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Discovering Llamar Beach Resort in Laiya, San Juan

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Laiya, Batangas has always been a lure for beach- goers here in the Philippines. With its fine sand, and of course, Batangueno hospitality, one can’t go wrong with the offerings of Laiya.

July 21, the Communications and the Multimedia Teams of WOWBatangas, were in search for something refreshing (it was a frackin’ hot day) and we said, “Ta mag-Laiya na lang kaya?”

See, Laiya is a less-than-two-hour-drive from Lipa and Reinier knows a contact person to this particular beach resort there so “Why not?”, we told ourselves. We’ve been from Malvar Shrine, Santo Tomas after all, and we thought maximizing the fun of the day would just be logical thanks to Aris’ new found love, Indai.

And so we went. We boarded “Indai” (Aris’ car) and laughed and talked and laughed (again) our way to Laiya, San Juan.

And so we arrived.

We were welcomed by Orvil Impleo, an 18-year-old gentleman who also takes care of the place. He toured us on what I believe is one of the most comfortable beach resorts in Laiya.

Enter Llamar Beach Resort.

The resort’s name, as we have found out, is a combination of the surnames of the owners — Elsie Llana and Manny Marquez.

The Beach Front

Clear waters, fine sand, a view of Mount Daguldol and friends to share it with make the experience ethereal. Plus, some locals roam around to sell sea stuffs; I mean, we never bought one but the Daddy Octopus was a sight to behold indeed.

Llamar Beach Resort in Laiya, San Juan, BatangasThe Rooms

Orvil also toured us to all of the rooms. They have cottages, cabanas, apartments and dormitories which all have decent prices. The rooms range from 2-3 to 14-16 persons with prices that range from Php 1,500 to Php 9,000 — good for a gang of all sizes (and of all budgets) indeed.

All these accommodations are air-conditioned, double-size beds, toilet and bathroom. Amenities vary depending on the type of room you will reserve. Check-in time is 2:00PM, check-out time is 12:00 noon the following day.

Llamar’s Other Offerings

LLAMAR also has a pavilion that is located near the beachfront area, it is equipped with a bar and restaurant complete with tables and chairs that can accommodate up to 80 persons. The area ,too, can be reserved for private functions and events.

Affordable meals and drinks are available at the restaurant.

The resort may also do arrangements for banana boat rides, videoke machines for rent, jet skis, and other recreational activities.

We did enjoy the experience and we have copious amounts of jump shot photos to prove it.

“Why go to the beach when it’s the middle of the year?” you might ask.

It’s not that cold, my dear. Plus, the rates are down.

And more importantly, there’s no crowd of strangers. The company of your friends and the exclusivity of the surreal waters are truly felt.

Check the map insert to know how to go to Llamar Beach Resort, Laiya, San Juan. Contact details: (02) 751-9863 / (0917) 813-7799 / (0917) 532-6775.

Last Updated: September 6, 2013

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