Review: Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort, Discovering Bataan’s Newest Luxurious Getaway Resort

I usually prefer flying to a different island locally or going out of the country for vacations. But while researching for the best luxury resorts to book, I found that there was one in Bataan and I got so curious since it was described as a “European-inspired mountain resort.” It was just a few hours away from Metro Manila and so, I decided to give it a try.

Luxurious Villa with a mountain view
Luxurious Villa with a mountain view

I had the pleasure of staying at Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort, and I must say, it was an unforgettable experience. Nestled in the lush mountains and infinite landscape of Bagac, this resort is the epitome of luxury. From the moment I arrived, I was blown away by the beauty of the place. It was stunning overall, from the architecture up to the scenic nature views that surrounded the resort. Let me walk you through a detailed narrative of my experience at this resort.

Overview of the Resort

Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort is Bataan’s first luxury mountain resort. It’s located in Sitio Kakiputan, sitting on a vast 40-hectare property surrounded by lush greenery and stunning mountain views. Not a lot of people would think that there’d be one in Bataan, so naturally, I got curious and explored the whole resort and found myself in awe.

Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort
Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort

Upon my arrival at the resort, I was greeted by a grand entrance that exuded luxury and sophistication. The resort was opened in 2021, and even though two years have passed, it still feels so new. Every nook and cranny of the resort looked elegant from having private villas each with an outdoor jacuzzi, This idyllic retreat offers a variety of amenities, from private villas with outdoor jacuzzi, to curated gardens and koi ponds, and a palace-like events space.

Luxury villas that feel like you’re in four countries at once

It feels like traveling to different countries all at once inside Rancho Bernardo’s villas. They’re built like a ger – a traditional Mongolian house, adorned with Balinese floor-to-ceiling woodwork and designed with intricate Filipino accents. It’s spacious enough, ranging from 79 sqm to 200 sqm, making each guest move comfortably. The villa also has its own desk and mini-bar for guests’ convenience. Technology adds a touch of play to the guest experience as room controls are enabled by Google’s voice command, Alexa.

Shower Area with gold embellished tiles
Shower Area with gold embellished tiles

Meanwhile, its en suite bathroom speaks luxury as well– featuring a Japanese toilet, a bathtub, and a glass-enclosed shower adorned with perfectly styled mosaic tiles embellished with 24k gold. The bathroom is equipped with a complete set of lotions and bath gels from Bulgari.

Bulgari Toiletries
Bulgari Toiletries
Outdoor private jacuzzi
Outdoor private jacuzzi

Villas are also built with private jacuzzi and gazebos, making it a perfect place to unwind. And the view– need I say more? Each villa is also built on top of a Koi pond, making it seamlessly blend with nature. The villa has its own private terrace that offers a fantastic scenery of mountains and greeneries. It’s a great vista to wake up to, one that would make it hard to leave the room.

To complete the upscale experience, you get a 24-hour butler service and a golf cart transfer to experience the entire area. Find the accommodation that suits your vacation and have the luxurious getaway that you deserve:

Inside the Luxury Villa
Inside the Luxury Villa

Villa types:

  • Monarch Villa (Family Villa) 114 SQM
  • Royal Villa (Honeymoon Villa) 114 SQM
  • Archduchess Villa (Bridal Villa) 79 SQM
  • Duchess Villa (Debutante Villa) 79 SQM
  • Crown Villa (Standard Villa) 79 SQM

Other Accommodations

  • Casitas (Deluxe Rooms) 6 Rooms
  • Marchioness (Family Suites) 4 Rooms

Overall, the accommodations at Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort are top-notch, offering everything one could want from a luxury resort. The villas are beautifully designed, spacious, and equipped with all the amenities one would expect. The resort’s amenities are equally impressive, with a range of options to keep guests entertained and relaxed throughout their stay.

Lobby of Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort
Lobby of Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort

Resort Facilities and Amenities

In addition to the stunning villas, Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort offers state-of-the-art amenities to cater to the most discerning tastes. Here are some of the highlights:

Cura Luxury Spa and Wellness
Cura Luxury Spa and Wellness
Cura Massage Oils
Cura Massage Oils
Entrance to the Cura Roman Bath
Entrance to the Cura Roman Bath
Cura Roman Bath
Cura Roman Bath

Spa

The on-site spa at Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort offers a range of treatments to help guests relax and unwind. From massages to facials, there is something for everyone. The spa is open daily from 9 am to 9 pm, and appointments can be made at the front desk.

Cura Wellness Center
Cura Wellness Center

Fitness Center

For those who like to stay active, the resort’s fitness center is well-equipped with a range of machines and equipment. Guests can work out at their own pace and enjoy views of the surrounding gardens. The fitness center is open 24/7 and is accessible with a room key.

Swimming Pool

One of the standout features of Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort is its beautiful swimming pool. The pool is surrounded by lush gardens and offers a tranquil setting for guests to relax and soak up the sun. The pool is open daily from 7 am to 10 pm.

