(SPOT.ph) If part of your 2020 resolution is to spend more quality time with your significant other, a few days at a romantic resort probably sound like a dream. Bet you can already imagine lounging in a private villa, taking sunset walks through nature surrounded by a breathtaking view, and wining and dining to your heart’s content. To help make those dreamy visions come true, start making plans with this list of 10 of the country’s most romantic resorts.
Here are 10 places in the Philippines for a romantic getaway:
Cagraray Island, Bacacay, Albay
Contact: 0917-599-1606, 0921-487-3869
Rates start at P12,900
This tropical paradise on a private beach island in Albay is dotted with shady palm trees in just about every corner for you and your partner to lounge under (so have a picnic blanket ready!). When you’re done swimming and lounging, there are luxurious spas you can check out for some much-needed TLC.
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
Contact: 0917-872-9361, 0925-805-5232
Rates start at P5,900
Fancy a romantic staycation that would transport you back to the charms of Old Manila? With Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, that’s exactly what you get. Here, you’re surrounded by world-class architecture that gives you a glimpse of local heritage, while cobblestone paths, ancestral houses, and even an old-school tram bring you to centuries past. Hop on a gondola-inspired boat with your special someone and enjoy a leisurely ride along the Umangol River, where you can marvel at the sight of arched bridges, replicas of old houses, and colonial-era structures within the resort from the waterway.
Pamalican Island, Cuyo, Palawan
Contact: (02) 7976-5200, (02) 7976-5222
Rates start at P58,000
“Amanpulo” means peaceful island, and here, you’ll be surrounded by glittering blue seas, a gorgeous reef, and fine white sand. Ultimate privacy and exclusivity starts the moment you step into a chartered flight to Pamalican Island. Once there, you can relax in a villa with private paths that lead to the beachfront. You also have options to indulge in activities like diving and kite surfing, or try the jungle obstacle course if you and your S.O. are up for an adventure. There are little houses along the shore, or those atop trees that give you breathtaking views of the trees and the sea. Pro tip: Inquire about their three-night Romance at Amanpulo package, which gets you extra activities like a private massage, a sunset cruise, and more!
The Island Buenavista Resort
Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte
Contact: (082) 299-2992
Rates start at P135,000
This luxury island resort in Davao guarantees your privacy because it’s only rented out to one group at a time—if you want the utmost privacy, you and your significant other can rent out the entire resort for a couple of nights. Enjoy your exclusive stay lounging at the beach, walking through paths lined by palm trees, or going on a snorkeling or diving adventure. You can also make the most out of the Island Buenavista’s amenities, like the four-foot Island Pool, Gazebo with a sunset view, and lounge chairs at the open-air Pavilion.
Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort
Sumilon Island, Oslob, Cebu
Contact: (032) 353-5578, 0917-868-7392, 0998-964-1879
Rates start at P12,000
At Bluewater Sumilon Resort, you and your partner can wake up to the most stunning views of neighboring islands. Newlyweds, long-term couples on their nth honeymoon, or married folks looking for a secluded getaway can book a Honeymoon Villa. This 106-square-meter accommodation has its own dipping pool and a veranda with a view of Bohol Sea. It's almost tempting to never leave the confines of this Netflix-ready and WiFi-equipped room.
El Nido Resorts – Pangulasian Island
El Nido, Palawan
Contact: (02) 902-5990, 0917-843-7906
Rates start at P38,000
El Nido Resorts’ outpost in Pangulasian Island is one of El Nido’s four eco-luxury island resorts, so you’re meant to enjoy the breathtaking wonders of nature around you while still enjoying luxury amenities and accommodations. The entire place is also designed to seem like you’re one with nature, getting you in the mood for a relaxing tropical-themed spa date, a private island dinner for two, and waking up with the sunrise and winding down with the sunset.
The Bellevue Resort
Barangay Doljo, Panglao Island, Bohol
Contact: (038) 422-2222
Rates start at P9,000
The Bellevue Resort in Bohol is located at the heart of a peaceful community in Panglao, so you know you’re in for some peace and quiet. When you’re not in the mood to jump into the crystal clear Panglao waters, you’ll likely be tempted to take a dip in their gorgeous infinity pool. Feeling adventurous? There are water activities you and your partner can indulge in like fish feeding, boating, or island-hopping—and there’s even a countryside tour option to explore all the beauties of Bohol.
Isla Cabana Resort
Barangay 5 Poblacion, General Luna, Surigao Del Norte
Rates start at P22,800
Siargao may be known as top destination for solo travelers, but tucked behind rows of coconut trees is a secluded luxurious yet no-frills resort where couples can have a relaxing vacation. Their 54-square-meter Premier Villa takes inspiration from the traditional bahay kubo with thatched roof and hard-wood floor. You also get your own porch where you and your special someone can hang out while waiting for the perfect time to surf.
Barangay Chanarian, Tukon Basco, Batanes
Contact: 0939-901-6353, 0917-855-9364
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Rates start at P11,800 (minimum of two nights)
This romantic honeymoon spot in Batanes is set in the middle of a forested hilltop, so you get the most breathtaking views of the mountains, seas, and skies. Their rooms are all named following the Ivatan terms for wind directions, giving you an idea of how much they value local culture here. Whether it's the colorful Cuvi (southeasterly trade winds) or the cozy Munmu (northwest wind), all rooms at Fundacion Pacita feature narra flooring, wooden furnishings, and Filipino and Ivatan works of art.
Pearl Farm Beach Resort
Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte
Contact: (082) 235-1234
Rates start at P12,212
No, it's not an actual pearl farm where you can stumble upon pure pearls while wading through the waters. Still, Pearl Farm Beach Resort is a gem in Davao del Norte. It features villas in stilts facing the blue waters of Samal Island, a romantic boardwalk, and plenty of lush trees. Popular among couples is the two-storey Samal Suites, which has a private beach. You can take a dip in their infinity pool and enjoy the view of Mount Apo, take a snorkeling tour around the island, or just go back to relaxing at Mandaya Spa.