Review: Laiya Coco Grove Batangas

Review: Laiya Coco Grove Batangas

Even my air conditioner in my room is already in full-mode, here I am in front of my laptop working on my stories while feeling sweaty, and needs to jump-in my bathroom for the nth time to refresh myself.

It’s always summer time here in the Philippines, and this more than 36-degree Celsius temperature is something I hate during night time, and I like it during day time - yes, sometimes I have that love-hate relationship with summer season.

And since I couldn’t fell asleep, I decided to check on my archive folders for my other drafts.
I realized that I haven’t shared you my out-of-town weekend with my crew in Laiya, Batangas.

Review: Laiya Coco Grove Batangas

So our team decided to leave our paper works, and packed our bags for a weekend in Laiya Coco Grove Resort. At first, I’ve no idea where is it – all I asked my crew is that we go to a nice place with coconut trees near the beach. Well I guess my wish was granted when I woke-up from my long sleep in the bus.



You see, I prefer sleeping in the bus or car on the way to the location, especially when they told me that we will spend 2 to 3 hours’ drive. So my apology if I can’t give you the right direction on how to travel to this location.

However, you can always hire a car with a driver who would bring you to this place. Boat transfer is not necessary.


Review: Laiya Coco Grove Batangas

So we arrived around 11AM, just in-time for our lunch. It was a long drive and my ass is already numbed and I can’t wait to go out in the bus, and enjoy this fresh air from the nature.

As we arrived to our destination and gave our assigned villas – I couldn’t helped admiring these towering coconut trees, swaying their branches and welcoming us – a promise of a good weekend ahead.

Review: Laiya Coco Grove Batangas

Coconut trees are one of the common sights here in the Philippines, particularly in all rural areas and provinces. Believe me, I rarely see this beauty in the city and I doubt if it will survive (because of the unpleasant pollutions). We call it “tree of life” because each parts of it have many uses, especially the coconut fruits! And even nowadays, many coconut tree advocates are continuously discovering the other uses of this awesome tree.

Review: Laiya Coco Grove Batangas
We arrived on our 2-story villa with 4-rooms. You’ll noticed that this villa is unified with this gorgeous tree, and I find it very impressive. We can built houses without cutting the trees, right?!



Review: Laiya Coco Grove Batangas
I like that our villa is well-lit and facing the sea, and have those crystal white sands. I felt the relieve just listening to those many chirping birds, and the sound of waves, inviting us to play.

Review: Laiya Coco Grove Batangas

As I’ve mentioned, our villa has 4 separate rooms with 4 beds inside. The interior in very straight-forward, very simple and I’m glad that we have a functional air-conditioning, and also good toilet (because sometimes, the worst that could happen is staying in a room with non-functional toilet seat).

Our room have shower, a spacious cabinets for our belongings, and these complimentary bottled water, and coffee. No television inside the room, but at least they have good electrical outlet where I could charge my phones.

Though I’m not used to sharing my room with colleagues, I managed to get comfortable enough and think how much fun we can get this weekend. Much better than being in the office, right?!

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My crew ready for our summer fun!


Review: Laiya Coco Grove Batangas

Review: Laiya Coco Grove Batangas

After settling ourselves for few minutes, we headed back to the main hall to enjoy the humble meals that was prepared for us. The trip packaged includes the full-board, overnight food and accommodation, so we don’t have to worry, what should we eat that day. Our host served us these humble foods, all Filipino foods which we truly enjoyed.



The resort also have this little outdoor playground for kids

Review: Laiya Coco Grove Batangas

Review: Laiya Coco Grove Batangas
…and a space for adults to enjoy their drinks or anything to relax.

Review: Laiya Coco Grove Batangas

The resort is just a few steps away from the seashore which is gorgeous, and we enjoyed walking in our feet on those white sands. Lots of coconut trees, but I have to admit I couldn’t help to have that anxious feeling what if I accidentally hit by a falling coconut fruit, lol. It is silly but it might happen.

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The beach and the sands are gorgeous on our side, but I truly didn’t enjoyed swimming in the sea.

