Going Back to Villa Sulit at Baryo Hugom, San Juan, Batangas

Panagbenga Festival or swimming in a beach resort? “Swimming!” Pao chose the latter eagerly. Our son is not a finicky lad, he doesn’t care if it’s black or white sand beach as long as we are all together in a family getaway, that would be it. And so for his 14th birthday we will go back at Villa Sulit in Baryo Hugom in Laiya, San Juan, Batangas. Cheap resort but with clear water and breathtaking view.


stepping atop this awesome big rock will bring you more closer to nature and this is the reason why we went back at Villa Sulit

Fortunately, I found the contact number of the resort (c/o Sammy) from Virtual Tourist. As per inquiry, the big air-conditioned nipa hut is no longer available. What we had was a small nipa hut with sink, comfort room, one fan room and a balcony for P3,500 with inclusion of entrance fee. We were so glad because we were on a beachfront.


the nipa hut we occupied for 1 day and 1 night stay

Seven years back, we were greeted by dirt and dust as we were heading the 4-km road leading to the resort. But now it is convenient to travelers because the road is well-paved. From Pasay City we reached our destination in less than four hours. Thanks to my hubby for his research of making our time trip a bit shorter than our first time here. 

We passed by the new Casa Dolores Hotel as we were approaching the wide and spacious parking lot of Villa Sulit.  The old wooden house which we occupied on September 2005 was no longer there but new nipa huts which I guess five in all were visible in the area.  Indeed Villa Sulit had improved so much. That’s good!


the wide and spacious parking lot

Sammy assisted us immediately when we reached the resort. We began preparing for our lunch. My hubby grilled hotdogs and pork liempo. Pao, Shen, Ghie, Miko, Pol, Rion and Noel dashed into the water. At lunch time, delicious meals were served on the table. Can’t resist not to eat more than a cup of rice, whew!


lunch time with the beautiful view of the blue sea

After an hour, it was too inviting to sleep because of the refreshing wind coming from the sea. And so we doze off, Mama on the lead. Others went back in the water. By afternoon, I was so excited as we headed to the most beautiful spot near La Luz Resort which I call, the Big Rock. This is the first reason why I love to go back here.


the long stretch as seen atop the big rock

As we were walking on the shoreline, I was surprised to see resorts sprouted like mushrooms, lots of boats docked near the shore and lots of bathers on the water. Gone is the serene atmosphere of Baryo Hugom seven years ago. It was a noisy crowd now. I felt so sad seeing these changes.

But on the other hand this is good for local tourism.  A good sign that Baryo Hugom is now becoming a popular beach destination.


the breathtaking scenery atop the big rock

As we stepped atop the big rock, I felt I was on top of the world, venturing God’s wonderful creations. The view was still amazingly perfect, from the clear blue sky, down to the craggy rocks and to the limitless blue water below. I appreciated it more for our second step here. Going down, we discovered that there was another beautiful rock formation at the back of this huge rock. Awesome!


me and my daughter standing in a beautiful rock formation

When we went back to Villa Sulit, all of them immersed on the water while I proceeded to Casa Dolores to see the rooms. The manager allowed me to see the available rooms which were actually nice but the rate is quite above average. Satisfied with my ocular inspection, I went back to our nipa hut to prepare for dinner.


one of the cozy rooms of Casa Dolores

Dinner came. As usual, everyone’s tummy were full. So full that we stayed a while on the balcony and played Pinoy Genyo using my hubby’s galaxy tab. We didn’t swim anymore. After our kulitan, we explored along the long stretch to enjoy the night-time solitude. There was a fire lantern activity (P300) in one of the resorts and we enjoyed watching those beautiful fire lanterns swaying gently up in the sky.


the fire lantern at night

My hubby slept alone inside the tent. The kids lie down in bed inside the room with my sister and Noel. I joined the teens and momsie sleeping on the balcony, it was so cool here and safe. Time now for bed!

I awoke to the sound of my alarm clock at 5 am. I got up so excited holding my cam to capture my favorite sunrise photo. My hubby was still sleeping so I headed to the shore alone. I was surprised seeing lots of people sprawling on the sand, others were busy chatting with each other and others were holding cameras too. Noel was walking on the shore, savoring the moment with nature.  I was late.


Pao and the awesome big rock

I felt so nostalgic as I remember my sunrise photo activity here in 2005. I was sitting here, alone in the sand, same place, same time with so much serenity and tranquility. But now, noise of people talking and laughing engulfed the atmosphere. There’s no serenity anymore.

