When it comes to beaches and hotel resorts, nothing beats Batangas’ Lian and Matabungkay. Not only is it more accessible compared to Boracay, Siargao, or Palawan, it also doesn’t pale in comparison, especially with what it has to offer for its tourists and visitors. 

Situated just four hours through bus or less than two hours through car travel from Metro Manila, the picturesque towns of Lian and Matabungkay will surely make an impression with their rich coastlines, powdery white sand beaches, and clear blue waters. 

If you’re interested in finding out which are the best places to visit, just scroll through our list!

  • Matabungkay Beach Hotel

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This beach hotel is considered one of the more famous vacation places in Matabungkay. And sure enough, it lives up to the hype. The Matabungkay Beach Hotel offers a great balance between accommodation, ambiance, and service, which will surely make your stay a memorable one. 

Location: North Beach Rd Barangay Matabungkay, Lian, Luzon 4216 Philippines

TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5 / 5 (Very Good)

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  • Coral Beach Club

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If you desire a trip more akin to how a Filipino vacation is, the Coral Beach Club will surely satisfy your tastes. As its name suggests, the club is a place where you can experience all sorts of water activities such as snorkeling, fishing, and others. You can also avail of their rental bicycles, which you can use to explore the resort’s modern-Pinoy aesthetic. 

Location: Beach Road Matabungkay Mun. Road, Lian, Luzon 4216 Philippines

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.0 / 5 (Very Good)

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  • Stardust Beach Hotel

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Want something more affordable and family-friendly? Then, the one you’re looking for is Stardust Beach Hotel! Here, you’ll be able to enjoy spaces dedicated to group bonding, which includes a golf course, an indoor pool, and much more.

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Location: Matabungkay Mun. Road, Lian, Luzon 4216 Philippines

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 /5 (Excellent)

  • White and Yellow Castle Hotel and Resort

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Are you a fan of fairy tales? If yes, then the White and Yellow Castle Hotel will turn your dreams into reality. The resort takes inspiration from the romantic structures often depicted in picture books that we grew up on—one that’ll bring you back to simpler times. It’s certainly a feast for the eyes!

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Location: Balibago, Calatagan, Luzon 4215 Philippines

TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5 / 5 (Very Good) 

  • White House Beachfront

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If you want your getaway trip to be a more intimate affair, either with family or your barkada, the ideal place to book is White House Beachfront in Lian. Here, you’ll be able to relax and get comfortable with people you know best. The house sits just in front of the beach so, you’ll have easy access to the waters of Matabungkay Beach and its scenic charms. 

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Location: Matabungkay Beach, Matabungkay Rd, Lian, 4216 Batangas

Agoda Rating: 8.3 / 10

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