Stone 8 - A Swimming Resort to Visit in Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija
One of my favourite places in Nueva Ecija. It is an hour or two from Cabanatuan City. Even the scenery while traveling to the resort will relax you.
- Stone 8
- Going Up and Down and In Between the Mountains
- The Air-conditioned Nipa Hut
- The Kiddie Section
- Newly found friends at the resort
- A dip in the pool
As can be seen from the picture, this is one of the reasons why I chose to go to Stone 8. I wanted fresh air and beautiful scenery on the way. Interesting to know as well that the water in the resort comes straight from the mountains. I knew my mom and my kid would enjoy the trip itself and the resort. It was amazing how the weather made it even more enjoyable to go there that weekend, particularly since the sun which hesitated to appear for long has chosen to stay that day. The route leading to the resort was pretty simple and straightforward. Not only was the route that simple to learn, it was a traffic-free route to the resort as well. There were no confusing turns to remember and you could literally drive and enjoy the view at the same time.
Going Up and Down and In Between the Mountains
I enjoyed taking pictures of the scenery too during my driving. Going up and down and in between the mountains was the part of the journey that my son enjoyed the most. He would be staring out the window for the mountains, and chuckling every now and then when the road goes up, down, and turn zigzag. Ordinarily, driving would be such a tiring job, but with this one, I must admit, I did enjoy a lot. There was never a tiring moment as the journey was so relaxing to take.
The Air-conditioned Nipa Hut
There are a number of cottages to choose from. The choices range from a plain shelter to air-conditioned nipa hut cabins/cottages wherein you and your family or friends could spend the night. It is however advisable to pick an air-conditioned cottage which has its own bathroom, a bed, a long bench and an own terrace if you plan to stay the night.
In our case, I opted for this detached nipa hut cabin even if we did not stay the night for a lot more privacy during lunch and changing time, and rest purposes. It also allowed us to move freely from pool to pool without having to take all our stuff with us every time we wanted to go walkabout the resort.
The Kiddie Section
The kiddie pool was just a few steps away from the cottage we rented, which made it convenient and safe for my son to enjoy himself with new found friends without us having to worry that we cannot see what he is up to.
Newly found friends at the resort
There has never been a dull moment for my son as long as there are other people in the site. He is so sociable, he makes friends easily.
Look at how confident he looks, as if he has been friends with this teenager for ages.
A dip in the pool
Even my mom enjoyed her day at the resort, you can see from the smile on her face. Her wet hair gave it away - that she too took a dip in the pool, not to mention the fact that she tried the slide as well. Pity there was no picture of her on the slide as proof!
This is definitely a place worth visiting again, for there were smiles all the way to the resort and back home.