Kamayan sa Palaisdaan has been planned for long. And this plan came to life one weekend.
Kamayan sa Palaisdaan is a known restaurant (now with a Hotel and Resort) located in Tayabas City, Quezon, along Lucena-Lucban route. They offer fresh seafood and lots and lots of Filipino delicacies served at a balsa and bahay-kubo. So literally, you are floating atop a huge fish pond. But the food is not our highlight. It’s the resort and hotel.
The Kamayan sa Palaisdaan Hotel and Resort, is located only a few meters away from the main restaurant.
How to get to Kamayan sa Palaisdaan?
From Manila/Buendia terminals, ride a bus heading to Lucena and alight the last stop, the Lucena Grand Terminal. Bus fare is 210 per person. Travel time is around 3 to 5 hours depending on the traffic situation.
At the Lucena Grand Terminal, look for jeepneys heading to Lucban. Tell the driver to drop you off at Kamayan sa Palaisdaan Resort. Jeepney fare is 22 pesos/person. Travel time from Grand Terminal to the resort is roughly 20 minutes. The resort is on the left side of the road.
Once you’re there, you would notice a huge airplane. It’s one of their main attractions in the resort, the Air Summit Gourmet.
The Air Summit Gourmet is an airport-themed restaurant. You would have to order your food in their immigration counter (as they call it). Once you ordered from the pricey menu (the officer told me that – and it’s true), you may then take a seat on the plane. Apparently, taking photos are not allowed inside, so we had no photos for that.
Since we’re booked for the night, we head next to the front desk. We had reserved the Dorm Room 1 which is good for 8 persons for 4000 Php (100 USD). Dorm Room 1 has 4 double decks (8 beds) and 1 comfort room with 2 toilets and baths.
- There is a key deposit of 500 Php (USD 10) so you have to take good care of the key.
- You may enjoy all facilities if you are checked in at a room, otherwise, you have to pay your entrance fee and pool use.
- Rates vary depending on the season. See rates below.
There also are other rooms and dorms in the area. You may check their website for the resort and room rates.
Amenities in the Resort
It was really scorching hot that day we went. Summer’s not yet over and will never be. After dropping my things at the room, I went for a short walk and tour of the resort and its facilities.
Spring Lagoon Pool
It’s the first pool you will ever see in Kamayan sa Palaisdaan Hotel and Resort. The staff told me that the water is coming from a nearby spring, but before it gets to the pool, it’s filtered and the water is shockingly cold, unlike regular swimming pools.
It has a depth ranging from 5ft to 6ft. Kids and adults will surely love dipping in its cold waters under the scorching heat of the sun. It’s surrounded by the Garden Hall and the Poolside hall, and the whole area is surrounded by trees and flowers.
Alongside is a kiddie pool which is good for kids and kids at heart.
Summit Infinity Pool
The Kamayan sa Palaisdaan’s Infinity Pool is located at the highest area of the resort. They call it the summit. However, it’s different than most infinity pools you may have known. The view was great, however, the area is now surrounded by bar, view desk, and barbecue hall, which depreciated the beauty of the area. Nonetheless, without those additions, it really is the greatest place as it is overlooking the farm and the mountain of Mt. Banahaw. Perfect for your Instagram feed and solo moments.
We still enjoyed it though. The water is colder here than of the Lagoon Pool.
Alongside also is a kiddie pool which is good for kids and kids at heart.
Summit Blend Bar and Cafe
You got it right! In the infinity pools’ area lies a Bar and Cafe called the Summit Blend Bar and Cafe. Opening hours is from 3 pm to 12 pm. They also have a live band that starts at 8 pm ’til midnight. You may order a beer, hard shots, coffee, frappes, and some food in this bar and cafe. It overlooks the whole resort, seeing the Air Summit Gourmet and some parts of the area.
Rooms and Facilities
The Kamayan sa Palaisdaan Hotel and Resort is good for many different occasions. They have a variety of rooms, cottages, and facilities in the resort. If you’re checked-in to one of the rooms, you may enjoy all facilities. You may opt to book for the Resthouse, Deluxe rooms, Standard Rooms, Villas, and Dormitory rooms. The garden hall and the poolside hall is ready for your needs.
Besides swimming in their pool, they also have a ZIPLINE and BODY FALL which costs 150 Php (3 USD) per ride, located at the summit (infinity pool area).
Pool Rates at Kamayan sa Palaisdaan Hotel and Resort
Day Rate 8 am to 5 pm (in pesos):
Spring Lagoon Pool: Adult (100) | Children (80) | Students (90) | Senior (80)
Summit Infinity Pool: Adult (150) | Children (100) | Students (135) | Senior (120)
Night Rate 6 pm to 12 am (in pesos):
Spring Lagoon Pool: Adult (150) | Children (130) | Students (135) | Senior (120)
Summit Infinity Pool: Adult (200) | Children (150) | Students (180) | Senior (160)
Additional~ Sidetrip to Kamay ni Jesus:
You may also go the Kamay ni Jesus shrine. From Kamayan sa Palaisdaan, just ride a jeep heading to Lucban and ask the driver to drop you off at Grotto or Kamay ni Jesus. Fare: 12 Php.
Sample Day Tour Itinerary to Kamayan sa Palaisdaan [SOLO]
5 am: Manila/Buendia – Lucena | Fare: 210 Php
9 am: ETA – Lucena Grand Terminal
9:30 am: Jeep to Lucban, drop off at Kamayan sa Palaisdaan Hotel and Resort | Fare: 22 Php
10 am: ETA – Kamayan sa Palaisdaan, Check-in | Entrance Fee: 100/150 Php Cottage: 200/300 Php
10 am to 3 pm: EAT, SWIM, RELAX
3:30 pm: Check-out, ride jeep to Kamay ni Jesus | Fare: 12 Php
3:45 pm: ETA – Grotto / Kamay ni Jesus | [FREE]
3:45 pm – 6:00 pm: Photo Ops, EAT, RELAX
6:00 pm: Ride jeep to Lucena Grand Terminal | Fare: 30 Php
6:30 pm: ETA – Lucena Grand Terminal, ride bus back to Buendia | Fare: 210 Php
Total Expenses (excluding food) = 784 Php
Kamayan sa Palaisdaan Hotel and Resort
Brgy. Dapdap, Tayabas City, Quezon Province, Philippines
Some more photos~
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