When it comes to beaches near Manila, Batangas always comes to mind without a doubt. With its many pristine beaches, one that stands out is the Isla Verde Batangas. Unlike the beaches in Laiya, Calatagan, and Nasugbu, Isla Verde is secluded and not too developed, making it a perfect destination for those looking for an ultimate respite.

Also read: 12 Pristine Beaches in Batangas Every Traveler Shouldn’t Miss for a Fun Getaway

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About Isla Verde Batangas

Also known as Verde Island, Isla Verde boasts of beach attractions that are almost untouched including the beautiful Mahabang Buhangin and Cueva Sitio and some stunning Isla Verde Batangas resorts. This island also sits in the middle of Verde Island Passage, which is described as the “center of the center” of the world’s marine biodiversity citing the high concentration of marine species. 

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Best time to visit Verde Island Batangas

While summer is always the best time to hit the beach, that doesn’t mean having your beach getaway during other seasons couldn’t be fun anymore. In the case of Batangas Isla Verde, the best time to visit is from January to May because the seas are relatively gentle during these times. Note that the waves to Isla Verde Batangas resorts can sometimes be monstrous so it’s really important to plan your visit accordingly.


Isla Verde Batangas map

Verde Island Batangas City is located in the province of Batangas, in the middle of Batangas and Mindoro. That’s why it’s called the “center of the center” of marine biodiversity. For your guide, check out this Isla Verde Batangas map.


How to get to Isla Verde Batangas

Going to San Agapito Isla Verde or other Isla Verde Batangas Resorts is not that complicated. But note that before you travel, figure out which you prefer: by public or private boat. Because the ports for these are different and located one hour away from each other.

From Buendia or Cubao, ride a bus bound for Batangas City and alight at the Grand Terminal. From there, take a tricycle to Tabangao Aplaya Port where you’ll find boats that will take you to the Isla Verde Batangas.


Where to stay

Whether you’re looking for a place to stay in San Agapito Isla Verde or from any barangays, here are some of the popular Isla Verde Batangas Resorts you can check out.

1. Isla Verde Tropical Friendly Resort

Also called “Tropical,” Isla Verde Tropical Friendly Resort is your home away from home. Their rooms vary from the traditional nipa hut (kubo), stone house with fans and own toilet and bath, and tents.

Prices start from PHP 500/night

2. Surface Interval Isla Verde

Surface Interval Isla Verde Resort is located in San Agapito Isla Verde. It is one of the biggest resorts on the island. You can book rooms with toilets and baths, rent a tent or pitch your own. 

Entrance fee: PHP 100 for adults, P50 for children

3. Engracio’s Beach Resort

Another Isla Verde Resort Batangas to check out is the Engracio’s Beach Resort located in Sitio Sampalucan. They feature elevated nipa huts, giving you a breezy stay. Remember that walk-in guests are not allowed. 

Prices from PHP 250/person

If you don’t want to stay at an Isla Verde Resort Batangas, opt for homestays instead. 

4. Loida Claro Homestay

Price from PHP 300/person/night

5. Jessica’s Homestay

Price from PHP 300/person

Note that there’s limited electricity on the island so some Verde Island Resorts Batangas don’t have air-conditioning or even fans.


Places to visit in Verde Island Batangas

Verde Island is not a huge place so there’s not really much to do except for enjoying the beach and water activities. If you’re going island-hopping, here are some of the places you can visit.

  1. Mahabang Buhangin Isla Verde Beach
  2. Abandoned Verde Island Resort Batangas
  3. Sawang Dive
  4. Snorkeling Spots
  5. Kuweba (Cave and Lighthouse)
  6. Pulong Bato
  7. Rock Formations
  8. San Antonio Beach

Sample itinerary

Take note that the boats going to Verde Island are following strict schedules and usually, there’s only one boat traversing the island per day at 9am so if you don’t want to miss it, be there early. Here’s a sample day tour itinerary .

