Punta Verde Resort in Lobo, Batangas: Romantic villas and ocean-view infinity pool

Infinity pool at Punta Verde Resort, Lobo, Batangas
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As March approaches, Hali and I were on the search for the best resorts for the summer. We spent 2 days in Punta Verde Resort in Lobo, Batangas. With charming old-style villas and an infinity pool with ocean view, it’s definitely one of the best resorts we’ve visited in Batangas! Read about our experience here and check out our travel guide to Punta Verde Resort below.

Our experience at Punta Verde Resort

You can’t talk about this resort without mentioning the route. It’s not for the faint hearted. We passed through a mountain with steep inclines (thanks, Waze) and then tackled the 45-minute mountain zigzag road in Lobo, Batangas. As of our visit (February 2019), the road going to the resort is rough, with steep turns requiring you to honk before moving forward. Our consolation was the ocean views while driving, which was amazing.

We passed through Lover’s Lane Park and then it’s just a few more minutes before we reached a resort. Hooray!

We logged in the registration area and a staff directed us to our room.

We were booked for the Ilang-Ilang Hut, a deluxe 4-person room. My heart jumped of joy seeing how spacious and charming our room is! There’s a king-sized bed, a sofa bed and a wide glass door that leads to a veranda. We also have an en suite toilet with heater and of course the whole room is airconditioned.

Here are some tiny details that I like about our room. We were provided 2 towels each — a room towel and beach towel. I find that very convenient. The door to the veranda has this tiny colored windows, reminiscent of those in old churches, and white flowy curtains that are just perfect for a delicate, romantic vibe.

Veranda in deluxe room in Punta Verde Resort

Katherine in Punta Verde Resort

We rested for a bit after the long drive. Afterwards, we checked out the beach.

From our room, we passed across a hanging bridge and then down flights of stairs to reach the beach. It was probably a hundred steps down. Like other beaches in Malabrigo, the beachfront in Punta Verde Resort a pebble beach. We really don’t mind pebble beaches and the water here was refreshing. I actually wanted to swim, but we didn’t bring any water and going back up was tiring enough.

Hanging bridge in Punta Verde Resort, Batangas
Hanging bridge.
Pebble beach in Punta Verde Resort, Batangas
Pebble beach.
Pebble beach in Punta Verde Resort, Batangas
Hali cooling off his feet.

I was already shaking a bit when we got back so we had merienda in the restaurant facing the infinity pool. We ordered halo-halo each, and for P90 it wasn’t bad! The sugar also gave me that extra energy boost.

Couple shot at merienda in Punta Verde Resort
Having halo-halo for merienda.

Finally, it was time for us to enjoy the infinity pool! As you probably already know, it has a great ocean view. We also appreciate that the water was warm. Nothing kills a mood to swim more than chilling water.

Ocean view at Punta Verde Resort, Lobo, Batangas
Ocean view.
Lounge chairs in Punta Verde Resort
Lounge chairs beside the pool.
Infinity pool at Punta Verde Resort, Lobo, Batangas
Infinity pool!

Infinity pool at Punta Verde Resort, Lobo, Batangas

We spent an hour or two in the pool. It was very nice and relaxing, with the deep-blue ocean in the background. We took a million photos too.

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Kat in infinity pool at Punta Verde Resort

Couple shot in Punta Verde Resort
Hali and me.

Infinity pool at Punta Verde Resort, Lobo, Batangas

Infinity pool at Punta Verde Resort, Lobo, Batangas
Sitting at the edge – the staff actually asked us not to do this to avoid accidents.

Infinity pool at Punta Verde Resort, Lobo, Batangas

Infinity pool at Punta Verde Resort, Lobo, Batangas

For dinner, we had pre-ordered one of their set meals. I’ve read some blogs saying that food here in Punta Verde Resort is expensive, but I digress: considering all things (quality, taste and serving plus the fact that there are no nearby markets here) the rates are reasonable.

Here’s our set meal (P700): sinampalukang manok, inihaw na tilapia, squash okoy and rice. Hali also had lomi (P90) because it’s Batangas, right.

Restaurant in Punta Verde Resort, Lobo, Batangas
Restaurant with alfresco tables at night. Isn’t this one of the loveliest things you’ve seen?

