Many Filipinos consider a beach trip the ultimate getaway for having fun under the sun. Boracay, Palawan, and Cebu usually get most of the attention, but with over 7,000 islands to choose from, why not try something fresh and exciting? Allow us to suggest some alternative getaways to enjoy with your family, barkada, or special someone.
Whether you decide on some last-minute bookings this month or plan ahead for the upcoming long weekends, these properties are ready to book. Below, Agoda.com presents a list of some new and emerging properties in the Philippines that will be perfect for your escape to the beach.
Dona Choleng Camping Resort in Cagbalete Island, Mauban, Quezon
More and more people are talking about the pristine beach of Cagbelete in Mauban Quezon. Drawn by the promise of solitude and peace, travelers love walking along its quiet beaches, which are known for their unique ripples left by undulating waves. Dona Cholenge Camping Resort is the perfect place to stay as you discover the island’s exceptional beauty. Perfect for big groups or couples, the property offers comfortable rooms, nice nipa cottages and even tents for the brave ones! For the Balinese Hut, rates start at P 3,200+++ good for 8 people.
Ticao Island Resort in Masbate
Known as one of the most underrated beaches in the country, Masbate has a lot to offer. Ticlao Island Resorts offers a number of activities such as scuba diving, horseback riding, island tours, and even immersion in local village life. Their restaurant by the beach offers a superb menu for the most discerning palate. The rate for the Beachfront Cabana is only P 4,200+++ with full board meals every night!
Salamangka Beach and Dive Resorts in Siquijor Island
Salamangka means “magic” in the local dialect and it’s the perfect word to describe the beautiful white sand island. Salamangka Beach and Dive Resort is where luxury and adventure meet. Their cottages and lofts are well-equipped, ensuring a good night’s rest after touring the island. There’s a long list of attractions to visit as well – the Natural Flowing Spring, Salagdoong Man-made Forest, Camabugahay Falls, and over 40 natural caves. On Agoda.com, their Bay view cottage loft is only P 4,800+++ for two while the ocean view loft starts at P8,000+++ for two.
Punta Bulata White Beach Resort & Spa in Sipilay City
This resort south of Bacolod City is one of Negros Island’s best-kept secrets due to its 1km stretch of white sand beach and accessibility to Danjugan Island, known for its colorful marine life. The resort takes pride of the design of each room that mixes Filipino and modern touches. They have capiz-shell doors and garden bathrooms which take full advantage of the fresh ocean breeze. Their deluxe king room with breakfast is only P 3,900 without taxes, but if you want a room with a view of the sea, it’s only P 4,300+++. Aside from diving, there are other leisure activities such as kayaking, trekking and bird watching to include in your itinerary.
Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort in Bolinao
Another unspoiled beach is just 4 hours away from Manila – Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort. The area has a good mix of culture, relaxation and exploration, where travelers can take the Bolinao Heritage Tour, visit the Enchanted Cave, and tour the Hundred Islands. They have an interesting variety of room types, from Buhay Kubo which is P 6,300+++ for three pax, to Sitio Amore, a loft with very modern design for only P 11,700+++. The ambiance and amenities of the property is the perfect way to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life.
Camiguin Volcan Beach Eco Retreat and Dive Resort in Camiguin
Camiguin may be the second-smallest province in the country, but makes up for its small size with its exquisite beauty. Camiguin Volcan Beach Eco Retreat and Dive Resort has standard rooms for only P 1,600++ for two while their beach cottage is P 2,100+++. What makes this establishment interesting is their commitment to the environment. Construction materials are made without harmful chemicals, all rooms are built with energy conservation in mind, and meat and eggs are sourced from organic farms. Guests can opt to go diving, lounge at the famous white sandbar, have a massage, and even practice Yoga.
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