Saturday, April 10, 2010

Batangas: Moonlight Beach Resort in Laiya, San Juan

Beach beach beach!

Every summer in the Philippines, we couldn't help but think of going out of town and take a plunge at the beaches around. Likewise, I had an opportunity to do so, and just 3 hours away from Manila you can do as much swim as you can at the beaches in Laiya, San Juan, Batangas. Beaches here are much better compare to other part of batangas. It's a sandy beach indeed, where you can bring along your kids to do some sand castles, and the seawater is clean too.

Moonlight Beach Resort

We are on a tight budget as much as most people wouldn't want their trip to be too expensive. We were referred to this typical beach resort in Laiya, San Juan called the Moonlight Beach Resort. Expect peak season rate during the holidays. Theirs are transient house where you can do some cooking and stuff good for big groups.

welcome at moonlight resort

Transient House at Moonlight
For 10 pax or more
Holiday/Peak Season Rate: P6000
*you may opt to ask for non-peak season rate which would be much lower
Check in 2pm, check out 1pm (the next day)
1 airconditioned room - 2 queensize bed, plus 1 extra mattress
With kitchen, refrigerator,  private cr and long table to eat

kitchen at moonlight


with aircon room

outside dining table

They allow it up to 20pax, but they don't have any other extra mattress, so I suggest you may just bring extra mattress or banig to accomodate everyone when its time to sleep or, since it's not an everyday out of town trip, you might want to stay up swimming all night long! Hehehe :)

guide or guard at moonlight

another room at moonlight good for 4, max of 6

Other Room
Beside us is a smaller room good for 4, max of 6
Non-peak season rate P3500
Peak Season rate P5000

Cottage Rentals
P1,500 for open cottages good for 10-12pax
Good for 12 hours only.

moonlight's cottage

There are other bigger cottages, just ask for the price.

Salbabida can be rented. Or bring one :)

for sale salbabida (lifepreserver / floatation device)

cute dog at the beach

What to do at Laiya

Eating and beach bumming!
Bring a volley ball! Volleyball net is already in place to play.
Banana boat or jetski
Henna Tattoo.

working on sand castle

yummy green mangoes on our way to laiya

refreshing watermelon to eat

grilled fish for dinner

volley net


looks like he's hurt, ouch! kidding, its just henna tattoo :)

Snorkeling in Laiya

I didn't expect how cool snorkeling here in Laiya. I wanted to share how clear the water is when we did snorkeling on corals and small colorful fishes around. I only got a digital camera (not an underwater cam) so all pictures are taken from the boat.

Snorkeling for 1 hour. Boating is just like 10 mins away from the resort.
Boat: P1,200 --- peak season rate
Snorkeling Gear: P50

Tip: Cheaper, we only rented 5 snorkeling gear and just share it among us. Or you can bring your own goggles too.

How to get into Laiya San Juan Batangas

Tip: Before going to a place you've never been before, don't forget to ask the beach resort on how to get there as they are the best person to ask and much familiar on the roads and establishments. Ask people around when you feel like u you're already lost! It's not bad to ask resident people or to police officers around you :)

Take the SLEX route, to Lipa City, head on the Padre Garcia-Rosario Road up to Rosario, Batangas. From there, next stop would be San Juan Batangas, then turn right to Municipal Hall all the way to Laiya Aplaya.

For commuters, there are jeeps that can take you to San Juan Batangas from Lipa City. From San Juan, take another jeep going to Laiya. It's a pool of beach resorts in one community. So always check the right side for the banners and placards of your destined resort.  

Facebook Page :
Balacbacan, Laiya Aplaya, San Juan Batangas
Cel. no. +639202215493

For list of beach resorts in Laiya, San Juan, Batangas, check it here:

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Unknown said...

ang dami talgang mgaganda lugar, mga mgagandang babae haha at msasarap na pagkain sa batangas
pati dito sa sto.tomas
kaya sa darating na halalan si Arman Sanchez ang iboboto ko, para maibalik at mapanatili ang iba pang mgagandang lugar dito sa batangas
at sya ay tunay na batang! im proud to be batangueno

Anonymous said...

boto mo si sanchez, sumama ka pa sa kanya

Anonymous said...

