The Little Santorini in Batangas (Camp Netanya)

July 21, 2015

I know you’ve seen photos of Santorini in Greece and I bet just like me, you wanted to book a flight and go there, however, there are so many buts.

Santorini, Greece by Zicasso.com

Don’t worry! We found a little place that looked like Santorini. It’s called Camp Netanya at Anilao, Batangas, only 5 hours away from Manila if you have your own car.

My highschool friends and I went there last June 7, 2015. We came from Taal, Batangas and it took us around 2 hours. We left at 9:20AM and arrived there around 11:30AM.

 

We couldn’t find the place in Google Maps though, good thing that the contact number was posted in some blogs.

I contacted the manager and she gave us a landmark which is Vistamar. You’re almost there once you see it, around 10 more minutes of driving. You’ll know you’re in the right way if you see La Chevrerie Resort.

Tip: Book a reservation via Agoda or you can send an email at reservations.campnetanya@gmail.com

Resort Address:  Barangay Ligaya, Anilao, Batangas, Mabini, 4202

Here are the photos of Camp Netanya the Little Santorini in Batangas:

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The view from the parking lot and entrance area.We were in awe when we saw the full view of the area and it really does feel like we’re in Santorini.

We didn’t book any reservation nor call to inquire before coming. When we arrived, we discovered that they don’t accept walk-ins since there is no shower area or any changing room for a day tour. Just a dining area for public use with a comfort room and the rooms for overnight accommodations.

Lucky us that the odds are in our favor because we had convinced the manager to allow us for a day tour. (Wooohoooo!)

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Pool Area

The pool is divided into three, 3 feet for kids, 4 feet and 10 feet for adults. We stayed in the pool lounge chair under an umbrella and we occupied two. My friends changed into their swimsuit on the dining area’s comfort room while I had mine on already.

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One of the rooms

You can check the photos of what’s inside on my second article about this resort.

UPDATE as of 11202016:  Camp Netanya is now accepting reservations and will be open on January 2017.

READ: Rates for Camp Netanya: (The Little Santorini in Batangas)

You may click this link to book a reservation through Agoda.

Day Tour was worth P500 per head inclusive of snorkeling and kayaking.

The overnight accommodation is worth P5,000 for 2 person then P1,000 per additional.

Kids that are 3 years old and below are FREE.

As for the food, you can order it at their office. Food price ranges from P150 to P300 per dish. I forgot to take a picture of their menu.

Choices are seafood, noodles, chicken, sandwiches at a very affordable price.

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My friend Patrick Barry exploring and enjoying the underwater beauty of Anilao, Batangas.

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Yours truly posing with the beauty of Camp Netanya.


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The Gang! My highschool friends.

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My beautiful friend (Carnilda) enjoying the sun at Camp Netanya and who loves to do a mermaid swim.
READ: El Nido, Palawan: Lagoons and Beaches | Travel Guide

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That’s me underwater of the pool, also feeling like little mermaid.

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Underwater at the beach with my friend (Maritoni).

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There’s also access to the calm beach but it has mosses, huge rocks and sea urchins. I got stung and had a little cut on my right foot. It hurts and it was my first encounter with a sea urchin. (Tssssk, I guess they didn’t like me.)

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Yours truly having a hard time removing the spines. Be careful when you go to the beach.

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The Little Santorini after the sun sets. See you again Camp Netanya.

Please do share your Camp Netanya experience too.

See you!

Credits to my friends for some of the pictures (Maritoni and Carnilda)

Proofread and edited by Vany Piol.

191 thoughts on “The Little Santorini in Batangas (Camp Netanya)

  1. Hi Vien, It’s a good thing that you post Little Santorini, my family are planning to visit this place next week after Christmas we have no plan to stay overnight because of our work would you suggest the best time to leave Manila can we pay the entrance fee there? What we have to bring? Thank you for your time

  2. Nice photos of it Ms. Vien… hope that our travel agency will be there again soon… You can add us on fb pat thin travels and maybe we can cater your service needs our number for your affordable van rental services are: 0905-8218600 / 0915-2259085 / 0998-5743727 / 0933-4196830.. hope to be of business with you soon guys:)… May God bless you:)

  3. Hi There Vien, T’was such a nice review of the place, Thanks, without you i would never have heard of this, another one to add to my check list for my itinerary next time am back home, cannot see nothing wrong with your usage of though in your sentences and looking forward to more exciting reviews that you can share with us, very much appreciated , cheers

    1. Hi Ian,

      Thank you for your kind words, you lifted my spirits up. I hope you’ll enjoy your visit and appreciate the place.

      I had remove the though’s I used just so not to offend someone in my technique in writing.

      I’ll continue to share my upcoming experience.

      Have a nice day! πŸ™‚

    1. Ms. Vien do they have a telephone number? If ever di ma contact yung pinost mong number.

  4. Miss please refrain from using “though” at the end of your sentences. If you don’t know how and when to use it, just pls stop.

    1. No! do not edit it Miss, This Miss Zuang Yee is so rude, telling you what ? English language comes from England and if you hear how English people speak their language, you will start wondering where we got our English from. She is not your editor, walang syang K.

