10 Summer Getaways That are Worth Your Time and Money

Summer is only here once a year, so it makes complete sense if you want to make sure that you don’t waste any time and only visit places that are really worth your money. We asked around on where to go this summer to get bang for our buck and here are some of the recommended places you might want to check out:

10 Summer Getaways That are Worth Your Time and Money

Laresio Lakeside Resort and Spa

Laresio Lakeside Resort and Spa

Photo from Laresio’s Facebook page.

If you’re up for some adventure this summer, check out Laresio Lakeside Resort and Spa in Laguna. They have extreme adventure activities that will keep you busy and entertained the whole time you are there.

Gigantes Islands


Gigantes Islands in Iloilo is an absolute beauty. Aside from a great sand bar and beautiful rock formations, you are sure to love the crystal clear waters here. Top tip: the locals sell steamed scallops for only one peso a piece there!


Merrell sandals can survive any adventure this summer!

Higatangan Island

Higatangan Island Sand Bar

Photo from Biliran Island’s Tourism website.

For white beaches and exotic rock formations, Higatangan Island is the place to be. Aside from the 200m white sand bar, they also have a lighthouse that you can visit.

Kookoo’s Nest in Negros Oriental

Kookoo's Nest

Photo from Kookoo’s Nest’s website.

Kookoo’s Nest is beautifully nestled in a tiny private cove of white sand. The best part about it is that it is an eco-lodge, which aims to benefit the isolated community there. Their cottages are made from bamboo and nipa palm, both of which are sustainable and renewable materials in order to minimize their impact on the environment.


If you don’t have enough funds to head to Palawan, the next best place to visit is Romblon. The place is absolutely stunning and also happens to be a great place to go if you love underwater life and want to explore more of it.

Balicasag Island

Balicasag Island provides an all-around experience from land to air to sea. Thanks to the surrounding corals of this white sandy island, a diverse range of marine wildlife can be found here, making it a popular scuba diving and snorkeling location.

Merrell sandals

Don’t forget to bring your trusty Merrell sandals to the beach with you!


Island life aside, Marinduque has amazing forests for you to enjoy. We guarantee that you will be in awe of the beauty found here. Read more about it here: 4 Ways to Satisfy Your Wanderlust in Marinduque)

Calayan Island

The video above of Calayan Island is by Ayza Querejero who shares that she was so mesmerized by the island’s beauty that she deemed her trip there to be her best trip so far. Fall in love with its enchanting beauty yourself this summer!

Plantation Bay, Cebu

Plantation Bay in Cebu is the perfect getaway for lovers and families alike as there is so much there for you to do. Aside from some much-needed R&R; you can also enjoy delicious food from different restaurants, have fun in their faming area, bike around, do water activities and even enjoy a romantic gondola ride.


When I asked people which place was a definite must-visit in the Philippines, a lot of people replied “Masbate!” The Italian filmmakers behind Wow Tapes, who made the video above, described Masbate as “a stunning postcard looking tropical place where a deep cowboy culture and exotic Asian traditions blend flawlessly.”

What about you? Do you know of any awesome summer getaways we should have added to the list? 🙂

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