5 amazing getaway spots in the Philippines

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

Are you looking for your next travel destination in Southeast Asia?

We’ve listed down five amazing vacation spots in the Philippines with the most eclectic themes. Our list includes a Greek-inspired resort, a Filipino heritage site, a museum hotel, an island’s best-kept secret, and a Balinese-inspired sanctuary.

These extraordinary places are for those who want to go off-the-grid and discover some of the country’s hidden gems.

Camp Netanya Resort & Spa

Camp Netanya Resort & Spa

Widely known for its Santorini-inspired design, Camp Netanya Resort & Spa draws inspiration from the picturesque aesthetics of Greece.

It’s a paradise drenched in blue and white – a classic and elegant space with enchanting villas, steps laden with cobblestones, and goddesses who’ll welcome you as soon as you enter its doors.

Camp Netanya Resort & Spa is a slice of Greek heaven in Anilao, Batangas, a scenic town on the coast of Balayan Bay.

It’s considered as a go-to destination for many divers from all over the world. The resort is engulfed in a lush ecosystem of diverse marine life and intricate coral formations.

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

Situated in Bagac, Bataan, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar will take you back in time to relive the Old Manila era.

On the site stands 22 fully restored mansions built during the Spanish colonial period. It’s a collection of 17th – 19th-century houses, which showcases Filipino heritage, culture, and craftsmanship. Each of its residences was built to have its own personality and a unique story to tell.

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar takes pride as the only hotel in the country that’s part of Historic Hotels Worldwide. It’s also a part of the Conde Nast Johansens Luxury Global Collection and Peninsula Hotel’s Pencities Luxe Guide.

In 2017, it was recognized as Asia’s most excellent destination by the Asia Awards of Excellence.

Hotel Luna

Hotel Luna

The first and only museum hotel in the Philippines, Hotel Luna is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, making it a must-visit in Vigan City.

It’s located in the centre of the city’s Heritage Village and houses the finest in Philippine Art. It features rare and vintage artworks from master painters to contemporary artisans and National Artists like Juan Luna and Benedicto Cabrera also known as BenCab.

The hotel was built in 1882 with a design that fuses traditional Spanish and Filipino architecture.

Cintai Corito’s Garden

Cintai Corito's Garden

Named after cintai (pronounced as /chin-tai/) the Indonesian word for love, Cintai Corito’s Garden is a perfect place to unwind, relax, and meditate.

This 7-hectare Balinese-inspired garden in Balete, Batangas was built on the foundation of love. It’s a tribute to Corito, the woman that served as an inspiration for her family to turn this family-owned rest house into a scenic escape that lets you rejuvenate your soul.

You’ll be amazed at its 18 highly-detailed villas, each with a unique design.

The Lazy Dog Bed and Breakfast

Boracay Island is one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines. It’s world-famous for its fine sands, fancy restaurants, and full-blown parties.

But in 2005, three friends explored the island to find a lesser known and more relaxing spot. They found a nice little place in the eastern side of the island, away from the hustle and bustle of the popular White Beach, and created The Lazy Dog Bed and Breakfast, which is now the island’s best-kept secret.

This low-key establishment is a receiver of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence on multiple occasions.

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