As of all of my travels at the moment, I think Bataan has been the most enjoyable but less promoted place to be in. The beach is Bataan is absolutely wonderful and the place isn’t crowded as Boracay nor as rocky as Bolinao had been.
If you want to know where to stay in Bataan, luckily for my bad experience there, I was able to scout the place for more Bataan accommodations possible for your choice.
Fort Morong Resort
Newly opened resort near Phi-Phi, La Primera Playa, Alpina’s and Avell Beach Resort
Price Range – Midrange starting at P3000 + with corkages and additional charges for bed and extra person.
Two establishments, two storey high, with nice, very spacious rooms and clean brand new bath.
There’s a store at the ground floor, no front office.
Avell Beach Resort
Price Range – Low
Best for backpackers, non-choosy stayers, cheapstakes and barkadas who are on a budget
Huts, small cabins available, no front office, although friendly staff, very crowded
Bonito Beach Resort
Very nice resort with front office, wide parking lot, crowded but the establishment looks really nice.
Price Range – Mid starting at P3000 + with corkages, entrance fees, limited on appliances.
I didn’t get to go into any of the room because they were fully booked, but out of all the resorts I had gone to that day, this was the most formal.
Here are more Bataan resorts:
Has a two part area, very large resort with an infinity pool according to a friend. Hotel charges include regular amenities as well as breakfast.
Price Range – High from P3000 – P15000
0932-5094347 / 0916-2429245 / 0939-3095581
0917-8131228 / 0918-9286827 / 0922-8571191
Price Range – Midrange from P2500 – P6900
+632-782-2882 (Mon – Sun)
+632-782-2883 (Mon – Sun)
+632-400-9821 (Mon – Sun)
Price Range – Mid from P1200 – P4000
02) 828.3860 / 359.3516
Landline No.: (02) 828.3860 / 359.3516 / 359.3522
Globe No.: +63.917.624.2297
Smart No.: +63.910.922.5152
A pet-friendly resort and very highly recommended except for the fact that its beaches are sometimes filled with jellyfish. Saw their beachfront while going island hopping in Bataan, beachfront is wide and place is secluded unlike in the other stretch where the resorts are just right next to each other.
This was where we were supposed to stay, unfortunately, they didn’t have any rooms available.
Customer service is also very unprofessional, had us calling different numbers that day. I am still very much curious about this place though.
Price is midrange from P2500 – P4500
Cecile 0928-5001132 (Smart)
Mam Cecile is also really nice, however, we didn’t really appreciate having to call different numbers just to know if there is an availability in her hotel.
Price Range – Low starting from P1000 +
Inquired once, offered a P1800 room with 2 double beds for 6 pax.
We reached Manager’s Place before realizing we had gone past La Primera where we were supposed to stay.
Here are the Bataan resorts I can give my opinion about:
Finding a place to stay in Bataan isn’t really hard as there are resorts in Bataan that are just right next to each other. However, these resorts are clustered by groups in the beach and separated by private houses and resorts so you really have to find the right entrance or road just to get to the place. It may also be easier to go around the area if you really want to find cheap hotels to stay at.
Commute is really hard around the area, I rarely saw jeeps or tricycles unless you’re in Balanga. Buses only come and go at times but also very rare. Unfortunately, the best way to get around in Bataan is to have a private car or transportation to get around, otherwise, suffer the time constraints transportation may put to your itinerary.