Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa

Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa

National Highway, San Juan, Luzon 2514 Philippines
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#2 of 10 hotels in San Juan
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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Kahuna in San Juan, La Union is where you experience resort-living unlike anywhere else in the Philippines. Here, you can celebrate life with adventure through surfing, scuba diving, other water sports, golf, biking, mountain and hiking tours and more. You can relax in our famous Filipino-Balinese inspired rooms situated across the property to give you the space you need to be worry-free. Enjoy an amazing view of the sunset as you wind down at the restaurant where you can have your choice of local and international cuisine, cocktails, coolers and a collection of international liquor. Put your mind at ease with great customer service that puts cleanliness, your safety and security first. Together with our staff and duly accredited professionals, let us prepare for you, your family and friends, a memorable experience at Kahuna. See you at Kahuna in San Juan, La Union!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference facilities
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Snorkelling
Billiards
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino

Location

National Highway, San Juan, Luzon 2514 Philippines
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 49 out of 100
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Francine D wrote a review Jan 2020
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
we got there and we did not feel the enthusiam in recieving us. rooms were ok, they were clean, they tried to accommodate our requests like putting up umbrellas on the beach since we lacked space for a big group but they just couldn't without additional charges which was ok we understood at least they tried however the experience at the restaurant was not what we expected from an expensive accommodation. we were 37, all with complimentary breakfast, we went for breakfast @ 8:30 and by that time only 27 were left from us so we orderd 5 more breakfast which should leave us 5 more extras, they gave us the bill and we were charged the extra 5 orders we got when it was still part of what was already paid.we said thought never mind let's just pay since the orders are taking too long.. they were all confused in serving our orders, we ended up waiting for 2 hrs, after the 3rd follow up they said they already served all orders, we complained and what we got were excuses and accusations they said since we're a large group we should've had just one person taking the orders, we thought they were right we should've done that,we get it we learned pur lesson too, but for them to say that to a their customers who's been waiting for 2 hours without any apology was outrageous. they kept on walking right pass us, they knew we sat there for long without eating anything yet and they haven't even proactively ask if our orders were already served. thier cook was even saying "eto na nga ma'am!" while we were complaining politely. we said we understand you are also upset but this is just not the service we are expecting.." and they continued to say "and nangyare kasi ma'am..." instead of apologizing. out 3 times i was there this is the first time, both parties had opportunities but i know atleast when to apologize and i know not to teach my customers what they should be doing when ordering.i should be the one adjusting if it were me. without the breakfast experience everything is ok, i wud still go back there, i know this doesnt happen all the time anyway and both sides learned their lessons.. :)
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Tina Relampagos, Marketing at Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa
Responded 18 May 2021
We appreciate the candid review and saddened that your overall stay was not the ideal Kahuna experience we aim for. We will do our best to improve and be consistent with our guest relations and handling of transactions. We are pleased that we will see you again. stay safe!
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KimberlyGM wrote a review Jan 2020
Luzon, Philippines413 contributions228 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family of 6 stayed for 3 nights at the 2 bedroom ocean view suite.

Location is excellent. Beach was a stair case down from our cottage and the pool was right next to it. All along the beach you can hire boards and instructors, and pass various eateries some of which were really excellent (Barefoot for brunch!). This pocket of La Union has a distinct surf/hipster/eco culture that is very charming. I have not seen it except as an overpriced version in Siargao. That alone makes it worthwhile.

The cottage is roomy enough consisting of 2 rooms with a shared bathroom in between. What was disappointing were the extra persons accommodation - mattress on the floor with very thin sheets as blankets. Since the resort charges for the extra person, they should improve this.

Breakfast was ok with a good selection of set meals. We dined at their restaurant which was ok too but slightly pricier. Better go out and explore other options.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Tina Relampagos, Marketing at Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa
Responded 18 May 2021
Thank you for your review Kimberly! You're right though, while we are very proud of our Kahuna restaurant, there are a number of options to choose from in the town that we are proud to be a part of as well. We hope to see you again once it's safe to travel. Thank you!
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Vlad R wrote a review Dec 2020
Metro Manila, Philippines22 contributions18 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
There was a total of 10 adults that came as a group to celebrate the 2nd wedding anniversary of the hosts. We booked the Rest House where 6 adults shared it and the other 4 had adjacent double rooms. We used the Rest House as our Hangout place as it had the facilities of a kitchen, dining table, a swimming pool right outside on the terrace (shared with the other Rest House adjacent). The Rest House looked quite impressive for this kind of a hotel; it's laid out perfectly for a nice weekend getaway with the family. 😒Unfortunately, the condition of the 2 standard rooms were way below standard in terms of hygiene and cleanliness, quality of sheets and with no appropriate blanket. 👌I guess since I had communicated with the hotel staff before we arrived to arrange for the bonfire and the beach dinner, the staff kindda knew of the high standards we expected. Although I needed to be on top of the arrangements that the staff were doing as their standards were a bit of a hit and miss. 😊 The response we received from the staff was always genuinely nice and helpful. And because of this, the host had tipped them extra. ❤ Loved the In Room Dining service they provided; the variety was quite good as well, specially choices of the Filipino breakfast. We ordered our breakfast and had it all delivered to the Rest House. And as people had different time schedules to wake up and have breakfast, the service staff was in and out all morning (partly because they have forgotten something). ✨ The arrangements they did for the bonfire on our arrival night and the dinner on the beach the next night were quite nice. They were even able to fulfill a request from the host to hire some sort of entertainment for the beach dinner. 🤷‍♂️Although the supervisors were ready to help when asked to do something. Unfortunately, there was no WOW that came naturally from them. Given that business during the pandemic must be not as good, they should have done everything they can to WOW their guests so that word of mouth would be 5✨rather than the average rating they are receiving. If I were the General Manager of this resort, I would make sure I met all the guests to wish them an enjoyable stay. Unfortunately, he hid himself and the quality of standards are below what is expected for the price paid.
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Date of stay: December 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: If you're a group, book the rest house. Good - party central. Bad - only master bedroom has...
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Response from Tina Relampagos, Marketing at Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa
Responded 14 Apr 2021
Thank you for your feedback! It is saddening to see that the preparations we made were underwhelming. You are right, the effects of the pandemic to our team and with significantly reduced staff, it has been quite tough. But we are humbled that your party still appreciated the effort we made. We hope that you do find our way back once we are allowed to travel again, and we will do our best to up our standards. Stay safe!
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Erin wrote a review Jan 2024
13 contributions17 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Kahuna has a great location with easy beach access. We loved being able to wake up and do early morning surf lessons. The break is perfect for beginning surfers (including older kids). We really liked the instructors from the San Juan surf resort.

