Saturday, February 2, 2013

Ten Most Romantic Places in the Philippines

from DiscoveringPinas
The Spirit  of Valentine's Day 
is in  the air. 

It's February 1, 2013 and I am wondering where to do my next travel in the Philippines. 

After seven years of travel in the Philippines, I still love traveling in my own country. In a way, I know I am contributing to our economy. I love the Philippines! But that is not the reason why I am writing today. Again, the Valentine spirit is in the air! And that is the precise reason why I am writing!

I am sharing my ten most romantic places in the Philippines. The places best suitable for a honeymoon, romantic walk, star gazing, sunset viewing, candlelight dinner or simply holding hands while walking. 

Anyway, on with the show.. Here are my ten most romantic places in the Philippines in no particular order...

Batanes


from www.dateline.ph
Batanes is best known for its stunning landscapes and rugged seascapes. All the islands have intermittent stretches of sandy beaches and rocky shorelines. Perfect place for your honeymoon  or simply being with nature and enjoy its splendor and grandeur.


Popularly called the “Land of the Insulars,” Batanes is made up of three major islands, Batang, Sabtang, and Itbayat, and seven islets. 

Batanes has white sand beaches particularly in Sabtang Island. The place is a perfect getaway to have your own privacy and simply frolic in the shoreline.






Couples can bike around the island and enjoy nature. 


The warmth of Ivatans (people), their unique culture and their mouthwatering seafood are just some of the reasons why Batanes is one of the romantic spots in the Philippines.

And after a very relaxing day enjoying the landscapes and seascapes, couples can take their dinner at the Basco Lighthouse and witness the magnificent and breathtaking sunset..

See - http://junvillegas.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-captivating-and-stunning-beauty-of.html



Amanpulo in Palawan
from Philippinehospitality.blogspot.com
Amanpulo or "peace island" is an exclusive, tranquil island-resort in the Pamilacan Island in Palawan, Philippines. The resort is one of the most expensive destination exclusively for the elite travelers,  celebrities, businessmen, and politicians who want total privacy on their vacations. 

Amanpulo is a serene retreat offering pure white sands, pristine waters and endless blue skies.

Lovers can simply enjoy and relax at the beach without even knowing that time passes by...








Dinner at the beach is one of the best things offered by the resort itself.


Love is truly in the air!

In case you are wondering how much is the cheapest room in the resort, it's USS 900 and the most expensive is USS 4,725. 


See - http://junvillegas.blogspot.com/2012/11/el-nido-adventure-of-lifetime.html




Bella Rocca in Marinduque


from gladestravel.weebly.com

Marinduque is an island province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region in Luzon. It is a heart-shaped island situated about eleven miles (18 km) from the main island of Luzon. And the number one tourist destination is Bella Rocca!



from illegalcargo.blogspot.com
With its white Santorini-inspired architecture on rolling terrain in an island with the  blue sky above and the pristine water below, Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa offers a fantastic experience unlike any other place in the Philippines and across South-East Asia.

An integrated resort, spa and lifestyle island destination, Bella Rocca is the perfect place for a honeymoon.




from illustradolife.com




The lowest room rate is USS 680 and the highest is USS 2,200.













Paras Beach Resort in Camiguin
from www.flicker.com


from tengturista.blogspot.com

Situated at the edge of the Camiguin island, Paras Beach Resort offers the best view of the White Island in Camiguin.

It has the panoramic view of the ocean, pristine blue waters and the treasured white island bar.



from www.flicker.com




Compared to Bella Rocca and Amanpulo, the cheapest package is P803/pax for 2 days and one night.

You will simply love the view of the ocean, the serene life and the romantic night life. 

See - http://junvillegas.blogspot.com/2012/11/mesmerized-in-camiguin.html







Cloud Nine in Gen. Luna, Siargao


from www.siargaodivers.com


Siargao Island is a tear-drop shaped island in the Philippine sea situated 800 kilometers southeast of Manila in the province of Surigao del Norte. It has a land area of approximately 437 square kilometers. The east coast is relatively straight with one deep inlet, Port Pilar. The coastline is marked by a succession of reefs, small points and white, sandy beaches (Wikepedia).


It is the surfing capital of the Philippines.



The number one spot in Siargao is called "Cloud Nine."


I was here last summer and I fell in love with the place.

The place offers fascinating landscapes and a romantic boardwalk.





from adventuroj.com





Couples can enjoy watching the sunset while holding hands and walking in the Boardwalk and then later, take their dinner in the Boardwalk amidst the romantic, captivating and serene place in Siargao.


