Bakasyon with the Fam! 7 Options to Consider

Balak niyo na ba mag-staycation this year, mamas? 🙂


With the threat of COVID-19, we’ve all had to restrict travel and stay at home. That means canceled vacations, family trips, and get-togethers. It’s understandable that after many months into lockdown, we’re all wanting to hop onto a plane for a change of scenery. 

But while a trip abroad is out of the list, there are still lots of local places we can go to unwind and recharge our batteries. Here are a few places near the Metro you can check out for that much-needed family staycation:

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  • THE CLIFF at Naculo Falls 

If you and your family are looking to disconnect from the world and enjoy nature, then this is perfect for you. 

Located at Cavinti, Laguna, this Airbnb transports you to a whole new world. The Cliff is a private eco-sanctuary in the middle of a forest and is bounded by four falls. There is an indoor cabin room with queen-sized beds, which can accommodate up to 6 people and an open veranda with hanging beds if you prefer the outdoors. And if you’ve had a rather long week (or months), you can take the 10-minute trek to enjoy and take in the breathtaking view of Naculo Falls at the private viewing deck. 

Address: Cavinti, Calabarzon, Philippines

Airbnb Link: THE CLIFF at Naculo Falls (20 Mins from Pagsanjan) 

Rates: Php6,000/night
  • Cintai Corito’s Garden

I’m sure we’ve all dreamed of having a relaxing vacation in Bali. This resort offers just that – the perfect getaway from our busy and sometimes stressful lives. 

Tucked in the heart of Balete, Batangas, Cintai Corito’s Garden has 18 Bali-inspired villas, 4 pools, and of course, we can’t forget the great food at the Abadi Restaurant. On top of that, they also have free-roaming animals – a sight your kids will greatly enjoy. 

Address: Sitio Pandayan, Leviste Hwy, Balete, 4219 Batangas

Facebook: Cintai Corito’s Garden Batangas

Email: [email protected], [email protected] 

Tel: (043) 724 7759

Mobile: (0917) 833 1508 

Rates: Villa Rates Starts at Php6,000

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  • Crusoe Cabins 

If you’d rather be at the beach, Crusoe Cabins offers the perfect accommodation and activities for kids and kids at heart. 

Wake up to the view of the ocean at their Beachfront Cabins or be the first to experience the Aquaria Water Park just a few steps away from their Garden Cabins. And speaking of adventures, you and your kids can take a dip at their pools and make a splash at their giant water slide. The resort also offers volleyball, kaya, banana boat, jetski, aqua glide, and paddleboards. 

Address: Sitio Pandayan, Leviste Hwy, Balete, 4219 Batangas


Facebook: Crusoe Cabins

Instagram: @crusoecabins 

Email: [email protected] 

Mobile: 0998 847 5028

0977 852 9743

0917 857 2127

Rates: Starts at Php5,800 (Promo Rate)

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  • Resort River Front

Take in the beauty of Mount Banahaw and the clear waters of its river at the Resort River Front. Aside from the villa, you and your kids are free to enjoy the semi-infinity pool, the basketball court, and of course, have direct access to Banahaw River. 

If you’re looking to stay at Resort River Front, take note that you’ll need to take a 4-minute walk to the property. But, that wouldn’t be the worst idea if you could enjoy a breathtaking view of your walk. 

Guest access

Guests can access the 22m x 9m semi-infinity pool, tropical garden with fish pond, and direct access to the Banahaw river.

Address: Liliw, Laguna, Philippines


Facebook: Resort River Front

Airbnb Link: River front vacation house

Rates: Php4,000/night

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  • Nayomi Sanctuary Resort

If you’re looking to escape the city, Nayomi Sanctuary Resort is just the place for you. The resort offers an array of accommodations including the Ifugao House and if you want to camp with style, their Glamping Tent.

Aside from the best view of the Taal Volcano, they also have a swimming pool, a bonfire area where you can have all the s’mores you want, and of course, a kiddie park where your kids can have all the fun in the world. 

Address:  JM Katigbak Street, Barangay Alangilan, Balete Batangas


Facebook: Nayomi Sanctuary Resort

Instagram: @nayomiresort


Php 1,620 (Day Tour – Adult)

Php 1,200 (Day Tour – Children aged 4 to 7 years old)

Room Rates Starts at Php5998

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  • Mount Sea Resorts

If you’re in for a road trip, check out Mount Sea Resorts in Cavite. Standing at a 5-hectare resort area, there are so many sights to see and so many things to do for the whole family. You could go swimming in the pool, play ball at the basketball court, have a sing-off in the videoke room, or have a fun and chill game of billiards and darts. You will surely never get bored here because checked-in guests can also access the hotel’s private pool, the mini-golf course, and so much more!

Address: 163 Marseilla, Rosario, 4106, Cavite


Facebook: Mount Sea Resort, Hotel, & Restaurant

Instagram: @mountsearesort

Twitter: @mountsearesort

Email: [email protected] 

Telephone: (046) 438-3888

Rates: Room Rates Starts at Php7000

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  • San Rafael River Adventure

San Rafael River Adventure surely lives up to its name. It’s the perfect place to experience nature and adventure from water sports to land sports. They have a floating pool, inflatable slides, kayak, paddleboard, jetski, wakeboarding, banana boat, horseback riding, ATV, and so much more. 

They also have different types of accommodations perfect for families. You can rent their Glass Villa for a more private and luxurious stay, or get the full camping experience at their glamping tents. Whatever it is, there surely is something for everyone in the family. 

Address: San Rafael, Bulacan


Facebook: San Rafael River Adventure

Email: [email protected] 

Telephone: +8 668 1372|(044) 8 128 552

Mobile: Globe – (63) 995 974 6224 | (63) 917 924 4546 |(63) 906 026 7988

Smart-  (63) 919 295 9899 | (63) 939 474 8876

Rates: Room Rates Starts at Php3600

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