This resort boasts exciting water action and majestic views
The lush grounds and amazing views at Kahuna are enough reasons to make you want to stay for more than a day in San Juan, La Union. Whether you’re with family, friends, or a loved one, the resort has a little of everything for everyone—even if you don’t know how to surf in this surf town.
The Balinese-style retreat, for one, features cozy huts and villas that are either surrounded by refreshing greens or are fronting the rugged sea and its patrons of surfers—avid and amateurs alike. If you’re feeling adventurous, take advantage of the waves and sign up for surf lessons courtesy of the La Union Surf School. And because all that paddling and popping on the surfboard can get really exhausting, head straight to Spa Luana for some pampering. If surfing isn’t your cup of tea, the resort has a pool where you can enjoy a leisurely dip. End your day with an early dinner at The Big Kahuna Bar and Restaurant, which serves international cuisine, and be treated to a mesmerizing view of the sunset.
“Ours is a luxury-style resort unique in the area,” says Glynis Balagot, director of sales and marketing. Established in September 2010, Kahuna has recently expanded to put up Kahuna Makati, a bistro that has the same laid-back ambiance as the town it hails from. kahuna hotel, Cafe & reStaurant, national hiGhway, BrGy. urBiztondo, San Juan, la union; MoBile (0917) 830-0363, (0998) 8552837; tel. (072) 607-1040, (072) 6071041, (072) 607-1036; eMail info@ kahunareSort.CoM. CheCk out www.kahunareSort.CoM for More inforMation.
Kahuna sits right in front of the action: beginner surfers flock to this part of the beach to catch their first waves (top left); the Big Kahuna Bar and Restaurant (top right and bottom left) affords you a fantastic view of the sunset while feasting on your early dinner or nursing a glass of wine; the resort has ample parking spaces cordoned off by a bamboo fence (bottom right); for more privacy, you can stay at one of the villas that has its own plunge pool and a view of the sea (photos above).