March is here and it is the time of the year again when we start planning for summer adventures. It is not easy to research and reserve because we all know that most of the resorts are fully booked during April and May. It really pays to reserve in advance because summer is #peakseason.
Speaking of summer getaways. If you are living in Metro Manila and southern part of Luzon, Batangas is the popular summer destination because of the beach resorts. We live in South Luzon so it is our go-to place if we want to have fun in the sun.
There are so many resorts in different parts of Batangas but I will share the resorts that we have tried in the past.
1. Golden Sunset Resort
Golden Sunset Resort is located in Calatagan, Batangas owned by Ricky Reyes. The resort has different types of swimming pool but no beach (just beach sand). It offers outdoor museum, playground, butterfly garden and serendipity spa which you can visit during your leisure time.
During our visit, there was a parade show of sea creatures. The place is a little bit big but don’t worry there is mini-jeepney inside the resort that transport guests.
Read: Golden Sunset Resort
2. Kabayan Resort
Kabayan Resort is the cheapest resort that we’ve visited in Laiya, San Juan Batangas because the entrance fee is only P100 for adult and P50 for 11 years old and below so it is not surprising that the place is crowded during peak season.
It offers both beach and swimming pool but there will be an additional fee if you want to use the swimming pool. You can bring your own food and drinks without a corkage fee.
Read: Kabayan Resort
3. Blue Coral Resort
Blue Coral Resort is the second beach resort that we’ve tried in Laiya, San Juan Batangas. The resort facilities, rooms and services were good but the food was just ok for us.
Food and drinks are not allowed so you have to avail their food package for P1,100 per person which includes buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Read: Blue Coral Resort
4. La Luz Resort
Another beach resort that we’ve visited in Laiya, San Juan Batangas is La Luz Resort, the resort is always fully booked even in lean season so make sure that you make a reservation for a day trip and overnight stay.
Day trip fee is P850 which includes buffet lunch and merienda, you can add buffet breakfast for an additional fee of P200 per head. The beach resort has no swimming pool.
Read: La Luz Resort
5. Stilts Calatagan Resort
Stilts Calatagan Resort is one of the resorts that I’ve been meaning to visit but their room accommodation is quite steep in my budget so we just had a day trip. It offers beach and swimming pool.
The beach in Calatagan, Batangas is not as good compared to Laiya, San Juan Batangas so manage your expectation. Food and drinks are allowed but with corkage fee.
I like the service in Stilts Calatagan and if ever I have a budget I would like to revisit the place but this time for an overnight stay in one of their cottages.
6. Canyon Cove Resort
Canyon Cove Resort is located in Nasugbu, Batangas, just like other resorts this place is always fully booked whether lean or peak season. We just visited this place last November and my mom wanted to have an outing here but when I checked the March weekends schedule last November, fully booked na agad.
The resort has both swimming pool and beach. I prefer the beach in Nasugbu compared to Calatagan and Laiya, San Juan Batangas (hindi kasi bigla lalim and hindi maalon).
Read: Canyon Cove
So far these are the resorts that we’ve visited in Batangas, care to share your favorite resort.
Update: July 2015
7. Acuatico Beach Resort and Hotel
Acuatico Beach Resort and Hotel is one of the popular resorts in San Juan, Batangas. It is known for its beautiful infinity pool. The resort is not that big but it provides the things that you need for you to enjoy your stay. The rate is on the pricey side but the service is good.
Read: Acuatico Beach Resort and Hotel
8. Vivere Azure
If you want to relax and unwind, go to Vivere Azure. You will enjoy your getaway here because the service is impeccable, the place is not crowded and the food is good. Perfect getaway if you want privacy.
Read: Vivere Azure
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