Discover Club Punta Fuego – a picturesque luxury seaside community
With the poetic backdrop of breathtaking sunrises and sunsets; the mix of the cool ocean breeze and the gorgeous bay area where sun, sand and sea blend beautifully, Club Punta Fuego is a luxurious getaway that soothes the soul and sates the senses. And, being just two and a half hours away from Metro Manila, it is paradise within reach.
Located in the gorgeous coast of Nasugbu, Batangas, Club Punta Fuego is easily accessible via two major routes: the new Ternate-Nasugbu Highway in Cavite and via the South Luzon Expressway traversing Tagaytay. Whichever route you choose, what awaits is an exclusive 88-hectare Spanish-Mediterranean style luxury seaside community inspired by Miami’s Fisher Island that marries natural beauty and modern luxury.
Club Punta Fuego’s extensive lineup of top-notch facilities and amenities are divvied up between the Main Club at Peninsula de Punta Fuego, the Beach Club at Terrazas de Punta Fuego and the Punta Fuego Yacht Club.
If you’re a fan of beach combing/lounging, days are best spent at the Terrazas Beach Club, which is home to an 800-meter stretch of white sand beach that nestles 28 cabanas where one can indulge in the utter beauty of nature or enjoy a relaxing massage.
Also, from the sizzle of grilled dishes, the aroma of toasty paellas and cooling effect of colorful fruit shakes, Cafe Sol in Terrazas entices all senses with the aroma of classic fare coupled with a breezy ambiance.
Just 15 minutes away from Terrazas is Peninsula de Punta Fuego, where the Main Club is located. It features a full range of services and facilities that one would expect from an upscale community. It is a home to world-class amenities including 33 casitas, 16 suites, a double infinity pool, spa, a nine-hole executive golf course and an international full-service marina with commanding view of the West Philippine Sea.
This is where we spent the night. Our fully air-conditioned casita had two queen-sized bed and a bathroom big enough to include a pocket garden. The bedroom opens to a private balcony overlooking a secluded cove caressed by the rhythmic waves from the open sea—a perfect scene to wake up to.
Enjoy taking a dip in the pool with an arresting and breathtaking view, not only of the sea, but also of the mountains and the surrounding grand villas perched atop the cliff side. The unobstructed view of the sunset from its double infinity pool – the iconic image of Club Punta Fuego – will keep you coming back for more.
A whole slew of recreational activities also await guests – which include squash, tennis and volleyball courts, a golf and mini-golf course, pool tables and even a cozy little movie theater.
And that’s just the stuff you can do on land. The resort also boasts a plethora of beaches and coves blessed with the most captivating views where members can enjoy numerous water sports such as jet skiing, kayaking and banana boat rides, among others.
Punta Fuego is perhaps the only club in the Philippines that not only has a golf course but an international full-service marina as well. With their sails unfurling every January, set sail amid the backdrop of the majestic Nasugbu Bay sunset or sunrise while cruising through the bay area.
“There are many things going on in the club, many developments, but our main target or goal is to improve our marina. We want to really professionalize our marina. Punta Fuego is very nice to see from the sea. It is an important and different perspective. And members go to Punta Fuego to do what? To play golf? No, they come here to use their boats and go out to the sea. The marina is the most popular [attraction] of this place.” Punta Fuego General Manager Mikel Arriet Arruiz told Expat.
Apart from all these, the exclusivity and intimacy is another allure in Punta Fuego’s holster, making it a perfect haven for those seeking sanctuary and those that have a taste for the finer things in life.
A vacation is not a vacation without some good food in the equation. And Club Punta Fuego understands that providing sumptuous dining options are a huge part of the overall experience.
During our stay at Peninsula, we had dinner at the Member’s Lounge, a cocktail bar marked by subdued lighting, ambient music and a view overlooking their signature double infinity pool.
One of the most striking dishes you’ll find here is their Black Shrimp Tempura. Fried crispy with traditional Japanese rice flour batter, Black Shrimp Tempura is a toothsome treat. Add their Seafood Paella to the fray and its utter gustatory bliss.
We also got to sample fare of the San Diego Restaurant and Il Jardineto. The former serves cosmopolitan lineup of tempting dishes, while the latter specializes in Italian cuisine. In Il Jardineto, we began the meal with Tomato Mozzarella and Caesar Salad, followed by Cudaiola and Pesto. An additional highlight was the Spaghetti Gambaretto, a tasty shrimp and tomato pasta. For pizza lovers, indulge in their many types of pizzas like Diabola Pizza, Napolitana Pizza, Margherita Pizza, and Amatricciana Pizza. I suggest capping the meal with the luscious Brownie dessert.
Relax. Breathe deeply. Embrace the moment. Paradise is within reach at Club Punta Fuego, where a vacation of peak perfection awaits.
Club Punta Fuego is located at Brgy. Balaytigue, Nasugbu, Batangas. For more information, visit www.clubpuntafuego.com.ph or call (02) 553-8888.
By VIA BAROMA
Photos By KLARA FERNANDEZ