Estrellas de Mendoza Playa Resort Review
After our Sariaya Culinary and Heritage Tour, we headed to San Juan Batangas for an overnight stay at Estrellas de Mendoza Playa Resort.
Before proceeding to Estrellas de Mendoza Playa Resort, we visited two other resorts in Laiya for a quick inspection. What I like about traveling with tour operators is having the opportunity to inspect the facilities and amenities of various hotels and resorts that I haven’t stayed at yet.
Being a travel blogger, I normally receive emails and other forms of inquiries asking for recommendations on where to stay on a specific destination. I might know some resorts in the area but its hard to recommend especially if I haven’t stayed or even seen the resort yet but thanks to PHILTOA for always inviting me on their FAM TOURS, it gives me an idea how the hotel amenities and facilities look like. Each hotel and resort visit will definitely help me in my future recommendations.
Our first stop was at Laiya Coco Grove Resort. We first visited their facilities in the White Beach area which is located on the west side of the main resort. This area is ideal for swimming since it has longer shoreline the water is also clearer. Their white beach area is ideal for camping, team building or even for special events like a beach wedding.
Some of the rooms available at Laiya Coco Grove Resort are Deluxe Poolside Cottage, Standard Poolside Cottages, Bahay Kubo Dormitory, and 10 Tree Houses. For couples and honeymooners, I highly recommend the Tree House Cottage. These type of cottages has a veranda overlooking the beach and it’s also the best place to watch the setting sun.
Its already dark when we reached Estrellas de Mendoza Playa Resort and after securing our things in our respective rooms, we gathered at the beachfront restaurant for dinner. I enjoyed the wide selection of grilled food they have and since its freshly grilled in front of the restaurant, you can pick anything and have it grilled your way.
Estrellas de Mendoza Playa Resort is a 7-storey beachfront resort with an impressive Mediterranean inspired design. With 83 fully-furnished Superior rooms and 15 Cabanas, its currently the largest resort in Laiya, San Juan Batangas. The rooms are spacious and it has a clean bathroom that is complete with toiletries. Each room is equipped with amenities like Electronic makeup/do not disturb sign, 32 inch LCD cable TV, Air conditioning unit, Bathroom with toilet and bath, Hairdryer, Safety deposit box in room, Mini Bar (upon request) / kitchenette for Cabanas, Coffee / tea making facilities, Daily complimentary bottled water and DVD Player that is available upon request.
Although the beach in front of the resort is not as nice as the one in White Beach area, the resort has state-of-the-art 800 sq. m. an infinity swimming pool that guests can enjoy until 10pm.
After Dinner, we enjoyed an hour of soothing massage courtesy of PHILTOA and DOT then we gathered again at the poolside restaurant for our first videoke night. After a few bottle of beers and a couple of songs, we finally call it a night.
Philtoa Southern Luzon FAM TOUR Participants (photo by www.theroguewriter.net)
The next morning, we had our breakfast at the resort then we proceeded to Aquatico Resort for Business to Business Mini Travel Exchange. Since this activity was really intended for Travel Agents and Resort Owners, I spent my morning taking photos while walking around the beautiful resort property.
Before leaving the resort, we had a wonderful sumptuous buffet lunch at Oceano – Aquatico Resort’s in-house restaurant. The food choice was really good and the dessert choices are to die for. I really can’t wait to go back and experience staying at Aquatico Resort. Maybe next month?
Estrellas de Mendoza Playa Resort
Book Online via Agoda
Location: San Juan, Batangas
Telephone: (02) 819 6050
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