Summer is just around the corner, and this time we’re planning ahead. While being stuck at home last year led us to some, needless to say, innovative hobbies, now we have the foresight to plan ahead and be able to stay closer to sunny shores. If isolation means staying in some remote and safe bungalow near crystal blue waters (artificial or not), then sign us up for any of these resorts in the Philippines:
1. Destello Events and Villas, Alfonso
Located in Alfonso, Cavite, Destello Villas is an intimate events venue with two villas. Tucked away from the noise of the city, the nice and cozy villas each have their own private pool in addition to their intimate event space. The property offers day tour packages and longer stays for couples, barkadas, or families to vacay and/or celebrate privately. Walk-ins are not allowed and guests must follow DOT and IATF policy.
2. Raffi’s Way, Tagaytay
Live life on the edge, literally. Book a night or three at Raffi’s Way in Tagaytay. Catch a glimpse of Taal Volcano from their lovely private plunge pool or their high-ceiling living room. Raffi’s Way has four designer bedrooms with pristine white interiors and folksy wooden elements. In addition to the pool and living room, they also have a dining area and kitchen. They’re also located close to places like Punta Fuego Beach and Nuvali.
As people continue to venture south, why not head to the nearest north and give Zambales a try? Sundowners Zambales is a newly-opened beachfront luxury resort in Botolan, where Mount Pinatubo and Tukal Tukal Falls are famously located. They currently have ten spacious Sundowners vacation villas that range from 1-bedroom types to grand 6-bedroom pool villas, two infinity pools, a bar and restaurant, and a 100-meter beach. As a resort in the Philippines, they’re currently only accepting Zambales residents for the time being, but feel free to bookmark for your next vacation. Medical certificates are required for guests while kids below 15 and seniors over 65 are still prohibited.
4. Noni’s Resort, Batangas
Situated 1,000 feet above sea level, Noni’s Resort in Cuenca, Batangas offers scenic views of Taal Lake, Tagaytay Ridges, and Mount Makulot. It’s surrounded by quiet pockets of nature and inside are vast chambers of relaxation for the ultimate vacation. Noni’s Resort has every kind of room, from Double Rooms with a queen-sized bed and private bathroom to isolated grand villas like their Batangas Villa, which can house a maximum of eight people. Guests can avail of 25% off their stay if they book a room from now until the end of March with a travel period of April 1 to May 31, 2021.
5. The Farm at San Benito, Lipa
The Farm is an eco-luxury holistic medical wellness resort located in Lipa, Batangas. It rests on a 48-hectare jungle with a stunning view of mountains, crisp fresh air, and an uplifting, life-giving energy that radiates throughout the entire property. The Farm practices holistic treatments conducted by licensed doctors, nutritionists, therapists, yoga teachers, and more. Professionals are on-site to administer COVID-19 Antigen Nasal Swab Tests and PCR Tests. Rooms, on the other hand, are sanitized using Sanivir Smoke. The luxury resort in the Philippines continues to have zero positive cases since they reopened last May 16, 2020.
6. Buceo Anilao Beach and Dive Resort, Batangas
Take a breather at this relaxing seaside resort in Anilao. It’s the perfect place for couples and small groups of not more than five. The resort is a natural haven with its wide array of activities that allow you to form a bond with nature. Go on an aquatic adventure through the reef of Buceo Anilao, where the clear ocean reveals a world of life beyond your imagination. The corals teem with fish, and the water is a delight for any Metro resident seeking an escape. Beyond being a thrill for casual divers and underwater photographers, this famous diving resort in the Philippines is a relaxing haven with world-class facilities and even better hospitality.
SHOOR currently offers a snorkeling adventure for couples and groups of four, inclusive of overnight accommodation in Buceo Anilao’s Sea View Superior Room, four meals throughout your entire stay, and a snorkeling and island hopping adventure.