11/29/2014

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STILTS Calatagan - A Touch of Tranquility in Calatagan, Batangas!

People often wonder where they could find a place where they could totally relax; a place where one could be close to nature, a place where they could destress and find peace. Stilts Calatagan is just exactly that, or maybe even more! 

Stilts Calatagan is approximately 150km from Manila or 3 hours away from Manila to the beautiful town of Calatagan, Batangas via Tagaytay-Nasugbu-Calatagan. 

What we also appreciated about Stilts was the fact that they are PET FRIENDLY. So, we took our fur babies along with us to this amazing destination. 

When we arrived, welcome drinks awaited their guests. Guest can stay for a night using their blissful cottages or they can just stay for a day as a day tripper.

The attractive walkway to the reception welcomes every visitor and already creating the mood of a blissful oneness with nature. The entrance alone made us know that we had made the right decision to stay at STILTS. 

When the tide is low at the beach, you can still enjoy your time in their swimming pool .They have a kiddie and adult pool. The life guard is also very visible in the area. 

Check in time was at 2:00pm and while we were waiting for our room to be available, we just lounged and relaxed in their spacious dining area. I enjoyed how open it was and yet hugged by these ancient trees surrounding you. 

Since we have our pets with us, this place was a perfect dining area for us. And the view was just spectacular. What more could we ask for! 

I was really amazed when I saw the beach and the fine white sand of Calatagan Batangas. STILTS has maintained its cleanliness and since we have dogs, this was a perfect place for them to run around. 


We stayed in a cottage like this. It's called PLEASURE. This was the farthest beach front cottage which was ideal since we have the pets with us and they were able to treat the beach in front as their own to stretch their legs.


Inside the room was very clean and minimal. You won't think that this is what's inside the cottage. It's pretty and the predominance of white with a touch of natural green from the potted plants creates a feeling of spaciousness.

There are no TV's in all of their rooms. It's nice to be away from it sometimes. Put all your gadgets away and just enjoy your time and let STILTS show you the real BLISS! 




They also have this mini pavillion in the middle of the Harmony Beach. I could just imagine how beautiful your wedding could be here at STILTS. 


Me, just imagining getting married in a sarong style. Lol.


The place was just beautiful. Pictures are not enough to explain how overwhelmed I was to be at STILTS. It's calm, peaceful, serene, and so much more!


When it's low tide it gets really low. And what a better way to enjoy that was to take a walk with our dogs along the long stretch of beach. Your pets would surely love this walk. Of course it is still advisable to put them on a leash but if you think you have the beach to yourselves, try to unleash and let them run free! 



Aside from the beautiful scenery you see here at STILTS, you will also find a different type of accommodation for people to experience. That is their floating cottages. They have 8 rooms available depending on your sleeping and space requirements. 


If you plan to stay in any of these floating cottages, better reserve ahead of time as they are normally fully booked. 


What is so nice staying in a beach front cottage was you can just relax and sun bathe right in front of your doorstep. 


And when the tide is high, the water is so calm like you have a natural infinity pool. The natural barrier corals/ rocks are stop the waves from coming ashore creating the calmest beach I have seen. 


Tummy was cramping and it was time for us to check on their menu. Since we practice a Low Carb High Fat way of eating or BANTING, we were so happy that they have a Healthy Living choice. Their menu was pretty good and they have servings good enough for two. 


BAHAY KUBO Salad - Php 145.00

Squid Calamari - Php 200++

Oven Baked Eggplant - Php 120.00

Lumpiang Hubad - Php 260.00

Breakfast was already inclusive. Lunch and Dinner are ala carte. 

Another unique feature you will find here at STILTS are the hundreds of quotations that can be found hidden throughout the beautifully landscaped gardens of the resort. I was told that these are the quotations taken from books loved by the owner.











Stilts has three different beaches: Harmony Beach where we stayed and where most of the cottages can be found; Destiny Beach where the Cabanas and Pavilion are located, and the Serenity Beach where Tree Cottage and another picnic area are located. 

This one is the Serenity Beach. 


The Tree Cottage located at the Serenity Beach. 















The Harmony Beach. 



Although there were times where it was overcast, but nature let us witness the beautiful Calatagan sunset. Mesmerizing!



On our last day, the dogs and I decided to run for one more time on the beach. Oasis, our adopted dog really loved the experience since this was her first time on the beach. 


They love chasing each other on the sea grass when it was low tide. 


Whisky was not even scared of the water at all. We went to so many friendly beaches before but due to strong waves, dogs can't really swim properly. The calm waters at STILTS was just perfect for the dogs and for us too! 


More images of the Floating Cottages at STILTS Calatagan. 








Thank you STILTS for letting us feel what BLISS truly feels like. I would like to commend your friendly staff for their warm hospitality and that Longanisa we had at breakfast was delicious! 

We were really happy that we spent our short holiday here at STILTS. Truly a home away from home!


ROOM WE STAYED: PLEASURE

Cost Per Night: Php 5490.00

Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights

Total Bill: Php 13,000.00 ++ . That included our drinks, lunches, and dinners.

