Sunday, July 31, 2016

Yu & I Beach Resort in San Juan, Batangas (2nd of our Summer Outing 2016 Series)


Now let's go to my husband's side of the family. 


La Familia, as how we fondly call this side of our family, went to Yu  & I Beach Resort in Brgy. Imelda, San Juan, Batangas City for our yearly summer outing. It has been our yearly tradition, sort of a reunion too, to go on a swimming vacation. 

But what make this year's outing extra special is the fact that we have decided to out of our comfort zone, we went to Batangas! Usually, we only prefer to go to Laguna as it is much nearer to the metro, more convenient for us as La Familia is a very large family and it is really not that easy to transport 40 to 50 persons! Yes, that is how big La Familia is. 

It took us more than a month to finally decide on the resort that would fit not only our preferences, but most importantly, our budget! Hahaha! Selection and preparations were never really easy as there were so many things than needed to be considered. But thank God, we finally agreed to stay in Yu and I Beach Resort.


Although there are so many available resorts in Batangas, we decided to stay in Yu & I because it is the only budget-resort that has a pool and a beach. The resort is still doing some upgrading, so do not expect too much. hehehehe...

Accommodation


There are many available room choices at the resort depending on your kind of stay, the number of persons, and your preferences. There are kubos, nipa huts, cabanas, tents and gazebos.

We rented two adjacent Nipa Huts (A&B). Each Nipa Hut costs P5,000.00 for an eighteen hours of stay. Each room has complete amenities. It has a comfort room, a kitchen, a television with cable, a veranda, one large bed and one double deck. It has air condition too.

Air-conditioned Nipa Huts
Aside from the two Nipa Huts, we also rented out a big gazebo. This was where we ate, sing drink together! :) The gazebo costs P2, 500.00 and would fit more than 30 persons.

Eating time at the Gazebo

For smaller groups and for those who would not be staying for the night, there are kubos and umbrellas available too ranging from P400.00 to 700.00.

line of Kubos

The Pool




Large swimming pool


kiddie pools

The resort has only one large pool and two kiddie pools (though, I think the smaller one is a sauna). The large pool is not really that big compared to that of other resorts, but it was fine with us since there were not so many people who have checked in that time. So more or less, it would appear that we have the whole resort all for ourselves! :D



The Beach






The beaches in San Juan, Batangas offer white sands unlike in the other parts of Batangas which has black sands. What I don't like about the beach of Yu & I are the fact that they do not have much beach front and the fact that there are so many lumot near the beach front. I really hope that the resort's owner will do something about this.

But hey, lumot or without lumot, I am going to enjoy the white sands of San Juan, Batangas!

Ang ganda ng view! :D

And of course, our swimming escapade won't be complete without the traditional jump shot!

La Familia Jump Shot

And since the beach is, most of the time, experiencing low tide, the owners provided its guests with two balsa (floating cottages) so that they will have a place to stay and to rest after walking a long distance just to the clear water. 

balsa
Aside from swimming and dipping, another thing that you can enjoy at the beach are the underwater creatures that you can find in the beach. There are fishes and star fishes of different colors. It was in fact my first time to see a blue star fish!

Matchy-matchy with the blue star fish!

beautiful star fishes...

But of course, after having our sets of selfies, we already returned the star fishes in the ocean. Thank you mother nature for such beautiful creations!


Canteen and Convenient Store

Just in case you were not able to bring with you some foods or maybe, you just have run out of something, no need to worry as the resort also has a small canteen and convenient store which offers our basic necessities. The resort also provides its guests complimentary breakfast for two per unit.

Beating the summer heat with Halo-halo!

Yu & I Beach Resort at Night

During night time, it is no longer advisable to go to the beach as there are no available lighting there. But the pools are open until 10:00 o'clock to 12 o'clock. Initially, we were advised that the pool will only be open until 10 o'clock but we were actually able to use it until 12 o'clock.


my two water babies...

Just the Two of Us

And of course, my husband and I cannot let this chance pass without having our photo op. Parang pre-nup lang ang peg! hahahaha!





So, if you are planning to have an outing but you do not have that much budget, you can have this resort as one of your options. Just do not expect too much with regards to the facilities, although I can guarantee that their facilities are clean naman. Maybe next summer, they have already finished the improvements and made additional facilities. And may I just warn you that the resort is a little far away from the highway. 

But if you are going to ask me if we intend to go back at this resort, my answer is NO. Well, not in the year future, at least. There are still many resorts around, so I guess, we will be checking out the other resorts for the mean time. :)

Want to know more about Yu & I Beach Resort? You can check their website at this link: http://www.yuandaibeachresort.com/.

