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LAIYA COCO GROVE RESORT
TIVONA BEACH RESORT
LA LUZ BEACH RESORT
PALM BEACH HUGOM
SABANGAN BEACH RESORT
TRIPLE G RESORT
VIRGIN BEACH RESORT
BLUE CORAL RESORT
KABAYAN BEACH RESORT (Laplaya)
BAHAY MARIKIT (Not within beachfront)
043 575-4745/ 7570294/ 8934365/ 0917-845-9674
SIGAYAN BEACH RESORT
09179441731/ 0920-9529517/ 09209329625
TARAMINDU BEACH GARDEN INN
Manila: +63(2) 4485611/ Mobile:+63(917) 8240024
LAIYA RESTHOUSE BEACH RESORT
Manila:+63(2) 925-2562/ +63(2) 926-9348
Mobile: +63(927) 327-1907/ +63(921) 270-7660
PLAYA DEL SOL RESORT
Mobile: +63(917) 800-7309/ +63(920) 819-4941
KABAYAN BEACH RESORT - AUSTRIA EXTENSION
- Reviews: 203
La Luz Beach Resort: Value for Money
La Luz was one of the cheaper resorts in Laiya, based on our Internet research. We were a group of 7 (including 2 kids) so we needed a place that didn't charge so much for food and beds. It turned out to be an excellent choice. We stayed there in October 2010, just one night.
Drive: It was a very long drive, even if we were already coming from Cavite. The instructions from the website were clear, except for the part in Rosario. It was good we asked some locals before veering too far from the right route. It was rough road about 1km to the resort. It's under construction, though, so it shouldn't be a problem for future trips.
Reception and Staff: I had very little interaction with the staff, but they were all positive. We were given very refreshing and cold welcome drinks upon arrival, and cold towel. Nice. :)
Room: The Junior Premier room where we stayed at was clean and large enough for 7 people (2 toddlers). There's no TV (I think this is a positive), no ref (we didn't need one). Hotel-grade pillows and sheets would make the rooms truly relaxing.
Food: La Luz requires all guests to avail of the eat-all-you-can food at P1100 per day (3 meals, 1 snack). When we were there, lunch was mostly Filipino food but they were cooked well. Snacks were so-so (pansit, sandwich, puto), but they really delivered during dinner. There was pasta, pork ribs, fish and chicken pastel. Yummy! I think the candlelit setup also made the food more yummy. Btw, kids below 8 eat free so bonus points for La Luz. They DO NOT have an ala carte menu so if you don't like anything they serve, then you don't have a choice. (Not even sunny-side-ups which we requested for the kids).
Beach: If you're expecting very fine white sand, then you'll be disappointed. It's more like pebbles, not very comfortable to walk or sit on. The water wasn't cold, even if the weather was overcast for most of the day. There were a lot of little hermit crabs that the kids had fun catching. If you venture a little farther out, you can already see larger fish.
Extras: 1-hr massage costs P250.
Overall: Very good value for money.
Reasonably priced. Great view, especially if you cllimb the rock formation to the right side of the resort.
- Reviews: 21
Pahiyas: Laiya Budget Accommodation
Situated right beside the famous Kabayan resort in Laiya stretch, Pahiyas offers reasonable price ranges perfect for groups on a budget. During off peak season, their cottage that can fit up to 8 costs Php 2500 per night. This includes 2 fan rooms, a kitchen with gas stove & utensils, one bathroom and a dining area. This resort is ideal for those who opt to spend most of their time along the beach. I wouldn’t recommend this had the traveler wanted to relax and unwind, simply because of its facilities. They don’t have a pool neither a restaurant. Food and drinks must be brought during this trip.
- Reviews: 21
Acuatico Beach Resort: Batangas' Tourist Haven
One of Laiya’s best beach resorts. There are a variety of rooms to choose from with rates starting at 6,300 per night inclusive of free breakfast. Each room is fully furnished with a wall mounted 32 inch lcd tv, air conditioning system and resort-wide wifi internet access. The resort itself has an infinity-edge pool, game room. Kids play room and basketball court, they also have water sports facilities such as Kayak and Pedal Boat. One buffer meal costs Php 500 per person and if you would like a set up along the shore, it will cost php750 per person (serving the same menu offered in buffet). The resort is indeed luxurious, except that their beach front isn’t that astounding; plainly because acuatico is situated at the far end of Laiya – where it’s a bit rocky.
- Reviews: 39
Moonlight Beach Resort: Cheap Accomodation: mOONLIGHT bEACH RESORT
Transient House, costs P6000.00 during peak season good for 10-15 pax. With Aircon room, with kitchen facilities, you can cook your own food, has a bathroom and a refrigerator.
