Daytrip Near Manila: Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas

Daytrip Near Manila: Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas

The thing about living in the tropics is that you get to go to the beach (almost) any time of the year. So guess how I capped off my blogging duties for 2016? With a trip to Playa Laiya Beach Club, of course! πŸ™‚

Four days before Christmas, after three hours on the road with only two hours or so of sleep, I found myself and my blogger friends away from the city for the day.

Welcome drinks are in order πŸ™‚

Stepping inside Playa Laiya Beach Club, it has an Asian-inspired look which promises a day of relaxation. They used a lot of wooden elements and employed an open air concept for their cabanas and restaurant.

The Sands Restaurant

Playa Laiya Beach Club has different cabanas that can accommodate from small families to big groups. Choose from a Beach Front Cabana (6-10 pax), Big Cabana (15-20pax), Pool Pavilion (20-25 pax) and the Marketing Pavilion that can hold up to 100 pax.

Beach Front Cabanas
Playa Laiya Beach Club Batangas Big Cabana
Big Cabana

After a quick tour around the property, we settled at the Beach Front Cabanas. It was tempting to lie down and nap but we have an exciting day ahead of us! Alas, we went to get ready. I wasn’t able to take a photo of the Bath House interiors (shower area & comfort room) but it was spacious and well-maintained.

There are lockers available for rent at P50 (small) or P150 (big) for your valuables. Towel rentals are also available for a fee in case you forgot to bring one.

Bath house behind the big cabanas.

We proceeded to a motor boat that will take us to a small island called Pampang, around 30 minutes away. It was a small paradise mostly made up of big black rocks and trees. Its floor covered with corals of all sizes and shapes instead of fine sand which made it hard to walk on because the corals kept getting into my sandals. I perseveredΒ  for a good back drop discovered by my friend Nicole (ChicMix).

From where I stand, Pampang Island, San Juan, Batangas.
Sir Az (Azrael’s Merryland) after taking a little swim at the island hehe πŸ™‚
Thank you to my IG girlfriend of the day for the snap πŸ™‚

The weather was playing with us because it was raining on our way to the island, but the skies cleared doing our stay for photo ops, then it rained again on our way back. I wasn’t that surprised though as a typhoon was a few days away to hit Bicol region.

After a sumptuous seafood lunch, we were chilling by the Infinity Pool (up to 5 feet), taking videos and group photos, while a group of friends were playing beach volleyball with the beach behind them. They also have a Kiddie Pool (up to 3 feet). Proper swimming attire such as bathing suits, rash guards, board shorts and trunks is required.

Thank you Sir Alwin (The City Roamer) for the snap! πŸ™‚

The more, the merrier! Hello Ria (Sugarsmile), Nicole, Sir Ted (Wazzup.PH) and Sir Az!

I love being in the water.. even if I don’t know how to swim (yet) haha! πŸ˜€ #HappyKid
Let’s play ball!

There was no jet ski in sight that day so I watched my friends had their fill of fun and adrenaline with Banana Boat and Flying Fish. I happily sat by the beach thinking about the upcoming year, writing on the sand and letting the waves wash away my worries, with baby Ashton who was busy building his sand castle. There was also kayaking and parasailing if you’re not a fan of inflatables.

The sand at Playa Laiya Beach Club.
Getting ready for their Banana Boat ride!
Flying Fish waiting for its passengers hehe!
Vlogger Ashton is the son of Sir Az and Ms. Lace πŸ™‚

All these activities made us hungry and tired but Playa Laiya’s The Sands Restaurant help us beat energy gap πŸ˜‰

They allow guests to bring in food. You just have to pay the corkage fee of P100/head.

Before heading home we were treated to a relaxing upper body message by the beach – my first time and it was bliss!

Playa Laiya Beach Club is open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 8AM to 6PM. If you want to catch the sunrise, they accommodate your request but you only have access to your cabana and the beach from 6AM to 8AM. Swimming pool opens at 8AM.

