There is so much action happening at San Juan Beach, La Union. The surfing, the chill night life and interesting eats in the area. Right smack at the center of it all is our lodging, Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa. A luxury Filipino-Balinese inspired resort facing the famed shores of San Juan Beach. This was our home for a night during our Lakbay Norte leg in La Union.
Kahuna Beach Resort
After a long drive from Manila to La Union, it’s comforting to see the spacious room and cozy beds of our Garden View Room. Kahuna Beach Resort have 40 rooms and villas of different types. The Garden View room is at the inner part of the resort along a landscaped pathway of greens. The room have thatched roofing for a native style feel. The interior however have modern facilities – AC, cable TV, WiFi etc. The walls have high glass, even the doors. Curtains can be pulled down for some privacy. What I do like is the large bathroom with wide glass window opening up to the covered bamboo wall with plants outside.
There are more upscale rooms available like the Ocean View and Ocean Villa rooms which has easy access to infinity pool and also the beach. A resthouse is also available for big groups and families.
Beach Front Facilities
Speaking of the pool, Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa has a very inviting infinity pool facing the beach. At sunset it becomes more appealing with the pool illuminated. The Big Kahuna Bar and Restaurant not only serves sumptuous dishes but has one scenic dining area. Having meals with the beach in view especially at sunset makes the dining experience a lot more memorable.
Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa may be partly be Balinese-inspired but part of its name has Hawaiian origins. Kahuna which may mean an a “wise man” or a “big wave” in Hawaiian and may be descriptive of the resort as well. As it is a wise decision to stay here if you want to catch the big waves of La Union.
Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa (Book Online)
National Highway, Brgy. Urbiztondo,
San Juan, La Union 2514
Mobile: +63.917.830.0363 +63.998.855.2837
Landline: +63.72.607.1040 to 41
email: [email protected]
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