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Best Summer Destinations Near Manila

I’m sure you’re already feeling the intense summer heat. While I love that we get to experience long days of sunshine, I have to say that the heat can get very exhausting if you don’t find a way to cool down. That’s why I decided to create a list of the best summer destinations near Manila that we’ve tried and loved. I will keep building on this list as we go on more adventures with our kids!

Best Beach Resorts Near Manila

Acea Subic Bay

Price Range: Php 6,000-8,000

Acea Subic Bay has a private beach for their guests to enjoy |

Acea Subic Bay is just a 2 to 3-hour drive from Manila via NLEX and SCTEX. They have a long stretch of white sand beach, pools, and lots of amenities that the whole family will enjoy. But, what I love most about this beach resort is that it’s never crowded. Although they allow day trippers, they limit their guest count to ensure that everyone gets that space they need.

Read my full review here.

Kabayan Beach Resort

Price Range: Depends on the size of the hut you’re going to rent / Also depends if you’re staying overnight or just there for a day trip

Kabayan Beach Resort is a family-friendly beach resort in Laiya, Batangas that is light on the budget and packs lots of fun for the family. |

Kabayan Beach Resort is perfect for big family getaways and barkada trips because of its spacious huts for rent. What we love about the resort is that when you rent a kubo for your stay, it comes with complete amenities already – like a fully functional kitchen! That said, you can bring in food and cook it right in your hut during your stay.

The sand isn’t as white or as fine as that of Acea Subic Bay, though, so don’t get your expectations up too high.

Read my full review here.

Best Hotels for Staycations

Seda Nuvali

Price Range: Php 5,000-7,000

Have some family fun at Seda Nuvali |

When it gets too hot, we head South. One of our favorite hotels in Laguna is Seda Nuvali because of its comfortable rooms, amenities, and proximity to community centers. It’s right smack in the middle of Nuvali so if you want to eat out, see a movie, or stroll, just take a walk outside of the hotel and everything you need is there!

Read my full review here.

Crosswinds Resort Suites Tagaytay

Price Range: Php 4,000-6,000

Crosswinds Resort Suite provides a quiet alpine escape for its guests. |

If you’re not up for a drive to Baguio, then you’re probably thinking of Tagaytay. Our absolute favorite there is Crosswinds Resort Suites. It’s a little far from the city center of Tagaytay, but I love that it’s all the way in the highlands area because it gives guests an opportunity to really relax and immerse themselves in nature.

It’s not a typical hotel since each room is equipped with a fully functional kitchen where you can cook your own food, a bedroom, and a dining/living room. You can literally just chill the whole time you’re there.

Read my full review here.

Cloud 9 Hotel and Resort

Price Range: Php 3,000-6,000

Cloud 9 Antipolo is a family-friendly resort hotel atop the mountains of Antipolo.

Just a quick drive from Manila is Cloud 9 Hotel and Resort in Antipolo. Although the rooms are quite outdated, I enjoy the views and relaxing ambiance this hotel provides. They also have activities that you can try right inside the hotel so it’s great for adventure-seekers too.

Read my full review here.

Eugenio Lopez Center

Price Range: Php 4,000-7,000

A restaurant with a view at Oscar's at Eugenio Lopez Center Antipolo

Also in Antipolo is our constant hang-outs whenever we need to calm our minds and get our mindset straight: Eugenio Lopez Center. This is by far my favorite place in Antipolo for food tripping and to enjoy the view of Metro Manila lights. ELC is known as a team building venue, but they have a restaurant and hotel that you can book if you need to go on a quick vacation.

Read my full review here.

What are your favorite summer destinations near Manila?
Share them in the comments section below!

Kimberley Reyes

Kimberley Reyes is an Online Business Manager for entrepreneurs who are ready to get off the hamster wheel and step into their CEO shoes. On top of helping her clients get organized and scale their businesses, she is also happily busy raising her five kids with her firefighter husband.

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  1. Love Compoc

    naku Mommy di kami naka pag beach this summer at busy sa pag join ng mga summer camp. Thanks for sharing the list, okay eto for quick getaway or kapag may bday.
    Nakapag beach kami sa Bohol nitong January lang pero sobra nakakamiss ang tubig kaya malamang staycation nalang somewhere in Makati.

    1. Kimberley Reyes

      Thanks for dropping by, Love! The kids have been busy with their business this summer too so we haven’t gone to the beach as well. Plus, I can’t take the heat so I’m staying away from the beach for now. 😀

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