Siesta Beach Retreat, La Union

La Union will always be my safe space. I've been here for several times already and I won't ever get tired of this place. It's more than just a surf town for me - LU gives me healing and serenity every single visit. I was actually here two months ago - all alone, at my lowest point, but just seeing the waves before me calmed my heart. Fast forward to the first Monday of February, I'm back again but in a happier state.

Spontaneous and impulsive - my best friends and I drove to La Union for a quick beach break. We stayed at Siesta Beach Retreat, a beach-front haven inside Urbiz Garden (beside Flotsam & Jetsam). Whenever I feel the need to unwind, I prefer staying at this side of La Union - still at San Juan but quite a long walk from the main restaurants and other resorts.

This newly-opened home has Bamboo Treehouse fan rooms, with the view of the ocean as soon as you step out.

Yna and I stayed at the Twin Bed Room (Php2,000.00). It includes two (2) beds, fluffy pillows, fleece blankets (my favorite!), towels, and a kulambo!

I'm really picky when it comes to beds, so I'm pleasantly surprised with the quality of beds Siesta Beach Retreat has. Slept like a baby, my friends had a hard time waking me up. Lol

There are also nice hooks where you can hang your swimwear/clothes!

King had the Full Bed Room (Php2,000.00) and I think 2 people can share in here. Same inclusions, but with a king-sized bed.

Siesta Beach Retreat also has a Solo Room (Php1,000.00) and Tent Pitching (Php600.00/guest). Best part? Booking here includes 1 free yoga pass per person and access to their pool!

To be honest, their rates are insanely affordable, given that you have a lovely beach front spot.

Clean shower and toilet rooms ❤

Siesta Beach Retreat also has this common patio exclusive for guests. Super cozy!

You can also opt to chill here and stare at the ocean.

Yoga area! I heard they have Vinsaya sessions every Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. You can also book a private class, just leave a message at @duyanyoga on Instagram or contact 0915 513 8333.

DUYAN under the tree, y'all! How can you not fall in love with Siesta Beach Retreat?

To make a reservation, just slide into Siesta Beach Retreat's Instagram DM or message them on Facebook. Pro tip: they prioritize these over phone calls! ;)

Another nice thing about Siesta is that they can arrange a trip to Tangadan Falls and other tourist spots in La Union, too! We didn't avail of this since we really just wanted to swim and lounge, but definitely going back next time to try those side trips out!

Swim break!

Elyu staples! El Union and Sabong Fried Chicken ❤ We also had our dose of grilled food for dinner at Beach Bumbeque (inside Beach Bum Food Park).

LU has one of the best sunset views. Imagine this while your favorite playlist's on full blast, and you hear the waves crashing... grabe ❤

We spent the rest of the night drinking wine, eating chips, and playing Nintendo Switch. Simple moments like this make my heart flutter.

MY FAVORITE! Makai Bowls! I'm in love with their Amianan (dragon fruit smoothie bowl) but it wasn't available that time, so I got Beach Break instead. SOLID PA RIN!

Haaay, my constants! With these two, I know I'll never be alone. Really lucky to have best friends like them.

I love you, Aleenski and Kingking!

Thank you, Siesta Beach Retreat, for such an amazing experience! Certainly coming back!

Y'all better book with them as soon as you can!

San Juan, La Union

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