My Top 10 Philippine Honeymoon Destinations

1 Jun

One of the most overlooked part (I’m speaking from experience here) of the wedding planning is the honeymoon destination. So to help couples on this aspect, I am posting here my top 10 recommendations for Philippine honeymoon destinations.

I haven’t traveled the whole Philippine Island yet so I want to give priority to our homeland first before suggesting other out-of-the-country destinations. For some destinations, I have mentioned the whole province which means that there are a lot of beautiful resorts and hotels to visit in that place and it would be difficult to narrow down your choices to only one. While for others, I specifically mentioned my suggested resort or hotel.

Drumroll please…

10. Batangas

Why go far if you can find the moon and stars nearby :P The proximity of Batangas to Manila and the good quality of most of the main provincial roads are advantageous for the existing attractions and facilities of the province. Batangas is famed for its beaches and its tourism industry has been regarded as a contributor to the economy of the province. I would suggest staying at Punta Fuego (sponsorship required), Acuatico Resort (with their beautiful infinity pool) and Eagle Point Resort (if you and your husband are diving enthusiasts).

Acuatico Resort

Eagle Point Resort

Punta Fuego

9. Oriental Mindoro

For most people, Mindoro Beach is synonymous with Puerto  Galera’s white beach which I think is not an ideal place for a honeymoon. It’s a bit too crowded and not quite fit for a bit of a downtime. But hey, who says Mindoro ends in the shores of Puerto Galera’s white beach? On the other side of white beach lies a more private beach shore called Sabang. You can stay  either in Buri Resort & Spa or in Coco Beach Island Resort.

Buri-Resort-and-Spa-Puerto-Galera

coco-beach-island-resort

8. Boracay

For some people, Boracay is not so special anymore but let’s face it, Boracay is undeniably a beautiful place with powdery white sand, long stretch of beach shore, not to mention with lots of beautiful people around and of course good food. Boracay is like a home away from home. You can go clubbing at night if you want to or eat in any of your fave restaurants. I just don’t know if this suits your idea of a honeymoon :) You can stay in one of the more exclusive resorts there like the Shangri-La Boracay Resort and Spa, Discovery Shores, Boracay Regency Hotel, Nami Spa & Resort or Club Panoly Resort Hotel. Other resort names skip me right now.

nami-resort

Club-Panoly

boracay-regency

discovery-shores-boracay

Shangri-La’s-Boracay-Resort-and-Spa

7. Bataan

The once unassuming province of Bataan is now being developed into a prime tourist destination. Proofs are the exclusive Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature Club and the majestically crafted houses of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar.

“Anvaya” means “family” in the ancient Sanskrit language, a return to meaningful family traditions is at the core of everything at the Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature Club. This by- membership only resort is located in Morong, Bataan developed and owned by the Ayala Land Corporation. The place speaks so much of relaxation, recreation, and reflection. Anvaya has a contemporary Asian design, artfully displayed rocks, and strategically positioned lounge chairs..perfect for the serenity you’re looking for.

Anvaya

You can also visit Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan. It is home to exact replicas of some of the Philippines’ century old houses. You can also rent the houses for accommodations or you can have your pictorial in this photogenic small community that truly showcases Filipino talent, ingenuity and craftsmanship.

Las Casas Filipinas

6. Thunderbird Resort Poro Point

The finest and only five-star hotel in the Northern Philippine region (La Union), Thunderbird Resorts –Poro Point comes with a full set of world-class services and amenities. It is a fairly new destination, perfect for that private and quiet moments you’re looking for.

thunderbird resort scale model

thunderbird poro point

5. Cebu

It is known to be the oldest city in the country and is also known for its charming, warm, and tropical ambience.

It is home to some of the finest resorts too like the Philippines’ premier five-star resort, Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa Cebu which is a lush garden retreat ideal for vacationers and families.

This Cebu luxury resort features kid’s play areas, a wide range of restaurants, and CHI, one of the largest and most luxurious spas in the region.

shangrila_mactan

And of course there is Plantation Bay Resort and Spa which is perfect for romance, relaxation and family fun. Plantation Bay offers one of the largest privately owned waterways in the world, with the clean elegance of colonial-plantation architecture. Decompress from life’s pressures in the healing tranquility of an environment that truly feels “away from it all.” If you have ever spent time at a tropical plantation, you know what I mean. If not, come and discover a refreshingly different flavor of life.

plantation-bay-resort-cebu

4. Bohol

Bohol is an island province consisting of Bohol Island and 75 minor surrounding islands! Wow, that’s a lot of islands ;) It is a popular tourist destination with its beautiful beaches and resorts. And of course the Chocolate Hills and the tarsier (considered the second-smallest primate in the world)!

