As our avid readers know, our most usual spot to visit in the Philippines is Subic. The main reason is because it’s very close to Angeles City, Pampanga where we are based. We love to swim in its beaches, to walk around and to watch the sunsets. In this trip we are about to share with you, we teamed up with one of the most luxurious places in Subic: Le Charme Suites Subic.
Where is Le Charme Suites Subic located?
Le Charme Suites-Subic is located in the heart of Subic Bay, Philippines. It´s very close to restaurants, Duty Free Malls and accessible transportation.
It’s only a 5-minute driving distance from SM Mall and Harbour Point. From SM, you can ride a jeepney going to Olongapo and you’ll feel the local vibes in the markets. You can also rent a car and drive around Subic or why not travel by bicycle, guys. Le Charme Suites has bicycle just in the main entrance, so you can move around Subic. We have to say that going by bicycle in Subic is great since there is no traffic there and there are green areas apart from the beach of course.
If you are coming from Manila, the most comfortable mode of transportation is by car. But there are Victory Liner Buses with daily services to Olongapo. From Olongapo, it’s just 10 minutes away from Subic. You can arrive there by taxi, L-300 van or jeepney. There are many options for transportation around the area.
First Impressions: Le Charme Suites
When we reached Le Charme Suites, we got an awesome welcome lunch at Teppan 101. How amazing is that! Teppan 101 is the only Asian-fusion restaurant in Subic.
We were traveling with Han, our little one. During our lunch, all of us, especially Han, got surprised when the chef juggled with the cutlery and also cooked with a really big fire. We still remember that fantastic show until now.
Apart from it, the food was really delicious. From our starters salad, mushroom with tofu (our favorite), Seafood, meat to chicken for the kids. We loved the sauces as well- sweet and spicy. The staff was really friendly and the place was cozy. You can go upstairs and have a drink or a coffee while reading or just playing with their multi games. For dessert, we got their Santa Claus cake. It was done really creatively that Han was keeping it by himself haha!
Eating And Going Around
We already mentioned our experience in this lovely Taiwanese Restaurant above. We loved the interior, eating in front of the chef and checking the step by step preparation of our meals. Check more shots of our experience in Teppan 101 below:
Mi Tapas is different restaurant from Teppan 101. It´s European style serving tapas from Spain. We had a romantic dinner in the pool area. Let’s first talk about their preparation. As you can see, Le Charme Suites is always taking care of all small details.
They made a romantic table and we were lucky to enjoy the sunset at that time. Mini albondigas burgers as tapas was really delicious. It was Ruben´s favorite. It was pork meat, exactly the same as Pinchos Morunos as we called in Spain. Ruben got surprised to find the same taste and of course, Rachel loved it too as she is a meat-lover ha!
We also had seafood- giant shrimps which are big and delicious! With candles and good food, you can´t have a perfect dinner without having Red wine from La Rioja, one of my favorite places in Spain (it is well known because of the wineries).
Our favorite meal, the most important of the day. You can enjoy a small buffet with milk, cereals, yogurts, fruits, cheese, and bread. For us, it was already enough but you can also choose a la carte!
During our stay in the suite, we had our daily breakfast of different kinds- from American, Filipino to Spanish. We loved Albondiga Sandwiches and cream cheese so much. Check the photos below to see what is waiting for your breakfast if you visit Le Charme Suites:
The staff was really accommodating. They also treated our prince well which we loved so much!
Facilities and Staff
Despite of being a new restaurant, we didn´t have any issue and the staff made our stay perfect!
Our favorite areas in Le Charme Suites
It was probably one of the most beautiful pools we have ever been to. During our visit, those days were really quiet and relaxing for swimming. We enjoyed taking pictures and flying the drone, too. You can enjoy the sunset peacefully and the pool area was surrounded by palm trees. At night, it is colorful and we loved that the pool opened very early and closing very late. As you guys knows, we love swimming and relaxing before sleeping so Le Charme Suites’ swimming pool was one of our favorites!
Whaaaat? Yes! We tried VR here! Our first time trying the Virtual Reality experience. It was better than we expected. There are different games you can choose from and we played two. The first one seemed sooo real and active with zombies everywhere. Wear your mask and you will feel that you are inside the movie, super realistic!
The second one was more of doing strategies, defending the fort and it was super fun, too. Don´t miss this activity if you are planning to go to Subic.
If you want to be fit while traveling, Le Charme put things easy for you with their modern Spin bicycles to exercise. It´s good to try for an hour after eating delicious food to keep you healthy.
More Plans to do Around Subic
The area was really neat and you can actually have fun getting lost with your car or a bicycle visiting different beaches if you want to avoid the center of Subic. There are green areas where you can see hundreds of bats. We enjoyed taking pictures and watching them. It´s not very often that you have this opportunity, so do it. Also you can enjoy the area having coffee, eating restaurants and shopping. Remember that Subic has free taxes, so it’s a must to go shopping. That´s what Rachel says ha!
Tree Top Adventure
If you want to experience the fresh air of Subic and an adventurous experience, this is your place: Tree Top Adventure.
If you aren´t afraid of heights, you will enjoy Ziplines, Tree Top Falling, and the favorite activity of Han and Rachel, the Canopy Rides in this peaceful place.
The Room at Le Charme Suites
We can´t forget about the room we stayed at Le Charme Suites! It was super modern and with full of surprises. And the best thing and the most important for us Digital Nomads- internet works really good!
The room was large and spacious enough for the three of us, with a king sized bed and a couch. The bathroom had sensitive light. You don´t even have to touch the interrupter and full equip. Our little Han enjoyed the bathtub so much! Toiletries were first quality, so we loved them!
Everything was tidy, comfortable, and modern and we can´t forget to mention the fridge. They do daily refill of sodas and juices as a complimentary. Not all hotels offer this service, so who wouldn´t like this special treatment from Le Charme Suites? There is even a small balcony and a desktop to work with for us to be more comfortable!
Going Back to Le Charme Suites Subic?
That’s for sure! It’s the goal of the staff at Le Charme Suites. See you again! 🙂 We will be back soon to enjoy the pool area, activities and all the comfort that the hotel has to offer. We enjoyed an amazing long weekend resting in Subic.
If you want to visit Le Charme Suites, click here to book your staying.
If you want to sign up for Airbnb, we give you $30 USD credit with your first booking!
If you want to know more about Subic, read here and you will find out reasons to vistit Subic.