04:30 am – Depart from Manila
06:30 am – ETA Batangas Grand Terminal
06:40 am – Tricycle to Tabangao Port
07:20 am – Board MB Super Mario
08:40 am – Boat to Isla Verde
10:00 am – Mahabang Buhangin + Early lunch
11:00 am – Island-hopping
02:00 pm – Boat back to the mainland
03:00 pm – Ride a jeepney to Batangas City
04:00 pm – Ride a jeepney to Grand Terminal
04:30 pm – Bus back to Manila


Batangas Tourism Guidelines 2021

As of writing, only essential travel into and out of the province is allowed. Leisure travel is not allowed in Batangas. Hotels and resorts accredited and certified by the DOT for staycations may only accommodate existing bookings and new bookings from guests coming from Batangas province. Local guests must be 18-65 years old.


Frequently Asked Questions About Isla Verde Batangas

Q: Where is Isla Verde located?
A: Verde Island Batangas City is located in the province of Batangas, in the middle of Batangas and Mindoro. That’s why it’s called the “center of the center” of marine biodiversity. For your guide, check out this Isla Verde Batangas map.

Q: What are the best Isla Verde Resort Batangas?
A: Here’s a list of the popular Isla Verde Batangas Resorts:

  1. Isla Verde Tropical Friendly Resort
  2. Surface Interval Isla Verde
  3. Engracio’s Beach Resort
  4. Loida Claro Homestay
  5. Jessica’s Homestay

Q: How to go to Isla Verde?
A: From Buendia or Cubao, ride a bus bound for Batangas City and alight at the Grand Terminal. From there, take a tricycle to Tabangao Aplaya Port where you’ll find boats that will take you to the Isla Verde Batangas.

Q: Is there electricity in Verde Island Batangas?
A: Yes but there’s limited electricity on the island so some Verde Island Resorts Batangas don’t have air-conditioning or even fans.

Q: Is Batangas open for tourists?
A: As of writing, only essential travel into and out of the province is allowed. Leisure travel is not allowed in Batangas. Hotels and resorts accredited and certified by the DOT for staycations may only accommodate existing bookings and new bookings from guests coming from Batangas province. Local guests must be 18-65 years old. 

Disclaimer: ZEN Rooms claims no credit for images featured on our blog site unless otherwise noted. All visual content is copyrighted to its respectful owners. We try to link back to original sources whenever possible. If you own the rights to any of the images, and do not wish them to appear on ZEN Rooms, please contact us and they will be promptly removed. We believe in providing proper attribution to the original author, artist or photographer.

Batangas has always been a go-to destination of city dwellers thanks to its proximity to the metro. Whether it’s just a day trip or a weeklong getaway, there are plenty of beautiful beaches in Batangas that will make you forget about the hustle and bustle of the city life. 

Best Beaches in Batangas

Even if you’re not an island-lover, you’d think twice about ignoring the white sand beach in Batangas because trust us, it will entice you to put on your swimsuits and dip right in the water. To help you out plan your trip, we’ve rounded up some of the best Batangas beaches you shouldn’t miss for a fun getaway.

  1. Fortune Island
  2. Laiya Beach
  3. Masasa Beach Batangas
  4. Sepoc Beach
  5. Matabungkay Beach
  6. Isla Verde Batangas
  7. Bituin Cove
  8. Calayo Beach
  9. Manuel Uy Beach Resort
  10. Malabrigo Point Beach
  11. Santelmo Cove
  12. Pulo Island

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Read on to discover the best Batangas beaches, beach front resorts in Batangas, and more!

1. Fortune Island

fortune island batangas

Fortune Island in Nasugbu is one of the most popular Batangas beaches because of its iconic Grecian pillar ruins, giving a Santorini vibe. It is surrounded by crystal waters and an unobstructed view of the sea. While the area does not have electricity, you can still enjoy tons of activities like swimming, cliff diving and camping. If you don’t want to camp here, there are many beach resorts near Fortune Island that you can stay at like the Canyon Cove Batangas and ZEN Rooms.

