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Thursday, March 28, 2013

All Hands Beach : Subic Bay Freeport Zones' Beach Resort For Everyone

 

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One of the destinations we went to during our Subic visit was at the All Hands Beach resort. I was informed that this beach already existed even during the time of the Americans when they occupied Subic, but a visit to the place reveals that is undergoing development and most of the structures are new or improved.


All Hands Beach is great for swimming for all ages due to the shallow and gradually sloping depth of the shoreline. It has clear, clean, and calm waters. This is due to its strategic natural location, far from any residential community or inland river. The waves are not much higher than 6 inches most of the day.

There were already a few restaurant, a lot of huts, and even colorful boats to rent. There are also some rooms to spend the night and the facilities are continuously being renovated.




You only have two beach resort options at SBMA: Camayan and All Hands. All Hands is very near the eating places, a lot cheaper, and have great ambiance brought by the music for the entire resort. However, there are better rooms in Camayan with more comfortable beds.

All Hands Beach  was originally one of the three popular beach areas at Subic Bay, Olongapo City when it was still being managed by the U.S. Navy during the times when they still operated their U.S. Naval Base facility in the Philippines. The other two beaches back then were called Officers Beach And Dungaree Beach. The  Officers Beach were exclusive to the high-ranking officials while the Dungaree Beach was for the pets only.

The name comes from the Navy language “all hands on deck”. This means everyone on deck, all ranks on deck, everybody on deck. 



All Hands Beach Resort is a bit small, but it has complete basic facilities which includes toilets, cottages, cream-colored sand and clean but shallow waters.

The beach has a buoy line around it and a life guard is always present.


All Hands Beach has water sports activities and rental equipment available to create a memorable and fun-filled vacation. You can participate in banana boat rides, water bicycling, kayaking, snorkeling and even Jet Ski driving.

A jetski may be rented for Php 4000 for an hour, but you can also avail a 30-minute jetski ride for Php 2,200.



The beach is home to chill-out venues that have a wide selection of beverages and snacks. Their restaurant also serves lunch, snacks, and dinner; but guests may also opt to bring in their own food and drinks.



The beach package costs Php 500 per person (6am to 6pm) which already includes the entry fee and the free use of the beach facilities.  Guests may also stay for free at their bamboo huts, nipa sheds, or umbrellas.





Night swimming and beach frolicking after dark is allowed due to the well-lit shoreline. Live music and entertainment, together with bikini and fire shows are all lined-up for your listening and viewing pleasure.

They also have other facilities like diving platforms, beach volleyball court, and basketball cour.









All Hands Beach Resort in Subic offers beachfront rooms and cottages. 

 Accommodation:
Room Type Min pax Max pax Rate
Cottages #5 to 8
(Fan Ventilated. Extra mattress is Php450 per person.)
4 6 Php 2,500.00+
Family Room #9 to 12
(Air-conditioned, with Bamboo Hut package. Extra mattress is Php450 per person.)
4 6 Php 5,100.00+
Cottages #1 to 4
(Room A, aircon, good for 4 persons. Room B, fan-ventilated, good for 2 persons. Extra mattress Php450)
6 8 Php 5,300.00+
Family Room #14
(Air-conditioned with Bamboo Hut Package. Extra mattress is Php450 per person.)
6 8 Php 7,100.00+

Note: **Rates are subject to 10% Service Charge.




These colorful boats are for rent to everyone who would like to use them on the beach.



Several of these "bilaos" already gave me the idea that they are also offering "pansit" on order basis for large groups of people.




All Hands beach has become an instant tourist attraction after several batches of Pawikan were released since December last 2012. Mark Dayrit, owner of All Hands Beach Resort said that more than 60 foreign students from an international school released the ‘PNoy Pawikans’ which coincided with the President Benigno Aquino’s birthday last February 8 2012.The company has already taken measures to make the beach resort into a sea turtle nesting site.


The Ecology Center of the SBMA (Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority) is supporting the resort in helping these animals. The resort staff were given proper training in taking care of the turtles.

The Ecology Center has also given them five tags to identify the mothers that lay their eggs on the resort’s beach. The center also gave them a chart to record the number of eggs laid along with a guide on how to relocate the eggs to a safer place within the beach.

All Hands is also making elementary and high school students aware of the need to protect these animals by giving free lectures on the life of a sea turtle before some hatchlings were released.

They want to make sure that the kids get first-hand experience on how to handle sea turtles. Awareness is the key in the survival of the sea turtles.


One of the species who recently laid eggs was a Hawksbill sea turtle.



All Hands Beach is located between the Subic Bay International Airport and the Subic Bay Seaport. It is currently undergoing development under Brighterday Subic, Ltd., Inc.
 
Learn more about All Hands Beach Resort from their Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/AllHandsBeachResort
or from their website: http://www.allhandsbeach.com

Address:
San Bernardino Road,Subic Bay freeport Zone, 2222 Subic, Zambales

Contact Information:
E-mail Address: allhandsbeach@yahoo.com
PLDT Landline: 047.250.2270 (intl: +63.47.250.2270)
SUN Mobile: +63 922.826.2934
SMART Mobile: +63 947.564.4726
Hours: 6am - 10pm Every day

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