Casa Amara: Hidden Gem in Batangas
Situated in San Juan, Batangas, this mansion-like house called Casa Amara. The owners Klaus and Gemma Kolb still like to call their resort as a private beach house since it is originally as their house vacation that was built in 2012. We stayed here for 3 days and 2 nights for the birthday celebration of my mom, husband, daughter and sister (yes four of them in same month haha!) last 2017.Since we are in 7 pax, we booked thru their FB page but you can check them as well in Airbnb (for 5pax). We got a Family Room C and B, a combination room with a veranda, it’s cost 11,000php per night (breakfast not yet included). Their rooms have a kitchen with complete utensils and other cooking stuffs. Check-in time is 1:00pm and Check-out is 11am.
I got amazed when we arrived at the mansion resort; the view is just spectacular and very relaxing. You will feel the homey vibes because of its cozy place. At our room veranda, you can clearly see the blue sky like it was connecting to the beach haha! You can tour as well at the resort and take a lot of your selfie photos and ready your pose haha!
The Pool and Beach
They have a single infinity pool with the amazing view of the sea. It is not big as like in other usual resorts but it is gorgeous as you and perfect for not crowded place. The beach is 10 minutes’ walk down on a rocky downhill path (and yes it is very tiring when we return at the house haha!). If you want to go snorkelling you can rent their gears for 250php (snorkeling shoes and goggles). The sand is not fine as other Batangas Beach, it is mixed with crushed corals and the water is really clear in which you can see the small fishes at the seashore. Beach has a rock formation where you can have the snorkeling because of the small lagoon and you can take aura photo as well haha!
If you want a less hassle preparation for your vacation, the resort also offers their buffet for 1,500php per head, inclusive of late lunch upon arrival, merienda, dinner and breakfast. But you have an option to bring your own food and cook with a corkage fee of 100php per head (per day). They have a common grill as well outside of their rooms (near at the entrance).
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NOTE: Phone signals are weak and sometimes not at all haha! But it is perfect for a family or barkada (friends) bonding.