April 12, 2008
-- Seahorse Tours and Souvenirs http://www.seahorsetours.com recently release its first rating ( http://www.seahorsetours.com/
rating.html ) for hotels and resorts based on our customer surveys. We asked our guest to evaluate their stay in a number of different categories and to rate the hotels class or standard. Our highest customer satisfaction was with Arizona International Hotel and Resort located in Barrio Barretto Olongapo. While only a 3 seahorse rate resort, it received two thumbs up for value and the staff rating was extremely satisfied. Like anything it is impossible to please everyone there were a few negative comments. Johan's Beach Resort and dive center also received good grades in the budget class. We have highlighted some of the local resorts on a new resort page http://www.seahorsetours.com/
Subic bay is well know as a great summer destination for the local tourist, its calm waters, cool breezes and wide range of water activities are accented by the lush jungles of the area. The City of Olongapo provides the anchor of support for the area, and includes the Subic Bay Freeport Zone and parts of the provinces of Zambales and Bataan. There is a wide range of resorts and hotels to choose from in all budget ranges. Now international tourist are becoming more aware of the Subic Bay tourism area. The New expressway brings Subic Bay to within 35 minutes of the DMIA International Airport at Clark. Here we highlight the Top Subic Bay Resorts based on Seahorse Tours and Souvenirs Customer Surveys.
There is usually confusion with the name “Subic”. It is used to refer to the ex- navy base, to the bay itself, to the town of Subic, the city of Olongapo, Barrio Barrette of Olongapo and the entire area. The name Subic belongs to the town of Subic located at the northern end of Subic Bay. The ex-navy base is properly referred to as the "Subic Bay Freeport Zone”, which may be abbreviated as SBFZ or sometimes without the zone as SBF. You may also see it improperly referred to as SBMA, which is the governing body. The Bay is Subic Bay and it also has small inlets referred to as bays within it such as half moon bay.
The City of Olongapo is the largest city of the Province of Zambales and is adjacent to the Subic Bay Freeport, portions of the city border on the Bay. Barrio Barretto is a part of Olongapo City and is the location of the majority of the city's beach front and hotels.
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About Seahorse Tours & Souvenirs The area's leader in tours and travel packages. We offer a variety of tours that will enhance your visit to the Subic Bay area. We are accredited by the SBMA and the Philippine Department of Tourism as a Tour Operator and as a Travel Agent. We are members of the Greater Subic Bay Tourism Bureau and the Subic Bay Dive Association. The Philippine Commission on Sports Scuba Diving (PCSSD) has accredited us as a Dive Operator.