Laiya is considered one of the best beaches in Batangas. Blessed with ivory-sand shores and clear water, it’s a great place to enjoy a summer vacation, unwind, or celebrate with your significant other. It also offers different watersport activities such as snorkeling, jetski, banana boating, and more.
Moreover, Laiya is only 3-4 hours away from Manila. It’s ideal for everyone, whether you’re a solo traveler, a couple, or a family with little kids in tow. Here we’ve compiled the best beach resorts in Laiya for your next visit in San Juan, Batangas!
- 1. La Luz Beach Resort
- 2. Acuaverde Beach Resort
- 3. Sabangan Beach Resort
- 4. Virgin Beach Resort
- 5. Acuatico Beach Resort
- 6. Palm Beach Resort
- 7. Laiya Riviera Resort and Spa by Cocotel
- 8. Cala Laiya
- 9. The Cocoons at Club Laiya
- 10. Laiya White Cove Beach Resort
- 11. Blue Coral Beach Resort
- 12. Buracai de Laiya Hotel & Resort
- 13. Kota Keluarga
- 14. Laiya Grande Beach Resort
- 15. Kabayan Beach Resort
- 16. Camp Laiya Beach Resort
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1. La Luz Beach Resort
La Luz Beach Resort started as a private vacation home for a family until it developed into the beloved beach resort that it is known today. Unlike other beach resorts in Laiya that are usually packed with crowds, you can expect peace and tranquility here as it is located at the farthermost end of the shoreline.
This beach resort has a beautiful beachfront ideal for swimming and snorkeling, as well as rock formations that serve as perfect backdrop for snap-worthy pictures.
It has Filipino-themed rooms with bamboo wood accents. There are rooms good for couples and small groups and also a dormitory for those in a budget or in a large group. Other facilities include a pool and a restaurant and bar.
Like other beach resorts in Laiya, it offers watersport activities. It also offers land adventures such as visiting Naambon Falls and hiking Mount Daguldol.
Oh and have we mentioned that this resort is pet-friendly too? 😉
Book at La Luz Beach Resort.
2. Acuaverde Beach Resort
Acuaverde Beach Resort is another one of the top beach resorts in Laiya. They are popular among families and company outings, as they own one of the widest beachfronts in Laiya.
This resort promises serenity, privacy, and comfort to guests. Each room is fitted with modern amenities and additional comforts such as LC cable TV, well-stocked minibar, and private veranda.
Facilities include a restaurant that serves local and international dishes (ala carte or buffet style), a spa, a waterpark for water activities, and dedicated areas for other indoor and outdoor activities.
They are also pet-friendly, so you can bring your furbabies with you in Laiya!
Book at Acuaverde Beach Resort.
3. Sabangan Beach Resort
Want to enjoy the waters of Laiya but prefer a simpler, relaxing resort? Then Sabangan Beach Resort is the one you’re looking for.
This resort features Filipino-themed rooms with veranda, alfresco lounge area where you can relax while appreciating the ocean view, and a clean beachfront where you can swim or just beach bum. There is also a play area and a small store inside where you can buy necessities.
Another good thing about Sabangan Beach Resort is that each booking comes with complimentary breakfast, lunch, and dinner! No need to worry about locating other restaurants or additional expenses,
Book at Sabangan Beach Resort.
4. Virgin Beach Resort
This beach resort in Laiya aims to offer a tranquil beach experience, “reminiscent of beaches in the old days.” It is situated in a cove adjacent to Sigayan Bay, which is one of the cleanest bays in the country and is part of the Verde Island Passage, one of the most diverse marine habitats in the world.
Their accommodations include rustic casitas facing the 1.3-kilometer white-ish sand shore of Laiya.
They also have an alfresco restaurant so you can enjoy local and international dishes outdoors, a spa, and various activities including kayaking, snorkeling, biking, bird watching, and bonfire by the beach.
Book at Virgin Beach Resort.
5. Acuatico Beach Resort
Want to experience the best of Laiya? Then book a stay at Acuatico Beach Resort – a luxury beachfront resort with a picturesque infinity pool overlooking the ocean and modern rooms fitted with modern amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
One thing that you should know about Acuatico Beach Resort is that it only has limited rooms, which gives it a very exclusive ambiance compared to similar resorts in Laiya.
