for valentine’s day 2010, junjun and i spent it by availing the package offered by island cove in cavite.
after checking into the room, there were two boxes of chocolate hearts for us to munch on. the room was spacious enough for two people. there was a closet, a veranda, a big bed, and a nice toilet and bath. most of all, there was free wi-fi! ^_^
we ate a box of the chocolate, browsed thru some television programs, then had a nap.
after the nap, at around 6pm, we proceeded to the island spa, where we will be having our massage. it was a nice whole body massage which lasted for about an hour. at the end of the massage, we were given hot tea (with hint of ginger) to further relax us.
we then went back to our hotel room, where we changed our clothes and got ready for the dinner. it was served at the resort’s sangley point restaurant. for the package, they had 2 set meals which you could choose from. this comes with a glass of red or white wine for each of you.
first came the seafood chowder. this was very tasty. the soup was creamy and at the same time, you can identify each of the bits of the seafood present in the soup. the soup was accompanied with pieces of garlic bread.
next came the main course. junjun had tuna belly, while i had the lamb with mint jelly. both of the dishes were flavorful and cooked just right. my lamb was very tender, and one could taste the rosemary that was used to flavor the meat.
while having dinner, we were also serenaded by an acoustic band. they sang our song, “till they take my heart away” and “ikaw.”
for dessert, we had strawberry shortcake a la mode, which was a perfect ending to our dinner.
our stay also entitled us to use the pool for free, but we decided to just stay in the room the next day until we checked out.
Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park
Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite Philippines 4104