The sound of crashing waves on a moonlit beach sounds delightful. Every hardcore outdoorsman gladly welcomes the freedom of lying on the sand and under the stars. It’s a rather romantic proposition. However, the mosquitoes start buzzing and rocks under the sleeping blanket make sleeping impossible. Nowadays, you can join the throng of people who go “camping with glamor” and make the best of both worlds—the wonders of nature, and the luxuries of modern living. To get started learn about the best glamping spots in the Philippines and start planning your glamorous adventure.
The BLOC Camp Site
Sierra Lake (Caliraya) Passion Cove Estate
Do you fancy staying the night in a pre-fabricated two-storey “bahay-kubo”? It is time to stop imagining because BLOC camp site is offering glampers a chance of a lifetime. You can also ask them to set up your home camp for the next few days in the middle of a lake. You will enjoy the luxuries of a fully furnished hotel room, and if the weather is nice and dry can sit back and enjoy a movie during film screening.
San Rafael River Adventure
San Rafael, Bulacan
The stretch of Angat River along Barangay Talacsan in San Rafael is a mere two-hour drive from Manila. The natural beauty of the freshwater landscape is a refreshing change from the hustle and bustle of the capital. The attentive staff of San Rafael River Adventure will prepare for you an exclusive tent where you will have the best view of the surroundings. You can relax and revel while staying cool with fresh and comfortable beddings and your own fan. Various packages are available, including a romantic setup on the bamboo platforms floating on the river. The more adventurous glamper may avail of kayaking, paddle boarding, and jet skiing. You may also just opt to sit quietly and enjoy a river cruise.
Clearwater Resort and Country Club
Clark Freeport Zone, Clarkfield, Angeles, Pampanga
The two-hectare expanse of Clearwater Resort and Country Club contain a lovely lake, shady picnic grounds, garden pools, a soccer pitch, and putting range. The place is perfect for families and groups of friends looking for a glamping weekend getaway. Check out their tribal-themed Outback tents and enjoy the amazing comforts of an interior with an AC unit, an en suite bathroom, and house beds.
Crystal Beach Resort
San Narciso, Zambales
There are a few things better than waking up to a cool breeze with the sound of gently crashing waves in your ear. If you want the ocean to be right out of your door, then make a reservation for one of Crystal Beach Resort’s many pavilion-style glamping tents. Their Oceanside accommodations are like no other. You will be enjoying the comforts of a furnished hotel room with a cozy, laid back interior while close to nature.
This exclusive beach club in Playa, Calatagan takes the idea of glamping to another level. The exotic feel is magnified by stylish cabanas at the beachfront. You will get pampered by the well-trained and service oriented staff. You will wake up to a beautiful sunset on a bed with a mattress, and you will be served your meals near the beach. What more can you ask for?
Nayomi Sanctuary Resort
Barangay Alangilan, Balete, Batangas
John Pratts and Isabel Oli popularized this resort when they had their wedding there. The celebrity owned glamping location is so near Manila that you’d want to reserve a spot in their glamping grounds right now! Aside from comfortable amenities, you can book outdoor activities like biking, hiking, water sports, and a tour of Taal Volcano.
Nurture Wellness Village
Pulong Sagingan, Barangay Maitim II West Cavite, Tagaytay City, Cavite
Nature Wellness Village offers a wide range of glamping packages complete with access to luxurious amenities, delicious meals, and service from wonderful staff. The spa and wellness center enjoys the cool climate of Tagaytay City. It is an important destination known to local and international health and fitness buffs. The facility is distinguished for its “ecotherapy” or healing by nature programs. If you are looking for holistic services, landscaped grounds, and a relaxed and luxurious atmosphere close to the wonders of nature, than this is the place to be. Glamping with first class service—that is what you will get.
Blue Hotel & Resort
Brgy Lalakay, Los Baños, Laguna
Blue Hotel & Resort in the resort and university town of Los Baños in Laguna may be a new addition to the community, but it is already making waves in glamping circles. The deluxe glamping area features giant teepee-like accommodations which are fully air-conditioned. You also enjoy the comforts of having your own bathroom. Moreover, the spacious front porch is a great way to spend cool evenings hanging out with fellow glampers.
Charlie’s Point, Reserva, Baler, Aurora
How does a five-star campsite sound like? It sounds real fine, says glampers, and that is why they are trooping to the province of Aurora for a chance to live under the stars for a few days without having to endure dirt, rocks, and ants. You can have your pick of an ocean-side or riverside dwelling. Various packages are available, but all of them include sumptuous meals, cozy beddings, and promise of an unforgettable Baler adventure.
Crystal Beach Resort
San Narciso, Zambales
Are you looking for a surf spot near Manila? If yes, head out to Zambales for a surfing weekend at Crystal Beach Resort. You will also find plenty of glamping opportunities. They say, “Different strokes for different folks.” This resort has something for everyone to enjoy.
El Nido, Palawan
For a close immersion with nature and local culture, fly to El Nido in Palawan and knock on the doors of Aetas Glamping spot. The camp site sits on a lovely hill with an incomparable view of the tourist town. The interiors of the tents you will be staying in feature the craftsmanship of local artists. There are so many places to go and so many things to see in El Nido.
Ten Cents to Heaven
Sitio Mayagay II Cuyambay, Tanay, Rizal
How about waking up to a view of the Sierra Madre mountains and Laguna de Bay? Ten Cents to Heaven is a glamping site you should visit and get a taste of how it is to immerse in nature. It also features extreme sports facilities for the truly adventurous.
Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort
Sumilon Island, Oslob, Cebu
A stay in this exclusive resort on the tropical paradise that is Sumilon island may be pricey, but it worth it. Your pre-pitched tent has two single beds, a closet, table and chairs, and even a mini bar. What more could you ask of your temporary home? Make the most of your glamping vacation with a cave tour, swimming in the lagoon, and snorkeling at the marine sanctuary.
If you’re not the type who is happy to bunk in a tent, then you must learn about the glamping or glamorous camping lifestyle. There’s no need to worry about discomfort when you can immerse in nature while enjoying the luxuries of modern living.