Traveling as a couple allows you to discover new sides of the world and of your partner. Relationship milestones like anniversaries or your honeymoon are the perfect time to create memories at picture-perfect places—these memories remain so vivid that even after many years, you can still taste the local cuisine, feel the gentle touch of the sun and the coolness of the ocean breeze, and hear the sweet words that were exchanged in between sips of wine.
Fortunately, our country is teeming with exciting and exceptionally beautiful places that capture the feeling of being in love. From exotic locales to quaint chateaus in swoon-worthy destinations, here are our top picks for the romantic getaway of your dreams.
Misibis Bay, Bicol
If adventure is your love language, the sought-after Misibis Bay will speak right to your heart. Being in a committed relationship is an adventure of a lifetime, and yours begins within the comforts of this private island playground—ATV rides, scuba diving, banana boat rides, and paddle surfing are just some of your options for exploration. In this tropical getaway where Miami design meets Greek architecture, well-thought-out facilities and activities provide plenty of opportunities for relaxation and recreation.
If you’re feeling romantic, have the resort set up a private dining experience for you and your spouse, from sunrise breakfast and sunset cruises, to a picnic lunch and candelight dinner. The resort also offers stargazing activities at the garden or by the beach, which come with a bottle of wine and a cheese platter for a whimsical date under a canopy of stars. The Bicol region is known for its exotic food and mouthwatering dishes, so while you're there, go on a culinary adventure with the help of this DG Food Travel Guide.
Cagraray Island, Bacacay Albay Province
(02) 661 8888
(0917) 599 1606
Old-World Romance Escape
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Bataan
Couples who share a love for art and history will enjoy every second of their stay at the illustrious Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan. The property is pretty much a museum, but bigger and better—cultural shows, pocket performances, and restored Spanish-Filipino houses that speckle its cobblestone streets keep the historical beginnings of our country very much alive. The place does most of the talking but if you're curious about the story behind each heritage house, take advantage of the walking heritage tour, a complimentary treat to overnight stays.
Explore the estate on an old-fashioned caruaje or set sail for romance with a nighttime river cruise on a balsa, which will take you over its glimmering waters and under arched bridges. For a peaceful night's sleep, cocoon yourself in one of its old-world Spanish-style Deluxe Rooms.
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
Brgy. Ibaba, Bagac, Bataan
(02) 332 5338
(02) 355 3032
(02) 332 5286
Bernardo’s Hotel, Batanes
Those looking for a complete change of scenery will find it in the breathtaking province of Batanes. Despite being a typhoon-prone land, Batanes allures dreamers and lovers of natural beauty year-round with its indescribable beauty—there is something about its rolling hills, green pastures, stone houses, boulder-hemmed shores, and sweeping vistas that makes falling in love with the place a given. The best way to take it all in is to rent a bike and go on a DIY tour at your own pace with the help of this DG Travel Guide.
Tucked away in the quaint town of Basco, Bernardo’s Hotel is a simple yet charming boutique hotel offering exclusive packages with meals and tours so you won’t have to worry about anything else. A few hops from the hotel will take you to Chanarian Beach perfect for a leisurely stroll, while right at its roof deck is where you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the mountains, sea, and sunset. If your date isn't cheesy enough, grab a slice of pizza at the in-house Casa Napoli, which churns out the best brick-oven pizzas in town.
Brgy. Chanarian, Basco, Batanes
(0917) 512 5346
(0908) 816 4811
Twin Lakes Hotel, Tagaytay
An intoxicating experience awaits at the country’s first and only vineyard hotel, Twin Lakes Hotel in Tagaytay. Inside this Old European structure are over 120 rooms decked with the most comfortable beds, first-class amenities, swanky bathtubs, and spacious balconies that peek out to Taal Lake.
While its grape-growing vineyard hasn't come to full fruition yet, you can revel in the splendor of its tourism estate, which cradles landmark restaurants and cafés such as Bag of Beans and the most beautiful Starbucks in the Philippines. Unwind in its heated outdoor infinity pool, or have a lovely breakfast at the in-house café with an immersive viewing deck. You can also go on a dreamy date in any of Tagaytay's most romantic restaurants with the help of this DG Food Travel Guide.
