5 Reasons Why Laiya in Batangas is a Great Team Building Destination

It’s summer once again and for employees, it’s the perfect time to hold team-building outings! It’s not just a chance to go out of town and have fun at the company’s expense (hopefully!); it’s also an opportunity to establish camaraderie with colleagues and get to know each other outside the suffocating confines of the workplace.

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From Philippinewatchclub.org

Fortunately, there is no shortage of exciting locations within and outside Metro Manila for team-buildings. Laiya in San Juan, Batangas is a steady favorite among those who are looking for a convenient and affordable location to gather employees in one location. Here are the top reasons why holding your team-building in Laiya is a fantastic idea:

It’s less than 3 hours from Manila

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From Flickr.com

Not everyone is up for spending hours on the road just to get to their destination, especially for overnight trips. The nearer the location is to the city, the better. Laiya is just 2 ½ hours from Manila by car and there are plenty of transportation options available for those who don’t their own automobiles. There’s a bus available from Manila to Batangas and you can also avail of shuttle services when you reach Laiya.

The beaches are lovely

From playalaiyabeachproperty.blogspot.com.
From playalaiyabeachproperty.blogspot.com.

You can’t expect Boracay-quality beaches in Laiya, but for those who don’t care if the sand is super fine and powdery white should find Laiya’s beaches worth the short journey. The water is safe and crystal-clear and the scenery is breathtaking for a location that is so near Manila. You will still get all the scenic beauty you need for those Instagram shots.

There’s much to do aside from hanging out at the beach

From pinoymountaineer.com
From pinoymountaineer.com

Indeed, Laiya has numerous options for those who want to do something other than taking selfies at the beach. Most resorts offer water sports activities such as kayaking and scuba diving or boat trips to see fish, turtles, and corals. You can also have a great time off the water by going horseback riding or climbing Mt. Daguldol.

It’s affordable

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From mayijustsaysomething.wordpress.com

Bus fares from Manila to Batangas costs around 200 pesos only (one-way). Cheap eats are abundant; Laiya is home to the tastiest lomi and goto in the province, which is definitely affordable compared to hotel or resort food.

Accommodations are plenty

Because Laiya has become a popular vacation destination, different types of accommodations have sprouted all over this part of San Juan. From backpacker lodges to luxury resorts, there’s quality accommodation for every type of traveler.

For team-buildings, it’s best to find a resort that is equipped with everything you will need, from comfortable accommodations to recreational facilities. One of the most recommended resorts for this purpose is Palm Beach Resort in Barangay Hugom. It offers private and tranquil retreat from the busier locations in Laiya, with its spacious accommodations and magnificent views of the ocean.

The resort’s rustic, Balinese-inspired rooms will definitely take the stress out of your body and mind.

They have excellent facilities for relaxation and extreme team building!

Palm Beach Resort also has great promos as well. As of 12 February 2016, these are the promos you can enjoy:

Away on a Weekday

Valid for check-in: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday


  • Full-board meals (Lunch upon arrival, PM snack, dinner and breakfast)
  • Complimentary parking
  • Welcome drinks
  • All day supply of drinking water
  • Free shuttle services within the resort for senior citizens and PWDs
  • Free Wi-Fi access in designated areas
  • Free- flowing brewed coffee at the main pavilion
  • Use of Infinity pools, Jacuzzi, and cabanas


Great Group Getaways

Exclusive treats for day-trippers. Rate is PHP 1250 per head for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays. PHP 1100 per head for Monday to Thursday. Travel period is from 1 March to 30 June 2016 (Except Holy week).


  • Welcome drinks
  • AM snack, lunch and PM snack
  • Drinking water
  • Batangas brewed coffee
  • Use of infinity pool
  • Cabana rental is additional P2500
  • Daytrip is from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Prior reservation is required to guarantee your booking. Not valid in conjunction with other discounts and promos. For direct bookings, visit www.palmbeachlaiya.com. For inquiries, call 850-9544, 836-8956, 0920-9388425, 0920-9289432, 0917-8844425, or 0917-6287439.