Garden

The resort’s garden is a peaceful oasis that provides a welcome escape from the stressors of everyday life. The garden is beautifully landscaped and features a variety of plants and flowers. Guests can take a leisurely stroll through the garden and enjoy the fresh air and natural beauty.

Veranda with fishpond underneath the villa
Veranda with fishpond underneath the villa

Koi Ponds

Another unique feature of Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort is its Koi ponds. These tranquil pools are home to a variety of colorful fish and provide a calming atmosphere for guests to enjoy. The Koi ponds are located in the resort’s garden and are a popular spot for photos.

Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

Bataan has its own iconic Arc de Trionphe, thanks to Rancho Bernardo. Be transported to the City of Love as you enter Rancho Bernardo and see this iconic landmark in the resort.

Basketball Court

Shoot some hoops in Rancho Bernardo’s basketball court, where you can play with family and friends and get active.

Swimming Pool & Nicci Bar

One of the highlights of the resort is the beautiful infinity pool with an overlooking view of picturesque landscapes. It’s the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun while enjoying a refreshing drink from the poolside bar.

Dining Experience at The Ambassador’s Reception

I was blown away by the dining experience at Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort, thanks to the symphony of flavors it serves. Each dish is a work of art, from Filipino favorites to international cuisine. The menu changes regularly, so there is always something new to try.

Dining at Rancho Bernardo
Dining at Rancho Bernardo

One of my favorite dishes was the seafood platter. It was a generous serving of fresh seafood, including prawns, squid, and fish, cooked to perfection. I also enjoyed the grilled chicken, which was juicy and flavorful.

In addition to the great food, the cocktails were also top-notch. The bartenders are skilled and can create just about any drink you desire. I highly recommend trying the signature cocktail, which is made with fresh local fruits.

The restaurant has a relaxed and elegant atmosphere, perfect for a romantic dinner or a night out with friends. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable, and they are always happy to make recommendations or answer any questions. From the warm greeting at the entrance to the meticulous attention to detail throughout the meal, the service at the restaurant is an integral part of the overall luxurious experience.

Picture-perfect Milestones and Celebrations

Another highlight of this luxurious getaway is its event spaces, which can perfectly cater to opulent events or intimate galas.

Chateau De Gabriel Reception Hall
Chateau De Gabriel Reception Hall

Chateau De Gabriel

A grandeur réception awaits at Chateau de Gabriel, a palace-like events hall that can
accommodate up to 150 guests. This chateau can create the perfect setting for any of your life’s milestones or celebrations.

Elle’s Garden
Elle’s Garden

Elle’s Garden

The expansive, scenic garden venue can host up to 200 guests. Its natural elements create
a fresh, mellow mood for afternoon soirees and a dramatic, romantic setting for evening affairs.

Shrine of St. Louis

Named after France’s King Louis IX, it is an open-space chapel with an altar that overlooks
Mt. Mariveles. The shrine was indoctrinated by the Archdiocese of Balanga in 2021.

The Peak

Located at the resort’s highest point, The Peak is a multi-hectare outdoor space that can
serve as an open canvas for your life’s dream celebrations.

I was surely stunned by the range of facilities available at Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort as I toured around. It’s definitely one to visit in Bataan for leisure, relaxation, or celebrations worth a splurge.

Unique Features I Loved in Rancho Bernardo

As I explored the Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort, I noticed that there were unique features that set it apart from other resorts. Here are some of the highlights that I discovered:

Outdoor Jacuzzi

One of the standout features of the resort is the outdoor jacuzzi. This is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day of exploring the surrounding area. The jacuzzi is located in a secluded area of the resort, surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful landscaping. It is the perfect place to soak up the sun, enjoy a refreshing drink, and take in the stunning views.

Alexa Voice Assistant Command

Another unique feature of the Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort is the integration of Alexa voice assistant technology. This innovative technology allows guests to control various aspects of their stay using voice commands. For example, guests can use Alexa to adjust the temperature of their villa, order room service, or even request a wake-up call. This is a convenient and modern way to enhance the guest experience.

Bathtub with a view
Bathtub with a view

Bath Tub

In addition to the outdoor jacuzzi, each villa at the resort is equipped with its own bathtub. This is a luxurious feature that allows guests to relax and unwind in the comfort of their own villa. The jacuzzi is spacious and comfortable and provides the perfect place to unwind after a long day of exploring.

These unique features definitely enhanced my whole stay at Rancho Bernardo. It truly made the whole experience as upscale as it can get.

Connectivity and Entertainment

At Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort, guests can stay connected with the world even while enjoying a secluded retreat. The resort offers free WiFi throughout the property, allowing guests to stay connected with their loved ones and catch up on work if necessary. The WiFi signal is strong and reliable, ensuring that guests can stream videos, browse the internet, and check their emails with ease.