Currently, there are 20 rooms located at the Main Wing. These are Balinese-styled rooms with either beach or pool view. There are also 20 rooms in the La Prima Wing, which is an exclusive wing located at a higher point in the resort, away from the pool and beach.
Other facilities include a pool bar, an all-day restaurant, and an exclusive bar and café for group bookings and private gatherings. La Prima guests also have access to an exclusive breakfast lounge and an intimate bar. There is also a fitness bar, a spa, an indoor game room, and a play area for kids. Water activities such as banana boat, fly board, fly fish, speed boat, and jetski can be availed for additional fees.
6. Palm Beach Resort
Palm Beach Resort is one of the top beach resorts in Laiya. It’s popular among couples, families, and even companies who book the resort exclusively for summer outings and team buildings.
This resort features over 30 exquisite rooms with private balcony overlooking the ocean.
It has infinity pools, including a kiddie pool and a jacuzzi, a pavilion for sports activities, a team-building area with obstacle course, and beachfront cabanas where you can rest after a day in the sun.
For dining, it has a restaurant that offers international and local dishes, so you can eat whichever you are craving for the day. You can also ask for poolside dining for a better view or arrange a specialty dining setup for intimate occasions.
Activities in Palm Beach Resort include snorkeling, watersports, and horseback riding.
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7. Laiya Riviera Resort and Spa by Cocotel
Laiya Riviera Resort and Spa is a great place to enjoy the clear waters of Laiya.
Choose among its airconditioned rooms with ocean and mountain views or native-style bamboo rooms that will make you feel right at home. They also have a shared lounge, a garden, BBQ facilities for those delicious ihaw-ihaw, and a sun terrace.
Activities include volleyball, snorkeling, and boat tours. Beachside massages are also available for when you want to relax right next to the sea.
Book at Laiya Riviera Resort and Spa.
8. Cala Laiya
Cala Laiya is ideal for those who want to unwind and resort in a cozy location. This beachfront resort offers a panoramic view of Tayabas Bay and is also situated in front of a marine sanctuary, so you can snorkel, freedive, and wonder at the underwater beauty of Batangas.
Cala Laiya offers “casitas” or little houses in Spanish, which feature simple designs and fitted with eco-friendly amenities. You can choose among small casitas which are walking distance to the pool or the beach or large beachfront casistas ideal for large groups.
It has a restaurant that offers both local and international cuisine. You can also arrange for a dinner under the starts for intimate celebrations or a boodle fight so you can share food kamayan-style with family or friends.
When not swimming or resting in one of the resort daybeds, you can do a host or other activities including snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, banana boat, sea wagon, and rafting for those who want to take it easy. They also offer boat tours so you can snorkel at the marine sanctuary, fish feed, or watch the sunset behind Mount Dagulgol. For those who miss the land, Cala Laiya also has an exclusive trail for hiking.
Book at Cala Laiya.
9. The Cocoons at Club Laiya
The Cocoons offer a new resort experience with their unique accommodations: fully airconditioned “cocoons” that are designed to make your beach vacation more intimate and playful at the same time.
There are currently 2 locations for The Cocoons: Laiya and Calatagan. The one at Laiya includes poolside cocoons and garden cocoons. These are fitted with cable and flat-screen TV, wifi, and mini bar.
There are 2 dining options here: an all-day restaurant that serves Filipino meals and snacks and another beachfront restaurant and bar.
You can’t stay at The Cocoons without taking a photo of the cool murals of the cocoons! You can also cool off at the infinity pool or the beach or book one of the water activities in Laiya including jetski, banana boat, flying fish, parasailing, speed boat, dragon boat, and disco ball UFO. A sunset cruise is also available when you want to close the day watching the golden rays of the sun over the waters of Laiya.
Book your stay at The Cocoons.
10. Laiya White Cove Beach Resort
Enjoy a simple, fuss-free beach vacation in this cozy beach resort in Laiya.
