This January, Hali and I went with fellow bloggers to a newly opened private resort in Antipolo – Tyvo Resort. Tyvo Resort (pronounced as tay-vo) is still making its name known as it had just opened last December 2018. It’s located in a beautiful mountainside, just a 5-minute walk from Pinto Art Museum. It caters mostly to families and friends.
Here’s our staycation in Tyvo Resort!
Our stay Tyvo Resort
Our stay here was an invitation of a blogger friend of ours, Katrina of Happy and Busy Travels.
Upon our arrival, what I noticed first is the view. Like other places we’d seen in Antipolo, Tyvo Resort features a gorgeous mountainview that overlooks the cityscape of Metro Manila and Laguna de Bay. It’s actually one of its best features. There are plenty of corners in the resort where you can hang out and enjoy this view.
The main facilities in the resort include a 3-story building and a swimming pool with heater. The building features dorm rooms and a standard room, a huge function hall for mini-events with a grand staircase, and a KTV in the basement. I was particularly amazed at the function hall because 2 floors are dedicated for it. I can imagine debutantes or newly weds walking down the staircase to the applause of their guests.
After touring the property, Hali and I lounged in the poolside while the rest and away in the basement KTV. Then we got together in the function hall where a table has been set up. There’s also a separate videoke here, which I find convenient as we could eat while singing in the videoke.
It was actually fun because I rarely get to meet with other bloggers. (If you remember from a while ago, I wrote about how challenging it is to meet and befriend other people in the blogging community.)
The venue was perfect for our little get-together because it’s a great piece of content, not to mention that it provides entertainment with the pool and videoke while at the same time offering peace and quiet due to its location in the neighborhood.
Just before sunset, we swam in the pool. Hali and I were both looking forward to it as it’s so Instagram-worthy in social media. There’s a small section for kids which I’d initially mistaken to be a jacuzzi. The pool starts at 5 feet and deepens at the other end, so it’s ideal for those who know how to swim.
Hali encouraged me to swim across and apply what we’d learned in our recent freediving lesson. I tried but eventually got terrified so I stayed on the shallow area. Still, it was enjoyable for me. There were jet streams with hot water which felt good on the back.
(We did not realize that the pool has a heater which can be turned on, which is regretful since it was cold in the resort due to its elevated location.)
Afterwards, we enjoyed a simple dinner of lomi and dinakdakan. I appreciated the lomi in particular because it warmed up my insides. If you plan on booking here, I suggest adding soup or stew in your menu as well.
Hali and I stayed a little outside after dark. With warm lights, it looks more classy. Even the mountainview undergoes a transformation — from an ordinary urban spread during the day to a canvas filled with splashes of pink and orange at sunset and finally a star-studded cityscape at night.
At past midnight, we decided to hit the sack. Hali and I stayed in one of the dorm rooms. The dorm rooms are similar to other regular resorts in the area. It was okay, but I wish the mattresses were thicker.
During our visit, some areas in Tyvo Resort were still under construction. Despite this, we had an enjoyable time in Tyvo Resort. We’re glad that we’re one of the first people to discover this private resort in Antipolo.
About Tyvo Resort
Tyvo Resort is a private resort located in Antipolo, Rizal. It’s ideal for casual get-togethers for families and friends and special events, such as birthdays, pre-nuptials, and small wedding celebrations.
How to get here
Address: Blk 16, Lot 9, Mt. Banahaw St, Grand Heights Subdivision, Antipolo, Rizal
Tyvo Resort is just an hour away from Ortigas Center.
- From Megamall or Cubao, ride a van or jeep to Antipolo. Get off at Ynares Sports Arena or Antipolo Church and ride a tricycle to Tyvo Resort.
If you have a private car, you can use the C6 and C5 roads to get here.
Here are the basic amenities and features of the resort:
- Swimming pool (w/ optional heater)
- Function hall/party hall
- Grand KTV Room
- Standalone karaoke
- 2 non-AC bedrooms
- Cooking area with ref/stove, hot/cold water dispenser
- Charcoal grill
- 4 toilets w/ shower, 3 other toilets
- Tables/chairs up to 50 guests
The pool has an optional heater. It takes 1-2 hours to warm up, so you might want to advise the caretakers to get it ready ahead of time. Also, the kid’s section isn’t exactly separate from the main pool and the pool itself is deep, so you need to watch over your kids when swimming (and yourself, if you’re not a good swimmer).
Here are the things you have to bring on your own:
- Hygiene items
Here are the current rates (January 2019):
- Day use (9AM – 5PM) – P9000
- Night use (7PM to 7AM) – P12,000
- Whole day use (9AM – 7AM or 7PM – 5PM) – P25,000
Maximum of 20 pax per booking. Additional P10o per added pax.
The basic package includes 2 non-AC dorm rooms. There’s an additional fee for using the aircon. There are also 2 single bedrooms (good for 2 pax) at an additional fee as well.
Reminders and tips
- Bring everything you need before check in. There are no stores nearby, you have to drive outside the subdivision to find the nearest convenience stores.
- During your stay, you can drop by Pinto Art Museum. It is just walking distance to the resort. It is open from 9AM to 6PM.
For inquiries and reservations, you may directly message the resort in these pages:
Make sure to follow them in their Facebook page because they occasionally announce promos especially during weekdays.
Disclaimer: Thanks so much Katrina Tiong of Happy and Busy Travels for inviting us and Tyvo Resort for accommodating our group! As always, opinions are my own.