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15 Best Resorts in Batangas Philippines

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IMPORTANT: The Batangas resorts and hotels featured in this article may have COVID-19 travel restrictions and requirements. Check our Batangas article for COVID-19 travel requirements for details. We recommend contacting the properties as well for their specific requirements and age restrictions. 

 

Manila’s neighboring province, Batangas, is home to some of the best beaches and resorts that offer a relaxing escape from the urban jungle. Batangas has become the go-to weekend or quick getaway destination for city dwellers who want to lounge on the beach, commune with nature, and go diving.  

The coastline of Batangas beach is dotted with hotels and resorts that are perfect for romantic getaways, weekend staycations, family holidays, and diving in Anilao. Travelers have plenty of options from luxury, mid-range to budget hotels, and resorts in Batangas, depending on your preferences. 

If you’re looking for the perfect getaway that’s just a couple of kilometers away from Manila, check this list of some of the best beach resorts Batangas:

15. Anilao Awari Bay Resort

Sunset view in Anilao Awari Bay ResortPhoto by Anilao Awari Bay Resort

Located in Mabini, Batangas, Anilao Awari Bay Resort boasts a private getaway in a beach that gives guests the perfect view of Balayan Bay. Here, you’ll have a wide array of activities to choose from, including diving courses as it is situated near the diving spot MatuPoint and even sunset sessions overlooking the bay.

The beach resort has fully-furnished guest rooms with flat-screen televisions, shower facilities, and air-conditioning. Choose from their deluxe room or experience a unique stay with their Modern Ifugao House.

This Batangas beach resort also has function rooms perfect for family celebrations such as weddings and debuts, restaurants and hotel bars, a sand and volleyball area, a chapel, and even a poolside bar! You can also cap off the day with a relaxing massage or spa.

Anilao Awari Bay Resort is just around 120 kilometers from the metro and is one of the best beach resorts in Batangas.

How to get there:

By private vehicle:

From Manila, take the South Expressway (SLEX). Take the Bauan-Batangas Road exit. Once you reach the town of Bauan, follow the route to Bauan-Mabini Road. Keep going until you reach Mabini Circumferential/National Road, which should lead you to Anilao Awari Bay Resort.

By public transport:

From Cubao or Buendia, ride a bus bound for Batangas City Public Terminal. From there, take a jeepney to Mabini and ask them to let you off at Mabini Public Market. From there, take a tricycle to Anilao Awari Bay in Mabini, Batangas.

14. Canyon Cove Hotel and Spa

Aerial view of the Canyon Cove Hotel and SpaPhoto by Canyon Cove Hotel and Spa

The Philippines is blessed with white sand beaches not just in the prime destinations of Boracay and Palawan, Batangas also has plenty. One resort where you can stay to enjoy the province's beaches is Canyon Cove Hotel and Spa in Nasugbu.

One of the more loved Batangas beach resorts near Manila, it offers a perfect union with nature with its very own white sand beach, a sunset overlooking the West Philippine Sea, and its close proximity to some of Batangas’ waterfalls and rivers.

For those looking for a thrilling water experience, Canyon Cove Hotel and Spa offers watersports activities, too, from banana boat riding and paddleboarding to snorkeling and even island hopping.

Amenities include its very own Island Café serving American, Filipino, and Asian cuisines, a swimming pool, children’s playground, poolside and beachfront cabanas, a spa, and even game rooms, among others!

How to get there:

By private vehicle:

From CAVITEX, take the Covelandia RD exit, then proceed right on the Antero Soriano Highway to Governor Drive. Drive along the Ternate Nasugbu Highway until you reach Canyon Cove.

From SLEX, take the Eton City Exit, then drive along Tagaytay Road. Continue until you reach Nasugbu, where Canyon Cove Hotel and Spa is located. 

By public transport:

Get on a bus from Paranaque or Cubao bound for Nasugbu, Batangas.  From the plaza, ride a tricycle and tell your driver to drop you off at the resort.

13. Terrazas de Punta Fuego

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If you want to experience first-class relaxation and getaway, far from the hustles and bustles of the city, check out Terrazas de Punta Fuego in Nasugbu. 

An exclusive enclave that gives guests access to an 800-meter stretch of fine sand beach. It has its own free-form pool called the “Turtle Pool,” and other amenities including a game hall and Café Sol with cuisines specially crafted by its dedicated chefs.

