Dreaming about taking a dip in crystal blue waters while watching the sunset, but you just don’t have the time? When you’ve been itching to go on a holiday with only a limited number of vacation leaves, your two-day weekend is your best chance to escape.
Where can I go near Manila this weekend?
Luckily, we came up with a list of recently-opened resorts that are only a short drive from Manila. Whether it's an expansive beachside or a private villa you're aching for, you'll have options to satisfy that craving.
Just an hour away from Manila, you can escape the fast-paced city life by checking in the luxurious Anya Resort in Tagaytay. Even though they just opened in July 2017, they already have 78 suites, three restaurants that serve international cuisine, two heated pools, and a diverse list of activities for you to choose from.
Highland Bali Villas Resort & Spa flaunts intricate wood architecture that brings you to one of the world’s most famous #TravelGoals destinations. You can soak up while enjoying a serene view of the Pantabangan Lake, or spend your afternoon touring around the dam with a jet ski! This resort and spa is definitely something you wouldn’t want to miss.
This paradise, which was launched in February 2018, is actually co-managed by ‘90s celebrity couple Robin Da Roza and Maffy Soler. It features bungalow houses with a spacious common area, a dining area, and a pool deck! But of course, it wouldn’t be complete without the grand infinity pool that seems to blend with the beauty of Batangas’ Balayan Beach.
Even though it was only introduced to the public in May 2018, Verde Azul in Morong, Bataan promises to exceed your expectations. Its blue-themed villas and décor stays true to its name. You can listen to the waves crashing in their beachfront cabanas, or dip your toes in the swimming pool if the waves are too strong.
Take your weekend getaway to a whole new level by booking a villa at Landrina Escape in Bataan. Only three hours away from the Metro, you can enjoy a peaceful retreat on a private coast along The Strand Subdivision. Its laid-back aesthetic will make you think you’re staying at The Hamptons, designed to accommodate up to 12 guests per villa. If you want to experience a tropical escape in a light-filled suite with walk-in closets, this resort is perfect for you!