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Batangas | Experience the Difference at Palm Beach Resort Laiya

Palm Beach Resort - San Juan, Batangas
It was a long weekend then, me and my friends decided to have a short/unplanned weekend getaway. But since we all couldn't be away for long, we decided to go to Batangas, San Juan in particular. I scouted for a beach resort online (through my CP) and came up with several options but it was La Luz our first choice. Unfortunately, it was fully-booked that time (we don't have reservations by the way).

So we checked out nearby resorts for available rooms. Luckily, we found one in Palm Beach Resort. It's a bit pricey (P4,850 including extra charge for 1 person) but since it was getting late, we grabbed it. The room is spacious enough though, comfortable for all three of us. It is air-conditioned with mini-fridge, DVD player and a cable TV on it.

After settling our things inside the room, we headed to their dining pavilion (we're all Tom Jones eh :P). By the way, bringing of foods inside the resort is not allowed, all guests are required to avail of the foods in the resort. For adults, it's P475 per person, buffet style, for dinner. Below are the photos of what we have for dinner:

buffet dinner choices (pardon the blurry photos!) - from left, clockwise: potato soup with leeks, fish pizzaiola,
breaded pork chop (very crunchy, yum!), chicken w/ mushroom, mixed seafoods, sicillian pasta and rice
love this >> buco (lots of it) pandan, fresh fruit (banana) is also available for dessert;
choice of mango or pineapple juice for drinks
After dinner, we sat on the cabanas, did some chit-chats until we felt sleepy. Did I mention that it was raining  (on and off) that time? The cold breeze and the sound of small waves rushing to the shore induced sleep in us. And since we can't do anything that time because of the drizzle, we went back to our room to rest.

cabana @ night
The next morning, I woke up very early, around 5:00AM. I wanted to watch the sun rise and I wanted to spend some time alone in the beach too, just like what I used to do during my younger years in Mindoro. The beach is so tranquil then; it was still gloomy but the sea is so calm. I took some pictures, but what I enjoyed most is the feeling of being near the beach again; it brings back memories of my younger years. So I just sat there in the sand; reminiscing, watching some early risers as they go around the beach, taking photos of sunrise too. Ahh, I wish I could stay here forever. I wish I could have it just for myself. I wish this resort is mine. Sadly, I was just daydreaming. My friends who were already awake followed me here, and brought me back to reality. ;(

I used to do this too, riding and paddling a small boat alone, just like him!
sunrise!
early swimmers...brrrr!
BFFs!
Palm Beach Resort
EMO-mode! ;)

empty shell!
After taking some more photos, my friends went out to swim. And so I followed them too, but it's cold...brrr! It's still drizzling actually. We didn't stay on the beach for long; after 30 minutes or so, we decided to take a shower and then headed to the pavilion for breakfast. The resort's breakfast is also buffet style, P290 per person for adults. Here's what we have for breakfast:

breakfast, buffet-style (from left - clockwise: scrambled egg, boneless bangus, corned beef, longganisa,
fresh papaya for dessert, steamed rice and fried rice too.
also for breakfast - (not instant) champorado with crunchy dilis...yummm!!!
kapeng barako for drinks (not in photo)
After breakfast, we went back to our room to prepare our things. We need to leave before lunch; first because my friends have appointment that afternoon. Second, and most importantly, we don't have enough money for another meal eh. Hehe...

~ oo00oo ~

Palm Beach Resort may not be the best resort beach-lovers are looking for; most of them would probably avoid this especially with the pebbled/stony beach front (not the whole stretch, by the way) but I really love it. It has brought me some good memories of my childhood. And this type of resort is what I'm dreaming of; quiet, relaxing, not crowded! I'm glad I experienced being in this resort even for just a night, it's so refreshing, so relaxing, relieves some of my stresses too. I would love to go back there but it's kinda expensive, maybe next time if I have someone to sponsor my stay there. ;)

For a detailed and more updated information about this resort, check their website >> http://www.lafrondosa.com.

