Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Surfing at the Kahuna Beach Resort in San Juan, La Union

It’s my second time to visit the Kahuna Resort in San Juan, La Union. I’m still loving the place because of its overlooking view of the West Philippine sea and while looking beach lovers and surfers enjoying the big waves.

Kahuna Beach Resort swimming pool


By Bus

From Manila, take a bus bound to Laoag, Vigan and Abra. You can choose different bus company including Florida, Genesis, Dominion, Fariñas, Viron and Parta. Ask the driver to let you down at the Kahuna Resort San Juan, La Union.

By Car

From Manila, take the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and then connect through the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) until the Tarlac City. Follow the National Highway (MacArthur Highway) through Pangasinan and then La Union. You will pass by the towns of Gerona, Paniqui, Moncada, Carmen, and Villasis.

When you get to Urdaneta City, pass the city market on your left then a Petron gas station on your right. Turn left on the next intersection (Urdaneta-Manaoag road). You will be passing by the following towns; Sto. Tomas, Agoo, Aringay, Caba, Bauang and then San Fernando City. Upon entering Brgy. Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union, you will then see the National Food Authority (NFA) building to your right. Follow the road and and when you see different signage of surfing and hotels, look on your right and you will see the Kahuna Resort.

Kahuna Resort, San Juan La Union

Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa is a boutique resort and spa with Filipino and Balinese-inspired cottages. The 31 rooms are fusion of Filipino native hut and Balinese-style beach houses with grass roofing and white stucco walls. The overnight accommodation based on single or twin occupancy are ranging from Php 3, 500 ++ to Php 26, 300 ++ ( depends on the number of persons).

Kahuna Resort cottages
Kahuna Resort room

I really enjoyed the sumptuous food and drinks at the Kahuna Restaurant and Clubhouse. The resort served delicious pork barbecue, grilled fish and chicken, ensalada, kinilaw and others. It’s really refreshing when you are taking your breakfast, lunch and dinner while looking powdery- grayish sand, pristine sea water and surfing activities.

One of the best things to do in Kahuna Beach Resort is surfing. You can get surfing lesson which start at Php 400.00 per person/hour, inclusive of board rental and a private instructor.

Facilities / Amenities/ Services
  • 31 Filipino and Balinese-inspired rooms
  • Restaurant and Clubhouse
  • Spa Launa
  • Stoked Surf Shop
  • Kahuna Surf Clinic / Surf Lessons
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Laundry & Dry Cleaning
  • 24-hour Security
  • Live Band every Fridays and Saturdays
  • Spa Luana (in-spa and in-room)
  • The Big Kahuna Restaurant and Clubhouse
  • Infinity Swimming Pools
  • Function Room
  • Concierge Services and many local activities
  • Kahuna Café (serving gourmet hot and cold coffee)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Large Flat Screen TV with Cable Signal
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complete Mini-bar setup and refrigerator
  • Balinese style bathrooms with hot and cold shower
  • Safety Deposit Box inside the room

  • Macho Temple
  • Pindangan Ruins
  • Baluarte Watch Tower
  • Centennial Tunnel
  • World War II Vintage Canon
  • La Union Botanical Garden
  • La Union Centennial Tree 
  • Bolikewkew Rice Terraces
  • Amburayan River
  • Bambana Natural Cove Formation
  • Tapuacan River
  • Hanging Bridge and Bacsil Ridge

Elal, Me, Kai, Aleah, Kara and Jinkee

Resort Name:  Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa
Resort Location/Address: National Highway Brgy. Urbiztondo San Juan, La Union 2514 Philippines Resort Resort Contact : +63.72 607.1040
Resort Website: www.kahunaresort.com

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  1. wow this is really nice! :)

  2. Thank you for dropping by travel blog...Enjoy Travel!

  3. Interesting resort!
    Would love to consider this when we go to La Union, although still no plans of going within the year or next :P but at least we have this in our options. Naiiba from the usual budget spots, a tad bit posh :)

  4. yeah.. this is one of the best resorts in san juan.la union.. other than the big waves, you'' ll definitely enjoy watching male surfers with abs walking around the beach hehehe

  5. great post. I can see that lots of people are into surfing now in La Union the sea is a bit crowded hehe.

  6. Yeah! You're right carlo.. It's good thing there are lots of people already know that La Union is one of the best surfing spots in the Philippines. Thanks for reading my blog..

  7. in that case, pakibook ang beachfront honeymoon suite, ngayon din! diyan na ako maghahanap ng ka-honeymoon!



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