Batangas isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of Holy Week getaways. This is a shame, as it’s only a two-hour drive from Manila and it has a lot to offer. Batangas has scenic views, beautiful churches, and a handful of beaches that tourists can pick from.
If your Holy Week plans involve Batangas, a great hotel to stay in would definitely make things easier. No need to look any further as we’re here to help! Here are our recommendations for where to stay in Batangas during Holy Week.
While primarily a dive resort, Halo Anilao Dive Resort bills itself as also perfect for couples and families. Its secluded location facing Balayan Bay certainly gives you a break from the hustle and grind of the city.
Why here? If you want to do some diving or snorkeling during the Holy Week, the hotel is a great choice. Halo Anilao Dive Resort boasts of a diverse coral ecosystem within its area, ranging from montane forest to coral islands. If you’re not a diver, they’ve got a saltwater pool and unlimited coffee and tea.
Room rates. Rates at the Halo Anilao Dive Resort start at P6800, inclusive of breakfast. However, rates may change depending on availability. You can book a room here.
Address. You can find the hotel at Barangay Ligaya, Anilao, Mabini, Philippines, 5009.
The Bauan Plaza Hotel is in the heart of Bauan, making it a perfect jumping-off point to other attractions. Anything from heritage tours to snorkeling trips can be planned at this 3-star hotel.
Why here? The three-year-old hotel can arrange heritage tours, town-hopping, and seasonal snorkeling trips for you. If you decide to stay in, the Bauan Plaza Hotel has several restaurants attached to it, so you’re spoiled for choice.
Room rates. If you’re a Traveloka member, you get a 5% discount on this hotel. As such, room rates start at P4357.65, inclusive of breakfast. However, prices may change depending on availability. You can book a room here.
Address. Bauan Plaza Hotel is located at J.P. Rizal St., Corner Kapitan Ponso St., Poblacion 2, Bauan, Philippines, 4201.
Making the two-hour drive to Batangas can get tiring. So if you just want to rest, chose the Zillion Builders Pavilion. It’s just a few steps away from SM Lipa’s Grand Terminal, so there’s not much to travel after making that trip from Manila.
Why here? The Zillion Builders Pavilion is perfect if you’re traveling with a group or organizing a reunion this Holy Week. The pavilion it’s named after is perfect for big groups, and its biggest rooms can take up to six people. Its prices are affordable too, especially if you’re splitting it among friends.
Room rates. Traveloka members get a 7% discount on this hotel so you can get a room for two at P1084.39. If you’re bringing the family along, you can get a room for six at P2308.71. However, prices may change depending on availability. You can book a room here.
Address. You can find The Zillion Builders Pavilion at A. Tangco Road, Balintawak, Lipa City, Philippines, 4217.
The 3-star Chateau Royale Hotel Resort Spa is a 15-hectare property in Nasugbu, Batangas. It has a variety of activities for people looking to get sporty this Holy Week.
Why here? Activities range from rock climbing, paintball shooting, and even horseback riding. There’s also a swimming pool and a billiards hall for those looking for less strenuous activities.
Room rates. A 10 % discount applies for Traveloka members, so room rates at Chateau Royale Hotel Resort Spa start at P3543.75. However, prices may change depending on availability. You can book a room here.
Address. The hotel can be found at Km. 72, Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, Batulao, Nasugbu, Philippines, 4231.
Hopefully, these hotel recommendations help you sort out your Holy Week plans in Batangas.
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