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Embraced by the most beautiful beaches, Batangas is your quick and easy getaway destination this summer.
Image: Camp Wagi Beach Resort Facebook Page
For many beach bums, Batangas is synonymous with summer. Surrounded by the country’s most breathtaking beaches, Batangas also takes the cake because it’s conveniently close to Metro Manila, needing just two to three hours of travel time to reach.
What’s more, there are also many affordable Batangas beach resorts for a summer escapade that won’t hurt your wallet. Some fun under the sun is possible without going over your budget after all. So if you’re looking for a cheap and easy getaway this summer without breaking the bank, look no further than these affordable Batangas beach resorts!
Sunrise Cove is surrounded by majestic views of the region’s finest formations.
Image: Sunrise Cove Facebook Page
If you’re looking for a rustic venue with lots of rooms with a view, then look no further than Sunrise Cove in Calatagan, Batangas. The one-hectare property has its own private beach cove revealing the picture-perfect panorama of Maricaban Island, Pagapas Bay, the distant mountains of Mindoro Island, and the southernmost tip of Batangas. Around the resort are the rolling white sand beaches where you can enjoy outdoor sports or have a barbecue with families and friends, and various swimming and diving areas where you can go crab hunting or explore coral formations.
The resort’s accommodations don’t disappoint either. Rooms include the Main House, the Honeymoon House, the Loft House, and the New House, all of which include spacious bedrooms, their own furnished kitchens, private bathrooms, and beautiful verandas. Also for rent are cottages facing the beach front with the same amenities and tree houses good for three people. They also have beach huts for rent on a first-come, first-served basis.
Rates:Rooms start at PhP3,800/night + entrance fees
The vast space of Camp Wagi Beach Resort is conducive to many memorable events, even weddings!
Image: Camp Wagi Beach Resort Facebook Page
One accommodation that captures the modesty of Batangas is Camp Wagi Beach Resort. Stripped of the usual luxuries of a beach resort, Camp Wagi provides your much-needed commune with nature. And since the property is mostly natural, lush greeneries and scattered tree shades fill the place adding to the white-sand beach, the sandbar, and the frequently visited Starfish Island.
The resort has standard and air-conditioned rooms which can fit six up to 12 people. All the rooms are facing the beach front and are all equipped with the bare necessities such as private restrooms and kitchen utensils and appliances. Around the area, they also have beach cottages of various sizes which can fit groups ranging from a handful to up to 40 persons.
Where:Sitio Bayanan, Barangay Ilijan, Batangas City
Adult - PhP175
Senior/PWD - PhP140
Kids (4ft and below) PhP100
Overnight rates(inclusive of entrance fee): PhP3,000 to PhP13,000
Walk the magical infinity pool in Vista De Puente Beach Resort that extends to the crystal-clear blue sea.
Image: Vista De Puente Beach Resort Facebook Page
Who says infinity pools are only fit for luxurious hotels? Vista De Puente Beach Resort in Batangas City begs to differ. As if you’re walking on water straight onto the crystalline sea, the hype around Vista De Puente’s infinity pool definitely lives up. The beachside view is the perfect spot to strike a pose, or just settle into the calming scenery of the pool blending into the sea.
This and the well-appointed accommodations of Vista De Puente are proof that comfort need not be expensive. They have the Couple Room, the King Bedroom, the Quad Room, the Family Room, and the Group Room which are all air-conditioned, have their own private toilet and bath, as well as an LED TV with local channels. Group rooms have their own refrigerator, gas, and burner. Finally, you can also arrange for a day tour with one of their booking agents, and enjoy your lunch on one of their picnic tables or cabanas for a fee.
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Manuel Uy Beach Resort’s campsite shows its visitors the true meaning of disconnection.
Image: Manuel Uy Beach Resort Facebook Page
For a resort that has close to nothing, Manuel Uy Beach Resort in Calatagan, Batangas definitely delivers by racking up top ratings from previous visitors. In the resort’s vast vicinity, structures are scarce – there isn’t one room in the area that you can rent – but the fun comes from renting your own tent and turning its beachfront into one comfortable campsite for all.
Aside from renting your own tent and pitching it beside the resort’s cream-colored beaches, you can also rent a boat that can bring you to the nearby islands where you can go swimming, diving, or snorkeling to discover the deep natural beauties of the seas.
As of March 2021, Manuel Uy Beach Resort is still temporarily closed. Please visit the site’s social media account for up-to-date announcements on the status of its operations.
5. Calayo Beach Resort
Where:Barangay Calayo, Nasugbu, Batangas
Rates:Rooms start at PhP3,500/night
Sleep easy inside the Italian-inspired amenities of Calayo Beach Resort and let nature do the rest.
Image: Calayo Beach Resort Facebook Page
Nestled at the charming cove of Nasugbu, Batangas is the Italian-inspired Calayo Beach Resort. Inside the resort’s fenced compound stand comfortably furnished bungalows fitted with bamboo and wood and quartz flooring. Each air-conditioned bungalow has its own wardrobe, seating and kitchen areas, private and shared bathroom facilities with showers and bidets, and its own ventilated patio. Common areas also include a shared lounge area and barbecue facilities, as well as the resort’s own massage room, private pool, in-house Italian fusion restaurant, and karaoke bar.
But the resort’s charm is its proximity to the clear beaches of Nasugbu, which are just a few steps away from the accommodations. The resort can also book day tours for you, which can include an island-hopping journey around Nasugbu’s cove, an excursion to nearby natural sights such as Lake Taal or Pico de Loro, or a trek through the mountain jungles of Calayo and Bulaio.
Budget will never be an issue when booking these beach resorts in Batangas so don’t delay your summer plans any further!
This article was originally published in Yoorekka on April 11, 2019.
About Viktor Austria
Viktor would love to receive an extra hour a day as a Christmas gift. That way, he won’t have to struggle over splitting his 24 hours among making brand copies and campaigns, writing children’s stories, going to the gym, commuting around Taguig, and feeding his two overweight cats. He hates the hustle culture, that’s why he’s thankful for friends who have time to spare on weekends, preferably over spicy ramen and cold bottles of beer.
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