Azul Bar and Cafe finally open its doors to an excited crowd of guests last June 5 at Acuatico Resort San Juan, Batangas. The grand opening was graced by some of the biggest OPM name in the industry including Jim Paredes, Aiza Seguerra, ,Nyoy Volante and upcoming musician Zion Aquino.
The star studded concert served as a preview of what Batanguenos can expect from the only high end Resto bar in the San Juan area.
|Trina Belamide, Simonette Gusi|
No less than renowned OPM composer Trina Belamide will serve as Azul's consultant. so expect a good lineup of regular performers in the coming months. We were fortunate enough to be part of the opening as we were staying at Acuatico's sister resort Acuaverde.
|Ms. Simonette Gusi|
Azul Bar and Cafe is the newest attraction of Acuatico Resort, one oft he most famous resort of the area. According to Ms. Simontte Gusi, general manager, they decided to put up Azul Bar and Cafe in response to the numerous request and suggestions from guests and nearby residents. "Although San Juan Batangas is known for having a lot of resorts there is really no high end resto bar that would served the high end market. Some say they even have to drive two or three hours to BGC The Fort to enjoy a good night of music and great food".
Azul's menu is texmex inspired according to Chef Richard Dancel that perfectly complements their cocktails and beers. “Food historians tell us TexMex cuisine originated hundreds of years ago when Spanish/Mexican recipes combined with Anglo fare. TexMex- a combination of the words “Texan” and “Mexican” is a twentieth century phenomenon and now we’re bringing it in Laiya! for some “delicioso” cuisine, said Chef Richard.
Since Batangas is known for its delicious beef, you might also want to try Azul’s Porterhouse Steak, Tenderloin, TBone, Sirloin or Beef Rib or Pork Rib Roast and Baby Back Ribs.
Finally for groups there’s the Cajun seafood platter, Meat Platter and Azul Trilogy.
“As you can see, we have a complete lineup prepared for our guests so whether they are looking for a heavy meal, or just appetizers and bar chow, I’m sure they’ll find something to order,” adds the head Chef.
Azul is open to both hotel and walk in guests of the resort.
We checked in beside Acuatico Resort's sister company Acuaverde Beach Resort. We occupied a room at Casa Laiya with a queen bed and a balcony which we had our nice view of the beach, cabanas, sunbeds, and not to mention the picturesque sunrise.
We had our sumptuous lunch buffet style . Before we left Acuaverde we had a nice relaxing massage courtesy of Acuatico's.
Beside Acuaverde Bech Resort lies ACUATICO Resort, a tourist’s haven. You will enjoy its balmy tropical setting and the deep-blue crystalline waters of the sea. Enjoy the majestic Mt. Daguldul whose lush virgin forest remains undefiled by human exploitation. Enjoy the beach more because of Laiya’s unique climate characterized by less rainfall.
ACUATICO is an excellent getaway for beach and nature lovers even for those who simply want to spend a brief moment of relaxation anytime of the year. The beach resort derived its name ACUATICO from the Spanish word “water”,signifying its inherent business character and accentuates ACUATICO’s most prominent feature – a 700 sqm. infinity pool that seems to assimilate with the blue waters of the adjacent sea, and distinctly differentiates it from other resorts in the area. The infinity pool is complemented by a jacuzzi, a kiddie pool and a floating bar at the pool’s center.
ACUATICO offers Balinese-inspired villas with well-appointed rooms complete with amenities, watersports and spa facilities, meeting room for corporate functions, playroom, souvenir shop and unique Day Tour areas for tourists and guests who want to relax in elegance and style. Its all-day dining restaurant serves the best in food and accommodates guest requests - whether the cuisine
be local or international – to suit their tastes.
“Acuatico aims to provide a high-class deluxe resort under a friendly atmosphere and ensure premium leisure experience and complete satisfaction to all its guests,” GM Gusi explained.
ACUATICO’s corporate philosophy is to provide a high-class deluxe resort under a friendly atmosphere south of Manila and ensure premium leisure experience and complete satisfaction to all its guests. It anchors its activities on exerting its best in meeting the various needs of its clients, rigidly implementing a set of values predicated on excellent service, optimum quality, adaptable flexibility, cohesive teamwork and solid commitment, ever conscious of its highly-motivating slogan – “Happy Guests, Happy Employees and Happy Stakeholders.”
ACUATICO has recently topped the lists of preferred holiday destination accommodations and awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Continuously gaining popularity, the resort is operated by Acuatico Beach Resort and Hotel, Inc. and managed by husband and wife team, the latter having extensive exposure in hotel management and operations. The resort is staffed by fully-trained personnel whose affable and courteous manners immediately put the guest at ease and settle him into a feeling of confidence and comfortability.
With Manila Sales and Reservations Office address
Unit 142 Ground Floor Mile Long Building,
V.A. Rufino corner Amorsolo street Makati City,
ACUATICO Beach Resort is a bona-fide member of the Association of Laiya Resorts Owners
(ALRO) and accredited by the Department of Tourism (DOT).