Batangas has a great variety of beach resorts along its coastline – and whether you’re going there just to go beach bumming, or for an action-packed vacation filled visiting tourist spots, choosing the right place to stay will have a big impact on your experience.
That’s why below, I’ll show you a list of the 12 best resorts in Batangas, categorized by budget and location. So that you can make a well informed decision about where to stay.
The Best Affordable Hotels
These 4 hotels are some of the best options to consider, if you’re traveling on a budget. The starting rates for these rooms are between ~1900 PHP (~$35) to ~3800 PHP (~$75).
Matabungkay Beach Resort and Hotel
Located in Lian, Matabungkay Resort is a good option to consider if you’re planning an activity-filled beach vacation with family or friends. The hotel has a range of rooms including two-bedroom suites that fit 6, or a beachside villa for 5.
It also has two pool areas, a sports bar, and a number of water sport available, such as stand-up paddle boarding, pedal boating, jet skiing, and banana boating.
Sunrise Cove is a quiet beach resort with rustic wooden cottages right by the water’s edge in Catalagan. Its secluded location makes it a good choice if you’re looking for a peaceful getaway, close to nature.
There are no restaurants in the vicinity and in the resort, so do bring your own food or buy fresh produce from the market nearby. You can request the kitchen staff to help prepare your food for a 1000 PHP charge, or cook your own meals in the cottages.
Paradores Del Castillo
Paradores Del Castillo is another affordable choice worth considering if you’re interested in history and culture. It is a beautiful ancestral home, newly restored as a charming hotel in the heritage city of Taal.
All rooms have been faithfully restored with vintage furnishings, but with modern comforts like in-room WiFi, flat screen TVs, and iPod docks. The hotel even has a room housing an old turntable and a selection of old records, which you’re free to browse through and play 🙂
San Roque Beach Resort
Sitting directly on the banks of Lake Taal is San Roque Beach Resort. There, you can get attractive views of the lake from your room, or enjoy dinner on the outdoor terrace.
The hotel is a good option if visiting the Taal Volcano is on your itinerary, as boat trips to the volcano island can be arranged by the hotel staff for a fee. You can even try swimming in the lake.
The Best Mid-Range Hotels
These 4 accommodations have an excellent balance between value for money and modern comforts. Starting rates for their rooms fall in between ~4320 PHP ($81) and ~7995 PHP (~$150).
Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort
Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort is a popular resort in Calatagan, known for its Maldives-inspired floating cottages on stilts that stretch out into the ocean. However the floating cottages aren’t your only option, as the resort also has beach cottages and rustic treehouses.
After checking in, you can choose from a variety of activities like boating, kayaking, snorkeling to introductory dives and fishing trips. If you prefer to stay on land, you can give the scenic ATV and bike trails a try, or take a stroll along their peaceful gardens and paths.
Canyon Cove Hotel and Spa
Canyon Cove Hotel and Spa is a good option that provides fun for the whole family. The hotel has a private cove holding the largest inflatable water park in the Philippines, which is designed for even young children to enjoy.
You can also choose from a selection of water activities like paddle boarding, free diving, cliff jumping and jet skiing. Otherwise, just relax in the large swimming pool while the little ones splash about in the kiddie pool.
Acacia Resort and Dive Center
If diving is your primary activity in Batangas, consider the Acacia Resort and Dive Center in Mabini. The dive center has a boat, land support crew, specialized diving facilities, and even spotters trained to assist underwater photographers in finding rare marine animals.
In the resort, rooms and facilities are all built around an old Acacia tree in the middle of the property. And although the resort is not big, it still offers a few room types accommodating up to 4 people.
Naomi Sanctuary Resort
For a relaxing getaway with a unique twist, try Nayomi Sanctuary Resort in Lipa City. There, you can experience “glamping”, or glamorous camping, in sturdy, attractive tents. Each tent has its own fan or air conditioning unit, and a toilet and bath.
The resort has several spacious and stylish villas if glamping is not your style. Don’t forget to take a dip at swimming pools at sunset, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Taal Lake.
The Best Luxury Hotels
These 4 hotels are some of the best options to consider when you’re looking for a luxury experience. Starting rates for their rooms fall in between ~6900 PHP (~$130) and ~19800 PHP (~$372).
Acuatico Beach Resort and Hotel
Acuatico Beach Resort and Hotel is a high-end resort on the popular Laiya beach in San Juan. The resort has several Balinese-inspired rooms and villas, which can accommodate up to six people.
One of the best features of the resort is its infinity pool, which gives you breathtaking views out towards the ocean. For easy access to the pool, book the Inifiniti Poolside rooms or Casita Villa. If you prefer a beachfront location, go for the Casa de Playa villa.
La Chevrerie Resort and Spa
La Chevrerie is located right on the waterfront in Mabini. It’s a small beach resort with only 12 rooms, a villa and a suite, all with ocean views. The villa sleeps up to six, so it can be a good option for family vacations.
One of the best activities to do there is to take a boat trip out to Sombrero Island, where you can then enjoy a private barbeque lunch catered by the resort. Kids will also enjoy the friendly goats roaming around on the resort 🙂
The Farm at San Benito
The Farm at San Benito is a great option if you’re looking for peace. It’s an award-winning health sanctuary on a 49-hectare coconut plantation in Lipa city, with 25 spacious suites and villas.
The villas are built to ensure maximum privacy with lush greenery all around, complete with wandering peacocks. Treat yourself to one of the many therapeutic treatments available, and sample the resort’s gourmet vegan and organic food.
Luks Lofts Hotel and Residences
Staying at Luks Lofts Hotel and Residences in Batangas City feels like having your own private resort. You can choose from a Luxury Loft or Honeymoon Loft, and each extremely spacious loft comes with its own fresh water jet pool, sauna, dining room and bedroom.
If that’s not enough, you can even choose to enjoy a massage or private meal in your own room. For a full VIP experience, book the one-way chauffeur service offered by the hotel to bring you to your getaway in style 🙂
As you can see, Batangas has a good range of accommodations that can give you a unique experience, taste of culture, or beautiful ocean or lake views. Selecting the perfect accommodation really comes down to your budget and travel style.
From the hotels listed above, the best affordable option is Paradores del Castillo, which gives you a taste of culture and heritage at a low price point. A good mid-range option is Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort for its unique floating cottages. The best luxury option is Acuatico Beach Resort and Hotel, giving you luxury, privacy and easy access to the beach.
Hope this helps you find the perfect stay in Batangas. Happy travels!