Photo by Balesin Island Club
The Philippines is home to a number of scenic beaches and islands, there are a lot of places with beachfront hotels and resorts for you to choose from. Among the country’s many locations, the Quezon province is known to have a variety of beach resorts for vacations near the country capital of Manila.
The Quezon province is located in the Calabarzon region of Luzon, approximately 186.7 km south of Metro Manila, and it features a series of beach resorts with access to white sand and clear water beaches like the Balesin Island and the Cagbalete Island. You can explore some of the province's attractions by going on Quezon tours.
If you are interested in taking a trip there soon, then here are ten of the best resorts you can book for your stay in the Quezon province:
Photo by Kamayan sa Palaisdaan Resort
Located in Barangay Dapdap, Tayabas City, the Kamayan sa Palaisdaan Resort offers guests the choice to book into any of their fully air-conditioned accommodations, namely the Standard Room, the VIP Room, the Deluxe Suite, the Resthouse, and the Dormitory. All of these rooms come with a flat-screen television, access to the resort’s wifi, and free use of their swimming pool.
Also, among these amenities is the famous Kamayan sa Palaisdaan floating restaurant, wherein you can savor delicious seafood dishes on quaint nipa huts above the lake.
Other than the Kamayan sa Palaisdaan floating restaurant, the resort also has two other unique dining establishments. The first is the Fisherslake, wherein you can eat your meal in a sunken cottage while fishes swim around and nibble at your feet. The second is the Air Summit Gourmet, a fine dining restaurant set inside a stationary airplane.
You can also participate in recreational activities like horseback riding or a stroll through the resort’s eco-park and lagoon.
The resort is also 14.3 km away from the Bulusukan River & Eco Park and 16.8 km away from the Calumpang Hanging Bridge, in case you would like to explore the surrounding attractions.
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The Pansacola Beach Resort is a remote resort in Cagbalete Island that offers beachfront rooms for its travelers.
Guests can choose to stay in and of the resort’s nipa hut room accommodations such as the Sasag Hut, Agoho Hut, Buho Hut, and Bulong Ita Hut. All of which have their own pillows and beddings, an electric fan, and a private bathroom.
You can also choose to stay in the resort’s boathouse, this is a stationary boat situated on the beach that’s good for two guests, fully air-conditioned, and comes with its own toilet and bath.
Lastly, the resort offers on-site activities like island hopping, kayak racing, beach volleyball, badminton, and frisbee games.
Photo by Punta Tierra Blanca Beach Resort
The Punta Tierra Blanca Beach Resort is a haven for those seeking retreat in nature. Situated along Catanauan, the resort is a quiet respite from the noisy and busy streets of the metro.
The resort offers fully air-conditioned rooms with its own private shower and access to the common living area. It also has an airport shuttle service and breakfast for overnight and long-stay travelers.
You can also enjoy outdoor activities such as snorkeling and kayaking or explore nearby attractions like the Mompong Rock Formation, Macpac Beach, and the Maniwaya SandBar.
Moreover, you can enjoy an authentic dining experience via their Balsa Floating Cottage and their Buffet or Boodle Fight catering service.
Located in Polillo Island, the Isla Polillo Beach Resort offers four different types of rooms with easy access to the coasts of Infanta. These accommodations are as follows: the Standard Fan Rooms, the Standard Aircon Rooms, the Family Aircon Rooms, and the Dormitory Rooms. All of these room accommodations come with basic amenities such as pillows and beddings.
In addition to this, the resort offers 24-hour security, room service, laundry services, and access to their dining area building, swimming pool, and dancing tower area.
You can also enjoy outdoor activities like speed boating, snorkeling, sailing, and even bike riding as the resort offers bike rentals.
Plus, you can further explore the surrounding areas by visiting beach attractions like the Polillo Floating Cottage, which is 15 km away from the resort, and the Polillo Baywalk, which is 8.8 km away.
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The Villa Noe Beach Resort is a destination for the more rustic traveler. Situated in Cagbalete Island, guests can choose to stay in the resort’s various cottages or bring a tent of their own and camp nearer the beach.
All the cottages have their own mattresses, pillows, and electric fans, though air conditioning is only available for their Aircon Cottages and Deluxe Cottages. Likewise, only the Aircon Cottages and the Deluxe Cottages have their own toilet and bath; so guests staying in the Standard Cottages have to make use of the shared bathroom.
Everyone also has access to the cooking area, however, the use of the resort’s picnic huts and mini huts for eating requires an additional fee.
Other than the usual beach activities of swimming or kayaking, the resort also offers boat riding, snorkeling, fishing, and hiking activities. You can freely explore the surrounding premises, as well, and enjoy the abundant wildlife within Cagbalete Island. Guests have even reported seeing creatures like turtles, hummingbirds, and iguanas during their stay at the resort.
You may also visit nearby attractions like Bonsai Island and Yang-in Beach.
