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5 Jaw-dropping Resorts Near Manila That Will Take You Around the World

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By: Antonette Louise Guiao | June 29, 2020

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Go around the world without leaving the country!

Image: @ashleonne

Upon hearing the word “resort”, what usually comes into mind is the typical private building with a vast pool. There’s the usual living area, kitchen, and air-conditioned bedrooms. If going to places that look the same have lost their appeal, kick things up a notch by visiting unconventional resorts!

The country is home to unique destinations that can transport you to another place in the world. Not only are these picture-perfect, but they are also located just a few hours away from Manila. Skip the expensive plane tickets and visit these foreign-destination-inspired resorts near Manila for an international getaway! Designed and inspired by famous foreign destinations, these resorts near Manila are sure to take you on a trip around the globe.


1. Sundowners Vacation Villas

Location: Luciente 1, Bolinao, Pangasinan
Travel Time: 5 hrs from Cubao
Rates:
Mykonos Villa for 5 pax - PhP5,950 per night
Cliffside Villa for 9 pax - PhP8,950 per night
Family Marina for 12 pax - PhP16,950 per night
Panoramic Villa for 15 pax - PhP20,950 per night
Master Villa for 18 pax - PhP34,950 per night


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The color palette of the resort gives such a refreshing sight.

Image: Sundowners Vacation Villas Website

Nestled on a cliff overlooking the South China Sea, Sundowners Vacation Villas takes inspiration from Santorini, Greece. Its whitewashed, low-cubicle villas accented with blue doors and windows make the resort a picture-perfect place. Each room is air-conditioned and also has a fully-equipped kitchen. With your accommodations also come access to the resort’s infinity pool, where you get a front-row view of the ocean. This family-friendly place also offers spa services for parents and a supervised play area for kids. To make things more fun, you can also bring pets for an additional PhP500 per pet!

How to get to Sundowners Vacation Villas: Take a Victory Liner or Five Star bus from Cubao or Pasay Terminal to Bolinao, Pangasinan. Get off at the Bolinao Bus Terminal. From there, ride a tricycle going to Sundowners Vacation Villas. The resort is only 2 minutes away.


2. Goshen Resort and Hotel

Location: Goshen Land, Barangay Lourdes, Bamban, Tarlac
Travel Time: 1 hr and 40 mins from Cubao
Rates:
Resort Standard Room for 2-4pax - PhP4,500 per night
Resort Suite for 2-4pax - PhP4,500 per night
Resort Family Room for 4-8 pax - PhP8,500 per night


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You can finally roam in Rome here at Goshen Resort and Hotel!

Images: @angel_bee11

Taking after the well-known Roman Colosseum in Rome, Goshen Resort and Hotel proves that you don’t have to go to Europe to see its beauty. Goshen Resort and Hotel’s pools are adorned with Roman columns, and the hallways are surrounded by Roman statues that look like Spartan soldiers and Roman goddesses. The gardens are decorated with Moai (monolithic human head figures) replicas to complete the ancient Rome experience. The resort’s rooms include complimentary pool use from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM and complimentary breakfast. They also provide additional mattresses for succeeding guests. While you’re there, visit the resort’s Cafe Roma, where you can fill your stomach while enjoying the Colosseum view!

How to get to Goshen Resort and Hotel: Take a Five Star bus or any bus bound to Dagupan or Pangasinan. Get off at the junction of Capas if you’re from the north and Dau terminal if you’re from the south. Ride a jeep with a Bamban-Angeles-Dapdap route and get off at Baranggay Lourdes / Kanto Groto. Lastly, ride a tricycle going to Goshen Resort and Hotel.



3. Cintai Corito’s Garden

Location: Sitio Pandayan, Malabanan, Balete, Batangas
Travel Time: 2 hrs from Cubao
Rates:
Terrace Villa for 2 – PhP6,000
Terrace Villa for 4 – PhP9,240
Garden Villa for 6 – PhP27,500


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Cintai (pronounced cheen-tai) is an Indonesian word meaning “love.”

