Among the cheap resorts, Laiya Batangas is One Laiya Beach Resort, formerly known as Tayabas Bay Beach Resort. This is located near the huge building of hotel Estrellas de Mendoza. How we ended up in Laiya for a quick escapade was a funny story. It all started when my friends and I decided to go to Tagaytay.

On the last minute, most of them canceled. Only two of us remained so I asked my friend if she wanted to go to the beach instead. She said yes and off we packed some necessities. We weren’t planning on staying for the night since we had work the next morning.

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How To Get to One Laiya Beach Resort

1. Ride a bus heading to San Juan Batangas. From Manila, the fare is 190 pesos.

Clothed in our pajamas at 7 in the morning, we boarded the bus to San Juan.

2. Ride a tricycle or a jeep to Laiya.

Upon arrival in San Juan, we asked around and learned that there were two ways on how to go Laiya. Either ride a jeep or a tricycle. The jeep needed to be full before it goes on its way. The tricycle was a bit expensive but the driver offered to take us to check each resort until we find a resort to our liking. That was one disadvantage if we ride a jeep, we had to walk from the highway to the resorts.

Needless to say, we chose the tricycle. It was one hell of a trip. Our ride broke down twice, good thing our driver knew how to fix the vehicle. It took us 45 minutes until we reached the beach. Along the way, we sang to our heart’s content.

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Finding a Cheap Resort in Laiya

Since we were in a hurry, we asked our driver to just bring us to a budget resort with the best beach. Indeed, he brought us to one.

One Laiya Beach Resort

Our driver brought us to One Laiya which is a cheap beach resort Laiya Batangas. The place was clean and uncrowded despite being a Sunday. The sand was almost white, cream in color. It has a decent toilet, shower area, and a mini store selling basic essentials. The resort is great for kids since the water is shallow.

One Laiya Beach Front

If you want to go for a good swim, you have to walk about a hundred meters to reach the deeper parts. During low tide, you’ll be able to see a mini sandbar. It’s pretty awesome since it’s just a few meters from the beach.

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Sandbar Near One Laiya

Enjoying the Beach at One Laiya

Sand in One Laiya

 

They don’t sell any rice meals but you can ask the caretaker for a food delivery. They are acquainted with a local restaurant you can order from.

You also have the option to cook in the resort. They have available cooking and grilling stations. There is no corkage fee if you bring in some food and drinks. Only those who will bring their own caterer will be charged a corkage fee.

One Laiya Beach Resort Rates

Entrance fee is 100 pesos and even though we had no need for a cottage, they required us to pay for one. So we did, we chose the smallest and the cheapest. What’s good with One Laiya Beach Resort is that they offer a free entrance for children below 12 years old, senior citizens and drivers (1 driver per vehicle).

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For Day Tours

One Laiya has open cottages great for company outings and group gatherings.

  • Open Hut (5~7 persons) : PHP 1,500/day tour
  • Square Cabanas (12 to 15 persons): PHP 2,000/day tour
  • Long Cabanas (20 to 25 persons): PHP 2,500/day tour

If you want to use these cottages for an overnight, just add P1,000. However, these can only be used until 7:00 in the morning to give way to other tourists who are on a day tour.

Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

For Overnight Accommodations

One Laiya Beachfront Rooms

IMAGE | One Laiya Facebook

 

One Laiya Garden Area Rooms

IMAGE | One Laiya Facebook

Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

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Activities Offered in One Laiya Beach Resort

They offer different kinds of water activities. As for us, we rode the banana boat and flying fish.

Banana Boat Ride

Flying Fish at One Laiya

  • Snorkeling (1 hour): P2,500 (good for 10 persons, in excess P250/head)
  • Underwater Cave Tour (30 mins) and Snorkeling (30 mins): P2,500 (good for 10 persons, in excess P250/head)
  • Kota/Cave Ruins Tour: P3,000 (good for 10 persons, in excess P300/head)
  • Island Hopping/Underwater Cave, Snorkeling and Kota Cave/ Ruins: P3,500 (good for 10 persons, in excess P350/head)
  • Goggles Rent and Snorkeling Gear: P100 per piece or P200 per pair
  • Banana Boat: P300/person (min of 5 persons)
  • Jetski: P1,500/15 mins, P2,500/30 mins; P4,500/hour
  • Parasailing: P1,500/person (min. of 2 persons)
  • Fly Fish: P1,800 for 3 pax, P2,500 for 6 pax
  • Volleyball Rent: P50/hour
  • Basketball Rent: P50/hour
  • Videoke: P1,000/day tour; P1,500/overnight (All videoke units should be turned off from10 PM to 7 AM)

Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

Contact

Phone: +639176866952  and +639287603662

One Laiya Beach Resort Facebook Page

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