Website: http://www.stiltscalataganbeachresort.net


40 comments:

  1. I am from Batangas but never heard that STILTS resort has been existing. Calatagan would always be on our list when we plan for summer outing. Hope to visit this place one time. :)

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    1. So did I! I never thought this place existed at all. This was also my first time in Calatagan. Now I have more reason to visit this tranquil place! ;)

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  2. My dad's family is from Batangas (Bauan to be specific) but never did we hear about this resort! I'm definitely planning our visit here soon! I love how calm the place looks in the photo and you're lucky that there's not much people. So you can really enjoy the environment and scenery.

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  3. The place looks huge. They have a really nice beachfront.

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    1. They do and they have 3 beach fronts to play around! :)

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  4. That's actually a bit pricey for local accommodation, but I can't argue that the place is beautiful. Do they have air conditioned rooms as well?

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    1. You are correct about the price. That is why the beach is not over crowded and they can maintain the cleanliness and peacefulness of this place. All their rooms are air conditioned. I added new pictures of the room where we stayed. .

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  5. Wow... gorgeous pic. And you look great! I wish to visit here if I ever coming to the Philippines again. :D

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    1. Thanks so much! You definitely should visit Philippines someday! :)

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  6. Really it's a tranquil place to visit with it's beautiful sceneries. Love the quiet place to bond with family.

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  7. philippines really have nice holiday spots esp the beaches and also love the seafood.

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    1. It is! You just need to make sure that it's summer time! You get the perfect weather which is ideal for island hopping!

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  8. So beautiful and it's cool that dogs are allowed

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    1. There are very few resorts that allow pets and one of them is Stilts... It's a perfect playground for dogs because it's not crowded at all.

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  9. lovely that it's pet friendly! the waters look so clear and refreshing!

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    1. We were very surprised that the place was pet friendly! Glad it is since we love travelling with our fur babies! Surprisingly the beach was also very clean and clear. Although some corals are already damaged, they are undergoing some rehabilitation to help and let corals grow again.

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  10. Wow what a beautiful place to visit! The lush grounds are wonderful and that pool is too die for! I would never want to leave!

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    1. If only I could stay longer I would! They were able to preserve it's the beauty of place and that's what I like about them. I also like how it's not too concrete .. We really enjoyed our stay in an air conditioned nipa hut.

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  11. Great shots! You captured the food and the sights well. My friend already visited this place and I think I might next year.

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    1. Thank you so much! We really enjoyed our stay and in addition to the photos, the hospitality of the staff was commendable! We were really pampered and we felt very safe during our stay at Stilts. ;)

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  12. Looks like you have got the place all for yourself! Also noted that you seem to have different swimming trunks on for each photo. You brought one for each day? Haha! I personally prefer board shorts than trunks on a beach.

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  13. Looks like the perfect place for me! Everything seems to be great, location, food, facilities....and what I like the most it's they are pet friendly! That's not so common for a place like this. Thank's for sharing this!

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  14. Wow, a resort that allow pets!!
    The view is amazing~ Are there any good spots nearby good for snorkelling??

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  15. The photographs are stunning and the fact that it is pet friendly gives it a lot of brownie points in my book. Thanks for sharing :)

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  16. Wa... this place is beautiful. I am tempting to go there now because of your photographs!!!

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  17. Wonderful photos its so relaxing. I'll add STILTS Calatagan in my bucket list for next year..:)

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  18. Wow! Interesting place. I was looking for place like this back when I was still based in Metro Manila. This is something I want to try visit when I get to visit Metro Manila again. Hmmm, I didn't even know this existed. Just wow! Feling envious here. :D

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  19. Wow! Been to Calatagan 10 years ago, can't believe there's this beautiful place there!! Awesome photos as well!!

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  20. I am pretty impressed with the place. Thanks for sharing the photos. Normally I'd be wary of posts like this but yours seem genuine. I'd like to give this a try.

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  21. Wow! The place looks gorgeous! Can't wait to check it out! :)

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  22. Feels like summer in the Philippines. Thumbs up for those breath taking photos.

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  23. Wow! It looks so beautiful here! I didn't expected this to be in Batangas.

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  24. Awesome place with delicious foods. Worth the pay with adventuring in that place.

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  25. I've known this resort way back 2013 since I'm assigned to look for venues for our company outing. But accommodation was too pricey. :( Sayang.. Thanks for sharing your experience. Great photos! :)

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  26. I've long heard to calatagan. It's so near manila I should consider going.

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  27. Wow! Ang ganda ng lugar. And its just a few hour drive from Manila. This is a perfect weekend getaway! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Cool! Thanks for sharing. Will definitely check this place out when I get back to Philippines. Cheers!

    Kim
    www.kimkaylan.com

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    1. Pleasure always Kim! This is really a hidden gem in Calatagan! ;)

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  29. I'd been here on a company event, and same as you, I liked the tranquility in the resort. There are other nicer beaches in Batangas, but Stilts Calatagan has that quiet, relaxing vibes. The sea wasn't very swimmable during our day tour since it was low tide and there was a lot of sea urchins, so we stayed near the shore and then moved on to the pools. A good location for group or company outings.

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  30. I wonder if u hav a pic of all their menus and costs. Famtrip will be on june 11 and since im on a tight budget I need to know how much shld I spend for each person. Thanks!

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