    2. oohhh.. thank you so much!!! I really appreciate your support po. I also admit that my grammars are not perfect and I tried to correct every mistake I made. ❀❀❀

  5. whose the girl wearing blue (whatever u call it) sando? hehe β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘ nice place… mas ok sna kng mganda din yng beachfront nla…

  6. Sana po meron mga halal restaurants for Muslims sa place na yan..😊😊😊

    1. from manila sakay ka ng batangas pier, tapos baba ka ng grand terminal sa batangas city, mula grand terminal sakay ka ng dyip papuntang mabini, baba ka ng crossing or anilao, tpos tricycle, medyo mahal nga lang bayad sa tricycle, 100+ pesos

    2. from manila sakay ka ng bus papuntang batangas pier, baba ka ng grand terminal ng batangas city, may dyip dun papuntang mabini sakaykau ng dyip tapos baba ng crossing or anilao, mula dun tricycle na sasakyan, medyo mahal lang ung tricycle, 100+ cguro un

  7. I never got a reply from the contact person you indicated, Ms. Concepcion, despite numerous texts. I guess I’ll just book via Agoda. Thanks for sharing this resort. Looks glamorous!

  8. Kailangan po b nka swimsuit tlga or can we just go there and swim with shorts and t shirts? Thanks 😊

  9. Sa mga magtatanong pa po, pakibasa na lang po yung article ano po? andun na po lahat ng gusto niyong malaman, hindi yung puro kayo tanong sa blogger… basa basa din po ano po???

  10. Nice content about this Batangas resort, I didn’t know there’s a cozy place like this in Anilao, we don’t frequent Anilao because we hate the rocky beaches they have there πŸ™‚ Anyway, for stuff about Batangas, you can check out my blog… http://www.batangascityph.com

  11. Hi how Is the road going there?di ba steep or rough road?what way did you use kase im more familiar of nasugbu beach.thanks πŸ™‚

    1. the road is good, not that steep and it’s smooth ride going there, as for the way we came from taal then bauan rd po.. hope it helps

  12. If you have very time… Visit Shercon resort in mataasnakahoy batangas… It’s a nice place. You can Check their website

  13. For a day trip; it is 500/head includes snorkeling and kayaking as Vien M mentioned. You can just walk-in for a day trip. Their overnight stay is fully-booked until September (all weekends), try to ask an available date for a weekday overnight stay. P5,000/night for 2 persons (I am not sure if this includes breakfast, but for this price, breakfast might be included). P1,000/night for an additional person if you have a chaperone. LOL. Kids 7yrs old below are free, bring any proof that they are 7yrs and below, just to be sure.

  14. Hi, do you happen to know if they are accepting credit card or cash basis only? Thanks in advance =)

  15. Hi, alam nyo po ba kung nagooffer sila ng scuba diving activities? This is the first time I heard about this place and it really looks good. Thanks

  16. Hi, been here for overnight stay. The view is scenic, but I hate to say that the service and accommodation is not OK πŸ™
    I guess this resort needs a lot of restoration since based on its history, this is meant for private events only.
    Way long to go for Camp Natenya.

  17. hi!im trying to contact the cellphone number you have given in this blog, but its unattended..:(

    1. yeah.. i tried the same thing since there are too many inquiries.. may be because she received a lot of text and call.. too bad though

    1. nope, the beach is a vast.. can’t tell though, batangas beaches are calm that’s why it look small..

      you can do snorkeling and kayaking there

  18. Hi,I would like to ask dun sa 5k nyo ilang persons covered nun? and pwedeng magdala ng sarili mong food?

    1. Hello po, open po kya sila for prenup? At kpg day tour mgkano p? Or did they have prenup package? Thanks in advance for the info

    1. 2 persons for 5k/night, im not sure if may bfast na. then additional 1k per head, also, not sure if ilan yung capacity nung room nila.

  19. I can’t contact their number. I keep on searching for their website but i think, they don’t have one. Is there any way for me to make a reservation? Thank you.

    1. Ask Ko lan po if merun kau contact Ng manager po sa camp netanya for other question..pd Ko b mahinge..

    2. This number still works. I just called them earlier this morning and I talked to Patrick for reservation.

  20. Hi miss! Kasama na ba sa room accommodation yung sa pool at iba pang facilities nila? Thanks. 😊

    1. via car po kmi.. not sure pano po pag public transpo.. if my car po kayo try nio po gmitin to GPS Coordinates: 13Β° 43.726N 120Β° 53.177E Elev: 32m

  21. Nakausap ko yung sea urchin, ayaw nga daw talaga sayo hahahaha. Hope to visit Netanya soon!

  22. There’s a resort up north that also has the feel of Santorini. Check out Thunderbird Resorts in San fernando, La Union.

  23. thanks for sharing…we will try to have our family vacation …just near manila, no hassle..

    1. that i’m not sure of cause we had our friend’s car though πŸ™ I’ll check out how to get there via public transpo

  24. Ilan po capacity sa isang room that cost P5000? Hindi po ba pwedeng magdala ng foods? And allowed po ba ang alcohol drink? Pwede ko po makuha contact number nila? Thanks po.

    1. smin po kc pinaygan kmi mgday tour.. 500 per head.. bale 2500 plus food 500.. s transpo po kc my car ung friend ko..

      chineck ko p po s manager kung hm ung update rates nila

    1. pde mag-ihaw ihaw.. ndi ko n po npicturan ung menu nila.. my pancit, sandwich, chicken, seafood and drinks n din po.. masarap nmn po ung food.. πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

      mura lng po ung foods wala pang 500 ngastos nmin for our group..

    2. Hallo…. ask ko lng how much per head… aside from their rooms.. ang ganda ng place thanks for sharing…:)

      sana ma share mo din samin yung contact number nila… Thanks… πŸ™‚

    3. Ive been trying to call the number for reservation but phone was busy since this morning and non stop.is there any alternative number?its my bday on the weekend so I’m planning to bring my family. Please let me know of other numbers that I can call with.thanx!

    4. il go ask for an alternative number.. advance happy birthday to you love!!!! i’m afraid tht they’re booked until september thoug but you can still try to check for availble dates

    5. Hi Vien, Do you when can i book this august? i want to bring my wife e 1st anniv namin. the place is sweet e.

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