How to get there: From Cubao, Pasay, Buendia, or Alabang, take a bus bound for Nasugbu or Calatagan and alight at Nasugbu Terminal. From Nasugbu Terminal, take a tricycle to Barangay Wawa and there you’ll find many boats going to Fortune Island.

2. Laiya Beach

Empty Laiya Beach Batangas

Another famous beach is the one in Laiya San Juan Batangas. It is most frequented by tourists because of its white sand beach and fun water sports activities. Laiya Beach’s coast is lined up with a mix of bars and restaurants, budget and luxury hotels. The only downside is that Laiya Beach can get pretty crowded especially on weekends. But overall, this white beach in Batangas is a perfect vacation destination for family and friends.

How to get there: From Buendia or Cubao, ride a bus going to Lipa City. Once you arrive at Lipa, take a jeepney bound for San Juan and alight at San Juan Public Market. From there, you’ll find many jeepneys and tricycles that can take you to a beach in Laiya Batangas or other San Juan Batangas beaches.

3. Masasa Beach

masasa beach beaches near manila

Located in the southern part of Tingloy, Masasa Beach Batangas is also a great destination to add in your itinerary. Masasa is the best beach in Batangas for those looking for off-the-beaten tracks. What’s also great about this is that it offers a quiet and calming ambiance with its long stretch of stunning beach and clear waters perfect for swimming.

How to get there: From Buendia or Cubao, ride a bus bound for Batangas City and alight at Batangas City Terminal. From there, take a jeepney going to Mabini, Batangas and go straight to Anilao Port. there you’ll find boats that will take you to Tingloy Island. 

4. Sepoc Beach

Sepoc Beach Batangas

Speco Beach is undeniably one of the best white beaches in Batangas. Boasting its white sand beach and deep blue waters, you would definitely feel relaxed and will get about your work, at least for a little while.

How to get there: From Buendia or Cubao, ride a bus bound for Batangas City and alight at Batangas City Terminal. From there, take a jeepney going to Mabini, Batangas and go straight to Anilao Port. there you’ll find boats that will take you to Sepoc Beach and other Batangas resorts.

5. Matabungkay Beach

Matabungkay Beach batangas

Photo source: Wikimedia Commons

Matagbungkay Beach has been a favorite quick getaway destination since its glory days in the ‘50s. Since then, what was once a small fishing village turned into a popular tourism destination for weekend travelers. This Lian Batangas beach is adorned with a long stretch of stunning beach enough to take your mind away from the busy city.

How to get there: From EDSA-Taft, you can ride either the bus or van going to Calatagan (or Lian), Batangas. Alight at the junction to Matabungkay Beach in Lian. From there, take a tricycle at the junction that will bring you to Matabungkay Beach and other affordable beach resorts in Matabungkay Batangas.

6. Isla Verde

Isla Verde beaches in batangas

Photo source: Wikimedia Commons

Also known as Verde Island, Isla Verde Batangas boasts of beach attractions that are almost untouched including the beautiful Mahabang Buhangin and Cueva Sitio and some stunning Batangas resorts. Isla Verde also sits in the middle of Verde Island Passage, which is described as the “center of the center” of the world’s marine biodiversity citing the high concentration of marine species. Make sure not to miss Isla Verde as it is one of the best Batangas beaches.

How to get there: From Buendia or Cubao, ride a bus bound for Batangas City and alight at the Grand Terminal. From there, take a tricycle to Tabangao Aplaya Port where you’ll find boats that will take you to the Isla Verde Batangas. 

7. Bituin Cove

Bituin Cove beaches in batangas

Photo credits to Bituin Cove

If you want to level up your search for the best private beach resort in Batangas, consider visiting Bituin Cove. locals call it the Angara Cove because it is said to be owned by Sen. Edgardo Angara. Its shore is a mix of coarse sand and shingles, and the color is between beige and light brown.

