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Sabangan Seashore Resort – Journey Up

After biking by 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, get pleasure from meals, and relax with out having to drive again far to town the identical day.

These days, we’ve been combining our bike journeys with staycations, so we are able to do one thing new after we revisit locations we’ve beforehand been to. Whereas we now not have the time to go on multi-day bikepacking journeys due to work, leisurely bike rides the place we are able to get pleasure from fast in a single day or weekend stays in a resort afterwards are one thing we are able to stay up for. 

One weekend this Could 2022, to rejoice our marriage ceremony anniversary, we went for a scenic bike journey from Laiya to Malabrigo Lighthouse and again, passing by the venue the place we had our seashore marriage 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 pals for a mini-reunion and meals journey after.

Sab, Artwork, me, Alex, Liza, Manuel


The realm of Laiya in San Juan, Batangas affords 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 few 4 to five hour drive from Quezon Metropolis relying what route you are 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 without doubt one of 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 affords views of Mt. Daguldol in Mindoro. The 6,000 sq. meter resort affords visitors a sanctuary enveloped in nature and wealthy within the comforts of residence.

The primary attraction of the resort is having all of the creature comforts with quick access to the seashore. You may benefit from the nice open air, swim, stroll alongside to the far finish of the seashore. go boating, and luxuriate 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.

Yay, could kuha kami ng pic na swimming. Thanks for the picture, Liza!

For these with automobiles, the resort has a 24/7 safe automotive parking space. I discovered the resort to be bike-friendly, as we might simply carry our bikes from the parking space to the villas, which had spacious patios the place we might  park them even with out locking them up after we went to the seashore. We have been additionally capable of 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 also 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 visitors who introduced their pet canine. 

Sabangan is the very first resort in Laiya to welcome furbabies. Friends are allowed to carry a most of as much as 3 small to medium breed canine, who should be safe always. Canine can swim within the seashore and luxuriate in taking part in on the sand.

Friends bringing pets should adhere to extra tips:

  • Use designated areas for pets to do their enterprise and choose up after them
  • Feed the pets solely within the outside areas of their room/suite
  • Pets could swim on the seashore however not within the pool
  • Be certain that pets are educated to be in public, with good conduct when uncovered to different visitors


For households who need a snug seashore keep, the resort affords 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)
Resort map from

Every unit is absolutely outfitted with a personal bathroom and bathtub, cold and warm 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 might truly match a 4 folks), 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 hold on the market within the patio with view of courtyard. 

Mates 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 offers 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 timber 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 simply till 10:00 pm.

The resort additionally has a small youngsters playground space on the premises. Friends may 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 domestically educated therapists and might prepare for therapeutic massage in rooms by schedule or appointment (P400/hour).

Eating Choices

Lodging in Sabangan Seashore Resort embrace meals timed for test 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. Friends may get free flowing espresso and refill water bottles and flasks from dispensers on the Pavilion.

We obtained to the resort previous 6pm due to the lengthy drive from Manila and unhealthy 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 is just not served on the resort, however visitors can order ala carte from the Pavilion or stroll/drive to close by institutions to pattern the native delicacies.

Mates 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, but it surely’s situated in San Juan alongside the primary street heading again to Lipa, Batangas, so it’s a potential stopover in your technique to the resort or after you take a look at earlier than driving again to Manila.


The sign for each Globe and Sensible 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 after we needed to make amends 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 cost choices went down throughout our keep and so they might solely course of money funds. Fortunately there was an ATM proper outdoors the lodge to withdraw money. Friends planning to remain right here would possibly need to carry sufficient money readily available.

For individuals who are simply after leisure 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 under to get a greater thought of what the entire resort and different rooms appear like.

Journey tips (Alert Degree 1)

As of Could 2022, the Municipality of San Juan, Batangas is underneath Alert Degree 1 and is at the moment open to vacationers and guests. Stroll-in vacationers should not 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 Price of P20.00 per individual and declare your Ecological Price tickets collectively along with your referral slip.
  • You’ll solely must current your referral slip upon arrival on the resort.

Deal with and speak to 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.

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