Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort: a pleasant and family-friendly beach destination

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Laiya Coco Grove Resort is the perfect beach destination for families or groups of friends who are looking for a fun and enjoyable day at the beach.

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Laiya Coco Grove Resort is the perfect beach destination for families or groups of friends who are looking for a fun and enjoyable day at the beach.

Flaglets at Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort
Windblown

Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort: a pleasant and family-friendly beach destination




    Located in Laiya, San Juan, Batangas, Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort is one of the most popular resorts in the area. It offers amenities and activities that will ensure that its guests will bring with them pleasant memories when they leave.   

    How to go to Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort

      
    We went to Laiya Coco Grove in Laiya, San Juan, Batangas for a weekend day trip. This was for Khris' team outing so we had rented buses to take us to the resort. If you do not have a car but have some budget to spare, I suggest that you rent a van or mini bus going to Laiya. After all, if you are a large group, a rented vehicle is the most convenient option.

    Strip of beach at Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort
    The beach

    Nonetheless, there are buses that go to Laiya from Metro Manila if this is your preferred mode of transportation. You may opt to take a San Juan-bound Alps Bus, either in Araneta Center Cubao or in Alabang Grand Terminal, as early as 3:00 AM. Take note that the last bus to San Juan leaves at late afternoon, thus, it's advisable to call the bus station for confirmation if you are planning an afternoon or evening trip.  

    When you get to San Juan, Batangas, go to the municipal hall where there are jeepneys bound for Laiya or Hugom. You can tell the driver to drop you off at Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort. Keep in mind that jeepney operation is not 24 hours, so the last jeepney leaves at around 4:00 PM or 5:00 PM. You may also opt to ask a tricycle driver to take you to the resort but for a higher fee, of course. 


    Our Experience at Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort


    I had high expectations because of the many wonderful stories I heard about beaches in Laiya, which, according to some of my friends, was a premier strip of beach in this resort town.

    Arrival of guests at Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort
    Arrival at Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort

    I was not disappointed when I first glanced at Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort: the off-white sand looked pretty, the water looked pristine and inviting, and the sky was a bright blue hue. Many lovely cottages and colorful wind-blown banners dotted the beach front. The long drive seemed worth it, after all.

    Team-building activity at Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort
    Games and team-building activities

    We arrived there at around 10 AM. Since this is a company outing, we were cued that team-building activities and games would start in a short while. The activities were finished close to lunchtime so buffet lunch was served in a shortly thereafter. The sweltering summer heat ensured that everybody in the group was famished.


    Group photo at Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort
    Team Ynah

    Feeling full after lunch, we rested for a brief moment, took some photographs then proceeded to change to our swimming outfits. The water was clear and the sand, although not powdery fine, was a lovely cream color.

    Features and Accommodations


    Cottage at the beach of Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort
    Cottage

    While Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort may seem like an ideal day trip destination, guests may opt to spend a night or two here via any of the following accommodations:

    Tree Houses


    The resort has a total of seven tree houses, all designed like native huts made of local materials, and built beside or around a tree. All houses are air-conditioned and have their own living room and toilets.

    Eyeglass at Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort
    Beach essential

    Poolside Cottages


    These are ideal for medium-sized groups or families. The rooms are likewise air-conditioned and the cottages provide easy access to the beach and the swimming pools.

    Bahay Kubo


    The Bahay Kubo is perfect for big groups or families. This is a dormitory-style accommodation that can house 20 people. It has four toilets as well as lockers. 


    10 things you can do at Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort


    Enjoying the beach at Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort
    A game at the beach

    Aside from spending time at the beach while enjoying the sun and sea breeze, there are actually a host of other activities available to guests at the resort.

    Here is a list of 10 things to do at Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort:

    1. Go snorkeling


    When we were at Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort, we could not think of anything else to do in the afternoon after swimming. Fortunately, a boat-owner approached our group and asked us if we wanted to go island-hopping. We said "yes," of course, so off we went to open waters.

    It was not actually island-hopping because there was no nearby island in sight. We were, in fact, going to snorkel over a reef. We were provided snorkeling gears so we swam to our hearts' content while looking at the fishes and underwater plants. 

    If you are interested to go snorkeling, the resort may arrange one for you in nearby coral gardens.

    2. Swim in the pool


    If ever you get tired of swimming in the beach, you could use the resort's swimming pool. It's a large pool near the beach and just four feet deep because it was designed with safety in mind.

