Preview's March 2018 cover sees Janine Gutierrez frolicking in the picturesque, crystal-clear waters of Virgin Beach Resort in Laiya, Batangas! This is one seaside pin you've got to see in the flesh. A new fave vacation spot on your list, perhaps? Below, we give you five first-hand reasons why we'll be coming back again and again. We're gonna let our snaps from shoot day do the talking.
1. The resort's simple, rustic vibe is elegant and uncomplicated.
We're talking about fuss-free feels combined with the peace and quiet you've been craving. Virgin Beach Resort is tastefully furnished with wooden decor and bucolic native elements that don't overdo or push too far its distinct tropical appeal. You'll find beds swathed with cotton-soft white canopies tucked into cozy, nipa-thatched villas. It's like being in an untouched, equatorial Neverland you never want to leave.
2. There are hammocks everywhere.
Okay, we know this point sounds funny, but hear us out. Booking a room for a night or two is definitely recommended, but if you opt for a day trip, you can still relax in idyllic, pared-back comfort. The beach is peppered with homely, hand-woven net hammocks you can either nap on or use for that Instagram shot...or both. A huge plus, in our book.
3. Two words: the food.
Nothing beats a buffet with an ocean view right after swimming! If, however, you'd like to bring in your own eats, just pay a small corkage fee and Virgin Beach Resort's friendly staff will happily provide you with a grill for cooking up that delicious seaside inihaw feast. The best of both worlds, ripe for your choosing!
4. Got kids or a big crew? There are a ton of activities to choose from.
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Think banana boating, jet skiing, fly fishing, speedboating, and kayaking, among others. You'll have Fun with a capital F.
5. The white sand beach, of course.
Arguably one of the best, most pristine lengths of cream-colored sand in all of Laiya, Virgin Beach Resort's strip of beach is easily the piece de resistance among our reasons to drop by. We tinted it a myriad of candied hues for our cover, but the real-life lack of rainbow shades ironically happens to be the place's exact winning charm. Get the parellelism? Luxuriate on these ivory shores sans a single care.
Click on over to their official website for more info!