School is over for the kids, and the summer heat has just subsided. Along with this, vacation spots and recreation establishments have become more capable to cater to the New Normal with their health and safety protocols being enforced well. Safe to say, it’s the perfect time to book that vacation trip you’ve been longing for!
Whether you’re craving for the calming sound of beach waves and some fine sand in your toes, the invigorating surroundings in a peaceful farm, the relaxing fresh air emanating from a mountainous environment, or simply just a relaxing space where you can call home for times when you feel like you need some fresh change, there’s certainly an option for you! Here are three highly-rated suggestions for you on where you can traverse for your next vacation trip.
Top vacation spots to visit in the Philippines
The infinity pools at Club Punta Fuego perfectly blend into the view of the sea. (Photo from Club Punta Fuego’s official website)
1. Club Punta Fuego, Your Dream Group Getaway
With the past year spent having very little to no contact with your friends, you surely have missed going on fun trips with those who are near and dear to you. Whether that be the case or if you’re looking to travel with family instead, Club Punta Fuego is one of the best vacation spots to be for an enjoyable group getaway.
Definitely one of the top vacation spots travelers seek, the beaches in Batangas have the best location especially for those who are in Manila. Surrounding Club Punta Fuego are 12 beach coves, including the 800-meter stretch at Terrazas Beach Club.
The Finest Beach Clubs For Ultimate Relaxation
For those who are not keen on having sand between their toes, Club Punta Fuego also offers expansive swimming pools within the resort vicinity. The Main Club’s amazing double infinity pool seamlessly blends into the oceanfront horizon. There’s also a large kiddie pool for the young ones. They’re accepting guests of all ages, except for those who are pregnant and who have comorbidities.
Members and guests below 18 and above 65 years of age must show a negative RT-PCR test result taken not more than 72 hours prior to check-in. Their requirements may change from time to time so it’s best to contact them directly for further information so you can plan ahead.
Over at the Upper Beach Club, one of the quietest areas of the property, you can relax and swim in their single infinity pool. You can also find a family pool at the Lower Beach Club, so you’ll never run out of places to chill during your trip. Last but definitely not least, you cannot miss Terrazas de Punta Fuego, which boasts its own Turtle Pool. It’s a free-form cascading pool with filtered views of the beaches in between lush trees and greenery.
A Luxurious Staycation With Top-Notch Food Choices
For accommodation, they have what they call the Casitas. These are Spanish-Mediterranean-inspired rooms perfect for large groups and families providing utmost relaxation with their plush beds, flowing drapes, a light and airy color palette, complete with a refreshing pocket garden outdoors. There are also Sunset Rooms, which will definitely make your stay even more luxurious.
The Seaview Sunset Room at Club Punta Fuego has a relaxing furnished balcony where you can bask in the awe-inspiring view of the sunrise or sunset on the oceanic horizon. (Photo from Club Punta Fuego’s official website)
Aside from being popular for its beaches, Batangas also boasts of its sumptuous food choices. In Club Punta Fuego, you can choose from their three restaurants, depending on the vibe you’re going for.
If you’re looking for an expansive menu to inspire and truly delight your taste buds with distinct flavors, San Diego restaurant will be your go-to. If you’re in the mood for some authentic Italian cuisine made with the freshest ingredients while dining in a refreshing outdoor beach setting, you may want to try Il Jardineto, which is located at the Lower Beach Club.
Finally, there’s also Traditions and Contradictions Bar and Lounge. They offer an exquisite array of wine and cocktails, beers, coffee, teas, and fruit shakes. They also serve Spanish-Mediterranean-inspired food that you will surely enjoy. It’s the ideal spot to relax after a day of activities in the Club.
Pleasure or Business: Truly a Traveler’s Haven
Whether you’re staying in Club Punta Fuego for pleasure or business, this Nasugbu beach resort goes above and beyond in ensuring you’ll have the best experience. This is simply one of the key characteristics of top vacation spots in the country.
They have several on-site recreational facilities for you to enjoy. There are water sports facilities for water and jet-skiing, snorkeling, banana boating, wakeboarding, and kayaking. You can also enjoy indoor activities in their game room.
If you’re a business traveler, you can take advantage of their business center with unlimited Internet connectivity, computer facilities, IDD calls, and fax and printing services.
Home to the annual Fuego Tee golf tournament, Punta Fuego Golf Club is a nine-hole executive golf course surrounded by the sparkling blue waters of the Nasugbu coast. (Photo from Club Punta Fuego’s official website)
For guests who want to play a round of golf, the Punta Fuego Golf Club is within 2 miles of the resort. If you’re going for something a little more laid-back, you can make use of their bicycle rental service and bike around Club Punta Fuego to bask in the picturesque views.