Image: Cintai Coritos Garden Facebook Page

Cintai Corito’s Garden gives off strong Bali vibes. The resort can immediately immerse you in Indonesian culture, from its Balinese door surrounded by dvarapala (gate guardians) to its huge Buddha statues. You can choose to go on a day tour for a quick visit or stay overnight in the Balinese-inspired rooms. A stay in the casita (a small house) is inclusive of welcome drinks and complimentary breakfast. Fun fact: the resort is home to animals including, alpacas, mini horses, spotted deer, and peacocks, thus making the resort ideal for a family-friendly resort, too!

How to get to Cintai Corito’s Garden: From the Buendia Bus Terminal, ride a bus bound for Lipa City. Get off at Levitown at the Jollibee-Caltex junction and ride a jeepney bound for Calete. On your left, you’ll see the gates of Cintai Corito’s Garden; get off there.


4. Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort

Location: Barangay Sta. Ana, Calatagan, Batangas
Travel Time: 3 hrs and 30 mins from Cubao
Rates:
Floating Cottages - starts at PhP9,400 (peak rate)/PhP8,540 (off-peak rate) per night
Beach Cottages - starts at PhP8,050 per night (peak and off-peak rate)
Simplicity Villa - starts at PhP6,000 per night (peak and off-peak rate)
Simplicity Bungalow - starts at PhP6,000 per night (peak and off-peak rate)
Tree House - starts at PhP6,000 per night (peak and off-peak rate)


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You can take a look at the sunset from your overwater villa.

Image: Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort Facebook Page

Paradise is now a few hours away, all thanks to Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort! The resort is inspired by the Maldives, a favorite and well-known vacation destination. Boardwalks connect the water villas of the resort, and these give an unobstructed view of the sea. All villas are equipped with a master’s bedroom, guest room, loft, and living area. Not only can you unwind at the place, but you can also enjoy various aqua sports. Kayaks, paddleboards, pedal boats, banana boats, and speed boats are only some of the many aqua sports that you can try while you’re here.

How to get to Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort:
From Pasay City, ride a van at the Calatagan Van Terminal. Get off at the Calatagan town proper, and then ride a tricycle going to Stilts.

From Buendia, ride a DLTB Bus at the Buendia Bus Terminal. Get off at the Calatagan town proper, and then ride a tricycle going to Stilts.



5. The Oriental Luxury Suites

Location: 0001 GS Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Luksuhin Ilaya, Alfonso, Cavite
Travel Time: 2 - 3 hours from Cubao
Rates (for 2 pax per night):
Ayuthaya (Executive Queen) – PhP10,000 per night
Khao Sok (Executive Twin) – PhP10,000 per night
Phanom Rung (Executive Twin) – PhP10,000 per night
Kanchanaburi (Executive Queen) – PhP8,196.72 per night
Chiang Rai (Executive Twin) – PhP9,000 per night
Chiang Mai (Executive Queen) – PhP12,000 per night
Railay (Presidential Suite) - PhP35,000 per night


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Say “sawadee ka” to a beautiful view from the resort’s poolside!

Image: The Oriental Luxury Suites Facebook Page

Experience the beauty and serenity of the Land of Smiles at The Oriental Luxury Suites in Tagaytay! The lovely temples of Thailand inspire the resort. From the exteriors to the interiors, the entire place is decorated with Thai ornaments and furniture. All seven rooms are named after famous places in Thailand, including Phanom Rung, Ayutthaya, and Khao Sok, to name a few. The resort’s infinity pool provides a breathtaking view of the Taal volcano.

How to get to The Oriental Luxury Suites: Ride a DLTB Bus at the Buendia Bus Terminal that will go or pass through Tagaytay. Get off at the Oriental Luxury Suites.


Found your dream destination? Pack your bags, experience the world, and make lifetime memories at these fantastic resorts!


Visit Yoorekka Magazine for more exciting resorts and travel spots in Metro Manila!


Stay safe as you travel! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions wherever you go. Public transportation may be impacted due to the COVID-19 situation in the area. For now, keep safe!


This article was originally published in Yoorekka on March 13, 2020.


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Resorts near Manila, Manila, vacation, resorts, picture-perfect place, best beach resorts

Go around the world without leaving the country!

Image: @ashleonne

Upon hearing the word “resort”, what usually comes into mind is the typical private building with a vast pool. There’s the usual living area, kitchen, and air-conditioned bedrooms. If going to places that look the same have lost their appeal, kick things up a notch by visiting unconventional resorts!