More popular resorts in Bohol are the Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa, a 5-star beachfront resort nestled in Panglao Island. With a sprawling 16-hectare lot, 600 meters of it on the beachfront, laying claim to a portion of the 5-kilometer stretch of coral white sand that Panglao Island is famous of. The property is blessed with rolling hills, plateaus, a short cliff, a ravine, caves, and the white sand beach. Guests are treated to awe-inspiring mountain views and spectacular sea views aside from first class spa facilities, fine dining, and prompt and efficient services.

Eskaya

Other recommended resorts are the Bohol Beach Club, Panglao Island Nature Resort, and the Bohol Bee Farm.

bohol beach club

Bohol-Bee-Farm

panglao island nature resort

3. Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa

Bellarocca Island is situated off the south west coast of the Marinduque province. Characterized by seaside cliffs, valleys, hills and sparsely dotted plains across this heart-shaped region, therein lies even more impressively hot springs, waterfalls and underwater flora and fauna. With its white Santorini-inspired architecture on rolling terrain contrasted with the azure blue of the sky above and the clear water below. In addition to these, there are caves that await exploration by adventurous travelers. Many are yet to be fully investigated or documented.

bellarocca

Bellarocca Cliff Villa Lounge

2. Misibis Bay

Tucked away in the lush province of Albay known for the legendary, perfectly-shaped Mayon Volcano, a breathtaking tropical paradise awaits those who seek the extraordinary, the extravagant and the enchanting. Misibis Bay rests in the lush island of Cagraray in Bacacay, Albay. From Legazpi City it’s a 30-minute trip by luxury fast water craft or an hour’s drive along the scenic coastline. It is a luxury island playground where you can surround yourself with the wonders of nature.

Misibis-Bay

1. Palawan

I’ll always be partial to Palawan because it was our honeymoon place ;)

When you hear Palawan you only think of Honda Bay  (the coastline of the capital of Palawan, Puerto Princesa City), El Nido or Coron resorts and beaches. These are all lovely and such exquisitely beautiful places to visit.

El-Nido-Lagen-Island-Resort-water-cottages-at-dusk

Honda Bay

Coron

But if you want more privacy, impeccable service and upper class accommodations you can always go to Mangenguey Island Hotel (owned by an American-Spanish couple who gives personalized services to their guests) and Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa (they have tightened their security after the kidnapping incident many years ago).

mangenguey island


mangenguey hotel

Dos Palmas

And of course the infamous luxury resort, Amanpulo (which literally means peaceful island). The place is a secluded, beautiful, scenic and romantic hideaway perfect for honeymooners. If only we can afford it. Wishful thinking*

Amanpulo

amanpulo

Romantic-Amanpulo

Now, I’m lusting for our second honeymoon. I can’t wait :)

Life is beautiful.

XOXO,

43 Responses to “My Top 10 Philippine Honeymoon Destinations”

  1. renxkyoko June 1, 2011 at 9:06 PM #

    Oh, wow! Wow ! beautiful Philippines. !!! I swear, the beaches are the most beautiful in the world second to none.

    hey, we have a property in Boracay ! Thanks for mentioning that place.

    • Mic Anonymous June 1, 2011 at 11:19 PM #

      Yes the Philippines is indeed a haven to a lot of beautiful beaches and beautiful places. I haven’t even mentioned all of the beautiful beaches that I have discovered and visited. Will try to make a separate post for them. Btw, what’s the name of your property in Boracay? Is it a resort? Maybe we could go visit it one of these days. We also have a few relatives in Boracay because my dad’s lineage is mainly from Romblon, Iloilo and Boracay :)

  2. derdo June 3, 2011 at 1:19 AM #

    I have seen pictures of Bellaroca care of a friend of my son. Looks beautiful, but how does one get there? Is it expensive?

