Palm Beach Resort

Laiya, San Juan, Batangas

Palm Beach Resort
4.2
4.0 Stars

12 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 3
  • 4 stars 8
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 12 Reviews
  • 9 Recommend
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Category:
Hotel
Business Hours
Open 24 Hours

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Wi-Fi:
Free
Wheelchair Accessible:
Yes
Parking:
Garage, Reserved

Facilities

Hotel Star Rating:
3
Restaurant:
Yes
Tours:
Yes
Meeting Facilities:
Yes
Massage:
Yes

Accommodations

Room Service:
Yes
Concierge:
Yes

Hotel Policies

Extra Beds for Infant 0-2 years:
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Extra Beds for Children 3-5 years:
Must use extra beds. Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

Useful Information

Check-Out:
11:00a
Earliest Check-In:
1:00p
Non-Smoking Rooms/Floors:
Yes
Number of Rooms:
36
Number of Floors:
3
Room Voltage:
220
Year Hotel Built:
2006
Year Last Renovated:
2012

Most Recent Reviews

Jorelle F.
5.0 Stars
4

Paradise is just a blink away. No need to book for expensive airplane tickets!!
Batangas is accessible for quick paradise escapades you'll surely love. We weren't able to book ahead of time so we tried our luck for walk ins. Luckily, Palm beach resort is open for walk ins. A 3-4hour rough drive going to Palm Beach was worth it. It was peaceful and not crowded. They offer a lot of watersports like kayaking, Banana boat ride, jetski and etc. I enjoyed playing beach volleyball and we had the area all to ourselves. 12813910084

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Kevinross B.
5.0 Stars

Fantastic for a quick weekend getaway! This is my family's go to resort if we are looking
for a peaceful and private stay at Laiya. Why?

1. The location of the resort is quite isolated. It's not beside a competitor's resort so there’s less noise and less crowd.
2. Some other resorts just have a beach, while Palm Beach has both beach and swimming pools.
3. They separated the area for the overnight guests from the day trippers and added the new infinity pool that’s close to the dining pavilion.
4. Buffets here whether it’s breakfast, lunch, merienda, or dinner – All meals are really delish and satisfying! There’s no umay factor since the choices are not very broad. Quality of over quantity 128522
5. You are always treated as a valued guest. Upon arrival, you will be assisted by their guard to park your car and they’ll even insist to let you stay inside your vehicle (on a sunny day) while waiting for a free shuttle ride to pick you up and drop you off at the front desk where you will check in and receive the welcome drinks. They will also offer to bring your luggage to your room while you have your lunch as part of the package of the accommodation.
6. Many activities such as jet ski, banana boat, snorkeling, beach volleyball, kayak, speed boat, and even wall climbing. You’ll sure be occupied on your whole stay.
7. The place is clean and always looks maintained. I was surprised how lively the corals are near the beach. The 200 pesos worth of rental for the snorkeling gear for 2 hours is super sulit! Lots of fish and you don’t really need to go far to appreciate the marine life. They also provide free rental of aqua shoes since Laiya beaches are known to be very rocky.
8. Cabanas are available if you want to relax at the beach front.

The rooms are decent and have solar powered water heaters (Hot showers are very important!:P). We checked-in on a room at Casa Sofia which was good for 6 pax.

Pros:
1. The room is near the front desk, so it’s more convenient to book an activity with them plus you can buy chips there if you feel hungry at night.
2. The room is near the infinity pool. So it’s great if you’re swimming and say for example, want to go back to your room and get your GoPro that has been charging for a few hours.
3. The room is near the dining pavilion. This I think is self-explanatory. Haha!

Cons:
1. The room has poor Globe, Sun or even Smart signal. You’ll need to go to the balcony to get some coverage.
2. I don’t know if we we’re just unlucky on the night of our stay, but our phones could not connect to the wifi network at all.

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Wennifer C.
4.0 Stars

Nice And laid back place, perfect for a beach escape that's just nearby. Their food isn't superb, but they stuff you all day long so it's ok. Their brewed coffee is very good.
Rooms are ok too. We got a room that's near the dining pavilion and swimming pool, so we're happy :)
The beach is quite rocky, and the good thing is they lend you aqua shoes for free! Warning: no Globe signal. smart signal is very very weak. So for those who want to disconnect, this is a good place to do so. Recommendation: 3d/2n stay.

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Jennifer Lea U.
5.0 Stars

Weekend getaway with 3 of my best gals!

Loved everything! From d room, d facilities, the service. We spent p4990 per head with full board meal, lunch, pm snack, dinner and breakfast. We had free flowing coffee and tea and their buffet menu was yummy!!!

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Quito J.
4.0 Stars

Great lace for the family128077128077128077128077

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Loren L P.
4.0 Stars

Second time to stay here. They have added 1 more infinity pool and looks much better than the old one.

