Me and my kulangot friends went to Bataan last weekend to go to the beach. I was browsing the internet for a nice resort and came across Morong Star Beach Resort. It is located in Panibatuhan Morong, Bataan and their website has some nice pictures of their hotel rooms, cottages and swimming pool. Their rates also were quite reasonable so we decided to check it out. It is quite big but it looked much nicer on their website. Their adult swimming pool is just okay, but their kiddie pool is wonderful with kiddie slides and waterfalls effect. Joaqui and Monique had a fun time swimming. Their open cottages were also okay (at a rate of 1200 for day swimming, good for 8-10 persons). Since we were not staying overnight, we did not checked their rooms at all.
The sand along their beachfront was not white sand but it was very fine. The beach water was clear and the floor beneath the water was not rough. You could actually go swimming barefoot. I think Joaqui enjoyed the beach more than the kiddie pool because the water was not cold and not too salty.
I was disappointed with their shower rooms and comfort rooms though. The faucets were not working well and there was poor lighting. There were no countertops to put your things or racks to hang your clothes. I have also noticed that on the way to the resort, there were not much signboards placed along the road, so we had to stop and ask for directions.
Overall it was a fun experience, especially for the kids. If you're on a budget and would like to relax and swim in Bataan, Morong Star is worth checking out.