Beat the heat with a summer getaway that you won’t forget! We’ve got a list of hotels near Manila that have tons of fun activities to do, but why go alone when you can be with friends? Check out the following for hotels near Manila to go to with your barkada for a fun-filled summer outing.
Located in Brgy. Lewin in Lumban, Laguna, the three-star Caliraya Resort Club Inc. is a vast property with more than 50 buildings and amenities. Just a four-hour drive from Manila, it offers a variety of activities and accommodations perfect for barkadas of any size or temperament.
Why here? The resort has cabanas that can house up to 13 people, so big barkadas can stay in the same room without straining their budget. But Caliraya Resort Club Inc.’s biggest draw is the sheer number of activities you can do. You can go horseback riding, windsurf, ride a zipline, and that’s just to name a few. The resort also has function rooms that have whiteboards, projectors, laptops, and the like.
Rates. Room rates start at P4200, inclusive of breakfast. But if you book 15 days in advance, you can get the same room at P3570.
Does your barkada love the outdoors? Then you may want to consider heading over to the Chateau Royale Hotel Resort Spa, a three-star 15-hectare property in Nasugbu, Batangas.
Why here? The Chateau Royale Hotel Resort Spa has a long list of activities for the barkada. There’s a videoke room, a billiards hall, and a theater for those looking for indoor fun. Those who want a taste of the outdoors can walk the forest trail, play on the football field, or battle at the paintball area. There’s even a wave pool, a zipline, and a nine-hole golf course.
Rates. Depending on when you book, you could get great discounts at the Chateau Royale Hotel Resort Spa. You can get a cabin twin room with breakfast for P5250 if you’re staying on the weekdays, P6750 if you’re staying from Friday to Saturday. However, if you’re willing to give up breakfast and are booking 30 days in advance, you get a 28 percent discount.
You can get the same room for P3780 for a weekday stay, P4860 if you’re staying from Friday to Saturday. Plus, you get an additional 10 percent off if you’re a Traveloka member or mobile app user!
If you and your barkada are aching for a view, check out Club Balai Isabel. This four-star hotel in Talisay, Batangas is right on the shores of Taal Lake, with Taal Volcano right across.
Why here? The view goes without saying, but the hotel can also arrange boat rides to Taal volcano itself if you and the barkada want to see it up close. Club Balai Isabel also has three different swimming pools, courts for basketball, tennis, and volleyball, and an obstacle course. If the barkada prefers to be on the water, they have kayaks, jet skis, and pedal boats as well.
Rates. Room rates start at P4435, inclusive of breakfast. However, Traveloka members and mobile app users get an additional 10 percent discount.
The barkada looking for a luxurious retreat can check out the Vitalis Villas in Sabangan, Ilocos Sur. The five-star hotel sits atop cliffs that overlook the sea and features a Greek architectural style meant to evoke Santorini.
Why here? The nearby beach boasts of powdery white sand and sparkling blue seas, perfect for that final summer escapade. Wakeboards, jetskis, kayaks, and banana boats are also available, as well as a petting zoo and a zipline. If any of you get hungry, the hotel serves fast food favorites with an Ilocano and Mediterranean twist.
Rates. Room rates start at P9000, inclusive of breakfast. However, you get a 20 percent discount if you book for the weekdays of July 1 to September 30. This means you can get the same room with breakfast at P7200.
The 32-year-old resort is a favorite in Tayabas, Quezon, and it’s not hard to see why. The three-star hotel is nestled at the foot of Mount Banahaw, and is near several Tayabas landmarks.
Why here? Its proximity to Tayabas landmarks makes it perfect for sightseeing, but the resort itself has many things to do: there’s an adult and kiddie pool, a volleyball court, a camping area, and a playground for kids and the young at heart.
Rates. Room rates start at P4500, but rates are subject to change depending on availability.
This 11-hectare resort in Tayabas has a lot to offer barkads looking to laze around during summer. Graceland Estates and Country Club prides itself on giving its guests the choice to do “a little of everything, or nothing at all”, and it certainly delivers.
Why here? For the barkada looking to do “a little of everything”, the resort has courts for basketball, tennis, and beach volleyball. There’s a putting green, paddle boating, and even horseback riding. If you’re the type of barkada looking to do “nothing at all”, watch out for the resort’s native deer herd, or you can take a walk amongst the resorts private collection of US military jeeps.
Rates. You can book a villa for four at P7500, inclusive of breakfast. But if you’re a Traveloka member or mobile app user, you get an additional 10 percent discount.
Just an hour and a half drive from Laoag, Hannah’s Beach Resort and Convention Center is right on the shores of Pagudpud’s Blue Lagoon.
Why here? Lounging around on Pagudpud’s powdery white sand is a given. But if your barkada is looking for something to get the adrenaline pumping, try out the resort’s 12 kilometer zipline. If hurtling down a zipline at 80 kilometers per hour doesn’t get your blood flowing, nothing will.
Rates. Room rates start at P3850, but rates are subject to change depending on availability.
If the barkada is looking for a luxury outing in Ilocos Sur but on a leaner budget, check out the three-star Vitalis White Sands. Situated right beside the sea and near a local fishing village, the hotel promises that guests will be taken back to “a simpler way of life”.
Why here? Vitalis White Sands is literally just a few steps from the sea, so a barkada looking to soak up the sun doesn’t have very far to go. But if there’s more on the agenda than tanning, the hotel has jetskis, kayaks, pedal boats, and banana boats for everyone.
Rates. Room rates start at P5500, inclusive of breakfast. However, you get a 15 percent discount if you book 30 days in advance. This means you can get the same room at P4675.
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