With travel restrictions starting to ease in some parts of the country, Pinoys are looking forward to catching waves and enjoying some time around nature, according to the recent Consumer Travel Sentiment survey conducted by digital travel platform Agoda, which showed half of Filipinos surveyed are keen to visit a beach location or spend time in the great outdoors close to nature. And with beaches devoid of big groups these days, it’s a destination that aligns with another top preference among those surveyed by Agoda: to go to less-crowded destinations.
While it may be a long way away from summer, a beach workcation or a quick nature getaway can still be a great idea to blow away the cobwebs of 2021. Based on Agoda’s top booked destinations of 2021, check out these five properties to consider if considering a trip to make up for lost time.
5 Beach Getaway Spots to Bask at Before the End of the Year
Crimson Resort and Spa, Cebu
Festooned by pristine white sand, shimmering waters, and rustling palm trees, Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan is an ultimate delight for those that are looking for a tropical yet luxurious trip.
Just a 20-minute drive from the Cebu International Airport, the multi-awarded resort boasts 40 expansive villas and 250 guest rooms, all adorned with neo-Asian decor and native accents. It also offers multiple water activities that are perfect for both solo and group travelers. Visitors can also enjoy other amenities, including a fitness center, game room, and of course, a spa area perfect for those who are looking for a relaxing me-time session.
For those who envision themselves taking a workcation as a way to escape, this hotel is a great option. There’s no need to worry about affordability too, as Agoda provides multiple discount offerings on its platform of up to 30%.
Discovery Shores Boracay
Highly rated by Agoda guests, Discovery Shores has been a long-time favorite of travelers that seek to experience the beauty of the ever-famous Boracay Island.
The luxurious resort is perfectly positioned in a stretch of powdery-white sand beach and captivating sunsets that perfectly encapsulates the meaning of paradise. In just less than an hour away from Manila by plane, Filipinos can easily experience this tropical treat and its multiple offerings and amenities that cater to every type of traveler as restrictions allow.
Travelers can also have a piece of mind when it comes to their safety as Discovery Shores also has an Agoda HygienePlus label, which provides the safety and hygiene measures taken by the hotel.
Camayan Beach Resort Hotel, Subic Bay
For travelers looking for a road trip-friendly vacation, Camayan Beach Resort is one of the best choices. Nestled on the quiet outer bay of Subic, the resort is designed for nature lovers who want to escape the busy city life while still enjoying adrenaline-filled activities.
Awarded as a top choice of Agoda travelers in 2020, this sweet spot a few hours away from Manila offers various nature and beach activities such as scuba-diving in the blue waters of Camayan and hiking in a gorgeous forest trail. It also boasts of its own waterpark that provides an exciting blend of lush greenery and amusement park-like features.
It also has a HygienePlus label so travelers can fully enjoy their vacation without worrying about their safety.
Canyon Cove Batangas
Earning a 4-gold star rating in the Agoda platform, Canyon Cove Batangas is surely a gem of a destination. Roughly a three-hour drive from Manila, it showcases the right blend of a rejuvenating retreat at an affordable price–perfect for a quick weekend destination.
Apart from the lush scenery and relaxed beachfront overlooking Nasugbu Bay, Canyon Cove also houses various amenities from private cabanas and villas to exciting watersports, including an inflatable water park right at the heart of the ocean.
El Nido Resorts – Pangulasian Island, Palawan
Also a HygienePlus-certified property, this 42-villa vacation spot is an eco-luxury island resort nestled in Bacuit Bay in El Nido, Palawan.
Featuring a 750-meter stretch of white sand beach, it cradles an amazing marine sanctuary with an impeccable backdrop of tropical flora and fauna. But more than its nature-filled vistas, Pangulasian Island also promises luxurious amenities and personalized service that will complete the ultimate getaway.
Be it a quick road-trip getaway or a sweet flight escape, Agoda provides accommodation options that are equally safe and enjoyable for all kinds of travelers. With features like HygienePlus that help travelers see the health and safety standards of its accommodation partners and Agoda Special Offers that provide great value add deals, that year-end beach trip is well within reach.
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