And there came the sun gracefully rising up to the sky. It was so beautiful as its rays spilled slowly to the calm water. This is where I felt the gentler world of the sea. The sensation was so thrilling and wonderful. The amazing sunrise in the beachfront is the second best thing I love here in Baryo Hugom.


the breath taking sunrise

It was so delightful eating together in a breakfast. The balcony was filled by our noise, laughter, conversation, sipping coffees and planning ahead for the next escapade. As all breads were eaten, off we went to the Big Rock to enjoy watching the breath-taking view. And of course, time for photo shooting again. Hahaha!


beautiful rocks along the way

Next activity, swimming on the beach. The water is still the same, it was crystal clear and safe to swim.  We can open our eyes while swimming underwater.  I should be thankful because the cleanliness of the water was maintained. Of all the beaches in Batangas that we’ve been, San Juan had the most clearest and cleanest water.  And this is the third and last beautiful thing i love here in Baryo Hugom.


among the beaches in Batangas, Laiya had the clearest water

We ate our lunch late because of non-stop swimming activity. We extended our stay until 1 pm. Sammy’s mother didn’t charge us anymore for our one hour extension. She thanked us and invited us to come back.

As long as there is the big rock, surely, we will go back, albeit the crowd and noise. Pao had enjoyed again his water adventure birthday.


my collection of our Laiya, Batangas beach escapade

Where would be our next destination Pao?


satisfied swimmers

Contact Info:

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77 thoughts on “Going Back to Villa Sulit at Baryo Hugom, San Juan, Batangas

    • Hi cam,
      There’s no resto inside and I’m not sure if there are eateries near the resort. But there are sari sari stores where you could buy breads or other basic goodies. Thanks for visiting.

    • Hi Angeline,
      Not exactly campsite, me area lang sila na pwede mag-pitch ng tent. They have grilling equipment but burners are for those staying in nipa hut only. Thanks for visiting.

  1. I have few questions:
    1. Are camping tents allowed for an overnight stay in Villa Sulit?

    2. How much is the fee for day tour (if there is) and can we pitch a tent?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Hi Ellie,
      Yes camping tents are allowed for overnight stay in Villa Sulit. You may text Sammy at 09278768746 for the rate for day tour. Thanks for visiting.

  2. can I get your updated contact numbers.. we would like to inquire for your overnight rates for 8 pax.

  3. Good am mam.. ask ko lang kung 3500 p0 b tlaga ung c0ttage? Kasi po last time nagpunta kmi dun is 2k lang same c0ttage.. balak ko po kasi isama mga kawork q dun.. wala kasi aqng c0ntact dun eh..

    • Hi arvin,
      P3,500 is for the nipa hut with one room, sink, private room and balcony (low season rate). P4,500 on peak season.

  4. Thank you for the nice reviews about villa sulit, that made me interested to go there. ask ko lang po, if I want to pitch in a tent, how much would it cost? and malalim po ba ang waters for swimming?

    • Hi Wendell,
      Thank you for the compliment. Sorry I have no idea how much it cost if you will only pitch a tent for your stay. In our case it was free since we occupied the nipa hut. Okay naman po ang lalim ng water. You may contact Sammy at this number 0927-8768746. Thanks for visiting.

  5. Good morning. From villa sulit, is there a way to go to the “the rock” without having to pass through la luz? I heard la luz security guards will not allow you to pass through their area (just read a blog). Thanks.

    • Hi Belle,
      Sorry I have no idea how to go to the big rock without passing La Luz. Our contact person told us there is no restriction in going to the big rock. In our two visits to Villa Sulit there were no security guards in the vicinity of La Luz so we were able to go to the big rock not only once but twice. Maybe they are prohibiting outsiders if there is an event or special occasion held on the resort especially on the beachfront.Thanks for visiting.

  6. Hello,
    I would like to know how much is the nipa hut.. can we cook inside the hut.. what other activities the teenager can enjoy.. where can we buy the food.. can you send me your reply thru my email mentioned. i am so much interested with the place..
    thank you.

    • Hi Edna Serrano,
      Nipa Hut on lean season – P3,500, P4,500 on peak season… yes you can cook, gas stove is provided… swimming and strolling around at the big rock are the activities to enjoy at the resort… there are karinderya nearby for your lunch or dinner…
      thanks for visiting…

    • Hi Hazel,

      I’ve been calling din po ng contact number ni Kuya Sammy pero unattended na lagi ‘yon. Baka po may ibang number na siya.

