Top 10 Beach Resorts In Lian, Batangas, Philippines - Updated 2024

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Set in the Batangas province, Lian is a quaint municipality and a seaside paradise in the Philippines. It is approximately over a two-and-a-half-hour drive from the National Capital Region, making it a favorite hideaway destination for city dwellers temporarily escaping the concrete jungle. While for the locals, it is one of the best places for a staycation in Batangas. Lian is home to Matabungkay Beach, which is famous for its sandy shores and gentle breeze that attract surfers. If you are into beach-hopping, you can add Talim, Matuod, and San Diego beaches to your itinerary. You cannot wrap up your Batangas holiday without tasting the famous Batangas Lomi. You can try out the food at Kubo Lomiyo and Alvino’s Lomi & Silog. Do you need help with accommodation at this beautiful destination? If so, browse through this list of the top beach resorts in Lian, Batangas, Philippines.

Events to look out for:

  • The annual Balsa Festival, which usually happens in the month of April or May, pays homage to local tourism. The vibrant celebration features exciting Balsa decoration and Balsa race, and several other competitions.

Popular picks in Lian:

  • Offer your prayers at Archdiocesan Shrine and Parish of St. John the Baptist, which is also the first catholic shrine of St. John The Baptist in Asia.

  • Nature enthusiasts can rent a bike and head to Lolo bird bike trail and capture picturesque views of the beautiful landscape.

Travel advisory:

  • As per a notice shared by the officials on March 29th, 2024, locals are advised to wear face masks to avoid the spread of Pertussis or Whooping Cough.

  • Common modes of transport in Lian are buses, jeepneys, or tricycles.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to beach. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 09, 2024.

Beach life in Lian

Nestled within the province of Batangas, Lian beckons beachcombers with its array of stunning beaches. Lian Beach invites visitors to indulge in island hopping, snorkeling, and exhilarating banana boat rides. Meanwhile, Talim Beach offers a serene escape, where one can swim or luxuriate in the sun amidst rocky shores or explore the seabed teeming with vibrant corals.

Yet, it is Matabungkay Beach that steals the spotlight with its distinctive grayish-black sands. Here, guests can rent floating cottages and try thrilling water sports such as banana boat rides, UFO, or jet skiing. Also, it’s best to visit during low tide when you can view the corals, ensuring an unforgettable coastal experience.

Beach resorts in Lian

1. El Pueblo de Hermano Resort by Cocotel (from USD 64)

El Pueblo de Hermano Resort by Cocotel has a sandy beach area and an indoor pool, offering patrons the best of both worlds. While check-in is usually at 2 pm, you may request early check-in that’s approved on a case-by-case basis.

Rooms in the resort are air-conditioned and Wi-Fi-ready. Towels and toiletries are provided for guests’ convenience. Once you leave the comforts of your accommodation, you can have a barbecue or sample fares in the on-site restaurant. The world-famous Taal Volcano is 41 km (25 mi) from the property, in case you plan to visit it on a day trip. I am always curious to visit new places, and the resort’s proximity to Taal Volcano adds to its charm for me.

  • Property highlights: You can explore the nearby islands as this resort provides island tours.
  • Nearest beach: The beach is just steps away from the property.
  • Beach access: Private
  • Suggested rooms/units: The Deluxe King comes with a balcony to admire the sea view and a mini bar to chill your favorite drinks.
  • Activities/tours: Island tours and snorkeling are offered here.
  • Ideal for: Both families and couples as the resort amenities cater to both.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "overall experince was ok pool was there to provide alternate activities in the area if the beach is on LOW Tide which 80% of the time of our stay it was on LOW tide beach is not swimable due to lots of moss on the sand even on the high tide but going farther will give you clear and cleaner water , kids enjoyed exploration on the beach on low tide..." - Faye (Philippines)
Stayed at this property?

El Pueblo De Hermano by Cocotel

Address: Sitio Matuod Brgy. Binubusan, Lian, Batangas, Philippines, 4216
20.62 km (12.9 mi) from Mount Batulao

Parking Restaurant Non-smoking rooms Free parking Outdoor pool Non-smoking throughout Air conditioning Designated smoking area

2. Matabungkay Beach Resort and Hotel (from USD 89)


Posted by Matabungkay Beach Resort on Thursday, December 21, 2023

With 4-star amenities, guests at Matabungkay Beach Resort and Hotel are sure to enjoy a luxurious holiday in Lian, Batangas. This beach resort with a pool allows you to enjoy a less salty swim in the outdoor swimming pool. Sunloungers dot the area so you can unwind after a refreshing soak. For a swim with the waves, you can always head to the beach to your heart’s content.

