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7 Family-Friendly Vacations to Take This Summer

by Gretchen Filart

Summer and family always go well together.

Bask in tropical bliss with these seven of the country's most wholesome stays for the family!

1. Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay

Tagaytay is always a popular vacation choice for families. Your must-visit destination this time? Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay. Nestled on a quiet side of the Windy Ridge, this four-storey hotel affords you convenient access to Tagaytay's popular family attractions.

The kids will certainly love its three-hectare farm with cute animals such as rabbits that they can pet and feed. This family-friendly favorite also has movie nights with popcorn, bonfire with marshmallows, and even a hydroponics tour!

A fun playground sits across Cafe@K, where sumptuous Filipino and Western cuisine are served.

Take a dip in Hotel Kimberly's two pools: one for adults and a three-foot wading pool with a new Aquatic Playground for children. And yes, both pools are heated!

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Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay
Crisanto M. Delos Reyes Ave.
Brgy. Kaybagal North, Tagaytay
(02) 521 1888

2. Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort

When it comes to luxury and adventure in Bohol, families choose Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort–and for good reason.

Boasting that trademark Bluewater experience, the resort is renowned for its warm hospitality and an array of thrilling family activities. From ATV rides to an obstacle course, it's a resort that everyone of all ages can enjoy!

The kids will love its two lagoon-shaped pools, bowling pavilion, and playground. Bicycles are available for self-guided bike rides across the island. During the summer, mango picking can be a fun bonding activity for families. If you get tired after all those activities, use your complimentary voucher to rejuvenate at Amuma Spa (valid for Deal Grocer voucher holders only).

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Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort
Danao, Panglao Island, Bohol
For Inquiries & Reservations:
Irish Valdepenas
(02) 817 5751
(0998) 588 3437

3. Astoria Palawan

Indulge in Astoria's signature hospitality in the best island in the world.

Here, take a refreshing dip in the infinity pool overlooking Sulu Sea. Drop by The Canopy, a fun space for adults and children to enjoy foosball, board games, billiards, and video games.

Designed by the renowned Almario sisters, this swanky Astoria installment in Puerto Princesa boasts a waterpark with thrilling water slides, a surf pool with six different settings, a lazy river, and a marine sanctuary with replicas of Palawan's endemic species.

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Astoria Palawan
Puerto Princesa North Road
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
For Inquiries & Reservations:
Julie Deano
(0998) 961 3419

4. Club Balai Isabel

Craving outdoor family adventures? Club Balai Isabel hits the sweet spot. Resting on a 14-hectare oasis off Taal Lake's shores, this zero-carbon resort is an excellent base for outdoor sports, including volleyball, basketball, tennis, and an obstacle course. Enjoy thrilling water sports such as banana boat, jet ski, and pedal boat, plus 30 minutes of kayaking for free (valid for Deal Grocer voucher holders for overnight packages only).

Aside from its three gorgeous pools, families also rave about the resort's inflatable Aqua Park on Taal Lake, which features trampolines, waterslides, and a human cannonball launcher.

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Club Balai Isabel
Talisay, Batangas
For Inquiries & Reservations:
Mylene Hubilla or James Pizarra
(02) 897 0229
(02) 584 4068
(0906) 518 5491
(0906) 518 5494

5. Coco Beach Island Resort

At Coco Beach Island Resort, families can take easily take a tour of nearby beaches and cove in Puerto Galera. For meals, pick from four restaurants and enjoy 101 fun-filled activities (some are free!).

Among the repertoire of complimentary activities that kids can enjoy are soap and papier-mâché making, parlor games, swimming and snorkeling lessons, outdoor movie viewing, and traditional children's games. With free prizes to boot, what's not to like?

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Coco Beach Island Resort
Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
For Inquiries & Reservations:
Cathy or Guen
(02) 521 5260
(02) 526 4594

6. Nayomi Sanctuary Resort

Escape from the urban chaos with an upscale glamping experience at Nayomi Sanctuary Resort.

This green haven sits on a breezy, secluded location in Batangas, surrounded by pine trees and the stars. It's the perfect place for families to disconnect sans the hassles of conventional camping. The resort's CanvasCamp tents are furnished with luxurious cotton mattresses, fans, and an anti-mosquito device.

The bonfire area is available for family movie nights with hotdogs and popcorn, as well as two swimming pools. With direct access to Taal Lake, families can delight in a roster of water activities like jet ski and banana boat rides.

Photo by @dynamiteaquasports

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Nayomi Sanctuary Resort
JM Katigbak Street, Barangay Alangilan
Balete, Batangas
For Inquiries & Reservations:
Lhaine Torres
(02) 645 3092
(02) 986 5487

7. Cintai Corito’s Garden

No need to book plane tickets for a vacation in Bali. Hit the road and book a stay in Cintai Corito's Garden instead!

This Balinese-inspired resort in Batangas features plush villas with Indonesian-style interiors, hand-carved walls, and embellished doors.

Families will be pleased to know there are four swimming pools on the property, a playground, and a movie room. Take a leisurely walk in the expansive garden and pet wandering alpacas, donkeys, and deer.

Don't forget to sample Cintai's bestselling tablea cake before you leave!

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Cintai Corito’s Garden
Sitio Pandayan, Malabanan
Balete, Batangas
For Inquiries & Reservations:
Sherlyn (0917) 833 1508

Where are you planning to spend your summer vacation with family? Let us know in the comments section below!

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About Gretchen
Gretchen is a mother and freelance editor and travel writer by day and a secret poet by night. She weaves travel stories on her blog, Her work also regularly appears in print and digital publications.

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