Awesome Glamping Destinations in the Philippines

Camping for some is an occasion, from preparing, planning, down to the day itself so naturally, this activity is not for everyone. Only a few can endure sleeping on the ground while hearing strange noises inside a pitch-dark tent. Thankfully, resorts and other leisure area provides furnished shelters anyone can enjoy and even cleaner glamping destinations.

But what is glamping?

Shortened from the word glamorous camping, glamping is mixing innovative luxuries and resort-style services within a serene nature setup.

From tents to sturdy tree houses, anyone seeking a retreat from their daily routines is welcome as glamping accommodations suit even those who don’t believe they are the outdoor type.

Thankfully, camping doesn’t have to sound like such a nightmare for the more high-maintenance traveler. “Glamping”, a mash-up of the words “Glamour” and “Camping”, has been a rising trend worldwide. It’s basically the same idea as camping but with most of the essentials that come with a typical hotel room.

Here, listed are the top picks for glamping in the Philippines. (but you still need to know the status and policy of flights and schedule during Corona Virus Outbreak)

Glamping etcetera Philippines

Lumot Lake, Cavinti, Laguna

0905-276-2160

Glamping Etcetera is situated in a man-made lagoon connected to Caliraya Lake. They provide finely structured Geodesic dome tents furnished with a comfy bed and a private bathroom with toiletries.

Additionally, enjoy Lumot Lake itself as you can kayak, catch fish, and do other fun water activities for free.

Aetas Glamping 

Sitio Nasigdan Brgy. Villalibertad, El Nido, Philippines 

Considered one of the more luxurious spots for glamping in the Philippines, Aetas Glamping doesn’t fall short of its five-star resort hotel neighbors. Each tent has its own ensuite bathroom, veranda, and power outlets for your gadgets. You can even enjoy board games, “room service”, and the view of the lush forests and rice fields.

Nayomi Sanctuary Resort

JM Katigbak Street, Balete, Batangas

(02) 8871 7558

Situated on the side of a hill is Nayomi Sanctuary Resort, a spacious resort with modern facilities and great service.

Their tents are Canvass Camp Bell types, known to be durable and roomy that can be secured with a padlock. Each comes with a toilet and bath.

Also, this place is recommended if you have youngsters as they can enjoy the area’s kid’s play park and manicured gardens.

Casa Antonio

White Beach, Calatagan, Batangas

Casa Antonio tents come in various sizes depending on the number of guests, and all are equipped with single beds per head. Reservations also come with up to three generously sized meals for the whole group. Prices are inclusive of an island tour that supports the local fishermen.

Bloc campsite

Bukal-Cansuso Road, Bukal, Cavinti, Laguna

0936-969-9644

Looking for a serene and romantic getaway near Manila? Try out this camp site’s GxB, or GlampingXBloc specifically created for lovers who want to experience something new.

Aside from the tent lodging with a queen-size bed and other sleeping essentials, guests have their own private space outfitted with a camping table and hammock beside a quiet lake.

Key takeaway

Glamping is a way to “escape” the city life and pandemic that wallowing today’s everyday life. Some more tips: Respect the surroundings. Never pluck any plant that you fancy or disturb any animal that you will encounter. And practice distancing, because there still is a virus. Bring alcohol and masks.

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