Morong was originally known as “Bayandati”, believed to the settlement located in Nagbalayong. Due to the scarcity of land available for cultivation, residents migrated to adjacent areas where wider lands can be found. When the Spaniards arrived to this place in 1578 the residents were elusive and distant to newcomers. The Spaniards observed that people called “Moros’ engaged in trade with the residents, hence this place was called Moron. Moron together with Bagac of Bataan up to Maragondon in Cavite became part of the Corrigimento de Mariveles that was administered by the Franciscan friars. Pampanga annexed the remaining towns of Bataan, which were then under the administration of the Dominicans. Later in 1674, Governor General Manuel Arandia annexed Moron and eleven other municipalities under the province of Bataan.
On June 10, 1955, Moron was renamed Morong by Bataan representative Jose R. Nuguid by virtue of Republic Act No. 1249 which was enacted by the Batasan Pambansa. The move was made because the municipality’s former name was thought to mean “immature or “unintelligent” person. The town of Morong was originally known as “Bayandati” which was within the jurisdiction of Nagbalayong. Because the land to be cultivated is too small, the people decided to transfer to other places where there is big and wide land to cultivate. When the Spaniards came to the Philippines, some of them arrived at this place. Morong was established by the Franciscan friars in 1578.
Anvaya Beach & Nature Club
“Anvaya” means “family” in the ancient Sanskrit language, a return to meaningful family traditions is at the core of everything at the Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature Club. Here, we offer families with interactive experiences with nature… in both land and water, all geared towards relaxation, recreation, and reflection. The Pools of Anvaya will beguile you with its contemporary Asian design, artfully displayed rocks, and strategically positioned lounge chairs.
The water fountains, playful jets and sprays in the kiddie pool area will surely bring squeals of delight from the young ones. Be a food connoisseur and enjoy the sumptuous buffet spread at the Bamboo Café, capped by a drink at the Tower Bar. Treat yourself to an exhilarating seaside massage at the Veda Spa or enjoy a relaxing sunset on a wicker chaise longue in Ilingan Cove’s sunbathing area. With the sea quiet at low tide and the sun descending behind the Zambales mountain range, feel surreal contentment for the beauty that will unfold in front of you. Here at the Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature Club, families return to reconnect and rediscover each other, creating lasting memories and meaningful traditions. Life cannot get any more meaningful than that.
At Anvaya Cove, set your life to Mother Nature’s pulse, steady as the rise and fall of the waves. On sun-flooded days at the beach, let your children plunge into the energy of the sea by enjoying an array of water sports or exploring the wonders of a vibrant tropical marine ecosystem. Give them the chance to watch the pawikan hatchlings set off on their first swim in a cycle as magical as the days are long. And with the arrival of migrating birds, they learn that other creatures also call Anvaya Cove home.
Wake up the family with a symphony of birdsong ushering in a day of discovery. Take a walk though the Nature Camp and discover a multitude of colors and textures with a score of indigenous flowers, plants and trees. Let your children experience the thrill of flying across a zip line or racing through the forest. Their hands and feet become familiar with the feel of the earth and the sway of rope bridges. Their eyes are soon fluent in the vibrant markings of birds and insects. From the cliffs, end your day with the incredible sight of an endless sky of stars. At Anvaya Cove, the exhilarating outdoors is preserved for you as nature intended.
Anvaya Cove offers you forty luxurious casitas set amidst the best that nature can offer! Your membership allows you access to any of the four types of tastefully designed rooms, complete with triple-A amenities, all offering a breathtaking view of Anvaya’s verdant forest vista and tranquil man-made lagoon allowing you to bask in the serene embrace of nature’s transquility. After a fun-filled day of wading in The Pools of Anvaya, frolicking by its white sand beach front, trekking in the forest trail, or experiencing all other Anvaya’s recreational facilities, there’s no better way to unwind than to relax in any of our spacious, well-appointed accommodations.
The Garden Room, found alongside Anvaya’s lush forest greens, provides an abode immersed in the flourish of bustling flora. Garden Terrace allows you to experience the best view of the Anvaya forest vista from an austerely elegant balcony. If you desire a room right next to clear, still waters, theLagoon Terrace offers a unique experience, with its expansive veranda that attracts a sweet, cool, breeze. If you are looking for the highest level of comfort, Anvaya Suite, the grandest of our rooms, gives you the ultimate experience in luxury right alongside the scenic stretch of the Anvaya lagoon.
This all day dining restaurant offers culinary delights embracing the diverse regions of Southeast Asia with spectacular Theme Buffets on weekends with live action stations. The air conditioned main dining area which seats 100 persons has floor to ceiling panoramic glass windows that provide a relaxing view of the lush tropical surroundings. It also has a veranda that seats 90 persons for al fresco dining.
Open daily from 7am-9:30pm
Pawikan Bar & Grille
A beachfront al fresco dining place, this restaurant has a splendid view of the entire cove making it the best place to enjoy the freshest local fish and seafood as well as perfectly seasoned barbeque specialties. Seating 60 persons in the covered area and to as much as 150 persons in the sunset area, it also has a second floor LANAI that can host gatherings of 40 persons with an action station and barbeque griller. Open on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays for Barbeque Buffet 11am-2:30pm and Dinner from 5:30pm-9:00pm Open Mondays to Fridays for DRINKS ONLY from 10am-7pm Tower Bar
Serving a full list of thirst quenchers from the freshest tropical nectars to specialty drinks such as our frosty Manggarita which is proudly made of green mangoes from our own backyard and premium tequila. This pool side bar serves mouth-watering pica picas and is the best place to have our all time favourite Anvaya Burger. Open Daily 10am-9:30pm