Our family of four adults and three young children had a wonderful weekend at Tamaraw Beach Resort. After driving to Batangas Pier (P 350 for parking from Friday morning until Sunday afternoon), the barkers descended on us as we entered the building. We wish we had shouldered our own bags and figured out what we were doing on our own; the barkers made us feel rushed and uncertain of what was happening. We bought round trip tickets on the Galerian Line at P550 per person; the bangka – outrigger canoe -- took us directly to Tamaraw so there were no hassles with over-inflated jeepney and trike prices.
The setting and seclusion of the resort make it a tropical paradise.
Our pink cottage near the beach (#23) met every expectation and then some; it featured AC, hot showers (low pressure), a laundry sink and area in the back for washing sandy feet, a large veranda and patio, and a kitchen. We weren’t expecting the latter and brought no food with us so we couldn’t use it. The restaurant food was good; the service was very slow but we played games while we waited. Hopefully the new restaurant being constructed will be more efficient. The complimentary shuttle took us to Luca’s Pizzeria for lunch and came to get us at no extra charge. Customer service from the front desk was helpful.
Our trip home on the outrigger was rough on the open sea but the boat crew was savvy and did a good job of getting us safely through the waves.
We heartily recommend this resort and hope to return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This beach resort in Puerto Galera offers rooms and units furnished with private toilet and bath, writing desk and chair, and balcony/deck. They also have apartment and studio style units that has a kitchen with complete cooking utensils and refrigerator. They have facilities needed for wind surfing, boating, and snorkeling. They also have a beautifully designed al fresco restaurant so you can enjoy the beautiful sunset while eating your delicious meals. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tamaraw Beach Hotel Puerto Galera