Bakit nung tinawagan namin ung +639177362942 at naka usap si Ms. Garcia 9k daw for 15 pax at wala ung 6k for 10 pax or more that can also allowed up to 20 pax =(

adventurousfeet said...

ay ganun? :( 6k lang kasi binayaran namin at holiday pa yun.. iniisip ko baka ung mas malaking room ung binigay na rate sa inyo. itanung mo kung anu ung 6k nila kasi may nakapunta na.

Anonymous said...

Mura sana sa moonlight compare with other beaches in Laiya pero walang pool sayang saka mejo pangit ang amenities nila. Recommended for adults lang hindi sa may mga bata 5yrs old and below. Any other suggestion? ung mura lang ha hehehe. Gusto kc namin may pool para sa mga bata.

adventurousfeet said...

hi anonymous, yes may tama ka jan, anyway eto po ang list of beach resorts with me, hope makatulong sa bakasyon nyo :)

batangas resort said...

hhmmm...looks nice, i haven't been there. surely, laiya batangas have lots of wonderful beaches

adventurousfeet said...

yes right!

Aine said...

hi! how much is the jeepney fare going to san juan from lipa. and san juan to laiya... please help!! thank you!!

adventurousfeet said...

Lipa to San Juan - around Php 50.00/head
San Juan to Laiya - around Php 50.00/head

I heard there are very seldom (or none at all) jeepneys to Laiya after 6pm so kindly commute early.

Anonymous said...

mgkano kpg over night??? 3 days and 2 nights po,.ung 4-6 person e 5000 each or ndi??

adventurousfeet said...

hi,i suggest call them po.. we rented their room 5000php/room/night not per head and beside we're more than 10 po.

Cagayan de Oro rafting said...

The pictures speak a lot. Having a laiya experience with family and relatives is indeed fun!

adventurousfeet said...

yes! it's a lot of fun there

Anonymous said...

anu po name ng contact sa moonlight resort for reservation? check lng po para sure sa pagdedeposit sa payment for reservation.tnx! ^^

Anonymous said...

hello,,, wala bang cheap transient na pwedeng upahan,,, good for 3 days were from Rizal province pa kasi, maliit lang budget namin. Magkano po kaya? please reply

adventurousfeet said...


Johnny & Gerlin Garcia po ang proprietor/manager ng moonlight..i suggest ask them nalang po for the rates..

Anonymous said...

hi ask q lng po qng entrance fee po kau at qng my byad parking fee nyo....

adventurousfeet said...

actually its more of a transient house rather than an exclusive resort. kaya wala pong entrance fee, and that time wala pong bayad ang parking.

Anonymous said...

maganda na sana pangit lang ung nasa information

Anonymous said...

Ok nsa eh.. Kaso ung lifeguard mukang d mkkpgtiwalaan...

adventurousfeet said...

natawa naman ako sa comment mo.. :)

Anonymous said...

ahm magkano poh ang per head nio ngaung summer?kc poh pnta poh kme jan ngaung april 20?pls reply

adventurousfeet said...

oh sorry but i'm not affiliated with moonlight, just kindly call them and ask for the rates :)

Anonymous said...

do they have a website?

adventurousfeet said...

nope i don't think they have po

Anonymous said...

im trying to contact this resort. wla naman sumasagot.. hahah.. we're really interested p nman to go to the beach next week :)

adventurousfeet said...


i have a list of resorts in laiya that you may want to consider too.

Anonymous said...

Can i ask? May entrance po ba toh? How much po?

adventurousfeet said...

kung magstay naman kayo sa rooms wala naman bayad.

Anonymous said...

