This season simply makes everyone feel lazy to plan a trip but you shouldn’t deny yourself that much-needed break — especially if it’s just because of the weather. Besides, now is the perfect time to relax in a place with the most impressive amenities (and view) when you can’t really go anywhere else. For those of you who don’t mind spending some downtime and discovering the unique charm of a seaside or lakeside property when it’s raining, here’s a list to get you started.
Purok 102, Poblete Street, Barangay Maharlika West, Tagaytay
(02) 519 4444 | Website
The best part about Escala is that each room has a balcony overlooking either their Instagram-worthy infinity pool, or the remarkable Taal Lake. The interiors are a stylish combination of glass and wood, complemented with a touch of green. You can dine alfresco in the hotel’s restaurant and enjoy the cool breeze, treat yourself to a relaxing in-room massage service, or simply enjoy a quiet moment and read a book by the balcony. Escala is located off the main road so the hotel has a great intimate vibe.
San Teodoro, Barangay Aguada, Anilao, Batangas
(02) 771 7777 | Website
There are cottages and cabanas around the resort perfect as a relaxation spot, whether the sun is out or the weather is a bit gloomy. Vivere Azure is also known for their massage treatments done in the comfort of your own suite overlooking the beautiful surroundings. With a touch of Mediterranean and Asian design, each of the 13 boutique suites only promises a memorable stay. While here, also try their restaurant’s best sellers. It doesn’t only churn out great food, but it also offers a breath taking view of the sea.
San Juan, Batangas
+63 927 579 7772 | Website
If you’re looking for something homier that’s away from the crowded main beach, then this is the best place to be in Batangas. Here you can cook and bring your own food so you get to decide the menu for your trip. The view here is simply mesmerizing from the infinity pool but the rooms has a cozy balcony and floor to ceiling windows so you can enjoy your own piece of heaven from the inside. Sometimes you’ll even spot different kinds of birds flying near the tree lined shoreline.