When choosing an accommodation, I’m constantly on the lookout for exciting activities, and this property truly delivers on all fronts. Besides swimming, patrons can enjoy spa treatments, karaoke, billiards, and biking around the area. On-site dining and a bar are available as well. With room service, you can indulge in delicious fares without leaving your personal space on lazy days.

  • Property highlights: Kids will love splashing into the sea via the Overwater Park Slide.
  • Nearest beach: The resort is a few steps away from the beach
  • Beach access: Private
  • Beach amenities: Cabanas
  • Suggested rooms/units: The Sunset Studio and Rooms feature a verandah to enjoy the beach views and capture beautiful sunsets.
  • Activities/tours: The resort offers water sports such as snorkeling, jet skis, banana boats, kayaks, pedal boats, and bangkas (small fishing boats).
  • Ideal for: Couples and families as there are suitable accommodations for both and also kid-friendly amenities for the little ones.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "The resort is a little less than 2 hours away from Cavite. One pool is deep enough for some laps. Though the beach is quite shallow, swim to nearby deeper waters or rent a boat to snorkel..." - Maria (Philippines)
Stayed at this property?

Matabungkay Beach Hotel

Wheelchair accessible

Address: Lian Batangas, Lian, Batangas, Philippines
22.58 km (14.1 mi) from Mount Batulao

3. Coral Beach Club (from USD 79)

Looking for the best beach resort near Matabungkay Beach? Offering a dreamy location, Coral Beach Club is a paradise for beach lovers. It sleeps guests in accommodations with accessible Wi-Fi. Select rooms have the best view of the sea. Besides a beach area, this resort offers an outdoor pool and a hot tub. The on-site restaurant offers delicious fares and special diet menus, including kosher.

At Coral Beach Club, guests may avail themselves of airport transfer services. Patrons with service vehicles can take advantage of free parking on site. With bike rentals, you will enjoy exploring the area the old-school way. If you love to try new experiences like me, you can try the various water sports, diving, and snorkeling here.

  • Property highlights: Relish scrumptious and dine alfresco admiring the breathtaking sea views at the The Clubhouse Bar & Restaurant.
  • Nearest beach: Matabungkay Beach is just a few steps away.
  • Beach access: Private
  • Suggested rooms/units: The beach view rooms on the ground and second floor allow you to relish sea views and capture beautiful sunsets.
  • Activities/tours: The resort can arrange for water sports (scuba, jet ski, banana boat, flying fish), boating, island hopping, and bamboo rafts.
  • Ideal for: Both families and couples thanks to comfortable accommodations and amenities.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "... The beach isn't as pristine as the beaches further down south but the water is clean and you can get some very beautiful sunsets." - Soil Stradivarius (Dave)
Stayed at this property?

Coral Beach Club

Wheelchair accessible

Address: Lian Matabungkay, Lian, Batangas, Philippines, 4216
21.93 km (13.7 mi) from Mount Batulao

Other accommodations near the beach

4. White House, Batangas (from USD 187)

If you prefer guesthouses to crowded resorts, White House, Batangas, might pique your interest. This three-bedroom retreat lies strategically on Matabungkay Beach, providing guests easy access to sandy shores and sparkling waters. This beachfront property also features a garden with sun loungers where you can cool down under shady trees. With a fully equipped kitchen, preparing picnic food is a breeze. Barbecue facilities are accessible as well.

Guests with service vehicles can avail themselves of the on-site free parking.

  • Property highlights: Bring your furry friends along for a beach getaway filled with fun, as pets are welcome here. Plus, enjoy ample outdoor space for them to roam and play.
  • Nearest beach: This property is just steps away from Matabungkay Beach.
  • Beach access: Public
  • Activities/tours: The property can arrange for diving, canoeing, fishing, windsurfing, snorkeling, island hopping, and fish feeding.
  • Ideal for: Families and business groups as there is ample outdoor space for team building and bonding.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "The beach area was rocky, well it's given since the resort is located at Lian Batangas, but if you're a fan of water activities, Island hopping is recommended which a lot of locals are offering it within the site." - Rolando (Philippines)
Stayed at this property?

White House, Batangas

Wifi Available

Address: Matabungkay Beach, Batangas
21.94 km (13.7 mi) from Mount Batulao

Parking Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Non-smoking rooms

5. Half Moon Village and Beach House powered by Cocotel (from USD 31)

Half Moon Village and Beach House powered by Cocotel is a budget-friendly lodge with lovely tropical aesthetics. It is a stroll away from the beach, making it a fantastic home base for watersports enthusiasts. Here, couples may book a standard two-person room, while families may opt for a more spacious superior family room or a deluxe villa.

In this lodge, guests can start their mornings with an American breakfast in the on-site restaurant. You may also rent barbecue facilities for afternoon cookouts. For a fun-filled time, belt out your favorite songs on the karaoke machine that you can also borrow for a fee.

