Sunday, May 31, 2015

Flavors of Ilocos: Sun, Sand, and Sea and a Boodle Feast at Vitalis Resort & Spa

Sun, sand, and sea. And great food. The calm and serene Sabangan Cove in Santiago, Ilocos Sur, was just the perfect spot for a leisurely lunch by the sea.   

And the second time's a charm. My second visit to the north's newest summer destination was marked by the clearest and bluest skies, along with a cooling breeze for a perfect day for lunch overlooking the beach.

A warm smile greets you as you enter, and it was great to be back at Vitalis Resort & Spa and reconnect with the friendly staff I've met before.

In stark contrast to my first visit to Vitalis Resort & Spa late last year, the weather was absolutely perfect this time around (see my previous post here at The elegant white sail-like design of the resort stands out brilliantly against the blue skies, and with a panoramic beach view, it's definitely the place for a leisurely lunch.

Lunch at Vitalis Resort & Spa began with assorted Sushi and Sashimi, great with a cold beer. The colorful California Maki (L) and premium fresh tuna and salmon (R) were just the starters. The gentle sound of the surf and the cool breeze completed the setting. 

Then, the trays of Vitalis Resort & Spa's Boodle feasts arrived...

...with one tray loaded with grilled pork, grilled stuffed squid, and grilled chicken with grilled eggplant and fresh tomatoes and onions on rice, with soup and dessert...

...and another tray with pork barbecue, grilled fish, and more grilled pork on rice.

Loaded with just about everything to make your lunch by the beach with friends a fun and flavorful experience, Vitalis Resort & Spa's Boodle trays are the way to go.

After a sumptuous lunch, time for some do-it-yourself Halo-Halo, just what you need to beat the summer heat. At Vitalis Resort & Spa, the Halo-Halo Station is set-up as a buffet station, so you can come back for seconds and thirds.

Then, just sit back and relax with a cold beer and wait for the sunset...

...and let the calming rhythmic sound of the surf remind you that it's just another perfect day at Vitalis Resort & Spa.

Vitalis Resort and Spa is located at Sabangan Cove, Santiago, Ilocos Sur, or call (077) 673-0037, (02) 806-5380, or 0917-580-0848 for inquiries and reservations. You may also contact the Manila Sales Office located at 26 Tomas Morato Extension, Brgy. South Triangle, Quezon City or call +632-373-3333 local 201 or email and

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