    • Micanonymous June 3, 2011 at 3:28 AM #

      Hi derdo! I am not so familiar with the published rates of Bellarocca but I think the cheapest room is around $500 for a one-night stay. It’s actually better to buy vouchers from online promo stores like ensogo, dealgrocer, buyanihan and cash cash pinoy. Ensogo has an office in Global City. Nothing to worry about coz these are all credible online promo stores :)

      The cheapest promo we’ve availed is only a little less than 25K for a 3D/2N stay (with full board meals) exclusive of airfare. To get there you fly to Marinduque airport, then the hotel arranges land and boat transfers for their guests which is also part of the package we availed. The trip will be sometime in November (an off-peak season), in time for our first anniversary as husband&wife :)

    • sherville7 November 12, 2013 at 9:53 AM #

      went there last year for our anniv celebration. was searching the net for our next anniv celebration destination when i came across this post. :)

      to get there, you can take the RORO (long route) or a plane via ZestAir (30 min or less travel time via air). then from airport, there’s land and then boat transfers. :)

  3. Bernie Perez June 5, 2011 at 5:34 AM #

    I strongly agree that the Philippines is home to lots of beautiful beaches and wow inspiring places. I’ve seen resorts in some parts of the world like in Phuket, Bali and Barbados and I think ours is still lovelier than any of them. But, how come we don’t gain much from such premise, while those other places make this business their major income drawer. So, I hope people from our tourism business must strive more to market the Beauty of the Philippines. More power to you guys who are diligent in making this kind of post. Bernie.

    • Mic Anonymous June 6, 2011 at 1:50 PM #

      Hi Bernie! I guess our country don’t put much effort in promoting tourism or the government doesn’t have enough funds for it. Another issue would be the security (or lack thereof) so most tourists are afraid to go here. But yes, given enough attention, our country is home to a lot of beautiful places. And there are still many more wonderful places that are yet to be discovered.

  4. Yan Gack June 6, 2011 at 10:41 AM #

    Do you have a Facebook page or Twitter? Would love to follow you there, I’m on my iPhone and love reading your stuff! Plase check my free ipad 2 blog, hope you will find interesting information about free ipad 2 there!

    • Mic Anonymous June 6, 2011 at 2:55 PM #

      my twitter’s in one of the widgets on the right side of the homepage. thanks!

  5. beach resorts philippines June 9, 2011 at 12:49 AM #

    WOW!!Those resorts are stunning…Philippines is reach with natural resources and I’m proud with it…..All of the are perfect for honeymoon….Thank you for sharing…

    • Mic Anonymous June 9, 2011 at 9:12 AM #

      you’re most welcome beach resorts Philippines! I’m also proud of these lovely places

  6. regine lim July 17, 2011 at 9:20 AM #

    I’m doing a research/assignment for my demo teaching. Those pictures that you’ve posted will be of much help to students like me. I’m not very good w/ using the net so, thanks for the photos. I’m already 35 and taking up education, I admit I’m a little ignorant in using computers. All I know is to google and copy paste. I accidentally stumble on your page. Thanks again :)

    • Micah July 17, 2011 at 2:42 PM #

      Hi Regine! I’m glad that the photos will be of help to your studies. Let me know if you need more help. I have a post-graduate degree in Education too :)

  7. ardeeseanan December 2, 2011 at 10:05 AM #

    i so loved all your recommendations.. it’s really great.. anyway, do you know someone/agency offering honeymoon packages? any referrals would be so much appreciated? thanks :P

    • Micah December 4, 2011 at 8:23 AM #

      No. I don’t make use of travel agencies when travelling. We always DIY our tours. But I know someone who owns a travel agency. You can e-mail her at fmocampo20@gmail.com

  8. Marianthi Kalaitzi March 19, 2012 at 11:28 PM #

    These places are so beautiful and exotic. Why don’t you try Greece also, this year. Prices are sooo much lower than the prices you mention for these resorts and this place, Olive Hill, has a unique, authentic greek atmosphere. The beaches also are tropical !!

    • Marianthi Kalaitzi March 19, 2012 at 11:31 PM #

      oops I forgot to write the site of the guesthouse: http://www.olivehill.gr
      Enjoy!!