They were very accommodating when we had to swap our paid dinner (attended a wedding at another resort, I had to cancel at Acuaverde because they won't accommodate such request) for lunch buffet next day and when I asked if they could leave us some of the merienda buffet so we could have it for midnight snacks- they did and the serving was like for 10 people when there were just 5 of us. Food and service was great. The only complain I have is their bathroom- for Php7500 a night, maybe they can improve and renovate to make it look less "spartan".

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Carla M.
4.0 Stars

Went here for a company teambuilding activity a couple of years ago. Big, spacious rooms!128077 I think there was 5 or 6 of us in a room. They have golf carts too so you don't need to walk going to the cabanas or in different places within the resort.127939128694

They have a big lawn area for teambulding activities. We also had a bonfire/ party by the beach.128293127867

Wala lang mobile phone signal when we went. Dulo na kasi yung resort eh. 128530

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Isabel M.
4.0 Stars

A little less than 3 hours away from Manila, but it's totally worth it. Went just for the day - we left around 10 am & got there before 1 pm. Day trip rate is P950 which is inclusive of entrance fee, parking, use of infinity pool, cabanas & shower rooms, buffet lunch and merienda, which actually weren't so bad. Food was pretty good, infinity pool, shower rooms and beach were clean. The beach is a bit rocky though but you can rent aqua shoes. You can also rent kayaks, banana boat and other facilities but those have extra charge. You can also get a massage by the beach (massage was amaaaazing). Perfect place to go and unwind :)

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Jay S.
4.0 Stars

We had our organization team building here last Wednesday up to Friday. I find the place ok since the beach is rocky. The facilities are ok too. They have kayak boats here and footwear to rent (although we have it for free since I think the company paid for it already..). Rooms are ok too with two sets of towels for each person and with personal and dental care kit already ready to use. Showers and faucets have heaters too. The place also have two swimming pools where one of those is an infinity pool. I haven't tried to check out the infinity pool myself but I heard it's beautiful. You can check out their site for more pictures.

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Henrick E.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Jim S.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Edwin I.
4.0 Stars

A perfect tropical all-inclusive Weekend or short-weekday escape some 2 hours drive from Manila. Reasonable rates, good choices of modern and comfy villas to choose from (depending on how many is in your party), uncrowded white beach, good facilities, accommodating staff, and good food.

A failed last minute booking with Acuatico Resort brought us to this other resort in the San Juan-Laiya Batangas area. San Juan Batangas is the nearest beach haven to Manila that promises beach combers and beach lovers a piece of fine white sand beaches, turquoise clear waters, and uncrowded beaches.

Palm Beach Resort has Casita Deluxe suites that can accommodate from 2 to 6 people. And they have Casita Villas (with 3-5 bedrooms each) that can accommodate up to 25 people. All suites and villas are equipped with modern day comforts (a/c, flat screen TV , etc). All have balconies/ terraces that afford all guests a view of the beach and blue sea.

An overnight package would cover the accommodation , 3 buffet meals + snack, and use of resort's water and beach recreational facilities (beach volleyball, snorkels and fins, canoe, jet ski , etc).

Our group arrived at noon . After checking in, we were shown to our Casita Suites. The Suite that we were assigned to was considerably new. Clean, queen sized beds, had a flat screen tv, nice bathroom, ref, and a beach view terrace where we could lounge.

I noticed that the accommodations were Asian -modern-minimalist in design. Predominantly white with brown wood accents. Bay windows and sliding doors gave each room a generous view of the sea. Towards the beachfront, there were these cabana structures tastefully adorned with large white throw pillows and white gauze curtains where guests can lounge with company or simply stare into the blue (my friend called them "sosyal na bahay kubo"). They have an infinity pool and an outdoor pavilion that can accommodate large private functions.

Food was good. Their buffet meals were Pinoy in nature that included chicken, beef, pork, fish, and veggie dishes. Though not exemplary , I found the food typical of good home-cooked meal. The only snack that we served was a huge tuna salad sandwich with hefty serving of french fries that was filling. Yup, I would say that the kitchen of the resort may further improve their menu by offering more options to guests with more discriminating taste buds. But in general, I'm happy with what we were served.

Their bar fare was pretty much limited to local beers and basic cocktail mixes. Although we pretty much enjoyed their version of Mojitos (they use basil leaves instead of mint) which we happily gulped at their infinity pool and at their beachfront cabanas.

Some techie observations. The rooms were equipped with flat screen LCD tvs, but the channels were limited to the Satellite dish feed (but we didn't care because we were there for the sun and the sea). Free Wi-Fi was only accessible in the dining pavilion (yup, no Internet in the rooms). Thank goodness for mobile phone Hotspot functions!

In general, there were more hits than misses with this resort. So much so, I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to have a quick beach getaway from Manila.

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