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Villa Halcyon is a haven of tranquility nestled amongst the coconut palms with commanding views of Puerto Galera Bay Philippines, officially designated as one of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World, by the Paris-based Les Plus Belles Baies du Monde, because of its surpassing beauty. Villa Halcyon offers 6 beautifully appointed guest rooms, each featuring a different theme. The main house features two en-suite rooms and an en-suite loft area. The Cabaña, located 15 meters from the Main House holds three guest rooms. Puerto Galera is the fabled Port of the Galleons which lies directly along the old Manila/Acapulco trade route and this small sheltered bay is where Spanish galleons used to take refuge from approaching typhoons before venturing across the Pacific Ocean. From sunrise to sunset, in brilliant sunshine and vivid colours, watch the mood of this lovely bay change from azure to turquoise, to aquamarine, to deep sapphire blue, to gold, orange and red; and if you’re fortunate enough to see a moonrise send shimmering silver images across the water, you will enjoy one of the most romantic experiences of your life!
Villa Halcyon is designed to provide a tranquil retreat from life’s storms in a tropical paradise setting. Although only 2 kilometers away from the town of Puerto Galera, it is a private property accessible only by boat or helicopter. Halcyon means kingfisher in ancient Greek and the quiet days spent brooding their eggs led to the English expression “Halcyon Days”. Beautiful, darting kingfishers nest in our nearby mangrove forest and provide occasional flashes of their wonderful colours. The main house is a large Thai-style thatched building with elegant curving gables, mostly without walls. There is a living room, a dining room, a bar, a kitchen and an Al Fresco dining area with an adjoining flower and vegetable garden. Below the living and dining rooms are the Filipino and Chinese guest rooms, respectively, while a kids/teens loft lies above the dining room. The upper level also contains an office. A short distance from the main house, the Cabana contains 3 other bedrooms sharing a common bathroom.
The multi-purpose pier has an octagon helipad, a sunken dining table for BBQ’s under the stars, sunbathing lounges, a pontoon for boats, a ladder for swimming and snorkelling in the beautiful coral gardens full of tropical fish directly in front. The pool area includes an infinity pool, a small beach, an open-air dining area, kitchen, BBQ, a Zen pond with cascade background, a small fitness centre and a boatshed for scuba/snorkelling/boating/beach equipment.
A team of 150+ staff, including an estate manager, chefs, cooks, butlers, housekeepers, maintenance engineers and security ensures the smooth running of The Layar Villa estate.
Options include a priced room service menu of international and Indonesian meals; private barbecues and other specially ordered meals can be cooked at the villa. Or dine in style at Settimo Cielo, our chic Italian restaurant perched at the front of the villa estate.
Satellite TV and DVD/CD player in the living area or media room and in all bedrooms; iPod dock.
A wide range of treatments can be carried out in the privacy of your villa by professionally trained spa therapists. Access to Soham Wellness Centre for one complimentary activity per day
|Minimum Stay||2 bedrooms||3 bedrooms|
|from 10/05/2018 to 01/06/2018||Low season||3 nights||USD $ 330||USD $ 390|
|from 01/06/2018 to 01/07/2018||Mid-high season||3 nights||USD $ 355||USD $ 415|
|from 01/07/2018 to 01/09/2018||High season||5 nights||USD $ 380||USD $ 440|
|from 01/09/2018 to 01/10/2018||Mid-high season||3 nights||USD $ 355||USD $ 415|
|from 01/10/2018 to 20/12/2018||Low season||3 nights||USD $ 330||USD $ 390|
|from 20/12/2018 to 11/01/2019||Peak season||7 nights||USD $ 490||USD $ 490|
|from 11/01/2019 to 02/02/2019||Low season||3 nights||USD $ 330||USD $ 390|
|from 02/02/2019 to 11/02/2019||High season||5 nights||USD $ 380||USD $ 440|
|from 11/02/2019 to 12/04/2019||Low season||3 nights||USD $ 330||USD $ 390|
|from 12/04/2019 to 22/04/2019||High season||5 nights||USD $ 380||USD $ 440|
|from 22/04/2019 to 01/06/2019||Low season||3 nights||USD $ 330||USD $ 390|
|from 01/06/2019 to 01/07/2019||Mid-high season||3 nights||USD $ 355||USD $ 415|
|20% off for a booking less than 30 days before the stay|
|10% off for a stay longer than 10 nights|
|5% off for a booking more than 6 months before the stay|
|Golf day at The Farm||USD100/person|
The Chinese is reminiscent of Shanghai back in the 1920′s. The furniture, artifacts and genuine antiques are imported from that fabled city to provide an elegant atmosphere of a community proud of its past and confident of its future. A delightful bathroom and a small balcony with superb views of the bay add to its attractions.
The Filipino room displays the artistic and exuberant spirit of the Filipino, as expressed in rattan and other tropical natural materials. The room is complemented by a large bathroom and a small balcony at treetop level which affords tempting water views between the swaying palm fronds.
The Loft is a delightful little nook at the highest point of the main house, directly above the main dining area. With 2 single beds and a tiny bathroom, it is particularly popular with kids and teens, but also with the adventurous young-at-heart !
The Indian Room employs images and artifacts to lend an Indian flavor and ambiance. It is spacious enough to accommodate 2 double beds and opens onto the tropical garden at the side of the cabana.
The Minimalist Room is, well, minimalist and functional. Its French doors open onto magnificent views of the bay below. It shares a beautiful marble bathroom with 2 other cabana rooms. Small La Laguna
The Japanse room features an elegant, simple style, liken to that of the Japanese traditional style. It encompasses a very “Zen” feel to it, and you’re sure to feel tranquil when staying in this room.
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