The Top Ten Honeymoon Destinations In The Philippines for 2020
Written by Dezza, 25 October 2019.
Are you searching for exotic but affordable honeymoon destinations in the Philippines? Have you even considered the Philippines as a honeymoon destination? Either way, please read on!
2020 is almost upon us. The reason for writing this article now is because weddings and honeymoons take a lot of forward planning. As a matter of fact, I might even be a little bit late writing this article as it is. Why?
The best time of year in the Philippines for the weather is February to April, which is known as “summer” in this country, although tropical countries only have two seasons – wet and dry. So, “summer” occurs in the dry season.
Therefore, if you are planning to have a honeymoon in the Philippines, whether you live here already or are planning to come here for your wedding and/or honeymoon, time is running short for the Philippines “summer” of 2020.
If you haven’t yet decided where to have your honeymoon in the early part of 2020, then you may have left it too late and may miss out but don’t worry – the Philippines will still be here.
If you haven’t considered the Philippines as a place to have your honeymoon, then think again. This is a place you really should consider for this very special, and hopefully once in a lifetime, occasion.
The Philippines has dozens of romantic places to spend time with your better half after the formalities and stress of the wedding are well and truly behind you.
With so many exotic honeymoon destinations in the Philippines, choosing the best place for your honeymoon isn’t an easy task. Believe me!
Therefore, I have developed this guide to help you. In this guide we will look at what I consider, to be the top ten honeymoon destinations in the Philippines.
Some of these places are the absolute best places in the Philippines and will leave you absolutely breathless.
For the record, I have been to all of these places except one. I wonder if you can guess which one? Anyway, in this guide, we will take a look at the following places (in no particular order):
- Miniloc Island (El Nido)
- Pearl Farm (Davao)
- Camiguin Island
- Boracay Island
- Laiya (Batangas)
- Mactan Island (Cebu)
- Batanes Islands
1. Miniloc Island (El Nido)
Easily one of the best Philippines destinations is Miniloc Island. Located in the heart of Bacuit Bay in El Nido, Palawan, this island is arguably the most perfect honeymoon destination in the Philippines.
Miniloc Island features at least fifty garden cliffs as well as water cottages and some sensational nearby lagoons and secluded white-sand beaches.
You and your partner can enjoy a variety of nature-based activities on this island. Swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, and scuba diving are some of the activities you can enjoy when you plan to spend your honeymoon on this island.
There are different types of accommodation options to choose from to make it a perfect honeymoon destination that will live in your memory forever.
Google Maps: Miniloc Island
2. Panglao Island (Bohol)
Panglao Island is located in Bohol province, which is also home to the world-famous Chocolate Hills and is one of the top honeymoon destinations in the Philippines. There are so many romantic things to do in this province.
You can cruise along Loboc River with your partner, admire the smallest primate in the world at the Tarsier Sanctuary, or simply enjoy the sensational white sand beaches while sipping on a relaxing cocktail.
With some of the best sunsets you will ever see, you should check out Panglao Island so you can experience an unforgettable honeymoon.
Google Maps: Panglao Island
3. Pearl Farm Beach Resort (Davao)
Pearl Farm Beach Resort in Davao city is another exotic honeymoon destination in the Philippines. You get to experience the comforts of a 5-star beach resort when you stay at Pearl Farm for your honeymoon.
There are plenty of amenities at Pearl Farm to give you and your partner the deserved holiday and honeymoon all rolled into one.
You can enjoy flyboarding, snorkelling, kayaking, paddle-boarding, and many other aquatic sporting activities at this amazingly unique resort.
Or if you just wanna chill on your own private white sand beach or by the sensational infinity swimming pool, you can do that too. Once you are at Pearl Farm, you will not want to leave!
Google Maps: Pearl Farm Beach Resort
4. Camiguin Island
Camiguin Island is another exotic honeymoon destination in the Philippines. Located in the Bohol Sea, this tiny island is situated about 10 km off the northern coast of Mindanao.
