Before we got to Lucban, Quezon and decided to stay overnight, we searched over the internet of hotels or resorts near Kamay ni Hesus which can accommodate our group for a very affordable price. We were undecided between Batis Aramin and Nawawalang Paraiso Resort and Hotel.
Batis Aramin offered us a room for Php 7,500.00 which is good for 16 persons. A fully air-conditioned room with six (6) Queen Size beds, two (2) bathrooms, a flat-screen TV, a kitchen and a balcony with a long table where you can eat and chat. The room itself was very accommodating. Inclusive in the rate was the use of their pool. Other activities like Zipline, Wall Climbing and Rappeling has different rates. The best thing about Batis Aramin is that it is right across the Kamay ni Hesus Healing Church.
Whereas, Nawawalang Paraiso Resort and Hotel offered us a Dormitory-type Cottage good for 12 persons for Php 5,900.00. A two-storey fully air-conditioned room with six (6) bunk beds, bathrooms with hot and cold water, living room area with TV and a kitchen. Additional pax is worth Php 110.00 (entrance fee). They gave us a discount so we only paid Php 88.00/ pax. The resort was 15-30 minutes away from Kamay ni Hesus.
Because we are on a budget, we decided to stay in Nawawalang Paraiso Resort and Hotel.
|At the entrance of the resort|
|At the door step|
|The house we stayed in.|
|Living room and Kitchen area. (Photo from their website.)|
|View outside the house|
|The pool area|
|Nawawalang Paraiso Animalandia|
The place was clean and has a very good landscaping. The staff are very nice and accommodating. There is also a restaurant in the resort where you can eat. However, we decided to have a boodle fight so we headed to the market to buy our food.
The best way to explore a place and to know more about their culture is to go to where there are lots of people, the market. There, we bought two (2) banana leaves for Php 3.00 only. We bought cooked rice in a carinderia for Php 10.00 each. The owner asked us why we bought so many rice, so we told her that we are from Manila and we are there for a small trip. She welcomed us to their town and told us to enjoy the place. We also bought two (2) whole roasted chicken in a near Chooks-to-go stall and gallon of water and ice in a near convenience store. We looked for a place where we can buy Pancit Habhab. Unfortunately, Pancit Habhab was not available at that time. So we settle with a small bilao of Pancit Lucban worth Php 350.00. Once done, we headed back to the resort.
We rented a cottage for Php 600.00.
The next thing we did was night swimming. The water was cold, very cold. So if you guys cannot bare the cold, do not force yourself or else you might suffer hypothermia. Then, we enjoyed the rest of the night in our house chit-chatting spooky horror stories and I hate it. *insert crying emoticon here, haha*
The next day, we checked out as early as 7:30 am so we can attend the mass at Kamay ni Hesus.