Kahuna Beach Resort & Spa

National Highway, Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union

Kahuna Beach Resort & Spa
4.0 Stars

14 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 4
  • 4 stars 8
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 16 Reviews
  • 35 Recommend
  • 14 Reviewers
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Inna A.
4.0 Stars

Food is okay. Nothing spectacular, but still better than the other restaurants in the area.

At least dito, I left full and satisfied.

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Roegan T.
4.0 Stars

It was only the second time that I've been to the beach so far this year. My friends are a bunch of KJs so it was really hard to organize a trip with them. 128547

I really wanted to do a nice staycation + beach thing so we avoided the super crowded hostels in San Juan. Luke Landrigan's resort, San Juan Surf Resort was fully booked. I sent them a text message and email about the rooms but I didn't get a single reply. 🤷‍♂️

Upon checking Agoda, Kahuna was the only good-looking hotel available this past weekend. So we booked it!128170

Travel time was only around 4 hours since we left really early this past Friday. We came too early at around 9AM but the check-in time was at 2PM.

Upon arrival, we were welcomed with 2 glasses of iced tea and adorned Hawaiian leis (I wish). 127800

We weren't able to check in early since they were fully booked for the past few days. So we just waited for it to be available. Good thing they have a pool table at the lobby area. Kept me entertained for a couple of minutes because I sinked all the balls in a jiffy. 128526

We waited for hours and what sucks about it was that the room was already available at around 1PM. But the receptionist only informed us around 2PM. We could've checked in early! Unfortunately, I have to take a 0.5 star for that since my expectations were high given the room price per night. 128548

The place itself looks awesome though. A garden-themed vicinity with an awesome view of the beach. It's truly one of the best-looking resorts I've seen in San Juan, La Union. Too bad I wasn't able to take photos of their villas / rooms. I didn't have my wide lens with me.

The room (Garden View Villa) was nice complete with complimentary mineral water (4 bottles), 2 green tea and coffee. Room also had a a tiny vault which you can use if you don't want to bring your valuables outside.

The shower room was nice with an all-glass divider and a mini garden just beside the toilet. lol 🤣

I had an issue with the TV. It didn't have a USB port! I've been to cheaper hotels and they even have better TVs. I wanted to watch a movie since it rained in the afternoon. The cable signal was terrible during our stay. Huge letdown for me. Another -0.5 star! 128581‍♂️

But I really liked the garden theme of the hotel and the pool area. Not a lot of people were using the pool so we had it to our selves for the most part. Staying in the pool gave us a perfect view of the beach and the sunset. No other hotel offers this kind of view (unless you go San Juan Surf Resort's spa which gives you the same elevated view of the sunset).

The overall service was great. But another irk was about our last complimentary breakfast here. It took them more than 30 minutes to serve longganisa and omelette. I hope their kitchen was just having a bad day that weekend.

To sum it all up, Kahuna is definitely on my hotels list for La Union. Can't wait to try their bigger villas which accommodates 10 I think. It also has its own infinity pool and garden. 128525

Notes / tips:

1. Their Tangadan Falls tour is expensive (Php7,000+) but it's good for 8 people. Worth it if you're with your family or barkada! The tour includes lunch meals, jeepney transfer, guide fee, environmental fees, etc.

2. Their surf lessons are expensive which starts at Php1,500+. Baka si Luke Landrigan instructor nila. 🤣 Avoid this and just approach the local surfers at the beach. Should be around Php400 per hour (instructor + board).

3. Kahuna is near Flotsam Jetsam which is like the nightlife place of San Juan. 127867127866127864

4. They have an acoustic night every Saturday night I think. The one that played during our stay performed well!

5. Garden View Villa costs around Php5,000 per night (including tax).

PS - i included my photo because I wanted to show the bar area with the pool table. 128556🕶

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Ruth D.
4.0 Stars

I was not able to take photos of the room but it was good for 6 persons. Nice and clean. Service was okay. Their restaurant's food were mostly good.

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Billy Ray B.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Crissy B.
5.0 Stars

Stayed here for Father's Day Weekend and it was one of the best visits here my family has had! We were lucky enough to get the resthouse, which came with its own pool. The resort, as well as the beach, wasn't crowded either, but I guess it's because it's not surfing season.

Anyway, I was able to try out the spa (like I said I would last time hehe), and it was so relaxing 128134 The lady really knew what she was doing. I fell right asleep and woke up feeling so at peace hahaha.

They also have a wide selection of food, but it can be a bit expensive, so I suggest trying out nearby restaurants like the Greek grill next door.

I think the best part about Kahuna is their hospitality and customer service!! The staff here live out service with a smile!! 128556128556128556

I hope they just fix up their bathrooms a bit. I noticed they're kind of dirty, and the fixtures aren't very well maintained. But oh well, pwede na!

