Liit at Payat goes to Mini Maldives – Masinloc, Zambales

Saan makakarating ang Php 2,000 mo? Sa Mini Maldives… of Northern Philippines – Masinloc, Zambales!

Raimer’s Beach Resort & Hotel (San Salvador Island, Masinloc, Zambales)
– Instgram-worthy (Contemporary Filipino Themed-Cottages, Tree House)
– Crystal-clear water
– With own Swimming Area
– Comfortable, spacious rooms
– and most of all, Budget-friendly rates!


You may bring your own food or buy from the resort. Their prices are not overpriced. Breakfast silog meal costs P120 while ulam costs P250 above that’s good for sharing up to 4 persons.

Side trip: Bacala Sandbar & Guest House

How to get there:

Private car – via SCTEX would be more advisable to have a 4-5 hours trip
Public transportation – via Pasay or Caloocan terminal – Sta. Cruz OR Iba, Zambales Route
*If Sta. Cruz bus, drop off at Masinloc Mall and walk towards Masinloc Port
*If Iba bus, ride a jeep or UV Express going to Masinloc
Then, from port, boat transfers going to the resort/island.


Transportation – Bus to Zambales Php 451-493 (one way) (roughly Php 1,000 for bak & forth
(UV Express from Iba to Masinloc – Php 50)
Boat Transfer from Raimer’s Resort to Bacala Sandbar – Php 800 (max group of 10)
Accommodation – Php 2,800 / 4 = 700 per person (inclusive of boat transfer to resort)

(if you’re going on group of 4)