Islands and Beaches

Batang Peninsula-- a “Hidden Treasure”

Negros Occidental

Belle Piccio
Belle Piccio | May 23, 2013

Batang Peninsula is a beach resort in Barangay Talaban, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental.

The beachfront property was once called Batang. The Menez’s couple, owners Alex and Marilou, named it “Batang Peninsula Beach Resort” after they acquired the hidden and natural peninsula last September 29, 2003. The owners dedicated the resort to the people of Himamaylan.

The 15-hectare resort is kept clean and is well landscaped with a beachfront that offers a panoramic view of the Panay Gulf. It has a 24-hour security patrol to keep guests safe. Entrance fee is at Php10 per head for day-trip and Php20 for overnight stay. To keep your kids entertained a children’s playground is available at Php20 per child. The resort restaurant caters authentic Filipino food but you can also bring your own with no corkage fee.

Enjoy the beautiful sunset of Batang Peninsula. It is a good place to relax and bond with friends and family.

Did you know that Bunlaw Festival of Himamaylan started at Batang Peninsula Beach Resort? It is also known as The Cleansing Ritual and is celebrated every January 1. Bunlaw Festival started last 2008. It is not yet recognized as one of the official festivals of Himamaylan but the provincial government supports this annual event.

Where to Stay

Batang Peninsula has a wide array of shed houses and cottages, both native and concrete.

For day-trips, they have 8 open seaside concrete sheds (Php200, good for 8 guests), 12 open native kubos (Php300, good for 10 pax), 7 mushroom huts (Php300, good for 10 guests).

For overnight accommodations, you can stay at Hotel California (Php1500-Php2800, good for 4 pax), 6 native kubos (Php700-Php1200, good for 6-10 pax), 2 duplex suites that includes a front porch area, full size bed and a restroom (Php1600).

There are also halls that can be occupied for large family gatherings or special occasions. La Kataw Restaurant which is ideal for weddings, conventions, birthdays and special occasions (Php3500-Php5000, good for 100 pax), Alexander Hall (Php1500-Php1700, good for 50 pax) and Fleur de Lis Hall (Php800-Php850, god for 25 pax).

Please note that the indicated rates are subject to change without prior notice. It is dependent on the PH peso- US dollar exchange rates. Kindly contact Batang Peninsula at (034) 388-3748 or (034) 476-2795 to check on availability of rooms or cottages and updated rates.

How to Get There

From Manila, you can fly to Bacolod (Php2500++, round trip, 45 minutes). From Bacolod-Silay Airport, you can take a shuttle (Php75-100 per head), or a cab and ask to be dropped off at the nearest bus station for Bacolod-Himamaylan. A 2-hour drive if you bring a private car, take the National Highway heading south. After passing Binalbagan, the next city will be Himamaylan, upon which the Batang Peninsula sign will appear. Take Talaban exit on the right. The Talaban Road landmark is opposite the Himamaylan City Hall of Justice on the left, and before you reach Provincial Hospital and the city proper.

Or from Manila, you can fly to Dumaguete (Php5800++, round trip, 1 hour and 15 minutes). Take Bais or Mabinay road heading towards Kabankalan. Take the National Highway heading towards Himamaylan. After the city proper of Himamaylan, find the street sign leading to Batang Peninsula Beach Resort. Exit Talaban Road to your left.

Turn left on Batang Road until you find Batang Peninsula Beach Resort.

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