In the Philippines, Tagaytay is one of the easiest vacation spots to go on a quick road trip to, making it the default getaway place for couples residing in Manila who often wish to momentarily escape its monotony and chaos.
It’s popular for its cool breeze, picturesque perspective of the Taal Volcano and Lake, the picnic groves, the sizzling bulalo, and as a relaxing space for lovebirds who just want to the spend the weekend rekindling the romance inside a room, veranda, bathtub, or pool with a magnificent view you won’t be able to find elsewhere.
In no particular order, here are our top nine most romantic staycation destinations in Tagaytay.
Think country comfort—the simple elegance of wood and oak, a view of the lush greenery from the window, curtains and draping in cream and beige, and bronze antique decorations. The rooms here are as warm and comfortable as they are classy. Check in if your idea of a great weekend is to sip hot choco by the fireplace with the apple of your eye. The rustic Oxford Room is sure to provide the type of comfort you can only feel away from the city.
Discovery Country Suites
300 Calamba Road, San Jose, Tagaytay Road
(032) 529 8172 / (046) 413 4567
Inspired by the Confucian respect for the environment, Qiwellness Living will bring you right into the heart of nature and wellness. It has a Yin Yang Hot and Cold Pool that you may bathe in while taking in the breathtaking view of the lake and volcano. Enjoy the view longer by having dinner at their tea house, located just above the twin pools. Avail of couple spa packages that include the use of the pools, shower, Qirefloxology, and massage in a private room.
Qiwellness Living Tagaytay Spa Restaurant and Tea Room
Aguinaldo Highway, Brgy. Maharlika East
(0917) 522 6969
If you’re feeling particularly stressed and want to detoxify, Nurture Wellness Village is here for you. Its people are propelled by a philosophy they summed up in the acronym CHOICES, which stands for Control Stress and Choose to be Positive; Healthy Eating and Hydrate; Oxygenate; Immune Boost; Cleanse Body, Mind and Emotion; Embrace natural healing therapies; and Sleep, Social and Spiritual Connections. If this resonates with you, we suggest that you book their Ifugao Spa Suite, whose facade and interiors will guarantee more than a comfortable stay. You may also pick a calming forest or garden-inspired suite. Nurture Wellness has detox packages, the shortest of which is the Stress Buster (good for 1 or 2) consisting of an overnight stay and a two-day itinerary filled with wellness activities such as tai-chi gong (energy healing exercise), meditation, hammam steam bath (Turkish bath), acupuncture, and enema, among many others.
Nurture Wellness Village
Pulong Sagingan, Barangay Maitim II West Cavite
(0917) 687 8873 / (0918) 888 8772
(02) 401 9030 / (02) 710 9786
Think minimalist structure in the middle of a forest. The Design of Domicillo lends itself to making you appreciate Tagaytay’s soothing surroundings while providing a homely vantage point from where you can see all of it. It has eight rooms that are all designed differently—it might be fun to make it a goal with your partner to stay in each one. The Premier and Superior Rooms offer an unobstructed view of the Taal volcano and lake, making their verandas the perfect spot to have warm coffee in the morning.
Domicillo Design Hotel
Km. 58, Emilio Aguinaldo Highway Maharlika East
(0922) 884 1532 / (0917) 672 8182 / (046) 413 3552
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5. Anya Resort
This haven was made for those who are after total comfort and luxury. Its spacious and elegant Anya Veranda Suites and Anya Garden Suites have a luxurious king-size bed, kitchenette and mini bar, and what the resort aptly calls a “Wow Bathroom”, which looks as extravagant as it sounds. It also makes available a Lifestyle Assistant to its guests. The Lifestyle Assistant is ready to serve your every need, making you feel like every bit of the king and queen you want to be on the weekend. Be sure to spend some time in its borderless library, which is built in a sunken garden with bamboo and flowing water, creating for its visitors the most calming peaceful atmosphere for reading.
Buenavista Ave, Tolentino West
(02) 657 1640 / (046) 419 8040 / (0998) 577 9999
6. Narra Hill
Gardens, a creek, a waterfall, and a lagoon will be your sanctuary at Narra Hill. An attractive venue for exquisite and intimate weddings, it also offers Bed and Breakfast in its four rooms, which may be booked exclusively via Airbnb. A breathtaking morning view will greet you right from your bedroom; no need to take long walks to witness glorious sunrise and gorgeous sunsets. Narra Hill’s Kubo Suites come with a huge bed, an open-air living room, its own bar, and its own outdoor pool overlooking the Taal volcano and lake.
(0977) 840 4936
This is perfect if you’re planning to pull out all the stops for your partner. It has the Romantic Package that surprises your beloved with petals scattered all over the bed and the room, candle lights, a big pillow shaped like a heart, wine, strawberries or grapes, imported chocolate, a cake, balloons—the works. He or she will experience all of this along with a majestic view of the lake. The Boutique also has a powder room into which you will be ushered so you can choose your shampoo, soap, and even the scent of your room, plus a pillow menu if you want to take extra care of your bodies. Romance and service at their finest!
The Boutique Bed and Breakfast
45 Aguinaldo Highway, Silang Crossing East
(0927) 363 2660 / (0917) 598 4480 / (0933) 198 8534
(046) 413 1798 / (046) 413 1885
The inn has four luxury suites named after lighthouses located in North America: West Quoddy, Montauk Point, Brant Point, and Minot's LedgeWest Quoddy. Each boasts a private terrace that offers a panoramic view of the lake, volcano, and the extensive forest reserves. All the rooms are vast and well-lit. Because of The Inn’s unique and intricate architecture, stunning views which you may enjoy while lazing away in the jacuzzi, and marvelous outdoors, it has become distinguished as a venue for weddings and other special occasions.
The Inn at Cliffhouse Tagaytay
Km. 58, General Emilio Aguinaldo Highway
(046) 483 2093
Influenced by Asian art, style, and hospitality, the Oriental Luxury Suites truly has the best of what Asian culture can give to the world. The Chiang Mai, equipped with a king-size bed and a balcony with a view, is great for couples. Butler services are also available. You may opt for a bigger and more luxurious room, the most lavish in this hotel—the Railay. It has a sprawling 80 sqm floor space, its own full kitchen, and a balcony that overlooks Tagaytay’s scenic outdoors. Oriental Luxury Suites has an infinity pool from which you can see all the views you probably came to Tagaytay for.
Oriental Luxury Suites
0001 GS Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Highway
Luksuhin Ilaya, Alfonso
(0995) 788 4429 / (0949) 355 3731/ (0999) 884 7076
(02) 536 9999 / (02) 536 1111
Ready to pick your staycation destination in Tagaytay? Have a wonderful, memorable weekend there with the one you love!
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