Couple shot at dinner at Punta Verde Resort

Set meal in Punta Verde Resort
Set meal (P700) and lomi (P90).

The food was so good! The tilapia was fresh and grilled to perfection. The sinampalukang manok had a sour-spicy broth, which was delicious (it reminded me of the one I had in Bulacan). The squash okoy refreshed our palate. I asked Hali for spoonfuls of the lomi, and it was warm and flavorful — this is coming from a person who wasn’t into lomis.

The set is accordingly good for 2, but it can easily feed 3 people.

We were in a food coma afterwards. Hali decided to stargaze and shoot the night sky by the poolside, and then we went back to our small home to rest.

In the morning, we had our breakfast at the alfresco dining area again. Breakfast is complimentary when you book overnight. It was nice having coffee with the view of the infinity pool and the ocean.

Breakfast at Punta Verde Resort
Breakfast.

Before leaving, we had another swim at the pool. Hali and I did our usual “How was this trip?” talk. We both agreed that we are both lucky to have discovered and stayed here overnight. (Tip: Go here on weekdays to take pictures in the infinity pool without other people!)

Thank you, Punta Verde Resort. This is definitely one of the best resorts in Batangas we’d been to.

Travel Guide to Punta Verde Resort in Lobo, Batangas

Punta Verde Resort is one of the best-kept secrets of Lobo, Batangas. It is located in a secluded beach and offers tranquility and luxury. Its rooms have Spanish-influenced decor and have balconies with mountain and/or ocean views.

Infinity pool at Punta Verde Resort, Lobo, Batangas

Infinity pool at Punta Verde Resort, Lobo, Batangas

How to get here

Via commute

  • Option 1: From Buendia or Cubao, board a bus en route to Batangas Pier (P165, 2 hours). Get off at Batangas Grand Terminal and board a jeepney to SM Batangas (P25). Board another jeepney to Lobo town proper (P55, 1 hour).
  • Option 2: From Buendia or Cubao, board a bus en route to Lipa City Grand Terminal (~P130, 1.5 hour). Board a van to Lobo town proper.
  • Once in Lobo, you can either rent a tricycle to the resort OR ask for the resort’s jeepney to pick you up (P500 rent fee). Travel time is 30-45 minutes.

Via private car

There are 2 routes to Punta Verde Resort. Route A is the shorter one and it is via Ibaan Exit in SLEX. Route B is via Batangas Exit.

Route A is recommended only during good weather. We actually recommend Route B regardless of the weather situation because it’s easier and you can avoid steep mountain roads.

Punta Verde Resort rooms and rates

You can choose among: superior rooms, deluxe rooms or an entire villa.

Here are the rates, as of our visit (February 2019):

  • Superior room for 2 people starts at P4500
  • Deluxe room for 2 people starts at P5500
  • A villa for a group of people starts from P12000 to P20000.

Breakfast is complimentary. You will also be provided with drinking water and towels.

Day tours are also available. Here are the rates:

  • Mon – Thu: P500
  • Fri – Sun: P750

For the updated rates, make sure to check out their website.

Things you have to know

  • There is no wifi here and signal is weak for Globe sim. Just enjoy your stay and relax!
  • You can bring in snacks only. Meals should be ordered at the restaurant.
  • There is a playground for kids. However, other amenities might not be kid friendly. There is only one pool (for adults) and you need to go down a flight of stairs to get to the pebble beach, which can be tiring for a child.
  • Pets are allowed.

Side trips/nearby attractions

Here are the places you can pass by going to the resort.

  • Lover’s Lane Park
  • Malabrigo Lighthouse (oldest working lighthouse in the Philippines)
Lover's Lane in Lobo, Batangas
Lover’s Lane.
Malabrigo Lighthouse, Batangas
Malabrigo Lighthouse.

Other places you can visit include:

  • Poblacion Parish Church
  • Simbahang Bato
  • Kalingag Falls

Contact details

For inquiries and booking, you can contact Punta Verde Resort here:

Official website | Facebook

 

Disclaimer: Thanks Punta Verde Resort for hosting us! As always, opinions and thoughts are my own.

Have you been to Punta Verde Resort in Lobo, Batangas? What do you think about it?

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