First, the water is too shallow, even I walked far away from the shore, and still the water is up to my waist. Then, there are so many seaweeds growing underwater, which makes the sea looks darker below, and I felt frustrated on that sight. I’m not sure if the sea is naturally like that, however I do know that they can do something about it. I believe the shore and the seas needs to clean-up.

So I have no choice but to enjoy the alternative pool they have, however it is still a frustration (I don’t like swimming in the pool with kids, because shit happens). Yes I’m quite uptight in this situation and I have to extend more patience for that.

The next morning, I decided to wake up early to catch the beauty of the sunrise – the habit that I’ve got each time I’m visiting a rural places. Ahh such a beautiful and magical sight!

After having our good breakfast, I had my stroll and visited the nearby resorts with my camera.

Review: Laiya Coco Grove Batangas

I like these green-painted motor boats, which I assumed these are FOR RENT, and not intended as fishing boats. These reminds me of my Mom’s place where motor boats are a common sight every day, because fishing is the main source of livelihood.

Review: Laiya Coco Grove Batangas

The nearby resorts offers day trip guests and could enjoy the whole beach, play beach volleyball, sing the karaoke with kids, eating at few reasonably priced cafeterias, boat rentals, etc.

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Review: Laiya Coco Grove Batangas

Review: Laiya Coco Grove Batangas

Such a beautiful day!

But I can’t freely walk barefoot in the beach, because of some occasional items that might hurt my feet (broken glasses, sharp wood, plastics, etc.). It is sad that many guests and even locals are not mindful about their own environment. It is true sad that they don’t care a lot, as much as they care about the daily income that they could get.

Overall my experience was good and memorable, although they are parts that it frustrated me.

I just hope that during my trips, many people would be mindful for their environment, for other people, and for themselves.


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  1. I would love to spend a weekend in Laiya Coco Grove Resort in Batangas. I like how to bring up to picture different interesting properties across the world. I always enjoy it. What I loved about this property is the spacious building and its location by the beach - it's a place where I can hang out with my friends and also get some time to work over the Internet.

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    1. That is true. A lovely place to be laidback and just enjoy your time.

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  2. It's absolutely gorgeous there. I think I could live in one of those cabins for the rest of my life.

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  3. The Laiya Coco Grove sounds like so much fun and it still looks super peaceful - aside from the children; I am with you on that one. Shame that you can't decently swim in the sea. But your hotel "room" (house) looks super comfortable and I am glad that they have functioning A/C as well!

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    1. Yeah, well maybe because they don't have designated lifeguard and always afraid that someone might got accident, hahaha

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  4. Your post and photos really capture the beauty and the vibe. I would love to sneak away with my wife for a few days!

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    1. That will be awesome Bill! Your wife will be thrilled :D

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  5. Laiya Coco Grove Resort sounds like heaven to me! This is a perfect place for a great family vacation!

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    1. That's true! The house that we rented is perfect for family :D

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  6. I haven't been to Laiya Coco Grove Batangas! It's actually my hometown! I hope I can visit soon.

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  7. Wow....this is my first time hearing of this place! I hope you and your team really had a great time while there. So nice.

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    1. Yes we had so much fun, so much laziness and been relaxed.

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  8. I would love to visit laiya coconut grove. From your description and images it seems fun and exciting! Lavern Moore

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  9. it's sad if you can't freely enjoy the sands because of constant fear of getting hurt. dapat mindful lagi ang mga tao.

    Wendy

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    1. That's true. If not, what's the sense of having this beautiful sands - display?

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  10. Wow, What I wouldn't give to be there instead of here right now! It's cold and rainy here lol. Beautiful spot!

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    1. OMG the temperature here in the Philippines makes you want to stay in the beach area always :D

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  11. Laiya Coco Grove has the perfect island feel to it -- I love the look of the main hall. The water is absolutely gorgeous and the bright green boats are so cool! Looks like the perfect weekend away.

    -Summer
    https://travelingsummer.com

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    1. Hope you can visit the Philippines soon, and check this resort in Batangas :D

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  12. Wow, what a gorgeous place Coco Groves is to relax and even better that it is 2-3 hours from where you live. Since I live a bit further away, I would hope that I can one day enjoy the same type of villa you did. The fact that they built around a tree instead of chopping it warms my heart. Otherwise, the food looks incredible too (especially the breakfast)!