It's the perfect destination for a family looking for the best reunion spot or a team in search of the best treat for its members. Terrazas de Punta Fuego isn’t just any ordinary beach resort; it also gives one a sense of exclusivity and sophistication while basking in the beauty of nature.

Its Bali-inspired cabañas also give guests the freedom to lounge with a refreshment in hand or watch the sunset view.

How to get there:

By private vehicle:

From CAVITEX, drive to the Centennial Road in Kawit to Ternate-Nasugbu Highway. 

From SLEX, exit at Binan or Sta Rosa and drive to Nasugbu-Ternate Highway. 

By public transport:

Take a bus from Cubao, Pasay, or Buendia to Nasugbu, Batangas, and then ride a tricycle or jeepney. 

12. Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort

Sunset view in Stilts Calatagan Beach ResortPhoto by Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort

Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort is one of the most practical choices among local beach lovers. It offers more than just affordable access to the beach. Guests can opt for day trips and overnight trips with accommodation options such as beach and floating cottages, villas, bungalows, and treehouses. 

You can create your own adventure by checking out their offerings at their Beach Happy Activity Center along Harmony Beach. Activities range from mangrove tours, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and even ATV rides!

The beach resort is also home to not just one but three beaches: Harmony Beach, Serenity Beach, and Discovery Beach. Other recreational activities like biking and volleyball are also available.

Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort also offers camping trips where campers can enjoy the company of nature, unwind with their friends, all by renting or bringing their own tents.

How to get there:

By private vehicle:

From SLEX, make an exit at Sta Rosa and then drive to Nasugbu, Batangas. Once you arrive at the Palico Junction, drive until you reach Calatagan, Batangas. 

By public transport:

From Buendia, ride a bus bound for Calatagan, Batangas. The bus will make a stop at Calatagan's downtown area. From there, ride a tricycle to Stilts. You can also ride a van from the Calatagan Van Terminal in Pasay City. Once in Calatagan, ride a tricycle and tell the driver to drop you off at the resort.

11. Pico Sands Hotel

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When you arrive at Pico Sands Hotel in Nasugbu, you’ll be welcomed by its 1.5-kilometer shoreline, truly a treat for all beach lovers. It’s yet another exclusive sanctuary that’s just around 80 kilometers away from the city. It features a contemporary hotel with seven floors, spacious rooms, and amenities that will make it feel like a home away from home. 

Stay in one of its luxurious accommodations and choose which one appeals to you the best: a room with a lagoon or a mountain view or even a penthouse loft. For those with a hearty appetite, you can opt to dine by the beach at Reef Bar, dine al fresco at Pico Restaurant & Bar, munch on some snacks while playing billboard, and bowling at B N’ B, or savor international cuisines at Lagoa.

Nature lovers will also enjoy roaming around its Nature Safari while traversing the Pico Trail and Santelmo Trail. Those who want some water adventures can take it easy on a paddleboard or go fast on a jet ski.

How to get there:

By private vehicle:

From CAVITEX, make an exit at Kawit via Bacao Road. Take the route going to Tanza and Naic, which will then bring you to Ternate. Take the main route to Puerto Azul until you reach the main entrance of the Hamilo Coast. 

By public transport:
Take a bus from Buendia bound for Nasugbu, Batangas. Get off at Jollibee Nasugbu and then ride a tricycle bound for Hamilo Coast. Take a private shuttle from Hamilo Coast to Pico Sands Hotel.

10. Virgin Beach Resort (Temporarily Closed)

Beach view in Virgin Beach ResortPhoto by Virgin Beach Resort

One of the most frequented beach resorts in Batangas is Virgin Beach Resort. Located in the town of San Juan, Virgin Beach Resort offers guests a relaxing haven surrounded by luscious greens and its very own white sand beach.

Friends and families looking to bond will surely love the cottages on the beachfront, giving everyone a relaxing experience and a chance to catch up and share stories. 

Virgin Beach Resort is also the perfect place to spot dolphins doing water exhibitions. Not only is Virgin Beach Resort a practical choice for a vacation near the city, but it also offers a unique ambiance with its Filipino-themed rooms.

Rooms range from bamboo cabanas with either king-sized or queen-sized beds. For a group of four people, the casitas are a perfect choice. The beach resort is around is 140 kilometers away from Manila.

