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  • 5 Resorts In Batangas For The Entire Family To Enjoy

    Because vacations don't only have to be about the kids.
    by Mimmy Delmendo .
5 Resorts In Batangas For The Entire Family To Enjoy
PHOTO BY courtesy of Calinisan Resort Hotel and Pico Sands Hotel
  • Ask any parent out there, and he or she will probably tell you vacations are not always the relaxing retreat you expect them to be. Parents in Metro Manila, however, can be considered lucky because Batangas and its beaches are a three-hour drive away.

    5 resorts in Batangas for both the kids and the kids at heart

    Having to pack everything but the kitchen sink or being in a long car ride with fidgety kids seems to be the opposite of stress-free bakasyon. But you may just have it with these resorts in Batangas. After all, it's your vacation, too!

    Chateau Royale Hotel Resort and Spa

    Km. 72 Batulao, Nasugbu Batangas
    Php4000 to 6,500 for 4 pax
    www.chateauroyalebatangas.com

    Chateau Royale has two giant pools, one of which is a wave pool that the kids will enjoy.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Chateau Royale
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    Chateau Royale is an integrated resort that will allow your family to experience the luxury of staying at a hotel, the amenities of a resort, and the relaxation of a spa. You have your pick of their different types of accommodations, such as cabins, hotel rooms, or townhouses.

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    While your kids will definitely enjoy their wave pool, there is no shortage of other fun activities that they, and even you, can do.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Chateau Royale
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    Aside from swimming, the kids can also try horseback riding or going on kalesa rides, or biking around the resort. You can choose to participate in outdoor activities such as rock climbing or forest trekking, with or without the kids. They also have an orchidarium and aviary that you can visit.

    Go-karting and archery are some other new things that you can try as a family. With all the things that you can try out in Chateau Royale, you might just end your vacation with a couple of new hobbies and interests.

    Pico Sands Hotel

    Pico de Loro Cove, Hamilo Coast, Barangay Papaya, Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines
    Php 7,200 to Php 9,900 for 4 pax, inclusive of breakfast
    picosandshotel.com

    Staying at the Pico Sands Hotel is like being in your very own paradise
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Pico Sands Hotel
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    Situated within the relatively isolated Hamilo Coast, staying at the Pico Sands Hotel is like being in your very own paradise. Your family can enjoy the lagoon's scenic views and the surrounding mountains while lounging on the beach or by the pool.

    With the beautiful and luxurious amenities that the Pico Sands Hotel has to offer, time spent indoors will definitely not go to waste.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Pico Sands Hotel
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    The kids can enjoy and meet new friends at the Club Pico playroom, which was made especially for them. The entire family can also engage in recreational activities, both in and out of the water. With the beautiful and luxurious amenities that the Pico Sands Hotel has to offer, time spent indoors will definitely not go to waste. They have various sports facilities, billiards tables, and even a bowling alley.

    You might also be interested in touring the cove and the mangroves nearby. You're sure to learn a lot about the environment and the role that mangroves play in our natural ecology. It is also an excellent chance to see Santelmo Cove, a marine protected area that is an essential site for marine biodiversity. This just goes to show that a vacation is not only an opportunity for some downtime but a chance to get a good learning experience as well!

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    Acuaverde Beach Resort

    Laiya, Batangas
    Starts at Php 9,000 per night for 2 pax, inclusive of dinner, breakfast, and lunch for 2
    www.acuaverderesort.com.ph

    This resort doesn't have a pool, but the kids are sure to enjoy the long stretch of sand and shallow waters. If it gets too sunny, mom and baby can stay in the cabanas and take gorgeous shots for the ‘gram.

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    Apart from the usual water activities like the banana boat, flying fish, jet ski, and speed boat, the resort also has recreational activities like table tennis, foosball, darts, and board games. There's also a playground for kids, and since the resort is pet-friendly, a dedicated area for pet lovers, too!

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    Vinewoods Resorts

    Barangay Laguile, Taal, Batangas
    Php6,900 for 4 pax
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    Vinewoods doesn't look like your typical resort.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Vinewoods Resorts

    In Vinewoods Resorts, the kids can choose to swim in the outdoor or indoor pool, which is great for when the weather is too chilly to swim outside. And we all know that nothing beats a grilled lunch right after swimming, so guests can also make use of the barbecue facilities around the resort. If the kids get tired of swimming, they can do some water sports or take a ride on the boats.

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    If you're visiting during the colder months, the kids will still be enjoy as the resort also has an indoor pool.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Vinewoods Resorts

    The resort also offers activities, such as fishing and diving, that parents may want to try out. Of course, they can always opt to get a massage or relax in the jacuzzi or hot tub instead.

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    Calinisan Resort Hotel

    Brgy. Buso-buso, Laurel, Batangas
    Php5,520 to 6,770 for 4 pax, includes 2 breakfasts
    www.calinisanresorthotel.com

    This view of the Tall volcano sets the stage for a peaceful and relaxing vacation.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Calinisan Resort Hotel

    Walking around Calinisan Resort Hotel, you will be welcomed by the sight of Taal Lake. Complemented by the lush greenery and tranquil environment of the resort, it inevitably sets the stage for a peaceful and relaxing vacation.

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    However, there is no shortage of activities that can be done in and around the resort, so you definitely won't get bored. You will surely spend a lot of time in their aqua park alone, with its pools, water slide, and jacuzzi. Parents can enjoy a drink or two at the bar while their kids swim to their hearts' content.

    There is no shortage of activities that can be done in and around the resort.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Calinisan Resort Hotel
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    Trekking to the crater of Taal Volcano is an excellent activity for beginner hikers, and practically everyone can do it, even the kids! While this may seem to be an activity that adults will enjoy, the kids will surely be thrilled with the adventure of riding horses up a volcano and seeing its crater up close.

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