10 Vacation Spots Near Manila for Your Next Reunion

Heading out with a big group? No problem!

 

(SPOT.ph) Long holidays are the perfect time for reunions with family and friends. People come home from abroad, vacations are extended, and you can finally sit back, relax, and drink the day away with people you love. But it can get a little bit stressful when you’re a big group looking for a place that can accommodate everyone.

 

We round up private bed-and-breakfasts and resorts that not only fit 10 people and more, but also provide a number of activities for the whole gang.

 


 


 

Zambawood Boutique Resort

Fernandez Compound, Purok 1B, San Narciso, Zambales

Contact: 0915-9914-715

E-mail: info@zambawood.com

www.zambawood.com

Rates start at P49,000 for 10 pax

 

Zambawood started out as a sanctuary for owner Rachel Harrison's son Julyan who has special needs. The tranquility of Zambales has helped her son so much that the family decided to open the 500-square-meter luxury beach house to guests who also want to experience the calmness that nature brings. It has four air-conditioned bedrooms, a terrace with a long table, a private pool, and a gaming room with a widescreen television, a Nintendo Wii, a pool table, and a ping-pong table. You can choose to include full-board meals and a beach set up with bonfire, marshmallow, and hotdogs to your overnight package.

 


 


 

Windsor Vacation House

Windsor Heights Tagaytay, Tagaytay - Sta. Rosa Road, Tagaytay, Cavite

Contact: 0929-406-6799

www.facebook.com/tagaytayresthouseforrent.windsorheights

Rates start at P10,000 for 10 pax

 

This American-style vacation house has a maximum capacity of 12 people. One of the rooms, which is specially designed for kids, has bright-colored wallpapers and dreamy murals. Overnight fee includes use of a fully equipped kitchen and a helper to assist you with housekeeping.

 


 


 

Overlooking Tagaytay Chalet

Talisay Road, Tagaytay, Cavite

www.facebook.com/TagaytayChalet

Rates start at P10,890 for 10 pax

 

An herbal garden, large windows, a fireplace, and trellis hanging by the pathway complete the rustic charm of Overlooking Tagaytay Chalet. Loud music and partying are discouraged in this Airbnb but these conditions just make it the perfect spot for a big group of friends who are looking for a quiet weekend getaway.

 


 


 

Mertola's Villa

Barangay Tadlac, Alitagtag, Batangas

www.airbnb.com/rooms/7426719

Rates start at P12,350 for 10 pax

 

Mertola's Villa sits amid rolling hills dotted with fruit trees like rambutan, langka, apple mango, indian mango, and coconut. You can easily make a smoothie from what you can pick from its backyard! Renting the house also gives you access to the badminton court where you can challenge your friends to a doubles game.

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Awilihan Private Paradise Resort

Barangay Ambulong, Tanauan, Batangas

Contact: 0917-732-3445

www.awilihanresort.com

Rates start at P24,100 for 18 pax

 

Just a couple of hours’ drive away from Makati, Awilihan Resort is a convenient way to escape the Metro for a weekend. It has three air-conditioned bedrooms, each with toilet and bath so you don't have to worry about queuing up in the morning for a shower. There's a whole range of activities that your family or friends can enjoy—from a game of ping-pong to paddle-boarding, and of course, the ever-dependable videoke.

 


 


 

Casarina Verde

Block 9 Lot 14 Suha Street, Leisure Farms, Lemery, Batangas

Contact: 0917-571-0543

www.airbnb.com/rooms/8786597

Rates start at P12,000 for 10 pax

 

How about feeling like a haciendero for the weekend? Casarina Verde makes your dreams come true through its three-storey and five-bedroom vacation house located in the verdant fields of Batangas. Adventurous guests can enjoy biking and bird-watching in the area, while the more laid-back ones can play a game or two of billiards, darts, and mahjong in the attic.

 


 


 

Jardin Florencia

Barangay Poblacion 1, Balete, Batangas

Contact: 824-9614

E-mail: florpison@yahoo.com

www.facebook.com/JardinFlorencia

Rates start at P17,000 for 20 pax

 

Jardin Florencia is the brainchild of family matriarch Florencia Pison who designed the Asian-inspired house with the help of her artist friends. The 1,700-square-meter property has a small swimming pool, a bamboo pavilion for just chilling out in the afternoon, an outdoor grilling station, and a tree house where you can relive your childhood.

 


 


 

John's Hammock Vacation House

Bukal, Mendez, Cavite

Contact: 0917-880-0917

www.airbnb.com/rooms/11594332

Rates start at P10,500 for 16 pax

 

John's Hammock Vacation House has no strict rules and curfew so you can party the night away with friends when staying here. It features a spacious living room with a high ceiling, a loft that can fit a lot of beds, and a full-service bar where you can drink to your heart's delight. You can also ask your musically inclined buddies to strum a few notes using the guitars scattered all over the house. Pets are allowed so even your furbabies can join in on the fun.

 


 


 

Casa del Sol

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3083 Halang-Dagatan Road, Purok 6, Halang, Amadeo, Cavite

Contact: 0929-587-4281

www.facebook.com/CasaDelSolOfficialpage

Rates start at P20,000 for 20 pax

 

Your fellow millennial cousins would have a good time taking selfies in the Bohemian-inspired interiors of Casa del Sol. The spacious living room is filled with colorful bean bags while the large kitchen and dining room have industrial-rustic furnishings and old-school wood flooring. It has three bedrooms, each with queen-size beds and bunk beds to accommodate the whole clan.

 


 


 

Raffi's Way

132 Talisay Road, Tagaytay, Cavite

Contact: 0917-875-0202

E-mail: raffiswaytagaytay@gmail.com

www.raffisway.com

Rates start at P35,000 for 12 to 15 pax

 

With the picturesque views offered by Raffi's Way greeting you every morning, you wouldn't want to wake up anywhere else. It's perched on the hillside overlooking the Taal Volcano, a panorama you can best enjoy with this accommodation's floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

 

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