  7. hi,

    sa lahat po na nag tatanung ng contact number, ito po marites reglos 09099457571. madali po sya k usap. :-) nka reserve n po kmi pumyag siya ng 10pm check in then 4pm check out :-).. thanks po s blog niyo mam very helpfull ung details

  8. maam ask ko lng po my coutage po b kau n 1500 2k ang range po kc un lng po buget namin april2 po ng hpon kmi punta and april 3 ng mga 11 po ng umga alis namin ask ko lng po if pwede slmt poh

  9. Meron po ba long table lang for day stay? magkano? pa text naman po details, punta kasi kami sa sunday 04/05 at sa next sat 04/11 pde po patext details, 0917-6654399

    • Hi Jigz,

      Yes meron po silang long table kung ayaw ninyong mag-rent ng nipa huts nila. Entrance fee lang po ang babayaran ninyo. P100 po yata per head.

  10. pwede po ba namen mahinge contact number kung sino pwdeng makausap para mg inquire? balak po kc nming mgpareserve s april 28, overnyt… plz, reply..

    • Hi goodwill elementary school/jenny,
      Try this contact number po of Ms. Marites Reglos – +639099457571. thanks for visiting my site…

  11. Paki pm naman po ng number ng resort yung active po ngayon.magi-inquire lang po kami..o paki text nalang po sa #09994318711.. thanks..

  12. Nagpaplano po kami this summer na magswimming. At mukhang maganda po dito kaya gusto ko po sana humingi ng contact # po sa resort na to. please txt me @ 0946-8942-901.

    Thank you. I hope you will text me. ^_^

    • Hi Jonhel Potestad,
      Maganda po talaga sa San Juan malinis ang water. Try ninyo po kung active pa ang contact numbers na ito 09099457571 or 09162038366. thanks for visiting my site.

  13. Magandang Araw we are Planning po na magpunta this March 20 2016 magkanu po ang entrance fee ng adult at bata? at magkanu po ang Nipa Hut in that same date po,,, maraming Salamat…

  14. Do you have any contacy number aside from 0909 kasi globe user ako. I’d like to ask some question sana regarding in your resort. Thanks

  15. Hi bakit po laging incorrect ang sonasbi pag tinatwagan q ung globe?tpos ung smart nmn unattended..may iba pa po bang pwede mtwagan?

    • Hi eunice patricia verano,
      P3,500 po pag di peak season, P4,500 po pag peak season. Thanks for visiting my site.

  16. Inquiring po about a suitable overnight stay at your resorts to accommodate 30 to 35 persons this coming May14th leaving on May15th! I’m also looking for a reasonable rate just for an overnight stay. Pls let me know ASAP. Just kindly send me an email at:

    • Si Stephy,
      please try this contact number if still active – 09099457571… thanks for visiting my site.

  17. Hi, I would like to ask for the updated contact number for inquiries. Thankyou.
    hoping to go there by the 1st week of june

    • Hi G,
      I’m not sure if this is still active, try na lang po… 09099457571… look for Ms. Marites Reglos…. thanks for visiting my site

  18. Great blog about laiya beach i never thought of how beautiful it is but after reading your blog with so many informations and wonderful pictures especially the heartshaped sandbar and rock formations what could i ask for..this is it, precisely! what ive been looking for which is very accessible and affordable but without compromising the beauty of the place, so Laiya your the next in our adventurous journey…..
    credits to the blogger
    Thank you so much!

  19. Hi there!

    Thanks for sharing your experience. Ask ko lang po kung need po talaga ng reservation bago pumunta ng Villa Sulit? Then kung malaki po ba yun space for tents? And how much po yun entrance fee if overnight or daytime lang po? Balak po kasi namen mag sidetrip after our hike. Thanks po.

    • Hi Jhelay,
      If not naman po peak season and you will only pitch a tent, I think you don’t need to reserve na for the space. P100 po before ang entrance. Try to call na lang po this contact number if it is still active – +63909-9457571. Enjoy your stay. Thank you for visiting my site.

      • Thank you po! Is there any way for you to help na rin kung paano makarating ng Villa Sulit from Brgy. Hugom? Kung di niyo po alam, okay lang po. Nagbakasakali lang. :)

  20. tanung ko lang po kung meron bang pwede arkilahin na videokehan at magkano. and mag kano ung cottege na front beach lng po at pwede mag ihaw one day tour lng po kase kame uwian lang 5am hangang 5pm lng kame ng march 6 2017

    • Hi billy joe cerilla,
      Kindly ask na lang po this contact number ng resort if still active – 09099457571. thanks for visiting my site.

    • Hi Ariz Mendoza,

      Please try to text or call na lang po these contact numbers of the resort if still active – 09162038366 / 09099457571. Thanks for visiting my site.

  21. Hello po,

    We would like to inquire kung sino po pwede maging contact sa villa sulit,

    We have plan to go an outing there…

    thank you for your promt response.

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