Rest assured that Club Punta Fuego also adheres to practicing health standards such as wearing masks, social distancing, respiratory etiquette, and hand sanitation. Sanitation of areas and utensils are also done after the use of each guest.
Also with reference to the Department of Tourism Advisory, Club Punta Fuego operates the Main Club including its Casitas daily. Different facilities may have varying operating hours. You can check out Club Punta Fuego’s website for more information.
2. The Farm at San Benito, Where You Can “Eat Pray Love”
The recent challenges most certainly have been a wake-up call to us to be more attentive to our health. If you’re looking to go on a vacation that will not only give you some much-needed R&R, but also something that will holistically improve your overall health, The Farm at San Benito is your place to be.
Think “Eat Pray Love”, where you can curate a trip to one of the top vacation spots in the country that will cater to your well-being and provide you with lasting health and rejuvenation for your mind, body, and soul.
The Farm at San Benito promotes the philosophy of holistic health and wellness. (Photo from The Farm at San Benito’s official website)
Located in Brgy. Tipakan, Lipa, Batangas, which is just a 90-minute drive south of Manila, The Farm at San Benito aims to offer more effective solutions to those seeking to improve their quality of life with wellness activities and medical treatments they provide.
You can also avail of their private car transfers to and from Manila. The Farm can also arrange helicopter service with Ascent and AirTaxi, so you can cut your trip to as short as 15 minutes.
The Farm, Your Safe Haven
Since The Farm promotes health and wellness, they claim to remain a COVID-free safe haven. All guests are required to undergo an FDA-approved Antigen Nasal Swab Test upon entry. All treatment rooms are sanitized by Sanivir Smoke as well, which is proven by international laboratories to kill Corona Virus on all surfaces and in the air effectively.
With this, kids, senior citizens, pregnant women, and pets are allowed at the Farm. You can contact The Farm for more information. It is recommended that you also take advantage of their several Preventive Health & Integrative Medical Wellness programs.
The two restaurants they have on-site are also aligned with promoting health and wellness. The unique menu at ALIVE! Restaurant has whole-food plant-based dishes which consist of produce directly from their own organic plantations. There’s also PESCE, which serves dishes based on fish and seafood. Even when it comes to food, expect nothing but the best to be served at The Farm.
The Healing Sanctuary Spa at The Farm offers various services that follow the practices of the Philippine Healing Art of ‘hilot,’ a traditional touch therapy that heals muscular aches and pains through massage. (Photo from The Farm at San Benito’s official website)
Food For Your Mind, Body, and Soul at The Farm
For health and wellness, The Farm boasts of their Holistic Medical Center, Acqua Hydrotherapy Sanctuary, and their Healing Sanctuary Spa. From health consultations, live blood analysis, to steam baths, thermal foot treatment, massage therapy, and more, you’ll definitely walk out of The Farm with a renewed mind, a healthier body, and a refreshed soul.
Their daily complimentary wellness activities also include Yoga, Mandala Flower Meditation, Power Walk, Wellness Talk, Sound Healing, Guided Walk and Visit to the Helifarm, Vegetable Picking, Arts and Mind Activity Sessions, Kids’ Activities, and more.
Also just 15 minutes away from The Farm is a 27-hole championship golf course that you can opt to enjoy. Activities are subject to change and usually depend on the weather, so it is recommended that you prepare ahead and contact The Farm at San Benito for more details prior to your trip.
With all these and more, it is without a doubt that The Farm is definitely and still remains one of the top vacation spots in the country.
3. Crosswinds, Your Vacation Getaway, or Your Next Luxury Rest House
Crosswinds at Tagaytay is the country’s first and only pine estate. It’s a private sanctuary to its homeowners where one can enjoy its calming sights, sounds, and scents of nature as there are over 35,000 homegrown pine trees sprawled around the area, cooling the air even more.
With cozy chalets surrounding the luxury homes at Crosswinds at Tagaytay, it’s undoubtedly the perfect spot for one of your next vacation spots or your next rest house.
It is also decked with cozy chalets that give you the vibe of being in a first-class Swiss resort and commercial strip, so it’s the perfect location for a getaway as top vacation spots are also located in it. It can also be the place for your next vacation rest house.
Crosswinds Tagaytay offers a wide array of Swiss-themed properties like luxury lots, luxury houses and lots, townhomes, and luxury condo units. You can choose from the luxury condo units at Alpine Villas and the Grand Quartier, luxury houses and lots at The Swiss Quadrilles, luxury townhomes at The Deux Pointe, and luxury lots for sale at its newest enclave, Lausanne.