This unique island is camouflaged with majestic waterfalls, lush forests, and volcanic splendour. There is also the sensational white sandbar just a short boat ride from the island.
It’s unspoiled with commercial activities and offers an unparalleled experience to honeymoon goers who value tranquillity and relaxation.
This whole island is a product of volcanic eruptions and has the most volcanoes per square kilometre than any other island in the world.
Google Maps: Camiguin Island
5. Boracay Island
Boracay Island is easily one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the Philippines.
This tiny island is located in the province of Aklan and is listed by many travel publications as one of the best beach destinations in the world.
Having been closed down to tourism for 6 months for rehabilitation just over a year ago, it is now back to its pristine best.
There are so many things you can do here. You and your partner can relax on the beach all day and enjoy the crystal clear waters and amazing powdery white sand.
Or, you can engage in many adventurous water sports such as scuba diving, cliff diving, kite-boarding, and more when you book this destination for your honeymoon.
There are also plenty of five-star hotels, restaurants, and bars for honeymoon goers to enjoy.
Google Maps: Boracay Island
6. Laiya (Batangas)
Laiya Beach is located in San Juan, Batangas. This is arguably one of the most popular honeymoon destinations close to Manila, being only about 2-3 hours from the nation’s capital.
The crystal clear water, white sand, and its proximity to Manila mean that Laiya is regarded as one of the Philippine’s top honeymoon beach destinations for local tourists, foreign tourists, and celebrities alike.
There are a number of luxury resorts, hotels, restaurants, and a plethora of activities in the area for you to enjoy. No matter what you’re looking for, Laiya is bound to please.
Google Maps: Laiya
7. Mactan Island (Cebu)
Mactan Island in Cebu is an absolute paradise for honeymoon goers. This is a coral island that is attractive to newlywed couples because of the many luxury resorts on the island.
Most of these resorts have beach villa fronts for you and your partner to enjoy the exotic beaches on the island.
Mactan Island is popular for different water sport activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, swimming, free diving, sailing, and more.
If you are feeling more adventurous, you can even head down to Oslob for the day and swim with the whale sharks. Whatever you choose to do, Mactan Island offers the complete package.
Google Maps: Mactan Island
Tagaytay City is the closest of our honeymoon destinations to the country’s capital – Manila. It’s one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Philippines.
This destination has a beautiful climate with exquisite scenery. Honeymoon goers can lose themselves in nature and avoid the hustle and bustle of city life when they choose this destination for their honeymoon.
Tagaytay is serene and tranquil with the eastern and southern parts surrounded by forests, mountains, and grasslands. There is also the world-famous Taal Lake, with the spectacular Taal Volcano sitting in the middle.
There are also a number of health and wellness retreats that offer a variety of services such as spas, massages and yoga for those looking for some peace and tranquillity.
If you are looking for an exotic and truly relaxing destination for your honeymoon, then don’t look any further than Tagaytay.
Google Maps: Tagaytay
9. Batanes Islands
If you are looking for an “out of the country” destination for your honeymoon, then Batanes Islands will definitely fit the bill.
Batanes is known as the New Zealand of the Philippines and is one of the most unique places this amazing country has to offer.
You can start your honeymoon by visiting the lighthouses of Batan Island, Basco and Sabtang. The Basco lighthouse is the most impressive and it also actually doubles as a church.
Also, you can spend a day on Sabtang Island and relax on the gorgeous beaches and then check out one of the traditional villages on the island.
Exploring this island will leave you and your partner breathless. Make sure you spend a good few days on this island and make the best out of your honeymoon holiday.
Google Maps: Batanes Islands
Vigan City is located on the northwest coast of Luzon Island. This is another perfect honeymoon destination for couples from across the globe.
The Spanish Colonial characteristics and Asian architecture are some of the salient features of this unique and historic destination.
Vigan is a UNESCO Heritage Site and one of the very few cities in the Philippines where the old structures have mostly remained intact.
Vigan has exotic resorts, hotels, restaurants, and historic attractions so that you can relax with your partner and enjoy your honeymoon to the max.
Google Maps: Vigan
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