Sunday, March 1, 2015

Soak up the Sun at Batangas Resort

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.

Batangas Resorts

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

February 2016

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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  1. Thank you for sharing this. I am from Quezon City and the South area is also our favorite destination during summer because its only a few hours from us. This post is definitely a good resort guide for people like us. Thanks.

  2. Yes, I would love a beach na hindi biglang lalim because we have little children. Also, I prefer a resort with pool AND beach. Pico de Loro is a good option, although there's membership or you have to be vouched by the member or something. But, in the late afternoon, there are jellyfish already swimming beside us. Yikes!

    1. Pico De Loro is nice too but quite expensive for non members. Scary naman ang jellyfish.

  3. Wow, so many resorts in Batangas! And I bet, from your experience, you can identify which resort has good water sports facilities, the best for the budget conscious and so on. Yes, summer is undeniably here! :)

  4. Wow, what a beautiful place and resort to visit. You really got me on this and I feel like flying over there asap.
    Anyways, enjoy and have fun. Thanks for sharing all the amazing pictures.

    1. Philippines has a lot of beautiful beaches so it is really fun to spend summer here. :)

  5. We were able to go to a few resorts in Batangas but haven't been at the ones mentioned above. Summer is already and we have to plan again for the outing for family and the company I belong to.

  6. Oh, now I'm drooling over the pictures. I'm a beach lover and I can remember when I was still in the Philippines, my family always go to Batangas for family outing. A week before going to KSA, my sister and her husband brought me to Batangas to get the last taste of beach even if it has typhoon that time. LOL

  7. Whao there are so many different resorts to stay at at Batangas. I too think that Cannon Cove looks the most grand place to stay at.

  8. thanks for this post, now i have an idea where can we enjoy this summer at batangas, nice places!

  9. Now we have hints for R and R activities for our annual event.

  10. Oh my, these beaches are as mouth watering as food! lol! Summer's really almost here! :)

  11. I also want to go to the beach with my family because my kids haven't visited one since we came to the Philippines. Thanks for the list of resorts we could choose from in Batangas. Perhaps we could visit one this summer...

  12. Wow! You've traveled a lot! Thank you for sharing these beautiful resorts in Batangas. I may not be able to visit them soon but this list is very helpful. Thanks again!

  13. Yay. Summer is here. Hopefully we can hit a beach this summer. I am sure Matthew will enjoy it this time.

  14. BATANGAS is one of those places to visit when summertime hits. The beaches, the white sands and the mini-island resorts there are all amazing!

  15. Been here! Yeah, awesome place for RnR :-)

  16. Like Cym, I look for a resort with the best of both worlds - clear, kid-friendly beaches and a swimming pool too. My girls tend to panic when they hear the sound of water by the bay. I bring them anyways; just so they will find that there's nothing to be scared about. In time, they will fully enjoy it.

    1. My son prefers pool than beach so it is really nice if the resort offers pool. :)

  17. this list is so timely! nakakalokang magbook ng pangsummer outing namin sa office, kundi puno na yung resort, ang mahal naman

    1. True, so sometimes I prefer to have an early summer outing to avoid the peak season rate. :)

  18. I've only been to Laiya. Stilts looks inviting. Only if they're all accessible by public transpo.

  19. I'm missing the Philippines so much with this post. I love seeing all the beautiful resorts that surely give relaxation to the whole family. So perfect for summer coming up. Thanks for sharing Sis

  20. I want to try canyon cove, i agree laiya kasi biglang lalim.. Scary ng slight

  21. Thanks for sharing. I have been to most of the resorts you have listed here, except for blue coral and la luz. I guess we would try thise next.


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