The long weekend is coming up, and we’ve curated some of the best nearby places you should check-in to, to beat the heat and get that well-deserved rest and relaxation!
Acuatico Beach Resort
Acuatico Beach Resort is the prime leisure resort in Batangas you have to head to when you’re in need of a quick, luxurious getaway this weekend. It maintains an air of exclusivity, only accommodating up to 70 guests in its 21 cozy rooms and villas that each front a beautiful, pristine beach. Its infinity pool is just as remarkable and Instagram-worthy, overlooking the sea and horizon.
You can enjoy a variety of water activities too, like kayaking, beach volleyball, pedal boat and jetskiing.
Aquascape (by Cottages and More)
There’s no experience that will match staying in a floating cottage along Lake Caliraya, Laguna. You’ll be separated (literally) from the stresses of the city, surrounded by fresh air and the soothing sounds of nature. You can jump into the water or engage in water activities any time you like, or just lounge around in your cozy, fully furnished cottage. You’re welcome to bring your pets along too!
You can rent the floating cottage for PHP 5,000 a night for up to four guests, or the much bigger floating suite for PHP 10,000 for up to 6 guests.
Boathouse in Puerto Galera
Wake up to breathtaking views of the Puerto Galera Bay horizon at this spacious four-bedroom villa available for rent on Airbnb. Its finest features include a comfy open-air balcony with a swinging couch that provides a stunning view of the sea, and the yacht and boats you can freely use to sail around the bay. You’ll be glad to spend peaceful afternoons soaking up some sun at Dalaruan Cove, or head to other nearby beaches like Sabang and Lalaguna.
Spend your long weekend with the barkada or the family here for PHP 10,788 a night.
Private Nipa Hut-like House in Puerto Galera
The long weekend is perfect either for spending quality time with a loved one, or for soul searching. Nestled near Small Lalaguna beach, it’s a private house surrounded by a lush tropical garden and a refreshing pool, and is only a five-minute walk to Puerto Galera’s uncrowded beaches where you can dive or snorkel with the sea turtles. For PHP 2,517 a night, you can enjoy total peace and solitude.