See - http://junvillegas.blogspot.com/2012/11/siargao-surfing-capital-of-philippines.html





Antulang Beach in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental




Paradise..rediscovered!

Antulang Beach Resort is situated in Siaton. This 4-star hotel commands  offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. 

It has a  complete list of recreational facilities that is available at the hotel, including an outdoor pool. 





Cheapest room rate is USS 55.00 and the highest is USS 345.00.

It is very affordable!

A lot of local celebrities and foreigners have proposed marriage and/or spent their honeymoon in this resort.






See - http://junvillegas.blogspot.com/2012/12/exploring-negros-oriental-and-negros.html






Discovery Shores, Station 1, Boracay


from www. etravelpilipinas.com


from www.mayennesworld.com
Initially, I did not include Boracay as part of my list. But since it was included in the Yahoo! Travel World's Romantic Islands for 2013, then I had to oblige. 

The number one resort is  Discovery Shores!
from thelegalcommune.com










Let Discovery Shores set the stage for a dreamy escape, designed just for couples.


This Boracay Island resort is located by the ocean and set on its own private white sand beach, a short distance from Willy's Rock, Boat Station 1, and Balinghai Beach.

Rate starts at US 365.00.

See - http://junvillegas.blogspot.com/2012/11/boracay.html




Baguio 


from somethingaboutnews.blogspot.com
Originally, I was thinking of Sagada. But Sagada is for backpackers, travelers, spelunkers, hikers and adventurers. The travel time (from Manila to Sagada is 11-12 hours by land) might affect the intimacy of the moment that you've planned and wanted.  


With its cool weather, Baguio offers the best accommodations in the Philippines. Popularly called - "The Summer Capital of the Philippines," Baguio will surely be a spot for your honeymoon and leisure.







Manila Bay Sunset Cruise
from www.philippinelisting.com

from www.juanderfulpinoy.com

Have a sumptuous set dinner, over an hour of bay cruise and romantic serenade.  Watch the sunset as it goes down and have an enchanting experience.

Sun Cruises delivers this extraordinary experience.

Get on board Sun Cruises and spend only Php550 per person for a one-of-a-kind experience. 

from www.metrodeal.com









Find your romantic dinner while onboard the boat and enjoy the sightseeing in the Manila Bay.












Nurture Spa in Tagaytay

from wedding.intelron.com
from Nurture Spa

Personally, I love going to the Spa. And I think couples/lovers should take a time-off from their busy and hectic schedules and simply enjoy being pampered by Nurture Spa.

Located in Tagaytay City, Nurture Spa is the nearest place from Manila to have a cozy, romantic and serene place for couples.


from Nurture Spa








Be awed, relax and simply enjoy each others presence. Celebrate love and Wellness at the same time..




Love is in the air! =)


21 comments:

  1. very informative ! such a great bLog that wiLL make you faLL inLove again and again. whiLe reading this, can't heLp but imagine myseLf and my Love spending the night or having Long waLks with this very romantic yet affordabLe pLaces. it is reaLLy more FUN and ROMANTIC in the Philippines ! <3

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  2. Really awesome places I like it very much. Hopefully I will select one of place in between them for Valentines Day.
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    1. Thanks! =)
      Try any of the said places and enjoy!

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  4. Wow!!! Philippines is so blessed with beautiful beaches.. Amazing pictures.. Thanks for sharing.. Great job..

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  5. I agree with Kevin! Philippines is blessed with beautiful beaches! And people in the Philippines have creative mind that can provide a unique designs. I heard that the web design philippines is one of the best!

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  6. ` There's no doubt that the Philippines is so blessed for it beauty :). This blog really captures beautiful pics that will surely make you fall in love in it's beauty..

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  7. Philippines is really a very beautiful country. No doubt in this.I was there with my wife last month and i was really enjoyed a lot there.

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  8. i love the beaches..tnx for the info.
    more power...

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  9. This is Frank Sahuleka...I love all these..I'm gonnna be there......

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  10. hi sir jun! thanks for this post :) I actually used this as reference for my blog. hope you and your readers can drop by and have a good read as well: http://thelongroadtoido.blogspot.com/

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  11. Wow! Thank you so much for sharing your experiences!

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  12. Thanks for the list really helps a lot specially I'm looking for romatic places

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  13. hi! Thank you for this post, this gave me an idea of places to write of about romantic resorts in the philippines. I am truly thankful to you, i actually do not know some of them, I tried searching and they are actually awesome!

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  14. Hi, what quiet place would you recommended for a lone female traveller,?

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