House of Ribs! As the name suggests, you can expect incredible ribs, steaks, briskets, and more. 

Pork ribs with mashed potato dish
Photo from Texas Joe’s House of Ribs website

Visit the website and Facebook page of Texas Joe’s to learn more.

Cork Room 

Enjoy a more relaxed and casual night at Cork Room, one of Subic’s top sports bars and hangouts! Their buy one, take one pizza deals are as sulit as they are tasty, while their chicken wings and pasta dishes guarantee that everybody will have something to enjoy.

Hawaiian cheese pizza
Photo from Cork Room Facebook page

Visit Cork Room’s Facebook page here.

Xtremely Xpresso Cafe

Just because Subic isn’t known for cafes and/or coffees, doesn’t mean that coffee lovers will be deprived of their caffeine fix when they visit. Xtremely Xpresso Cafe, as the name implies, is a true Subic hidden gem where you can enjoy top-bean coffee drinks, a cozy and family-friendly vibe, and an international menu!

Mixed coffee drink
Photo from Xtremely Xpresso Cafe website

Learn more about Xtremely Xpresso Cafe on their website

The Coffee Shop

The Coffee Shop can be found just outside Subic Bay area but it’s definitely worth going out of your way for. They’re famous for their giant tacos- and when we say “giant”, we mean it.

Large taco
Photo from Four Square

View their website

What to Do in Subic

Cruise or party in your own yacht

Yes, you read that right. You can actually book your own yacht and throw yourself an unforgettable yacht party! Head over to the Subic yacht bay area and find a deal that works for your budget- trust us, it’s worth it!

Yacht on a dock
Photo from Subic Yacht Club Facebook page

You can find your own local service by asking around the area or you can inquire at these locations: Subic Yacht Club, La Banca Cruises, Subic Sailing

Swim with the dolphins at Ocean Adventure

Have an adventure you won’t forget and enjoy the magic of Ocean Adventure. From splashy fun shows with various sea animals to your very own  adventure with dolphins, it’s hard to top Ocean Adventure if you’re looking for a wholesome family event.

Sea lion looking at camera
Photo from Ocean Adventure Facebook page

Check them out on Facebook!

BONUS: Go on a Zoobic Safari 

Another iconic tourist attraction, Zoobic Safari offers a unique opportunity to experience a real safari without leaving the country! Experience the thrill of the only tiger safari in the Philippines while also knowing that Zoobic is a sustainable and responsible attraction that takes care of their animals.

Tiger safari tour bus
Photo from Zoobic Safari Facebook page

Want to go on a safari? Visit their website and follow their Facebook and Instagram to get a closer look!

Isay is the Copy Lead of SHOOR who’s semi-permanently black and blue from bumping into tables and chairs that didn’t get out of her way. When she’s not writing, biking, or training knife or jiu-jitsu, she moonlights as a door b*tch, a wedding singer, and a de-motivational speaker.

Thank you!

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SHOOR Team will contact you via email to confirm your attendance along with the access link

For follow-ups, please send an email to support@shoor.com.ph

GLOBE PREPAID Escape Room Challenge

Scope & Coverage, Mechanics, FAQs

 

  1. SCOPE & COVERAGE

Scope: This Escape Room challenge is open to customers who have vouchers or will purchase an access pass to the Virtual Hangouts: A Day Escape Room.

Promo Dates: 

  • The Escape Room Challenge will run from June 24 to July 31, 2021.
  • Escape Room Access is available for purchase from June 24 to July 31, 2021.

Mechanics: 

  • To join, customers must have a valid access to play the game at Shoor. https://shoor.com.ph/online/play-games/virtual-hangouts-a-day-escape-room/ 
  • Customers must finish the escape room to qualify for the fastest elapsed time to escape. They are given 45-minutes to finish the game.
  • Whether the customer was able to finish or not, they are given unlimited tries within the promo period. 
  • Customers who won’t be able to finish the escape room will not qualify for the P10,000 worth of GCash credit.
  • The customer with the fastest elapsed completion time will win.

Prize:  Winner will receive PHP 10,000 worth of GCash credit. 

Channels: 

 

  1. MECHANICS:

How to purchase an Escape Room Access:

  1. Customers can purchase access via SHOOR for PHP 400. https://shoor.com.ph/online/play-games/virtual-hangouts-a-day-escape-room/
  2. Customers who have voucher codes can use their code in the “Coupon Code” box upon check-out.

How to play the Escape Room:

  1. Customers who have successfully purchased an access for the Escape Room will receive the link to the game.
  2. They are given 45-minutes to escape the room. They are given unlimited tries. 
  3. Once the customer finishes the room – their elapsed time will be recorded and they will automatically be part of the challenge.

Determination of Winners:

  1. Customers who have successfully finished the game will be prompted to input their email address at the end of the game. Their email address will be automatically recorded with their elapsed time. 
  2. Elapsed time will be recorded in minutes. 
  3. In case of a tie, the prize will be shared equally amongst all winners.

III. FAQs

What is the challenge all about?

The challenge is a promotional event for the movie “A Day” and is in partnership with Globe Virtual Hangouts. Customers who will finish the Escape Room can get a chance to be part of the leaderboard. The fastest to escape will win PHP10,000 worth of GCash credit. 

Where can I register to join the challenge?

Customers to use their vouchers or can buy an access pass to the escape room for PHP 400 at Shoor https://shoor.com.ph/online/play-games/virtual-hangouts-a-day-escape-room/ 

Where can I find my elapsed time? 

Once a customer finishes the Escape Room, they will automatically receive their certificate with the elapsed time.

Until when can I try to join the Escape Room Challenge and have a chance at winning?

The Escape Room Challenge will start on June 24, 2021 and entries will be accepted until July 30, 2021. Completing the escape room outside of this date will no longer be eligible for the challenge.

How will I know if I won the challenge?

Globe team will notify the winner to get their details via email or SMS. The winner for the challenge will also be posted in the Globe’s social media channels.

What if 2 or more participants get a tie in the record?

The prize of P10,000 worth of GCash will be equally splitted to the winners.