Laiya Batangas 

I’ve heard a lot of people mention Batangas but I’ve only been there once or twice. This Christmas my family and I decided to spend Christmas somewhere different, this time out of town. We decided to go somewhere relaxing. We drove all the way to Batangas which is just a few hours away from us.

It was the perfect place to go, especially as there was a scarce amount of people and so it was quiet and peaceful.

We spent the first day just relaxing, watching movies and swimming in the pool. We had lunch and dinner at the resort where it was a buffet, serving all traditional Filipino foods.

The music they played during the whole time was all Christmas songs sung by Michael Buble and Mariah Carey. Despite it being played on repeat during our two nights and three days stay, it added to the Christmas vibe.

The second day was unforgettable; it was my first time to try parasailing and second to try the banana boat. The parasailing made me disappear for a while as I day dreamed for most of the time. The most thrilling bit was when we were dipped into the water and dragged, a very exhilarating experience. I was worried I would somehow get in the way of the fishes or maybe even come across a shark.

For the rest of the day we just spent it here at the beach just 10mins away from the resort. I forgot to add we got to rent out a jetski and drive it on our own for 30mins. My cousin and I took turns to soar the sea in circles. Shame we didn’t have our own so that we could race around.

At the end of the stay we spent it watching horror movies and drinking beer for dinner.

Our trip came to end on Christmas day where we drove back with our faces a few shades darke4 and our hairs still with a hint of salt water.