How to get there:

By private vehicle:
From SLEX, take the exit at Ibaan Road. Continue to Rosario and then to San Juan via the Rosario-San Juan-Candelaria Road. 

By public transport:
From Cubao, take a bus bound for the bus station in San Juan, Batangas. From there, hire a tricycle or take a jeepney to Laiya. Tell the driver that you want to be dropped off at the Virgin Beach Resort.

9. Club Balai Isabel (Temporarily Closed)

Wonderful environment in Club Balai IsabelPhoto by Club Balai Isabel

If you're looking to staying somewhere with the perfect view of the world-famous Taal Lake, check out Club Balai Isabel, a beach resort in Talisay, Batangas. It's known not only for its lush greenery but also as an eco-tourism destination.

The nine-hectare resort boasts amenities perfect for your holidays or even corporate getaways, from pavilions to halls and stylish hotel rooms to outdoor recreational spaces like the pool, team building obstacle grounds, and an orchard lane open area. 

For food lovers, the beach resort’s Terraza Restaurant offers proudly Filipino and Batangueño dishes that will surely satisfy your cravings for local food. Coffee lovers will surely fall in love with Kape Kumintang’s Kapeng Barako, while health-conscious guests can indulge in farm-to-table offerings of Balai Organics.

While the perfect view of Taal Volcano makes for a great experience, it’s Club Balai Isabel's great balance of nature, adventure, and eco-tourism that truly make it a must-visit beach near Manila.

How to get there:

By private vehicle:

Take the Sta Rosa exit from SLEX until you reach Tagaytay. Traverse the Sta-Rosa Tagaytay road, then to Ligaya Drive.

By public transport:

From Buendia or Cubao, ride a bus bound for Lipa, Batangas.  Once you arrive at the Tanauan town proper bus terminal, ride a tricycle to the Talisay jeepney terminal. From there, ride one with the Talisay signboard. Ask the driver to take you to Club Balai Isabel.

8. Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort

Beautiful rooms in Aiyanar Beach ResortPhoto by Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort

If you're looking to learn diving or just enjoy the beach, Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort is a great destination. 

Here, you can take your diving experience to the next level while staying at comfortable and stylish rooms, dine on dishes that make you want to eat more courtesy of the hotel restaurant Sweet Bella, and get treated to a panoramic view of the mountains. There are sixteen rooms, all with a balcony so you can bask in the sea view.

The resort offers dive courses and facilities and other water sports like jet skiing, wakeboarding, and Redondo. The 15-feet training pool is dedicated to those who are just starting to explore diving.

If you’re not into it, the game rooms can help you kill time too! The infinity pool also gives guests a place to soak up the sun and enjoy the breezy wind passing through the Anilao coastline. Just around 120 kilometers away from Manila, Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort is located in Anilao, Batangas. 

How to get there:

By private vehicle:

From SLEX, drive until you reach STAR Tollway. Take the exit at Bauan-Batangas Road. Head straight to the Mabini Circumferential/National Road where you’ll eventually reach Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort.

By public transport:

From Buendia or Alabang, ride a bus bound for Anilao, Batangas. Once you’re at Mabini Crossing, ride a tricycle that will take you straight to Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort.

7. La Luz Beach Resort

Beachfront accommodation of La Luz Beach ResortPhoto by La Luz Beach Resort

Laiya isn’t just a long coastline of white sand beaches, it feels like a community too. La Luz Beach Resort is built with that in mind, to feel like it’s someone’s home. The hotel maintains a relaxed, natural feel so guests won’t feel too intimidated and would enjoy the simplicity of life. 

From lofts to hilltop accommodations, its rooms are modestly designed with mostly bamboo features. Dormitories are also available which can house four to ten people.

Any trip to a beach won’t be complete without some fun on the water. La Luz Beach Resort offers activities such as biking, snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, and hiking, among others.

Speed boats and yachts are also available for rent if you want to jazz up your stay. Housekeeping and room services are on call 24/7, and you can have your food delivered to your room even until two in the morning. 

How to get there:

By private vehicle:

From SLEX, head to STAR Tollway and exit at San Jose-Ibaan until you reach Rosario-Ibaan Road then San Juan-Laiya Road.