How to get there: From Pasay, Buendia or Cubao, board a bus bound for Nasugbu, Batangas. Alight at Nasugbu Bus Terminal, and ride a tricycle or a jeepney to Barangay Calayo. From Calayo, you can rent a boat for your island hopping tour that will take you to Bituin Cove and other nearby white sand beaches in Batangas.

8. Calayo Beach

Calayo Beach batangas

Photo source: Wikimedia Commons

If there’s one place in Batangas that experienced the early taste of development, it’s Nasugbu so it’s not that surprising that there’s a lot of Batangas beaches and great Batangas resorts located here. Some of its coves and best beaches in Batangas are tucked away in exclusive villages and subdivisions, requiring membership or advanced reservation to access them such as Hamilo Coast, Tali Beach Batangas, Kawayan Cove, Canyon Cove Batangas, and Punta Fuego.

While some Batangas beach resorts are privately-managed, most are still open to the public that do not require advance booking. Among these is Calayo Beach. It is a fishing village that is slowly transforming into a stunning beach destination. It features fine light brown sand with blue-green waters.

How to get there: From Pasay, Buendia or Cubao, ride a bus going to Nasugbu, Batangas and alight at Nasugbu Bus Terminal. From there, ride a tricycle or a jeepney to Barangay Calayo. Upon arrival, you’ll see lots of beach houses for rent in Batangas and some of the best resorts in Batangas.

9. Manuel Uy Beach Resort

Manuel Uy Beach Resort beaches in batangas

Photo credits to Manuel Uy Beach Resort

Manuel Uy Resort is a beach in Calatagan Batangas. It is said to be named after its former owner who was a wealthy Filipino businessman in the US. This Calatagan beach resort Batangas is one of the most beautiful even if it’s not white sand. It features a long, wide strip of cream-colored sand meeting Calatagan’s signature shallow waters. Manuel Uy Beach is also surrounded by sandbars and snorkeling sites that are easily accessible from the beach.

How to get there: From Pasay, Buendia or Cubao, ride a bus going to Calatagan and alight at the Calatagan Public Market. From there, take a tricycle to Manuel Uy Calatagan beach resort Batangas.

10. Malabrigo Point Beach

While beaches in Laiya Batangas and Nasugbu attract most city dwellers, this Lobo Batangas beach has managed to stay on the travelers’ radar, preserving its natural beauty. If you’re looking for a white sand beach in Batangas, Malabrigo Point Beach is not the place for you because its shore is composed of cobbles, making it a pebbled beach. Which is why it’s not your typical beach because it gives you a different (but good) experience.

How to get there: From Buendia or Cubao, ride a bus bound for Batangas City and alight at the Grand Terminal. From there, take a jeepney with a signage Batangas City-Balagtas and ask the driver to drop you off at the Lobo Jeepney Terminal near SM City Batangas. From there, take a jeepney going to your chosen Lobo Batangas beach resort.

11. Santelmo Cove

Santelmo Cove is one of the most divine beaches along Hamilo Coast. This white beach in Batangas is a marine sanctuary where sea turtles nest their eggs during nesting season. And if you are lucky, you can even witness baby turtles making their way back to the open sea. If you’re staying at one of the Batangas beach resorts in Pico de Loro, make sure to visit Santelmo Cove.

12. Pulo Island

Also known as Loren Island and Pulo-Pulo to locals, this piece of paradise is a perfect spot for those in need of respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. While the sand here is beige and not fine, it is equally stunning as other beaches. This private beach resort in Batangas is said to be owned by former senator Loren Legarda, hence the name. 

How to get there: From Pasay, Buendia or Cubao, ride a bus bound for Nasugbu, Batangas. Alight at Nasugbu Bus Terminal and ride a tricycle or a jeepney to Barangay Calayo. From there, you can charter a boat for your island hopping tour. This will take you to Pulo Island and other beach resorts in Batangas open now.

