Published: March 23, 2018 | Updated: March 31, 2020 | Posted by: Mayee Gonzales | Credit Card
Summer is already here and you’re probably searching for beach resorts to spend your vacation. With so many beautiful beaches and unique accommodations in the Philippines, finding one that suits your needs isn’t really that difficult. However, finding one that suits your budget can be quite a challenge.
Fortunately, there are beach resorts near Metro Manila that accommodate credit card payments. They may be few but it helps to know that such establishments can make your vacation more convenient. Whether you’re planning to surf up north or just chill in the south, here are 10 beach resorts that accept credit card payments.
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Long drives are worth it, especially if you’re heading to Baler. This municipality in Aurora is famous for its year-round waves, attracting surfers from various parts of the world.
Located right in front of Sabang Beach, Costa Pacifica is a favorite by many tourists and locals due to their spacious rooms and modern interiors. Here, guests can enjoy beach and garden views while relaxing on a daybed inside their room. Meeting and banquet facilities are also available for big groups. Costa Pacifica honors senior citizens, PWD, and diplomat discounts.
Rate per night: PHP 4,600 to PHP 14,600
Amenities: complimentary breakfast, outdoor pool, car rental, free Wi-Fi, free parking
If you’re looking for a place to bum while enjoying a bottle of beer, head on to L’Sirene Boutique Resort. Their rooms are fully furnished and decorated, and come with a veranda and swinging chair. Food, on the other hand, isn’t a problem here as L’Sirene has their own restaurant aptly called “Siren’s Bar and Restaurant.”
Rate per night: PHP 5,500 to PHP 7,500
Amenities: complimentary breakfast, outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi, bonfire, surf lessons
Batangas has always been a go-to beach destination because of its proximity to Metro Manila. If you’re looking for a quick beach getaway, drive your way to the following resorts.
Coral Beach Club is one of the biggest resorts in Matabungkay, Batangas with 24 rooms and a garden that can accommodate up to 100 guests. Established in 1993, Coral Beach offers an international range of eating and drinking options plus in-house entertainment like billiards and board games.
Rate per night: PHP 3,400 to PHP 7,500
Amenities: outdoor pool, jacuzzi, free Wi-Fi, game room, salon and spa
Want to dive and relax at the same time? Head to La Chevrerie, a five-star resort in Anilao, Batangas. Although spacious, the resort only has 13 rooms to “ensure utmost privacy and exclusive indulgence” of each guest. After diving the reefs of Anilao, spoil yourself with a massage from La Brise, La Chevrerie’s in-house spa.
Rate per night: PHP 11,000 to PHP 22,000
Amenities: complimentary breakfast, outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi, game room, in-house spa
You don’t need to fly to Boracay to enjoy white sand. Just two to three hours from Manila is Acuaverde, a resort in Laiya situated in front of a white sand beach. Different buildings house three room categories—Casa Brisa, Casa Marina, and Casa Montana—each built according to the needs of their guests.
Rate per night: PHP 5,800 to PHP 12,000
Amenities: free Wi-Fi, table tennis, game room, nightly bonfire, in-house spa
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Just a boat ride away from Batangas is Puerto Galera, a municipality in Oriental Mindoro known for its dive sites and beaches. If you have two days or more, explore the island and check out the resorts below.
There are tons of beach resorts in Puerto Galera but only a few accept credit cards. One of them is The Manor, a hillside resort located in Barangay Sto. Nino. Though a little far from the beach, one can enjoy the resort by taking a dip in the pool or enjoying their exclusive breakfast meals.
Rates: PHP 3,880 to PHP 9,800
Amenities: complimentary breakfast, outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi, free parking
Step back in time when you book a room with Tropicana Castle Resort. Located in Sabang Beach, the resort boasts of a castle-like architecture, overlooking Puerto Galera’s white sand beach. Get a massage or learn how to dive while staying here.
Rate per night: PHP 1,750 to PHP 7,000
Amenities: complimentary breakfast, outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi, free parking, billiards, in-house spa
The Surfing Capital of the Philippines is not just for surfers but for artists and beach bums as well. Leave work and take a long drive to La Union to discover the province’s rich culture and delicious food.
For a one-of-a-kind beach experience, book a room with Kahuna Resort. This premier resort in La Union has 40 Balinese-inspired cottages and villas that peer out directly into the beach. Kahuna also has a surf clinic with classes specifically designed for first-time surfers.
Rate per night: PHP 5,700 to PHP 26,300
Amenities: complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free parking, in-house spa, convenience store
San Juan Surf Resort is probably the most recommended hotel resort in La Union. Apart from their spacious rooms and top-notch service, San Juan Surf has its own restaurant, surf school, and surf shop, providing the utmost convenience to locals and travelers alike.
Rate per night: PHP 1,930 to PHP 8,760
Amenities: complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free parking, surf shop, in-house spa
Just four to five hours from Metro Manila is the beautiful province of Zambales. Finding a nice place to stay here isn’t difficult as almost every town has their own list of top-rated beach resorts.
Families and barkadas enjoy spending their weekends on Crystal Beach because of their affordable rates and one-of-a-kind amenities. Pitch a tent or rent a tree house for a unique beach experience. Just remember to book your reservation early as accommodation slots are easily sold out.
Rates: PHP 800 to PHP 12,000
Amenities: complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free parking, campsite, billiards, beach volleyball
Take advantage of your credit card, especially this summer season. Watch out for the latest credit card promos and rewards to fully maximize your card use. Make your vacation memorable without having to splurge.
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