Last updated: 1 MARCH 2021

For decades, Laiya has been the poster beach of Batangas. No surprise there because it remains one of the best beach destinations in the province. Over the years, it has become a favorite among travelers from Manila, thanks to its proximity and wide selection of accommodations, ranging from budget guest rooms to high-end beachfront resorts.

Technically, Laiya refers to two barangays in San Juan, but the term has become synonymous with the entire southern coast of the municipality. Resorts that are located in neighboring barangays are also being marketed as Laiya properties. For example, La Luz Beach Resort is, in fact, within the territory of nearby Barangay Hugom, but it is often tagged by travel agencies as a Laiya resort.

Because of this, in this post, we’re including resorts, hotels, and guesthouses in San Juan, including but not limited to Laiya. Here are the best beach resorts in the area as scored by Agoda customers.

Palm Beach Resort

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Acuaverde Beach Resort

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Paseo Verde Beach Resort

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Acuatico Beach Resort & Hotel

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Sabangan Beach Resort

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La Luz Beach Resort

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Virgin Beach Resort

Note: As of this writing, Virgin Beach Resort remains temporarily closed. According to their Facebook Page, the resort is currently refurbishing facilities.

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List of DOT-Accredited Resorts in San Juan

Aside from the above resorts, San Juan also has dozens more options to choose from.

Because of the pandemic, accommodations must have a Certificate of Authority to Operate (CAO) issued by the Department of Tourism. The list below enumerates lodging establishments that have already secured a CAO as of 27 February 2021. Note that this list is a mix of beachfront resorts and inland hotels, budget guesthouses and upscale properties.

  1. Acuaverde Beach Resort and Hotel
    Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
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  2. Acuatico Beach Resort and Hotel Inc.
    Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
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  3. Antipolo Space Rental
    Hugom San Juan, Batangas
  4. Buracai de Laiya Hotel & Resort
    Hugom San Juan, Batangas
  5. Burgis Mangrove Beach & Resort
    Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
  6. CJ Beach Resort
    Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
  7. Halydan’s Place
    Pueblo de Laiya, San Juan, Batangas
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  8. Hannah’s Beach Staycation House
    Pueblo de Laiya, San Juan, Batangas
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  9. Harietta’s House Rental
    Hugom San Juan, Batangas
  10. JJAL House Rental
    Hugom San Juan, Batangas
  11. Jo-roy Dakila Beach House
    Hugom San Juan, Batangas
  12. Kabayan Beach Resort
    Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
  13. Casa Kalinaw Beach House
    Abung, San Juan, Batangas
  14. Katniss Beach Resort
    Hugom San Juan, Batangas
  15. Lucky 7 Beach Resort – Extension
    Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
  16. Laiya Riviera Resort and Spa
    Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
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  17. Laiya Adventure Park
    Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
  18. Les Caraibes Beach Resort
    Hugom San Juan, Batangas
  19. Llamar Beach Resort
    Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
  20. Mamay Tino Beach Resort
    Hugom San Juan, Batangas
  21. Nay Puring Beach House
    Hugom San Juan, Batangas
  22. Penie House Rental
    Hugom San Juan, Batangas
  23. Rexon & Kiten House Rental
    Hugom San Juan, Batangas
  24. Tita Pilar’s House Rental
    Hugom San Juan, Batangas
  25. Two Roses Staycation Beach House
    Pueblo de Laiya, San Juan, Batangas
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  26. Alahbiga Beach Resort
    Hugom San Juan, Batangas
  27. Balai sa San Juan Resort
    Abung, San Juan, Batangas
  28. Cala Laiya
    Laiya Ibabao, San Juan, Batangas
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  29. Camp Laiya Beach Farm Resort
    Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
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  30. Casa Amara
    Imelda, San Juan, Batangas
  31. El Jardin de Zaida
    Abung, San Juan, Batangas
  32. Forever Tan-Ag Beach Side
    Puting Buhangin, San Juan, Batangas
  33. La Luz Beach Resort
    Hugom San Juan, Batangas
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  34. Laiya Grande Beach Resort
    Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
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  35. Masalunga Beach House
    Hugom San Juan, Batangas
  36. Moon Palace III Beach Resort
    Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
  37. NSC Private Resort
    Putingbuhangin, San Juan, Batangas
  38. Pahiyas Beach Resort
    Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
  39. Palm Beach Resort
    Hugom San Juan, Batangas
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  40. Paseo Verde Beach Resort
    Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
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  41. Pipisik Beach Resort
    Hugom San Juan, Batangas
  42. Tamarind Cove at Porto Laiya
    Porto Laiya, San Juan, Batangas
  43. Casa Remo Apartelle
    Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
  44. Sabangan Beach Resort
    Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
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  45. Sigayan Bay Beach Resort
    Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
  46. Taramindu Beach Garden Inn
    Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
  47. Tay Lope House Rental
    Hugom San Juan, Batangas
  48. Laiya White Cove Beach Resort
    Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
  49. Severina’s Garden Resort
    Sitio Balacbacan, Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
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  50. R&Rs Lodging House
    Pueblo de Laiya, San Juan, Batangas
  51. Chit’s Glamping Beach Resort
    Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
  52. Dakila Beach Resort
    Hugom San Juan, Batangas
  53. Klub Keluarga Resort
    Laiya Ibabao, San Juan, Batangas
  54. R Retreat
    Pueblo de Laiya, San Juan, Batangas
  55. Searenity Chill Homestay
    Pueblo de Laiya, San Juan, Batangas
  56. Bahay Marikit Resort Hotel and Restaurant
    Maraykit, San Juan, Batangas
  57. Netania de Laiya
    Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
  58. Dona Nena Family Beach Resort
    Laiya Ibabao, San Juan, Batangas
  59. CMDC Private Beach Resort
    Calubcub 1st, San Juan, Batangas
  60. Thea Vista Minmar
    Imelda, San Juan, Batangas
  61. Lola Beach Resort
    Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
  62. One Laiya Beach Resort
    Laiya Ibabao, San Juan, Batangas
  63. Home Pointe Transient House
    Pueblo de Laiya, Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
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  64. The Seashore Beach Club Inc.
    Calubcub 1.0. San Juan, Batangas
  65. Punto Miguel Beach House
    Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
  66. Laiya Vivo Hotel
    Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
  67. Dreamland Resort and Hotel
    Janao Janao, San Juan, Batangas
  68. Villa Sulit Beach Resort
    Hugom, San Juan, Batangas
  69. San Juan-ito’s Beach Resort and Hotel
    Hugom, San Juan, Batangas
  70. Agudo Beach House
    Hugom, San Juan, Batangas
  71. Shalom de Laiya Staycation House
    Pueblo de Laiya, Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
  72. Clara’s Guest House
    Pueblo de Laiya, Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
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  73. Shaniel and Sam House Rental
    Hugom, San Juan, Batangas
  74. Pueblo Guest Homestay
    Pueblo de Laiya, Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
  75. Laiya Sands
    Pueblo de Laiya, Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
  76. Justos Beach Resort and Recreation
    Nagsaulay, San Juan, Batangas
  77. Casa Dolores Beach Resort
    Hugom, San Juan, Batangas
  78. R. C. Ramirez House Rental
    Hugom, San Juan, Batangas
  79. Calubcub Bay Resort and Recreation
    Sitio Puntor, Calubcub 1.0, San Juan, Batangas