- Reviews: 3
Laiya Austria: Budget convenience in Laiya
-we got the aircon room for 6 pax one or 2 wks before holyweek
- has kitchen, ref, stove, grill, plus utensils and dining area
- beds are okay, rooms have own bathroom
-a little far from the beach
-staff is kind, acommodating and friendly
-getting a reservation isn't a headache
considering the season (peak and holy week) we were really ssatisfied with the service of this simple resort. My mother, usually cynical about "cheap" accomodations, had nothing negative to say about this place. Highly commended if you are on a budget!
- Reviews: 8
Balai sa laiya: Laiya
we stayed there last june 4, 2008 and we were not disappointed. the staff was courteous and helpful, the food was great, the view was breathtaking, the sea was calm, the sand was fine and beautiful.
It wasnt full of people either. it was so relaxing since we shared the beach with 2 other couples.
The seaside cottage we rented was clean and nice and it has a balcony giving us a beautiful view of the beach.
good food and lots of em! yum! (buffet style)
clean and nice rooms and restrooms
- Reviews: 163
Palm Beach: Great Resort in Laiya
Palm Beach Resort (La Frondosa) is at Brgy. Hugo, just off Brgy. Laiya. With casitas for as low as P3,000 a night and two-story casas for as high as P15,500 a night, the resort can cater to multiple lodging requirements. Overnight meal packages are at P850 for adults and P425 for kids. Additional meals can be requested for only P300 each. Guests can also avail of jet-ski and speed boat rentals and bonfire setups.
cozy rooms. private location. cable tv not working. no cellphone signal (except smart). beach too many stones.
- Reviews: 163
Laiya Resthouse Resort: Simple accomodation in Laiya
had an overnight stay to attend a christmas party.
billiard, dart, karaoke, ihaw ihaw station, friendly staff.
- Reviews: 21
Laiya Coco Grove Resort: Great, realxing place on the beach
Great place for a relaxing weekend
Accomodations: there are poolside cottages and really neat treehouses right on the beach (with aircon and full bathroom, but no hot water – not needed, anyway) and a lanai with a table, chairs, and outdoor shower underneath. . Beach chairs are available upon request
The treehouses are sparsely furnished and basic, but are very clean and each person gets 2 fluffy towels (Bring your own beach towels though!)
Food: all you can eat buffet, with simple but good Filipino fare. One round of drinks is included with meals. Breakfast has pancake/omelette station as well.
Swimming pool: nice, clean and basically on the beach
Beach: The water is very clear, especially in the morning and later in the afternoon. The beach is wide and the sand is fun to play with; and clean as well (seaweeds and washed up trash gets raked away often).
Other activities: Also part of the resort, but a short walk away from the main area, is an ‘extension beach’ with a mangrove and lagoon nature spot with a couple of short trails and some neat bridges (a hanging bridge and a see saw bridge). For the daring, there’s also a ‘flying fox’ ride - from a tall tree right onto the beach. Kayaks are also available, as well as board games, darts…and a trampoline. There are volleyball and basketball courts. We didn’t go, but there is a driving range and a small man-made lake on the property where you can fish or rent a pedal boat….oh and ponies too!
Wildlife: lots of crabs (some beautiful blue and orange ones too!), small white fish that jump out of the water, sea urchins (beware! We had to relocate a couple after the kids had a rough encounter with them!)
Rates: during low season, it was P 3,197 per person (including 1 night accommodation in a treehouse, 2 lunches, 1 breakfast and 1 dinner). Kids under 5 are free, kids over 5 get 50% off.
- Reviews: 48
Laiya Coco Grove Resort: Fun under the Batangas sun
We stayed at this resort overnight. Since we went here in July, off peak season, there were very few guests and the atmosphere was peaceful. The place was very nice and relaxing. A place where you can enjoy nature. You can choose between tree houses (some are even air conditioned), pool side cottages and pool side suite cottages. We stayed in the pool side suite. The suite had 2 bedrooms. In one bedroom, it had a queen size bed and a twin bed. The other bedroom had 2 queen size beds. Each suite had one bathroom and a powder room (toilet and sink).
The food was good. For every meal, there are 4 viands. Either pork/ beef, chicken, fish and vegetables. They have 2 kinds of rice. Either fried rice/ brown rice and white rice. They also serve salad. Dessert is usually fruits in season.
The people who work there were very attentive to our needs and very friendly.
If you want to stay in a resort where you will really get away from it all, this is where you should go. I love the fact that there are no televisions around. Although the manong said we can rent a karaoke. There are a lot of things to do in this resort. They have a trampoline, you can rent a kayak, you can go horse back riding along the shoreline, you can go snorkeling, you can try out their flying fox, you can play beach volleyball, you can swim in their swimming pool... The kids enjoyed the trip and the adults welcomed the break from city life as well.
