Laiya is one of Manila’s closest beach. Just hop on a bus from any major terminals in the metro, and then within 3 to 4 hours, you will find yourself photo bombing the picture-perfect ivory strip of Batangas province. Laiya is also close the Batangas’ tastiest lomihan and gotohan, so don’t forget to drop by during your visit.
How to get to Laiya
Via San Juan
The fastest way to Laiya is via San Juan. Take ALPS Bus from either EDSA Nepa Q-Mart, Araneta Center Cubao, or Alabang Grand Terminal to San Juan, Batangas. The earliest trip leaves at 3:00AM and the last trip departs at 5:00PM. ALPS Bus has 12 total departures per day. The fare is ₱190.
In San Juan, right in front of the Municipal Hall, board a Laiya- or Hugom-bound jeepney. Take note that the last departing jeepney to Laiya leaves at 5:00PM. There are also tricycles that are willing to take you to Laiya but you just need to shell out more.
From Pasay Buendia, EDSA Kamuning, or Araneta Center Cubao, take Ceres Tours, DLTB, JAM, Batangas Star Express, RRCG, etc to Lipa City, Batangas. Travel Time is about two hours and the fare ranges from ₱135 to ₱150.
From Lipa bus terminal, take a jeepney or van to San Juan, Batangas. The van is faster but will cost you much higher.
And then from San Juan, take a jeepney or tricycle to Laiya.
Things to do in Laiya
First in the list, of course, is beach bumming. You can also try other beach activities like volleyball and building sand castles. Banana boat is also available for ₱1,500 per group of 10 for 15 minutes. You can also try boating which you can rent for ₱1,500 for three hours. Snorkeling gears are also available for rent if don’t have one.
Where to Stay in Laiya
Here’s a list of accommodations you can check:
Acuatico Beach Resort & Hotel
Acuatico Beach Resort & Hotel is a host to Laiya’s most stunning beachfront infinity pool. You need not to worry about the crowd because Acuatico has its own white strip that is exclusive only for its guests. All rooms come with standard hotel amenities and internet connectivity.
Contacts: Manila Booking Office (02) 892-7577 to 79 | Mobile +63 927 6807 835 / +63 939 954 8463
Recommended booking site (click to book): www.Agoda.com/AcuaticoBeachResort
Acuaverde Beach Resort and Hotel
Acuaverde Beach Resort and Hotel offers 5-star services and amenities. They don’t have a pool, but you probably don’t need one—you can enjoy the beach instead. Every casa comes with a private balcony or terrace, an LCD TV with international channels and DVD player, reliable WiFi connection, daily newspaper, and many more.
Contacts: Manila Booking Office (02) 847 0953 / (02) 304 9901 | Mobile +63 927 680 7839 / +63 916 405 7388
Recommended booking site (click to book): www.Agoda.com/Acuaverde
Laiya Coco Grove Resort
Laiya Coco Grove Resort offers humble accommodations giving you a truly rustic experience. You can rent a treehouse, if you’re early, a relaxing cabana, or even just camp out on the beach front that is away from the annoying crowd. Laiya Coco Grove also features function rooms and other facilities for your company planning and team building needs.
Contacts: Manila office (02) 894-1057 / (02) 892-6009 | Mobile +63 908 896 0776
Recommended booking site (click to book): www.Agoda.com/LaiyaCocoGrove
Laiya White Cove Beach Resort
Laiya White Cove Beach Resort is one of the good choice when staying overnight at Laiya, Batangas. It has one of the awesome beach front in town with a dedicated sundeck area for guests, a clubhouse, a picnic ground, and many other exciting facilities.
Contacts: Manila hotline (02) 994 73 92 / 871 12 35 | Mobile +63 905 285 4047 / +63 949 935 5246
Recommended booking site: laiyawhitecove.com
La Luz Beach Resort and Spa
The humble abodes of La Luz Beach Resort and Spa are perfect for budget conscious vacationers. They have rooms which rates could not empty your wallet. Located in one of the less crowded areas of Laiya, you will find your stay a noteworthy one.
Contacts: Manila office (02) 994 7656 / (02) 994 7667 | Mobile +63 927 805 3484
Recommended booking site (click to book): www.Agoda.com/LaLuz | www.Booking.com/LaLuz
Palm Beach Resort
Experience the exciting water activities, the overlooking “semi-infinity” pool, the sleek and modern casas, the relaxing resting huts, and the semi-private white strip at Palm Beach Resort. WiFi is available in public areas only, nonetheless.
Contacts: Manila Office (02) 850-9544 / (02) 836-8956 | Mobile +63 917 628 7439 / +63 920 951 6051
Recommended booking site (click to book): www.Agoda.com/PalmBeachResort
Paseo Verde Beach Resort
For a group of 4, Paseo Verde Beach Resort’s Caseta Cariñosa or Caseta Ezperanza is best for you. However if you are a bigger group, you can book either Caseta Grande, Caseta Gracia, or Caseta Pureza which can house up to 21 individuals.
Recommended booking Site: wwww.Agoda.com/PaseoVerdeBeachResort
Residencia Laiya Beach House Inn
You may need a short walk to get to the beach but Residencia Liya Beach House Inn offers one of the budget-friendly yet with modern hotel facilities.
Contacts: Manila office (02) 788 7239 | Mobile +63 917 569 4808
Recommended booking Site: www.Agoda.com/ResidenciaLaiyaBeachHouse
Sabangan Beach Resort
Imagine staying in your own bungalow with a clear pool fronting it and a gorgeous beach just few steps away, you probably won’t leave. Sabangan Beach Resort is located smack in Laiya Beach strip where beach goers frolics and have fun.
Contacts: Manila office (02) 914 9640 / (02) 667 3997
Recommended booking Site: www.Agoda.com/SabanganBeachResort
Southcrest Beach Resort and Nature Park
To get more value of your money, make sure that you are a group of 5 when you visit Southcrest Beach Resort and Nature Park. They have villas that can house up to 5 guest so better maximize your payment. Southcrest is still a trike-ride away to Laiya.
Contacts: Mobile +63 935 444 0888 / +63 927 225 5544
Recommended booking Site: www.Agoda.com/SouthcrestBeachResort
Virgin Beach Resort
The white beach fronting Virgin Beach Resort is exclusive for guest. That means you won’t get much annoyance on your beach bumming days. Their casita accommodations will let you experience the rustic vibe that is away from the crowd.
Contacts: Manila office (02) 759-2020 / (02) 759-2828 | Mobile +63 917 813 1301
Recommended booking Site: www.Agoda.com/VirginBeachResort
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This article was first posted on September 19, 2014.