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    1. Yes it was relaxing place. Makes me wish I have my own beach house here.

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  13. 36 degree that's hot , i like the concept of the villa without cutting the trees, looks clean

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  14. I've never visited Batangas but if I do someday, I would love to stay at Laiya Coco Grove Resort. I definitely wouldn't mind spending a few days over there. It looks like my kind of place. Just checked the prices online and it costs lot less than I expected. Thanks for the great recommendation

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    1. You're welcome Daniel, and Batangas will always wait for your visit!

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  15. Wow ! Looking at your photos, I can really use a beach holiday now !! Haven't been to the Philippines yet, but I have only heard good stuffs, especially the extremely friendly people !
    You mentioned you can't walk barefoot on this beach ? That's kinda sad, cause I kinda like the feeling of warm sand under my feet. This goes to show the importance of sustainable travelling, i.e. wherever we go, we must always take nothing away, and leave nothing behind !

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    1. That's true, you have to be extra cautious of not walking barefoot or you might get an accidental wound.

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  16. I've tried the beaches in Batangas before but I haven't gone to Laiya Coco Grove. I might try this place next time we go to Batangas. :)

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  17. Oh my gosh, yes. What a beautiful spot. I need to get here one day. I love being by the water.

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  18. Ay ang picturesque! Never been there so such a nice spot to go to thanks for all the infos :)

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  19. Such a beautiful resort and I really appreciate you sharing your genuine review of your experience at this place. The views of the seashore are truly amazing. Thanks for the informative post.

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  20. Oh my goodness that place looks absolutely amazing. And that FOOD?! Yes please!

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    1. Yes, foods are good so the experience is good too.

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  21. I always wanted to visit Philippines. It reminds me so much about South India. Coconut trees are known as the tree of life in India too. They are the best part of any tropical destination. The Laiya Coco Grove resort looks like a great find. The cottages are so cosy and perfect for a beach destination.

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    1. Yeah we have many coconut trees too! Perfect support along the seashore especially during high tide season. Coconut roots are very powerful!

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  22. Gorgeous photos! It is really impressive that this villa is unified with the tree. Love that!

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  23. This place looks so relaxing. I could enjoy relaxing on that beach all day.

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  24. It's a pity the water is shalow and there are sea weeds. Other than that would really like stayin in the coco grove. It looks cute.

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  25. I'm glad you shared both your favorite parts and not so great experiences (ie the shallow waters) It looks like true paradise overall and I can't wait to visit!

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    1. Thank you and am just here to deliver unbiased and true experiential review.

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  26. I have never been to the Philippines but would love to visit one day. It's a shame that people would not care about such a beautiful country and litter.

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    1. It is still not yet too late and people still can change for the better.

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  27. I’ve never been to this part of Laiya! Coco Grove is stunning! 😍

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  28. I too share a love-hate relationship with summer – scorching heat and fun activities come together. Laiya Coco Grove looks absolutely amazing! What a great summer retreat in the lap of pristine nature! I like the idea of building the villa without cutting trees. The décor as well as everything they have built is in perfect alignment with nature.

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    1. If this resort can built their rental houses and not interfering the trees, why not the others can't do it? These tree houses makes so much appeal.

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  29. oh the place is paradise and the food looks so amazing!!! I would love to spend a week or two there...

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    1. A week of relaxing vacation here would be awesome :D

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  30. That looks like a seriously beautiful resort! I would love to spend all day laying on that beach. Too bad you didn't like the sea! I don't like seaweed either so I get that!

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    1. Eating seaweeds (when its ready to eat) is fine, but seeing the floating seaweeds scares me :D

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  31. Beautiful place. I agree with the love-hate relationship with summer. Though were I stay presently isn't that hot but I get you. I'll tell you what! I sleep in the vehicle during trips. I'm not even sorry about that. Lol. Nice post be the way.

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    1. hahaha yeah I have the habit of sleeping while in transit!

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  32. The food in your pictures look amazing. Do you have any tips for trying to get used to the heat? I plan on visiting the Philippines but the heat has me hesitant with a baby in tow. It's sad so many people do not care about the amazing natural wonders we have. Tourist and locals are treating beaches like trash cans and it breaks my heart. Looks like youhad a great time.