  • Nearest beach: The beach is just steps away.
  • Suggested rooms/units: The spacious Premium Room 2, which comes with a balcony to admire the surroundings.
  • Ideal for: Families and couples are there are suitable rooms for both.
  • "...The beachfront rooms is a gem and the beach is such an amazing view in the morning ❤️" - Quirino Luis Catral
Stayed at this property?

Half Moon Village and Beach House powered by Cocotel

Address: Sitio Mountainside Brgy, San Diego Lian Batangas
19.35 km (12.1 mi) from Mount Batulao

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Garden Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Air conditioning Parking on site

6. Blue Beach Home (from USD 496)

Nothing less #bluebeachhome #beach1111

Posted by Blue Beach Home on Friday, September 9, 2022

Give in to temptations and reward yourself with a seaside holiday in Lian. Complete the vacation plans by securing this dreamy 4-bedroom waterfront retreat that can accommodate up to 15 guests. This rental is the perfect base if you love to explore new places with your family or group of friends like me. Besides the scenery, the Spanish colonial design of the house is a sight to behold as well. It is functional too, housing a fully equipped kitchen, an outdoor grill, Wi-Fi, and attached bathrooms.

The outdoor space offers a lush landscape with al fresco dining, hammocks, swings, and the best views of the sea.

  • Property highlights: Indulge in a peaceful vacation at this Spanish home overlooking the waters of the South China Sea.
  • Nearest beach: The beach is just a few steps away.
  • Beach access: Private
  • Beach amenities: Beach towels, umbrella, beach blanket, snorkeling gear, and outdoor shower.
  • Activities/tours: The property offers island hopping, fish feeding, snorkeling, banana boat ride, jet ski, and more.
  • Ideal for: Families and large groups as there are several indoor and outdoor spaces for bonding activities.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "We especially enjoyed the beach. The sand was not mabato unlike nearby beaches such as calatagan or nasugbu. Water is clean and clear. During the afternoon, when it's low tide, we were able to see starfish, sea urchins and crabs. There are also fresh seafood vendors roving around the beach. We also took a 2 hr boat ride to see nearby islands and swim. Overall, I recommend this place. " - Jacqueline (Philippines)
Stayed at this property?
Lian, Calabarzon, Philippines
19.89 km (12.4 mi) from Mount Batulao
45 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 16 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
bright clean and spacious
very kept clean and quiet
sharon and jorge’s place is a quiet clean spacious and calming place
the staff is helpful
communication with the host has been excellent throughout
host is very responsive and made few adjustments based on our needs
the house has everything you need to feel right at home and the staff are very helpful
the beach house has everything you need and the caretakers where very helpful
a perfect place to detach from reality
the place is good for big groups it's the prefect getaway from the busy city life
Read more reviews

7. Batangas Ruiz Beach House (from USD 149)

For vacationers on the hunt for family-friendly accommodations in Lian, this homey beach house might be the one for you. It is a stroll away from the beach and offers two kayaks for a more fun-filled time in the water.

The property features a spacious parking lot that can fit four vehicles. With three bedrooms, three baths, a fully equipped kitchen, plenty of lounge spaces, and Wi-Fi, you’ll have everything you need for a comfortable stay. This Airbnb welcomes up to 12 guests, and pets are allowed too!

  • Nearest beach: The beach is just a two-minute walk away.
  • Activities/tours: Along with kayaking, you can coordinate with the host to arrange for a private bangka for a trip to Fortune Island.
  • Ideal for: Families and a group of friends thanks to the useful amenities.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "...The beach is only a few steps away and you get 24/7 access. It’s also a sandy beach. You might want to do island hopping if you wish to go snorkeling. Beach is a bit mossy but nothing too alarming. The water wasn’t too salty either that it hurts your eye when you don’t have goggles on." - Patricia Bien (Philippines)
Stayed at this property?
Lian, Calabarzon, Philippines
19.66 km (12.3 mi) from Mount Batulao
99 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 6 Beds 12 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we are lucky also to be the first to use the newly installed smart tv
hope there would be a pool in the house hihihi
the house is clean and well maintained
the place is clean beds and sheets smells good
very spacious and clean
house was clean acu smooth store nearby perfect beach not deep almost no rocks private
the rooms are clean spacious and very well lit
the host is very responsive
great host and very accommodating
ruby were very responsive
host and caretaker: accommodating and responsive to our needs and concerns/questions
our host abe is really responsive and very accommodating
great place very near the beach
excellent location (just a minute walk from the beach) and very nice host(ms
the house's proximity to the beach is excellent just a few minutes walk
but all in all good place for many people and near the beach
the beach is walking distance and safe for children
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8. Beachfront guesthouse with a swimming pool (from USD 340)

This three-bedroom accommodation boasts a modern design with soft tones, elegant rustic details, and plenty of natural light adding beauty to it. Conveniently, it offers a kitchen with stainless appliances, a roomy dining area, and four baths.

