If you’re looking to relax and unplug from your busy city life, why not go glamping? A shortened term for "glamorous camping," it has all the perks of a relaxing escape out into nature without having to give up all the basic necessities that ensure your comfort.
Below, check out a few of the best glamping sites in the country for a comfy yet unique experience!
1. Nayomi Sanctuary Resort, Batangas
Glamp with a view at Nayomi Sanctuary Resort in Batangas. Situated atop a deck wrapped by wooden balusters, their cluster of ball tents stand before a clear view of Batangas mountains. Inside the fully carpeted tents are amenities to ensure a cozy stay including three double beds, big and fluffy pillows, warm blankets, an industrial electric fan, a wooden chest to store your things, lamps, and power outlets. Meanwhile, each tent comes with its own picnic table and bathroom when you step outside. No need to worry about sharing a public bath or having to interact with other people especially if you’re not the type to make small talk with strangers. If you’re not a fan of being cooped up in one space the whole day, you can opt to enjoy the resort's available activities, like swimming in their pool, wakeboarding, or hiking up Taal Volcano.
Rates: P8599++ for 6 pax; P11,599++ for 8 pax
2. The Birdhouse, El Nido
Another elevated glamping site with a view is The Birdhouse in El Nido. It’s the ideal getaway if you want to escape the fast-paced stress of city-life and just sit back, relax, and enjoy the refreshing visuals of Bacuit Bay before you. Each of their tents is uniquely designed by their in-house interior designer ensuring you that each experience is different should you choose to keep coming back. Each nest has solar-powered lamps with USB sockets for charging your devices. As for activities to keep you busy, you can either swim on the beach, kayak, snorkel, or island hop around El Nido’s 45 islets. However, if you’d rather stay within the premises, The Birdhouse also has a BBQ pit, board games, and even a library for bookworms content with just lounging about and reading. They also provide breakfast every morning!
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3. Glamping Siquijor, Siquijor
Hunker down to the gentle sounds of the ocean at Glamping Siquijor. Pitched on a white sand beach, the site offers a variety of accommodations from wide six-meter bell tents, superior view tents, a geodesic dome with air conditioning, a tree house, group tents, and dorm rooms for larger groups. You won’t even have to worry about outsiders because their area’s fully fenced with 24-hour security. A plus: You can even cook your own meals in their kitchen, promising to have everything you need including spices and freshly caught fish you can grill.
4. Glamping Etc!, Laguna
For something a bit similar to Domescape in Batangas for less, Glamping Etc! has a cluster of geodesic airbnb domes waiting for you in Cavinti, Laguna. The domes are located right beside Lake Lumot, promising a cool and refreshing experience despite its lack of air conditioning. They’re also equipped with beds and a private bath for each. If you’re a large group looking to indulge in activities for your stay, the owners can easily organize a geocaching hunt, or trips to the Cavinti Water Falls, and the Underground Cave. The owners can even organize a romantic boat ride on the lake for couples.
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Yet another glamping site in Cavinti, Laguna is the Paradis Island Villa. More than just a glamping site, it’s actually a private island for rent also located by Lake Lumot. The 6800 sq.m. island offers two villas fit for 10-16 or more people, each equipped with large bedrooms, a kitchen, a toilet, a bathroom, and an outdooor restroom. Glamping tents are set up outside each property if you’d rather enjoy lunch outdoors, or sleep under the stars. Simply return to the comfort of your villa the next morning. You can even get the whole island for yourselves by booking both villas at the same time!