We chose Laiya, Batangas because there are tons of positive feedback about how beautiful this place is. Most specially its beach part. Creamy sand, enticing clear water, water adventures/activities, and lots of resorts to choose from. These factors made Laiya, Batangas a perfect place for us who were unprepared for this change of plan.
|Personal chat? Lol (Photo from Thea Velasco)|
|Serves as our home for an overnight (Photo from Lola Beach Resort FB Page)|
|This is how it looks like as you enter Room #4 (Photo from Lola Beach Resort FB Page)|
|The are 4 beds in the AC room and 1 bed outside of it (Photo from Lola Beach Resort FB Page)|
|Small bathroom and our free hut! (Photo from Lola Beach Resort FB Page)|
We don't have any problem with the staff of Lola. They gave us a warm welcome and were all friendly. Lola Tekla even visited us in the house. Even at her age, she still manage to walk and checked out her guests. They also let us borrowed some kitchenware like plates, spoons and forks, knife, frying pan, etc...
After doing the grocery that we will be using for our whole stay, we decided to have a swim. I don't know if it is normal but the temperature of the water there is a bit warm. However, the water level there is gradually changing from shallow to deep so it is also ideal for non-swimmers. Apart from splashing on the water, we also had some fun games like creating sand castles. We divided the group into 2 to compete and let our creativity shine! Lol.
|Fun time in the water (Photo from Thea Velasco)|
|D' Castle builders. Which is better? (Photo from Thea Velasco)|
|never mind... hahaha (Photo from Thea Velasco)|
|Photo op before the water activity starts (Photo from Thea Velasco)|
|Team Extreme and Team Unexpected Fall (Photo from Thea Velasco)|
|Love the part when we are being toss in the air! Thrill part of the Banana Boat ride (Photo from Thea Velasco)|
After the dinner, everybody washed up while others take some short naps before we continue on our socials. We drink all night till dawn and laugh. We also celebrated Jean's birthday. By the way I would also like to mention Donna because she took the responsibility for washing our dishes for this whole trip :] Thanks Donna!
|The chef, the assistant chef, the dishwasher and the lazy boy (Photo from Thea Velasco)|
|Big waves at my back! (Photo from Thea Velasco)|
|Next time we'll make sure that the weather condition is clear from LPA (Photo from Thea Velasco)|
|Polaroid shots from Jean's Instax camera (Photo from Thea Velasco)|
|Our most perfect jump shot that day... (Photo from Thea Velasco)|
|Trying to catch viewer's attention but Claire outstage me here. Aw|
Breakdown of Expense:
Accommodation: 5,500 Php (divided into 9 persons)
Banana Boat: 1500 Php (divided into 6 persons)
Food: 250 Php (group contribution) good for 4 meals
Pasalubong: 300 Php (makapuno, espasol, etc..)
Transportation: estimate of 450 Php Two way (can't give you a breakdown since we
originated in Batangas port and we just rented a private van from there)
Lola Beach Resort
Balacbacan, Laiya Aplaya, SanJuan Batangas
Contact # Alex Atienza: 0917-3643602 | Ronald Atienza: 0919-6807597