Luxury Batangas Beach Resorts

If you’re someone who enjoys a quiet, sophisticated, and a deluxe treat, you’re in the right place! We’ve listed our top picks of luxury beaches in Lemery Batangas, Laiya Batangas beach resorts and more that offer lavish amenities.

Acuaverde Beach Resort and Hotel

Acuaverde Beach Resort and Hotel beaches in batangas

Photo credits to Acuaverde Beach Resort and Hotel

Address: Lobo – Malabrigo – Laiya Rd, San Juan, Batangas

Price from PHP 6,500/night

Acuaverde Beach Resort and Hotel is a beach front resort in Batangas that offers an escape not just from the city life, but also from the noise and crowds of the usual getaway destinations. Its main draw to the tourists is the beautiful cottages in front of the beach. And… pets are allowed here!

Club Punta Fuego

Club Punta Fuego beaches in batangas

Photo credits to Club Punta Fuego

Address: Barangay Balaytigue, Nasugbu, Batangas

Price from PHP 7,500/night

Experience first-class relaxation at Club Punta Fuego. This Batangas beach resort is a premier membership resort that makes for the ideal haven for Metro Manila dwellers who desire a quick escape from its hustle and bustle.

Acuatico Beach Resort & Hotel

Acuatico Beach Resort & Hotel beaches in batangas

Photo credits to Acuatico Beach Resort and Hotel Inc.

Address: Laiya, San Juan, Batangas

Price from PHP 9,000/night

Acuatico Beach Resort offers you the perfect sanctuary to reset and recharge. This San Juan Batangas beach resort is the idyllic setting for all your getaway needs because you can enjoy swimming in their famous infinity pool and witness its merge with the azure waters of the adjacent seas. No wonder Acuatico is among the most popular San Juan Batangas beach resorts.

Anilao Awari Bay

anilao awari resort beaches in batangas

Photo credits to Anilao Awari Bay

Address: Brgy. Solo, Anilao Mabini, Batangas, Anilao, Batangas, Philippines, Mabini, Batangas

Price from PHP 7,000/night

Anilao Awari Bay is a luxury Anilao Batangas beach resort that offers both comfort and style. If you’re looking for a relaxing and not too expensive luxury resort, this is the best beach resort in Batangas for you.

Casa Escondida Anilao Resort and Dive Center

Casa Escondida Anilao beaches in batangas

Photo credits to Casa Escondida Anilao Resort and Dive Center

Address: Brgy. Ligaya Mabini, Anilao, Batangas

Price from PHP 6,000/night

Casa Escondida is the Spanish for hidden home. It is named such because of its location that’s hidden along the twisting roads of Anilao, giving you an exclusive experience. 

Palm Beach Resort Batangas

Palm Beach Resort Batangas beaches in batangas
Beaches in batangas

Photo credits to Palm Beach Resort Batangas

Address: Brgy. Hugom, San Juan, Batangas

Price from PHP 9,100/night

Palm Beach Resort Batangas is a famous wedding destination because of its romantic setting. Each casa in this resort in Laiya Batangas boasts of a unique style with lush panoramic views of the ocean.

Affordable Batangas Beach Resorts

Whether you’re exploring Lian Batangas beach or Lobo Batangas beach, there’s a cheap beach resort in Batangas perfect for every traveler who’s on a shoestring budget.

Stilts Calatagan

Room at Stilts Calatagan beaches in batangas

Photo credits to Stilts Batangas

Address: Calatagan, Batangas

Price from PHP 500/person (day tour); PHP 6,000 and up for overnight stay

Stilts Batangas is a huge resort popular for its floating cottages. This Calatagan beach resort Batangas is a bit expensive for overnight stays but for budget travelers, you can just book a day tour. 