The country is home to unique destinations that can transport you to another place in the world. Not only are these picture-perfect, but they are also located just a few hours away from Manila. Skip the expensive plane tickets and visit these foreign-destination-inspired resorts near Manila for an international getaway! Designed and inspired by famous foreign destinations, these resorts near Manila are sure to take you on a trip around the globe.


1. Sundowners Vacation Villas

Location: Luciente 1, Bolinao, Pangasinan
Travel Time: 5 hrs from Cubao
Rates:
Mykonos Villa for 5 pax - PhP5,950 per night
Cliffside Villa for 9 pax - PhP8,950 per night
Family Marina for 12 pax - PhP16,950 per night
Panoramic Villa for 15 pax - PhP20,950 per night
Master Villa for 18 pax - PhP34,950 per night


Resorts Near Manila That Will Take You Around the World, Resorts near Manila

The color palette of the resort gives such a refreshing sight.

Image: Sundowners Vacation Villas Website

Nestled on a cliff overlooking the South China Sea, Sundowners Vacation Villas takes inspiration from Santorini, Greece. Its whitewashed, low-cubicle villas accented with blue doors and windows make the resort a picture-perfect place. Each room is air-conditioned and also has a fully-equipped kitchen. With your accommodations also come access to the resort’s infinity pool, where you get a front-row view of the ocean. This family-friendly place also offers spa services for parents and a supervised play area for kids. To make things more fun, you can also bring pets for an additional PhP500 per pet!

How to get to Sundowners Vacation Villas: Take a Victory Liner or Five Star bus from Cubao or Pasay Terminal to Bolinao, Pangasinan. Get off at the Bolinao Bus Terminal. From there, ride a tricycle going to Sundowners Vacation Villas. The resort is only 2 minutes away.


2. Goshen Resort and Hotel

Location: Goshen Land, Barangay Lourdes, Bamban, Tarlac
Travel Time: 1 hr and 40 mins from Cubao
Rates:
Resort Standard Room for 2-4pax - PhP4,500 per night
Resort Suite for 2-4pax - PhP4,500 per night
Resort Family Room for 4-8 pax - PhP8,500 per night


Resorts Near Manila That Will Take You Around the World, Manila

You can finally roam in Rome here at Goshen Resort and Hotel!

Images: @angel_bee11

Taking after the well-known Roman Colosseum in Rome, Goshen Resort and Hotel proves that you don’t have to go to Europe to see its beauty. Goshen Resort and Hotel’s pools are adorned with Roman columns, and the hallways are surrounded by Roman statues that look like Spartan soldiers and Roman goddesses. The gardens are decorated with Moai (monolithic human head figures) replicas to complete the ancient Rome experience. The resort’s rooms include complimentary pool use from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM and complimentary breakfast. They also provide additional mattresses for succeeding guests. While you’re there, visit the resort’s Cafe Roma, where you can fill your stomach while enjoying the Colosseum view!

How to get to Goshen Resort and Hotel: Take a Five Star bus or any bus bound to Dagupan or Pangasinan. Get off at the junction of Capas if you’re from the north and Dau terminal if you’re from the south. Ride a jeep with a Bamban-Angeles-Dapdap route and get off at Baranggay Lourdes / Kanto Groto. Lastly, ride a tricycle going to Goshen Resort and Hotel.



3. Cintai Corito’s Garden

Location: Sitio Pandayan, Malabanan, Balete, Batangas
Travel Time: 2 hrs from Cubao
Rates:
Terrace Villa for 2 – PhP6,000
Terrace Villa for 4 – PhP9,240
Garden Villa for 6 – PhP27,500


Resorts Near Manila That Will Take You Around the World, vacation

Cintai (pronounced cheen-tai) is an Indonesian word meaning “love.”

Image: Cintai Coritos Garden Facebook Page

Cintai Corito’s Garden gives off strong Bali vibes. The resort can immediately immerse you in Indonesian culture, from its Balinese door surrounded by dvarapala (gate guardians) to its huge Buddha statues. You can choose to go on a day tour for a quick visit or stay overnight in the Balinese-inspired rooms. A stay in the casita (a small house) is inclusive of welcome drinks and complimentary breakfast. Fun fact: the resort is home to animals including, alpacas, mini horses, spotted deer, and peacocks, thus making the resort ideal for a family-friendly resort, too!