The grounds of Kahuna are well kept and the pools appear to be well maintained - with daily cleanings. The rooms are basic but fine. Daily cleaning was decent, but as noted by other reviewers the showers are moldy and require regrouting.

Noise was a definite issue for us, particularly due to the ocean villa room being situated right next to two bars who played competing music on a nightly basis. Usually music was done around midnight, but evenings were not peaceful and noise carried through to the room. For us, the bar noise was the biggest drawback of Kahuna.

Food and service at the restaurant were average. We preferred going to the San Juan surf resort for lunch and dinner.
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Date of stay: January 2024
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Avoid ocean villa 2 - due to noise issues. I’d recommend the ocean villa rooms closer to the...
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frogtog2 wrote a review Oct 2021
Detroit, Michigan253 contributions79 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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Very Unpleasant stay due to loud music from resort nextdoor (Fatwaves). Kahuna apparently was aware of this issue but did not inform us that this resort gets loud. Our 90 year old Mom was with us. She and the rest of us did not have a good night's rest bc of this disturbance. Very disappointed.
We complained but they really did nothing. They kept telling us that it would stop at 10pm. But by midnight it was still going on. At $236 per night they can treat their guests better. We found them insensitive and callous.
No offense but I do not understand some of the high ratings of this place. Having been to better resorts costing much less per night I would not be coming back here.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Avoid this place because the adjacent resort is loud especially at bedtime.
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Magnolia D wrote a review Jan 2020
9 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Una pa lang i-assist na kayo with complimentary drinks. Then the room ang kinuha namin is yung delux infront of the pool and the beach so relaxing and peaceful lalo na sa cr din. And less hassle kase may restau na and bar na near lang sa mga rooms pwede din sa room iserve. Sa beach may mga available na din na surf instructors. So happy to stay here kahit nawalan kami ng eye glasses dahil sa waves hahahaha. Lesson learned wag magswim ng nakashades, eye glasses or earings kase minsan malakas yung current and waves hehe. And the staffs are all friendly and iassist ka. And the food sa restau is okay naman and may free breakfast sila. Thank you kahuna. Babalik ulit kami. 🤗❤
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Tina Relampagos, Marketing at Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa
Responded 11 May 2021
Thank you for a great review! We're glad you had a wonderful experience in the resort and beach. Sisiguraduhin namin na mageenjoy kayo sa susunod!
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Vane_A_Macatangay wrote a review Jan 2021
Quezon City, Philippines123 contributions14 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Much needed vacay for me and the fiancée. The villa by the pool is wonderful - easy access to the pool and resto, plus you’ll hear the waves crashing which I consider such a treat.

Food is super expensive though.

Would be better if stricter when it comes to admitting kids in, especially that people litter around the resort with no masks on.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Tina Relampagos, Marketing at Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa
Responded 14 Apr 2021
Thank you for your feedback. We'll make it a point to remind our guests to adhere to safety protocols even as they get more comfortable in their stay. We are glad you enjoyed your stay! There's nothing like waking up to the sound of the sea.
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Jose Remon S wrote a review Oct 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Very poor service. From the receptionist to the room and even the restaurant. The food is worst too. They serve expired good as toppings in the food we ordered during dinner and at breakfast as early as 7:30am their food is not warm or hot its freezing cold already. The quality of the sausage is like years already in the fridge.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Look for other hotel
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Joval P wrote a review Feb 2024
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Good location. Decent rooms and food. However, they have a band that plays during dinner and beyond 10pm. Extremely loud. You can barely talk to each other during dinner and they kept playing til late. Not relaxing at all during dinner and when you want to have some quiet down time at night especially for those staying in their premiere rooms. Not recommended at all for those who want to
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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frogtog2 wrote a review Nov 2022
Detroit, Michigan253 contributions79 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Very Unpleasant stay due to loud music from resort nextdoor (Fatwaves). Kahuna apparently was aware of this issue but did not inform us that this resort gets loud. Our 90 year old Mom was with us. She and the rest of us did not have a good night's rest bc of this disturbance. Very disappointed.

We complained but they really did nothing. They kept telling us that it would stop at 10pm. But by midnight it was still going on. At $236 per night they can treat their guests better. We found them insensitive and callous.

No offense but I do not understand some of the high ratings of this place. Having been to better resorts costing much less per night I would not be coming back here.

It's time to call my credit card company and ask them not to pay this business. That's an option available to everyone who uses a reputable card.
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Date of stay: December 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Stay away from the Fat Waves side of the hotel if you want to be able to sleep.
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PRICE RANGE
RM 491 - RM 614 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
PhilippinesLuzonIlocos RegionLa Union ProvinceSan Juan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa?
Nearby attractions include Mebuyan's Vessel (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gefseis Greek Grill, El Union Coffee, and Coast Call Kitchen & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Does Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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