Summer is just around the corner. As early as now, many are already booking hotels and resorts as preparation for their summer vacation. As a matter of fact, some of the famous accommodations in the country seem to be fully-booked for summer peak seasons (March-June).
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In a recently concluded Metro Manila Tourism Forum last February 9-10, 2017, Held in Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Dr. Donald Patrick Lim, Chief Digital Officer of ABS-CBN Corporation and Choose Philippines, updated everybody of the most-visited and most-recommended hotels/resorts that they tagged as “Philippines Best Accommodations”.
Here are #ChoosePhilippines’s top accommodations:
VILLA ESCUDERO PLANTATIONS AND RESORT, QUEZON PROVINCE
#ChoosePhilippines Awards tagged Villa Escudero as Best Accommodation for Family. Villa Escudero already has a worldwide reputation as a showcase for the Philippines’ cultural heritage. With its carabao rides, the serenade or harana by locals, the museum, the cultural shows, and the native cuisines, visitors will indeed experience a unique cultural immersion.
Price Range: Day tour- PhP 1, 450.00/head (Monday-Thursday) and PhP 1, 600.00/head (Friday-Sunday/Holidays); Overnight tour: price starts at PhP 5, 500.00 to PhP 10, 500.00 per room depending if its high peak or low peak season.
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PLANTATION BAY RESORT AND SPA, CEBU
This is #ChoosePhilippines’ Best Accommodation for Solo Traveler. Plantation Bay Resort and Spa is in 11 hectares of secluded grounds and offers one of the largest privately-owned waterways in the world. It is a best choice for those who’d like adrenaline activities. According to Choose Philippines’ website, they have water slides in numerous pools, there’s a wall-climbing area, a tennis court and fitness center, and an archery range.
Price Range: For day trip: PhP 2, 000.00 up to PhP 2, 500.00 per person depending if weekdays or weekends; For night stay, price starts at PhP 7, 000.00 up to Php 45, 000.00 depending of the season and capacity of the chosen room/s.
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STILTS CALATAGAN RESORT, BATANGAS
Couples? Here’s the Best Accommodation for you according to #ChoosePhilippines. But, as couples, how do you define romantic place? Is it where you could see the sunrise and sunset while you’re with your lover? In Stilts Calatagan Resort, you’ll wake up in a floating cottage positioned at the middle of the sea and from there you’ll see sunrises and sunsets. It also offers vast range of activities from water therapy to land adventures. Surely, you don’t wanna miss out in amazing experiences like this one.
Price Range: Price starts at PhP 10,000.00 depending on the packages you’ll get.
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BALESIN ISLAND RESORT, QUEZON PROVINCE
Though Balesin is also categorized in getaway places for couples, this island is tagged by #ChoosePhilippines as the Best Accommodation for Barkada. Located in Polillo, Quezon, Balesin Island is approximately a 20-minute plane ride from Manila. They also have a very broad list of activities, from archery, bird watching, gardening, surfing to volleyball.
Price Range: Since it’s a membership resort, members and their guests can freely enjoy each of the island’s amenities. Membership fee is in millions. An overnight stay ranges from PhP 25, 000.00 above exclusive of meals, plane fare, and others.
Image source: Balesin Island Club
So for your next adventure, #ChoosePhilippines and choose from the country’s many beautiful places.
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