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Relaxing Batangas Accommodations For Your Family Vacation
PHOTO BY Roan Tuaño
  • With the easing of quarantine restrictions in different parts of the country, many parents are looking into going on much-awaited family trips. While we all deserve a break, we still need to be mindful of the safety protocols in place to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

    The solution? Visiting nearby provinces for a relaxing daytrip or a weekend respite.

    If you’re one of the many who miss the beach and want to wake up to the sound of waves, Batangas is the place to be. Located less than three hours from Manila, this province has many must-visit stops and beaches the whole family can enjoy. The best part? It has its own fair share of dishes and delicacies that we’re sure everyone missed.

    To help you plan your family trip, we’ve collated five accommodations on Airbnb that offer not just scenic views, but interiors designed to give you and your family a relaxing stay. Before you book your stay, make sure you check with the hosts if they require proof of negative COVID-19 test results and vaccination cards.

    5 charming accommodations in Batangas

    Callie’s Kubo (Php4,643 per night)

    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Callies Kubo
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    A quaint cottage that offers a view of the sun, sand, and calming waters, Callie’s Kubo can accommodate three guests. It has one bedroom, two beds, and one bath. Since it’s elevated, it might be challenging to get to the place, but it’s worth it. Not only will you wake up to the serene surroundings with a majestic view, the rocky shoreline can easily be accessed via a 30-meter path leading down from the kubo.

    IMAGE courtesy of Callies Kubo

    The space is indeed cozy with its recycled hardwood floor and balcony. There’s also a loft area and an outdoor tub and rinse space—perfect if you’re coming in from the beach. Love snorkeling? The snorkeling gear can be used for free—just make sure you use and return it with care.

    Learn more and book your stay when you click here.

    Batalang Bato (Php9,943 per night)

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    Families would definitely love Batalang Bato, a 3,000sqm beachfront property that’s found in a marine sanctuary. The place gives access to a diving and snorkeling spot where you can spot King Fishers, Oreoles, Geckos, and Sea Turtles.

    IMAGE courtesy of Batalang Bato

    Since it’s located in a marine sanctuary, the host makes sure the house rules are followed at all times. These rules include no vandalism, no harming of any sea creature nor destroying of habitats. Batalang Bato embraces communing with nature so as much as possible, they are against single use plastics and toiletries in sachets.

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    Perfect for 12 guests, the villa has two listings—a one-bedroom cottage that can accommodate six guests and a two-bedroom cottage ideal for 12 people.

    Learn more and book your stay when you click here.

    Anilao Cliffhouse (Php8,786 per night)

    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Anilao Cliffhouse

    The Anilao Cliffhouse is the perfect accommodation if you’re traveling with a big family. Ideal for nine people, the house has a studio/main area where most of the amenities are found such as the dining area, TV, comfort room, and other appliances.

    Here, family members with different interests can also spend some alone time after a day of exploring the outdoors. There’s a music room where instruments can be played, there’s a spot for reading, and another for painting. Suffice to say, you’re in for a fun and fulfilling weekend at Anilao Cliffhouse.

    Learn more and book your stay when you click here.

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    Romantic Getaway with Ocean View (Php2,886 per night)

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    Looking forward to a short trip with your significant other? This accommodation features a suite completed with a queen-size bed and a kitchen with a dining nook—perfect for some quality time. The host advises visitors to bring their own food, towels, and toiletries.

    PHOTO BY Roan Tuaño
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    If you’re a pet parent, a small pet with diapers is welcome but you need to pay a P500 fee. Aside from promising an ocean view, this getaway also gives access to the beach below through a staircase.

    Learn more and book your stay when you click here.

    Sofie’s Home at Pontefino Prime (Php2,787 per night)

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    One of the first things you need to check when choosing an accommodation is accessibility and Sofie’s Home brings you closer to some of the province’s tourist spots. The three-bedroom townhouse is located near beaches, churches, and a mall—should you need to buy food and other supplies.

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    The unit is fully furnished and inviting, with access to a swimming pool, Wi-Fi, and Netflix. A stay here can make you feel like you’re in your own home while enjoying the best of what Batangas has to offer.

    Learn more and book your stay when you click here.

    Airbnb makes sure its hosts adhere to a five-step enhanced cleaning process to make sure each corner of the space is clean and sanitized. You can discuss this with your host or click here to learn more.

    This story originally appeared on Realliving.com.ph.

    *Minor edits have been made by the SmartParenting.com.ph editors.

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