It’s the time of the year when I will post another adventure. You got it right, summer is around the corner, actually it’s about to end. Thankfully, I was able to get some vitamin sea, by another yes, going back to Laiya.
Laiya, Batangas is my go-to summer destination, the resort choices are endless, good beach, good food, great activities. I have tried Balai sa San Juan, San Juan, Batangas, Virgin Beach Resort, Laiya, Batangas, Palm Beach Resort, Laiya, Batangas, and Laiya Coco Grove.
This year I tried Acuaverde Beach Resort for our (office) annual summer getaway.
Discover Laiya’s Hidden Charm
Escaping from the daily grind is not enough for city-dwellers because avoiding the weekend crowd is important, too. And it’s possible at Acuaverde Beach Resort in Laiya, Batangas, Philippines.
Unlike other high-end resorts here and elsewhere, we do away with a “pre-packaged” kind of luxury accommodation, where hundreds of rooms are styled the same and sold to batches of tourists. At our Batangas beach resort, we put the emphasis back on where it should be — creating a cozy home in the tropics that even the most jaded of travelers will appreciate.
It starts with our quaint size and rustic charm. By offering only 26 spacious and comfortable rooms, you can easily savor the experience of staying in an exclusive retreat. Then it continues to our stunning surroundings, where you can either relax while being surrounded by nature, or enjoy a host of activities on the white sands and sapphire waters of Laiya Beach. After all, the resort owns one of the wider beachfront spaces in the area, where the best seats are the cozy sun loungers or in the shaded cabanas fronting the ocean.
With all these only 2 and a half hour from Manila, it’s easy to decide to spend a weekend at Acuaverde Beach Resort — or even longer.
Source: Acuaverde Website.
Knowing that is also managed by the Acuatico Beach Resort, the resort has a good reputation. From the description above, I arrived with my expectations being exceeded. The place is charming by its modern Nipa Hut aesthetic. Their accommodation is divided into categories, twin rooms, family room, veranda rooms, plus their F&B area, Alfresco bar, and Spa area.
I love the room, it is so cozy. The bamboo accent from the headboard and curtain rod; the curtains are to die for, well, I love that kind of curtain that is why. They also have a complimentary tamarind juice as they have lots of the tamarind tree at the resort.
If you need anything, instead of the usual phone, you may ring a bell and a friendly staff will be at your doorstep. How cool, right?
Their food tastes great, for a starting price of P7000++ you’ll get to enjoy three buffet meals which are included in the room package you will avail.
One more thing about Acuaverde is they are pet friendly.
You may bring your dogs and let them swim or play Frisbee by the beach. You do not have to worry if you plan to stay over a weekend because you can bring your dog with you.
If you get tired of swimming you can try water activities, like Kayak, Snorkeling, Fly Board, Jet Ski, Banana Boat, Bandwagon, Fly Fish, Speed boat, Aqua Bike and more. It’s from a different entity though, but can be charged to your room.
We tried the Band Wagon and Snorkeling. It was fun standing it’s like Banana Boat 2.0.
They also have a children’s playground, Koi Pond, table tennis, beer Pong, and darts as indoor activities.
At the end of a tiring day, you can have their on-call massage service for P650.00.
WiFi is no problem, they have a complimentary fast internet from room, resort grounds, event/food area.
Should you have an event like weddings or team building they also cater to that.
I do not have anything much to say because I am pleased with their facilities and services. They even have an ongoing construction for additional rooms for the guests. Awesome!
My only concern would be is the travel time because, our supposed to be 2.5 hours became 6 hours because of some road construction around Rosario and Ibaan.
Overall, I will rate Acuaverde 9/10. I want to go back, maybe for a honeymoon?
What other Laiya Resorts would you recommend?