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) 
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
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.  
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
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.
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. 
Rainforest Beach Hotel
Hama Street, Brgy. Masagana Zone III
El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
Mobile: +639088995937 / +639062279360

The Oriental Hotel (Legazpi, Albay) 
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
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).
Nature’s Eye Beach Resort
Brgy. Tando, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras
Mobile: 0907 757 9055 / 0926 79 1189

Banaue Hotel 
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
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