You can also get some updates through their Facebook account.
https://www.facebook.com/Yu-and-Ai-Beach-Resort-243982615689049/


My Resort's Rating: 6.5  

37 comments:

  1. We love the beaches in San Juan, Batangas also. Well, except for the sea urchins! Will take note of Yu & I resort because we always go to the beach with the whole family in tow. :)

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    1. Yes, sis. And hopefully, next year, they are already done with their additional constructions/renovations... :)

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  2. So far, I've tried 4 resorts in San Juan, Batangas and the cheapest is Kabayan Resort. Sana may nag-aalis nung lumot. :)

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    1. Yup, sana nga so that mas enjoyable sana...

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  3. Oh, the starfish! When I was in college, we used to go to Batangas beaches for our research trips. We saw those blue ones. =) The place looks great for reunion. =) Prices are reasonable as well. =)

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    1. Yes sis, compared to other resorts there, cheaper na talaga sa Yu & I. But of course, need to manage your expectations. hehee...

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  4. I haven't been to the beach in soooooo long, so parang kahit day trip lang I'd be so happy na. Thanks for sharing about this place. It's near lang, so baka pwede! :)

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    1. aw. Kami kasi, we do it every year. My daughters and pamangkins really love to swim. :)

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  5. Thank you for posting about this resort. Now we have a place to consider for next year's family summer outing. Very nice family pictures. You all look like you enjoyed the trip :)

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    1. We did sis. Sometimes naman talaga, the venue doesnt matter as long as you are with your family. It will always turn out to be an occasion worth remembering! :)

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  6. I'd love to try the balsa ang the AC'd Nipa Hut. Wow, when was the last time we went to the beach? :( tagal na.

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    1. schedule mo na yan sis! habang di pa gaanong exploited ang mga beaches near metro. :)

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  7. Batangas is also our family and barkada's go to beach destination. Have yet to try Yu & I Beach Resort though, will keep this in time for next summer :)

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    1. and hopefully, next summer, they are already done with their constructions/renovations para mas maganda. :)

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  8. We haven't been to the beach for two years already! Hope that we can go next summer. This looks like a nice, affordable place to check out.

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    1. yes, affordable is definitely the word to describe this place. :)

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  9. Ahh, i love family gatherings / outings! It's a logistical nightmare - but all worth it! ; )

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  10. We did not go to the beach this summer. But we went to Azure, which has a manmade beach. ;) My husband and I wanted to let the kids enjoy the beach minus the traffic or long drive. Good thing, Azure is close to our home.

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    1. We are also aiming to try Azure. Hopefully this September. :)

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  11. Ooh the resort looks quaint and relaxing! The last time we went to the beach was just a couple of months ago, and we'll be going on another beach trip in a couple of weeks. Perks of living by the sea haha!

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    1. I wish we also enjoy that perk! Kami, we still have to travel for hours... hahaha

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  12. What a great post! Thanks for sharing about this. Also I want to add na I'm glad to read you put the starfish back. Ganda niya a, blue starfish, my first time to see one!

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    1. That was also my first time to see a blue star fish. Been to Star fish island in Palawan before but I was not able to encounter a blue star fish. Yes, we really have to take care of all the sea creatures para naman the future generations can still enjoy them. :)

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  13. We've been wanting to bring our tot to the beach for so long. I am a believer of grounding. But pfffttt... either it's raining, sched doesn't fit or the budget won't allow us. Such a big family! You need an entire passenger bus. :) I'm sure it's fun to have everyone around for a reunion.

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    1. Yes, it was truly a blast! Hopefully, your family can finally find the perfect schedule for you to hit the beach! I would love to hear your stories too! :)

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  14. I so love the blue star fish! We went to Batangas last February and found the beaches there very rocky but the waters are pristine and the view are very nice. :)

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    1. I think the beaches in Batangas varies depending on the location. There are black sands, white sands. There are some beaches which are very rocky, and there are some areas which are not. :)

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    2. I think the beaches in Batangas varies depending on the location. There are black sands, white sands. There are some beaches which are very rocky, and there are some areas which are not. :)

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  15. I thought 5K is a pretty steep price for a hut in a Batangas beach, but if A/C'd, I guess that's why. But maybe it's because I haven't really seen the place?

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    1. It has a/c sis, complete with amenities, and can accommodate around 10 pax. :)

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  16. Ang saya! Ang tagal na namin hindi nagbi beach. Hindi kasi kami mahilig sa beach at sa araw hahah.

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    1. Our family loves the beach and the outdoors! Kahit yata linggo-linggo, di magsasawa, especially the kids. :)

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  17. San Juan is known for its white beach. Nakakadisappoint lang the beach of this one but hey. Don't let that spoil your fun with your family! :)

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    1. We didn't sis. Haha! Despite the lumot, we still had a great time! :)

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  18. You look like you had a lot of fun. Spending time as a family is a always a wise investment. In a world where practically every beach resort promises its guests something to do with the whole family, it's hard to know which ones live up to their own hype. So thanks Mommy Josephine for sharing this, something that's right on the beach but light on the wallet! :)

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