Thinking of escaping the loud neighborhood? This article has a list of pleasant vacation villas in Negros!
Image: Vacation Villa KM55 Facebook Page
Island trips and flight tickets have sharply declined since the COVID-19 outbreak started in the country. This doesn’t mean that the urge to travel is gone; people eager to go outside are looking for alternatives without going far from home during the quarantine. Negrenses are lucky because the countryside or the beach is a quick trip away.
There are many vacation villas in Negros that are not too far from the metro. Some are hidden in the city! Here is the list of villas in Negros that are within and near the City of Smiles. Read on!
Location:Kilometer 55, Barangay Bunga, Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental
Booking a stay in this place far from civilization can delight both the mind and body in a refreshing way.
Image: Vacation Villa KM55 Facebook Page
Vacation Villa KM55 is a two-story retreat house designed to make you feel connected with nature. The rustic-themed interior with a minimalist motif promises picture-worthy spots. Offering more than just a staycation, the villa has a nearby river that a tour guide can visit. This vacation villa proves you can enjoy lush views and a tranquil ambiance even with just a short hour’s drive from the metro.
Location:Bantug farms, Barangay Alangilan, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Nato’s Summer House has one big bedroom with four queen-sized beds.
Image: Nato's Farm Facebook Page
If you are eager to have a change of atmosphere from urban living, the secluded Nato’s Summer House offers a unique appeal. The summer-inspired villa nestled in a tropical garden guarantees a peaceful stay in Bacolod City. For a serene time, pack a book and read on the cushioned swing under the shade of a large tree. At night in this vacation villa, catch up with friends and talk about your quarantine experiences over a bottle of wine while relaxing at this villa for a staycation in Bacolod.
Location:Milabo Street, San Esteban Phase One, Bago City, Negros Occidental
Grill burgers, mix cocktail recipes, and relax your mind at The Shire Private Resort.
Image: The Shire- Private Resort Facebook Page
Hosting a summer pool party with a handful of people is possible if you book a staycation at The Shire Private Resort in Bago City. The exclusive pool house offers a suburban atmosphere—a laid-back life within the city proper. There are establishments around the vacation villa, and if you can wake up early the next day, you can check out a variety of fresh seafood at the nearby market.
Location:25 Hermelinda Drive, Hermalinda Homes, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Stay Amare is a countryside home near the bustling streets of Bacolod.
Image: Stay Amare Facebook Page
Another spot located in the city is Stay Amare, a rental villa with a spacious garden and a patio. Surrounded by nature’s beauty, you will be pampered with unpolluted air and refreshing scenery during your stay here. You can hold a barbecue dinner at night and initiate deep conversations with the group over a few bottles of beer. You can also tell your friends to pack yoga mats so you can loosen up with yoga at the vacation villa’s grounds the following day.
Almaciga sa Patag is one of the newest retreat houses in the province.
Image: Almaciga sa Patag Facebook Page
Almaciga sa Patag takes you away from the busyness and surrounds you with Mother Nature’s touch. It’s like a staycation at the cabin in the woods—minus the horror. The villa’s kitchen and dining area lets you connect to the outdoors with its large windows. When evening falls, the surrounding forest makes for a serene backdrop for guests who need to relax. Following proper protocols, the four-bedroom rental villa with a private pool can accommodate only 12 guests.
These dark times don’t mean that you should spend your days in the gloom. Book a night or two in these rental vacation villas not too far away from home, and remember that you can still enjoy yourself even in the midst of hard times.
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