There’s no better place to be in the summer than Batangas, with its gorgeous beaches, snorkel and dive spots, and wide range of resorts to choose from. Calatagan is ideal for those who want an idyllic type of vacation, as compared to other busier destinations such as Laiya or Nasugbu.
The beaches here range from white to caramel colored, with a characteristic shallow shore that gives a feeling of calmness and tranquility. It’s home to different beach resorts, from budget-friendly ones to high-end hotel and resorts and even unique stays such as floating cottages.
Here are the best Calatagan beach resorts for your next getaway.
1. Crusoe Cabins
Crusoe Cabins is one of the newest beach resorts in Calatagan. In a short period, it has already charmed many, especially families and those looking for pet-friendly accommodations.
This resort features rustic-style beachfront and garden cabins, which are not only IG-worthy but also equipped with modern amenities to make your stay comfortable. You can choose between barkada and family configurations for the cabins.
It also has a 400-meter-long promenade where you can find cabanas, a regatta walkway, and restaurants that serves fresh seafood dishes, a swing bar, and a coffee shack so you’re guaranteed to have your dose of caffeine even in the beach.
One of the highlights in staying at Crusoe Cabins is access to the Aquaria Water Park sitting next door, which features giant slides and rides for kids and adults. Other activities include volleyball, kayak, banana boat, jetski, pedal boat, and banana boat. If you want a more relaxing activity, you can just enjoy the refreshing water of Calatagan Beach or arrange a casual picnic with your loved ones.
Book here at Crusoe Cabins.
2. The Beach Calatagan
If you’re looking for an IG-worthy beach resort to flaunt for your socials, look no further than The Beach Calatagan.
This resort features beautifully designed villas and rooms; a beachfront with sun lounges, rattan chairs, and bohemian-style cabanas; and a heated infinity pool where you can swim and take photos with the ocean in the backdrop.
Accommodations include airconditioned rooms for couples and small groups, nautical-themed villas for families, and even grand villas with their own private pool that can fit up to 45 people.
The Beach Calatagan also has an on-site restaurant and bar that serves cocktails and other drinks, as well as free sports facilities such as kayak and paddleboard.
Book here at The Beach Calatagan.
3. Lago de Oro
Lago de Oro is best known for wakeboarding. In fact, it’s the pioneer of cable wakeboarding in the Philippines!
This beachfront hotel and resort features 38 hotel rooms fitted with modern amenities. It has a restaurant and bar that serves Filipino, Asian, and European cuisine, as well as fresh seafood including oysters, prawns, and fish.
It goes without saying that the best thing to do here is wakeboarding! The wakeboard is designed for both beginners and professionals, with trainers on-site in case you need a basic tutorial. You can also take a stroll at the beach, splash around at the swimming pools for kids and adults, and do a host of other activities, including: boat tours, fishing, and outdoor and indoor game facilities (volleyball, basketball, bungee trampoline, billiards, and more).
Lago de Oro is in proximity to other attractions in Calatagan including the Calatagan golf club and agri-tourism sites such as the sugar mill, sugar cane plantation, and rice fields.
Book here at Lago de Oro Hotel and Wakepark.
4. Sunrise Cove
Sometimes all you need is a nice beachfront vacation to get away from it all — and that’s what Sunrise Cove beach resort is about.
Sunrise Cove offers native-style, modest but comfortable rooms for your stay. It has a laid-back beachfront where you can relax or let your kids swim or play. If you have furbabies, you can bring them to play in the beach as well as the resort is pet-friendly.
It also has an on-site restaurant where you can order delicious meals while enjoying the view, a coffee shop, and spa services. For those looking for water activities, fishing, snorkeling, and diving are available.
Book here at Sunrise Cove.
5. Stilts Calatagan
Experience a life of simple luxury at Stilts Calatagan, one of the top beach resorts in Calatagan. This resort is famous for their picturesque stilt cottages built over the water, a unique way to live the beach life.
Other accommodations include beachfront cottages, villas and bungalows, tree houses, and camping tents.
Stilts Calatagan is not only popular among couples, families, and friends; they are also a favorite for team-building and company events. They have a range of facilities available to make your stay more enjoyable – including three beach coves, infinity pools, and adventures ranging from boat and dive tours to mangrove eco-tours and adventure trails. For those who simply want to relax, you can visit their gardens and pavilions where you can hang out, eat, and be merry while appreciating the fantastic view of the sea.
6. UNWND Calatagan
UNWND Calatagan is one of the newest beach resorts in Calatagan, Batangas. It features modern-style facilities and accommodations that you’ll love to show off in your socials!
Here you can stay in one of their signature cabins, which feature smart spaces and modern decors, or in one of the rooms at the heritage house. You can spend the day at either the beach or outdoor pool, play tennis and other sports, and enjoy good food at their on-site restaurant.
7. Calumbuyan Point
Calumbuyan Point is a family-owned resort located at a hillside in Calatagan, which offers hillside views and beach access. They offer affordable accommodations which are ideal for couples, families, or friends.
Accommodations include villas with ocean views, teepee huts, and fan/airconditioned cottages. Camping tents are also available for those who want to stay in touch with nature and sleep outdoors.
This resort also has an outdoor pool, dining services, and activities such as kayak and boat ride.
8. Calatagan Floating Cottages
One of the most unique accommodations in Calatagan is the floating cottages. Kuya Jessie’s Floating Cottages features different-sized floating cottages with a living/sleeping area, dining area, and a rooftop where you can chill in a hammock or just hang out while looking at the surrounding water. Here you can literally just chill out, jump directly in the water for a swim, or go for a boat trip to the nearby sandbar or snorkeling areas.
You can bring your own food or ask for it to be catered in case you want a hassle-free trip.
Calatagan Floating Cottages are a must-try for families and friends who are visiting the shores of Calatagan, Batangas.
9. Manuel Uy Beach Resort
Manuel Uy Beach Resort is one of the most popular destinations in Calatagan, Batangas. It’s essentially a beach camping site rather than a proper resort, and hence it attracts mostly backpackers and budget travelers.
This beach resort is an ideal getaway during weekends since it’s easy to get to from Manila and is affordable. You can bring your own tent or rent on site. Once here, enjoy taking a dip in the shallow water, go island hopping in Starfish Island and Sand Bar, or just enjoy the sunset with your partner or friends. From here, you can also visit the nearby Cape Santiago Lighthouse, which is one of the landmarks in Calatagan.
10. The Private House
The Private House is an all-inclusive luxurious private resort in Calatagan, Batangas. It’s ideal not only for families, but also groups for team-building! It has a relaxing beachfront, an outdoor pool, and exclusive access to The Camp, which features obstacle courses and other team-building facilities where you can have fun together.
The rooms are The Private House feature Mediterranean design, with either sea or garden view. Other facilities include a restaurant and bakery, a spa, and bonfire where you can huddle together at night for s’mores and chats. There is also outdoor volleyball, table tennis, dart, and videoke.
Book here at The Private House.
That ends our list of the best Calatagan beach resorts in 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!).