Photo by Real Coast and Surf
The Real Coast and Surf Resort is located in Infanta Road, Bayan ng Real, and it offers guests two kinds of accommodation, namely the hotel rooms and the surf camp cabanas.
The hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with indoor bathrooms. They also provide easy access to the surf camp, which is only 180 meters away. The hotel has amenities like a pool, poolside cabanas, function rooms, and meals at the pavilion.
The surf camp cabanas, on the other hand, are more rustic in design. Inside each cabana, you will find a hammock, one beach chair, one small table inside the cabana, one picnic table outside the cabana, a mosquito net, and an electric fan. Each person in this accommodation will also have access to the communal bath and toilet, as well as the common room and grill.
In the resort, you can learn how to skimboard, have a bonfire, and even enjoy the resort’s outdoor movie nights every Saturday. They even offer nature treks to Nonok Falls, but be sure to bring a bit of cash though since there is an entrance fee to the waterfalls.
Photo by Aquazul Resort and Hotel
Situated in Cagbalete Island, the Aquazul Resort and Hotel offers fully air-conditioned rooms that took inspiration from the country’s nipa hut design and modernized it.
You can choose to stay in their cottage rooms which come with a private bathroom, pillows and bedding, 24-hour electricity, a spacious veranda with tables and chairs, and breakfast for two. But if you want a room with a bit more of a view, you can choose to book their Villas with a Balcony that has a king-size bed and a beautiful view of the shore.
The resort also has Villas with a Lanai for families spending a vacation there. This particular accommodation comes with twin-sized beds, an ocean view, and free breakfast for two.
Inside the resort, guests can enjoy sports activities like snorkeling and kayaking.
Photo by Samkara Restaurant and Garden Resort
The Samkara Restaurant and Garden Resort integrates the beauty of its natural surroundings to its room aesthetic. Instead of modern designed rooms, the resort makes use of nipa huts with bamboo walls.
Additionally, its seven thousand square meter premises presents beautiful, scenic pathways that lead to lush, green gardens and a cobblestoned swimming pool.
The Samkara Restaurant and Garden Resort is also known for its wide array of Filipino-inspired home-cooked meals. This includes their bestsellers the Fresh Pako Salad, Seafood Kare-kare, and Bulalo dishes.
Located in the municipality of Tiaong, the Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort offers a unique experience with nature. The complex houses a self-contained coconut plantation, a waterfall restaurant, and open-air or fully air-conditioned rooms.
The accommodations resemble traditional Bahay Kubos and can house between 4 to 12 people depending on the type you choose. For visitors who would prefer a room with a view, you can book any of the riverside units. The resort's Presidential Suite also features an outdoor patio that faces the river and has a hammock you can relax in. If you have limited time, you can also go on a Villa Escudero day tour.
Travelers can also choose to go bamboo rafting to enjoy a leisurely stroll along the still waters. Besides the river, the resort is well-known for its waterfall restaurant. In this dining area, visitors can feast on a buffet of Filipino cuisine while soaking their feet in the shallow running water from the falls. On top of this, Villa Escudero features three pools, a private museum inside an ancestral home, and shows that display Filipino dances and traditions.
Photo by Catanauan Cove Resort
The Catanauan Cove Resort uses its advocacy to protect Mother Earth as its guiding principle, so it pays particular attention to practicing sustainability in its twelve-hectare premises. It has even reportedly established a few community-based ecotourism programs, according to its website.
The resort is located in Barangay Cutcutan in Catanauan and offers a kilometers-long white-sand shoreline, clear waters, and Nipa Hut-designed accommodations that will provide you with a peaceful oasis, away from the city life.
Because of the Catanauan Cove Resort’s location, you can easily visit nearby attractions such as Mompong Island, the Old Catanauan Church, and the Bosai Falls.
Photo by Balesin Island Club
The Balesin Island Club by Alphaland is a private resort that features pristine-white sand beaches that span the 7.3 km shoreline and villas that are patterned after some of the world’s most famous destinations. That’s why its seven villages are named Balesin, Bali, Phuket, Mykonos, St. Tropez, Costa del Sol, and Toscana, accordingly.
The Balesin Island Club also has a 14-suite Balesin Royal Villa, which showcases a picturesque view of Lamon Bay and the Sierra Madre mountain range.
Its world-class facilities also include over 400 hectares of forests and banana fields for hiking, a sports center for basketball, archery, and tennis, and even a special island trail ride for guests who would like to go horseback riding.
Finally, they have an aquatic sports center that caters to all your beach-related activities, including windsurfing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, snorkeling, and scuba diving.
Plan Your Trip to Quezon Province
Photo by Aquazul Resort and Hotel
These resorts in the Philippines are perfect for your peaceful getaway to the province of Quezon. And whether you are there for relaxing or you just want to get away from the busy vibe of the city, you can never really go wrong in choosing any of these places.
Get to planning your next trip and enjoy the calmness and beauty that the Quezon province has to offer.