Christmas is the most beautiful time of the year, yet it will be slightly different now because of the coronavirus pandemic. But even though the year has been stressful, it can’t change the fact that Christmas is the time to come together, be with family, and share gratitude for being healthy and happy.
After months of hunkering down, it’s no wonder that family members are looking forward to having fun outdoors during the holidays. However, planning a family Christmas getaway this year must be done carefully. Thanks to the resorts in Negros Occidental reopened, you won’t have to leave the island for a perfect holiday destination. If you want to spend Christmas anywhere other than home, see these five family-friendly resorts in Bacolod and Negros for your next holiday getaway!
Location:Sitio Campuestohan, Talisay City, Negros Occidental
Room Rates:Start at PhP3,000 per night
Campuestohan Highland Resort features various safe outdoor activities that kids, teens, and the young at heart will enjoy!
Image: Campuestohan Highland Resort Facebook page
A vast theme park of sorts, Campuestohan Highland Resort, is one of the places to go for Christmas near Bacolod City. This resort in Negros Occidental features spectacular life-sized statues of famous movie characters, a wave pool, adrenaline-filled rides, and comfortable accommodations with which the whole family will have a good time. This highland resort is an excellent option to spend an adventurous Christmas.
For bookings and reservations, call them at 0915 2111406 / 0917 3005007 / 0925 6008088. For more information, you may visit their website, https://campuestohanhighlandresort.com.ph/.
Location:Granada-Alangilan Road, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Room Rates:Start at PhP3,500 per night (suitable for two to four pax)
One of the best ways to spend the holidays is to escape the pollution and breathe in the fresh air at Bantug Lake Ranch.
Images: Bantug Lake Ranch Facebook page
Just a few minutes’ drive from the metro, Bantug Lake Ranch is where parents can spend a peaceful afternoon exploring with the kids where various animals roam around the ranch. There is also no shortage of family-friendly activities in this resort in Bacolod, as both grownups and young ones can ride a horse, opt to row a boat, and catch a fish. Bantug Lake Ranch is a perfect holiday destination if the whole family enjoys serene locations.
For bookings and reservations, call them at 034 2131916, or you may visit their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/bantuglakeranch/, to catch their latest updates.
Location:Highway KM 67, Barangay Prosperidad, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental
Room Rates:Start at PhP2,000 per night
The resort offers a pool and contemporary-Asian style interior in its cozy rooms and villas up the mountain.
Image: La Vista Highlands Mountain Resort Paradise Facebook Page
As one of the most picturesque resorts in Negros, La Vista Highlands Mountain Resort Paradise is an incredible holiday destination for families who look forward to having a chilly vacation. This resort in Negros Occidental is one of the best options if you want to savor the view of a sea of clouds and enjoy a delightful Christmas in relaxing villas. The resort also has two swimming pools where kids can swim while parents lounge beside the pools.
For bookings and reservations, call them at 0951 9748520 / 0917 3216704, or you may visit their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Lavistahighlands/, to catch their latest updates.
If the holidays get too cold for you, Punta Bulata is the place for some warmth and fun!
Image: Punta Bulata Resort Facebook page
Head south for a holiday and enjoy the delight of Christmas at Punta Bulata Resort with the family. This resort in Negros Occidental has a pool with a shallow area for young children to swim with their parents. Cauayan’s miles of coastline and sparkling water boasts gorgeous weather but fewer crowds, making this destination an ideal holiday destination for members who need vitamin D while maintaining social distancing.
For bookings and reservations, message them at their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/puntabulata/, or visit their website, https://puntabulata.com/, for more information.
Location:Punta Taytay, Barangay Sum-ag, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Cottage Price Range:PhP500 to PhP3,500
There’s also a swimming pool with a slide where kids can frolic about in the water.
Image: Shelton Beach Resort Facebook page
The incredible thing about Shelton Beach Resort is that this destination is in the city, so you won’t have to drive far away from the metro to celebrate Christmas with the children. This resort in Bacolod accommodates guests in beachfront nipa huts. Meanwhile, children can enjoy playing on the sand or in the resort’s swimming pool with a slide. If you want to escape the December chills, heading to a sunny beach is a good idea.
For bookings and reservations, call 0947 3000773, or message them at their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SheltonBeachHavenResortPuntaTayTayBC/.
Christmas is the best time of the year because it gets families to spend quality time with each other. Thanks to these beautiful destinations, you and your family can spend the holiday other than under the Christmas tree!
Stay safe as you travel! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions. For now, keep safe!
This article was initially published in Yoorekka on October 20, 2020.
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