    • Micah March 20, 2012 at 1:49 AM #

      Hi Marianthi Kalaitzi! I would love to visit Greece one day. I still have to save up for it though :) Thank you for the recommendation

  9. Jonir Imperial June 5, 2012 at 4:31 PM #

    thanks for posting this,its inspire me a lot where i could bring my love one in this beautiful places.

    • Micah June 5, 2012 at 10:46 PM #

      You’re welcome Jonir! I hope you’d get to bring your loved ones to all these beautiful places

  10. Stelin Robort July 21, 2012 at 9:52 AM #

    Hi Micha,
    This is really a very wonderful Blog. I have a plan to visit Philippines this year. So your blog will help me a lot to find the destination.
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  11. Zoe Mei Resort, Boracay August 21, 2012 at 11:42 AM #

    Nice Blog! Thanks for sharing and posting. This is really wonderful place mostly for the couple. Thanks for the informative article that you post.

    • Micah August 25, 2012 at 11:12 AM #

      Thanks Zoe Mei Resort! Ironically my husband and I just got back home from our Boracay trip :)

  12. Pam September 21, 2012 at 2:13 PM #

    Hi Micah,

    I love the ways to how you present the beauty of each place. Perfect! Like you, I’m also inspired by the wonders of traveling though I’m still on my early stage. Planning to go to BOCARAY this December 2012 with my fiancee and backpack the neighboring places, Ilo-ilo, Guimaras, Bacolod. It’ll be a lot of expense I’m sure thus Im looking for any possible way to saving our limited cash. Can you suggest me cheap accommodations to stay in Boracay, let’s say P500/night room. You think there are? Thank you.

    Regards,
    Pam

    http://pamelajabeocol.com

    • Micah September 23, 2012 at 7:23 AM #

      Hi Pam! Thank you for the lovely comment. Re cheap accommodations in Boracay. I’m sorry but 500/night room is not possible in this very expensive island. The cheapest I’ve come across is Dave’s Straw Hut Inn. They offer 700/per person per night. They have a website, just google it :)

  13. aliciaruiz October 9, 2012 at 1:28 AM #

    Nice Beautiful!! Awesome list of destinations! anyway, Try also checking it out through DPC yellow Canvass, Its a free canvassing tool online. They’ll give you a list of reliable destinations/hotels/travel agencies and etc.

    You might want to check their website:
    Here’s the link:

    http://www.dpc.ph/

    It is very helpful, i’d used it many times and it really helped me a lot.

    • Micah October 10, 2012 at 10:19 AM #

      Thank you for the recommendation aliciaruiz!

  14. Lady-jen Pabutawan October 29, 2012 at 9:55 AM #

    Hi! This is so relaxing place. If I am married I will choose one of your honeymoon destinations soon. Thank you for sharing.

    http://www.philippinehomesales.com/

    • Micah October 30, 2012 at 11:36 AM #

      Thank you for your lovely comment :)

  15. ishani December 11, 2012 at 3:41 PM #

    Nice Beautiful. Awesome list of destinations . thank you for sharing this information with us.

  16. Shawnee Burgett January 16, 2013 at 6:49 PM #

    when it comes to honeymoon destinations, i always prefer some secluded island.^

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  17. Lloyd April 6, 2013 at 4:41 AM #

    Wow, this article is good, my sister is analyzing these kinds of things, so I am going to let know
    her.

  18. Anchal April 19, 2013 at 1:32 PM #

    nice post Micah :) thanks for this great list of top honeymoon destinations in Phillipines. Hope this would be very helpful when we decide on our honeymoon destinations <3

    • Micah April 21, 2013 at 6:42 AM #

      You’re welcome Anchal!

  19. Venturehoneymoons @ Honeymoon Chile July 4, 2013 at 1:45 PM #

    Hi… Thanks for this needful information i am really looking for the Philippines Hotspots. It is perfect place for honeymoon and i am very impressed with the destinations and luxury hotels of Philippines.

  20. Ran December 13, 2013 at 8:55 PM #

    I will be wed on 28th of December and I can’t choose which one my husband to be and I will spend honeymoon.. those places above are soooooo… beautiful

  21. ashraf August 6, 2014 at 8:57 PM #

    i am looking for high privecy place with privet beach just for me .please advice

    • Micah August 9, 2014 at 8:51 PM #

      Amanpulo in Palawan is your best option but be prepared to shell out a huge amount of money

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