island information

RESORT SERVICES AND FACILITIES

Main Reception

The reception is located in the lobby of the Clubhouse.

Cell Phone Communication & Wi-Fi

Balesin Island Club utilizes both Globe and Smart communication networks throughout the island. Wi-Fi service is available in the Main Clubhouse as well as in all Village food and beverage outlets. Pocket Wi-Fis and Wi-Fi routers are also available for rent at the Clubhouse.

Check-in/Check-out Time

Check-in time is 1 PM while check-out time is 11 AM. Members and guests may request an early check-in or late check-out, depending on room availability. In case a room is not yet available upon check-in, luggage is kept safely at the Baggage Claim Area, E.L. Tordesillas Airport.

Credit Cards

Balesin Island Club accepts all major credit cards in all outlets. GCash is also accepted.

Departure Time and Details

A departure letter will be sent to your room a day before you check out. In case you plan on extending your stay, please approach our Front Desk staff so that they can reschedule your flight back to Manila. Balesin Island Club must comply with certain limitations and restrictions by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines regarding flight times to and from the island. We respectfully request our members’ and their guests’ understanding regarding these restrictions, as well as with regard to any unforeseeable circumstances.

Infant/Toddler Needs

Members and guests travelling to Balesin Island Club with infants/young children may request the following items - Baby cot with baby linen, baby bottle sterilizer, baby bathtub, and high chair. Please call our Housekeeping staff if you require any of these items.

Island Transportation

In line with Balesin's aim of sustainability, the Club limits the number of cars for use on the island. Members and guests can use the following to visit the villages, spa, leisure areas, sports facilities, beaches, entertainment venues and scenic points:

1. Jeepneys and vans are the general mode of transportation on the island. To request one, just call your village reception area. These are available 24 hours a day.
2. Golf carts are available for rent at the Clubhouse
3. Island bicycles are available for rent at the Sports Center
4. Segways are available for rent at the Sports Center

Medical Center

The island has its own emergency medical center with an on-island doctor, located at the Clubhouse. Island personnel are also trained in medical emergency evacuation procedures should the need arise. Defibrillators are on hand at various locations on the island in case of cardiac emergencies. Emergency air transportation back to Luzon is readily available.

Balesin is free of tropical diseases; no vaccinations are needed for visits to the island.

Newspapers

For those who need to stay current with the world’s events, daily newspapers are available at the Clubhouse.

Water and Electrical Power

Balesin Island Club produces an ample supply of water from the rains using our runway as a “catch.” This collected water is distributed to our five water impounding lagoons and treated using our triple-filtration water purification system. Balesin also has three desalination pumps, and ferries in additional water from the mainland via our LCT to augment our water production when necessary.

Water and electrical infrastructure is located underground.

Transformers and adapters are available upon request from housekeeping, in case you need to use any 110-volt appliances.

