In all probability, I won’t be going out of Manila during the Holy Week madness. But the whole clan did spend an enjoyable time in Batangas for the past few days to enjoy the beaches before all the crowds pour in.
The seaside towns of Batangas province will always be desirable destinations for burned-out cityslickers like me since it’s just two hours’ drive from Manila.
The collage of photos show our stopover in the Sampaguita Beach Resort in Bauan town. By Batangas standards, the beachfront is already nice since it has white (not black) sand. There was no huge placard or banner announcing the name of this beach. We just stumbled upon it while enjoying a nice boat ride from Lemery town, hopping from island to island. There are a number of resorts along the Bauan shoreline but not as nice as Sampaguita. The mini-resort has open-air cottages which you can rent for P300 and overnight rooms pegged at P1,500 for as much as 33 hours use. You can also cook your food here, go on a picnic, swim or just enjoy the view. The comfort room is well-maintained and from the distance you can see the adjacent town of Anilao which is one of the top diving spots in the Philippines.
Certainly my kids had a nice time frolicking in the water and in the sun. It is their first time to do so after classes ended this year. I am proud to say that all of us now sport a nice tan. Life is indeed glorious in these islands!
did you take the pics yourself, nice shots!
your kids are growing up fast and wow,cute like mommy.. 🙂
ajay, a friend is going to baguio this summer,do you have a post about the place,
i know you have good taste and reviews, basta’t sinabi ni ajay na ok,no miss!
Sachiko-san, arigato. Yes, the pics were taken by me using a cam am testing.
check out this post: http://www.annalyn.net/a-valentine-weekend-in-baguio-city-110/
It’s in my Feb 2005 archives. Staying in Camp John Hay is a high, and I esp. liked the food. The head chef there is Billy King of Le Souffle fame:smile:
Woww ang sarap naman! That’s a Batangas secret ha. Haven’t really heard much about it. Thanks for sharing this review and the refreshing pictures!
Just 2 hours’ drive from Manila? wow! this is a perfect spot! Sana ‘secret’ pa rin yan pag nakauwi kami ng mister ko
twins are cuties!
Wow! ganda talaga sa Batangas, eh taga dyan kasi father ko. pero the last time I went there eh 1990 pa. wahh! 26 years passed na pala but still ganda pa rin ng Batangas.
look at those summery blue skies. for the past two weeks, i havent witnessed a clear blue sky in singapore. i ve been wanting to bring my camera on a sunny weekend.
Hello peeps… yes, the beach we went to was one of those out-of-the-way places not listed in tourism brochures but still beautiful.
It was such a lovely day when we got there, I secretly wished we stayed there forever:smile:
Jerome Daclison says
ajay! i agree with toni. never heard of these beaches. we had our outing at munting buhangin in nasugbu and it was a sleeper. definitely gonna try this. hey, thanks for participating in the perception exercise. you can view the results if you want. have a great vacation.
Tell me how your trip went, Jerome. I already read the results of your perception exercise and it was sooo fun. Yes, others can really (mis)judge people by the way they look. Gives us food for thought. Happy Easter!
do you have the contact number of sampaguita beach resort? nice pics 🙂
i just read ur review of the place. nice pixs ha!! can you give me the direction there? our office will be having an outing and we want the best but syempre cheapest!!! contact number, do you have any??? kids look great :lol::grin:
Pagoda and Piepper, sorry the beach has no contact, email or website.. it’s one of those out of the way places you’d have to find on your own.:smile:
Wow, maganda nga at saka di masakit sa bulsa ang rates. How do you get to this nice place? Do you have a contact number of some sort? Thanks a bunch!
i was searching for a site on sampaguita beach in batanags… i’d like to go there with my family this summer. can you tell me how? i learned of the place when we went to lemery batangas (punzalan beach resort) and was told by a boat rider that if we want to see a white beach in batangas, we can go for a boat ride about 1 hr from where we stayed in lemery to sampaguita beach. but i’d rather go to there directly with out stopping over at lemery. i hope you can help us, a contact number of the place would be better as well. even a few landmarks going there, it will help us find the place.
thanks and hope you reply to me.
i’m one of the grandchildren of the owner of this resort.. if you are interested i can give you the sketch and the contact number. it’s a simple resort but the sand and water is definitely perfect! for just P30 of entrance you will have a great great time!
hi alleli ann!
can i have the resort’s rates asap, please? thanks so much!
if ur still interested, please call Naty for more info.
c/p no. 63-9217202442
the place now is still not yet well developed but you will enjoy i’m sure.
can reach the place via anilao then hire a boat or by car via san pedro, bauan but road is not so nice. anyway during week end, Naty’s husband can guide you or even bring you there via his passenger jeepney.
i know this place, i even know alleli-ann, she’s my second cousin..everytime we went to beach, we always go here at sampaguita.,I’m happy you love this place
rommel c. salalima says
Pwede mo malaman exact address ng beach resort or contact no. nila thanks
rommel c. salalima says
pakibigyan din po ako ng sketch papunta dyan sa sampaguita. Sasakay pa po ba ng bangka ? wala po bang directly by land. thanks.
Wow is that a pictures from Bauan? it really good. I also want to have a vacation there… anyway nice pictures.
Kristoffer Bautista says
Hi Ms. Alleli,
We are looking for a short but refreshing getaway this November and it looks like Sampaguita Beach resort is the perfect spot.Could you post the rates here plus the room rates good for at least 20 people.Thanks a lot . . .
how much po ang boat papuntang sampaguita from lemery? how much lahat lahat from manila? I want to go there!!! 🙂