Looking for a place for your next family getaway? Check out our list of family-friendly beach resorts in Batangas here.
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Batangas remains one of the top destinations because of its close proximity to Manila and its beautiful beaches. In fact, there are so many beach resorts in Batangas that it is sometimes overwhelming to plan a trip as you may find yourself wanting to stay in all of them. And because Batangas is a huge province, the beaches will present different views of the ocean that are all equally breathtaking.
Many Batangas beach resorts pride themselves in having the best view of the sea and being equipped with the best amenities, but are they child-friendly? Kiddie pools, water activities, a kid-friendly menu and wide open spaces are some of the things that we parents consider when choosing where to stay for a weekend getaway.
Batangas beach resorts for your family getaway
Image from Cala Laiya website
Batangas beach resorts offer snorkeling and scuba diving activities since they’re located near coral reefs. If your kids have finished their swimming lessons and are looking for a cool adventure, snorkeling is one to try. So be sure to bring the rash guard, sunscreen and snorkel gear before heading to the Batangas beach resort of your choice.
1. Acuaverde Beach Resort
Screencapture from Acuaverde Beach Resort’s website
Acuaverde has one of the best locations in the entire barangay of Laiya, located in the town of San Juan. There are many water activities like banana boat and pedal boat for the entire family to try, as well as recreational activities for those who prefer to stay dry. The kids will certainly enjoy the playground.
2. Vivere Azure
Screencapture from Vivere Azure’s website
For a relaxing family vacation, Vivere Azure is a nice and quiet place where you can spend time with the kids. Get lost on land as you wander off in the resort proper or fall in love with marine life as you snorkel in the dive-friendly waters of Anilao. There’s an infinity pool with a spectacular view of the sea and many private cabanas where you can enjoy quiet time with the family.
3. Matabungkay Beach Hotel
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This resort is best suited for sporty and active families. Aside from the water activities like kayaking, there are also basketball and tennis courts for sporty moms and dads. If you’re looking for fun for the entire family, then try playing in their laser tag field and get messy!
4. Aiyanar Beach Resort
Screencapture from Aiyanar Beach Resort’s website
Located in the barangay of Anilao, Aiyanar is one of the newest resorts in Batangas. Known for being a place for divers, it can still accommodate beach lovers and families. They have a spacious garden and an infinity pool. And the kids will always have something to do while mom and dad decide to go scuba diving. Foodies will certainly enjoy the delicious fare that is prepared by gourmet restaurant Sweet Bella.
5. Crusoe Cabins
Image from Crusoe Cabins Facebook page
Do you want to experience living in a container home? Well, this beach resort in Batangas can make it happen on your next family trip. You can even choose between a garden cabin or a beachfront one. Aside from the cozy, family-friendly rooms, the beach resort boasts of access to a water park, which your kids will surely love.
6. Pico de Loro Sands
Screencapture from Pico de Loro Sands’s website
If you want your next Batangas getaway for the family to be one for the books, you can get the full experience at Pico de Loro Sands Hotel.
Located just 2.5 hours from Manila, this hotel has all the amenities you wish to have on your next vacation – several restaurants, 3 swimming pools and activities from aqua sports (jet skis, paddleboards), to nature safaris (the kids can ride ponies) and even indoor fun (there’s a play area and a bowling lane too).
But if you really want a respite from the busy city life, you can enjoy the spa, go to the chapel with a breathtaking view, or just admire the beautiful Nasugbu coastline.
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7. Acuatico Beach Resort
Screencapture from Acuatico Beach Resort’s website
Acuatico is a premium beach resort located in San Juan, Batangas. Choose among their rooms depending on how big your family is, and whether you like a view of the garden, their infinity pool, or of course, the beach. The resort also has full amenities for the whole gang, restaurants, a bar and gym for dad, a game room and playroom for the kids, and moms’ favorite, the spa.
8. Sabangan Beach Resort
Screencapture from Sabangan Beach Resort’s website
Want to have a relaxing weekend with the family without worrying about feeding them? This Batangas beach resort for the family takes care of that! You can book one of their rooms and have a breather looking at the lush greenery and the beautiful sea without having to worry about breakfast, snacks and dinner as it’s all on board. You can just order lunch from their restaurant too!
Take a dip in the pool, enjoy water sports on the beach, or let the kids use up all their pent-up energy at the playground. And they’re not just family-friendly, they’re pet-friendly too! Fur babies are welcome in this Batangas beach resort.
If you’re still not keen on going to a place with other people outside of your circle, check out these private resorts in Batangas for the family.
9. Cala Laiya
Screencapture from Cala Laiya’s website
This resort boasts of a more cozy accommodation that is close to nature. Your privacy is guaranteed as you can book a whole villa or casita to yourself. All of the casitas are a walking distance to the dining areas, pools and the beach.
If you’re one who appreciates good food when on vacation, this place is your perfect escape. You can have a beachfront boodle fight with the family, or enjoy a dinner under the stars with your spouse when the kids are asleep.
10. The Resthouse Laiya
With this private resort in the Batangas for the family, you can have the whole place to yourself. According to its profile on AirBnb, “The Resthouse Laiya is a private estate consisting of a 9-hectare beachfront property with a long stretch of white sand beach,” perfect if you want to be away from the crowds and want a peaceful weekend with the family.
Though this is a family excursion, there’s no need to pack up the pots and pans, as the villa is equipped with a fully functioning kitchen with basic cooking appliances.
Image from The Resthouse Laiya Facebook Page
Health and Safety Protocols
As of writing, the province of Batangas is on Alert Level 3 status. So while children of all ages are still allowed to travel, it’s better to check with your Batangas beach resort of choice about their own health and safety protocols. Some resorts do not allow walk-ins and are not opening their establishments to seniors and persons with comorbidities.
Most of the resorts also require negative RT-PCR or antigen test results from all their guests, regardless if they’re vaccinated or not.
Updates by Camille Eusebio