The year 2022 may be a milestone for our travel to-do lists, with restrictions now eased and more borders now open. And with our wanderlust inclinations sparked yet again, so is our radar for Airbnbs and underrated boutique hotels that give us our money’s worth. Fortunately, this year, we highlighted the best picks among the country’s listings–and we compiled them for you ahead. Scroll on!
LIST: 13 Airbnbs and Boutique Hotels in the Philippines We Featured in 2022
Located at the heart of the metro, this private two-story villa is a modern boho paradise with its Spanish tiles, Venetian mirrors, and vintage vibes that echo “jungle bungalow.”
Location: Balamban, Cebu
The treehouse gets a modern makeover in this rustic paradise in Balamban, Cebu, guaranteed to engage the senses with the bevy of swimming and rock-climbing activities available, all while overlooking the beautiful river views.
3. Casa Balario
Location: Tanay, Rizal
A favorite of celebrity couple Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli, the Rizal Airbnb instantly transports guests into rejuvenating Bali with its stylish bohemian minimalist interiors.
4. Camp T-House
Location: Cavinti, Laguna
Futuristic meets naturescape in this Laguna glass cubic home, offering a touch of modern and Japanese simple living on camping grounds.
Location: San Jose, Batangas
With its modern-industrial design, The Villa Batangas makes for a worthwhile quick staycation spot, complete with eye-catching details like exposed concrete walls, metal accents, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
Location: San Juan, La Union
Muji fans and Elyu regulars will find a common ground in Burt Little Home, a minimalist haven minutes away from La Union’s famous beaches, perfect for those seeking slower days.
Location: Laurel, Batangas
Unobstructed and private views of the famous Taal Volcano aren’t a farfetched fantasy in Nuuk Taal Lake, a cozy boutique hotel that radiates Danish values of warm living with an all-Filipino foundation.
Location: Nasugbu, Batangas
Tucked away in a Batangas municipality is Gracia Viviente, an American farmhouse-inspired rental that showcases a beach skyline and magnificent views of Mt. Batulao and Mt. Talamitam.
Location: Alitagtag, Batangas
In just a few hours’ drive from Manila, the aura of France’s Palace of Versailles awaits visitors in Batangas’ Sefriya Farm and Orchard, a sprawling area with European charm and picturesque landscapes.
Location: Sinuda Kitaotao, Bukidnon
In the luxury resort, guests can bask in the wine barrel hotel rooms famous in the villages of Portugal, now housed in Bukidnon. Amid mountain views and a cozy ambience, visitors can also take a dip in their luxurious wine bath.
11. Arabella Villas
Location: Sta. Cruz, Laguna
Passports aren’t necessary for this private resort themed with tourist spots across the globe. In Arabella Villas, the sunny beaches of Florida, the structures of Santorini, and more international locales are just a short distance away!
Location: El Nido, Palawan
Situated at the heart of Maremegmeg and Las Cabanas Beach in El Nido, Palawan, the beachfront boutique hotel boasts a famous guest list with the likes of Maja Salvador and Sarah Lahbati, given its picturesque views and ideal location.
Location: Coron, Palawan
Upping the ante on “chill island life,” guests can call this floating hotel their temporary home. The houseboats offer quick access to Palawan’s gems at an intimate level, including snortkeling at the lagoon’s massive coral garden and more.