Twin Lakes Hotel in Tagaytay
Laurel, Batangas City
(0917) 846 1389
(0917) 853 7468
Crimson Resort & Spa Boracay, Boracay
Crimson Resort & Spa Boracay is the epitome of luxe tropical bliss set on a private paradise called Station Zero. Located on the same stretch as some of the island’s most expensive resorts, it affords you sapphire blue waters and a gorgeous expanse of white sand away from the crowd for a romantic escape with zero distractions. Your vacation here is as luxurious as it can get: elegant contemporary architecture that melds with the island vibe, four concept restos and bars, three swimming pools overlooking the ocean, and a multi-awarded haven called Aum Spa.
Start the day right when you stay in their Suite Seaview Room, with its floor-to-ceiling windows that let sunlight and romance fill the room. Surprise your soulmate with a playlist of your favorite love songs at night, made even more romantic with ambient lighting you can easily control using your room’s own tablet.
Crimson Resort & Spa Boracay
Barangay Yapak, Boracay
(036) 669 5888
Pearl Farm Beach Resort, Davao
Raking in travelers from all around the world since 1992, the 14-hectare Pearl Farm Beach Resort is one of those destinations that need little to no introduction. What is less known though is the fact that this "jewel of Samal Island" started as an aquaculture farm for pearls, the so-called treasure of the sea. Nestled on the tranquil coast of Davao’s popular island, this jungle-surrounded resort boasts of Muslim-inspired suites and waterfront bungalows designed by none other than the late architect Francisco “Bobby” Mañosa.
With boat tours of coral gardens and giant clam sanctuaries endemic to Samal Island, you can spend all your time exploring or choose to stay put on its shores and catch the magnificent Southern Mindanao sunset.
Pearl Farm Beach Resort
Bo. Adecor, Kaputian District
Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte
(082) 235 1234 to 36
Vivere Azure, Batangas
For a scenic seascape in a not so far-flung locale, Vivere Azure is your best bet. Located in the fringes of Anilao, Batangas, this hilltop retreat was once a home by the sea where the owners’ best family memories were made—and where they hope their guests will make memories of their own.
Each of its rooms evokes a homely charm with a touch of otherworldliness through its open spaces and terraces that provide views of the azure and tangerine skies. Toast to your life together by the infinity pool facing the Maricaban Islands, catch as many golden hours as you like, or enjoy the stillness of nature at the tree house—your pick.
Barangay Aguada, San Teodoro Anilao
Anilao Batangas, Mabini, Batangas
(632) 771 7777
Radisson Blu Cebu, Cebu
For couples who love the feeling of anonymity in a big city, the city proper of Cebu is a perfect match. It's easy to get lost in its dramatic churches and temples, Amsterdam-like flower gardens, and street food-filled streets. But when it’s time to call it a day, find yourself in the opulent Radisson Blu Cebu, where three renowned dining destinations, a palm tree-dotted outdoor pool, and an in-house oasis called Spa Esc set the narrative of your honeymoon in motion. At Dilmah t-Bar, you can sample a wide selection of tea-based mocktails, cocktails, cold beverages, and shakes, perfect for some quiet afternoon tea time with your loved one.
The hotel makes it tempting to stay in, but you can ask their staff for recommendations on what to see and do in Cebu and even have transportation arranged for convenient travel. A jaw-dropping lobby area, lavish interiors, and 5-star service make this hotel a prime choice for celebrity weddings such as Kaye Abad and Paul Jake Castillo's.
Radisson Blu Cebu
Sergio Osmena Boulevard cor. Juan Luna Avenue
North Reclamation Area, Cebu
(032) 402 9900
(032) 505 1700
The Farm at San Benito, Batangas
Bursting with nothing but sanctuary spas and luxe thatched-roof villas, the sprawling grounds of The Farm at San Benito provide the ideal setting for you and your partner to completely relax in and recharge your romance. Tucked in the foothills of Mount Malarayat, this multi-awarded medical and wellness resort offers different backdrops for your wellness-focused honeymoon or anniversary—a secret waterfalls spot, breathtaking swimming pools, and a serene meditation lounge. Depending on what kind of view you want to wake up to, the resort offers different room types that are a vacation on their own.
If you don't mind paying extra, their special Vitality of the Hearts package is a must-try for any couple. It includes an acupuncture session and a special hilot treatment that involves a cacao body wrap and a milk chocolate bath for a memorable sensory experience. It ends with a serving of your choice of organic wine to set the mood for the evening.
The Farm at San Benito
119 Barangay Tipakan
Lipa City, Batangas
(02) 884 8074
(0918) 884 8080
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