Escape from your daily grind sans the long travel! Just about two hours away from Manila is a beach destination where you can quiet the senses and just enjoy the sound of rustling leaves and lapping waves. But what’s better than having the beach just in front of where you’re staying? Here, a list to help you plan a quick weekend getaway.
Acuaverde Beach Resort (Laiya, San Juan, Batangas)
847.0953, 403.1899, 0927.6807839 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Offering only 26 rooms is this resort that boasts of rustic charm. The clear waters, sun loungers and beach cabanas are very inviting – and because Acuaverde puts effort on creating a cozy home for city-dwellers, even the rooms with a mix of modern and traditional Filipino styles are tastefully designed. Aside from finding a chill spot along the beach, guests can also try different water sports or enjoy a quiet night with a bonfire.
Virgin Beach Resort (Laiya, San Juan, Batangas)
759.2020, 0917.7920712 | email@example.com
Wake up to the fresh ocean breeze with Virgin Beach Resort’s open air bamboo cabanas. The property is adjacent to one of the cleanest bays in the Philippines (Sigayan Bay) and has the picturesque Mount Lobo as a backdrop to its beautiful beachfront. The resort also offers rental for banana boat, jet ski, kayak, flying fish and fly board.
Blue Coral Beach Resort (Laiya, San Juan, Batangas)
559.9747, 559.9754 |firstname.lastname@example.org
The refreshing ambiance encourages its guests to take a dip in the resort’s swimming pool, swim at the beach, or just relax and soak up the sun in one of their sunbed huts. Other activities in the resort aside from water sports include table tennis, billiards, darts and badminton. There’s also a mini zoo and a fish pond that can keep guests entertained.
Laiya Coco Grove Resort (Laiya, San Juan, Batangas)
894.1057, 892.6009, 0908.8960774 | email@example.com
The resort has two beach areas – the Main Resort and the White Beach Extension – and features spacious rooms with a native feel like their Tree House (a nipa hut with air-conditioning). For groups of friends or companies who plan to have a team building, Laiya Coco Grove also have an obstacle and rope courses available for use.
Casita Ysabel (San Teodoro, Mabini, Batangas)
546.7083, 722.4600, 0935.3952345 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The bed and breakfast started as a weekend home in 2003 until it opened to close family and friends in 2004. Since then, the charming property became a favorite among divers and non-divers in Batangas. Aside from the natural landscape of bamboo rain forests, Casita Ysabel is also a gateway to a beautiful coral reef garden just right outside the rooms.
Acuatico Beach Resort (Laiya, San Juan, Batangas)
892-7577 to 79, 0927.6807835 | email@example.com
Acuatico is one of the top choices when it comes to beachfront resorts in Batangas but because it only offers 21 rooms and villas, the resort still manages to keep an air of exclusivity. One of the favorite spots of guests is its beautiful infinity pool that seems to meet the blue sea. The resort also offers activities that are good for the young and young at heart – beach volleyball, children’s playroom, a game room, and you can even try your luck at fly boarding.
Pico Sands Hotel (Nasugbu, Batangas)
Guests will never run out of things to do in Pico Sands Hotel. Their long list of activities includes badminton, basketball, billiards, bowling and even a room where you can play video games. The private beachfront and the view from the hotel – a tranquil man-made lagoon and lush mountains – can easily make every guest’s stay a memorable one.
Palm Beach Resort (Laiya, San Juan, Batangas)
The family resort offers a private retreat for those who want a place where they can simply have a quiet time. Just a short swim from the shore is a beautiful coral reef with multitude of fish swimming around the corals. The rooms have a rustic open-air atmosphere and modern Balinese-inspired design.
Canyon Cove Hotel and Spa (Nasugbu, Batangas)
Canyon Cove allows its guests to enjoy the perfect blend of relaxation and recreation, offering activities and amenities fit for everyone’s preference when it comes to having a quick getaway. Its private beach and big outdoor pool also make a great excuse to enjoy good weather outdoors.
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