Serene lake side resort-hotel you must visit @ Laurel Batangas

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Swimming is a top of mind summer adventure. Summer vacation is never complete without having a dose of vitamin sea or a dip in the pool.

Are you’re looking for a place away from the hustle and bustle of the city, a place that offers peace and serenity. How about a visit to a nature friendly resort? We know just the right place for you.

Together with family and friends, we spent long weekend during Lenten season on a swimming adventure. Due to peak season, it wasn’t easy to find a place that it is not overcrowded. After some searches online, we found fascinating photos of this resort, photos itself will convince you to book right away.

Calinisan Hotel & Resort is a perfect place to have a get away from your busy schedule. The place has a homely ambiance and the scenery which envelopes the place will surely calm your stressed mind.

Resort amenities

Hotel rooms

We are lucky enough to booked the last two rooms available. Though we were not able to choose rooms, at least one room has a perfect view of Taal lake and volcano. Room features TV, mini fridge and may have coffee makers as well, Depending on the room type, some has Jacuzzi and bathtub.


Packed foods is allowed in the resort, with corkage fee of Php 50/ head. Given that we are travelling with kids, we opt to dine in the restaurant to lessen the hassle of preparations.

It took an hour before our lunch was served, and kids were already impatient and excited to swim. For dinner and breakfast, restaurant staff took orders in advance so we had our dinner just on time.

Cottages & grilling area

Garden seating area

This area serves as an events place, a great choice for garden wedding and other nature friendly photo shoot

Outdoor pool area

Welcome to their instagrammable pool area. It was a splendid pool of colors at night. Indeed a relaxing view and a picture perfect background. What I like about their pool is the elevated part along the pool side where toddlers/ kids can enjoy swimming on their own ( of course, with adult supervision ).

pool of colors
pool of colors

Lakeside benches and outdoor Activities

The downside is you cannot swim in the lake as it is prohibited. You will not even try because of the stench of fish when you are near the water, not sure what it is though. But there are outdoor activities for the group, a great place for team building or family gathering.

volleyball court

Other activities

  • Boat ride to Taal crater – 2000 ( good for 10 pax )
  • Trekking to Taal crater entrance – 100 / head
  • Horseback riding – 500 / head
  • Jetski – 4000 / hour
  • Fish feeding – 50 / 50 grams
  • Massage – 700 / hour
  • Billiard – 200 / hour
  • Table tennis – 200 / hour
  • Darts – 100 / hour

Rooms, rates and price review

Rooms- rates come with complimentary breakfast

  • DAY TOUR rates (8am – 6pm)
    • Entrance- 250 / head
    • Cottage – 700 ( good for 10pax )
    • Kalesa – 500 ( good for 5 pax )
    • Private cottage – 2000 ( good for 15 pax )
  • OVERNIGHT rates (6pm – 12mn)
    • Entrance – 300 / head
    • Cottage – 800 ( good for 10pax )
    • Kalesa ( good for 5 pax )
    • Private cottage – 2500 ( good for 15 pax )

I would say room rate is a little pricey. A room for four would cost about Php 1200 – 1400/head. Kids three years old and below is free of charge but older kids are required to pay entrance fee (if not included in the headcount per room). Food is affordable though there’s not much variety on their menu.

How to get there

The fastest route is via Talisay – Tanauan road by private car. If northbound, take South Luzon expressway /STAR tollway. Take Tanauan city exit towards Tanauan/Laurel/Talisay /Tagaytay. Follow Talisay-Laurel Rd. and Agoncillo-Laurel Rd. Continue for about 14km., destination will be on the left. You may also use Google maps or Waze.

Inquiries and reservation

You may send email to or directly message their FB page. You can also reach their mobile numbers 0945-2061-587 / 0929-9688-507. Resort’s receptionist is very responsive so inquiry and booking won’t be a hassle.

Our overall experience was great. Hotel staff are friendly and accommodating. The place is fascinating and tranquil, just right for your well deserved vacation. For more travel ideas and hangout spots, visit and follow our blog and we’ll keep you updated. Don’t forget to share this article!

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