Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Palm Beach Resort in San Juan, Batangas

Last month, we went on a little trip in San Juan, Batangas to celebrate the start of summer vacation. We stayed in Palm Beach Resort, located in Hugom, which runs along the same coastline of Laiya (it's actually the farthest and pinakadulong resort in the San Juan area). It's about a 2.5 to 3 hour drive from Makati via the Skyway / South Superhighway.

We've already stayed here in the past (this is our 3rd time) and we like it because the place is clean, the food is great, and the price is very affordable. It was also a special trip since it was Skyler's first time to go to the beach! :)

We got the CASITAS DELUXE, which was a beachfront suite good for a maximum of 6 people. I booked directly at their website and the response was very quick and efficient. We were 4 adults plus the 3 kids and this was the breakdown of our overnight stay. The standard occupancy is only for 4 and there's a charge of P750 per excess person, but we weren't charged anymore for the kids.

The room fit all of us comfortably since it had 2 double beds and a daybed with a pull-out. There was a mini-fridge and cable TV. The room also had a balcony and an ensuite bathroom, meaning the shower, sink, and toilet were compartmentalized allowing 3 persons simultaneous use. The bathroom wasn't that new, but it was clean. A water dispenser was just outside our room too. 

our room is the one on the lower left

I just realized when we were about to go home that I wasn't able to take photos of our room. So I just got this photo from their website since our room looked exactly like this. Only difference is they now have a plasma TV. I really liked the overhead fan too since when we were there, it wasn't as hot as it is now. So we actually turned off the aircon during the late afternoon and early morning and it was so breezy.

photo from their website
outdoor shower

The resort is huge with lots of activities you can do, like wall climbing, speed boat, banana boat, glass bottom boat, kayaking, and snorkeling. Something to take note of though is that there's very weak to no cellphone signal in the whole place though, and we could only access wi-fi in the dining pavilion.

rental area
volleyball area

The 2 pools areas are located on opposite ends of the resort, so if you don't feel like walking, you can always hop on board these golf carts which can bring you wherever you like (we used these to go to the dining hall from our rooms too ;p).

They have 2 huge infinity pools, which we luckily had to ourselves the whole time we were there. There weren't that much guests since we went on a weekday. It really felt like we were in our own private resort. The pools look very new and are super clean too!

pool #1, which is located beside the main dining area
jacuzzi area on the right side
Mowdels! My swimsuit & cover-up are both from SM
pool #2, with the wall-climbing area on the right
super nice and relaxing!

There are lots of nice cabanas where you can just lounge and chill in front of the beach. But this isn't the place to have any wild, all-nighter inumans since they discourage loud noises from 10pm - 8am.

The beach is clean, but the sand is a bit rocky. The waters are clear though, but we didn't swim (only hubby) since it was cold hehe. We just spent most of the time in the swimming pools.

the sand
the sea
pretty shells which Miley collected

This is the main dining hall where all the buffet meals are served. There's a big aquarium in the back which the kids loved looking at. We could also only get wi-fi reception in this area.

They also have more dining areas which they use when the resort is really full, like on weekends and holidays.

For an overnight stay, you get lunch, merienda, dinner, and breakfast the next day. I personally found the food to be really yummy, with lots of choices. We were so full after every meal!

the food during our stay
breakfast spread

There was also a super cute playground which the kids loved playing at. :)

We really had a great time here and for sure this won't be our last! :)

Brgy. Hugom, San Juan, Batangas, Philippines
Website: http://lafrondosa.com


  1. Nice.

    I haven't been to this resort and because of this blog entry, I might try it one day.

  2. We love it here. We stayed 2 nights and it's not really crowded. It's like we rent the resort. LOL! Food was amazing. Room was perfect. We are on the top floor beach front. We like sitting and just relaxing on Cabanas. Very peaceful. Wish we can go back. :)

  3. Hi! May I ask if this resort is on the same shoreline as Aquatico? From the pics, they seem to be isolated. Will appreciate your reply :)

    1. I believe NOT the same since it's quite far from Aquatico... :)



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