Eh what if po kung cottage lang po yung kukunin namin? May entrance fee parin po ba?

adventurousfeet said...

i think wala naman siguro. kindly call nalang din po sa kanila :)

morales,cruz, tuano,gatdula family. said...

3days kami , masaya talaga kapag buong pamilya mag outing. 37k may 3 rooms na kami may cottage pa for .twing gabe sing along pa. complete ang staff nila safe pa.

Anonymous said...

hello to everyone..!!!

We went to MOONLIGHT BEACH RESORT etong holyweek lang frday and saturday, i'm not satisfied enough feel uncomfortable for me, we pay 6k para sa NIPA HUT for overnight okay lang ung price na ganon ka taas kc we know nmn na PEAK SEASON, and kinakainisan q pag magbabanlaw kna at ppunta ka sa public restroom parang hindi nmn organise walang male and female, pang babaeng restroom pwede ang lalake, sa panlalake pwede ang babae..pati CR walang sampayan ng towel even clothes, grabe sira pa ang mga lock ng CR, mga vendors allowed mag roving even late at night nkktakot kc sabi nila semi private kung semi private yan u dont allow vendors n makaikot ikot sa mga cottages.i allowed nio lang cla sa labas pag gabi at sa umaga pwedeng umikot. Even mga activities ang mamahal ngtataka nga q sa jetski nila 4500/hr, tpos ung banana boat 350/head, island happing 100/head, naloka aq sa mga pricing, kc i've been too many places pero too expensive ang pricing nio, ingat ingat kau kc pag nkarating sa BIR ang mga pricing nio bka ma closed kau... Electricity pa brown-out brown-out...totally i'm not satisfied. baguhin nio ang sistema niong bulok gusto nio kumita ng kumita ng malaki pero ung mga pmpunta sa inyo puro dissapointment....tsk.tsk.tsk..

Anonymous said...

totoo ba yang mga negative na sinasabi ni anonymous? hmm...

Anonymous said...

may alm po b kaung ibang resort bukod s moonlighht,were 20-25person including kids,ung wlng entrnce at budget s 22luyan nmin 4k may mlulutuan at ref na.2days kmi

adventurousfeet said...

thanks for that review,i feel bad about it. We didn't feel naman what happened to you, we rented a room kasi (from the pics above) kaya hindi kami gumamit ng public restroom nila. I hope makarating sa kinauukulan, so they can correct and improve their facilities. We didnt try banana boat but we tried snorkeling and nasa taas yung rate na inavail namin (more than 10 kami na nagsnorkeling and i really enjoyed it).

You can choose from these resorts too, here's my list, just click here:

if you're going there on a weekday, pwedeng magresort hopping to check a cheaper room, there's so many resorts to choose from, some might not yet advertised on the net pero im sure tabi tabi lang sila.

Hope everyone will have a good summer vacation! :)

Anonymous said...

may wifi ba dyan??

i_amcent said...

Good day! Im VINCENT from Teletech Marketing Communication Inc.. We are the Marketing arm of Canyon Cove Beach Club Resort in Nasugbu Batangas.
i just wanna invite you in our summer promotion..

TWO NIGHTS Complimentary overnight stay in a Superior room at the Canyon Cove, Nasugbu Batangas good for three person. It can also accommodate up to 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children for an overnight stay in 2 superior room using those 2 complimentary certificate. FREE breakfast for two person and (1) free Buffet Lunch for five (5)(valid only during Saturday and Sunday), (3) certificates in Pool Side Cabana or Cottage, (5) free day tour certificates and 20% discounts in their restaurants and sports facilities for only Php 7,500 (Summer Promo)...

You'll get a membership card that will last for in AUGUST 2012. The good thing about this is it's TRANSFERABLE, you can share it to your friends including the full package of benefits.

