After biking by way of coastal areas and up steep mountain roads, it’s all the time nice to simply head again to a comfortable base to have beer by the seashore, take pleasure in meals, and relax with out having to drive again far to town the identical day.
Recently, we’ve been combining our bike journeys with staycations, so we will do one thing new once we revisit locations we’ve beforehand been to. Whereas we not have the time to go on multi-day bikepacking journeys due to work, leisurely bike rides the place we will take pleasure in fast in a single day or weekend stays in a resort afterwards are one thing we will stay up for.
One weekend this Could 2022, to have a good time our wedding ceremony anniversary, we went for a scenic bike experience from Laiya to Malabrigo Lighthouse and again, passing by the venue the place we had our seashore wedding ceremony 12 years in the past.
To maximise the bike journey, we stayed in Sabangan Seashore Resort, a bike-friendly and pet-friendly beachfront resort, and caught up with highschool mates for a mini-reunion and meals journey after.
The world of Laiya in San Juan, Batangas presents a wide range of lodging starting from finances visitor rooms and tenting spots to high-end beachfront resorts. It’s one of many prime seashore locations for households these touring by land from Metro Manila due to its relative proximity.
Sabangan Seashore Resort is situated alongside the primary street in Laiya, San Juan, Batangas.
Getting right here is a couple of 4 to five hour drive from Quezon Metropolis relying what route you’re taking. Due to its location and distance from the primary freeway, it’s extra handy to get right here by non-public transport.
Sabangan Seashore Resort is among the extra established resorts within the Laiya space. The resort is effectively designed with a local really feel set amid lush environment with non-public villas. The beachfront presents views of Mt. Daguldol in Mindoro. The 6,000 sq. meter resort presents friends a sanctuary enveloped in nature and wealthy within the comforts of dwelling.
The principle enchantment of the resort is having all of the creature comforts with quick access to the seashore. You may benefit from the nice outside, swim, stroll alongside to the far finish of the seashore. go boating, and revel in actions like banana boating, kayaking and extra, however nonetheless have a comfortable hotel-style room at evening, first rate rest room, and all of the meals ready for you throughout your keep.
For these with autos, the resort has a 24/7 safe automobile parking space. I discovered the resort to be bike-friendly, as we may simply carry our bikes from the parking space to the villas, which had spacious patios the place we may park them even with out locking them up once we went to the seashore. We have been additionally in a position to hose off bikes proper outdoors the villa within the footwash space earlier than leaving.
For individuals who need to go on trip with their pets, Sabangan Seashore Resort can be pet-friendly. There have been a number of very pleasant and healthy-looking resort cats on the premises who joined us for dinner and hung round our villa. We additionally noticed different friends who introduced their pet canine.
Sabangan is the very first resort in Laiya to welcome furbabies. Company are allowed to carry a most of as much as 3 small to medium breed canine, who have to be safe always. Canine can swim within the seashore and revel in enjoying on the sand.
Company bringing pets should adhere to extra pointers:
- Use designated areas for pets to do their enterprise and decide up after them
- Feed the pets solely within the out of doors areas of their room/suite
- Pets could swim on the seashore however not within the pool
- Be sure that pets are educated to be in public, with good conduct when uncovered to different friends
For households who need a comfy seashore keep, the resort presents non-public and absolutely air conditioned villas and personal bungalows with spacious patios. The resort choices vary from:
- Bamboo: 2 pax (Bamboo kubo, queen mattress)
- Dao: 2 pax (Superior room, queen mattress)
- Guijo: 4 pax (Superior room, 2 full beds)
- Narra: 4 pax (One bed room bungalow)
- Yakal: 6 pax (Two bed room bungalow)
- Molave: 8 pax (Two bed room bungalow)
- Acacia: 12 pax (Two bed room loft)
Every unit is absolutely geared up with a non-public bathroom and tub, cold and hot bathe, espresso and tea making services, cable TV, Wi-Fi entry, and a private fridge. Charges are additionally inclusive of breakfast, afternoon snack and dinner.
We stayed within the Narra B Bungalow, which had two double beds (which may really match a 4 individuals), a clear and trendy rest room, TV, mini-bar.