    3. Play beach volleyball


    Team photo at Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort
    Team photo

    Guests may ask the resort to set up a volleyball net at the beach and experience a good old volleyball game on the sand. Use of the net is on a first-come, first-served basis.

    4. Go sailing


    Water activities at Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort
    Water activities

    This activity is available for groups and individuals. It's a unique experience offered by the resort for its guests at a reasonable cost. If you are interested to avail of it, just inquire from the admin area of the resort.

    5. Try the kayak and pedal boats


    The pristine shoreline of Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort is ideal for water activities such as kayaking and pedal-boating. both of which are available to guests at a reasonable cost.

    6. Hike at the nature parks


    Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort is surrounded by lush shrubs and tropical trees. The resort offers activities at the nature park, complete with hanging bridge and nature trail. This is a popular inclusion in team-building activities.  

    7. Explore the golf driving range


    The driving range around the clubhouse provides a stunning view of the beautiful sights around Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort. The clubhouse is perfect for private functions and meetings.

    Teambuilding at Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort
    Having fun at the beach

    8. Be adventurous by camping out for the night


    The camp site is a secure and lighted area, complete with bath and toilet facilities. Here, guests may cook and have a picnic in one of the tables in the site. Visitors may bring their own tents but may also rent one for the night if they choose to do so.

    9. Play tennis and basketball


    There is a court in the resort that doubles as both a tennis court and basketball court. Use of it is on a first-come, first-served basis. However, guests are encouraged to bring their own racket and balls.

    10. Play darts, board games, cards, and trampoline


    These are activities that are perfect for people who do not want to spend too much time under the sun. Use of these are free and may inquire for the availability of the items from the resort.

    Epilogue


    Couple travel bloggers at Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort
    Souvenir shot

    We left Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort by late afternoon before sunset. It was definitely a day well-spent. The beach is beautiful, not as stunning as Boracay, but attractive nonetheless. The off-white sand and the long stretch of clear waters are inviting. It's the ideal destination for families who just want a day or two at the beach to satisfy their yearning for the sea.

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    Laiya Coco Grove Beach Resort is located at Km.20 Brgy. Laiya, Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas. For inquiries, call telephone number (043) 969-93702722 (Batangas) or (632) 894-1057 and 892-6009 (Makati).


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    15 comments

    1. It's a shame about the water but the actual beach looks lovely! Hope you still enjoyed yourself :)

      Rosie | www.rosieromance.com

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    2. It looks like a heaven, I love sun tanning on the sand, but those rocks sounded painful. I am not a great swimmer so water wouldn't bother me but I hope at least boat ride was fun!

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    3. Anastasia Nicole26 July 2016 at 18:33

      Sorry you guys didn't get to enjoy the water but it looks like you had fun nonetheless.

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    4. Looks like you had an amazing time! I've been to Batangas but I've never been to Laiya before! It's a really nice place and I've heard so many good things about it.

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    5. This is a fun experience. I hope you enjoyed your time there.

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    6. Never heard of this place, but it made me think of FUNLAND AT THE BEACH by the Dead Kennedys!

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    7. Ok, I have to admit that I had to google Batangas. Now I know you were in the Philippines. ;) Too bad with the water but at least it seems like you had fun and that's the most important thing, right? I love island hopping and just to jump into the water. It's so much fun!

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    8. It seems that you all enjoyed your day trip to Batangas regardless of the murky waters. Your photos show that you are all smiling and happy. Life is to short to let one negative ruin your day and you most definitely did not. Well done!

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    9. Gorgeous photos. It looks like you had a wonderful time!

      Ami xxx
      www.ami-rose.com

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    10. seems like you had a blast, but the water situation is scary

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    11. What a beautiful trip and the team building exercise looks like it was a hoot! It stinks that the water was murky and difficult to walk into with the sharp rocks. I once cut my feet up pretty bad on some coral in the Caribbean. The ocean is filled with secrets, some beautiful and some painful.

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    12. It looks like a very nice experience! Beautiful trip and amazing photos!

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    13. Sorry to hear that about the water but you look like you had a great time nevertheless :D

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    14. Wow this looks great fun. Your pics are amazing too:)

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    15. Laiya is one of our favorite go-to beaches from the South. The place is so serene and perfect for family vacation. Thanks for sharing dear.

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