Canyon Cove Beach Club Resort Benefits:

• Two (2) Complimentary certificates at a Superior Room with set breakfast good for two persons. Room is good for two adults with 2 children below 12 yrs of age OR 3 adults. Excess person or child is at P800 sharing the same room. Valid only from Sundays to Thursdays bookings.
• A 20% discount on room rates based on published rates during Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays. Membership card has to be presented upon check in to avail of the discount.
• A 30% discount on room rates based on published rates from Sundays to Thursdays check in excluding holidays. Membership card has to be presented upon check in to avail of the discount.

• A 20% discount on total food and beverage bill for 1 to 10 people dining. Membership card has to be presented.
• A 10% discount on total food and beverage bill for 10 and up number of persons dining.
• One (1) Complimentary certificate for a welcome drink for one person. Valid at the Resort’s restaurant. Limited to non-alcoholic drinks and one certificate per table.
• One (1) Complimentary certificate for a buffet lunch for one person, with a group of 5 persons dining. Valid on Saturdays and Sundays buffet lunch only.
• Two (2) Certificates for a P5,000 discount voucher to be used in any function bookings with a revenue of P75,000. One certificate per function and has to be surrendered prior to final arrangements and payments.

• Three (3) certificates for FREE use of Cabana for a Day Tour. Only one certificate may be used per visit.
• Five (5) certificates for complimentary Day Tour for one person. Can be used all at one given day.
• A 20% discount on Day Tour fees, valid for a maximum of 5 persons only. Day Tour fees at P800 per person which includes P300 food & beverage consumables at the restaurant.
• A 20% discount on Sports facilities and services.

You can check the resort at:

If you were interested with our summer promo just email me at or text me at 0907-6362411 and send me ur landline for me to assist you and do the booking. :)


soul_raiden143 said...

HELLO!!! happy day. Im JC from Teletech Marketing Communication Inc. The Marketing arm of Canyon Cove Beach resort Nasugbu Batangas. I would like to invite you to our beach resort this SUMMER!!!.we have membership card with full of packages and benefits.


For only P7500you can have free (2) certificate overnight stay to our superior hotel room superior , good for 3 adults free breakfast for 2 persons and free swimming to our pool and beach resort.Valid on Sundays to Thursdays. It can also accommodate up to 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children for an overnight stay in 2 superior room using the 2 complimentary certificate. (1) Certificate for buffet lunch for one person. Valid on Saturdays and Sundays You can also have additional benefits like (3) free certificate for pool side cabana. (5) Certificates for Day tour and BIG DISCOUNTS On the Membership Card ..........IT IS NEAR TALI BEACH and PUNTA FUEGO

Since summer , the membership card will last until next year August 2012. It is also renewable and transferable .. for more info txt me at 09487209451 and send me your landline or cellphone no# and i will the one who responsible for your booking.. or email me at And i can send you pictures of paradise.

We also invite you to CANYON WOODS " WHERE LIFE IS A BLISS" this is also an extraordinary resort in Tagaytay. We also have a promotion for the membership card + PACKAGE.

Other Hotels that have promotion
Baguio supreme hotel
Linden Suites
Hyatt hotel
For more info just txt me or email me Thank u

Anonymous said...

magkao po kaya ang entrance fee? day tour lang

april said...

may affordable kaya silang package for 3 days 2 nights for 2 lang? at during low season like august? may alam ba kaung resort na maski di kilala, basta affordable at ok man un beach? help man! :D ty ty

Boy Makati said...

Kagagaling lang namin sa Moonlight Resort last June 10 - 11, 2011. Eto po review ko:

> Ample cottages. nice beach. masisipag ang staff. average fan rooms. better than average air-conditioned rooms. may sarisari store. May stove, lababo at CR ang air-con rooms.

> 7am-10pm only videoke(sobrang STRICT!!) Maski nagkakantahan pa kayo, biglang huhugutin ng staff ang plug (kaasar!) ng walang sabisabi. Barangay Ordinance daw kasi! Not so friendly staff & owner... imagine, sawayin kaba naman ng owner na "wag kayong maingay, may natutulog na bata!"... nice, we traveled 3 hrs for this?... it's a company outing, damn it!
Flies, flies flies everywhere.... as i've said, masisipag ang staff, walis dito, walis doon... but still, dami pa ring langaw... maski gabi...

