Couple getaways: It's really more fun in PH

If Pinoys are admittedly hopeless romantics, could Philippines be dubbed as the land of romance?

Why not? We’ve got hundreds of wonderful islands—each with its own charm and a unique appeal for the romantic Pinoy who wants to bask in paradise (and in love). So before this gets too cheesy, here are some recommended couple-friendly spots that will surely help keep that spark alive.

Tagaytay

Who says you need to travel far and wide for that much-needed bonding with your spouse? A few hours away from the metro, Tagaytay houses several boutique hotels that guarantee privacy.

Ching Custodio-Bitoon and her husband headed to Tagaytay for their post-wedding getaway and for them, it did not disappoint. They picked The Boutique, a dreamy hotel that gives ultimate privacy. Apart from the fantastic rooms, Ching says it also offers royal treatment with its spa services and breakfast in bed. She adds though that these photos will speak for themselves.

 The dreamy bedroom:

(Photos courtesy of Gail Bitoon)

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

Travel back in time, take lots of photos, and be in awe—all in this 400-hectare tourism site in Bagac, Bataan. There’s so much to do: choose your era with 47 heritage houses (each with a unique story) and embrace history, or reminisce with your honey and explore the site hand-in-hand. 

 

Isa Avendano, a radio reporter, recently went here with her beau and had a blast. She shares it was worth the tour at P7500, accommodation, meals and tours included.

(Photos courtesy of Isa Avendano)

Bellaroca

For those who want ultimate luxury, gorgeous Bellaroca in Marinduque is the way to go, says (almost) newlywed Rachelle Red-Reyes.

She says it’s a nice place to relax: hotel rooms are beautiful, and their big beds are totally couple-friendly. Lush backdrops are perfect for photo-ops and Rachel says the hotel arranges romantic candlelight dinners too! The travel may not be easy though: one has to take a 30-minute plane ride (with limited flights) to Marinduque, go on a 40-minute travel on the road then ride a yacht. But apparently, the journey (and the price!) is worth it.

(Photos courtesy of Bellaroca/ Bubuy Balangue)

Bohol bee farm

Bohol is more than just about tarsiers, Chocolate Hills and Panglao beach; it is also home to the all-fresh, environment-friendly Bohol Bee Farm. They offer unforgettable healthy food (the pesto spread is a must-try!) in their organic-themed restaurant that sits in a paradise in Dauis town.

Scenic views spell r-o-m-a-n-c-e and its honey-inspired ambiance is perfect for those on "pulo't-gata"! since it’s away from the main Panglao beach, privacy is guaranteed.

Sunbathing lounge/ Photo from Bohol Bee farm website

Got more places you'd like to read about? Comment away or email us at pinoytravelstories@yahoo.com.ph

Loading...

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • Sandigan OKs hospital stay for GMA co-accused
    Sandigan OKs hospital stay for GMA co-accused

    The Sandiganbayan has allowed a government official, accused with plunder along with former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to undergo a medical procedure at a hospital tomorrow. The anti-graft court permitted former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) board member Benigno Aguas to undergo a cardiopulmonary/endocrine clearance at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City. …

  • Sandigan recommends executive clemency for ex-envoy
    Sandigan recommends executive clemency for ex-envoy

    The Sandiganbayan has recommended executive clemency for a former Philippine ambassador to Nigeria who was sentenced to 52 years for malversation of public funds. The Sandiganbayan First Division found Masaranga Umpa guilty of misusing the Assistance-To-Nationals Stand-by Funds totaling $80,478.80 in 2007, but the anti-graft court said the former assemblyman from Lanao del Norte should be pardoned. …

  • Stargazing at the mall highlights Earth Hour
    Stargazing at the mall highlights Earth Hour

    It was a night of stargazing in 58 SM Supermalls all over the country last night as these establishments participated in Earth Hour, an annual worldwide movement encouraging communities and establishments to switch off lights for one hour to raise global awareness of overuse of non-renewable resources. The Philippines has been an active participant of Earth Hour since 2008. Last night, in the province of Bulacan, for instance, all parishes, diocesan institutions, schools and household …

  • Payanig privatization hit
    Payanig privatization hit

    BLEMP Commercial of the Philippines, Inc. (BLEMP) denounced the recent announcement of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) to privatize the 18.4-hectare “Payanig sa Pasig” property. In a statement sent to The STAR, BLEMP lawyer Dennis Manalo said the PCGG has no right to auction the property because it has no valid title and is not in possession. The PCGG has not paid a single centavo in real property taxes for the property, he said. He narrated that it was in the early 70s …

  • New species of tarantula found
    New species of tarantula found

    Scientists from the Museum of Natural History (MNH) of the University of the Philippines-Los Baños have discovered a new species of cave-dwelling tarantula on an island off the coast of Quezon. The new species of the spider, Phlogiellus kwebaburdeos, was described in the recent issue of the Philippine Journal of Systematic Biology by MNH curators for spiders Aimee Lynn Dupo and Alberto Barrion along with their former student Joseph Rasalan. The tarantula was discovered by Rasalan during one …

  • Palm Sunday: Do not add to suffering of others
    Palm Sunday: Do not add to suffering of others

    As Christendom enters Holy Week today, Palm Sunday, an official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) yesterday called on the faithful not to add to the sufferings of their fellowmen. Jerome Secillano, executive secretary of the CBCP-Episcopal Commission on Public Affairs (ECPA), said that while Palm Sunday is oftentimes remembered as the glorious arrival of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem, it also signals the start of the Holy Week that tells of His suffering, death and …

  • Miriam pushes tougher graft law
    Miriam pushes tougher graft law

    Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago has filed a bill that would make public officials liable for violations of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act even if they are elected to a fresh term or a new position. In filing Senate Bill 2716, Santiago sought to address what she said was the doctrine of condonation in Philippine jurisprudence brought about by the 2010 case of Salumbides vs. Ombudsman. “By merely asserting the doctrine of condonation, erring elective officials are automatically given a …

  • Phl hits back at China over sea infra work
    Phl hits back at China over sea infra work

    The Philippines assailed China yesterday for contesting Manila’s planned repair and maintenance works on some islands in the West Philippine Sea, saying they are “in no way comparable” to the Asian power’s massive reclamation activities which are in violation of international laws. “The Philippines’ possible undertaking of necessary maintenance and repairs on its existing facilities in the West Philippine Sea, over which the Philippines rightfully exercises sovereignty, sovereign rights and …

POLL

Should Aquino be held accountable over the Mamasapano operations?

Loading...
Poll Choice Options