I like La Playa Ursula, it's clean and the ambiance is good. Toto, who is a graduating architect student, had lot of "constructive" criticism to say ;) His main concern was the missed opportunity of having an infinity pool. I agree with him to some extent. But Paratong is mainly a fishing village and the fishing boats may block the view. I think it's also the owners' respect to the fishermen.
I can't say anything about the service and the accommodation because for one, we didn't stay overnight since our house is just a tumbling and a half away. Second, we personally know the owners and the staff. They were accommodating to us but it was nothing beyond normal neighborhood chitchat so it's difficult to judge them, really. But I checked their facebook page and their rooms look really good! Check the photos at www.facebook.com/laplayaursula.
There are only 3 rooms available as of April 2012 - (1) family room and (2) single rooms. The resort is still under construction and there will be more rooms available in the future. There are 3 nipa huts for rent as well. And then there's a big pavilion that has 3 in-house cottages and a small function area. The pool and cottages are only open until 6pm for day trips. For room accommodation, check-in time is 1:00pm and check-out time is 12:00nn.
There's one kiddie pool (about 2 feet deep) and another one for adults (5 feet deep). I'm not sure about the food because we brought our own. There are drinks available in the reception area and there's a sari-sari store just outside of the resort (same owner! :)). I don't know if there's a corkage fee for drinks but they sell beers at relatively cheap prices.
Basic Stuff Costs
Entrance fee for adults
Entrance fee for kids
Family Room for 4pax (per night)
Standard Room for 2pax (per night)
In-house cottage (max. 12pax)
Nipa Hut (max. 20pax)
Function area (max. 50pax)
San Mig Light
La Playa Ursula Beachfront Resort
Sitio Paratong, Poblacion West,
Bacnotan, La Union