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10 New Places to Stay for Your Next Getaway (2018 Edition)

They're not too far from Manila, either!

(SPOT.ph) With all the traffic issues, Grab horror stories, and never-ending road repairs, staying in the Metro can really take its toll. We almost always wish that we could go on a quick vacation on weekends—every weekend, in a perfect world. 

Luckily, there are plenty of new places popping up that are just a short drive from Manila, perfect for that quick weekend escape. Here are a few of them. 


Landrina Escape

The Strand Subdivision, Barangay Nagbalayong, Morong, Bataan
Contact: 0917-880-4464
E-mail: info@landrinaescape.com
www.landrinaescape.com
Rate starts at P12,850 (for six pax); opened in April 

If New Yorkers escape to their beach houses in The Hamptons during the summer, then Metro Manila dwellers can look into Landrina Escape in Bataan for their beachfront getaway. Their villas come with private pools, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and an extensive movie and TV series library to ensure a relaxing weekend.  


Glamping at 8 Suites

8 Suites Tagaytay, Lot 7, Ridge View Subdivision, Barangay Iruhin, Tagaytay City, Cavite
Contact: 0917-678-7701
E-mail: eightsuites@gmail.com
8suites.com
Rate starts at P4,500 (for two pax); opened in July 

8 Suites may have been around for a while, but that doesn't mean it’s behind the times. They recently launched Bohemian-inspired glamping tents where stylish travelers can camp out and wake up to a beautiful view of Taal Lake. Booking comes with breakfast, a welcome drink, a board game of your choice, and s'mores at night. 


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Verde Azul

Nagpajo Crossing, Barangay Nagbalayong, Morong, Bataan
Contact: 0995-452-7789
E-mail: verdeazul.leisureresort@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/VerdeAzulLeisureResort
Rate starts at P6,000 (for four pax); opened in May 

Verde Azul stays true to its name with its blue-themed poolside umbrellas and stylish villas. The beachfront cabanas are perfect no matter what season—for listening to the pitter-patter of rain during the monsoon or for taking shade from the sun during summer. 


The Glamp

Liwliwa, San Felipe, Zambales
E-mail: theglampzambales@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/theglampzambales
Rate starts at P5,000 (for two pax); opened in January 

With the launch of new glamping sites, it looks like the "glamorous camping" trend is not going away anytime soon. This is the case for The Glamp, a new camping ground in one of Zambales' famous surf spots, Liwliwa. It features a spacious grass area where fully equipped tents are spread out, a common area for lounging around with fellow campers, and a bonfire pit for late-night s'mores. 


Talisay Cabins at Noni's Resort

Barangay Ping-as, Alitagtag, Batangas
Contact: 0917-596-0723
E-mail: resort.nonis@gmail.com
www.nonisresort.com.ph
Rate starts at P10,000 (for four pax); opened in February 

Noni's Resort takes camping to a whole new level with its newly opened accommodation called Talisay Cabins. Designed by Joey T. Abellano, the sleek-looking villas are fully air-conditioned and equipped with a private bathroom, a solo fire pit, and individual plunge pools. Bonus: They have a great view of Taal Lake from their patio. 


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Anya Resort Tagaytay

Buenavista Hills Road, Barangay Mag-asawang Ilat, Tagaytay City, Cavite
Contact: (046) 419-8040
E-mail: lifestyle.assistant@anyaresorts.com
anyaresorts.com
Rate starts at P8,600; opened in July 2017 

Feel like royalty when you check in at the small but luxurious Anya Resort and Residences in Tagaytay. You can have your own Lifestyle Assistant who can fix your check-in and check-out schedule, book a day trip around the area, and reserve your slot at the Niyama Spa. It's perfect for the introverts out there! 


Puesta Del Sol Villas

The Strand Subdivision, Barangay Nagbalayong, Morong, Bataan
Contact: 0956-790-8130
E-mail: puestadelsolvillas@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/PuestaDelSolVillas
Rate starts at P3,500; opened in March 

With its beachfront location, Puesto del Sol Villas provides guests with a stunning view of the colorful sunset. You can even watch this all-natural show from the expansive swimming pool at the resort's courtyard or the private porch of your room. Their biggest space, the Family Villa, is perfect for groups of four. 


Soler Sea Seaside Resort

Purok 2, Barangay Carenahan, Balayan, Batangas
Contact: 0995-782-4913
E-mail: solerseabalayan@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/solerseabalayan
Rate starts at P6,000 (for two pax); opened in March 

Soler Sea Seaside Resort features bungalow-type houses perfect for families or a large group of friends. It has a spacious common area, dining area with long tables, and a pool deck with a videoke machine. Videoke, you say? Count us in! 


Liwalize It Surf Camp

Liwliwa, San Felipe, Zambales
Contact: 0977-009-0079
E-mail: liwalizeit@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/liwalizeit
Rate starts at P1,500 (for three pax); opened in November 2017 

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"Liwalize It was derived from the popular hashtag and expression #liwalized, which describes the experience of spending an amazing time in Liwliwa," resort owner Paolo Manuel Soler told SPOT.ph. True enough, the "good vibes-only zone" provides a fun stay to beach-lovers and surfers through its traditional kubos, camping grounds, and late-night jamming at the common area. 


Fridays Puerto Galera

Boquete Island, Barangay Sto Niño, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
Contact: 0956-790-8130
E-mail: reservations@fridayspuertogalera.com
www.fridayspuertogalera.com
Rate starts at P9,000; opened in December 2017 

Dubbed as "Puerto Galera's only luxury resort," Fridays Puerto Galera promises a relaxing stay through a private location on Boquete Island—an ocean away from the busy Sabang Beach. All its 32 beachfront rooms are made from cogon-thatched roofs, bamboos, and capiz shells to complete the tropical island vibe. You can get to this small piece of paradise in less than an hour via AirTrav's newest seaplane fleet

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