Altamare Dive and Leisure Resort

Altamare Dive Resort Batangas

Photo credits to Altamare Dive and Leisure Resort

Address: Brgy. San Teodoro, Mabini, Batangas

Price from PHP 3,000/night

This Mabini Batangas beach resort has rooms in rustic Filipino design with a modern touch. Each has a balcony that boosts a fantastic view overlooking the Balayan Bay and the Maricaban and Sombrero Islands. Whether you’re on a romantic or family getaway, this Mabini Batangas beach resort has the perfect rooms suited for your needs.

Coral Beach Club

Coral Beach Club beaches in batangas

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Address: Matabungkay, Lian, Batangas

Price from PHP 4,000/night

Coral Beach Club is a Lian Batangas beach resort that offers great accommodations for budget travelers. Don’t get this wrong, even if they’re an affordable Lian Batangas beach resort, you wouldn’t have to sacrifice comfort here.

Eagle Point Beach and Dive Resort

eagle point beaches in batangas

Photo credits to Eagle Point Beach and Dive Resort

Address: Brgy. Bagalangit Mabini, Anilao, Batangas

Price from PHP 3,800/night

Eagle Point Beach and Dive Resort is a perfect Batangas beach resort with pool for those who love adventure and relaxation alike. It has amenities built for family use and they offer great diving experiences as it’s near some of Anilao’s best diving spots.

Sea’s Spring Resort

Sea Spring Resort baches in batangas

Photo credits to Sea’s Spring Resort

Address: Barangay Mainit, Mabini, Anilao Batangas

Price from PHP 4,000/night

If you’re having a hard time looking for the perfect affordable beach resorts in Laiya Batangas, why not go to Anilao instead? Sea’s Spring Resort is the best resort in Batangas if you’re on a budget but still want to enjoy a piece of exclusivity.

Frequently Asked Questions About Beaches in Batangas

Q: What are the best beaches in Batangas?

A: To help you out plan your trip, we’ve rounded up some of the best Batangas resorts and beaches you shouldn’t miss for a fun getaway.

  • Fortune Island
  • Laiya Beach
  • Masasa Beach Batangas
  • Sepoc Beach
  • Pulo Island
  • Matabungkay Beach
  • Isla Verde Batangas
  • Bituin Cove
  • Malabrigo Point Beach
  • Santelmo Cove
  • Calayo Beach
  • Manuel Uy Beach Resort

Q: How to get to Batangas from Manila?

A: From Manila, Pasay, or Cubao, you can ride a bus or van going to any points in Batangas. The travel time is around 2 hours depending on the traffic and your point of destination.

Q: What are the affordable Batangas beach resorts?

A: From Lemery Batangas beach resorts to San Juan Batangas resorts, here are the best cheap beach resorts in Batangas for budget travelers.

  1. Altamare Dive and Leisure Resort
  2. La Luz Batangas
  3. Coral Beach Club
  4. Eagle Point Beach and Dive Resort
  5. Sea’s Spring Resort
  6. Stilts Batangas

Q: What are the best beach resorts in Batangas?

A: Here are some of the best beach resorts in Batangas:

  1. Acuaverde Beach Resort
  2. Club Punta Fuego
  3. Acuatico Beach Resort
  4. Anilao Awari Bay
  5. Casa Escondida
  6. Palm Beach Resort Batangas
  7. Stilts Batangas
  8. Altamare Dive and Leisure Resort
  9. La Luz Batangas
  10. Coral Beach Club
  11. Eagle Point Beach and Dive Resort
  12. Sea’s Spring Resort

Q: Is Batangas open for tourists?

A: As of writing, Batangas is under Modified General Community Quarantine wherein, tourism is allowed. However, those who are coming from areas under ECQ won’t be allowed to enter for leisure purposes.

Disclaimer: ZEN Rooms claims no credit for images featured on our blog site unless otherwise noted. All visual content is copyrighted to its respectful owners. We try to link back to original sources whenever possible. If you own the rights to any of the images, and do not wish them to appear on ZEN Rooms, please contact us and they will be promptly removed. We believe in providing proper attribution to the original author, artist or photographer.