Playa Tropical

Playa Tropical is a luxurious Balinese-inspired retreat along the beautiful blue waters of Currimao, Ilocos Norte.

By Yvette Tan
December 23, 2011

Playa Tropical is one of the most luxurious resorts in Currimao, Ilocos Norte. The Balinese-inspired resort sits along the seashore, offering guests first class service and amenities paired with down home Ilocano hospitality. The resort has 30 hotel rooms and four exclusive thatch-roofed villas with their own private pools. Old wood furniture complements the architecture, as do lush foliage and calming koi ponds.

Photo courtesy by Playa Tropical

The resort prides itself on providing a traditional homey atmosphere in a modern resort setting. Air-conditioned rooms provide comfort amidst Currimao's sweltering heat. Comfy mattresses and Narra beds offer guests a taste of old-world Ilocano charm, while hot and cold showers and cable TV offer the best of modern hotel amenities. Outside, the infinity pool and nearby seashore helps guests relax even as they calm the senses. A game room is also available, just in case guests want to unwind indoors. Visitors who want to further enjoy Currimao's clean ocean breeze can hang out in one of the floating huts that overlook the koi pond. The beach is safe for swimming, and the resort has water sports for guests to enjoy. And as a treat to guests who have driven all the way to the resort, Playa Tropical offers a free car wash to rid cars of the Ilocos dust.

Playa Tropical also has an in-house restaurant that serves a variety of dishes, ensuring that guests need not leave the resort─not that they would want to. The resort also has day rates, to cater to residents and travelers who have accommodation arrangements elsewhere. Playa Tropical's ambiance, amenities, and service have garnered a loyal following as well as an excellent reputation among travelers, one that makes them want to return again and again.