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Last Sunday was another hot and humid day in August that my family decided to have an impromptu swimming trip. We're lucky that Antipolo is just a few minutes away and that the town has an abundance of resorts. We chose to go to Bosay Resort Barangay San Roque.
Armed with a bag of Andok's lechong manok and grilled liempo plus a supply of drinks, ice, and chips, we went up the steep road from Taytay-Tikling Junction that lead us to Marigman Road where Bosay Resort can be found.
Apparently, a lot of people hated the warm atmosphere in downtown Manila that almost all of the cottages of the resort were occupied. We were still lucky to have reserved a Regular Kubo and that our location was near the kiddie pool. Our cottage also had a power outlet where I plugged my netbook's charger. Yep, I still had work to do even on a Sunday but that didn't stop me from having fun with my boys.
Just around lunch time, my sister, brother-in-law, brother, and nephew arrived. We're happy that they were free to join us in our impromptu swimming trip. They brought raw tilapia, pork, tomatoes, and eggplants for grilling. A swimming party will never be complete without inihaw (grilled food)! Our cottage also has a grill for our use.
After lunch, I joined the others in swimming. The water was so cold but I think I do not have a right to complain. I realized that the cool waters of the pool was the ultimate reason why we even went up there in the first place. Besides, I got used to the cold in just a matter of minutes.
Day swimming is allowed only until 5 p.m. After that, the pools are closed for maintenance and will be opened only for the night swimmers from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. After taking a shower and preparing our things, we decided to have a videoke session in one of the resorts many videoke machines. I took out all the 5-peso coins inside my purse and we sang our hearts away. I think we stayed there for another hour and left before seven in the evening.
Bosay Resort is very accessible to residents in Metro Manila. Without the traffic in Ortigas Avenue, I think it is just around 30 minutes from Robinson's Galleria. The place is well-kept and there are 3 big pool areas for guests. They also have private pools exclusive for guests who are billeted in those units. There are large parking areas within the resort itself and another one on a separate parking lot outside the resort.
Bosay Resort is located at Marigman Road, Barangay San Roque, Antipolo City. For reservations and rate inquiries, you can call (632) 695-1806 or visit www.bosayresort.com.