I’m not a big fan of man-made beaches as for me nothing beats what’s real. But the convenience of not flying away from Manila and its accessibility made me consider this well-advertised condominium resort in Parañaque.

The Azure Urban Resort and Residences is located beside SM City Mall Bicutan.It provides world-class amenities that will make its residents feel like every day on vacation. It has an artificial white sand beach, a wave pool, lap pool with see-through glass, waterfalls, playground, beach volleyball area and a beach club designed by Paris Hilton with a game room, spa lounge, and movie room. Truly a new benchmark for a true urban residential resort experience.

You can find a lot of good deals online as several Azure Urban Resort and Residences unit owners have made their properties available for an overnight stay for a reasonable price. I booked a room in St. Tropez tower for PHP2,678 via Airbnb app with 4 of us occupying the unit. There are promos online that offers PHP 2,500 for a room that’s good for 4 guests and 4k to 7k for 5 to 6 persons with two bedrooms for an overnight stay.We were asked to provide 1k security deposit upon our stay which was given back upon our checkout. Our room is on the 2nd floor with our balcony facing the beach front.

Our room has a kitchen with appliances like a fridge, cooking stove and rice cooker. It is advisable to bring groceries and cook because the food in the cafe is a bit expensive. There’s a glass door that serves as a division between the kitchen and the bedroom. The bed is nice with soft and comfy pillows and blanket. It also has a cable TV, aircon and cozy bathroom with hot & cold shower. Toiletries are not provided.

It’s time to enjoy the Azure Urban Resort and Residences, Paris Beach Club! But make sure you register and get a wristband before you enter the pool area.

1. Guards are very strict. You need to have a reservation and valid IDs per guest.
2. Bring extra for the security deposit. It will be given back upon checkout.
3. Always wear your wristband in the beach area. Wave pool lasts for 10 minutes with 15 minutes break starting 9AM.
4. Proper swimming attire is implemented in Azure Urban Resort and Residences
5. You are not allowed to enter the condominium wet. There are dressing rooms in the beach club where you can change your clothes.
6. The cafe is open only until 9 PM and the beach bar until 12 MN.

I’ll definitely be back in Azure Urban Resort and Residences! The entire experience was amazing and my family had a blast. A getaway in the midst of the city!