After a long day of surfing, Fren and I just wanted to loll around the hotel’s perfectly manicured garden. It is overlooked by the imposing Santorini-themed rooms and villas, and the property itself overlooks the private boardwalk and offers a view of the ocean. I loved sitting on the grass and watching the waves, which are extraordinarily strong here in La Union. Fren and I found ourselves not really wanting to do anything, really, but sit and chat about family, friends, and things we want in life. Sunset and the ocean seem to have that effect on you.