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The Best Batangas Getaways for Every Barkada's Budget

by Danna Peña
August 28, 2018

Is your barkada on a tight budget, but itching to go on a group getaway to a beach resort in a nearby location—say, Batangas?

When your whole gang is bitten by the travel bug, it can be pretty tough on your bank accounts. As bucket lists even include expensive trips overseas, one can feel pretty intimidated and overwhelmed by it all.

But when you live in the Philippines, you need not search far for that wondrous tropical getaway. Just a 2-3 hour drive away from Manila lies the sunny yet cool province of Batangas, home to a selection of beautiful beach resorts perfect for group bonding sessions. What’s even better is that we’ve found the best places that your whole crew—be it your family or friends—can stay at. A sweet bonus? They’re easy on the pocket, too!

Whether your thrifty travel group is looking for diving spots, remarkable seascapes, or gastronomic delights, these accessible and affordable Batangas beach resorts are the perfect places to make your headquarters.

1. Matabungkay Beach Hotel

If your travel group is a mix of adventure lovers and staycation types, this raved-about hotel should be your top pick. Located in the seaside town of Lian in Batangas, Matabungkay Beach Hotel offers a wide range of activities that all kinds of guests can enjoy. Some of its notable features include its game room, salon and spa, and wide selection of aqua sports. The beach hotel is also known for their delicious cuisine that both locals and tourists love.

Expected price per head: ₱1,800 - ₱2,200

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Matabungkay Beach Hotel
Brgy. Matabungkay, Lian
(0917) 834 1269 / (02) 752 5252 reservation_mbrh@yahoo.com
Pools are open from 6 AM - 11 PM
Beach is open from 6 AM - 7 PM
Solea Spa is open from 10 AM - 11 PM
Wave Sports bar is open from 7 AM - 12 MN

2. Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort

In this unique and tranquil beach resort, you and your loved ones can definitely get a taste of that good island life. Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort, with its floating cottages and flower-filled paths, is the ideal place to relax, recharge, and reconnect with your family or friends. Take your time strolling its 24-hectare space of rolling hills and white sand beaches, and have memorable conversations by its gorgeous view of the sunset. What’s great about this best resort is that it’s pet-friendly as well.

Expected price per head: ₱2,300 - ₱2,900

Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort
Barangay Sta. Ana, Calatagan
(0917) 586 3343 / (02) 511 1895
stilts.sales@gmail.com
Office is open from Mondays to Saturdays, 9 AM - 6 PM

3. AniSiam House

When your friends want to book a picturesque private villa, make the dream a reality at AniSiam House, where you and your loved ones can have a breathtaking Anilao escape that's one for the books. Known for its privacy and exclusivity, the modern-designed villa is only available for one group of guests at a time. During your stay, you and your group can also use the villa’s amenities for free, which include paddle boards, snorkeling gear, and yoga mats. Though the cost is a bit higher than usual, the amenities and luxurious vibe are well worth it. Talk about a beach getaway that you all deserve!

Expected price per head: ₱6,490 inclusive of 3 meals and unlimited coffee, juice, tea, and soft drinks

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AniSiam House
Barrio Maasim, Ligaya,
Mabini, Anilao
(0977) 803 9714
info@anisiam.com

4. Acuaverde Resort

Nothing spells a tropical holiday better than a beautiful beachfront stay. Acuaverde Beach Resort located in Laiya, Batangas offers just that and more—true to its promise of top-quality service, the resort has been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for three years in a row. Besides its accessibility to the beach, you and your travel crew can enjoy the resort’s spa services and water sports like kayaking, jet skiing, flyboarding, or fly fishing. If your group is an animal-loving bunch, you can bring your fur babies along with you, too—Acuaverde Resort has pet-friendly services for both cats and dogs.

Expected price per head: ₱1,800 - ₱2,500

Acuaverde Resort
Barangay Laiya, San Juan
(02) 403-1899 / (02) 847-0953
reservations@acuaverderesort.com.ph
Office is open from Mondays to Thursdays, 8 AM - 7 PM;
Fridays at 8 AM - 6 PM; Saturdays at 8 AM - 12 NN

5. Acuatico Beach Resort

When the city gets too stressful, it’s important to get your much-needed R&R. Take your travel crew to Acuatico Beach Resort, a raved-about, contemporary resort designed with a Balinese touch. Here, you and your loved ones can get a taste of an endless summer by taking a dip in its infinity pool, lounging in its clean and spacious rooms, and eating your heart out with its gastronomic buffet. Acuatico Beach Resort is also a family-friendly choice—dad and mom can relax with their rejuvenating spa services, and you can let the kids have fun in the children’s room.

Expected price per head: ₱3,325 - ₱4,200

Acuatico Beach Resort
Laiya, San Juan, Batangas
(02) 651 5972
reservations@acuaticoresort.com.ph

6. Club Balai Isabel

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Sitting pretty on the shores of the world-famous Taal Lake, Club Balai Isabel is definitely worth the 3-hour road trip from the city. Relax in their clean and cozy rooms and reconnect with nature by enjoying an up-close view of Taal Lake that you won’t get anywhere else. During your stay, munch on Terraza Cafe’s delicious food, wade in their pool’s calm waters, and enjoy activities like kayaking or sailing. You can also take a boat ride to Taal Volcano’s crater and get a closer look either by horseback or on foot! Not to mention that the resort takes part in eco-friendly initiatives that minimize waste and environmental damage.

Expected price per head: ₱2,800

Club Balai Isabel
Talisay, Batangas
(0906) 518 5494
cbi.dealgrocer@gmail.com

7. La Luz Beach Resort

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Nestled in a serene location that’s sought out by beach lovers, La Luz is the place to be to make lifetime memories. The resort is home to a long stretch of shoreline that’s perfect for sunbathing, stargazing, and simply soaking up that good island life. Spend the day engaging in water activities like snorkeling, kayaking, and jet skiing, and have a nightcap by sipping on cocktails and beers in their sports bar. The resort has six different types of accommodations that would fit any agenda, may it be a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a gathering of a big group of friends. What’s remarkable about La Luz, besides their eco-friendly furnishings and cabanas, is their control on noise pollution: guests are encouraged to keep noise at a minimal level to respect the privacy of other guests.

Expected price per head: ₱1,300 - ₱2,200

La Luz Beach Resort
Brgy. Hugom, Laiya, San Juan, Batangas
(0998) 338 7111

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About Danna
Danna Peña is a writer living in Manila. Formerly a Content Producer for Rappler and a full-time freelancer, her other works can be seen on CNN Philippines Life and PURVEYR, among other publications. Her work is centered on the local industry with an inclination towards themes like travel, lifestyle, and culture. Ultimately living up to O. Wilde’s adage of “to define is to limit”, she never knows what she’ll be up to next. For more info, visit linktr.ee/dannapena.

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