Laiya White Cove Beach Resort offers several hotel-type rooms complete with airconditioning and basic amenities, spacious outdoors that doubles as a place of relaxation and grounds for group activities, an alfresco restaurant and function area, and sports amenities such as volleyball, chess, and board games.
It’s also a proud beach-only resort. There is no pool, but you get access to the creamy-sand beach of Laiya, the nearby snorkeling sites, and view of the mountain ranges filled with forests, coconut groves, and wildlife.
Book at Laiya White Cove Beach Resort.
11. Blue Coral Beach Resort
Blue Coral Beach Resort is a popular beach resort in Laiya, Batangas. They are strategically located in the center of Laiya and they offer everything that you need for a tropical vacation.
Here you find spacious rooms and suites equipped with basic amenities, swimming pools including an infinity pool and a warm pool jacuzzi, a restaurant, a poolside bar, an entertainment and sports deck, and a souvenir shop. They also have a koi pond and a treehouse – something that kids will surely love!
Watersport facilities in this resort include jetski, kayak, snorkeling, banana boat, and speedboat. They also offer sightseeing tours.
12. Buracai de Laiya Hotel & Resort
Want to experience the ultimate staycation in Laiya? Buracai de Laiya Hotel & Resort is one of the newest resorts in Laiya, offering premium full service so you can enjoy a worry-free beach vacation.
Located in a mountainous part of Laiya, guests can book a room with either an ocean or a mountain view. There are also two pools including an infinity pool, a restaurant, and a bar.
Activities include kayaking, boating, snorkeling, and other watersports such as banana boat, jet ski, speed boat, and flying fish.
13. Kota Keluarga
Located a bit farther from popular resorts in Laiya, Kota Keluarga is a beach resort with its own private cove. It’s perfect for beach getaways, weddings, and even as filming location (Always Be My Maybe, anyone?).
Kota Keluarge is situated along Parasol Beach. Here you can stay in one of their 10 glass beach huts, so you can wake up with a view of the sea! There are also open huts for day tour guests, an adult pool and a small kiddie pool, and a restaurant and bar.
There are different activities available in this resort, including kayaking, banana boating, and jetski. Or you can just enjoy the beach and take formations in the rock formations near the resort.
14. Laiya Grande Beach Resort
Laiya Grande Beach Resort is the quintessential beach resort for every Filipino family. They offer different kinds of accommodations (including regular nipa huts and airconditioned rooms), shared bathrooms that are regularly kept clean, and a dedicated place for cooking and grilling.
Their rates are affordable, too, making them a popular choice among Laiya beach resorts.
Activities in this resort include snorkeling, boating, banana boating, beach volleyball, and more. Videoke is also available for when you want to sing your heart out with your family or friends.
Book at Laiya Grande Beach Resort.
15. Kabayan Beach Resorthttps://www.instagram.com/p/CQIGvP6Mzls/
You’ve most likely seen the signage for Kabayan Beach Resort, as it’s one of the first resorts along the main beach in Laiya. Kabayan Beach Resort is a popular option due to its affordable room rates, cooking and grilling stations where you can enjoy ihaw-ihaw in the beach, and a wide array of ocean activities.
Accommodations include dorm-, bahay-, and hotel-type rooms. They also have a swimming pool, a restaurant, a function room, a kid’s playground, and a convenience store where you can buy necessities and souvenirs.
16. Camp Laiya Beach Resort
Sometimes you just want a fuss-free vacation to the beach. Camp Laiya Beach Resort’s tagline is “Simpleng Saya” and it will take you back to simple beach camping.
They offer affordable accommodations including nipa huts and airconditioned rooms with their own kitchen and cabana for dining and grilling.
Aside from swimming in the beautiful shores of Laiya, in this resort you can also avail of other activities such as snorkeling, island hopping, banana boat, flying fish, and more.
They also welcome pets (1 big pet or 2 small pets per room).
That ends our list of top beach resorts in Laiya, Batangas! Do you have other recommendations? Let us know in the comment section below!
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Katherine Cortes is a 30-something freelance writer/editor. She likes beaches, snorkeling trips, and relaxing staycations (preferably with bath tubs!).