Casa Amara is Love

April 21, 2016 Travel

Imagine a beach house perched on a hill with oversized windows and balconies that offer sweeping views of the sea; cozy interiors that make you want to stay at home and snuggle up with your loved ones; and a heated infinity pool where you can stay for as long as you want.

That is Casa Amara.

Before I proceed, let me just say that I usually do not write about resorts, but I am making an exception for Casa Amara because it is truly a destination worth writing about.

The owners of Casa Amara, Klaus and Gemma Kolb, like calling Casa Amara a private beach mansion. Think of it as a vacation house with rooms for rent. That is actually how it feels when you are at Casa Amara. It is located in the most secluded part of San Juan, Batangas.

Never mind that guests have to pass through rough roads; a piece of heaven awaits.

We stayed in this paradise last weekend. Our timing was good because we were the only ones booked, and the Kolb babies, Amara and Pearl, were there to play with our babies, Aeon and Popcorn. It was Aeon's second birthday celebration.

We chose the family room, which can accommodate up to six people. It has its entrance, kitchen, sala, comfort room, bedroom, and balcony. We opted to bring and cook our food, which was part of our family bonding.

Klaus offered to tour us around the resort as soon as we checked in, but I was too mesmerized by the view from our room – the different hues of blue, the lush greens surrounding us, the clear skies. I wanted time to enjoy that and the cool sea breeze, so I asked that we postpone the tour. It was really like vacationing at a family or friend's beach house.

We spent the afternoon eating and enjoying our family room. We went to the beach for a walk before sunset. We returned the following day for a swim.

The beach is about a 10-minute walk or a 2-minute drive from Casa Amara. It's like having a private beach, which, at times, guests share only with a few locals. The sand is not as fine as other parts of Laiya beach, as it is mixed with crushed corals, but the water is so clear. It is also a good snorkeling spot.

Of course, we didn't leave Casa Amara without enjoying its infinity pool with its amazing view.

The sunrise. 

I do not usually wake up for sunrise, but seeing photos of Casa Amara sunrise, I had to.

And yes, it was glorious. My day started with a subtle splash of oranges and pinks in the dark blue sky and sea. It was quiet. It was awe-inspiring. It was perfect.

Aside from the family room, Casa Amara has a penthouse that can accommodate up to 12 people, and its huge balcony is enviable; a guesthouse that is also good for 12 people; and eight standard rooms good for four people each.

The penthouse and guesthouse have their kitchen. It also has a small function room and a huge deck perfect for small parties.

I am sure a lot of wonderful families and barkada memories were made at Casa Amara. We add ours. True to its name, Casa Amara is beloved.

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  1. Hello! Do you have the contact number for Casa Amara?

    1. They have listings on airbnb. Also, try their facebook page.