Whenever we go to the beach resorts in San Juan, we bring our own car. From SLEX (South Luzon Expressway), we drive towards STAR (Southern Tagalog Arterial Road) Toll and proceed according to the route specified by the resort website.
At the jeep terminal in the Lipa City Market, take a jeep bound for San Juan, Batangas (more or less 45 minutes travel). Get off at San Juan Town Market, then take another jeep to Laiya for the beach resorts. Please note that the jeeps ply the route only from 6am to 5pm, afterwhich, there is no more means of public transportation going there.
To go to Laiya, San Juan, first, take a bus (Jackliner, Tritran, BLTB, Jam, Alps, etc.) from Manila to Lipa City. Get off at Bus Terminal which is very near McDonalds, Jollibee, and Shakey’s. Depending on traffic situation, your travel time will take about 1.5 hours.
The trip to San Juan, Batangas is relatively easy. From C5 or EDSA, it is only about 3 hours of leisurely drive. The last 5 kilometers (15 minutes or so) going to La Luz resort will be problematic for small cars or vehicles with low clearance. The roads are unpaved and the uphill climb and rough roads may be difficult, if not painful, for some.
Going to Laiya, Batangas is a long trip..From Jam Transit to Lipa (P116) it takes 2 hours..To Lipa you must take a jeep (P40) or van (P60) going to san juan..the terminal of vans is just near bus station, it takes 1 to 2 hours. From san juan you must jeep to laiya (P27).