NAPA at Crosswinds Tagaytay, Your Swiss Dreamland Cafe
Truly also one of the top vacation spots among travelers, Tagaytay simply just has a lot to offer. From its picturesque views that begin as soon as you enter the city and take in the scenic view of the famous Taal Volcano, to the wide assortment of restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, and landmarks you can go to, taking a trip to Tagaytay will be your next best idea.
Inspired by the Northern California Hills and farmhouses in Napa, NAPA at Crosswinds is a destination you surely wouldn’t want to miss when taking that road trip to Tagaytay. You’ll seemingly be instantaneously taken to Switzerland with its breathtaking views of thousands and thousands of refreshing pine trees surrounding the area.
NAPA at Crosswinds Tagaytay is a sight to behold at night time as much as it is during the daytime. (Photo from NAPA at Crosswinds’ official Facebook page)
The cafe wonderfully blends in the relaxing scene, with its beautiful wooden benches and barrels decorating the area. The pathway going to NAPA is paved with rocks and is surrounded by lamps that cleverly look like logs. Below the coffee house, you’ll be in awe of the panoramic view of Crosswinds.
Going inside the cafe, the rustic and cozy vibe is apparent with the wonderful variety of its rustic chairs and tables, complete with an amazing interior design. You’ll surely be snapping a lot of photos inside as much as you do outside. Aside from coffee, you can also choose from the various mouth-watering meats, cheeses, and wine options on their menu.
NAPA is a beauty to behold both during daytime and nighttime. With its elegant chandeliers made out of wood inside, to the relaxing string of lights adorning the tree trunks and pathways outdoors, you’ll find yourself getting lost in time just relaxing in the cafe.
Being located in Crosswinds Tagaytay, a luxurious area in the city, it is certainly one of the top vacation spots in the Philippines. You need to visit NAPA the next time you feel like going to cooler and greener pastures.
4. Live Life Everyday On A Vacation With Portofino
Wouldn’t it be nice if your everyday living was spent as if you’re always on a vacation? Imagine living in a luxury house and lot where you’re in convenient proximity to everything, but you’re also situated in a community where you can take in some R&R. You won’t have to travel far just to relax and breathe in some fresh air!
This is how life would be like for you once you become an owner and resident of a beautiful luxury house and lot in Daang Hari by Brittany.
The Pietro at Portofino, a house and lot for sale in Daang Hari, exudes Italian living at its finest structure and exquisite home design.
A subsidiary of Vista Land & Lifescapes, the most renowned home builder and the pioneer in themed luxury property development in the Philippines, Brittany is the luxury real estate arm of Vista Land through a world-class lineup of luxury houses and lots for sale in unrivaled locations: Crosswinds in Tagaytay; La Posada in Lakefront, Sucat; Georgia Club, Promenade, and Augusta in Sta. Rosa, Laguna; and Portofino in Vista Alabang.
Brittany has three luxury developments at the masterplanned community that is Vista Alabang: Portofino South, Portofino Heights, and Amore at Portofino. These are upscale residential developments that draw inspiration from Italian communities, offering lots-only and houses and lots for sale in Daang Hari.
Portofino provides you with the best selection of Italian-inspired thematic homes just for you. Located at Vista Alabang, it is a vast 600-hectare estate showcasing the beauty of old-world Italy and the modern chic of modern Europe. It elegantly boasts of Italian architectural talent as seen on the details of each house for sale, such as with its majestic cupolas, gabled roofs, and refreshing pocket gardens.
Enjoy your daily life as if you’re always on an Italian getaway with Portofino.
We can definitely learn a thing or two from the Italian culture, as they greatly prioritize recreation in their daily life amidst all the hustle and bustle. Portofino perfectly captures this way of life, from its prime convenient location which gives you a lot of value for your time, down to the refreshing and relaxing scenery each house and lot for sale is situated in.
In addition to all this, investing in a luxury home with Brittany is your next winning move for your investment portfolio since Brittany properties have reaped a 90% increase in their value from 2017 until 2020. With all these, it goes to show that enjoying luxurious living for a lifetime in a house and lot for sale in Daang Hari, a prime location in the South, is simply a huge plus.
Going on a getaway to one (or all four) of these top vacation spots in the country is just your first step to getting your much-needed break. If living large yet peaceful is how you’d like your life to be every single day, investing in a luxury house and lot for sale by Brittany is the next best thing.