~ oo00oo ~

Palm Beach (La Frondosa) Resort
Brgy. Hugom, San Juan, Batangas

28 comments:

  1. Ive never been to Palm beach but Ive been to la luz..looks like they have the same style of cabanas..

    by just reading this i felt emo too.. nakakahawa hehehe.. and i suddenly miss the beach :)

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    1. talaga?! la luz sana gusto namin, kaya lang ala bakante, pero ok na dito, mas tahimik, mas nakaka-relax. :)

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  2. Champorado with dilis. yummy! Beautiful sunrise and beach. Umiemo ang peg. Ako din minsan pagpapatingin sa beach ganyan din ako. Soul searching ba. lol

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    1. haha...soul searching talaga eh?! masarap champorado nila, parang home-made, di commercialized. :)

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  3. Oh! I wish andyan din ako:) looks so relaxing:)

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  4. Tlaga nag bo boat kang mag isa noon? Tranquil siguro kung mahal mo yung kasama mo ano tapos sunset ang peg:)

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    1. oo gurl, nakikipagkarera pa nga ako dati eh...hehe!

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  5. Wow! comparable to Bora and we don't need an airfare right! Ang gaganda ng photos. I wish we could try this soon, salamat sa info sis!

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    1. Ngek, malayo ang Bora dito sis, powdery daw and white ang sand sa Bora, dito nde pero yun nga lang, di mo na kelangan ng airfare. ;)

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  6. I agree with you,sometime sponsor is the best in vacay and you could say this is it and I love VACATION. :)

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  7. very romantic ang place... at mukhang masarap ang mga foods... I'm hoping na makapaunta ako diyan pag nakavacation na ako sa Pinas ^^ thanks for sharing this one ^_^

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    1. romantic ba? di ganyan feeling ko nun eh, mga friends kase kasama ko. hehe...

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  8. Maharlika...lol and the beach does..stoney..hahaha...I tried la luz i think its way better:)

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  9. this is a perfect place to relax and getaway from the hurly-burly of the big cities or stressfull way of life. btw i miss that tempting champorado with crispy dilis!

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  10. expensive naman nong place noh? ang yung food parang nakaka diet sa presyo. hahaha. pero in fairness sumptuous talaga yung food. relaxing din yung cabanas ng beach. tatlo lang kayo nagbakasyon? wala kabang partner? :-D ang ganda nong lugar eh

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  11. wow very nice place, nakakatakam nmn yung mga foods. Esp un buko pandan and fresh papaya caught my attention hehe. parang dko pa natry ang champorado with dilis? hehe.

    Yung cabana similar dun sa Alfresco resort in Batangas. ^_^

    btw, i have something for you pala here - http://mariaswanderland.blogspot.com/2012/12/smp-blog-award.html

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  12. Ay naka-relate ako sa feeling mo, kaya love ko ang beach, doesn't matter kung anong klase ng sand ang meron, basta masarap yun nakakapag-isip isip ka, walang stress, peaceful, ganyan. Sarap magpahinga dun sa cabana! Yummy nun champorado but I never tried it dilis, weird pero mukhang panalo din!

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  13. Ma'am Glen :) buking ha ha! I love the cottage and the view sarap mag emote with that kind of scenery. Masarap ba talaga pagsamahin ang champorado at dilis? Di ko pa na try yan.

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  14. Ang ganda ng cabanas nila! Ma pebbles nga no? Dapat pala may aqua shoes pag pupunta dyan.

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  15. hahaha, laughed out loud as I read that part where you mentioned you no longer had enough money to buy food...the food is a bit pricey eh but as you said it was worth the stay because the place isn't that crowded...perfect place for relaxation and musings...I could never sail a boat alone haha, I do not know how to swim ehehehe, love love love all your photos here especially that of the sunrise and the beach shots...happy weekend sis, I hope we meet in person one day...don't have a blogger buddy near so I always feel like a lunatic when taking photos in public hahaha :D

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  16. wow glends ! The champorada with dilis looks yummy! :) i wanna try that soon hehe.. One of my dream destination is Batanggas. Ive heard there are lots of good beaches there. Pretty SOON! :)

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  17. Hi Ma'am. Thank you for your blog.
    We would like to share it on our official Facebook page.
    Please see link below :
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Palm-Beach-Resort/196546763760523

    Again, thank you and hope you can come back again at Palm Beach Resort.

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    1. Hi PBR! Sure, feel free to share this post. Thanks, too!! :)

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  18. Thank you ma'am. Your blog is now posted on our Facebook page.
    Hope you can visit Palm Beach again :)

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  19. Can we have your name, contact number and email?
    We will take note of your record and give you discount on your next visit. :)

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    1. wow, thank you! :):D Next time na lang, when I visited your resort again. Thanks again, very much! :)

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