If you intend to stay overnight, you can pitch a tent in the property but only the bath house and The Sands Restaurant will be open. Since night swimming is not allowed, you can start a bon fire and watch the stars!

The resort is part of an exclusive seaside residential community developed by Landco Pacific Corporation and managed by Fuego Hotels and Properties (same with Aquaria and Club Punta Fuego). This is why they do not accommodate walk-ins. No worries because reservation is just an email away, even for non-members! Send a message to Ms. Rem Ynigo at r.ynigo@anyahospitalitycorp.com and wait for the confirmation. Payment will be settled upon arrival.

Rates

Entrance Fee

Admission fee is inclusive of facilities such as the swimming pool and the beach.

SchedulePeakLean
WeekdaysWeekendsWeekdaysWeekends
AdultP500P700P400P560
Kids3 – 10 years old50% off the adult rate
0 – 2 years oldFREE

 

Cabana Rental

  • Pool Cabana / Beach Front Cabana – P750
  • Big Cabana – P2,700
  • Pool Pavilion – P5,500
  • Marketing Pavilion – email them for rates

Water Sports

Jet Ski – 1/2 hour: P2,500 / 1 hour: P4,500

Banana Boat (15 minutes) – Minimum of 5 pax: P1,500 / Maximum of 10 pax: P3,000

Flying Fish (good for 6) – Minimum: P1,500 / Maximum: P1,800

Parasail (15 minutes) – P1,500 per head

Speed Boat (good for 6) – P6,500 for 1 hour

Getting There

Playa Laiya Beach Club is 3-4 hours drive away from Makati City, reachable via South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).

Playa Laiya Beach Club Batangas location map

via Ibaan

Click here to get driving instructions.

  • Drive all the way down the SLEX and take the Lucena exit point proceeding Star Toll Way.
  • From the Star Toll Way, take the San Jose-Ibaan exit.
  • From the exit, turn left and drive 2.5 kilometers.
  • Turn left to Palindan Street then turn right at Lipa-Ibaan Road. Drive past a Petron Station until you reach a junction.
  • Turn left where sign is pointing to Rosario (Rosario-Ibaan Road).
  • Traverse the Rosario-Ibaan Road and drive past Jollibee to reach San Juan.
  • Continue onto Gualberto Avenue/Rosario-San Juan-Candelaria Road.
  • Drive past San Juan Municipal Hall and take the next right (Hall St.) for Laiya main road. Drive approximately 25 kilometers along the main road to Playa Laiya.

via Lipa

Click here to get driving instructions.

  • Drive all the way down the SLEX and take the Lucena exit point proceeding Star Toll Way.
  • From the Star Toll Way, take Lipa exit and head eastward towards Lipa.
  • At Lipa, head towards Padre Garcia (follow road signs carefully).
  • Drive past De La Salle Lipa until you reach a junction.
  • Follow the road as it merges and turn right to Kapitan Luz Street (a few meters away from the monument).
  • Turn left at Kalipulako.
  • Turn right at P. Torres (this road leads to Rosario and Padre Garcia).
  • About 8.5 kilometers from Lipa, there’s a junction leading to Padre Garcia. Turn left to Padre Garcia.
  • Drive past a market. Turn right to San Juan.
  • From San Juan town proper, drive past the Municipal Hall and take the next right (Hall St.) for Laiya main road. Drive approximately 25 kilometers along the main road to Playa Laiya.

The past year especially the second half for me has been incredibly busy with a whirlwind of travels and events. So while we were on official blogger duty, it was nice to relax and catch up with everyone. Thank you Playa Laiya Beach Club c/o Fuego Hotels and Properties and Sir Az for the invite <3

For more details and inquiries, visit their official website or call +632 553 8888.

Woke up with thoughts of this view and you. ? #PlayaLaiyaBatangas #summerindecember

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