  • No. of Comments: 5
Crissy B.
5.0 Stars

Probably the best hotel in the area. Very good accommodations and food, albeit a bit pricey. Glad to know that each room now comes with its own wifi router! 128131

I will attempt to try out the spa next time 128514 It always seems to be full! Haha

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Miss Tala I.
4.0 Stars

Food good for 1-2persons for only P300-400 by the beach and very cozy restaurant ambiance. 128525128525128525

P40 rice is sulit.

P250 Nipa brew, beer. 11088️
P50 guava lemonade/ iced tea
P50 brewed coffee

Power outlets, too. Haha.

Friendly staff 128077🏼

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Liezzy M.
3.0 Stars

clean place, nice staff

yey for wifi! 128076🏼

only 1 adult and toddler pool which can be crowded early am and late afternoon.

would have been 4-5 11088️ if not for the exposed (no curtains/ blinds) bathroom glass window. attached photo was our view, yes it's lovely zen set-up but knowing that at the back was a construction site and parking lot, this made us doubt our privacy and security. 128533 we called the attention of the maintenance staff, but make-do curtain came a day after. 128529

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Rosey D.
5.0 Stars

Been here for many times already but first time to write a review in this very relaxing place.

First time we were here with my fam bam, we stayed in their cabana. Very clean with complete amenities. Then had a chance to stay in their rest house with our family friend. We had fun swimming in their small swimming pool then moved later on in their infinity pool. Enjoyed the sunset, the beach, ambiance plus great food. What more can you ask for?!

This is a place where you can relax and unwind. Time out from the busyness in the Metro.

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Monique A.
4.0 Stars

And we're here once again for a 1 nighter coz my pals wanna do a little surfing

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Ian P.
4.0 Stars

Spent a weekend here with the family. Love the place!
My family stayed at the private house with 3 bedrooms and private pool and a huge kitchen! All rooms have nice flat screen tvs, cable, air conditioner, private pool etc.
Me and the wifey stayed at the cabana a few meters away. It came with a nice bed, tv, cable, safe etc.
Comes with a complimentary breakfast as well. Great staff, great service, great food equals great vacation.
Why only 4 stars? The water pressure in our cabana was so weak that the staff couldn't repair immediately. Plus a few mistakes during breakfast and the not so good coffee they serve. Beyond that... This is the place where I will stay next time I'm in la union.

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Monique A.
4.0 Stars

Miss the Baguio weather already ... But a little sun & sand won't hurt & so we travel here to la union 9786️

The place is located in San Juan , it's very calm and relaxing. The Balinese theme adds up to the very zen-like feel of the resort. The rooms are like villas or stand alone rooms with a very accommodating warmth... Getting excited ... Yay!!!!...Ambience great ... 4✳️✳️✳️✳️

The food was lovely 9786️ .. although they could step up a notch on the presentation and sanitation .. I need to watch how they prepared my burgers with bare hands 128561..2✳️✳️... I requested they made a new one with gloves on 128541

The staff were very efficient & friendly when we checked in 4✳️✳️✳️✳️

Choose the pool front houses if ur going to surf & it's closest to the pool .... There is a submerged bar... so cute9786️9786️... Ignore the 2 guys it's my pic128584128541 .. If u want it quieter choose the mid part on the 2nd or 3rd row .. Noisiest are those fronting the street at the back farthest from the beach . The suite is booked ... Ah.. 128561

Big windows at the bathroom doesn't hv any curtains 128561128561128518omg ... Faint alert .. Don't know how I'll survive this ... But will see 1285411285189786️

Now off to hv some fun 128079128079128077127881
Hv an awesome day all 128139

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Maureen L.
4.0 Stars

Was here only for work so I really didn't get the chance to enjoy the facilities and the beach. But by the looks of the resort, I think it's ok although picture taking wise, Thunderbird is better.

The staff were nice so props for that.

Food was so-so. But I enjoyed their breakfast - beef tapa 128077

Possibility of going back here is high just because I want to try and get surfing lessons. Heard that this spot is where the waves are.

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Fab A.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Jorelle F.
5.0 Stars

Woke up early to go to Kahuna Beach Resort and have our breakfast by the beach 127860128523128523
For breakfast, you can choose if you want Filipino, American or English breakfast... I craved for Filipino style tapa with eggs and coffee.. 128523128523 Breakfast by the beach is soooo refreshing and ang sarap kumain.. Haha their food is a bit pricey compared to San Juan Beach Resort but they have more options and the place is more appealing and nice.

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Erick T.
2.0 Stars

If you're a surfing buff, you may want to check this place. However, prices are almost the same as in Thunderbird Resort. If you gonna ask me, if you are not a surfing dude, better stay in Tbird as you can enjoy the scenery and the pool there.

Foods here suck. It's just a hype. Plain & simple. Better check the neighboring surfing resort instead. Anyway, they do not own the beach.

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