- Reviews: 2
Blue coral Beach Resort: blue coral beach resort??? Should b GREEN CORAL
we had an overnight stay at bluecoral beach resort,though the room rates were high,(php5k+ per night ,almost $160),we were expecting a good if not a very satisfying accomodation..since if you check out their website,you would probably be impressed by the images of their hotel,the pool amenities.. but when we arrived there,we were shocked to see the pool, it's all green,so we were not able to swim in the pool..and an entrance fee of Php900 per person included 3 buffet meals which were very limited,unlike the buffet meals we enjoyed at the other neighboring resort ,and a snack(like three slices of bread w/chicken filling). We did'nt even had a chance to try their famous batangas coffee,'kapengBarako"instead they served 3-in-1 instant coffee only ..during mealtimes,there were lots of flies around,so we had to ask for their staff to do something about it,but there were no efforts..,the staff were discorteous,the rooms were not clean especially the bathrooms,we still had to ask for door mats since they did not provide any.the fixtures in the bathrooms were defective,the bathroom door handle was defective also,we had no water supply before we checked out....the onlly good things about their resort are the good airconditioning,the beach,the design of the hotel..i would really not recommend this resort for those who would want their money's worth..especially if you have kids...
- Reviews: 56
La Luz Resort: The Most Famous
La Luz started out as a private resort few years ago. But it eventually transformed to one of the biggest facility in Laiya. It was formerly one of the cheap resorts which eventually transformed to one of the high end one. Being the pioneer, it enjoys being the most popular among the resorts in Laiya. If you talk about Laiya- first thing to come into mind is La Luz. It also pioneered the concept of "forced" buffet concept in the area, which was popular among dive resorts in Anilao as divers do not have time to prepare for food. For me they have the best cabana. They are also at the end of the "accessible" Laiya beach as after the big rock formation, the virgin beaches of Laiya abounds. It's the gateway to climbing Mt. Daguldol. La Luz became a controversial resort then as they are so strict on passers by on their facility, the most convenient way to go to the virgin beaches- although its their right.
If you want to go to La Luz during the peak seasons of March-May, be sure to book more than a month in advance because of the high demand on the Laiya facilities. It's places like La Luz that gets booked first then the others until all of the facility in Laiya gets booked at the height of summer.
La Luz is the only beach front within accessible snorkling site few meters from its beach. Its a declared marine sanctuary- with soft and hard coral gardens. The guide station where you can hire guides in climbing Mt. Daguldol is also near this resort.
- Reviews: 56
Balai Resort: For the Outdoor Adventurers
This resort in Laiya is popular among adventure racers/ triatheles as it was the first 2 venues of the X-Tri Balai, the local version of the X-Tri games. It has better accomodation facilies than the Playa Del Sol, its twin sister. It also offers mandatory buffet food. They are operating another Balai Resort in Anilao. They have wide view decks and cozy and relaxed ambiance.
Generally, for both Balai and Playa Del Sol, since it has smaller facility than the popular La Luz and Blue Coral, you are assured of a more peaceful beach stay since the number of people are regulated to the size of the facility. Also the neigboring resorts are private so you are assured that they also have less inhabitants (on a peak season weekend- you will notice that both sides, around 20 meters away are crowded by visitors as La Luz and Blue Coral are located on opposite sides of Balai). The only thing I don't like about this facility is that it offers a Karaoke machine- so if there are wannabe singer guests, then you are in for an un-quiet afternoon. I only guess they don't allow singing into the wee hours of the night.
- Reviews: 56
Playa Del Sol - Tivona: Balai's Twin Sister
This is not as well known as the other Laiya resorts as it doesnt have a website as most Laiya Resorts have. According to the owners, they intend to remane the Playa Del Sol to Tivona as there is another resort who have used the Playa name. The resort is just right beside Balai, as in located at the very same compound, you might think its part of it. According to the caretakers, owners of both resorts are relatives (This one is owned by the mother of the owner of Balai- a known composer- Trina Belamide). It seems it was really intended as a family resorts as two concerete structures there are not for hire but for the owner's use only. The ones they rent are the nipa hut rest houses. It cost from a two room-4 bed nipa hut that costs around 5,000Php to a second floor hut that can accomodate up to 10 persons for 8,000 Php. They don't charge for the use of cabanas on the beach front.
What is unique about this resort compared to the other Laiya high-end resorts is that they dont force you to get buffet food as they dont have one- which is a usual practice among high end Laiya resorts (they dont ask for corkage for food/ drinks you bring). Its sometimes a plus but others would prefer a buffet arrangement so as not to bother cooking or bringing in food. they rent gas stoves and provides basic kitchen utensils.
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