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9 Last-Minute Valentine’s Dates and Getaways in the Philippines

by Danna Peña
February 10, 2020

As the breeze gets chillier and New Year’s resolutions collectively start lagging from our top-of-mind, February paves the way to an ubiquitous celebration that you either love, hate, or pay little attention to: Valentine’s Day. What was believed to have started out as an obscure Roman festival has evolved into an annual celebration of lavish spending and overt displays of affection, often in the means of overpriced bouquets, indulgent boxes of chocolate truffles, and more recently, saccharine social media posts that spotlight professions of undying love.

Though there’s nothing wrong with the aforementioned ways of showing affection, there’s an authentic and sure-fire way to make your love felt: it’s by spending quality time together. Wherever “quality time” falls in your love language results, offering your precious time will be a more memorable and heartfelt present—one that will make February 14 more than just a ticked-off calendar date.

This season of love, seize this opportunity to try something new with your special someone. Here’s a round-up of last-minute Valentine’s dates and getaways in the Philippines at sweet rates you won’t get elsewhere.

Breathtaking Out-of-Town Escapes

1. A Romantic Surftown Suite Stay in Baler

Tranquil, rich in history, and lauded for its sought-after surf spots, Baler is a bountiful and dreamy town where time moves at a languid and unhurried pace. Whisk away your Valentine’s date to an idyllic Pacifica Suite Stay for 2 with a romantic dinner set-up, massage, and transfers at the locale’s luxury beach resort: Costa Pacifica. Right smack on Sabang Beach, the swanky resort boasts a prime yet private location, and was designed to welcome even the most well-heeled travelers with its capacious interiors, impeccable service, and delicious cuisine.

Save ₱1,571 when you buy Costa Pacifica's Pacifica Suite Stay for 2 with Breakfast, Dinner, and Massage valid daily ‘til February 2020 only!

80 Buton St., Sitio Labasin,
 Sabang Beach Baler, Aurora
(02) 8519 4249

(0917) 844 8371
inquiry@costapacificabaler.com

2. An Intimate Honeymoon Suite Stay in Iloilo

Whether you’re relishing—or rekindling—the honeymoon phase in your relationship, a retreat in Solina Beach & Nature Resort in breathtaking Iloilo will make you and your partner feel giddy all over again. Bask in an overnight stay in their Balay Palangga Room (Honeymoon Suite) with breakfast, a 10% F&B discount, and 25% discount on in-room massage services for a rejuvenating and pleasurable Valentine’s escape. Perfect for creatures of comfort and foodies, this top-notch stay features a well-loved restaurant that offers heartwarming Ilonggo cuisine.

Save ₱3,200 when you buy Solina Beach & Nature Resort’s Balay Palangga Stay for 2 with Breakfast & Discounts valid daily ‘til March 2020!

Balasan-Carles Provincial Road
Brgy. Guinticgan Carles, Iloilo
(02) 8664 7515
(02) 8255 7013
(0917) 150 0570
(0939) 918 2160
reservations@solinaresort.com.ph

3. A Fresh Beachfront & Pool View Stay in Quezon

Only a 3.5-hour drive from Metro Manila is a premier resort destination that’s considered one of Quezon province’s best-kept secrets: Reál Coast and Surf. Perfect for heliophiles and beach aficionado’s, the resort offers a vast swimming pool area and prime access to the glorious seaside, which is home to beginner-friendly waves for surfers all-year-long. Relax in a Pool View Deluxe Room for 2 with Full-Board Meals with your Valentine and use it as a jump-off point to discover Quezon’s unspoiled surroundings and spell-binding neighboring islands.

Save ₱2,590 when you buy Reál Coast and Surf’s Pool View Deluxe Room for 2 with Full-Board Meals valid daily ‘til March 2020!

Barangay Malapad, Reál, Quezon
reservations@realcoastandsurf.com

4. A Classy & Minimalist Retreat in Antipolo

For those who want to flee the city during the Valentine’s season yet are daunted by long travel periods, LeBlanc Hotel in Antipolo is the accessible yet refreshing destination you’re searching for. Spend a quick romantic holiday in their Single Deluxe Room Stay with Breakfast for 2, a simplistic and modern stay for a fuss-free yet nonetheless noteworthy date. Those who love minimalism and lounging by the pool are in for treat, as the hotel is designed with all-white interiors reminiscent of Scandinavian homes and a pristine pool area made for idyllic afternoons under the sun.

Save ₱1,755 when you buy LeBlanc Hoel’s Single Deluxe Room Stay with Breakfast for 2 valid daily ‘til March 2020!

