Friday, February 13, 2015

7 Romantic Resorts and Hotels in the Philippines

This love month, whisk away your partners to a romantic get-away without breaking your bank account.  Wherever you choose to go, you can find inspiration in our hand-picked hot list of stylish dreamy accommodations – from lavish boutique resorts, classic country mansions to low-key chalets.

Buri Resort and Spa (Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro) 
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Secluded in the azure bay of Sitio Dalaruan in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, this undeniably plush resort is an impeccable respite from the nerve-racking lifestyle of city dwellers. Twelve appointed villas with seductive sea views, luscious cuisine, and a chance to spa, dive or simply relax by the gorgeous infinity pool will surely revitalize honeymooners. Indulge on a soothing Swedish massage, aromatherapy or a traditional hilot massage to relieve bodily discomfort and imbalance. The Coral Gardens which is a perfect spot for snorkeling is just within reach and so are blissful beaches. The Garden Villa at Buri Resort and Spa weekday (Sunday – Thursday) rate during lean season can go as low as Php 2,500 + to Php 7,500 + during peak season.  But if you fancy more space and your own pool, book a pool or family villa.
Buri Resort and Spa
Sitio Dalaruan Brgy
Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
email: infor@buri-resort.com
Mobile: (+63) 927 565 9671
Tel:(+632) 625 8627

Amorita Resort (Panglao, Bohol) 
The coast-hugging Amorita Resort will transport you to a world of serenity and indulgence with its world-class service and signature Filipino hospitality.  Each room is as spacious as it is seductive, with all the amenities you expect to find in a luxury resort. Swim in its gorgeous infinity pools or bask in the powdery white shoreline of Alona Beach hugged by cobalt waters, and catch the breath-snatching blend of tangerine and scarlet sunset of Panglao.  
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Despite being known as one of the most opulent beach resorts in Panglao, Bohol, Amorita Resort room rates actually start at Php 8,500. Inclusions involve overnight room accommodation in a Deluxe Garden room for two adults, buffet breakfast at Saffron Restaurant and round trip airport/seaport transfer.
Amorita Resort
#1 Ester A. Lim Drive,
Barangay Tawala, Alona Beach
Panglao Island, Bohol 
inquiries@amoritaresort.com
Telephone: +63 38 502 9002
Mobile: 0917 726 4526

The Manor (Baguio City)
Cutting-edge interiors that emulate the fond memories of the real Baguio plus neck-swiveling vista of pine-dappled hills and the Cordillera mountains, makes The Manor, a timeless favorite of honeymooners. Superior rooms (Irresistible Baguio) can go as low as Php 3,400+, good for two persons.
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The Manor
Camp John Hay, Ordonio Drive
Baguio, 2600 Benguet
Tel: (074) 424 0931

Rainforest Beach Hotel (El Nido, Palawan)
It’s compulsory for travel writers to include El Nido in any romance-related round-ups, so here it is. Lapped by El Nido Bay, the family-run Rainforest Beach Hotel has beachfront suites made for romantic escapades. Room rates start at Php 1,800 but if you want to experience a veranda with penthouse Jacuzzi, prepare to spend around Php 4,500 per night. 
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Rainforest Beach Hotel
Hama Street, Brgy. Masagana Zone III
El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
Mobile: +639088995937 / +639062279360
email: elnidowaterfront@yahoo.com

The Oriental Hotel (Legazpi, Albay) 
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The postcard-worthy view of the active volcano with an almost perfect cone - Mt.Mayon, makes a sensational romantic backdrop for a romantic escape. Neutral-toned rooms are relaxing and carefully thought of, with glass windows that frame gorgeous vistas. Deluxe twin Mountain or City View can go as low as Php 3,500+ (good for two), breakfast included. 
The Oriental Hotel
Taysan Hill, Sto. NiƱo Village
Legazpi City, Albay 4500
Email: legazpi-roomsreservation@theorientalhotels.com
Tel: (052) 480-0383 to 85

Nature’s Eye Beach Resort (Guimaras)
Soulful and serene, two words to aptly describe our stay in Nature’s Eye Beach Resort. Dramatically draped by wilderness, the low-key yet stylish native cottages here sit on the edge of craggy cliff with a scenic vista of Guimaras’ crimson sunset. Unplug your gadgets as there’s no mobile signal or Wi-Fi in the rooms here, the sexy and amiable resort owner Rowena just wants you to indulge in nature, soak up the island-studded sea views while enjoying each other’s company. Native cottages start at Php 1,500 (good for two).
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Nature’s Eye Beach Resort
Brgy. Tando, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras
Mobile: 0907 757 9055 / 0926 79 1189


Banaue Hotel 
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If you’re in the mood for an exotic romantic escape this love season, head for Ifugao and stay at Banaue Hotel and Youth Hostel. The wood-themed interiors of this cozy hotel emulate the atmosphere of Ifugao province. Choose a room with a balcony that offers a sweeping vista of one of the Ifugao Rice terraces and enjoy a breakfast with a view of the fog-shrouded mountains. They also have a cultural show at night that offer a glimpse of the culture of the Ifugao people.  Deluxe rooms can get as low as Php 2,500 +, good for two persons.
Banaue Hotel and Youth Hostel                                                          
Banaue, Ifugao 3601, Philippines
Gael Hilotin is the blogger behind thepinaysolobackpacker.com. Follow her on Instagram: @thepinaysolobackpacker.