One way to have the best (and hassle-free) summer vacation is to plan early.
If you love mountains and beaches, Batangas is one of the best places to go to in the Philippines. Aside from its pristine beaches, nature views, and good food, it is easily accessible as it is just a two to three-hour drive from the bustling cities in Metro Manila.
Not to mention, the province also has a good balance of urban and rural areas, so you don’t have to worry much about getting groceries or your morning coffee run.
Is summer calling? This quick guide will help you secure your long-awaited vacation in advance. Check out these new staycation spots in Batangas for your well-deserved peaceful vacation.
The Sanctuary Batulao
Just a 15 to 20-minute drive from Twin Lakes, Tagaytay, The Sanctuary Batulao offers breathtaking nature views of Mt. Batulao.
The place offers five houses suitable depending on the number of guests. They have bunker or twin villas good for four persons, a family villa for a maximum of 12 guests, and the main villa for a maximum of 15 guests—where you can enjoy spacious living and lounge areas, entertainment from movie marathon bond or board games, and a private garden. They also have their modern take on Bahay Kubo suitable for two guests.
Each villa has a complimentary breakfast per head, a spacious bed, and a toilet and bath.
Apart from its common pool area, you can also unwind in its in-house restaurant. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, try their outdoor activities, like going on an ATV ride.
The discounted weekday stay rate starts at P3,480 per night. Check out more details here.
The Sanctuary Batulao is located in Sitio Kaytoyang, Barangay Aga, Nasugbu, Batangas.
If you opt for something simple and affordable with a picturesque nature view, Winner’s Cabin in Lobo, Batangas would be the one. This 40 sqm cabin delights guests with its minimalist, modern industrial interior maximized for hotel-like accommodation.
The space has three rooms suitable for both adults and children, a functional kitchen area, and indoor and outdoor dining areas. You may also do quick laundry as they also have an automatic washing machine, indeed a home away from home.
Laze around and enjoy the mountain view in their private infinity pool, complete with sunbeds and lounge chairs.
The cabin accommodates up to seven guests, and its rates range from P3,500 (weekdays) to P8,000 (weekends/holidays). Learn more about the place here.
Winner’s Cabin is located in Barangay Malapad na Parang, Lobo, Batangas.
Another hidden gem in Batangas is Moonlight Cabin. Its minimalist, modern industrial interior gives that relaxed vibe, not to mention Instagram-worthy spots all over the place.
Nestled in a secluded 300 sqm property surrounded by lush trees, the place is complete with all your entertainment needs—from smart TV, Wi-Fi, functional indoor and outdoor kitchen with cookware and dinnerware, and dining areas. You can also take turns belting out your favorite songs via the good ol’ karaoke with wireless mics!
Have a fun pool party in their private infinity pool with a kiddie complete with bonfire and lounge areas. You don’t have to worry about your SUVs as their gated parking area can fit up to six cars.
The cabin accommodates 10 to 16 guests (an additional P750 charge applies to 11th to 16th person).
The rate starts at P12,000 per night. See more details here.
Moonlight Cabin is located at Tanauan, Batangas.
Nestled in lush greenery in Lipa, Batangas, Salud offers a tropical paradise. The glass house boasts modern amenities with floor-to-ceiling windows, a spacious area complete with a functional kitchen, dining area, toilet and bath, and an exclusive infinity pool with a poolside daybed.
The place, which hosted celebrities like Coleen Garcia, Aubrey Miles, and JC Santos, also features Scandinavian decor which helps give that warm and cozy vibe for the whole stay. The area also has a spacious sala set where you can chill with your loved ones.
To make the most out of your vacation, they also have a detached private massage room you can avail yourself of during your stay.
If you need to grab a bite or a last-minute grocery run, the place is also near restaurants, cafes, or supermarkets.
The rate starts at P18,000 per night for six guests. Check out more details here.
Salud is located in Brgy. Banay Banay, San Jose, Batangas.
Kaimana San Diego
Looking for beachfront accommodation? Go to Kaimana San Diego. This quaint property boasts two types of accommodation with a modern, minimalist loft and villa perfect for both intimate and large gatherings.
Their loft includes three spacious bedrooms and two full bathrooms. It also has a functional kitchen area, dining, and lounge area that can fit up to 10 persons.
Bask in the golden hour at the deck or stay in their private lounge room. They also have a villa with the same amenities, which could fit up to eight guests. If you will bring many guests, you may book both.
You may also sunbathe, play volleyball or tennis in their sand lounge, or surf in its pristine waters.
The rate starts at P27,000 per night. Check the available dates here.
Kaimana San Diego is located in Lot 2072, Alejandro Caisip Blvd, Lian, Batangas.
TANA Beach Villas
Also in Lian, Batangas, Tana Beach Villas offers you luxe beachfront accommodation. This newest modern resort highlights its stunning ocean and sunset views for the whole stay.
Guests can choose from three of their villas. If you opt for more lush green garden views with a partial sea view, you may choose Villas A & B. If you want the best of both views, avail of their Villas C, D, or E. They will also soon have a TANA suite which will have a pool and sea views.
Each unit is air-conditioned complete with a smart TV, spacious living area, mini bar, Wi-Fi, and more, and is good for four guests (two kids and two adults).
Rates start at P20,000 per night. Check out more details here.
Tana Beach Villas is located at Lot 3, Alejandro Blvd, San Diego, Lian, Batangas.