3 Taktak Rd, Antipolo, Rizal
(02) 8518 9303
(0917) 150 9011
frontoffice@leblanc.com.ph

Indulgent In-City Rendezvous

5. A Swanky Dinner & Staycation in Alabang

Make your lover feel like royalty with an all-in-one Valentine’s package that will save you all the hassles of planning: Acacia Hotel Manila’s Deluxe Room Stay, Valentine’s Dinner Concert, and Buffet Breakfast for 2. With this value-packed offer, you and your date get exclusive tickets to Serenade Under the Stars, a Valentine’s dinner concert that will be held at the Sequoia Ballroom. Feast on a 4-course dinner and sip on a glass of fine wine as Alex Arias’ acoustic musical stylings play in the background, retreat to your luxurious deluxe room, then wake up to a flavorsome buffet breakfast in the morning.

Save ₱6,376 when you buy Acacia Hotel Manila’s Deluxe Room Stay, Valentine's Dinner Concert Tickets, and Buffet Breakfast for 2 valid only on February 14, 2020!

5400 East Asia Drive cor. Commerce Avenue
Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 7720 2000
(02) 8588 5888
reservations@acaciahotelsmanila.com

6. An Exquisite Valentine’s Dinner Buffet in BGC

A wise man once said, “The way to someone’s heart is through their stomach,” and we couldn’t agree more. Dress to the nines and take your loved one on a gastronomic trip at F1 Hotel Manila’s Valentine’s Day Dinner Buffet. Ready your stomachs for their Savor the Love Dinner Buffet, their much-awaited Valentine’s Dinner where you can indulge in a premium spread of dishes masterfully curated by award-winning Executive Chef Angelo Chubby Timban and his team. Featuring Jet Barrun’s live sweet serenades, you and your date will absolutely enjoy an atmospheric meal that will fill both your hearts and tummies.

Save ₱958 when you buy F1 Hotel Manila’s Valentine's Day Dinner Buffet for 1 with Free-flowing Iced Tea valid only on February 14, 2020!

32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(02) 8928 9888
(02) 7908 7888
fnb@f1hotelsandresorts.com

Endorphin-Boosting Activities

7. Power-Packed Pilates Classes

The couple who does pilates together, stays together—and with a workout that strengthens and lengthens, what more could you expect? Nab Mindful Movement Asia Pilates Studio’s 4 Mat & 4 Reformer Pilates Classes that comes with a free One-on-One Introduction Class for first-timers. With guidance from high-caliber and certified instructors, your pilates classes will surely give you the effective, full-body workout you need. When you’ve picked up tips and tricks from your classes, you and your partner can even hone your pilates practice further and try sequences for two in your spare time.

Save ₱2,800 when you buy Mindful Movement Asia Pilates Studio’s 4 Mat & 4 Reformer Pilates Classes + 1-on-1 Intro valid from Mondays to Saturdays in their Makati or BGC branches only!

Pacific Star Building, Makati
1402 14/F Pacific Star Building
Sen. Gil Puyat Ave cor. Makati Ave.
Makati
(02) 8886 7744
(0917) 844 0945
makati@mindfulmovementasia.com

Ecotower Building, Taguig
15/F Ecotower Bldg., 32nd Street
cor 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City
Taguig
(02) 8815 0045
(0917) 867 6787
bgc@mindfulmovementasia.com

8. Gravity-Defying Bungee Workout Classes

For the fearless, adventurous, and try-anything-once type of couple, Valentine’s season is a reason to amp up your fitness routine. Commit to a unique workout and make it twice as fun by scoring a Bungee Workout PH’s Drop-In Bungee Workout™ Class Pass together! Doubling as a dance class, a Bungee Workout™ lets you live your acrobatic dreams by allowing you to execute leaps, turns, and inversions with upbeat music playing in the background. As the only certified studio in the country, there’s no better place than Bungee Workout PH to experience this one-of-a-kind workout.

Save ₱312 when you buy Bungee Workout PH’s Drop-In Bungee Workout™ Class Pass redeemable ‘til May 10, 2020!

Unit 2008, 20/F AIC Burgundy Empire Tower
ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig
(0918) 823 6588
bungeeworkoutph@yahoo.com

9. Exhilarating Aerial or Dance Classes

Do you and your significant other love to groove it out? Or are you two the type to break boundaries and try out-of-the-box exercises? If it’s a unanimous ‘yes’ for both, spice up your workout routine and score Movement Dance Studio’s 4-Class Pass to Any Aerial and Dance Class for a flexible package that brings all the fun to fitness. Step out of your comfort zones—literally—with aerial classes that consist of performing strengthening movements while being suspended in the air. That, or bust a move together to a wide variety of dance styles like Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Kpop Dance, and many more for an energy-boosting bonding experience.

Save ₱325 when you buy Movement Dance Studio’s Drop-In Pass to Any Floor or Aerial Class redeemable ‘til May 9, 2020!

Unit 2008, 20/F AIC Burgundy Empire Tower
ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig
(0918) 823 6588

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About Danna
Danna is a Manila-based writer who works as a Senior Staff Writer for Deal Grocer. Specializing in content marketing and feature writing, she primarly writes about travel and lifestyle and is heavily interested in sustainability. Read more of her works on dannapena.contently.com.

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