May 4, 2010
We went to Nasugbu Batangas for an outing with my husband's office mates last Labor Day weekend. We had no reservation at any of the resorts there, although we meant to check out the L Caraz resort in Nasugbu. We arrived at 1am, and there were no rooms or cottages available. The next available room will be at 11am and we didn't want to wait. We checked out availability of the other resorts there, but we were not lucky. Our only criterion were a room, a karaoke and the beach but during peak season, all were not available. Fortunately for us, we found a very good guide, who not only showed of many resorts to choose from, and when we were not satisfied, told us that we can hire and boat and check out the other side of the beach. And that we did!
So we travelled by boat for 15 minutes and arrived at the beach which at night looked very good to us. We checked out two resorts: the first one had a pool, the rent for the cottage was P1,500 and entrance fee was P200 per person. The one just right beside it had no pool but entrance was only P75 and the cottage was P700 and they would let us cook our food for a very minimal fee! The choose the latter, of course since we were there for the beach and not the pool. By then tit was 230am and I promptly fell asleep on the table!
I woke up at 630 am and here are some pictures of the beach were we landed!
Those jet skis were for hire at P3,500 an hour, and kayaks at P450 per hour. Too pricey for us though. There was even a banana boat but we didn't bother asking how much, ha ha!
The huge structure above is Terrazas de Punta Fuego and they had a nice beachfront. My friend who works at Fuego told me that had I called her, we could have free access to the pool at Terrazas. Next time!
We were happy to discover that we were in Munting Buhangin for less the price. When we checked out the rates at Munting Buhangin, entrance fee was P190 for a overnight stay and nipa cottages were at P3,500. And we paid only a quarter of that! Since it was peak season, that part of the beach was crowded and noisy, while ours was very relaxed. We congratulated ourselves for having found a good bargain. Then we realized that we paid P1,800 for the boat ride. But we quickly charged it to experience, he he!
The beach itself was very nice. If I have to say it again, I will! But just look at the photos!
This was our cottage and since we were only eleven, it suited us just fine.
The sand was not white, but the boatmen said it is when dry. But it was very fine and there were no pebbles at all. The beach was also relatively clean.
By afternoon, there were many people at the beach already, but not too crowded. There was a steady arrival of people by boat.
We also had nice henna tattoos for only a quarter of the price we would have paid for it if we were in Boracay, only P100! A steal, and the artists were kind enough to retouch out tattoes everytime we would scratch it
While riding the boat going back to Nasugbu again, here was a very nice view!
And this lovely sunset when we were just ready to leave Nasugbu!
Yes, we will definitely come back to Nasugbu and this wonderful stretch of beach!