The spacious patio had a comfortable seating space and sink for hanging out and for maintaining bike and seashore stuff in so the room doesn’t get sandy. It was enjoyable to simply grasp on the market within the patio with view of courtyard.
Associates have been booked on the Yakal 2-bedroom bungalow, which had a spacious patio and nice location proper in entrance of the seashore.
Sabangan Seashore Resort gives 24/7 safety on the seashore and CCTV protection all through the resort.
For households touring with with youngsters, Sabangan Resort has a small swimming pool in a secluded space semi-shaded by bushes for many who don’t need to get too sunburnt on the seashore. There’s an space the place water is shallow for little youngsters and a 4-foot pool for adults. Pool use is barely till 10:00 pm.
The resort additionally has a small youngsters playground space on the premises. Company can even borrow a volleyball for seashore volleyball actions with a minimal deposit. Water sports activities and boating journeys will be organized for teams.
For individuals who need to get a therapeutic massage, the resort helps regionally educated therapists and might organize for therapeutic massage in rooms by schedule or appointment (P400/hour).
Lodging in Sabangan Seashore Resort embody meals timed for examine in and take a look at. This consists of buffet breakfast, merienda, and dinner for all occupants, so there’s no must exit of the resort or fear about the place to eat.
The buffet is now serviced (not self-serve) with meals served on the Pavilion. Throughout our keep, there are 3 to 4 viands to select from plus dessert or recent fruits at each meal. Company can even get free flowing espresso and refill water bottles and flasks from dispensers on the Pavilion.
We acquired to the resort previous 6pm due to the lengthy drive from Manila and dangerous climate, however the workers had put aside our merienda of lomi and turon, which was a lot appreciated. Dinner on our first evening included laing, liempo, hen, sinigang, and so on. The following day, there was pinakbet, inihaw na manok, halaan soup and extra. There was an excellent number of dishes to select from.
The resort additionally has a comfort retailer that sells snacks, beer (P100/bottle for San Miguel Pale Pilsen) and seashore necessities.
Lunch isn’t served on the resort, however friends can order ala carte from the Pavilion or stroll/drive to close by institutions to pattern the native delicacies.
Associates and I ate at Sinsay Shalom Meals Home, which was a fast drive from the resort. The native eatery focuses on Batangas lomi, bulalo, sisig, crispy pata, silog meals and extra.
One other eating choice really useful by the resort proprietor is Basilio’s Brick Oven Pizza, the primary brick oven pizza parlor in San Juan, Batangas. It’s not alongside the beachfront, nevertheless it’s situated in San Juan alongside the primary street heading again to Lipa, Batangas, so it’s a potential stopover in your option to the resort or after you take a look at earlier than driving again to Manila.
The sign for each Globe and Good was a bit weak within the space. Whereas the resort has WiFi, it solely labored within the foyer and never within the rooms. It labored effectively on our first day, however the sign was very intermittent the day we left once we needed to atone for some work emails and deadlines, which led us to drive out to city a bit with laptops on the town simply to seek for a sign.
Due to connectivity points, the resort’s bank card and GCash fee choices went down throughout our keep and so they may solely course of money funds. Fortunately there was an ATM proper outdoors the resort to withdraw money. Company planning to remain right here would possibly need to carry sufficient money readily available.
For individuals who are simply after rest and the seashore, and don’t plan to work throughout their keep (I recommend you don’t), you’ll be able to nonetheless benefit from the cozy rooms, seashore, meals and personal really feel of the resort.
Take a look at the video beneath to get a greater thought of what the entire resort and different rooms seem like.
Journey pointers (Alert Degree 1)
As of Could 2022, the Municipality of San Juan, Batangas is underneath Alert Degree 1 and is at present open to vacationers and guests. Stroll-in vacationers will not be allowed and will need to have a confirmed reservation.
- Current your reserving affirmation on the Municipal Tourism Reception Space. Vacationers are inspired to indicate their vaccination playing cards.
- Pay for the Ecological Payment of P20.00 per particular person and declare your Ecological Payment tickets collectively along with your referral slip.
- You’ll solely must current your referral slip upon arrival on the resort.
Handle and phone data
Sabangan Seashore Resort is situated at M97G+VJJ, Laiya, San Juan, Batangas, Philippines. For up to date charges and promos, take a look at their web site.