By public transport:

From Buendia or Cubao, ride a bus bound for Lipa, Batangas. From there, ride a jeepney bound for San Juan. Once you arrive at the public market, ride a tricycle or jeepney going to La Luz Beach Resort.

6. La Chevrie Resort & Spa

Beach view from the pool area of La Chevrie Resort and SpaPhoto by La Chevrie Resort and Spa

Another diving resort that’s just around 120 kilometers away from Manila, La Chevrie Resort & Spa is a five-star resort in Anilao, Batangas. It prides itself on giving holidaymakers a grand escape.

Not only does its location make it another top choice for divers, but it also offers access to unspoiled nature and a stylishly designed hotel inspired by French aesthetics. Think European luxury, induced with the beauty of the tropics.

Exclusivity is also a priority for La Chevrie Resort & Spa so there are only thirteen rooms in the hotel to ensure that guests are served with world-class service and hospitality. The resort also has a restaurant called L’Atelier, serving fine liquors and dishes with only the finest and freshest ingredients.

For guests who want a sensual spa experience, the resort’s spa La Brise has a team of excellent massage therapists to indulge your senses. Aside from scuba diving, the resort also offers other activities including snorkeling and trekking.

How to get there:

By private vehicle:

From SLEX, take the STAR Tollway and head to the Batangas Port exit. Continue on the Batangas Port Road until you reach Bauan then Mabini Town. 

By public transport:

From Cubao, take a bus bound for Batangas City Public Terminal. Once there, ride a jeepney to Mabini. To get to Anilao, take a tricycle along the Bauan-Mabini Road and instruct the driver to turn right at the Mabini Tourism Triangle. Continue straight until you reach La Chevrerie.

5. Vivere Azure Resort

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Experience fine resort living at Vivere Azure Resort in Anilao, Batangas. This paradise boasts an idyllic mountainside view that can soothe anyone’s craving for relaxation. The resort used to be a rest house, giving it a homey feeling perfect for getaways with family and friends. The suites are luxuriously designed with the ocean view as the perfect treat.

The ocean itself is home to schools of fish, corals, and rich marine life. Sometimes, your afternoons become even more memorable with dolphins showing off their skills. The resort offers activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, island hopping, and diving.

Indulge in the delicious dishes of its restaurant overlooking the ocean or as you bask in the crashing waves in your own balcony.

How to get there:

By private vehicle:

Take the SLEX and STAR Tollway until you reach the Diversion Road. Under the flyover, turn right towards Bauan and continue until you reach Anilao. From there, turn left in the direction of San Teodoro and drive straight until you reach Vivere Azure on your right.

By public transport:

From Cubao, take a bus bound for Batangas City Public Terminal. Take a jeepney to Mabini, Batangas, and then alight at Mabini Crossing. You may then ride a tricycle going to Vivere Azure.

4. Camp Netanya

Santorini-inspired structures of Camp Netanya in BatangasPhoto by Camp Netanya

If you're dreaming of a vacation in Greece, you don’t have to get out of the country to do so. Camp Netanya, inspired by the Greek island of Santorini, will give you that feel with its white structures and blue domes overlooking the ocean. Located in Anilao, Batangas, Camp Netanya has 48 guest rooms ranging from deluxe rooms to family lofts and villas.

A stay at Camp Netanya will also give you convenient access to Sombrero Island and Oscar Island where you can rent a boat or snorkel to witness Anilao’s rich marine life and stunning corals.

This Batangas beach resort also has its own fitness centers, music lounge, and a wide array of water activities to choose from such as fish feeding and kayaking. Camp Netanya is just about 120 kilometers away from Manila.

How to get there:

By private vehicle:

From SLEX, take the Batangas City exit at the end of STAR Tollway. Take the Batangas Diversion Road to Bauan-Batangas Provincial Road and Mabini Circumferential Road.

By public transport:

From Cubao, board a bus going to Batangas. Ride a jeepney to Mabini, Batangas. Take a tricycle to Camp Netanya Resort from Mabini Crossing.

3. Acuaverde Beach Resort

Aerial view of Acuaverde Beach ResortPhoto by Acuaverde Beach Resort

Acuaverde Beach Resort is gifted with a fair share of Laiya’s white sand beach and clear blue waters. Whether you’re with friends or family, you can surely have a great time by choosing any of its fun water adventures: fly fishing, jet skiing, flyboarding, or kayaking.

