A reader once wrote to ask about affordable beach resorts in Laiya, San Juan, Batangas, Philippines. “Affordable” is relative but here is another resort located in the area, which readers may wish to consider.

Sabangan Resort is located about 3 hours away from Manila (by land). At the resort, guests can enjoy a white beach, hiking to Mt. Daguldol, scuba diving, boating, getting a massage, and other sports and water activities.

The resort offers one bedroom and two bedroom airconditioned bungalows. Guests have a choice of bungalows which face the beach or the courtyard. Each bungalow has its own kitchenette. Bungalows can accommodate anywhere from 4 to 9 people and peak rates range from P6,000 to P9,000 per night (or roughly P1,000 per person a night — using each room’s maximum capacity).

The resort also has native bahay kubos (or nipa huts) which can be used for day trips. The cost is P3,000 for the day and the nipa hut can accommodate up to 15 people. The bahay kubo has 2 beds, a fan, and a long picnic table. This arrangement may then be ideal for big groups looking for a resort which will allow them to enjoy while watching their budget.

To learn more about the resort, please visit their website at www.sabangan.com