Laiya in the New Normal

Ready to hit the road to Laiya? Not so fast! Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, health and safety policies have been implemented to protect both tourists and locals. There are a few requirements that you need to take care of and protocols to follow.

Here’s how we suggest to plan your Laiya trip.

  1. Contact the resort first. Once you have picked a resort or hotel, get in touch with the staff and ask about the requirements and protocols. They should tell you about the updated travel requirements and other things you need to know. READ: LAIYA TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS!
  2. Work on all the requirements. Remember: they will only accept medical or health certificates that have been issued within the past 3 days.
  3. Confirm your resort reservation. If you have all the requirements or you’re sure you’ll be able to secure them before your travel date, then finalize your booking. The resort may share with you a copy of the health declaration form that you need to fill out.
  4. On the day of travel, present the requirements at the Tourism Office Area. It’s located along Laiya Road after La Vista Subdivision in Barangay Buhay na Sapa. It’s on the right side of the road. You’ll also need to settle the ecological fee (P20). Once everything is in order, you’ll be handed a Referral Slip.
  5. Proceed to your resort. Upon check-in, submit the Referral Slip handed to you at the Tourism Office.

IMPORTANT! Some resorts implement additional safety policies. Yes, aside from those required by the local government. For example, some resorts require guests to undergo a SAME-DAY RAPID COVID-19 ANTIGEN TEST upon entry. The cost is to be shouldered by the guests. To be sure, contact the hotel or resort management first before booking.

Enjoy your stay! Stay safe!


Important Reminders

  • Pay attention to the details and fine prints. Some resorts look cheap but mandatory meals are not included. These meals can take much of the cost. For good measure, contact the hotel management about their mandatories and other rules.
  • Pick accommodations that match your preferences and budget. Laiya has an incredibly diverse array of lodging options that cater to all types of travelers. You’ll easily find cheap but comfortable places to stay or high-end resorts for an ideal staycation. If you just want a room with a bed and toilet, you don’t have to spend extravagantly. You can find cheap but comfortable guesthouses in Laiya. For those who are willing to pay more, you’ll find plenty of mid-range to high-end resorts in this part of Batangas. Some are beachfront, some are located further inland. Some are in Laiya itself, some are marketed as Laiya but located elsewhere. Check out the amenities, location, and other policies before booking.
  • Go for value for money. The most expensive accommodation isn’t always the best choice. A combination of location, good reviews, facilities, services, and pricing allows you to get the most out of every peso you spend.


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Anonymous

Great list! Thank you. But please correct your title. Its supposed to be “Laiya, San Juan, Batangas” :)