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What We Love About Cala Laiya, This Romantic And Beautiful Nook In Batangas

For a short but sweet getaway just 2.5 hours from the metro, visit Cala Laiya in Laiya, Batangas, a resort hidden amongst hundreds of mango trees and mangroves.

Imagine your own nook, your own villa, with glass walls and beautiful furnishings. And just a few steps away is the beautiful beach, powdery sand in your toes, and clear waters that stretches beyond the eye can see. And while you enjoy the breathtaking view and the cool wind, indulge in good food and good company. This is what makes up Cala Laiya, a pride pearl of Batangas.

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Ultimate relaxation

Cala Laiya is isolated from the other resorts in the Batangas coastline littered with resorts and hotels. While somewhat off-the-beaten-path, it's perfect for travelers who want some privacy and relaxation.

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Unconventional casitas

Cala Laiya has some 15 casitas or villas, varying in size and facilities depending on your needs. This is our favorite feature of the resort, the casitas fitted with floor to ceiling windows that allow ample sunlight and gorgeous views.

Unlike traditional hotels and accommodations, you won’t find cable TV inside your rooms. But with the beauty outside to take in and enjoy, who needs the distraction of screens?

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Its minimalist feel contributes to the modern-meets-tropical experience that Cala Laiya offers. Case in point: The 14-meter infinity pool that gives an illusion that it flows through Tayabas Bay.


Sunbeds also litter the beach and the property, making for great spots to chill and read a book, and enjoy a cocktail or two.

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Picturesque view

The view of the beach is always calming. Enjoy your meal outdoors as you listen to the crashing of the waves on the shore, and embrace the sunlight and the tan.



Perfect backdrop for cooking

Summer is all about enjoying the outdoors—something that Metro Channel host Sandy Daza took advantage of for his show, Casa Daza. For Casa Daza season 3, Sandy is taking his cooking outside of his home to the picturesque landscape of Cala Laiya, to share summer-ready recipes to enjoy by the beach or by the pool.


See him prepare Filipino favorites and reimagined dishes to take with you to your next outing, with the beautiful casitas and waters of Cala Laiya behind him. If Cala Laiya is Sandy-approved, you’re sure to enjoy it, too!


Catch the brand new season of Casa Daza, airing on Metro Channel, channel 52 on Sky Cable and channel 174 on HD, starting March 25, Monday, 8:00 p.m. Catch fresh episodes every Monday, and replays throughout the week.