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Island Activities

  • Archery – Archery Range 
  • Badminton – Indoor Court at the Sports Center
  • Basketball – Indoor and outdoor Basketball Courts at the Sports Center
  • Biking – Mountain bikes and tandem bikes are available for rent at the Sports Center
  • Billiards – Sports Center
  • Bird Watching – The Aviary
  • Boating – Motorboats and Paraw sailboats may be rented at the Aquatic Sports Center; the M/Y Obsessions super yacht may be chartered for outings, dinners, and photo shoots
  • Children’s Indoor Playroom – Sports Center
  • Children’s Outdoor Playground
  • E.L. Tordesillas Library, Main Clubhouse
  • Electric scooters – Available for rent at the Sports Center
  • Fishing – Deep sea, on board the M/Y Obsessions or on one of our motorized “bangkas” (outrigger boat), or gallery fishing at Fish Fun or North Point
  • Gardening – Balesin has Organic Vegetable Gardens
  • Gym – Sports Center, fitness coach is also available on a per hour basis upon request
  • Horseback Riding – Horses and ponies are available for rent at the Stables beside the Sports Center (Island Trail Rides, Beach Trails, practice rides at the bullring)
  • Karaoke – Upon request at the Tabacalera Lounge
  • Kayaking – Aquatic Sports Center
  • Mixed Martial Arts, with trainer – Sports Center
  • Poker and other board games – Poker Rooms, Main Clubhouse
  • Rock Climbing Wall – Sports Center
  • Sailing, Paraw (native boat) – Aquatic Sports Center
  • SCUBA Diving – Aquatic Sports Center
  • Snorkeling – Snorkeling gear is available for rent at the Aquatic Sports Center, snorkeling tours
  • Soccer – Soccer pitch, across the Sports Center
  • Standup Paddle Boarding – Available for rent at the Aquatic Sports Center
  • Sunbathing – The main beach and all pool areas are provided with sun loungers
  • Surfing (seasonal) – Surf lessons are available when there are safe and manageable waves either at Phuket Village or Fish Fun
  • Swimming – The Clubhouse has a lagoon pool, three outdoor whirlpools, and a kiddie pool; each village has one or more pools while Poseidon has an indoor/outdoor infinity pool; The Balesin Spa also has a lap pool
  • Tabacalera Cigar Divan, Main Clubhouse
  • Table Tennis (Ping Pong) – Sports Center
  • Tennis – Indoor and outdoor Tennis Courts at the Sports Center
  • Beach Volleyball – Balesin Clubhouse beach area
  • Wakeboarding or Waterskiing – Aquatic Sports Center
  • Windsurfing – Aquatic Sports Center
  • Breakfast buffet, Main Clubhouse Lounge
  • Chinese at Tang Palace
  • Filipino, Main Clubhouse Lounge, Balesin Dining Room, Verandah, Balesin Sala
  • Fish “catch-it-yourself” at Fish Fun and Family Picnic Grove
  • French at St. Tropez Village
  • German at Bürgerbräu Bierstube, Main Clubhouse
  • Greek at Thanassis Taverna and Cove Deck, Mykonos Village, and Poseidon, Mykonos Beach Villas
  • Indonesian at Bali Warung and Nusa Dua Bar
  • Italian at Toscana Village
  • Korean at Han Gang, Main Clubhouse
  • Japanese at Sakura, Main Clubhouse
  • Spanish at the Restaurante Español and Tapas Bar, Costa del Sol Village
  • Steak at Mark’s Steak House, Main Clubhouse
  • Thai at Salathip, Phuket Village
  • Vietnamese at Ao Dai, Main Clubhouse
  • Mongolian BBQ and mixed grill for lunch and cocktails for sunset at Rico’s Hideaway
  • Seafood at Seafood Sarap, Balesin Seafood Shack,  and Fish Fun
  • Oysters at Julian’s Oyster Bar, Rico’s Hideaway
  • Private Dining – Michelle’s and Anna’s at Main Clubhouse, Private Dining Rooms at Bali, Phuket, St. Tropez, Costa del Sol Village, Toscana, and Mykonos Village
  • Cocktails – The Main Clubhouse has three (3) bars, the Pool bars serve the swimming pools and the beach, and the sala of each village has a bar with general cocktails and drinks and wines unique to its theme. The open-air Nusa Dua bar at Bali village sits on stilts on the water. Balesin Sala Sunsets is open daily from 4 PM to 7 PM for cocktails and sunset watching.
  • Massage (various types) – Balesin Spa
  • Sauna and Steam Bath – Balesin Spa
  • Aegle Wellness Center, adjacent to Mykonos Beach Villas
  • Thalassotherapy, Aegle Wellness Center
  • Concerts and Performances – Clubhouse Performance Theatre, Main Clubhouse; The Balesin Marquee
  • Haircuts and grooming – Salon & Barber Shop, Main Clubhouse
  • Locker Rooms (Men’s and Women’s) – Main Clubhouse and Sports Center
  • Meeting and Conference facilities – Function Rooms, Main Clubhouse; The Balesin Royal Villa; The Balesin Marquee
  • Shopping – Sundries and souvenirs at Balesin Souvenir Shop, Main Clubhouse; Beach essentials at Balesin Swim and Balesin Boutique, Main Clubhouse; All natural, high-quality specialty food items at Balesin Bounty, Main Clubhouse
  • Worship – The Balesin Chapel offers regular Catholic Masses on Sundays, and other days of Catholic observance. It is open all day for private prayer, and available for weddings and other occasions.
  • Golf cart rides – All over the island
  • Jeepney rides – All over the island
  • Van rides – All over the island
  • Coaster rides – All over the island
  • Bicycles and E-bikes – Available for rent at the Sports Center
  • Electric scooters – Available for rent at the Sports Center