We were a group of balikbayans who spent Christmas and New Year in Manila. In December we wanted to drive to Batangas for a day out in the beach, and one sister recommended Acuatico from comments received from friends in London. We chartered 2 Innova vans from the parking lot of SM Makati at 7AM and went to Laiya. We were 12 pax. It was a smooth ride from Manila to San Juan, then the roads started to be bumpy as we approach the resort, it was a rocky road that leads to the resorts area. The sights along the road 1 kms away from the hotel was not impressive, there is a public cemetery as we turned to enter the gate of Acuatico.
The resoprt's service was slow, anything we asked for is late. The service staff were busy erecting structures in the beach for their Christmas party. The food in the restaurant was set menu, it was ok, however, when we ordered additional dishes it took 2 hrs to prepare. We had a day use room, very small next to the beach, but acceptable as a changing room for the children and resting place for my 80 yrs old mother. The swimming pool is wonderful, clean, sanitized. From the pool area, its a good foto opportunity, the place looks exemplary in pictures. The beach was not clean, small debris around, i.e. cigarette butts, snacks wrappers and small rocks that really hurts when you're barefoot. The water is clean and warm. We left about 5pm, total darkness on the road about 6pm, not advisable to travel in the night.
- Also Known As:
- Acuatico Beach Hotel San Juan
- Acuatico Beach Hotel
- Acuatico Beach Resort And Hotel
- Acuatico Beach Resort & Hotel Batangas/San Juan
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Acuatico Beach Resort is a premium leisure resort located in Laiya, San Juan, Batangas. Acuatico Beach Resort is just a two and a half hour drive south of Manila. It highlights an infinity edge swimming pool, with a Jacuzzi, a kiddie pool and a floating pool bar where you can relax while enjoying the cool breeze. Its modern design villas are equipped with state of the art LCD TV technology and deluxe room amenities. ... more less
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