How to get to Cintai Corito’s Garden: From the Buendia Bus Terminal, ride a bus bound for Lipa City. Get off at Levitown at the Jollibee-Caltex junction and ride a jeepney bound for Calete. On your left, you’ll see the gates of Cintai Corito’s Garden; get off there.


4. Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort

Location: Barangay Sta. Ana, Calatagan, Batangas
Travel Time: 3 hrs and 30 mins from Cubao
Rates:
Floating Cottages - starts at PhP9,400 (peak rate)/PhP8,540 (off-peak rate) per night
Beach Cottages - starts at PhP8,050 per night (peak and off-peak rate)
Simplicity Villa - starts at PhP6,000 per night (peak and off-peak rate)
Simplicity Bungalow - starts at PhP6,000 per night (peak and off-peak rate)
Tree House - starts at PhP6,000 per night (peak and off-peak rate)


Resorts Near Manila That Will Take You Around the World, resorts

You can take a look at the sunset from your overwater villa.

Image: Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort Facebook Page

Paradise is now a few hours away, all thanks to Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort! The resort is inspired by the Maldives, a favorite and well-known vacation destination. Boardwalks connect the water villas of the resort, and these give an unobstructed view of the sea. All villas are equipped with a master’s bedroom, guest room, loft, and living area. Not only can you unwind at the place, but you can also enjoy various aqua sports. Kayaks, paddleboards, pedal boats, banana boats, and speed boats are only some of the many aqua sports that you can try while you’re here.

How to get to Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort:
From Pasay City, ride a van at the Calatagan Van Terminal. Get off at the Calatagan town proper, and then ride a tricycle going to Stilts.

From Buendia, ride a DLTB Bus at the Buendia Bus Terminal. Get off at the Calatagan town proper, and then ride a tricycle going to Stilts.



5. The Oriental Luxury Suites

Location: 0001 GS Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Luksuhin Ilaya, Alfonso, Cavite
Travel Time: 2 - 3 hours from Cubao
Rates (for 2 pax per night):
Ayuthaya (Executive Queen) – PhP10,000 per night
Khao Sok (Executive Twin) – PhP10,000 per night
Phanom Rung (Executive Twin) – PhP10,000 per night
Kanchanaburi (Executive Queen) – PhP8,196.72 per night
Chiang Rai (Executive Twin) – PhP9,000 per night
Chiang Mai (Executive Queen) – PhP12,000 per night
Railay (Presidential Suite) - PhP35,000 per night


Resorts Near Manila That Will Take You Around the World, picture-perfect place

Say “sawadee ka” to a beautiful view from the resort’s poolside!

Image: The Oriental Luxury Suites Facebook Page

Experience the beauty and serenity of the Land of Smiles at The Oriental Luxury Suites in Tagaytay! The lovely temples of Thailand inspire the resort. From the exteriors to the interiors, the entire place is decorated with Thai ornaments and furniture. All seven rooms are named after famous places in Thailand, including Phanom Rung, Ayutthaya, and Khao Sok, to name a few. The resort’s infinity pool provides a breathtaking view of the Taal volcano.

How to get to The Oriental Luxury Suites: Ride a DLTB Bus at the Buendia Bus Terminal that will go or pass through Tagaytay. Get off at the Oriental Luxury Suites.


Found your dream destination? Pack your bags, experience the world, and make lifetime memories at these fantastic resorts!


Visit Yoorekka Magazine for more exciting resorts and travel spots in Metro Manila!


Stay safe as you travel! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions wherever you go. Public transportation may be impacted due to the COVID-19 situation in the area. For now, keep safe!


This article was originally published in Yoorekka on March 13, 2020.


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Antonette is a writer, a night owl, an extrovert, and a BTS ARMY. Her spare time is consumed by drawing digital vector art, sleeping, binge-watching Netflix series, and learning how to cook. An adventurer by heart, she aspires to travel the world with her family, try extreme outdoor activities, and taste all sorts of food in different countries.

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