The resort has 31 rooms with a holiday tropic theme, all made with local materials such as coconut-trunk columns and walls and furniture accentuated with woods.

Acuaverde Beach Resort has facilities that are perfect for every member of the family. The Kid’s Zone is the perfect place to let your little ones play while the beachfront makes for a romantic escape for mom and dad while waiting for the sun to set.

You can even bring pets as the resort features a dedicated Pet Zone. There’s also an Al Fresco bar where you can find a selection of cocktails, beers, and wines. 

How to get there:

By private vehicle:

From SLEX, take the STAR Tollway and exit at San Jose/Ibaan. Continue driving until you reach the Municipal Hall of San Juan. Take a left onto San Juan-Laiya Road.

By public transport:

Take a bus to San Juan Batangas from Manila or Alabang terminals. Get off in front of the San Juan Municipal Hall and take a jeep to Laiya, where the Acuaverde Beach Resort is located.

2. Acuatico Beach Resort

Blue skies and waters in Acuatico Beach ResortPhoto by Acuatico Beach Resort

Another gem that can be found in Laiya is Acuatico Beach Resort that seemingly looks like a modern mansion with a tropical resort feel.

The resort is divided into the Main Wing and the La Prima Wing. The Main Wing offers either a pool or beach view with Balinese-inspired accommodations. La Prima Wing is an exclusive wing with its own private pool, restaurant, jacuzzi, and villas giving guests a more premium vacation. Overall, the resort has 21 rooms in the Main Wing and 20 rooms in La Prima Wing.

Acuatico’s Oceano restaurant takes guests to a gastronomic feast, from local favorites to international dishes while its Acua Bar is the spot to be if you’re craving for refreshing cocktails while lounging at the infinity pool.

Other restaurants are Azul Bar & Café and Intimo Bar. It also has its own game room, spa services, and fitness center.

How to get there:

By private vehicle:

From SLEX, take the STAR Tollway and head towards the Balete, Lipa, or Ibaan exits. Follow the directions to San Juan town and the main road of Laiya. 

By public transport:

From Buendia, take a bus bound for San Juan, Batangas.  Ride a tricycle or a jeepney bound for Laiya. Ask the driver to drop you off at Acuatico Beach Resort.

1. The Farm at San Benito

A wonderful room in The Farm at San BenitoPhoto by The Farm at San Benito

The Farm at San Benito is a must-visit Batangas resort for a mindful, wellness retreat. It is known for its five pillars: Diagnose, Cleanse, Nourish, Repair, and Sustain. It offers a holistic, relaxing experience through wellness and health optimization programs.

Designed to give guests a nourishing break from their busy lives, The Farm at San Benito boasts nurturing spa treatments, hydrotherapy water wellness, plant-based cuisines, mindful activities, and integrative medical services with its in-house doctor.

Accommodations range from terraces to suites and bamboo, garden glass, to mahogany pool villas giving you a luxurious stay like no other. Mindful activities held at The Farm at San Benito include yoga, power walk, and meditation.

Those who are looking for a relaxing getaway will get more than that in this environment that offers nourishment to all senses. It's highly recommended to join a tour at The Farm Batangas.

How to get there:

By private vehicle:

From SLEX, take the Lipa City exit off the STAR Tollway and proceed on President Jose P. Laurel Highway.

By public transport:

From Buendia or Cubao, ride a bus bound for Lipa, Batangas. Once you arrive at the Lipa City Bus Terminal, you may either charter a van or tricycle that will take you directly to the resort.

Go on a Relaxing Getaway to Batangas

Pool view in Camp Netanya in BatangasPhoto by Camp Netanya

Getting your much-deserved break isn’t a question of “how much” or “how far,” it can also be a question of “how soon”. You need not look at far places before you can have that tropical escape because Batangas, home to some idyllic beach spots with breathtaking sunsets, incredible nature, and rich marine life, is just hours away from Manila.

Most of these beaches are just 100 to 120 kilometers away from Manila, which makes it a lot easier to bring some friends and families along. Bookmark this article to help you plan your trip to a Batangas beach resort open now for travelers. 

Check out Batangas tours and activities that you can add to your itinerary aside from a relaxing staycation at these resorts.