In addition to the free WiFi, the resort also provides a range of entertainment options to keep guests entertained during their stay. Each villa is equipped with a 65-inch QLED Smart TV, allowing guests to watch their favorite shows and movies in high definition. The resort also offers a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking and biking trails, swimming pools, and a fitness center.

For those who prefer indoor entertainment, the resort has a game room with a pool table, darts, and board games. Guests can also unwind with a massage at the spa or enjoy a drink at the bar. With so many entertainment options available, guests are sure to find something to suit their tastes at Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort.

Impeccable service, well-trained staff

My stay was made more memorable by the whole staff and team that took care of each guest during my stay. You can really see that the team was well-trained and well-oriented towards providing exceptional service. Ms. CJ, the sales manager, was very accommodating and made sure that all our needs were met during our stay.

The chef and butler were both excellent, and the food was delicious. They were able to cater to our dietary requirements and preferences without any issues. The staff was always polite and friendly, and they went out of their way to make sure that we were comfortable and had everything we needed.

One thing that stood out to me was the attention to detail that the staff had. They made sure that our villa was always clean and tidy, and they even went as far as to leave little treats and notes for us to find throughout the day. It was a small gesture, but it made us feel special and well taken care of.

Overall, I would highly recommend Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort for their exceptional service and staff. They truly went above and beyond to make our stay memorable and enjoyable.

Booking and Reservations

Booking and reserving a stay at Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort was an easy and smooth transaction. I was able to make a reservation quickly through their website, which was user-friendly and easy to navigate. The booking process was fast, and I received a confirmation email shortly after making the reservation.

The resort offers various room types to choose from, including villas and suites. Each room is well-appointed with modern amenities, including air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and comfortable bedding. I was able to select my preferred room type during the booking process, and the resort was able to accommodate my request.

The reservation process was straightforward, and I appreciated the clear communication from the resort’s staff. They were knowledgeable about the property and able to answer all of my questions about the amenities and services available during my stay.

Overall, I was impressed with the ease and convenience of booking and reserving a stay at Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort. The process was fast, and the staff was friendly and helpful throughout the entire transaction. If you’re looking for a luxurious and comfortable stay in Bagac, I highly recommend this resort.

Location and Accessibility

Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort is located in Bagac, Bataan, Philippines. The resort is situated in the lush greeneries of Bagac, providing guests with a serene and relaxing environment. II can confidently say that the location is perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

The resort is easily accessible via North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) or Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX). It is a 3-hour drive from Manila and an hour’s drive away from Clark. The resort also offers free parking for guests, making it convenient for those who bring their own vehicles.

While the resort does not have direct access to a beach, there are nearby beaches that guests can visit. The closest beach is about 10 minutes away by car. The resort staff can also arrange transportation to and from the beach for guests who wish to go.

Rancho Bernardo, A Stay Tailored to Perfection

The resort boasts an expanding number of amenities, including private villas with outdoor Jacuzzis and a palace-like events space. The rooms were spacious, beautifully decorated, and equipped with all the modern amenities one could ask for. The resort’s staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and always ready to assist with anything I needed. But what I loved the most was the resort team’s attention to detail, from the personalized welcome note to the fresh flowers in my room. It indeed made me feel like a royalty.

If you’re looking for a luxurious getaway, the Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort is the perfect destination. With its stunning location, top-notch amenities, and exceptional service, this resort is sure to exceed your expectations. Whether you’re traveling with family, friends, or loved ones, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience at this resort.

Contact Details

Address: Sitio Kakiputan, Brgy. Ibis, Bagac, Bataan
Website: https://ranchobernardo.ph/
Email: inquiry@ranchobernardo.ph or reservations@ranchobernardo.ph
Contact: 0956 054 6158
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ranchobernardovillasph/

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the amenities offered at Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort?

Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort offers a variety of amenities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Some of the amenities include air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator, and a private bathroom. Additionally, the resort has a swimming pool, hot tub, and fitness center.

Are there any nearby attractions to Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort?

Yes, there are several nearby attractions to Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort. The resort is located in Bagac, Bataan, which is known for its beautiful beaches and historical landmarks. Some popular attractions in the area include Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Mount Samat National Shrine, and the Philippine-Japanese Friendship Tower.

What is the price range for a stay at Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort?

The price range for a stay at Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort varies depending on the type of villa and the length of stay.

Can you describe the dining options available at Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort?

Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort has an on-site restaurant that serves a variety of local and international cuisine. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, guests can order room service for a more private dining experience.

What is the check-in and check-out time at Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort?

The check-in time at Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort is 2:00 PM, while the check-out time is 12:00 PM. Early check-in and late check-out may be available upon request, but are subject to availability.

Is there a spa or wellness center at Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort?

Yes, Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort has a spa and wellness center that offers a range of services, including massages, facials, and body treatments. Guests can also relax in the sauna or steam room.

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