It is just a little over a year old, having begun operations around December 2005.
Vista Marina is located along Waterfront Road, almost at the end of it. What makes this a wonderful place to stay in is its magnificent bay view — the boardwalk connects several smaller hotels, and you have an expanse of white sand and calm bay waters interrupted only by people jet skiing and parasailing. The boardwalk is tastefully landscaped, with a circular alcove that can be a perfect hang-out (surrounded by plants around it and with half of the alcove bounded by a wall with cascading waters).
We got a Junior Suite which had a receiving area (TV, 2 armchairs, small round table, 2 couches) and bedroom (queen bed, twin bed, large TV, ceiling-high closet, dresser table, 2 night tables). All for the promo price of P3,900 a night, all in na and with breakfast for 2 to boot.
(view from our Junior Suite)
The hotel has a kidney-shaped swimming pool and gazebo. The place at night is well lit up with colored lights all around the swimming area. Music plays out of speakers at the sides.
The coffee shop is a small one but in the mornings, they have buffet breakfast which costs P250 per head. During non-peak season, they only have a la carte.
All in all, we enjoyed our stay at Vista Marina. I would recommend it for families and couples who do not want the hustle and bustle of places like the Yacht Club but still want to have that nature high that I definitely had walking along the boardwalk and feeling the white sand between my toes.
Vista Marina Hotel & Resort
Blk 3 Lot 2 Waterfront Rd., Moonbay Marina Area
Subic Bay Freeport Zone 2222
Tel: +63 47 252-3373
Fax: +63 47 252-3374