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    1. Although Philippines experience heat as high as 36degrees Celsius, mostly the heat is higher when you stayed in the city. That's why it is better to visit the nearby resorts to cool down. Most of the business and malls here have full air-conditioning, so many locals visit the malls just to cool-down (and eventually shop and dine, etc.). Travelling with a baby would be not too difficult coz many things that you need and for your baby are accessible.

      Ohh always bring a foldable fan everywhere you go, this is the cheapest way to cool down.

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  33. Wow thanks for the detailed info and pictures. Looks like a lovely place.

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    1. so much fun to write about this review because of good experience.

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  34. I also love coconut trees! Seeing them puts me in the summer mood instantly. I love reading your stories, by the way. Keep sharing ��

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  35. Like you, I also make sure to watch the sunrise whenever I'm in a rural area. It's peaceful and there are no photo bombers! :)

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    1. That's true. A little luxury in the morning during out-of-town travels.

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  36. This looks like the perfect spot for a weekend getaway. The beaches look beautiful, it's too bad that there is so much litter left behind from visitors though. That's becoming such a huge problem everywhere nowadays.

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    1. That's true. They are very lousy on following the rules, thinking that they can do freely whatever they want. This is the side effect of having too much democracy (its getting abused though).

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  37. I am badly in need of a weekend getaway. This could be a great slot to just chill and unwind.

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  38. This is so my kind of vibe. I would love to visit the Philippines the area looks so eco friendly and beautiful

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    1. Philippines will always wait for your visit, Kiwi!

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  39. The Philippines never fail to surprise me, they are filled with amazing places and this resort just adds to the list :) The beach looks gorgeous and I love that it surrounded by so much green! Plus those colorful boats are so pretty!

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  40. I'd be glad to have functioning air conditioning too in that heat. The resort sounds like it is a great location, right next to the sea. It must have been lovely there.

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    1. it was so amazing, very relaxing, foods are good, how I wish we stayed longer!

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  41. Beautiful photos. It seems that you had a great time. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

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  42. Wow, that place looks like paradise! Now is in my bucket list! I'll save this post once I'm there!

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  43. IT looks like you had a lot of fun! I also like to sleep on the bus! :)

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    1. I know right?! I don't care whats happen coz I'm too busy sleeping.

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  44. Laiya Coco Grove Resort looks really lovely! A nice place with coconut trees near the beach seems like my kind of place. It's sad that you could not walk barefoot to the beach due to the bad behaviors of the visitors there. I think I would not enjoy swimming if there're lots of seaweed as well.

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    1. Yeah it is just nice to enjoy the water near shore.

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  45. your villa looks so pretty! it reminds me of a villa disney world offers at saratoga springs resort with treehouses.

    Joy at The Joyous Living

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  46. Looks like you guys had so much fun on your vacation. The Laiya Coco Groove looks perfect for a fun weekend getaway and your pictures speak for itself!

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    1. Thank you Ana, how I wish it is always a vacation.

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  47. Beautiful! It is really big in space. Nature around is refreshing.

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    1. That's true. When we take care of the nature, the nature gives us beautiful morning!

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  48. Thanks for the indepth travel report. The colorful images are the best part!

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  49. It looks like this is a beautiful spot to spend a little time and relax! I'm jealous of your adventures!

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    1. Ohh just a humble one. I want to explore more beaches nearby.

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  50. I was here 5 years ago for a company outing. It was just a day trip so we were not able to try the accommodation. The beach is quite good-looking but it was a bit rocky and had a lot of seaweeds.

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  51. Looks like a tropical paradise! And the food looks delicious too :)

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    1. That's true. Good food makes a lot of difference.

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  52. Hey there,
    these pictures look awesome.Thanks for sharing with us.

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  53. Such a beautiful place to visit! The pictures are gorgeous.

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  54. I have heard Batangas has some great beaches/resorts, and this must be one of them! Looks good from afar, never realized they needed to do some cleanup. But the villa is awesome.

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    1. Everyone should be responsible for clean-up including the guests.

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  55. Your photos looks wonderful .Love the villa - it looks cozy. It's summer in the West, makes me want to go to the beach now

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  56. This sounds like a fantastic resort. I love that your villa was surrounded by coconut trees and located so close to the sea. What a beautiful place! And the food looks amazing- even if it was humble. I am like you - I hate it when people leave their garbage on the beach!

