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Virgin Beach Resort Laiya Reviews
A bit expensive but clean and peaceful resort Apr 15, 2008
Virgin Beach Resort claims to have the longest and widest beach in the area of Laiya. Based from reviews and personal accounts, I think they are saying the truth. Their sand is much finer than those of nearby resorts.
The ocean was full of jellyfish though. You can snorkel but it will be hard to see fish or corals. If you're lucky you can see a few small fishes. The water gets deep easily, and currents are strong.
I went here twice - the first time with my family and relatives, and the second with my friends.
The first time I went there was days after the powerful typhoon Milenyo hit Batangas, so it was understandable that the resort was a bit dirty and in disarray. But the staff did regular cleanups of the area, especially near the shore, so it was good.
The second time was a much better experience. It was a sunny day and it was perfect. We were only there for a day tour but they gave us a free parasol worth Php 1100!
The crowd is good. You can leave your bags unattended and not be worried. The resort has house rules that prohibits noisy and rowdy behavior, so definitely no videokes, which is good.
The parasols were big and enough to seat around 5-7 people plus bags, or probably more. The locations are right at the beachfront and the sight was glorious. The bamboo cabanas were big too, but a bit on the gloomy side. They are situated in an area with lots of trees, which provide good shade. They are a two-minute walk from the shore. The air-con casitas looked good, but I was not able to try them yet. They are right smack on the beach, and they probably have the best view of the ocean.
Food was expensive and not at all great. Servings are a bit measly. As far as I know, there is no buffet. At least during the two times I've been there.
The restaurant/pavillion looked good. It has no walls and guests are gifted a nice view of the beach and the ocean. A table is reserved for your group so you are sure to have a table during meals. If you are early, you can choose which table you'd like.
The staff was friendly and good. But during the busy hours, they can be a bit slow. But you can request for water, ice, a massage, or the likes and they'd be happy to comply.
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