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Virgin Beach Resort (San Juan, Batangas)

For a hungry stomach on a road trip to the well-known stretch of beach in Laiya, Batangas, there’s one important thing to remember — it’s difficult to find a good place to eat in San Juan or along the entire stretch up to the main row of beach resorts. The first pick, and it turned out great (thank you, food gods), is the Virgin Beach Resort (San Juan, Batangas). Continue reading Virgin Beach Resort (San Juan, Batangas)

Beach Life in Palm Beach Resort (Laiya, Batangas)

The name of the resort, Palm Beach Resort, tells us that this place should have a nice beach and there should be a lot of palm trees. Found in Laiya (San Juan, Batangas), this resort — with the help of the low tide — revealed something else. Totally unexpected. And puzzling. Allow us to tell you why the title of this post is “beach life.” Continue reading Beach Life in Palm Beach Resort (Laiya, Batangas)

Balai sa San Juan Resort in Laiya, Batangas

Before reaching the main cluster of beach resorts along Laiya in San Juan, Batangas, a strategically placed arrow points to where Balai San Juan Resort is supposed to be. Hundreds of meters from the main road, through unpaved, tight twists and turns, lies a resort that appeals to those who prefer rugged nature and black sand. Continue reading Balai sa San Juan Resort in Laiya, Batangas

Sea and Sand at the Bohol Beach Club

There’s a reason, or “reasons” to be precise, why the Philippines is considered a destination to watch in 2013 by a reputable international travel magazine, Conde Nast, which noted that “the Philippines has around 7,000 of the most heavenly islands in the world.” One of those islands is Panglao Island, a stone’s throw from, and an administrative adjunct of, the province of Bohol. Continue reading Sea and Sand at the Bohol Beach Club

Boracay: The World’s Best Island

We’ve previously noted that Boracay is noted as one of the best and most beautiful beaches in the world. We’ve always considered Boracay an island paradise. Boracay didn’t make it to the top spot back then, but this time is different — Boracay has been voted as No. 1 in the Top 10 Islands for 2012. Continue reading Boracay: The World’s Best Island

Blue Lagoon at Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

One yardstick of a great destination, in my book, is when it’s somewhere I don’t mind driving straight for hours, get immersed in the splendor of the place for an hour or so, pack up then go home. Pagudpud (Ilocos Norte) definitely fits that standard, although the beauty of this destination is not limited to the wide open and smooth country roads, the nice views along the way, or the compelling history of the place and its people. Continue reading Blue Lagoon at Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte