Dubbed as the “Hot Spring Capital of the Philippines”, Laguna is definitely one of the most popular destinations most especially during the summer season. Hot spring, cold spring, underrated stunning resorts – name it! You can discover a lot of relaxing places in the province of Laguna. Don’t forget to try its famous buko pie and its amazing waterfalls for your adventure quest!
That being said, Laguna is a perfect place to find a way to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The province has definitely a lot to offer! If you are looking for a new place to unwind, this underrated private resort in Laguna is a must-visit! Baliraya Resort and Spa is located in the town of Lumban that gives you a refreshing stay and makes you forget about the city! This is a private resort that would make you feel like you are in Siargao or Bali!
About Baliraya Resort & Spa
Baliraya is a private resort and spa which opened last May 2019. The resort’s name comes from the combination of “Bali” and “Caliraya,” where it is nestled along the shores of the beautiful lake of Laguna.
Reasons to visit Baliraya Resort
The resort has a total of 5 rooms and 2 villas. Each of the rooms has its very own unique names inspired by the popular Balinese spots such as Ubud Villa, Komaneka, Seminyak, and Nusa Dua. My friends and I actually stayed in one of their private villas and small rooms called Ubud Villa and Komaneka. We have seen how the rooms are equipped, cleaned, and spacious. Each room comes with an air-conditioner, a private bathroom, television, free breakfast, and a very refreshing view in the morning!
The resort has its own restaurant where you can enjoy their delicious food made by their own chef. They offer lots of native Filipino dishes and desserts. You don’t need to go out to look for food because the resort can already provide that! More to that, its restaurant looks so cozy and has got a very nice ambiance! I personally enjoyed our breakfast here while looking at the scenic view outside.
On the other hand, if you find their cuisine a little costly, you can dine in at the Sunrise Restaurant instead!
The Infinity Pool
This is one of the best things about the resort. It has an infinity pool that offers such an amazing view of the lake. Not to mention the jacuzzi that is attached to it. You can perfectly relax while dipping yourself in the resort’s pool or jacuzzi. In addition, you can experience floating breakfast during your morning swim.
Fun water activities
Baliraya Resort & Spa is not just a resort that you can just swim all day or stay in your room and watch TV. The resort also offers some cool water activities such as kayaking and fishing! Take note that they don’t offer these for free. If you want experience them, you need to pay an additional charge. On another note, you can also request for a massage from the staff.
Things to Expect
The resort is located in Lumban, Laguna which is 2-3 hours away from Manila. It isn’t that difficult to find!
As I said above, the food from their restaurant might be pricey for you especially if you are traveling on a budget. It is okay to bring some snacks, and 2-3 cooked meals are only allowed inside the resort. Anything exceeding that will be charged a corkage fee. Cooking is strictly prohibited.
Events & Recreation
This place is also ideal for a wedding photoshoot, special events, or other grand celebrations.
Wi-Fi & Data Connection
They do offer a wi-fi connection, but when we were it wasn’t available yet. As per the staff, they are currently working on it. With that data connection, the signal is unstable in the area. One good thing about it is you will be able to fully reconnect yourself with your loved ones and nature.
Based on our experience, we were able to have a good and deep conversation at night in their small lounging area. It was such a great time for us!
Baliraya Resort and Spa is surely one of the newest attractive resorts in Laguna. Every corner of the place is Instagram-worthy. Not to mention the part where you can sit in the nest with an overlooking view of the lake. It definitely feels like you are in Bali, Indonesia!
FAQs about Baliraya Resort & Spa
How far is the resort?
Travel time may take around 2-3 hours depending on the traffic.
Do they accept day tours?
Yes, they do. However, the rate is the same as overnight and they only accept day tours from 8 AM to 6 PM only. Breakfast is included in the rate.
Are we allowed to bring food?
You are encouraged to dine in at their restaurant onsite, but you can bring some snacks such as chips, cookies, bread, soda, juice, coffee, etc. For cooked meals, you can only bring up to 3 and there will be a corkage fee if you bring more than that.
Do they accept pre-nup, debut, wedding, etc?
Do they accept credit cards?
Unfortunately, they do not accept credit cards for payment purposes.
Best time to book?
It is better to book on weekdays.
How to book?
For those who are planning to go staycation here, you may contact them directly on their Facebook page in order to know about their rates, available rooms, and dates. You can also book rooms via Airbnb. Their rates usually start around Php 7,000 per night which is good for 2 people. Other than that, you can also book via booking.com.
Is it possible to go there via commute?
Yes! Laguna is now open for tourists and public transport is now available. In fact, we also got there via commute.
How to get there? (via commute)
Take a bus going to Sta Cruz Laguna then get off at Sta Cruz and ride a jeep going to Lumban Laguna then get off by the palengke of Lumban and take a tricycle going to Baliraya Resort & Spa. If they do not know this then mention Spacio Events Center.
From South Station, take a bus heading to Sta Cruz, Laguna and just follow the same directions above.
How much is the bus fare?
Bus fare is less than Php 200 per way.
Please always follow health and safety protocols to make sure that you are traveling safe from COVID-19.
Facebook: Baliraya Resort and Spa
Brgy. Lewin Caliraya, 4014 Lumban, Laguna
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