(SPOT.ph) "Akin lahat ng natatanaw mo" is a phrase you'd say if you were ridiculously rich and standing in front of hectares of land that you (theoretically) own. Until then, all we can do is go on a weekend trip to a luxury resort where we can enjoy a beautiful infinity pool with water that seems to just flow endlessly into the ocean (or to the heavens, like our dreams).
We list down 10 places where you’d wish that vacations, like the pools, are infinite.
The Oriental Legazpi
Taysan Hill, Sto. Niño Village, Legazpi City, Albay
Contact: (052) 480-0383 to 85
Rates start at P13,125++
Thanks to its location on top of Taysan Hill, The Oriental Legazpi's infinity pool can easily make your jaw drop because of its unforgettable view of the Albay Gulf and the Legazpi cityscape. You can also say hi to the elusive beauty of the majestic Mayon Volcano from there.
Acuatico Beach Resort
Laiya, San Juan, Batangas
Contact: 892-7577 to 79
Rates start at P5,600++
Batangas is a weekend escape that draws crowds because of its proximity to the Metro, but Acuatico Beach Resort makes sure that your short-lived vacation is as peaceful and quiet as possible. It offers 21 beachfront rooms and villas designed with a Balinese theme. The resort's infinity pool has platforms that double as bridges, perfect for Instagram-worthy poses with your special someone.
Alta Vista de Boracay
Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact: (036) 288-9802
Rates start at P3,500++
Tired of partying by the beach until sunrise? Alta Vista de Boracay gives you a different experience on the island that never sleeps through its secluded location on the hillside of Barangay Yapak. Take a dip in the infinity pool and witness a panoramic view of surrounding mountains and white sand beach. Best of all, the resort's homegrown café is right in front of the pool for when you hear your stomach rumble after a fun swim.
Azumi Boutique Hotel
2205 Market Street, Madrigal Business Park Phase III, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Rates start at P4,000++
If you're too busy to go too far from the Metro, then Azumi is your sanctuary. It has a lengthy saltwater infinity pool where you can practice your freestyle swimming form. Your reward after doing numerous laps is the view of the Alabang cityscape, including the rows of red bumper lights because of a traffic jam you’re happily avoiding.
The Bellevue Bohol
Doljo, Panglao Island, Bohol
Contact: (038) 422-2222
Rates start at P5,555++
Five-star resort The Bellevue Bohol practices environment-friendly principles including efficient use of energy and water as well as air quality management. This makes staying in their hotel room much more relaxing and stress-free. The infinity pool is surrounded with half-submerged seats where you can lie down while looking out at the horizon come sunset.
80 Buton Street, Sitio Labasin, Sabang Beach, Baler, Aurora
Rates start at P4,000++
Costa Pacifica is one of the few luxury resorts in the surf town of Sabang. It's perfect for when you want to enjoy the waves but can't be bothered to get down and dirty in one of the surfer hostels. One of its best features is the L-shaped infinity pool amidst a landscaped garden where you can watch the famous Baler sunrise.
Tawala, Panglao Island, Bohol
Contact: 654-6480, 656–4205
Rates start at P20,000++
Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa in Panglao Island, which is becoming more and more popular because of its white sand and clear water, covers about 16 hectares of land with varied topography—from a descending cliff to a flat land with lush vegetation. Befitting its name, which comes from the indigenous people of Bohol's southeast towns such as Pilar and Duero, the property uses local materials like bamboo, cogon, and wood for its finishings. This is reflected in its infinity pool, surrounded by a wooden platform and kubo-like villas.
Tugawe Cove Resort
Colongcogong, Caramoan Peninsula, Camarines Sur
Contact: 0918-965-7885, 0917-501-6711
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Rates start at P3,200++
Thanks to the Survivor reality show, Caramoan in Camarines Sur is now associated with pristine islands, white-sand beach, and seafood you can just catch from the ocean around you. Tugawe Cove Resort is just the same, minus the being-miserable-while-sleeping-under-the-rain part. Aside from treating you to cozy cabanas and sumptuous meals, it offers a 360-degree view of the ocean from its infinity pool, making the uphill climb worth it.
Club Punta Fuego
Balaytigue, Nasugbu, Batangas
Contact: 843-8700, 584-4405
Rates start P7,150++
Club Punta Fuego used to be an exclusive membership resort but it has now opened its doors to vacationers who want to experience the first-class recreation facility. Its spacious double infinity pool provides front-row seats to Batangas' golden sunset. You can have the same view while nursing a bottle of beer by the outdoor area of the Members' Lounge.
Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan, Cebu
Seascapes Resort Town, Mactan Island, Lapu Lapu City, Cebu
Contact: (032) 401-9999, (032) 239-3900
Rates start at P6,800++
If Punta Fuego has a double infinity pool, Crimson Resort and Spa prides itself on having a three-tiered infinity pool with depths at two feet, three feet, and four feet. The whole pool sprawls from the outdoor lounge of Saffron Cafe all the way to the private white beach. It also has a couple of wooden garden bridges where you can reenact a romantic scene.