(SPOT.ph) With summer right around the corner, many are already planning their out-of-town getaways. And with Batangas’ proximity to the Metro, it’s often a top choice for a few days of relaxation. Whether you want to stay near the sea, up in the mountains, or deep within a forest, the province has a number of places to stay that cater to your needs and budget.
Check out these Batangas resorts for your next weekend getaway:
Anilao, Mabini, Batangas
Rates start at P20,000
Vivere Azure is a luxury mountainside resort in Mabini, Batangas that’s only a two-hour drive from the Metro. Tucked behind bamboo trees and embraced by coral-rich waters, its spacious and luxurious suites afford guests panoramic views of the sea and the nearby mountains.
A night at Vivere Azure’s Premiere Suite for two costs P20,000, inclusive of full-board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). It also has direct access to the beach.
The Farm at San Benito
Tipakan, Lipa City, Batangas
Rates start at P12,200
The Farm at San Benito is a medical wellness resort in Lipa, Batangas that’s tucked away in a 48-hectare tropical jungle with sweeping views of the mountains. It offers guests healing and transformative retreats through their medically supervised and science-based programs. This is complemented by their first-class villas and suites for a one-of-a-kind holiday experience.
You can score an overnight stay at their Sulu Terrace for two for as low as P12,200. This includes breakfast and the use of the resort’s pools and fitness center.
Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
Rates start at P7,600
The multi-awarded Acuatico Beach Resort in Laiya, Batangas is the go-to destination for city dwellers who want to seek solace in the resort’s posh amenities and beachfront location. The centerpiece of the resort is its infinity pool, which is often the subject of many photographs.
You can experience luxury without breaking the bank when you book the Alta Vista room through their book-early promo. The rate of P7,600 includes daily breakfast and use of resort facilities, kayak, and paddleboard.
Camp Netanya Resort and Spa
Ligaya, Mabini, Batangas
Rates start at P7,000
Camp Netanya Resort and Spa is also known as the Santorini of Anilao because of its white-washed buildings capped with blue domes. Its strategic location near the mountains and the sea also makes it an excellent spot for diving, snorkeling, and trekking.
Feel like you’re in Greece without having to travel far by booking a night for P7,000 in a Deluxe Twin room for two.
Acuaverde Beach Resort
Laiya, San Juan, Batangas
Rates start at P6,500
Acuaverde Beach Resort is a tropical hideaway along the white-sand beaches of Laiya in San Juan, Batangas. This nature-inspired resort boasts a beachfront that serves as an ideal backdrop to a relaxing and fun-filled vacation. Each of its 31 rooms brings the warmth of the tropics with its thatched roofs and coconut-trunk columns. There are also activities for the whole family, like kayaking, jet skiing, and flyboarding.
For as low as P6,500 per night, you can stay in the tastefully designed Casa Montana room for two. The resort’s pet-friendly, too.
Sta. Ana, Calatagan, Batangas
Rate starts at P5,000
Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort is Batangas’ version of the famous floating cottages in the Maldives. Set amid a 24-hectare area of white-sand beaches and rolling hills, it’s an idyllic hideout to relax, recharge, and reconnect with nature. Apart from its popular floating cottages, the resort has a selection of accommodations, such as beach cottages, villas, bungalows, tree houses, and camping tents.
For just P5000 a night for two, you can stay at the Serenitree Tree House located along Serenity Beach. This rate is inclusive of welcome drinks, breakfast, and use of the pool and beach area. Rates for their beach cottages range from P5,490 to P18,800, depending on the number of people and which villa you're booking. Prices for the floating cottages start at P8,540 during off-peak season.
Cocoons at Club Laiya
Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
Rates start at P4,770 per night
Cocoons at Club Laiya in San Juan, Batangas offers a new kind of resort experience. The quirky cocoons are designed for an Instagrammable and memorable stay. You can choose from three types depending on your preference: garden, beachside, or poolside.
Stay in a Poolside Cocoon at Club Laiya for your next summer getaway for as low as P4,770 per night for two.
Rose Villas Resort
Purok 6B, San Jose, Lipa City, Batangas
Rates start P3,500 per night
Rose Villas Resort is a Bali-inspired resort in Lipa. From its rustic decor to the surrounding foliage, this nature resort is made for relaxation. You can even take your furry friends during your days off since it’s also a pet-friendly resort.
You and your special someone can enjoy a quiet stay in their spacious Superior Room for as low as P3,500 per night. With this, you also get welcome drinks and free parking.
Planet Dive Resort
San Teodoro, Mabini, Batangas
Rates start at P 2,700 per night
Planet Dive Resort in Mabini, Batangas has been hosting scuba divers since 1999. Situated right in front of two of the best diving spots in Batangas—Maricaban Island and Sombrero Island—it’s the place to stay if you’re up for an underwater adventure. Apart from its highly-rated scuba diving services, the resort also features top-notch amenities like its IG-worthy infinity pool overlooking the nearby islands.
Taal - San Luis Road, Taal, Batangas
Rates start at P1,900
Plantacion Isabelle is a farm stay nestled within lush gardens in Taal, Batangas. It’s an ideal place to commune with nature with its laid-back provincial vibe. Their homey one-bedroom house and glamping huts surrounded by trees provide a much-needed escape from the city.
You can spend a night in a Bahay-Bahayan glamping hut for only P1,900 for two. This includes complimentary breakfast and access to amenities such as the bonfire and outdoor swimming pool.
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