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    1. Everyone is responsible on making sure the beach is always clean.

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  57. The resort looks really nice and comfortable. I can definitely see myself having fun there.

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  58. this place looks magical! I wanna go and stay here now!

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  59. I want to bring my family there but that's just very far for us since we are here in the north and we have an infant and a toddler. But that's a nice place I can consider in the future.

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    1. Wait for few years until your baby is good enough to travel. But I can't promise that this beauty still look the same.

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  60. this looks fabulous!! I want to go here

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  61. What a beautiful place!Also seems peaceful

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  62. Wow this place looks stunning. I haven't been to this resort although I explored Laiya a lot. Would be checking this place out soon.

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    1. Now I wonder how many beach resorts does Laiya have?!

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  63. Looks like a great place to stay for a long weekend. So much things to do and nature really speaks its beauty in many ways. Thanks for the beautiful photos you shared!

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  64. That’s a bummer about the sand but it still looks like a gorgeous oasis

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    1. Yeah that's true. Well they can still change to better.

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  65. Wow Picture PERFECT place !! wana visit for sure !! thank you sharing dear!!

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    1. That's fantastic, I bet you will love this place!

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  66. It certainly is beautiful there! The beaches look so nice. Too bad some selfish people littered the beach. But I appreciate a complete and honest review, so thank you!

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  67. This looks like an amazing resort,and glad you have the luxury of air conditioning. I need to visit here one day x

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    1. That is awesome, please visit the Philippines soon!

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  68. These are really beautiful place I love shallow waters, looks like great place to have vacation.

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    1. Great place to escape the busy city life, even just for overnight.

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  69. It is fun to go out of the metro and enjoy the beach once in a while. Thanks for sharing about Laiya Coco Grove Resort. Will consider the place the next time we have a chance to go to Batangas.

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  70. Beautiful place to reset and recuperate. And the food looks yummy!

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  71. OMG! It looks dreamy. If I could, I would totally make a visit.

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  72. The villa looks like it would be a great place for a girls getaway. Those coconut trees look gorgeous, we don't have them here.

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  73. Been a while since I have been there in my mother's hometown! Miss that place!

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    1. Maybe its a sign that you should pay them a visit soon.

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  74. My mom was looking a nice place to spend a night or two in Bantangas. Sayang, this is such a nice place to visit. Next time, though/

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  75. Such beautiful photos! This is completely and utterly spectacular!
    I would love to travel here so much. Thanks for sharing

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  76. I enjoyed reading your blog post & also to see the photos you took of that place! I'm originally from a tropical destination myself. I'd love to have a taste of this one for a summer vacation sometime!!

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  77. Looks like a really amazing resort - it's great its so close to such a beautiful beach!

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  78. Oh my! This is fun Blair! Makes me feel the hot months (it's so cold over here apparently). Anyway, the entrance to that resort is so welcoming and the whole vibe just screams of summer fun! I feel like joining you now!

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    1. I haven't tried staying in a place with winter season. I love the tropics so much I still feeling not enough :D

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  79. I am loving this post and I appreciate you sharing as I am definitely adding this as a must place to visit for myself and my husband! This is glorious and I am so overdue for a vacation! Looks like an amazing time and hope you had a blast :)

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  80. Mama Maggie's KitchenJuly 17, 2019 at 4:57 AM

    Wow! This place looks like a piece of paradise! I've haven't visited the Philippines yet but I've heard a lot of beautiful spots to visit there. Can't wait to go here.

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    1. Oh I do hope you will soon! Plus it is a cheap place to explore the paradise.

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  81. Very detailed experience. You must have had so much fun. I really love the nature. Those coconut trees are just beautiful.

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  82. I wish I could live in a place where is always summer! Preferably very close to a very nice beach :)

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  83. I have not been to that resort or really I haven't been to many resorts honestly. But this looks amazing there. I would definitely like to walk on those sands as well. Although I probably wouldn't be worried too much about the coconut fruit.

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  84. That's a breath taking place to pamper. Who wouldn't love the heat and a wonderful view like this? Laiya is such a paradise

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