Angeles is a 2-3 hour drive from Manila and served by the Clark International airport in The Clark free zone, which caters to more or more international and domestic flights as the airport in Manila is getting congested. The former home of Clark airbase was the largest United States military facility outside of the continental United States, and it was significantly affected by the fallout brought about by the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991. The economy of Angeles was heavily dependent on the American base at that time.
The Philippinnes did not extend the VFA agreement with the US per 1991 but the creation of Clark Special Economic Zone has helped to offset the loss of income and jobs. As of today, Angeles and Clark form the hub for business, industry, aviation, and tourism. Angeles has many girlie bars originating from the American time and since tourist arrivals are going up also the number of bars are increasing. Angeles has loads of (cheap) hotels but the best around is ABC hotel in which we hold one of our provincial offices. Possible day tours from Angeles included Mount Pinatubo, Puning hot spring, Subic and Bataan tour. See for more details https://www.filipinotravel.com.ph/philippines-tours/manila-day-tours/.
Subic Bay is about 70 km and 1 hour from Angeles and 3-4 hours from manila, formerly the site of a major US Naval Base Subic Bay which is now a location of an industrial and commercial area known as the Subic Bay Freeport Today. This includes the former US naval base Olongapo city, the town of Barrio Baretto and the Municipality of Subic. The bay is recognized for its deep and protected waters and industries around the Bay have sprung up of which Hanjin shipping is the largest.
The resorts near Barrio Baretto (baloy beach) area are catering mostly to foreigners. Quite a few girlie bars out of the time American time are still around. Accommodation varies from dirt cheap to 3 star accommodation of which Wild orchid resort and Mango’s resort are the best around.
Inside SMBA the accommodation varies from 2-5 star and rates seems to be inflated, not unlikely because business is only good during weekends and summer holidays when locals are travelling. The lighthouse resort is by far the best (most expensive) available but some competition has come up, e.g.the new Best Western plus hotel but services, location and quality cannot be compared with light house resort though. Most other resorts are missing some upgrading/renovation but their location is near the seaside and thus better than the Best western plus hotel. Because of nearby industries swimming in the sea is better avoided.
If you like to swim and or want to visit Ocean park adventure (next door) an overnight at Kamayan Beach resort, 20 min drive from SMBA is an option. Though, this resort offers rather low value for money as rooms are quite old and service below par but room prices especially during summer time high. The location of this resort with a relative nice beach is good and the food is tasty and affordable. Beside a tour to Zoobic Safari, Ocean Adventure and diving wreaks and some water sports such as banana boating, water skiing and Jetski Subic have not much to offer.
Subic Grand Harbour Hotel
Subic Grand Harbour Hotel situated along the entertainment beach strip of Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Subic Grand Harbour Hotel is an accommodation ideal for business and leisure. The hotel is a short drive away from Subic’s shopping destinations, duty free shops and tourist spots.
The 70 rooms at Subic Grand Harbour Hotel include modern amenities, spacious bathrooms and view of the Subic Bay. (Subic Harbour superior room) For the business traveler, the fiber optic internet connection will make sure you stay connected. The hotels also features facilities which include a swimming pool, fitness cneter and an in-house spa for your relaxation needs. The hotel also serves a buffet-style breakfast with fresh coffee. Within the vicinity of the hotel, guests will have the option to visit plenty of local bars and restaurants for more taste to try.
At dusk, the hotel is excellent spot to watch the sunset and have a romantic dinner under the stars afterwards.
Light House Resorts
Aqua – is how we refer our rooms, for the love of the water, and its soothing qualities. Fall in love with our contemporary oceanic motif, chic bedding’s, glass encased rain showers with accustomed bathroom, and luxurious amenities in any of these hospices.
Comfort and elegance is the guiding concept behind our 34 guest rooms. There are four type of rooms: Aqua room, Aqua terrace, Aqua veranda and Aqua spa suite – with different bed configuration composed of a super King sized bed, two twin single beds or two queen sized beds. We feature the aqua room.
