Now that Boracay is set to close for 6 months effective April 26, 2018, it’s time to book alternative beach resorts for your summer plans. Fortunately, there are 5 destinations you can choose from and all of them are accessible by car from Metro Manila.
These destinations are perfect if you’re not in the mood to book a flight away from the city. All it takes is a few hours on the road and you’ll be on a scenic route away from the urban jungle this summer.
As an added benefit, these beaches aren’t as rowdy as Boracay. These getaway spots are just what you need if you’re looking for a truly quiet retreat. Just you, the sun, and the sea for a most tranquil vacation.
1. Club Punta Fuego
In the pristine coast of Nasugbu, Batangas lies Club Punta Fuego, a private seaside resort that’s 2-and-a-half hours from Metro Manila. This Batangas resort’s sprawling beaches and Florida-inspired architecture provide a scenic getaway for large groups of friends and families.
The spacious rooms and casitas also feature a Spanish-Mediterranean design and boast several luxuries, like hot and cold showers, plush beds, and balconies – all of which offer a picturesque view of either the resort’s infinity pool or the West Philippine Sea.
2. Terrazas de Punta Fuego
Get a taste of Bali, Indonesia right here in this Batangas resort! Terrazas de Punta Fuego is a 2-hour drive away from Metro Manila, located in Nasugbu.
This resort in Batangas boasts an 800-meter stretch of fine white sand next to the pristine clear waters of the Nasugbu beach. It also has a free-form cascading pool and 28 Bali-inspired cabanas where you can enjoy a most relaxing massage. The Batangas mountain range also provides a majestic view of the place.
As an added benefit for those who book directly at Club Punta Fuego’s official website, guests can enjoy its facilities for free.
3. Thunderbird Resorts – Poro Point
La Union in San Fernando City is also an ideal getaway if you’re after scenic beach views. Here, you can experience a Santorini-style vacation in Thunderbird Resorts – Poro Point.
This La Union resort provides a scenic view of the West Philippine Sea and lets guests experience the tranquil scenery of the countryside. You’ll get to enjoy scenic shores with stunning sunsets and have great opportunities to bond with friends and family out of the deal too.
The rooms are all furnished with an HD LED TV, a DVD player, pantry with coffee- and tea-making facilities, an electronic safety box, and Wi-Fi Internet access.
Guests can even book rooms with separate living and dining areas, a furnished kitchenette, and a veranda facing the West Philippine Sea. This is where you can treat yourself to stunning, picturesque sunsets to cap off the day.
You’ll also get exclusive discounts and perks when you book directly at Thunderbird Poro Point’s official website.
4. Oldwoods By The Sea Nature Resort
Between Alaminos and Bolinao is the humble village of Dacap Norte. This is where you can find Oldwoods By The Sea Nature Resort, a rustic mountain getaway overlooking pristine beaches in Pangasinan.
This secluded sanctuary features sandbars and a sanctuary for fish and birds. It’s a tranquil retreat spot where you can immerse yourself in nature with its gardens.
As a departure from foreign-styled resorts, the rooms of this hotel in Pangasinan are decorated in the classic Filipino architecture with a rustic touch. Polished wood, warm lights, soft beds, and spacious living accommodations guarantee a most relaxing sleep.
The suites and villas are big enough to accommodate groups of 6 or more. It’s perfect for large families or friends looking for a serene retreat by the sea.
5. Crusoe Cabins
Can’t decide between a waterpark or a beach resort? Why not have both!
This accommodation in Calatagan, Batangas is a new addition within Aquaria Water Park. Not only does it have facilities like waterslides, it’s also right next to a beach. Its fully furnished rooms each sport a seafaring theme in its architecture, invoking a sense of adventure in its guests.
Each of its cabins are fully furnished and air-conditioned. All of them are equipped with private bathrooms, a mini bar, a flatscreen TV, and a veranda. The bunk beds in its rooms are also ideal for large groups of friends or families.
Just because the Philippines’ most famous beach will be closed for a while doesn’t mean you have to cancel your plans. Choose from these resorts, gear up for a scenic road trip, and head to a most tranquil beach getaway this summer!