La Union is well known for its surfing spots, waterfalls, and beaches. But not many know of a private mountain villa tucked in Bauang, La Union called Kaykayo resort. This stunning resort offers peace and tranquility for those who seek a place where they can connect with mother nature. It’s most often rented for weddings, birthdays, team buildings, and other events.
Well, for us, we rented the resort for our “team building” which was more like a “team vacation”. Wohooo! My coworkers brought their kids with them, too.
So what makes Kaykayo great? Read on.
Kaykayo is all about exclusivity. When you rent Kaykayo, you’re renting the whole place! Located in Acao, Bauang La Union, Kaykayo is just 45 minutes from Baguio and 15 minutes from San Juan, La Union. All throughout the 1.5 acres of property, you’ll be spoiled with stunning views of mountains, tall trees, green spaces, artworks, modern architecture and a whole lot more!
Here are the amenities and features of Kaykayo Resort.
Amenities and Features
All in all, Kaykayo has four rooms:
Patayab Room has three glass walls with a view of rice fields and mountain ranges. It has one double bed, a private toilet, and a bath, as well as a living room.
Chico Room has one glass wall offering a view of Kaykayo’s garden. It has its own mini living room, one double bed, a private toilet, and a bath.
Layus Room is located behind Chico Room and offers two double beds, a living room, a private toilet, and bath.
Lastly, Anay Room has four single beds, and a private toilet and bath. You can find this room behind Patayab Room.
There’s one 5ft swimming pool just below the game hall. It doesn’t have a heater so be prepared if you want to do some night swimming. It’s going to be cold.
Ask the staff to turn on the jacuzzi if it’s not yet turned on. This is just beside the swimming pool. We loved it but the water wasn’t hot so it kind of sucked.
You can ask for a bonfire from the staff. They’ll provide you the wooden sticks and light it up for you at no extra cost.
Bring your own tents if you want to camp. You can also rent camping tents, foam mattresses, and pillows for a small fee. If you’re planning to camp, be sure to bring enough mosquito repellents
Want to sing karaoke, this is where to go. There’s also a small stage and several long tables best for groups who want to have a program.
What can you find here? There’s darts, billiard and table tennis if you want to bond if your family and friends over a game of sports.
Outdoor Living Room and Kitchen
The outdoor living room and the kitchen have sofas, refrigerator, a long table, microwave oven a gas stove, sink, and a grill. The walls are adorned by artworks making it a great place to chat and bond with one another. You’re free to use the grill, but be sure to bring charcoal. To use the gas stove, you have to pay P700.
We rode the bus from Baguio to Kaykayo resort so the shuttle van was great to have when we went to eat at Gerry’s Grill for lunch and buy some ingredients from the market. This is a free service.
The WiFi was kind of a letdown. It was too slow so we couldn’t really use it for our work. Good thing, there are areas that have 4G mobile data signals for Globe and Smart so we managed to finish our work at the resort.
Aside from the ones listed above, you’ll also find the following:
- Videoke Set
- 50″ Flat Screen Television
- Mackie Designs/Behringer Sound System
- Portable Pa System
- Satellite Tv
- Tiffany Chairs
- Table Linens
- Buffet Table
- Billiard Pool
- Table Tennis
- Three Outdoor Showers
- Two Indoor Showers
- Charcoal Barbeque Grill
- Microwave Oven
- Water Dispenser
- FREE BREAKFAST!!
What We Loved
First things first, the rooms are awesome. They’re spacious and have their own living rooms. The glass walls at the Patayab room are #housegoals! The free shuttle van was pretty convenient especially since we didn’t bring any car.
The view was to die for! Mountain ranges, rice fields, and tall trees are just some of what you’ll see. The breeze was cool which was quite unexpected. We were expecting hot humid weather. It’s probably because of the resort’s location on a hill, the surrounding trees or because it’s December. The karaoke and game hall were quite nice since they provided entertainment for the whole group.
Points For Improvement
There weren’t any bidets and the check out time was too early. Sure, the check-in time is 10:00 AM but we would have preferred a 2:00 PM check-in and a 12:00 PM check out. If you’re not a morning person, you’ll have a hard time getting ready early in the morning to check out.
Dining utensils are for rent so if you want to save money, better bring your own utensils.
You can check the updated price list on Kaykayo’s website.
How To Get There
Ride any bus passing by Bauang, La Union and ask the driver to drop you off at Kaykayo Resort. You will find a Kaykayo signage beside the road.
Then, walk for 3 to 5 minutes (300 meters) to Kaykayo Resort from the highway.
How To Book (Plus Discount)
You can book Kaykayo by calling the contact numbers on their website. They will send you the RCBC bank account where you will deposit your 50% downpayment. The other 50% will be settled during your stay.
Tips and Reminders
- Book as early as possible especially if you want to book a December trip! We booked the resort 6 months before our stay and all of the weekends of December were booked! Only November 30-December 1 was available.
- Bring lots of mosquito repellent! There are a lot of mosquitos, especially in the evening.
- Bring your own gallon of water. Kaykayo only provides a water dispenser. Water refill costs P85 which is a bit expensive if you ask me.
- There’s no restaurant in the resort. They only cater to a minimum of 50 persons. However, they provide free breakfast which is a plus!
Johanes is a digital nomad and a web content writer who loves to go on spontaneous travels. She also likes to go camp under the stars and play with her dog and cats.