We just came back from a short summer trip where we discovered a great beach for families. The resort is called Tamaraw Beach Resort and it can be found in the Puerto Galera, off the coast of Batangas in the Philippines. Puerto Galera used to be the destination for many beach lovers until it became overcrowded. That is why we were pleasantly surprised with what awaited us at Tamaraw Beach.
Their accommodations have been designed to suit family needs – the rooms are huge and can fit up to 6 people (at least our room did). They also have family apartments that can fit 10 people and come with kitchenettes. The best thing is that this resort is in a private stretch of beach – meaning that you can have the beach all to yourself, especially during the weekdays.
The sand is off-white, almost light brown, but very fine and nice to play in for the kids. The waters are a bit rough but near the shore, there is enough space to wade and swim in, even for young children. For the adults, you can go out a bit farther for more depth. There are also a wide variety of water sports that you can engage in but personally, lounging around in the sand with the kids is perfect.
If you ever visit Manila, Tamaraw Beach is an excellent place to go to, even for a couple of days’ vacation. You can go there by bus from the city (about 2 hours) and then by boat from the pier (about 1.5 hours).