I've come to visit Tagaytay for the first time last week, the place is so cool!Moderate weather, scenic atmosphere, romantic landscape, an ideal destination indeed to loosen up after a very tiring day. It is also a place where you can get a perfect view of Taal Volcano.

Laguna is another historic province in the Philippines favored by travelers due to its numerous hot spring resorts and just like Tagaytay, Laguna is an ideal place for a quick road trip because it is closer to Metro Manila. For this Laguna trip, my friend, Rowie, and I stayed at Southwinds Resort in Pansol, Calamba City after a tricycle driver suggested it to us.

Entrance area of the resort with my friend, Rowie Tagaan

At the pool side

Southwinds Resort is quite far from the national highway but the location is not really remote because it is just along the road, it can be reached either by a PUJ or by a tricycle. From SM City Calamba where we disembarked from the bus, we hired a tricycle going to Southwinds. The travel took almost 40 minutes.

 Pool side, playground and view of the resort's rooms

I love the cool surrounding of Pansol, very soothing especially the relaxing view of the imposing mountain in the background. Southwinds Resort has four large swimming pools: two for children and two for adults, there are siesta beds and tables along the pool side. The accommodation is quite expensive because the room rate is good for 12 hours period only and not 24 hours but the pool facility is good and the environment is quiet so I guess you will give it a go.

Resort's room good for two

Poolside in the morning

Morning swimming. I enjoyed the warm water, no guests yet :-D

Air-conditioned room rate is Php1,383.00 (12 hours) while non-aircon room rate is Php980.00. The resort welcomed guests  who may want to use the swimming pool facility only. Entrance for adults is Php78.00 while for children is Php 68.00. Guests can bring food and drinks but there's a corkage fee for beer and hard liquors.

And just like most of holiday resorts in the Philippines, Southwinds resort has videoke machines available in the area. There's a pavilion that can cater large groups. But don't expect too much about this resort. It has no wifi connectivity and the accommodation does not include freebies like shampoo, conditioner, lotion and toothpaste, stuff we normally found in hotels and resorts.

For inquiries, you may contact Southwinds Resort directly:

Southwinds Resort

National Highway, Bo. Pansol, Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines

(049) 545-0244 / (049) 502-8854


Hello there :) Itatanong ko lang kung may refrigerator ba sa room?
Joyce Lamela said…
Hi Jonathan! Sorry pero Wala pong ref sa loob ng room hehe!
Anonymous said…
hi hotspring po ba ung pools nila?
Anonymous said…
Pano po pauwi ng manila pag nasa southwinds na?may malapit po ba na bua terminal?
Joyce Lamela said…
apat po ang pools sa southwinds, isa pang bata, 3 pang matanda, malaki po each pool :-)
Joyce Lamela said…
hindi po hot spring pools nila, man-made po :-)
Joyce Lamela said…
sakay po kayo jeep from southwinds papunta terminal ng calamba city then baba lang kayo sm calamba may dumadaan na bus na po jan papuntang manila. Puedi din sakay kayo tricycle from southwinds para hatid kayo sa sm calamba may kamahalan tricycle better jeep na lang sakyan nyo galing southwinds marami pong dumadaan jan kasi along the highway lang ang resort na to.
JC Calucag said…
is ther any mobile nmber po to call u?. may itatanong lang po ako...
hapiyatot said…
hi po this year lang po ba kayo nagpunta? :)
Joyce Lamela said…
Hello! Sorry for my late reply :-( last july 2013 pa po itong travel ko sa south winds