> Ok ang moonlight for family outing. Yung hanggang 10pm lang, nasa rooms na agad.

> NOT RECOMMENDED FOR COMPANY OUTING... company outings usually last in the wee hours of the morning, pa-morningan ang kasayahan - walang tulugan. Yung BARANGAY ORDINANCE nila na 7am-10pm only videoke, well it's an INDUSTRY (Tourism) KILLER! Actually, tabi tabi ang resort sa area at ang residents na nandun ay yung mga owners at caretakers lang, so we don't really get it why they made such ordinance... hhmmm, too bad... we're going there again...

> don't expect top-class hospitality, i guess, hindi lang tourism ang kinabubuhay dun...

> sayang yung place... so much potential...

Boy Makati said...

"We're going there again..".... NOT !! hehehe

adventurousfeet said...

Hi boy-makati thanks for that review. I agree with you when you say it's not for company outing. i've posted our pictures, so what you see is what you get. our family outing is on a very low-budget meaning we didn't really expect anything as long as we have the important things we only need like ref, cooking/kitchen, and a place to sleep. True, this is not a high end resort. :)

I have a list of resorts in my blog you can check out if you'll be going to laiya.

happy travels! :)

adventurousfeet said...

hi april,

i'm not sure of the rates as of the moment, you could try to contact them. august is non-peak season rate so maybe you'll get a cheaper rate

manilyn de torres said...

ei the co owner of moonlight beach resort...we have many new cotages here at moonlight beach..if u want to see..juz open my fb my email is at my photos and here is our contact no.09202215493

manilyn de torres said...

e2 po mga picture e an dati po nming mga cotages..ngayon po e madami na kmi bagong maiirecomend s inyo,na for sure masasatisfied kau...juz call and txt in our no.09202215493

Anonymous said...

reply po....

Ian | GoingRoamingWandering said...

No wonder this post is controversial one. A lot of negative feedbacks from the readers and a co-owner even commented on this posts. I hope they get to hear the complaints.

Anonymous said...

sayang aman mukha pa man mganda dai nga lang negative feedbacks were planning to go there pa naman this coming weekend..

Anonymous said...

FOR MOONLIGHT RESERVATION,pls.CONTACT MR.Gerwin De Torres (owner) @ 09202215493

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Pls Click our fanpages...

Anonymous said...

MOONLIGHT BEACH RESORT Contact No.09202215493

Anonymous said...

Were going to moonlight on jan. 22-23, is the place ok?

Anonymous said...

09217297162-JHONNY GARCIA

Anonymous said...

Cel# 09202215493- FOR MR.GERWIND DE TORRES former GUEST @ Room#7,8,9,10,11

Anonymous said...

mag kano po kung mag papa reserve kami sa march 17-18 po tapos 10 po kami magkano poh yun tnx poh

Anonymous said...

wala silang entrance fee parking may bayad

Rose Pamplona said...

wala po entrance fee dito i've been there yesterday :))

Anonymous said...

may entrance pa po ba pag kumuha na kami ng cottaga???? plz reply

Anonymous said...

magkano na po ba ang rates ngayon?

Anonymous said...

magkano po ang one day pass? yung entrance fee lang talaga?

adventurousfeet said...

i guess you need to contact the resort directly :)

Flor said...

Hi Adventurous-feet,
Tanong ko lang po totoo po ba na bawal ung 5 years old and below?
Meron po bang store/resturant?
Isang bahay lang po (second-first floor) ba?
Maganda po ba ung facilities?
May mga higaan po sa harap ng beach? (foldable seat)
Free po ba i-use yung sand for sand-castle? Is that recomended for sand-building)
Pupunta po kami ng family ko this May... PLS REPLY
Flor po nickname ko for security.

adventurousfeet said...

