Aside from its famous landmarks such as the Shrine of Valor in Mt. Samat, Corregidor Island, Bataan Nuclear Plant, and Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Bataan also boasts of beautiful beaches with natural settings and clear waters.
The Philippines.com lists four amazing beaches to stay while in Bataan. If you want further information and want to book in advance, the following beach resorts and hotels can be accessed through their websites.
1. Morong Star Beach Resort
Located 6 km away from the Pawikan Conservation Center, this resort at Panibatuhan, Morong offers great comfort and entertainment for its visitors. With terraces for each room, they have air conditioned rooms, swimming pool and beach, and great activities. Their Adventure Park offers zip line rides, water rides, volleyball and many more, in addition to island hopping.
2. Miami Heat Beach Resort
One of the finest luxury beach resort located at Barangay Nagbalayong, Morong, Bataan, this resort is within the protected park of Pawikan Conservation Center. The stunning view of the sunset, the ocean and the beach sand, with its open air pools combine nature and luxury. Activities include jet skiing, banana boat riding, and many more. Air conditioned rooms with relaxing bed and cable TV are available.
3. Montemar Beach Club Resort
Located at Sitio Pasinay, Barangay Pagasa, Bagac, Montemar Beach Club Resort offers comfort in their stylish rooms, with enchanting views of the ocean, garden or views from their infinity pools. Among the amenities offered are free breakfast, mini-bar, hot and cold shower, and cable TV.
4. Bataan White Corals Beach
This peaceful hotel settled between Morong hills and the South China Sea in Barangay Poblacion, Panibatuhan, Morong is a perfect getaway for friends and families. They have spacious family suites, resort rooms and dormitories with 3 swimming pools, cabanas, pavilions and a conference room.
In addition to these amazing beach resorts and hotels, other sites and bloggers list the following as some of the best places to stay in Bataan. These are the following:
5. Phi-Phi Beach Hotel and Island Resort
Located at Panibatuhan, Poblacion, Morong, Phi-Phi has several pools such as kiddy pool, and an Olympic pool, among others. Activities include extreme sports such as jet skiing, and even an obstacle course. Accommodation ranges from dormitory types to suites, and a family villa. All rooms are air conditioned and Wi-Fi connection depends on room type.
6. Westwind Beach Resort
Located at Bo. Nagbalayong, Bagac, Westwind Beach Resort can be described as simple and ideal family weekend getaway. The resort has clean and neatly kept rooms to make your stay comfortable. There are no Wi-Fi connections so those who came to Bataan to relax and enjoy with their family without interruption, this resort will be your best choice.
7. Vista Venice Resorts
Strategically located at Sitio Marucdoc, Barangay Nagbalayong, Morong, this beach resort is very close to the beach. The offer air conditioned rooms with hot showers. Amenities include pools, watersports, a spa, a butterfly garden, and even function rooms for events. Vista Venice’s in-house restaurant, Al Fresco, serves local cuisine with a twist, such as their selection of Pinoy sushi.
For those who wish to enjoy the beach without staying in beach resorts and hotels such as those listed above, there are also public beaches in Bataan where people can swim, eat, and enjoy the clear waters surrounding them. Some of the famous public beaches are listed below.
1. Sisiman Beach
Not a well known spot located in Sisiman, Mariveles Bataan, Sisiman Bay is at the southernmost tip of the Bataan Peninsula. Spread out along its clear blue waters are rock formations and pebbles which are common in this beach front.
Sisiman Lighthouse, with its dizzying spiral staircase, is not your usual destination. Built right in between large-scale factories and power plant, the lighthouse has its own charm. Behind the light house stands San Miguel Peak which could be hiked for a panoramic view of the entire bay.
Although the beach is public, enterprising residents have built huts with tables and benches that they rent out to beach goers for minimal fee.
2. Agwawan Beach, Mariveles
One of the public beach resort in Mariveles, Bataan, you will be delighted with the pinkish sand and clean, clear waters of Agwawan Beach. There are cottages that beach goers can rent where they can put their food and other things while swimming. The cottages are built and owned by residents around the beach area. Since each cottage is owned by a different resident, customers can give their payments directly to the owners.
3. Laki Beach, Mariveles
Many of those who went to Laki Beach said their experience was comparable to beaches in Palawan. Experience the unspoiled view, the clear and clean waters, and white sand. The beach is pristine with very clear, and clean water.
There you are! No matter what your budget is, you can enjoy the beautiful, clear waters surrounding Bataan Peninsula. Enjoy your visit both ways – soak in history and culture or soak it Bataan’s beautiful waters.