Southdrive Beach Resort in Bulalacao invites you to unwind, rediscover the joy of simple pleasures, and create timeless memories in a place where nostalgia meets the allure of the seaside.
Immerse yourself in the serenity of our quiet, picturesque setting, where the rhythmic sound of waves lulls you into a state of blissful relaxation. Feel the gentle ocean breeze caress your skin as you unwind by the beach, creating memories that will linger in your heart for years to come.
Indulge in our array of offerings designed to make your stay truly unforgettable. Experience the thrill of boat rides and explore the sparkling waters at your own pace. Let our skilled masseuses pamper you with rejuvenating massages, easing away any stress or tension. As the sun sets, gather around the crackling bonfire and share stories with loved ones, creating cherished moments that embody the essence of nostalgia. Throughout your personalized stay, our attentive staff will ensure your every need is met, providing a seamless experience tailored to your preferences.
It all started with a song… As a family who appreciates music, we started Southdrive one lazy Saturday afternoon while sitting on an old wooden bench in a vacant allotment across the house. With the guitar, we started strumming the favorite Mike Mclellan song, The One I Love. This weekend was followed by more weekends, humming and strumming the folk and country songs we all loved. This has been on until neighbors joined in and appreciates the feeling, the conversations and the songs while enjoying a few drinks and of course, “pulutan” (appetizer taken with alcoholic beverages). With the increasing crowd to this weekend activity, three small huts made up of bamboo, nipa, buri, and woods from the old houses worn out by typhoons were built. The place was formally launched on May 19, 2006, rustic themed and named South Drive Grill. Serving family-favorite and local delicacies from Bulalacao with acoustic nights, the restaurant gained popularity by word of mouth not just in Bulalacao. Guests and friends from Calapan City and the rest of Oriental Mindoro started to visit the place. Southdrive became the favored place to dine in town for local and foreign tourists alike. In the dramatic boom of tourism in Bulalacao, the need for accommodations was felt. It was then that we opened homestay rooms to people who would like to explore the town, the islands and the food. Some became our good friends up to this date and have since come back to visit Bulalacao again. In 2014, we moved to our new location 1.5 kilometers from the old Southdrive. The new location has a beachfront, with portion uphill overlooking the bay. New Southdrive Beach Resort was designed to cater to guests who would want rest and a quiet place to stay. And this is our story...