Each offers plush features, including a 42″ colored LCD TV mounted in the wall with a separate DVD player, a fully stocked refrigerator and mini-bar, ultra comfort mattresses with lush pillows and fabrics, individually controlled air-conditioning, coffee and tea making facilities, in-room personal safe, internet access, a breathtaking mountain view for the aqua terraces and a stunning bay view for the Aqua Verandas. The piece of resistance, however would be the glass walled.
Best Western Plus Hotel
The Best Western Plus Hotel Subic is located in the heart of Subic Bay Freeport Zone’s leisure and business district.
Featuring 77 rooms finely furnished and finished with luxury- inspired designs. Bak under the sun and take a dip on our roof deck pool and bar. Stay in shape at the fitness gym. Make every event a story at our events hall and satisfy you cravings on two restaurants catering oriental and international cuisine. The property establishes itself as a starting point at which to explore Subic Bay’s attractions and places of interest.We are a 15-20 min walk away from shopping malls and various dining options. A leisurely drive takes theadventure seekers to theme parks, water sports, and beaches. Our superior guest service and high quality amenities are the highlights of our guest’s visit.
Court Meridian Hotel & Suites
Court Meridian make a perfect choice for team building sessions, strategic planning, seminars and social events.
Court Meridian Hotels & Suites is your perfect hideaway in Subic where meeting of the minds of corporate people evolve. We ask , we listen, and we act that adds value to your comfort and needs. More than that, our staff goes out of their way to give our guest, personalized, warm and gracious service, such that their stay in our hotel becomes a truly pleasurable and memorable experience.
Daily water sports activities like jetski, parasail, flyboard, hoverboard, banana boat, kayak, pelican pedal boat, band wagon and many more at Networx Jetsports.
Wild Orchids Resorts
Features 83 romms with the biggest swimming pool and wide guarded parking area in Subic since 2007. With the resort’s picturesque area, competitive rates, sumptuous meals and hospitable service, various company outings, seminars, conferences, parties and special events were held.
Discover the flawless hospitality of Subic Bay’s most talk about premier hotel keeping with the tradition of the wild orchids group attention to gracious service. The Lush tropical garden setting surrounding the pool makes it an ideal venues for outdoor parties. We also have in-house gym, air con tavern with live sport streaming, beach side bar, fish bone cafe, spacious and luxurious rooms and conference room perfect for off-site seminars, wedding, meeting or parties with full service catering.
Camayan resort features 85 rooms is nestled on the quiet outer bay where lush rainforest meets white sandy beaches, a sea turtle nesting area and aqua blue protected reefs, we have the perfect family adventure, company outing, romantic get-a-way and sports dream waiting for you.
Designed for nature lovers, even macaques can be spotted who like to escape city life but still have fun things to do, there is plenty of water and beach activities, SCUBA, hiking, a game room and lounge, meeting room and great dining, all surrounded by gorgeous forest and the blue waters of Camayan. And don’t forget, our best attraction is right next door at Ocean Adventure, where you can catch all the fun shows, swim with dolphins and get kissed by a sea lion!
ABC Hotel Angeles
This large resort has a fresh party atmosphere and is in the heart of the main Angeles entertainment center. The hotel is within walking distance from the busy nightlife area of Balibago. The ABC Hotel features 139 spacious and comfortable rooms with chic decor, fashionable furnishing and modern amenities such as satellite TV, internet access and air-conditioning. The hotel organizes a whole host of popular events that are very popular with local people and also attract guests from other resorts around the area. There is a stunning pool area complete with a Jacuzzi and impressive tropical surroundings which is perfect for sunbathing or simply relaxing with friends. All these make ABC Hotel one of the World’s Ten Most over the Top Hotels.
Specialty Features: King-sized bed, Complete sofa set, Separate shower & bathtub, Study table. Style: Traditional, Vintage, Old-World Charm, Moulin Rouge, Plush. This Room is ideal for Budget-conscious Traveler, Minimalist,Traditionalist, The Conservative. Not Ideal for The Extravagant Traveler, Family with children, Gadget Freak, Modernist, Disabled