Yes guys, I am back..but still disorganized.. I need to transfer my pics yet, need to laundry our sand invaded clothes, and still need to hang the wet swim wears (oh no I did NOT wear bathing suit.. though I wish I could LOL). And if you are wondering where we have been, we went to San Juan, La Union. We were with my sorority sister, and her hubby who is a frat bro to my hubby.. our sorority is a counterpart of their frat and we both have three kids, sweet eh? I will post some pics soon!
We stayed in Normi2’s Resort or Normi’s Resort as they are listed on their site. The Resort was located in Baranggay Taboc, San Juan, La Union. If you are like us who were confused whether to call it Normimi’s or Nornormimi’s or Normii’s (depending on where you are goin to apply the second power), the answer is simple.. they now prefer Normi’s.. just that. The history of their name is not as complicated as to the second power equation.. It is as simple as there were two owners whose name starts with NOR and another two whose name starts with MI, get it?
San Juan, La Union is the town after San Fernando City. The travel time to Manila to San Juan is about 6 to 7 hours. If by private vehicle, all you need is to exit on NLEX then to SCTEX, then Mc Arthur Highway. When you passed by San Fernando City, a good ten minutes will bring you to the gates of Normi’s Resort. You can also reach San Fernando by RORO or by plane (they have an airport and seaport) from San Fernando, there are local jeepneys that can drop you off to Normi’s.
Normi’s Resort is a very relaxed tourist destination on the north. The resort sits just in front of South China Sea shore. The resort houses two swimming pool, one semi Olympic (which runs up to 10ft deep) and a kiddie pool. The resort has a restaurant that offers Mediterranean cuisine. It also has a unique tropical bar that over looks South China Sea. They offer a lot of accommodations that can cater to each guest’s needs.
Here are the list of their rates:
Standard (capacity:3) 1400PhP (about $30)
De Luxe (capacity:2) 1575 PhP
Family (capacity:5) 1800 PhP
(capacity:8) 2200 PhP
Economy(capacity:3) 950 PhP
Cottage (capacity:2) 1100 PhP
Apartelle(capacity:6) 2800 PhP (with cooking facility)
Aside from swimming or sand burying, you can also do surfing, they offer surfing lessons for 400 PhP per hour (surfing board included).
Conference rooms, function area (poolside, open area)
Billiard room/ Videoke
The resort staffs were really friendly (and this is our second time here) and if we are heading back North, we are definitely be staying (again and again) here. The resort is not perfect though, and we do have some minor complaints, but those were already been properly addressed, so there is no need to mention it here.
And since you are already on the area, you can also try visiting these places:
Potteries, a few meters away from the resort
Luna Beach AKA Pebble Beach
Bangar (a 20 minute drive from the resort) the town that is famous for their weaved blankets
Bacnotan Steel (after Luna Beach)/Holcim Cement