Stilts Batangas is also known as Maldives-Inspired resort of the Philippines. What made the beach unique is the floating cottages built with stilts over the water.
Their floating cottages have 8 rooms. Better reserve ahead of time if you are planning to stay here as they are normally fully booked. I was told that the rate for the floating cottage would cost 10,000-20,000. Additional person is 1,300Php with maximum capacity of up to 10 people.
They also have various activities to choose from for an affordable rate like kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, pedal boat and banana boat. If you want to go diving, Snorkeling set, booties, flippers and diving gears can be rented. If you want an activity that is for free, you can go biking, volleyball, billiards, and pony rides.
The resort has three coastlines: Destiny, Serenity and Harmony Beach. Our open hut is located at Harmony. One thing I hate about the package tour we availed is that, there is no tour coordinator assisting us. It was already late when we found out about Serenity and Destiny Beach.
What I like most with the resort is the inspirational and positive messages dispersed around the place.
I was told that these are the quotations taken from books loved by the owner. The staffs are also accommodating and their quality of service is way beyond satisfactory.
Outside the restaurant is a soothing place to eat.
They also have swimming pools.
The place was just beautiful. Pictures are not enough to explain how stunned I was to be here.
Day Tours: 385 Peak Season
350 Off Peak rate
Via Public Transportation
- From Pasay City near MRT EDSA Taft station, take a bus bound for Calatagan, Batangas (Crow Bus or Celyrosa Bus). First trip to Calatagan is at 4:00AM and last trip is at 4:30PM. You can opt to take a commuter van if you fancy. They’re parked at the basement of Metropoint Mall in EDSA-Taft Pasay.
- There are also buses going to Calatagan from Manuela Metropolis Alabang (Metropolis Mall). Travel time from Manila is about 3 hours, via Aguinaldo Highway – Tagaytay – Nasugbu. Rate is Php150 – Php180.
- Alight at the bus terminal in Calatagan town proper and take a tricycle to Bgy. Bagong Silang (Php100 – Php150). Be ready for a bumpy ride.Going home, the last van trip is at 4:00PM, so make sure to leave earlier. Ask the tricycle driver to pick you up since transportation is not easy outside the resort.
Via Private Transportation
- If you are going to Calatagan via private car, just take SLEX and exit at Sta Rosa.
- Drive towards Tagaytay via Aguinaldo highway in Cavite or Santa Rosa, Laguna.
- Follow the directions to Nasugbu, Batangas. This highway goes straight all the way to the junction of Palico.
- From Palico junction, you will pass by Lian, before entering the town of Calatagan. Just drive straight and turn right when you see the Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort signage.
- Continue driving until you reach the guard house. Present your ID and proof of reservation to gain access to the premises. They do not allow walk-ins.