Last May 21, 2011, me and my friends went to Laiya, San Juan, Batangas to relax and enjoy the summer. Laiya was popular with its cheap and affordable accomodations and the sand there is white but not as fine and white as Boracay has.
It took us 3 hours from Metro Manila to get there. We stayed at Casa Remo and we rent a room that can accomodate 8-10 people and cost around 6,000php.
There were lots of activities you can enjoy there like snorkeling, banana boat, jet ski, boat ride and many more. We did snorkeling because most of my friends haven't tried snorkeling, we enjoyed floating in the water and watching fishes swimming around the corals. The snorkeling cost us 1,500php because the boat rental was 1,000 which can carry 9 persons and above and we rented
five snorkeling equipments, 100php per gear.
So if you want to relax and want a cheap accommodation with white sand beach, try Laiya, its worth it.