The year is coming to an end and the holidays are in full swing, which means it’s time for you to relax and de-stress! Tired of the same old resorts you always go to? No problem! If you’re looking for unique private spots away from the city, we’ve got you covered!
1. If you want lots of space and a place to take vacation photos:
Casa del Sol in Amadeo Tagaytay is an ideal bohemian pad for large groups. You can rent the whole place and fit 15 to 25 guests! It’s perfect for a get-together with your family or friends. Casa del Sol advertises itself as a farmhouse, but it looks more like a space straight out of our daydreams. It also has a pool, a loft with eight beds, and a huge garden for events.
2. If you want to rent a whole island:
This place takes privacy to a new level. Brother island (or Small Daracoton) in El Nido, Palawan lets you take over an entire island for your vacation. It has seven bedrooms, in-house meals, and there’s no TV or Wi-Fi, so you can go off the grid for a few days. You can also rent snorkeling gear and a kayak, get massages, and go on island hopping tours!
3. If you want to sleep by an active volcano:
You read that right! Located in Mambajao, Camiguin, this “Volcano House” sits at the slope of Hibok-Hibok volcano. It can accommodate up to three guests and lets you bond with nature while enjoying the comforts of a modern vacation spot – Wi-Fi, warm and cold baths, a TV and projector screen.
4. If you're feeling traditional:
Ever wanted to try sleeping in a nipa hut? A kubo located on top of Narra Hill in Tagaytay will let you experience just that! This simple yet comfortable space gives you a panoramic view of Taal. It has a plunge pool, gardens, and a greenhouse.
Where do you want to go for the holidays? Share your thoughts and tag us on Facebook and Instagram @iamclaireph.