These Beach Destinations are Just a Few Hours’ Drive Away from the Metro

A road trip to beach resorts with energetic children along might not sound very attractive at first, but with the intense heat nowadays, there’s nothing more appealing than dipping in azure sea waves and indulging in a beach retreat with your entire family! 

If you live in Metro Manila, here are gorgeous beach resorts which are only a few hours’ drive away.

These Beach Destinations are Just a Few Hours' Drive Away from the Metro

Acuaverde Beach Resort Laiya, Batangas

Just a three-hour drive from Metro Manila, Acuaverde boasts of one of the widest white sand coastlines in Laiya, Batangas. If you’re adventurous and into jet skiing, flyboarding, and kayaking, this is definitely for you!

You may also take a breather and curl up on one of Acuaverde’s beachfront daybeds to finish reading the book you’ve been meaning to read, while having the sound of waves crashing on the shore as your relaxing background. Your furry friends can also join in on the fun as the resort offers a play zone and pet-exclusive menu.

This beach resort is worth the drive with all the activities you can do here, plus the staff really go out of their way to make you feel right at home.

Photo courtesy of Acuaverde Resort website

Rates begin at Php7900 for Casa Marina Queen Room for 2
For inquiries, contact: +63 9288543805 | 

Crusoe Cabins Calatagan South Beach, Brgy. Sta. Ana, Calatagan, Batangas

If you’re looking for an Instagram-worthy and eco-friendly beach resort, look no further. Calatagan South Beach, or CaSoBe, is home to many family-friendly attractions including Crusoe Cabins. 

The rustic modern themed cabins are made out of upcycled container vans and strategically situated beachfront to give you the best views of Batangas’ picture perfect sunsets. Let your kids work off all their extra energy at Aquaria Water Park with its three-storey-level giant water slide and multiple pools while the little ones can enjoy splashing in the kiddie pool.

Schedule a date night with your spouse and chill with coffee, cocktail, or both in one of the cabanas along the promenade lit by solar powered lamps. A trip to Crusoe Cabins can also be a fun way to introduce your kids to environmental consciousness and sustainability in day to day living.

Photo courtesy of Klook

Rates begin at Php10451 for a Garden Cabin for 2
For inquiries, contact: +63 2 8836 5055 (Manila Telephone) | +63 919 866 0581 (Manila Mobile) |

Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature Club Barangay Mabayo, Morong, Bataan

The three-hour drive to Anvaya Cove is well worth it when you take in the unique combination of mountain views and the calm sea breeze. Your biggest dilemma might be choosing among the many attractions and activities available!

Do you go for a dip in one of the many pools or go straight to sunbathing on the white sand beach? Will you join one of the forest hikes or go for a beach-facing massage in Veda Spa? Your children might face similar dilemmas when choosing among the kiddie pools with fountains and slide, the Seahorse Kiddie Village indoor playground, or the arcade and game room!

Add to the options the many nature preservation program activities such as pawikan (sea turtle) conservation, coastal clean up campaigns, duck feeding, and tree planting. If you like having countless options for activities during your vacation, Anvaya Cove is the one for you! 

Photo courtesy of Anvaya Cove website

Rates begin at Php6500 for a Garden Room for 2
For inquiries, contact: +63 917-826-8292 |

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Bagac, Bataan

Why not combine a fun beach vacation with a unique and educational heritage tour?

If you’re a history buff, take the Heritage Walking Tour to admire the village of preserved ancestral homes and immerse yourself in architecture from the Spanish colonial era. Try the picturesque balsa or gondola ride as a fun and relaxing way for your family to admire the scenery while floating along Umagol River.

Your kids will never run out of stories to share when you also join the Kamayan Beach Dinner, a communal feast of Filipino dishes eaten using your bare hands. Ask them if it’s true that food tastes better when eaten this way!

Las Casas can be a fun way to bring to life your child’s history class lessons by learning more about our country’s past and present culture while indulging in the beach just a few steps away.

Photo courtesy of Historic Hotels Worldwide

Rates begin at Php5702 for a Standard Room for 2
For inquiries, contact: +63919-056-7789 or (632) 8860-5961 |

Camayan Beach Resort and Hotel Camayan Wharf, West Ilanin Forest Area Subic Bay

Planning a trip to Subic Bay’s Ocean Adventure to swim with dolphins, feed turtles and sharks, and paint with sea lions?

Camayan Beach Resort and Hotel is a great choice for your family if you’re looking for a comfortable stay near Ocean Adventure with plenty of attractions. Unwind as you dip your toes in Subic Bay’s crystal clear water while your kids go horseback riding and kayaking among mangroves.

This is the perfect opportunity for your family to appreciate all the different animals and diverse ecosystems in Subic while having a luxurious and relaxing hotel within walking distance.

Rates begin at Php8850 for a Superior Room for 2
For inquiries, contact: 0998-961-1463, 0908-887-0369, 0908-872-7687 |

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