Monday, January 24, 2011

PAON: Sights, Sounds and Tastes of Estancia

photo by Jose de Luna

Located in the northern part of the Iloilo Province approximately 135 kilometers from Iloilo City, Estancia is a 4th-class municipality famous for its impressive marine resources. This 25-barangay town is known around the country as a center for commercial fishing, so much so that it carries the name "Alaska of the Philippines" as a testament to its bountiful marine resources. The reason for this is that Estancia lies in the Visayan Sea triangle, an imaginary triangle extending from the provinces of Iloilo, Negros, Cebu, Samar, and Masbate. This triangle is a part of the "Sulu-Sulaweisi Triangle" of the Sulu Sea and neighboring Indonesia where a large concentration of marine organisms coupled with climate conditions support a massive marine ecosystem. Commercial species such as mackerel, barracuda, sardines, shad, pompano, grouper, squid, cuttlefish, shrimp, prawns, shells, seaweed and others are harvested along Estancia’s waters. It has a fishing port and a pier known to be one of the most developed in northern Visayas and quality accommodations where one can enjoy at a great vacation value.

photo by Jose de Luna

Known for its breathtaking sunrise and sunset views, PAON Beach Club is an instant popular choice. Located at Barangay Paon, it is a kilometer tricycle ride from the poblacion. It is known as the largest of Estancia's principle tourist beach resorts. The resort is far enough away to give you the peace and quiet you need to refresh your spirit without any distractions. It is a breathtaking beautiful three-hour drive from Iloilo City.

Established in November of 1990, this resort is one of the well-established resorts in Iloilo Province. Sincerely warm and intimately attractive, this laid-back hideaway will arouse you to do it all or nothing at all. Everyone is welcome and PAON Beach Club, Estancia’s first and only unique family resort destination is a welcome change from the ordinary. Couples of all ages will discover a multitude of romantic moments to share together. And families will enjoy the perfect escape.

photo by Jose de Luna

It has years of experience in providing quality service to its guests at very affordable prices. You have the option of choosing amongst 46 guest rooms; 4 family suite air-conditioned rooms, 24 de luxe air-conditioned rooms, 10 fan rooms and 8 traveler’s quarters. Other amenities include a 10-seater bar; thatched-roof beach cottages made from local materials with a fine sand beach lined with coconut trees; a videoke room; and mini zoo and golf.

photo by Jose de Luna

The resort is well-located so that you can have your pick of activities. Recommended is its inter-island tour, abundant with Estancia's and the neighboring islets of Carles’ famed marine life where you can explore pristine hideaways and savor its indescribable turquoise waters or simply dig your feet into the silky sand and find that special spot of your very own in the sun. Its well-trained and friendly staff of activity coordinators will assist those in pursuit of an adventure-filled, active vacation.

photo by Jose de Luna

Great food and a relaxing ambiance can only equal an extraordinary dining experience. Paon’s Malasugi and Kawayan restaurants are located overlooking the great sea with island views of Barangay Luginot, Manipulon and Bayas. Paon has fashioned a menu that re-creates that of a classic rural fish restaurant serving a creative blend of traditional fried seafood platters and time-honored dishes. Their menu offers specialties such as Sizzling Seafood Platters and Bouillabaisse. Signature dishes and chef specialties include Spicy Squid Curry, Steamed blue crabs, Bakareta and Crispy Pata and much more. Come by and relax, have an extraordinary meal.

PAON Beach Club exudes immense natural loveliness where you can relax the day away. The resort is owned and developed by Dominador P. Barba & Sons, Inc. and managed by Mr. Alexander Barba. For more information, please call 033-3970444.

2 comments:

  1. Where can we hold a gathering like xmas program in Paon,Estancia,Iloilo,Our compnay is planning to conduct Lakbay-aral in the mentioned place.Thank you very much.

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  2. hi po, paon has a pavilion just across the main building. it is beside the pool area and it has been used for functions such a wedding receptions, seminars and training and parties. It can accommodate around 200-250 participants. you can get in touch with miss rolynm her number is in my write-up. thank you very much.

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