Hi Flor, when we went there, we have kids with us. So you could call them just to be sure if they allow kids. Just small sari-sari store i think there is, not sure with the restaurant, There's no foldable seat, maybe you could bring one. I think you can play with the sand naman. With regards to facilities I heard they've got newly built rooms, I haven't been there since we went there before so Im not sure about how's the facilities now.

Anonymous said...

want to know more bout the place.. we badly need to have a place to go tomorrow for our team bldg.. need help

Anonymous said...

hi po ok naman para sa akin ung moonlight kaya lang wala pala silang pool for kids sana. baka naman po meron kaung pweding irecomment na beach resort at batangas na pang masa ang rate pero may pool pweding magluto overnight stay for 10 adult and 10 children, thanks very much po, pls. email nyo naman po me kung may alam kayong TY PO!

Anonymous said...

Hello po!!! Tanong ko lang po dba po kunwari ung sa room (for 10 -20) pwede pa po bang magdagdag ng matress???

adventurousfeet said...

please contact the resort directly

Unknown said...

adventurous feet,

thanks for the info...very nice... because of someone like you a DIY trip will always be a hassle-free..keep up the good work... you are helping a lot!


Anonymous said...

09202215493- GERWIN DE TORRES

Anonymous said...

pa-like nman po ne blue print sa ibaba pls:

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

hi meron po b kayong alam n resort s btangas good for 18-20 pax. 6-8k lng ang budget?

Anonymous said...

we have room here good for 18-20pax
pls pm at 09202215493

Anonymous said...

hhmm.. san yan? share mo naman.. thanks

michelle :) said...

walng entrance free ? how much is the cottage ?

Unknown said...

Mron po ba kaung room good for 30-40 pax??please give me any info.
if wala po my maissuggest po ba kaung resort jan sa Laiya na makakaaccommodate ng ganoong kadami...
ung mura't affordable lang po ah...tnx po...

GingGoy said...

nice. will be back there in Laiya next month after 8 years. wonder how it is now :P

Unknown said...

marami po kmi..overnight stay..magkanu po entrance fee per head and mgkanu cottage?? please..asap.. sa sabado na po kmi pupunta may 11, 2013 tnx

Unknown said...

hi ,,mga 25-30person po kami..pupunta kami this coming saturday, may 11,2013 in moonlight beach resort...overnight stay..magkano po entrance fee per head and magkanu cottage?? tnx po..

adventurousfeet said...

hi john sorry if im late, but i hope you know you need to contact the resort directly :)

SheVhy said...

Thank you for this. Naghahanap kami ng budget-friendly resorts in Laiya.
Will add this on our list. :)

Anonymous said...

Beach front po ba ito?

Jezz said...

Balak namin diyan pumunta this December, kaso parang walang sumasagot sa kahit anong contact numbers nila huhu.
Pero shet ang ganda!!

Unknown said...

isang malaking kalokohan.. napaka pangit

Unknown said...

kakagaling lang namin last April 24, 2016 sunday dito sa moonlight and GUY, ITO ang pinaka Worst beach ever.
nag pa reserved at nag down kami ng 50% pagdating namin sa resort ni walang matinong reception or information desk. ang masaklap pa dun PINAGAMIT NILA SA IBANG GUEST ang pavillion na pina reserved namin kaya naman di nila alam anu gagawin nila sa amin to accomodate, after 20-30 mins pa bago makapag decide ang management na ipalinis at ipagamit yung room with aircon na maliit na di naman kasya ang 20-25 persons, pampalubag loob na din yung pag bibigay sa amin ng nipa hut near the shore na good for 10 persons lang ata yun.

about sa beach, ang dumi at madaming nkalutang na kasabay mo mag swimming basura dahil sa sobrang lapit ng cottages sa shore.

kung ako sa inyo hanap na lang kayo ng iba, kaya siguro mura kase di magada service.

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