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December 24, 2016

Quick Beach Escape at Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas

Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas

I discovered a new beach resort which is just a 3-hour drive from Manila. There would be no surprises if Playa Laiya Beach Club becomes a new favorite beach resort for a weekend or day tripPlaya Laiya offers day tour, water activities and serenity of beach life to help guests relax and escape the demands of urban living. 


Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas

Located at San Juan, Batangas, Playa Laiya is a master-planned exclusive seaside residential community developed by Landco Pacific Corporation, which serves as an R&R paradise for city dwellers. 

The resort welcomed us with greens, blues and earth tones. 

Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas
Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas
Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas
Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas
Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas
Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas
Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas
Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas

The reception area led us to the view of the infinity pool and the beach.  Just to set your expectations, don't expect white sand here :) 

Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas
The view from the cafe
Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas
The view from the pool


Cabanas Rates Playa Laiya Beach Club

Big Cabana (15 to 20 pax) Php 2, 700
Pool Cabana and Beach Front (6 to 10) Php 750
Pool Pavilion (20 to 30 pax) Php 5,500
Marketing Pavilion (up to 100 pax) 

Guests can stay in the beach front cabanas and pool pavilions. 

Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas
Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas
Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas


I was all set for relaxing in the beach front while enjoying a drink and the view of the ocean and sound of beach waves. 

Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas  Review
new resort near manila Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas
new resort near manila Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas
new resort near manila Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas
Simple Happy State

Until our host announced that we would do an island tour. I was seriously not prepared for it :)

new resort near manila Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas


But the rest of the group was ready with their bikinis, swimming gear and action cameras. It was drizzling when we sailed and I was scared to be surrounded with water (especially that I am "injured"). I was seriously scared of shark (Cristelle too! - we were "bleeding" :D).  But I am always up for adventure so I joined the crew. 

The boat ride took around 30 minutes. I forgot all my worries when we arrived in the private island. It is rocky with full of shells. I felt like I am Moana. 

Photos from my Lenovo Vibe Shot

new resort near manila Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas
new resort near manila Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas
new resort near manila Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas
new resort near manila Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas
new resort near manila Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas

Then this happened. Haha

new resort near manila Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas

The island is perfect for photo shoots. Ask for their testimony.

new resort near manila Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas
Enzo of Juan Manila

new resort near manila Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas
Dems Angeles 

new resort near manila Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas
Ria Lumanog

new resort near manila Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas
with Alwin, Ria, Cristelle, Ted, Dems, Enzo, Az and Nicole

We were planning to do a quick snorkeling but it was raining so we decided to go back to the beach resort to have lunch at the The Sands. 

I love the food prepared by the same chef from Punta Fuego.  Perfect meal after soaking and sailing.  I would have wanted to sleep after lunch :) 

the sands playa laiya
the sands playa laiya
the sands playa laiya
the sands playa laiya


After lunch, I just enjoyed my time chilling in the beach front. It is fun to have an alone-time. The place is relaxing and not too crowded. You can enjoy your time with privacy. 

Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas  Review
Hi Alwin!

Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas  Review
Girl and Boy Thing! 
Thank you Cristelle and Rey for being my Instagram Girlfriend and Boyfriend that day!

Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas  Review
Love our shirts!

Friends and Families may try the variety of water activities like Jet Ski, Banana Boat, Flying Fish, Kayaking and beach volleyball. My friends tried the Banana Boat while @cristelletorres and I just rode the speed boat leading them to an epic water adventure :) 

It was my first time to ride a speed boat and I went a little too crazy about it. You should have seen my IG stories @ruthilicious. 

Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas  Review
Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas  Review
Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas  Review
Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas  Review
Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas  Review


I rarely go on quick day tours because I hate the worries of looking after my stuff (because there is no real accommodation) and sharing public restrooms but Playa Laiya Beach Club made it safe, fun and convenient for me. 

There is a decent restroom and shower room with well maintained facilities and usual supplies. 
The shower room and changing room are spacious with separate toilet cubicles (with bidet). 

Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas  Review
Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas  Review


The staff is very pleasant too from receptionists, boat men and security guards. We just left our stuff in the cabana while we went on an island tour. 

If you are planning to go on a quick day tour to Playa Laiya Beach Club, here are the rates:

 Playa Laiya Beach Club Entrance and Other Charges

Peak Season: 
Adult Php 700 (weekends) / Php 500 (weekdays)
Lean Season
Adult Php 560 / Php 400
Kids get 50% off (age 3 to 10 years old)
Babies: Free of Charge (0 to 2 years old)

Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas  Review

Entrance includes: use of facilities such as swimming pool and beach. Lockers are available for rental fee of Php 50/small and Php 150/bag for the whole day rental. 
Corkage fee: Php 100/person 

Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas  Review


Playa Laiya Beach Club Resort Schedule

Open everyday except Mondays from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Swimming pool is open up to 6:00 pm
Beach is open at 6:00 to 6:00 pm

Playa Laiya Beach Club Tips and Reminders

Pets are not allowed inside the resort :(
Facilities are on first come, first served basis
Guests are encouraged to bring their own towels and toiletries. Towel rentals are available though. 
Proper swimming attired is required such as bathing suits, rash guards, board shorts and trunks. 
Parking slots are available for guests' use. 
Corkage Fee for food is Php 100/person.
Guests are required to book/make reservation online (no walk ins) but payment may be settled at the resort upon arrival. 
It is good to come in a private car :) 


Playa Laiya Beach Club, Batangas  Review

Thank you Playa Laiya for a quick beach getaway, bruises and flip flop tan lines! :) 
 I had fun!



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