Impressed? Wait till you see what’s outside. The house fronts the sea and has a private beach area and a swimming pool guests can enjoy. A trampoline, thatched-roof cottages, a private boardwalk, and a boat (for rent) are bonuses.

  • Nearest beach: Just steps away from the property.
  • Beach access: Private.
  • Beach amenities: Outdoor showers.
  • Activities/tours: The host can arrange for island hopping on a rented boat and snorkeling gears.
  • Ideal for: Families with children as the property has a large and a kiddie pool.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

-“…It is a beach front resort but the beach is not swimmable, you need to take a boat ride around 15mins. to enjoy the beach. However, you can stay at their boardwalk in the late afternoon and enjoy the breathtaking view of the sunset!!! This is majestic…” - Veronica

Stayed at this property?
Batangas, Calabarzon, Philippines
19.7 km (12.3 mi) from Mount Batulao
159 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 12 Guests 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice view too we cooked our own food the kitchen is complete with cooking utensils
no wifi but the signal for globe works better than smart
swimming pool was a nice touch
we enjoyed the pool and chilling in the kubo
then the rooms were nice as well
the house is clean and spacious
clean with nice pool and trampoline for kids
the house was clean and organized
linen looks and feels clean
the place is really clean and nice
care takers were nice
the host is very responsive and accommodating with your queries & sudden requests
april was helpful in answering all our questions
the caretaker was also helpful and made sure our needs were attended
host is very responsive and accomodating
location is a bit secluded but safe
plus points for the friendly dogs that roam the place
the house has really a great location to witness the sunset
awesome place it's a long ride but it's really worth it when you get there
will surely recommend this place
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9. Stardust Beach Hotel (from USD 51)

Make your beach vacation fantasies become a reality by securing a room at Stardust Beach Hotel. This budget-friendly hotel is conveniently located within a walking distance from the sandy Matabungkay Beach. Patrons who stay on the property can take advantage of the outdoor and indoor pools. Also, the hotel has an in-house restaurant offering Asian and European cuisines.

Stardust Beach Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel that welcomes pets for no charge and offers pet bowls for convenience.

  • Property highlights: After a long beach day, you can request a relaxing massage at this property to rejuvenate.
  • Nearest beach: Just 50 m (164.04 ft) away from Matabungkay Beach.
  • Beach amenities: Beach towels
  • Suggested rooms/units: The Double Room features a private patio and offers a pool view.
  • Activities/tours: The resort can arrange for balsa, bangka, and jet ski rentals.
  • Ideal for: Families as there is a spacious family room and a kiddie pool.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "The beach that time was shallow because of the low tide, which made swimming challenging, but the sunset is really beautiful! That compensates it!" - Bruno (Belgium)
Stayed at this property?

Stardust Beach Hotel

8.1 User Rating Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Matabungkay Beach, Batangas
21.97 km (13.7 mi) from Mount Batulao

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace

10. Bahay Pambuhan

This two-bedroom beach house is in a gated property that opens directly to the beach. Besides the scenic waterscape, towering palms and lush tropical plants adorn the setting. This three-bath haven is a traditional Filipino house with a cool and airy atmosphere. It is family-friendly, equipped to accommodate up to 16 guests, and also pet-friendly. Wi-Fi is not available, so guests can just disconnect and live in the present.

  • Nearest beach: The beach is right outside the property.
  • Ideal for: Families and business outings as there is ample outdoor space for fun and team-building activities.
Stayed at this property?
Lian, Calabarzon, Philippines
22.6 km (14.1 mi) from Mount Batulao
20 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 6 Beds 16 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
cookwares were clean and ready to use
the house was great it was well-ventilated clean well-maintained and was generally a very comfy beach house
thanks to the owner and caretakers
the host maia was also very responsive since the beginning
friendly host and caretaker are very accomodating
and also the host maia is very responsive on all my queries
the caretakers were very respectful and attentive to our needs
we really enjoyed our stay the location of bahay pambuhan is really perfect for a family getaway
great place for a quick family/friends getaway
Read more reviews

Unwind in Lian's sandy beaches

Batangas is home to many coastal paradises and seaside towns. And it is no wonder why watersports enthusiasts and sun-seekers are lured to Lian, Batangas’ private beach resorts. To find the perfect vacation home for you, use this list of top beach resorts in town as your guide.

If you wish to extend your vacation for a day, you can make a quick detour and experience the heritage-themed things to do in Taal.

Frequently asked questions about the top beach resorts in Lian, Batangas, Philippines

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