Camayan beach resort gears up for summer with new pool

Subic, Philippines — There is something new in store for guests and tourists alike who will visit Camayan Beach Resort Hotel this summer — a swimming pool with a great view of the bay.

Adjacent to Camayan’s the Reef Restaurant, the brand new pool has a total area of 116 square meters, with a depth from 3 to 5 feet, and is just a stone’s throw away from Subic bay.

Scott Sharpe, President and CEO of Subic Bay Marine Exploratorium Inc. (SBMEI), the company that runs Ocean Adventure and Camayan Beach resort, said that the construction of the swimming pool is part of the company’s offerings for the summer season.

Sharpe said that Camayan Beach and Ocean Adventure has been ” a cornerstone tourism attraction for the last 16 years”, a testament to the enduring appeal of Southeast Asia’s first and only open water Marine Park and beauty of the resort.
” We’ve been working on this project for 40 years, and it took the founders 25 years to find this site, and now it has turned into something that Filipinos can be proud of and enjoy at the same time. ” He said.

Sharpe added that ” we have a lot of things to offer our guests, and activities that they can engage in here, including aquasports, and diving the shipwrecks of Subic Bay. Recently, we expanded the Camayan beach, installed shower stalls and added cabanas, and we can now accommodate more than 1500 people on the beach. We also have a new coffee shop, the Turtle’s nest.”

Despite this renewed vigor, however, Sharpe explained that the previous management’s target of opening the Adventure Beach Waterpark on April 1, 2017 is not feasible.

” We are putting the construction of the waterpark on the fast-track, and we hope that we can open up the Adventure Beach Waterpark soon. ” He said.

James Arbizo, manager of Camayan Beach Resort, said that ” everything that we’re doing is part of the current management’ s efforts to provide great experiences for our guests and clients. This is just the beginning. ”

The formal launch of Camayan Beach Resort’s swimming pool was capped off by the release of a rescued green sea turtle by the animal care team of Ocean Adventure.

The management team of SBMEI and hotel guests participated in letting Wendy, a sea turtle that was rescued recently and nursed back to health, back to her natural habitat.

Robert Gonzaga, SBMEI’s Corporate Communications Director, said that Wendy had undergone a medical procedure to remove a hook stuck in its throat and a wounded right flipper.

“ After allowing time for Wendy to heal, the release was made with the guidance of DENR region 3 and Ocean Adventure’s animal care team. This is part of our advocacy, and we work in tandem with the Philippine government to address environmental issues also. “

Gonzaga said that the guests of Ocean Adventure and Camayan Beach resort can look forward to participating in such events this summer, including engaging in kayaking, learning to scuba dive or go for a Bay Cruise, as well as enjoying time away from the metropolis.

Photocaption : Scott Sharpe, SBMEI’s President and CEO, leads the ribbon cutting and blessing of Camayan Beach Resort’s new swimming pool adjacent to the Reef Restaurant. To cap off the event, a rescued green sea turtle was released back to its natural habitat after Ocean Adventure’s animal care team nursed it back to health.